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Internationally well-known sports betting company Betway has established themselves in Kenya and during a short period of time they become one of the countries most popular online betting companies.

Betway Kenya has proven that they are here to stay and offer a strong betting site with a wide range of exciting sports to bet on and suitable local banking options.

Pros
  • Simple and straightforward website
  • Multiple mobile payment options
  • Secure way to make bets
  • Small bet amounts within the reach of most Kenyans
  • Wide sports betting offering
  • Selection of popular casino games
  • Responsible gaming tools available
  • Informative betting blog and stats centre
Cons
  • You may experience some withdrawal delays with some payment methods of 1-2 days
  • The bonus section is not as inspiring as the jackpots

Betway Kenya Overview

Betway is an international online betting powerhouse registered in Malta and Guernsey. It holds licenses in various jurisdictions across Europe and is a Member of the European Sports Security Association. In Africa, Betway operates in Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya. 

The company acquired its license to operate in Kenya in 2015, but it was not until October 2016 that gaming operations commenced. On offer are an array of sporting bets like soccer, EPL, tennis, ice hockey, and other promotions. 

Players have on offer a variety of jackpots with massive payouts. You can also make instant wins via their live casino and numerous slot games. The minimum bet amounts are considerably low and this makes the site quite attractive to a majority of Kenyans.

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The Registration and Signup Process

The Betway registration Kenya signup process is straightforward and simple. You can do it via their Website, Mobile App, or SMS. 

Website
For the website login, you will be introduced to a popup screen that requires input of your mobile number, personal details like names and email addresses, and consent to being over 18 years old.

The signup process enrolls you to a 50% first deposit bonus that allows Betway to credit your account with Kshs. 5,000. To claim this deposit you will need to make a deposit then place bets that are equal to 3 times the deposited amount on odds of 3.0 and higher. 

SMS
For SMS login send the word “Accept” to 29029 and you will be given simple and clear prompts to register an account. Note, you are limited to making single, multiple and jackpot bets on SMS. For more betting options you will need to login to the Betway registration Kenya website. 

You can send a referral to a friend and get a chance to win Kshs. 50. The Betway Login process in Kenya is quite simple and with a bonus referral, you should be able to wager on bets. 

Betway Kenya Registration process

  1. Open the betway.co.ke website
  2. On the top right side of the screen click on signup
  3. A popup window titled “Register an Account” appears 
  4. Enter your mobile number, password and names as they appear in your ID, date of birth and email address. 
  5. Accept the terms and conditions and your account is now active.

Betway Kenya Registration Video


The Betway Experience

Betway Kenya offers you an exciting and fun way to place bets online. The company’s product offering is extensive with something on offer for both beginner and professional players.

Navigating the Betway website and mobile app is easy and fun which reduces your chances of getting lost. In addition, the company always keeps you in the loop of the latest games and jackpot offerings. 

The signup process is simplified with basic questions being required. You should be done in less than a minute.

Betway Kenya - Laptop & Mobile Screenshot
Betway Kenya – Laptop & Mobile Screenshot

Sports Betting

The site’s product offering consists of both pre-game and live betting. The most popular bets are the live games, which are streamed regularly. You can also make a handsome profit in their jackpots. Other product offerings on offer include:

  • Betting promotions
  • Betway build a bet
  • High odds
  • Win boost
  • Cut one boost
  • Money back Boost
  • The Return

The live betting section adds to the thrill of winning bets while you watch your favorite teams tackle each other. The main bets are mostly football-related with the EPL taking up most of the bets. You will find a host of international football leagues on the platform like:

  • Champions League
  • Bundesligae
  • Europa League
  • Serie A
  • La Liga
  • Domestic leagues like the Kenya Premier league

You can also try out other sports like volleyball, tennis, cricket, Basketball and eSports.  What we loved about Betway Kenya is the fact that you get a host of in-tool options such- as in-game stats, virtual live streams, and the ability to make a variety of bets like match result, double chance, draw no bet among others.

How to make a bet on a sport:

  1. Go the virtual sport tab on the Betway.co.ke website
  2. Choose a preferred sport 
  3. You will be asked which kind of bet you want -single, multi, or system bet 
  4. Enter bet amount 
  5. Click Bet Now

Online Casino

Betway Casino Kenya is the company’s way of increasing its product offering by introducing live casinos to the platform. Here you have hundreds of games to choose from like Mega ball, cash or crash, crazy time among others. 

You can wager on as low as Kshs. 10 which is quite affordable for the majority of the Kenyan population. You also have blackjack games with minimum bets of Kshs. 50 to 500. The Instant Roulette and Speed Auto Roulette give you the chance to multiply your wins by placing bets of between Kshs.10 and 20. 

