Betting Apps in Kenya

First Look

The best football betting app – 22Bet
The most widespread – Betway
The safest one – Betwinner

According to statistics, 80% of bets are made from phones through the mobile version of the site or the application. Mobile bookmaker apps have become an indispensable tool for most bettors. The main advantages of betting apps in Kenya in comparison with the site are:

  • work faster despite a weak Internet;
  • user-friendly interface;
  • higher speed of work.

If you watch sports in a bar or at a stadium, are in a hurry somewhere, travel or have no access to a computer, then a mobile version of a bookmaker’s website or the app is the best option.

List of betting apps in Kenya

Choosing a suitable app is an important action for both beginning and advanced players. Determine comfortable for you application by these signs:

  • pleasant and clear interface;
  • helpful navigation and construction;
  • the possibility of round-the-clock contacting support;
  • convenience of withdrawal and refill

We considered all kenyan betting apps and highlighted the best mobile betting apps including advantages/disadvantages of them:

22bet

Pros Cons
  • completely legal and allowed in Kenya
  • wait too long for an answer from customer support
  • accept kenyan currency – shillings – and others (USD, pounds, etc )
  • selection of methods for payment
  • availability of live streams in high quality
  • plenty of bonuses for users
  • high odds
  • availability of live streams in high quality

BetWinner

 

Pros Cons
  • convenient and clear interface
  • lives can have better quality
  • a lot of kinds of sports are widespread both in Kenya and Europe
  • handsome beginning bonus
  • legal in Kenya as well as accept shillings
  • lots of payment/deposit methods
  • high odds
  • plenty of live streams (especially football)

Helabet

Pros Cons
  • pleasant welcome bonus
  • support isn’t online 24/7
  • good odds
  • not enough payment options
  • live betting for different sports
  • clear registration and interface
  • impressive sportsbook
  • fast answering by support

Betway

Pros Cons
  • convenient navigation
  • it can be hard if you want get help from customer service
  • great interface for beginning players
  • easy to withdraw
  • high odds
  • has a platform only for Kenyan bettors
  • receives shillings (currency of Kenya)

Betting Kenya

Pros Cons
  • impressive odds
  • not enough payment methods
  • live streams in normal quality
  • accessible of multi-bet view together with classic
  • variety of sports (over 30 kinds)
  • faster than the mobile version of sites
  • fast answering by support

Football XP

Pros Cons
  • simple and understandable interface
  • don’t accept kenyan currency
  • cashback
  • has few of payment methods
  • friendly support who is online 24/7
  • difficult registration
  • regular competitions and contests with prices
  • first deposit bonuses for beginners
  • fast answering by support


According to Information, we’ve Ranked TOP 3 Betting Apps:

  • The best football betting app – 22bet
  • The most widespread – betway
  • The safest one – betwinner

Payment methods

Usually, the acceptance of payments for bookmakers is universal. Visitors get several dozen options for refills. Please note that there can be a commission by payment system. Also, the bookmaker may have some rules (for example, you need to withdraw your money only in the same way you deposited). Therefore, it’s better and more comfortable to choose one-two methods which will be convenient for you. That will help you to work only with one-two payment providers and get further comfortable interaction with the app for wagering.

The most popular payment options on betting apps in Kenya 2021 are M-Pesa and Airtel Money. Paying via these providers is the best decision for players because they are both fast, simple in using, secure and supported by all apps. There are another widespread methods:

  • E-wallets
  • Skrill
  • Neteller was ass
  • Credit/debit cards
  • VISA Card
  • MasterCard
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Bitcoin (be careful, because bitcoin is digital currency that is not regulated or guaranteed by banks or even government)
  • Bank Transfer (you need to go to your local bank branch. This process usually spends more time)
  • Payment providers
  • PayPal – is a widespread provider, nearly everyone has ever heard about it. Unfortunately, not all apps accept this method.

What to bet on the most popular betting apps in Kenya?

On the best android betting apps you have a possibility to make a stake on 30 kinds of sport (which are popular both in Africa and in Europe). There is some examples of sports:

  • Soccer
  • Ice hockey
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Futsal
  • Badminton
  • Rugby
  • Darts
  • Boxing

As expected, soccer is the most worldwide object for stakes. Thus, football betting apps are the most attractive among sports wagering.

Bookmakers are no longer limited only to sports. After all, not everyone is passionate about such sports betting. Top betting apps in Kenya now began to include:

  • Formula 1
  • Horse racing
  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Esports (Counter-Strike, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, Call of Duty, StarCraft II, Warcraft III and others)

Gambling Laws in Kenya

Kenyan gambling is a popular as well as legal way of entertainment (more than 10 thousand people work in this sphere). Simultaneously, these casino games and online casinos are not prohibited, but insufficiently regulated by the laws. Online apps for betting are legal only if they have got a locally active license. Gambling has been legal by Kenyan government since 1966 under the Betting, Lottery and Gaming Act (BLGA).

According to laws, an adult over 18 years old has a possibility to become a betting player. Nowadays the government plans to ban advertising of bookmakers on social networks and outdoor advertising of gambling games from 6 am to 10 pm. In addition, any form of advertising for gambling must be approved by the government and must contain a warning message about the negative consequences of gambling like addiction.

Is it safe to do online betting?

You can be as excellent a forecaster, but without proper attention to security issues, all this can be in vain because of cybercriminals. It all starts with choosing a bookmaker, and you should choose the safest and the most suitable one for you. Signs of a safe betting app:

  • Bookmaker app security (guaranteeing confidentiality to clients)
  • Login and password (the most secure apps are those that themselves issue logins and passwords for their players)
  • Verification and identification of clients
  • Most of feedbacks are positive (this app is recommended by users)

But remember to observe all safety rules in Internet (don’t give your confidential information to strangers; create passwords with variety types of symbols and difficult sequence; use only verified antiviruses on your phone and regularly check your device on viruses).