The Betway Group is a worldwide gambling online company that started in Malta in 2006. It operates various brands in the gambling market. Some of them are Betway Casino, Betway Sportsbook, Betway Bingo, Betway Vegas as well as Betway Poker among other brands.
The gambling platform operates in regulated markets and has licenses in various countries. Some are Spain, Italy, the UK, Malta, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, and Belgium. However, the platform has also gained immense popularity in several African countries. It is among the leading betting sites in South Africa and Nigeria.
All in all, Kenya has not been left behind in welcoming Betway. The company was registered and licensed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board in 2015. The aim for registration and licensing was to give players a dynamic platform where they would get good odds and plenty of markets to bet.
Betway understands that there are times you might be on a small betting market, and this is the reason they will accept small bets from you. It was unusual with other betting firms in Kenya. It has given Betway quite a vast number of customers who bet in various markets every day.
Website Review – Menu and Structure
After you have successfully created your account and logged into the website, you will be welcomed by a beautiful home page. The sportsbook features a green and black theme. For inexperienced players, the tidy layout and intuitive navigation make you feel at home. The site has been designed in such a way that players at all levels feel confident to use it.
At the top part, there is a bar consisting of login and sign up buttons. If you are logged in, you will see your profile name together with the account balance. Below the login icon, there are the sports, live, casino, lucky numbers, and jackpot buttons.
There are more than 20 different sports displayed in the middle of the screen. You can navigate and choose on what game you want to bet on. The live betting page displays more live events. These include tennis, football, cricket, etc.
If you click on sports and let’s say you want to bet on soccer, different upcoming games will be displayed. You can choose on what odds you want to bet on. The different markets available are displayed below the live score. Betway also offers live scores and live statistics that are coupled with live ball tracker.
Unlike other betting sites in Kenya, Betway boasts quite competitive odds. For users, this means you get massive payouts in each winning. There are also a lot of sports that you can wager on. The available types of sports include the following:
Betway Kenya also offers four different jackpot games. For jackpot games, you have two markets: match result or correct score. The two most popular jackpots are the weekly 13 and 15. The weekly 13 means there are 13 different games that have been automatically selected for you to predict on. Correct prediction of all the 13 games means you win millions. Betway is lenient in that if no one wins the jackpot, it’s pushed to the next week, and the possible win is raised. In the weekly 15 jackpot, you are given 15 events to predict on, and a correct prediction means massive payouts.
Streaming and Live Betting
There is an excellent live betting feature on the site with numerous sports covered in real time. During our Betway Kenya review, we confirmed that Kenyans could place in-play live wagers in sports like; Football, Rugby, Hockey, Basketball, and Tennis.
Better yet, when we took a closer look at this feature in our Betway Kenya review, we liked the fact that it also offers players an avenue to get live statistics like the number of goals, shots on target, and ball possession as the games go on.
Sadly, for Kenyans who would like to stream the matches live as they wager on them, Betway Kenya doesn’t offer live streaming services yet. We will keep our eyes on the platform, and if they add it on the site, we will update this Betway Kenya review accordingly.
Sometimes you can place a bet but decide to withdraw the money before the bet results. Betway Kenya offers you this opportunity. The feature allows you to take an early payout of your bet before a game is over.
Depending on how the game is at the cash-out moment, you can either reap some profit or take home part of your bet amount. Once you successfully cash out the money, it will, as usual, reflect on ‘my bet tab’ on your account. It is good to note that the cash out is determined by the current odd at the time of cashing out. Under no circumstances will the cash out exceed the potential win of the bet you had placed.
For the time being, Betway Kenya is still focused more on sports betting, so the casino section isn’t particularly elaborate. However, the instant play platform does provide a simple access to casino games distributed in several basic categories. There are slots, table games, and video poker.
The site doesn’t feature a standard search option, but in this particular case this isn’t an issue, as there aren’t that many games on the platform, so it is easy enough to find anything you’re looking for at a glance.
