The gambling industry is growing rapidly in Kenya. We could be competing with the West African nations. Since last year, the country has witnessed over 10 bookmakers join the industry with each contesting for a piece of the pie.
Giant bookies Sportpesa’s market share has certainly gone down with the entry of the new bookmakers and the industry looks lucrative.
We take a look at the list of the bookmakers in Kenya. In certainly no particular order.
BetPawa has been in operation in Kenya since January 2016. Interestingly, just as we have ranked them at the top, BetPawa has the lowest stake in Kenya. With just one shilling, you are good to go and can start betting. They offer one of the highest payout in Kenya of Ksh.2.5 million. Besides that, you will receive a free bet of Ksh.25 on sign up to get you off the ground. BetPawa does not not offer USSD betting. BetPawa has a 24-hour customer service, live betting, win bonuses and some pretty amazing odds too. They operate in 3 other countries.
They certainly have been in the game longer and are the dominant player. They have been in operation for two years now. Sportpesa has a wide array of sports and markets on its platform and offer instant payouts to its clients. The KPL, Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Quins and Hull City sponsors have a minimum bet of Ksh. 49. Sportpesa has some lucrative jackpots that include the Ksh. 100 million mega jackpot.
3. Betin Kenya
Betin Kenya is part of the GoldBet Group; one of Europe’s largest betting and gaming operators. They offer a wide array of sports including horse racing. You can also bet on Casino games, racing and virtual sports. Betin has live betting options too. They offer the highest payout of Ksh.10 million. Betin also offers betting shops where you buy tickets and bet.
4. BetWay Kenya
A household name in the gaming industry. They offer a variety of jackpots and markets for you to play on. With BetWay, you will receive game codes every often.
Betika is about a year old in Kenya. They have some amazing odds and a variety of sports. Betika offers a jackpot and a Bingwa 5 selection where you have to pick 5 correct scores for Ksh.50. They also offer a 24-hour support.
Mcheza is the second online bookie to set foot in Kenya. It’s platform has been compared to that of some other bookies in Kenya. They offer a jackpot daily for 7 matches. On Mcheza, you can get some pretty exciting bonuses for referrals and deposits.
7. Elibet Kenya
Elitebet has been in operation for a couple of years. They pride themselves in offering one of the lowest stakes in Kenya - Ksh.5. They offer a weekly jackpot, with a minimum stake of Ksh.5. However, their platform isnt so mobile-friendly.
Justbet has a variety of betting options and some good oods. However, their minimum stake is Ksh.100. The maximum you can withdraw a day is Ksh.100,000. They also offer virtual betting but no jackpot yet. Justbet has a 24-hour customer support.
Betyetu has a quite mobile-friendly mobile site. They offer a bonus on registration. They offer a jackpot of up to 10 million and will reward you for up to 9 out of 13 correct picks. The minimum withdrawal is Ksh.100. You can also bet live.
10. Eazi Bet
With Eazi Bet, you register fast and easy on mobile. You can bet on a host of matches, and also bet live. They offer betting in shops too. Their minimum deposit is Ksh.1 and Ksh.50 is the minimum withdrawal.
Lucky2U Sports Bet was launched during the FIFA World Cup 2010. Lucky2U Sports Bet is operated by Lucky To You Limited. They offer a variety of betting options though their website is quite poor.
12. Supabet 247
One of the latest entrants in the game. They have an array of betting products covering sports betting, casino, poker and bingo offerings. They also have a Ksh.20 million jackpot. The maximum pay-out is Kshs 200,000 on single bets and Kshs 2,000,000 on multi bets.
Another new player in the game. The minimum bet is Ksh. 50, as is the minimu withdrawal. They also offer some bonuses on sign up and you can bet via SMS.
14. Tucheze Afrobet
Tucheze boosts and hosts the most intelligent and advanced betting platform in the country. A new entrant in the market, Tucheze offers live betting and casino betting too with a maximum payout of up to Ksh 1,000,000.
15. Premier Bet
A multi-national sports betting company. Registration is done online and deposits can be made through buying vouchers at Premier Bet shops. They offer a variety of markets and betting options too.
Safaribet has lots of betting options and sports on its site. The site is quite easy to navigate.
17. M-Bet Kenya
A not-so familiar bookie in Kenya. The M-Pesa deposit limit is Ksh.1 while the minimum withdrawal is Ksh.150. You can withdraw a maximum of Ksh. 5,000. They offer a variety of betting options and operate in Tanzania too.
18. Cheza Cash
A new entrant to the market in 2017. One can bet on 5 different sports together with a weekly jackpot of Ksh. 15,000,000. Each time you play the jackpot, you earn points and could win Ksh.15,000. You can withdraw a minimum of Ksh.1 from Cheza Cash. Also, when you deposit Ksh.100 and bet with it, you earn a bonus of Ksh.100