South African sports punters just got smashed

While many local sports bettors were backing local boys Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen to triumph in the Nedbank Golf Challenge, German outsider Martin Kaymer triumphed and  wrapped a pretty miserable weekend for local sports punters.

If you bought this weeks edition of Finweek, you would know that by Wednesday Oosthuizen made up 22% of the betting, followed by Schwartzel on 16%. Kaymer enjoyed 12% of the book.

It was not just in the golf where results did not go according to plan according to Voltbet:

  • 66% of their book backed Chelsea to win (The "Blues" lost 3-1 to West Ham)
  • 75% backed Arsenal to win (They lost 2-0 to Swansea)
  • 88% had money on Manchester City winning (1-1 draw with Everton)

Throw in New Zealand's shock loss to England in the rugby and Sundowns being beaten by Bloemfontein Celtic and you have a pretty awful weekend if you were following the favourites.




  1. i hope ma bet wil b worth it 4 todays sowe2 derby. I put a lot of csh on ma ma team pirates

  2. Chelsea and Arsenal have been absolutely awful this season. Man City also need to become a bit more clinical if they are serious about winning silverware this season

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