TAB and Betting World customers are in for a life-changing experience from next week when a brand-new and exciting soccer-betting bonanza will be launched countrywide.
For the first time TAB will operate soccer pools on Futsal (five-a-side) soccer matches, an exciting and high- speed variation of traditional soccer.
All matches included initially will be from the Premier Futsal League, which currently comprises eight teams. The Premier Futsal League is an associate member of the Soweto Indoor Futsal Association.
There are seven players in a squad in Futsal matches and only five, including the goalkeeper, are allowed on the pitch at any one time. Each game comprises two 20-minute halves for total playing time of 40 minutes.
From this Monday 4 February, there will be eight Premier Futsal League matches daily Monday through Friday. The first match will kick off at 9.30am daily with the last at 2.45pm. TAB will operate a Soccer 6 pool daily on the last six matches (Match 3 to Match 8) and there will be two Soccer 4 pools - the first on matches one to four and the second on matches five to eight.
Unlike virtually all TAB soccer pools on mainstream soccer, TAB soccer customers can take a bet in the morning and collect their winnings a few hours later, instead of having to wait until the following day.
TAB also intends to offer live TV coverage of all Premier Futsal League matches in all outlets. This will add a new dimension to betting on soccer with TAB because customers can take their bets and then watch all matches live in store.