Betway Kenya – Honest & Comprehensive Review

Betway is another leading international betting and gambling company that has set foot in Kenya. The Betway Kenyan subsidiary is part of the bigger Betway Group that offers online gambling across different parts of the world in brands like Betway sportsbook, Betway casino, Betway vegas, Betway poker, and Betway bingo.

While accessing the Betway sportsbook, the website will check your location and redirect you accordingly. Although this company is one of the recent entrants into the Kenyan gambling space, it boosts of capturing your trust. When I first visited the website, I felt a sense of professionalism based on its presentation. At the same time, the user-interface is simple and easy to use.betway kenya review

The Betway sportsbook focuses on football matches. However, the company lets you choose from hundreds of leagues to bet for. You can log into your account on Betway and place your bets online or go the SMS way.

The Website and Features

Betway’s website thrives from its minimalist approach for implementing its features. Right from the Home page, you will appreciate a clean interface that eliminates any cluster. You can quickly get to any menu option you want in a few clicks. The top right side of the site provides you with the option to log into your account or go through the easy Betway registration if you are a new user in Kenya. On the opposite side, the collapsible Menu further makes navigation on the website easy.

On clicking on the Menu, you will notice the Betway M-Pesa Paybill number, which you can still access from the top bar on the Home page. However, the Menu goes a step further by providing a wide range of useful options that range from using the Betway Kenya mobile app to SMS betting. The other useful quick links that this Menu provides include the Terms and Conditions, FAQs, Betway blog, and About the betting company.

Searching for Matches

Finding a match that you want to bet on is only a few clicks away when using the Betway Kenya website. From the Home page, click on the Drop down selector to choose a league. You can also refine your search results by choosing your bet type using the available Drop down option. Moreover, you will still have an easy time navigating back and fourth when checking out the other market options for each match.

Download Fixtures

If you know you will not be having access to an internet connection in the next few hours or days, the Betway website will cater for your needs. Sounds funny, right? Actually, you can still access the different game ID on Betway despite being offline. While on the Home page, just click once on the Download Fixtures button and you would have initiated a download process for a PDF file containing upcoming games up to almost the next 7 days.

The PDF is quite informative and well-arranged, which is just a continuation of the website’s nice design. Betway has listed the games in chronological order based on date, then you will easily find games since they are arranged according to competition. Further, each game has a game ID, kick off time, and the 3-way betting odds. Those are essentially the details you need while SMS betting on Betway.

Betway Kenya Registration

The registration process is very simple. Head over to Betway Kenya website and click on the Sign Up button. After that, fill in the necessary details on the registration page. You can fill in a promotional code if you have one from a friend to help him or her earn a referral bonus.

The Betway Kenya App

If you’ve tried getting the Betway Kenya app on your favorite appstore, you must be a disappointed and disillusioned individual. This is so since the sportsbook hasn’t listed the app on any store and will only let you download from its promotional page on the website.

To download the Betway app, head over to this page and click on the rather obvious ‘Dowload’ button. Since the app won’t be from the official Play Store, you will have to allow your phone to install non-store apps.

The current version of the app painfully resembles the website. While I saw no improved user experience and loading speeds compared to running the website on my mobile browser, I must admit that it is a neat solution if you are tired of keying in a URL every time you want to access your account. As the only other Kenyan sports bookie with an Android app (the other one is Sportpesa betting app,) they really have cut an edge in the market. The app feels a bit inferior and less convincing.

Depositing and Withdrawing Money from Your Account

Depositing money to Betway Kenya account

Currently, Betway only supports deposits via M-PESA. This means that you will have to use an M-PESA registered number during the registration process. Additionally, it is worth noting that you will enjoy instant deposits and withdrawals with Betway.

  1. A) Depositing Via M-Pesa
  • Go to M-PESA
  • Select the Pay Bill option
  • Enter this Business no.: 880185
  • Enter Account as: Betway
  • Enter a minimum of Ksh10
  • Enter your M-PESA PIN and then tap on Send
  • You will receive a confirmation SMS from M-PESA
  • Your account will automatically be updated with the deposit
  • Go ahead and place your bet

Withdrawing Your Betway Winnings

In order to withdrawal money:

  • Log into your Account on
  • Select the Withdraw option
  • Select your Mobile Money provider
  • Enter the amount you’d like to withdraw and tap or click Request withdraw

You will receive the money instantly.