Games on Offer
For the time being, there aren’t too many games players from Kenya can enjoy at Betway Kenya Casino. There is a limited offer of older Microgaming slots like Bar Bar Black Sheep, Avalon, Thunderstruck, Age of Discovery, Riviera Riches, and Agent Jane Blond.
In the table games department, Betway Keny Casino offers European Roulette, Classic Blackjack, as well as Vegas Strip Blackjack.
While the selection of games is somewhat limited at the moment, it is to be expected a site like Betway will be looking to expand their portfolio in the near future, allowing players access to many more titles.
Betway Welcome Offer
We have already seen the process of registering on Betway Kenya. And the good news here comes, when you successfully sign up and make the first deposit at the platform, you receive a deposit of 50% bonus. The bonus is offered up to Ksh 5 000 as a free bet. Yes, betting for free!
The above bonus needs a playthrough that is three times at an odd of 3 or higher on jackpots and sports. However, if you place your bet on either casino, bet games, or virtual sports, they will not play a role in meeting the bonus award criteria.
Other Betway Kenya Promotions
There are various other Betway Promotions that both new and existing customers can take advtange of. These include:
- Boost your multiple bet winnings by 100% – Whenever you place a multiple bet you can earn a win bonus if you have a minimum of five selections in the bet at odds of 1.2. Five events will give you a bonjus of 5% and this can increase all the way up to a 100% bonus. The winnings are credited to your account as cash with no wagering requirements.
- Rebound Boost – There is also a rebound boost for customers that are on a losing streak and you can return a KSh 30,000bonus on any free bet.
Refer a friend and win 50Ksh Free Bet. – It is worth spreading the word about Betway. This is because each time you refer a friend you will receive a Ksh50 free bet. There is a form on the website where you must enter your friends number. They will then receive a unique SMS promotional code. In order to qualify your friend must deposit a minimum of KSh49 and wager the deposit a minimum of three times.
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.
A good litmus test for a bookmaker’s mobile app is to compare it to the full desktop version to see which features, bet types or markets are missing. Betway passes this test with flying colours, with a mobile app that has all the sports markets and most of the bet types that are present for the web platform. That means a bet selection on the mobile app to rival any other, as well as plenty of sports markets. The bookmaker has only fairly recently added live-streams for sports outside of horse racing to its online platform, so it’s not surprising that horse racing is the only sport available for live streaming.
While there are promotions with the app, it is a little confusing, as clicking on the promotions button takes the user to an external link which opens in a browser. Here you’ll find all the promotions on the online platform, although in truth there are not too many offers on at one time with this bookie. All the sports markets can be reached from the home page, and there’s a banner across the top with links to other sections. Anything else can be reached by opening the menu, which is located in the top right. The design is really compact and consequently navigation around the app is fluid. In-play betting and the cash out both have their own sections. In-play can be reached via the bar on the homepage, while cash out can be accessed either via the main menu button, or by opening the bets slip if you have a live bet.
How to install Betway mobile app for Android?
- Visit the Betway website using one of the popular mobile web browsers on your Android device, including Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, or Chrome.
- Once the Betway site loads, click on the drop-down menu in the top left-hand corner and look for ‘Betway App’.
- Within the ‘Betway App’ section, you will find the download link for the Betway Android app.
- Click on ‘Download the Android App’ to start the installation process where you’ll receive a .apk file which is approximately 2.5mb in size.
- Most Android devices will immediately give you a security message informing you that the installation is blocked.
- Simply click on ‘settings’ when you receive this message and look for ‘unknown sources’.
- Activate the ‘unknown sources’ feature within the settings menu to allow the .apk file to install on your Android device.
- Once the Betway Android app completes installation on your Android device, open the app and proceed to login with your account details.
