How to FICA for Sports Betting in SA with Sunbet

27 Nov 2019 | By Sunbet


How to FICA for Sports Betting in SA with Sunbet

With Sunbet, the process on how to FICA for sports betting in South Africa is streamlined by to our easy-to-follow registration process. All legitimate online sports betting sites in South Africa have to follow FICA practices in order to remain compliant and protected by the act. However, to FICA your account does not have to be such a tedious process, with these tips on how to FICA for sports betting in South Africa with Sunbet, you can ensure a hassle-free process when you sign up to place your next bet with us.

What is FICA?

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA) came into effect back in 2003. This act was introduced in order to minimise financial crime, such as fraud, by initiating a measure for organisations to “get to know their client”. Relevant bodies, such as Sunbet, are required to keep secure records of their clients in order to fight financial crime and protect themselves, as well as their clients.

Get Prepared

Before registering with Sunbet, ensure that you have your FICA documentation ready and easily accessible in order to simplify the process.

FICA Documentation:

  • Your valid South African ID document (the green barcoded or smart ID version) or your valid passport.
  • A proof of residential address less than three months old (must include your name and address).

Have these documents scanned and ready in a designated and easily accessible folder on your PC – this way you are prepared to follow the easy registration steps when signing up with Sunbet.

Uploading Your FICA Documentation

With Sunbet, you can skip the tedious process of emailing your FICA documentation by simply using the safe and secure online upload process. For your convenience, this can be done during registration or before making for very first withdrawal. Once you complete and submit your registration, your documents will be stored along with your details, safely and securely via our site. 

Your Registration Has Been Successful!

You can register and bet on Sunbet prior to completing the FICA process. However, to make a withdrawal you will be required to submit valid FICA documents.

How to Place Your First Online Sports Bet

After successfully registering with Sunbet, you will want to place your very first, exciting online sports bet. Follow the following steps in order to place your first bet:

  • To place a sports bet, you will first need to login to the website with the username and password that you created.
  • Select the sport which you wish to bet on from the sports category menu bar on the home screen, and then select the tournament/league/event you wish to place your bets on.
  • All the current and upcoming games/events/fixtures will be listed in an easy to bet format.
  • Click on the betting odds related to the bet you would like to place, this will load your betslip with the market.
  • To place a single online sports bet, enter your stake (the amount you want to bet) in the block provided.
  • Your potential payout amount will be displayed; the payout amount includes your stake for the bet.
  • Now click the ‘Place Bet’ button.
  • If you would like to place another bet with your current selection click ‘Keep selection in the bet slip.’
  • Your confirmed bet will be displayed in the bet card, or alternatively by navigating to ‘Betting History’ on the left menu on the main screen.
  • If you’re still a little hesitant or unsure of anything head on over to our frequently asked questions.

Our easy-to-follow registration process, as well as our simple FICA procedure, ensures that you will be ready to place your online sports bet in no time. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to join in on the action of your favourite players and teams by feeling their pain and glory! Get registered, get betting and get winning with Sunbet.