Betway have recently launched all throughout Africa and we thought we would get stuck into some of their African sites and see how they are. Let’s dive into our Betway Kenya review and see how they measure up to our high standards.
Betway Kenya is backed by the popular Betway UK brand, which gives the site a lot of credibility and it’s a great brand for Betway Kenya to piggy back off of. They’ve also recently launched in South Africa and Uganda.
Betway Kenya has a fairly simple site layout that is clearly optimised for mobile devices and tablets. Exactly what the African market needs as there are not as many PC users as there are in Europe but there are tons of mobile users in Africa. The site is easy to navigate and has big icons for all the popular sports, as well as a responsive and exciting banner carousel. It does feel like using a tablet when on PC but we mentioned that before. What we didn’t like was that you can’t really navigate the banner carousel as there are no buttons (you have to swipe or click and swipe), something we hope they’ll improve moving forward.
The mobile website is as good as the desktop version and fantastic to use, being a mobile based site and all. The experience is seamless and a lot of thought has gone into the mobile side of things and it’s one of the best mobile sites we’ve encountered. Betway Kenya also offer Mpesa Betting which works as follows :
Betway’s innovative online and mobile betting platform is the perfect tool that lets sports betting fans bet on thousands of games anywhere, anytime. This means that you can skip all the queues at the betting shop and place all of your bets directly from your mobile phone. But how is this possible? In order to start betting on all the latest football action, customers will first need to learn how to deposit using Mobile Money. Betway integrates seamlessly with Mobile Money in order for customers to easily transfer their funds from their Mobile Money accounts into their Betway betting accounts. This process happens instantly and works for both deposits and withdrawals, meaning customers never have to worry about waiting for their winnings.
The process to deposit with Betway works as follows:
- Go to M-PESA on your phone
- Select Pay Bill option
- Enter Business no. 880185
- Enter Account no: Betway
- Enter the Amount you want to deposit (minimum Ksh10)
- Enter your M-PESA PIN and Send
- You will receive a confirmation SMS from M-PESA
- Your account will automatically be updated with the amount of your deposit
- Go ahead and place your bets
This simple process is what makes betting with Betway so easy and it’s why customers are able to bet online and via mobile in minutes. It’s also one of the key reasons why it’s so easy for customer to bet over SMS using Betway’s simple SMS betting instructions. Currently M-PESA is the only Mobile Money operator in the Kenyan market that allows this sort of functionality with Betway’s online and mobile betting platform. Betway is currently hard at work improving their Mobile Money offering and hopes to incorporate even more Mobile Money providers in the near future.
Betway Club is a brand new sports betting loyalty programme that gives you exclusive access to weekly Free Bets from Betway Kenya.
As a Betway customer, you’ll automatically qualify for Betway Club. This means you earn loyalty points on cash bets of USh 1000 or higher. Every loyalty point you earn is equal to a USh 1 Free Bet. The bigger the odds or the bigger the bet, the more points you’ll earn towards your Free Bets: (Wager) x (% of Wager) = Free Bet. For example, a bet with odds of 1.21 will be 0.25% on the Odds Tier while odds greater than 500 will be at 8%. All loyalty points will be automatically redeemed as a Free Bet every Monday. We quite like the Betway Kenya Betway Club and it’s similar to Sportingbet’s loyalty program. It’s always great to get something back from the bookies and Betway Kenya have a winner here.
Other than Betway Club, Betway Kenya also have a standard refer a friend promotion where you can get your mates to sign up and get a bonus from Betway Kenya deposited into your betting account. They do have a nice promotion that gives you a free bet with every deposit as long as you deposit KSh200 or more.
Betway Kenya is a great start but suffers somewhat from the lack of promotions and markets. The markets on offer are competitive but there simply are not enough of them for punters wanting to dip their toes into more exotic markets. There really isn’t too much else that we can criticise about the site as it’s and enjoyable experience, especially on mobile. If you’re in Kenya we definitely recommend signing up with Betway Kenya. Click here to sign up now
Overall Rating : 7/10
Sign on Bonus Rating : 7/10 (The every deposit bonus)
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Betway Kenya contact details :
Customer support number (standard call rates apply) is 0205 142 400.Please note that our support hours are between 07:00 am and 02:00 am.