Elitebet was among the early entrants into the vibrant and growing betting industry in Kenya. Right off the bat, you will notice that its website’s interface is not one of the best especially if you compare it to what its fierce competitors are offering. Right from the registration process, you will get the sense of this company’s preference for SMS betting. You can also bet online from the company’s website.
Provided you are in an area where you can access Safaricom’s PayBill Services, you can be set to start betting with Elitebet. The registration process is simple but requires you to deposit some money. In order to register an account with Elitebet, a person needs to be of 18 years of age and above. However, there is no official way in which the company can confirm your age.
Let’s dive into the details!
We are at a time and age where the user experience plays a big role is customer satisfaction. If you are that kind of customer that prefers a clean, intuitive, and responsive user interface, the Elitebet website is far from offering that. The website’s pages are pretty straight forward. On most of the pages, you will get plenty of explanations, which I have to note are helpful to any novice user that wants to venture into the world of betting.
Elitebet has different dedicated websites for both its Kenyan and Ugandan market. The two websites are pretty similar apart from the registration process, money denomination, and mobile carrier provider. Otherwise, the betting options mainly remain the same.
Registration and Betting
If you are familiar with the M-PESA Paybill number payments, then registering on Elitebet will be a breeze. The process does not require the filling of any form, rather you just need to send your stake to the business number 870700 under the “Elitebet” account name. After that, you should receive a confirmation SMS with your PIN. Anyway, the process is simple but comes across as manual and less fluid.
In a betting region where companies are already diversifying their betting options in terms of games, Elitebet seems to give preference to football. As such, you will be disappointed if you wanted to bet on Elitebet for other sporting activities like tennis, hockey or basketball. If you do not have the convenience of a computer or smartphone, you can as well send your predictions via SMS.
Betting via SMS essentially entails the main things; the match ID, prediction, and the stake. You will need to separate the match ID and prediction using the hashtag symbol. However, a star symbol will precede the stake. In the end, you will send your combinations to the number 29210. This process is fairly easy for single bets. But that may certainly be the case for many bets if you are a multi-bet junkie. In such situations, it would be appropriate to opt for online betting.
The Elitebet Jackpot
In just a short span of time, the Jackpot concept has the resident concept for betting companies in Kenya and its environs. As such, Elitebet is no different. However, the company’s approach to the jackpot concept is a little bit different. Instead of the customary 13-match jackpots, Elitebet lets you predict only 12 outcomes to stand the chance of becoming a millionaire.
Further, you can also enjoy the Elitebet jackpot bonuses. The company boosts of having the biggest bonuses in Kenya, which may not be necessary accurate. If you predict 10 correct matches on the jackpot, you will be in the Kshs. 130,00 bonus pot. The Kshs. 200,000 bonus pot is for those who predict 11 correct entries. Apart from the two, Elitebet has another extra interesting bonus pot whereby if all your predictions were correct with the half-time results you will be in the Kshs. 270,000 bonus pot.
The way the bonus pots work is that the amount of money each bonus winner gets depends on how many people are in that pot. For instance, if there are 1000 users who got 11 correct predictions, then each will end up getting Kshs. 200.
Just like the other bets, you can also place your Jackpot predictions via SMS or online. For your predictions to be viable, you have to place your bet before the first match in the jackpot kicks off. The minimum stake for playing the jackpot is Kshs. 50.
Being among the first betting website in Kenya to offer other market options in addition to the old Win, Lose, or Draw options, it seems it got a loyal following since then. That is the case given the fact that you rarely see Elitebet advertisements on national television or hear them on radio. There can only be two variant explanations for that approach. It is either Elitebet are conservative with the funds they set aside for marketing and advertising, or they have a decent number of loyal customers.
Elitebet Review: Pros and Cons
- Low stakes for both single and multi-bets
- Has dedicated betting websites for both the Kenyan and Ugandan markets
- Has additional market options apart from the 3-way prediction
- Among the betting companies with the least number of jackpot matches
- Less intuitive and non-user friendly website
- Less active social media assistance
- Users have to send money for account registration
My Thoughts on Elitebet Kenya
Although Elitebet Kenya was among the first betting websites to introduce other market options outside the 3-way prediction, it seems less aggressive especially in trying to lure new users. If you are already used to SMS betting, you will have a smooth experience placing your bets. On the other hand, users who value user experience, the company’s website is far from delivering the same.