With Betway online Casino you no longer need to go to a physical casino to make wins, just log in to Betway Kenya and you are good to go. 


Some of the more popular slot games you can try out include Riviera riches, Mega Money multiplier, High society, Break Da Bank, Age of discovery, and Shoot.

Favorite casino games you can try out include Game shows, Baccarat & Sic Bo, Roulette, Poker, Black Jack among others. The casinos are feature-rich with simplistic instructions, you won’t get lost placing your wager. 

How To Play Live Casino 

  1. Go to the Betway.co.ke website and signup/login
  2. Choose the live casino tab on the top part of the website
  3. Choose a category you enjoy playing 
  4. You will be prompted to enter a username
  5. Some games may require you to enter a seat 
  6. Place your wager and wait for results

Betting App

Betway app is a convenient way to continue placing and monitoring bets while on the move. The mobile app is available on both App Store and Google Play Store. The platform is customized for mobile use and allows for push notifications on updates for game fixtures and results. 

Navigation on the mobile app is made easy through large tabs that are visible on small mobile screens. The Mobile app consumes the least amount of space so you do not need to worry much about bundles.

You still can launch the main Betway website on your phone browser. However, browsing is not as easy as when done on a PC but you will get your way around it by zooming in on tabs.


Banking Methods

The main way to load your cash is via the two main mobile payment platforms in Kenya – Mpesa and Airtel Money. Mpesa is more readily available due to its wide customer base.

The Mobile platforms allow you to place bets from Kshs 10. These platforms are simple to use while remaining secure – as long, you do not share your Personal PIN, your money is secure.

Terms and conditions apply to mobile money platforms. For example, you have to be over 18 years to open an Mpesa or Airtel account. Mpesa has a maximum daily transactional value of Kshs. 140,000 with transactions limited to a maximum of Kshs. 70,000 per day.

Withdrawals are limited to a minimum of Kshs. 50 with a schedule on withdrawal charges. 

How to deposit with Mpesa

  1. Open the Mpesa icon on your phone 
  2. Go to “Lipa na Mpesa” option and choose Paybill option
  3. Enter the Betway Business number -880185
  4. Enter the Account name as “BETWAY”
  5. Place your deposit amount (Note: Betway minimum bet is 10 on Mpesa with a maximum of Kshs. 30,000). 
  6. You will be prompted for your Mpesa PIN and click Send
  7. A confirmation message will be sent to via SMS
  8. You can now go to the Betway website to verify your account balance and start playing 

Betway Kenya – Deposit with M-PESA Video

How to deposit with Airtel Money

  1. Open the Airtel Icon on your phone 
  2. Go to “Make Payments” and click on the Pay bill option
  3. Enter the Business number – 880185
  4. Then enter the account number “BETWAY”
  5. Now enter the deposit amount followed by your Airtel PIN
  6. Once you click SEND you will receive a confirmation SMS
  7. Now head to the Betway website to place your bets

For higher cash deposits, you can use your VISA Debit/Credit card where the minimum amount is Kshs. 2 and the maximum amount of 1,000,000. 

How to cash out at Betway

Once you have made wins you will need to cash out. The process is as straightforward as the registration process. The only thing to note is that some withdrawal options can be instant while others may take you 1-2 business days for the withdrawal to be reflected.

  1. First thing you need to do is go to your “My Account” in the Betway website
  2. Click on withdrawal option
  3. A drop down list shows you the options available 
  4. Once you have clicked on your preferred option enter how much to withdraw
  5. Depending on the option you should have the amount in your account instantly or 1-2 days later. Mpesa and Airtel withdrawals tend to reflect instantly.

Note that the upper limit for withdrawals is set at Kshs. 50,000 per day. Higher amounts than this will be processed the following day. If you have any queries in regards to withdrawal delays contact the Betway customer care team.


Bonuses and Promotions

The Jackpot offers players the chance to make one huge payoff for their bets. Since its inception in 2015, Betway Kenya has been keen on improving its jackpot through handsome payoffs.

In fact, when it started three Kenyans were made instant millionaires when they won the Kshs. 8.5 million jackpot. 

The Betway Jackpot is a 6-pick, 13 and 15 pick result prediction. You also have the Colossus score predictions that enables you to win up to Kshs. 100 million subject to terms and conditions. The jackpot amount for each season is prominently displayed on the company’s website plus you will find it in various promotional materials.

To access the jackpot make a default betting deposit of Kshs. 95. You will then be prompted to select the jackpot category you want. 

The company also offers the “Betway Money Back Boost” offer. In this scenario if you place a multi-bet on 6 to 10 events where the minimum odds is 1.5 or 11+ matches of at least 1.3 odds, if you happen to lose the wager for one game, Betway will refund the cash at stake. Note that free bets do not apply for this promotion. 

