Best Online Bookmakers
Kenya players have lots of incentive to try sports betting. At the moment, several operators claim their fair share of the online sports betting market, offering their customers a wide array of services, enticing welcome bonuses, interesting betting odds and more. This review provides the best online bookmakers in Kenya at the moment of this writing.
What are the best online bookmakers in Kenya?
The following table contains ratings of the best online bookmakers in Kenya.
|Best online bookmakers||Betin||Betway||BetLion||BetYetu||SportPesa|
|Welcome Bonus||50% Karibu bonus up to Ksh5,000|
|50% up to Ksh 5,000|
|Up to Ksh500 risk-free bet|
|100% up to Ksh 2,000|
|No Welcome Bonus|
|Bet now||Bet now||TBA||Bet now||Bet now|
How we picked our best online bookmakers
Choosing which operators could make the cut was a long and tedious process. After analysing various criteria and testing a wide array of different services, we selected the best online bookmakers mentioned above. Although you can certainly benefit from our selection/suggestions, you are always free to choose any online operator you believe will best suit your particular needs and requirements at a given time.
Best welcome bonus: Betway
Although both Betin and Betway climbed the highest on the ladder, offering a 50% first deposit bonus up to Ksh 5,000, Betway’s offer is slightly better in terms of the wagering requirements tied to the new player bonus. Betin asks for 10x the bonus amount while Betway requires 3 times the bonus sum to be wagered before players can withdraw their winnings.
SportPesa does not have any welcome offer at the moment while BetYetu and BetLion come second and third respectively with a 100% bonus up to KES 2,000 and up to Ksh 500 risk-free bet offer respectively. So, the best online bookmaker after assessing their welcome bonuses is Betway.
To find out more about this welcome bonus, visit our page dedicated to Betway’s bonus code. (we’ll insert a link here to another article)
Best sportsbook: Betway
The best online bookmaker in this category is, again, Betway, which offers a total of 27 different sports and over 200 markets, including Asian Handicaps and a ton of football markets. Regarding bet types, Betway comes forward with an impressive multitude, allowing punters to bet on a broad spectrum of matches, events, competitions, and leagues, including FIFA confederations, AFC, CAF, UEFA, and OFC.
Also, except for the top markets of football, basketball, rugby, and tennis, the bookie also has from futsal and darts to cricket. Where it causes a let down is with horse racing and greyhound racing, though, which are not offered.
Betin finishes second with slightly fewer sports (25) and an equally impressive wide range of markets. It focuses primarily on football for which it also offers alternative markets but no Asian Handicaps. BetLion, BetYetu, and SportPesa come next with 15, 14, and 9 sports respectively and around 40 markets each.
Best mobile app: Betway
All operators feature an Android app, and some also combine it with a mobile website that users of portable devices can access. Others only have a mobile platform available.
It appears that the best online bookmaker concerning their mobile features and available options is Betway, which provides both a fully-functional mobile platform and a mobile app for both Android and iOS systems. All of the functions of their desktop version are offered on mobile too, including live betting.
To know more about this topic, visit our page dedicated to Betway’s mobile application.
Best odds: BetLion
Let’s try an example here. For the recent Lyon-Barcelona game, BetLion offered better odds than the other bookmakers. With BetLion, betting Ksh100 (single bet) on Lyon’s victory would allow you to win Ksh 433,33 with 4.30 odd. It is a much better deal than on SportPesa, where you would get Ksh410 for the same bet, odd being at 4.10 or Betway, where you would earn Ksh 418 with 4.18 odd.
Besides, considering BetLion’s weekly special promo that boosts odds by 30% (T&Cs apply), BetLion is indeed at the top of the list of the best online bookmakers when it comes to competitive odds.
Best online bookmakers in Kenya – F.A.Q
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about online operators.
What do I need to register on an online betting site?
To be eligible to play in one of the best online bookmakers’ sports betting or casino platforms, you need to:
- Be of legal online gambling/betting age (over 18 years old).
- Have a personal bank account and/or credit/debit card.
- Reside in the country the bookie requires.
- Have not been self-excluded in the past from one of the best online bookmakers you are considering to sign up with.
How do I register in an online bookmaker?
The best online bookmakers have an easy and straightforward registration process, where they require key personal details on your behalf, such as physical address and date of birth, among others. Before anything else, you will need to click on the Join or Create an Account button (usually on the top right-hand corner of the screen) to initiate the sign-up procedure.
Once you fill out the registration form, you will probably be asked to activate your account by clicking on the link the operator will send you via email (the email you have registered at sign up).
Is it safe to do deposits and withdrawals in online bookmakers?
It is safe as long as you use a reputable operator to start your sports betting or online gambling activity. Choosing, for example, any of the best online bookmakers listed above will give you the peace of mind you seek.
Can I set a betting limit?
You can certainly set betting limits that meet your unique requirements. For example, you may select to apply loss limits for individual products (i.e., sports betting, poker, bingo, arcade, etc.) or a global loss limit that covers all products.
Depending on which bookie you register with, you may also be able to implement a limit on the amount you can transfer across various products. Note that only the best online bookmakers that respect themselves, their customers, and the regulations pertaining to responsible gambling will offer you such an option.