At one time, Kenya was considered a betting nation. Some people were literally worried that betting was “taking over the nation”, but it turned out, those who were worried, have never even visited a single betting site.
Most betting sites in Kenya are established and registered companies, regulated by the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB).
Now this story does not promote gambling or endorse any form of it, but given that 75% of the youth in Kenya have at least three accounts on betting sites, this will be worth reading.
Here are the top 10 Betting Sites in Kenya:
SportPesa: SportPesa is the “Safaricom” of betting. Everyone knows these guys. They have carried out their branding so well that even in the remotest parts of Kenya, you will hear someone mentioning their name. SportPesa is known more for their “crazy” jackpots that run into hundreds of millions of shillings. The current Mega Jackpot is above 280 million shillings. The good thing with them is instant payout. You win, you get your money.
Betika: Betika is known within the betting circles too. Their jackpot is about 200,000,000 shillings but nobody knows why their winners are not as “visible” as those from SportPesa. The good thing about these guys is that their platform is easy to interact with, especially on the web. They list their games with notable odds. And one can clearly place bets running the whole week. They have great cashouts too.
Betway: These guys are not that “known” but those interacting with them are winning some fat cash. The beauty about these guys is that any new account gets 50 percent of their initial deposit up to 5,000 shillings. For instance, if one deposits 5,000 shillings, the total amount will be 7,500 shillings.
22Bet: For 22Bet, their selling point lies in their lowest odd. They have capped their odd at 1.40, so making them some of those with the “highest” and “lowest” odd. What is more, they give a 100 percent bonus on the first deposit of up to 15,000 shillings.
888Bet: These ones were launched in Kenya less than a year ago. When they launched, they had a “free multibit”, where one could place a bet with zero cash and win up to 200,000 shillings. Currently, they have up to 500 percent multibet bonus.
Melbet: With these guys, one can get up to 26,280 shillings just by joining. They also give up to a 200 percent automatic bonus for first-time deposits of up to 20,000 shillings. The beauty is, you can deposit 20,000, get 60,000, then withdraw your 20,000 and have 40,000 to play with the way you want.
1XBet: These guys are popular among the “elite”. I don’t know why they aren’t the darlings of the “hustlers” but they have some good odds too. Their lowest bet is 1.40, one can claim up to 20,000 shillings and they give 200 percent bonuses on first deposits up to 10,000 shillings.
Chezacash: Those joining get 450 percent of “bonus credits” of up to 17,500 shillings. Their turnover is 10 times the bonus amounts and their lowest odd is 1.20.
Mozzartbet: These guys are not that special but what makes them unique are their constant promos and bonuses.
Odibet: Now, these guys should be around position 5. They have good odds and a good platform. They have some surprise bonuses on deposits too. The only challenge with them is that their platform is so confusing for those joining them for the first time. They have categorized teams in leagues in collapsed columns where one has to click to “unzip” them.