Another great way to win bets is to pick the first goalscorer in 4 matches. This gives you the chance to make up to Kshs. 1,000,000 which is a handsome return in Kenya.

With this bet, the first entry is free and all you have to do is check out the preceding matches and choose the goal scorers. Each entry has a Kshs. 500,000 prize but should there be no winner then the cash prize is doubled.

Also, should you have multiple winners then those winners share the cash prize. 

This is a nice way to win some extra cash based on how well you know your teams. You stand the chance to win up to Kshs. 10,000 for giving correct answers to various questions posed. 

Lastly, you can win a free bet of Kshs. 50 if you refer a friend to the Betway register. The bonus is credited to your account once they have received the promotional code.

While small, it can get you started with the betting platform as you can wager the amount deposited.

Terms & Conditions

Every bonus and promotion is subject to specific terms and conditions set by the operator. We recommend all players to read up on these terms and conditions to be fully aware of the requirements set. These requirements range from validity to wagering requirements and are specific to a particular promotion.


Responsible gaming

Like any other betting site or activity, self-control is the key. You should try to stick to a budget and not wager more than you can afford. Betway Kenya advises on not chasing your losses. If you have lost in a game, the best course of action would be to lick your wounds and wait for your chance on another day. 

Betting can be fun but know the risks involved while remembering there is nothing in the betting world as a “sure bet”. 

Betway Kenya is regulated by the BCLB and this ensures that your money is safe and secure. The company has a responsible team that ensures your account is safe and you remain in control of your bets. The website is also protected via digital encryption technology to prevent hacking and identity theft. 

Betway Kenya’s responsible gaming rules relate to identity checks to ensure you are over 18 years. You also have a self-exclusion policy where you can request your account to be temporarily suspended to take a break from betting.

  • Cooling-Off: your account will be suspended for at least 24 hours
  • Temporary Suspension: your account will be suspended for at least 1 month
  • Self-Exclusion: your account will be suspended for at least 3 months
  • Permanent Self-Exclusion: your account will be permanently closed and you will not be able to re-open it

More information about this can be found on https://www.betway.co.ke/responsible-gaming

The company also presents some help sites where you can receive assistance for a gambling addiction and you can also take a self-assessment test to see how you are doing on the same. 


Customer Support

Betway Kenya offers a variety of ways to reach them. We found the customer care teams to be professional and responsive. Below you will find the various communication channels to interact with the Betway Kenya customer care team:


Final words on Betway Kenya

Betway Kenya offers players a simple way to make bets on various teams online. The company’s website is clutter free with easy to use tabs on the top. The company ensures you are on the loop in regards to the latest jackpot promotions by prominently displaying the current payouts on their website.

We love how they have integrated Kenya’s top mobile payment applications into their platforms and this makes it quite easy for the majority of the population to make bets. Payments are prompt with generous winnings. However, it was not that easy to find the Betway Kenya app on the Google app store as you find such a long list of third party apps. The easiest way to download it was via their website.


Betway Kenya review by Joseph M.

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Betway Kenya FAQ

  1. Go to Betway Kenya’s website – click here to get redirected now.
  2. If you have an account, click on Login. Otherwise click on Sign up.
  3. Follow the steps in the registration process to create your account.
  4. Make your first deposit and start betting.

The Kenya Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap 131 licenses and regulates the company. This ensures that the company is legit while ensuring the right gaming procedures are followed. Most mobile money payments are handled by Kenya’s largest mobile company (Safaricom) which means your money is safe and secure.

Betway Kenya offers several popular mobile deposit methods, such as:

  • Airtel
  • M-Pesa
  • MTN

Yes, you can via SMS. For those who are not tech-savvy, you can place your bets by sending an SMS to 29029 and thereby get prompts on login, registration, checking balances among others. Note that some Betway betting offerings are limited in SMS.

The company offers remote tailor-made customer services for their customers from 7.00 am to 2 am Kenyan time. This means all you have to do is walk into a Betway booth near you for support. You can also contact them on live chat, email: support@betway.co.ke, WhatsApp: +254777142400, as well as their Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.


Sources

  • betway.co.ke
  • betmoran.co.ke/betway-kenya/
  • en.wikipedia.org
  • trustpilot.com/review/www.betway.com
  • youtube.com/channel/UCAdcmPJSPC7xQUcOWK45QgQ

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🎁 Up to KSh 5000
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✓ Licensed in Kenya
5.0
Local Reputation
4.0
Sports Betting Experience
3.0
Bonuses & Promotions
3.0
Local Deposit Options
3.8 Overall Rating

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