Sports betting has a cultic following in Kenya. Its pomp has attracted a large number of entities from investors to international and local betting and gaming brands who’ve all come to set up shop. SportPesa’s 10 million monthly users seem to be a motivating factor in the industry. But are all betting companies the same? Are some better than others? Do all betting and gaming websites bear the same features?
In this review, we are looking into one of Kenya’s finest betting and gaming website: Betin Kenya.
With information changing from time to time among competing betting companies, we do our best to ensure that there is enough information you can rely on when picking a bookie. We regularly update and ammend our articles to ensure they’re a true reflection of the changes in the companies we review.
Introducing Betin Kenya
Betin Kenya is gambling giant in Kenya, boasting of more than a million monthly website users. Unlike specialist sports betting websites like Sportpesa, Betin Kenya has expanded its market with an entire range of gambling offers which range from sports betting, to roulette, to casinos, among others.
This review covers Betin Kenya’s history, features, user interface, markets they play in, the odds they have, upsides and downsides of using Betin Kenya for regular betting in Kenya.
History, Location, and Licensing Of Betin Kenya
Betin is a top bookmaker in the world of gambling. They are present in Kenya as betin.co.ke. Gamcode Ltd trading as Betin Kenya, operates the Betin brand under license by the Logispin Group. Gamcode Ltd is licensed by BCLB under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap 131, Laws of Kenya under License n. 785.
It has been around since 2013 and continues to be a force to be reckonoked with due to its early entry in the country. The company has been able to create a formidable front despite rising competition, brought about by the likes of Sportpesa which we recently reviewed, betika.com, among others.
It is worth noting that Betin Kenya is part of the famed GoldBet Group. The GoldBet Group is Europe’s largest betting and gaming operator. The company manages several betting and gaming brands across Europe & Africa of which Betin Kenya is merely one successful one.
Its first betting shop in Africa was Nigeria where they made an entrance with Bet9ja. With its expanse and rich history, Betin Kenya boasts of combined experience of over 150 years among its directors in the gaming industry. It offers both online and offline gambling and betting shops.
Services and Features Offered by Betin Kenya
|New Member Offers||Betin does not have visible new member offers or bonuses as is the case with other Kenyan Sports betting websites around the world.|
|Deposit options||You can load money to your sportpesa account with Safaricom- MPESA, Airtel via Airtel Money and through Orange Money.|
|Withdrawal options||You can only withdraw money from your Betin account using the load means you used. If you used Safaricom to load, MPESA is available for withdrawal. The same case is applicable for Airtel Money and Orange.|
|Transaction fees||All withdrawals are charged when you’re using Betin Kenya. In the event of depositors adding and withdrawing money without betting, the company levies a charge of 10%.|
|Currencies||Kenya Shillings (KSH)|
|Odds formats||Decimal, American, fractional|
|Maximum payout||Different maximum payout limits and lowest limits will apply depending on the mobile money transfer method you’re using to manage your Sportpesa account.|
|Deposit turnover requirements||None. However, if the value of a deposit is not played through in full before a withdrawal is requested, Betin Kenya reserves the right to make a charge to the customer’s account to cover all reasonable costs relating to both the deposit and withdrawal.|
|Bookmaker margin||Not in the public domain|
|Credit facilities||None that we’re aware of.|
|Forbidden Jurisdictions||None we know off. It’s a global betting entity with a Kenyan license to operate.|
|Mobile betting||A mobile version of the website is available. Once you log in you will be able to place bets, view your balance and deposit funds. You can also view live feeds from social media. You can also bet using SMS via mobile text message using a custom SMS code.|
|Identity checks||Betin Kenya will confirm a customer’s mobile number. We are not aware of any critical “Know your Customer” section of their user account area.|
|Dormant account fees||None we know off.|
|Live Betting||Live betting is available on the website|
Betin Kenya Website Interface
When viewing the odds on the Sportpesa website you can click on the >> icon to view additional betting markets for the selected fixture. The additional odds are dynamically displayed on the same page to save you from unnecessary page reloads.
Betin Kenya Website Form Statistics
Just like Sportpesa and the other Kenyan betting sites, Betin Kenya has a very simple website with very little historical information you can look at on the whim when placing bets. There is no information to guide you on the odds you’re trusting- you have to find that information on outside sites.
If you’re viewing two football teams for example, you don’t have access to the league table and the results matrix for the entire league, form table, players’ guide, not to mention a full fixtures list, team statistics and much more you’d need before betting.
Betin Kenya Betting Slip
The betting slip on Betin Kenya operates much like a shopping cart in an e-commerce website. It is displayed to the right of the odds display and is maintained as you navigate around the website. Your net profit is calculated and displayed automatically as you input your betting amount.
The slip features a ‘Multiple Bet Options’ panel, which when selected displays numerous combinations of multi-bets using items in your bet slip. It can accumulate multiple bets, events and game categories.
Gaming and Betting Markets Betin Kenya is Involved
Betin Kenya offers a fantastic range of betting markets opportunities compared to many top gunners including Sportpesa. Apart from offering sports betting to its users, the website offers racing, live betting, virtual games, casino, and jackpot opportunities. The websites also has the biggest catalogue of sporting events compared to other sports betting websites in Kenya.
Live Sports Betting
Betin Kenya offers live online betting to its Kenyan customers, unlike other Kenyan betting websites. This means that customers are not locked out of games after starting time. It is, however, crucial to note that live sports’ betting is not available in all markets.
Betin Kenya Review Summary and Conclusion
- User-friendly interface
- Fairly competitive bookmarker in Kenya
- Low minimum deposit
- Ksh.50 minimum bet
- Low minimum withdrawals ksh.50
- Responsive customer service
- Jackpot is available
- Live betting available
- No video and audio feeds during live events
- Limited deposit and withdrawal options
Bottom Line and Verdict
Generally, Betin Kenya is one of the best betting and gaming website in Kenya. It wins with the larger market catalogue it participates in. However, we noticed that their live betting platform, though actively didn’t offer user-friendliness’ as witnessed on sites like bet365 and others in that cadre. But having these features makes it the closest to a real casino shop in this market.