Playing the Betway Kenya Jackpot

Betway goes a step further in trying to give its users an increased chance of winning a Jackpot or bonuses depending on the number of your correct predictions. After joining this betting company, you will be able to enjoy up to three different types of Jackpots. As such, Betway Kenya seems to be gaining a lot of ground when it comes to the Jackpot game.betway kenya jackpot

  1. A) Standard Jackpot

One of the Jackpot types is the normal one that features 13 games. In order to win this type of Jackpot, you will have to correctly predict the outcome of the games whereby you only have one pick for each game in the 3-way system. If unsuccessful in predicting all the games, you can still get consolation wins in the form of the Jackpot bonuses that Betway offers.

Players win the bonus if they have between 10 to 12 correction predictions. To enhance its transparency in awarding the Jackpot and bonuses, Betway Kenya has already specified the amounts you will share with fellow winners in each category. As such, you share from pools of Kshs 250,000, Kshs 500,000 and Kshs 1,000,000 for 10, 11, and 12 correct predictions, respectively.

  1. B) Bonanza Jackpot

The Betway Kenya Bonanza Jackpot throws in a twist to the already familiar jackpot format. To start with, it only has 8 matches to predict. The challenging nature of this jackpot also reflects on its grand prize. In order to be the next millionaire in town, you will need to make one selection from a pool of close to 30 options per game. The selections revolve around choosing the correct scores for each game. From a statistical point of view, cracking up this jackpot is harder than you may think.

Despite the challenge that the jackpot presents, you can still smile your way to bank with the bonus amounts that feature 4 to 7 correct predictions. The shared amounts for the different wins are Kshs 250,000, Kshs 750,000, Kshs 1,500,000, and Kshs 3,000,000 in that order.

  1. C) Shinda Tena Jackpot

This jackpot is more like the Bonanza explained above. When playing it, you will also need to make your selections on all the games. Some of the slight differences between the Bonanza and Shinda Tena Jackpot are the number of games on which you would make your predictions as well as the grand amount and bonuses.

Playing the Outrights Bets

When you choose to play with Betway, you truly open up limitless ways of placing your bets and winning. I say so given the betting options that this sportsbook gives its users. Apart from the other betting approaches, Betway Kenya has the Outrights betting that other Kenyan betting companies unfortunately lack. At this point, you might be probably asking yourself if Betway is a good betting website. And the answer to that is yes depending on what you are looking for.

The Outrights will let you filter betting choices in terms of country. After that, you will access hundreds of Outright bets that you can gamble on. Just but to mention a few options, you can pick the Top scorer, the Cup Winner, or the team that will finish at the bottom in a specific league.

Customer Support

Betway attends to queries from its users in a bunch of ways. You can submit your query via a form on the website or call the customer support number. In order to use 020 5142 400, make sure it is between their support hours of 07:00 am and 02:00 am. Standard call rate will apply. You can also opt to contact the support team via their Social Media accounts. However, if the number and frequency of queries and responses on those accounts are anything to go by, the support team is not a busy lot.

Pros

Has the Betway Mobile App for Android

Nicely designed website for easy navigation

Has a variety of Jackpots with bonus wins for correct predictions

Cons

Accepts money deposits only via M-PESA

No SMS registration

Verdict

Betway wide market and a great variety of supercharged winning options makes it a worthy contender in the market. You will feel at home with their impressive betting system and you can always opt to manage your account from the mobile app as it is a total mirror of the official website.

If you are confident that Betway is the way to go, you can head over to their website and grab yourself an account and place bets on today’s games. If you are yet to make up your mind, you can go through my how to choose a sportsbook guide or look at the other reviews I have set up just for you. If all fails, feel free to contact me with any questions. I will be more than glad to offer clarification.

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