Downloading the Betway Kenya mobile App on iOS devices
Are you using an iPhone, iPad or iPod? Here is how you can install the app on your iOS device;
- On the mobile section of the site choose the iOS version of the Betway Kenya mobile app
- You will automatically be redirected to the iTunes App store where the app is located
- Click on the “get it” button to start the installation process
- As soon as it is done, the Betway Kenya mobile app will launch on your Apple device
- Create your account and log in so that you can start betting
Registering on Betway
Getting started on Betway Kenya has been made as simple as possible, available options include online betting and SMS betting. Betway Kenya online provides two solid options, the website and mobile betting incorporating the use of the Betway Kenya mobile app.
Registering on Betway Kenya online, in both its website and mobile format follow basically the same process. To start, log on to the Betway Kenya website (betway) and click on the “sign up/register” button. A page to be filled with account registration details pops up. It is important to note that while filling this form, the portion requesting phone number should be filled with a phone number that is linked to the mobile money wallet of the subscriber. A safe and secure password to provide access to the account should also be registered. The field requiring date of birth is necessary to help the betting services provider ascertain that the subscriber is over the betting age limit. The online app incarnation of the Betway Kenya portal is available on the app stores of most smartphone devices.
The Betway Kenya app can be downloaded from the app store of devices that run on ios and playstore for android devices. The app consumes less data, has faster loading time and gives notifications about latest promotions and fixtures. Registering offline through the Betway Kenya SMS platform is quite straightforward; simply send “ACCEPT” to 29029. A confirmation SMS containing Betway Kenya account details is sent to the subscriber. The username of the subscriber is the phone number linked to the mobile money wallet supplied during the registration process.
How to deposit and withdraw from your account
Kenya’s well developed mobile money market makes depositing in Betway Kenya accounts uncomplicated and stress-free. Payment options for depositing into Betway Kenya accounts include Airtel Money and M-PESA. To deposit using Airtel Money, on the phone menu go to “Airtel Money”. Select “Make payments” and then the “Pay bills” option; enter the business number 880185 and “BETWAY” as the account number. Enter the amount to be deposited and the Airtel money PIN and send, a confirmation SMS from Airtel Money is received. The minimum deposit through Airtel Money is Ksh20 and the maximum is Ksh70000. The account balance of the subscriber is immediately updated. On the M-PESA mobile money platform, from the menu option on the phone, select “Pay bill”. The Betway pay bill business number 880185 is supplied and the account number indicated as “BETWAY”. The minimum deposit on the M-PESA platform is Ksh200.
How to Place a Bet
Making a wager here is just as quick and logical as it is with the other operators we’ve reviewed. To make a selection, you need only click on the odds displayed next to the relevant market. Once you’ve made the selection, it will automatically appear on your bet slip on the right hand corner of the screen. To continue with the bet placement process, you should key the desired stake amount into the empty box next to the “Max” button, check your selection, and then select the “Place Bets” button to confirm. To place multiples bet types, simply select more markets to add to your bet slip, and then check the “Multiple Bets” tab to see which combinations are available.
- Choose Your BetSelect your desired bet by clicking on the odds button next to a given betting market. To add more bets, simply repeat the process.
- Lay Your StakeCheck to make sure your bet selection is correct, and then key the amount you wish to wager into the stake box.
- Confirm On Your Bet SlipCheck the bet once more to make sure the selection is correct on your bet slip, and click the “Place Bet” key to confirm your wager.
The procedure for placing live bets is the same. The only difference is that once the selections have been added to your bet slip, the odds prices may be subject to a few more fluctuations before you make it to confirmation stage. When this occurs, the odds prices will automatically update themselves, and you’ll receive a notification on the bet slip to let you know on which markets the changes have been made. To accept the changes, simply click the “Accept Changes” button next to the notification. If you’re not happy with the new odds prices and you want to make a different selection, simply remove the relevant bet(s) using the cross symbol, and re-start the normal bet placement process.
Betway Kenya Customer Support
Users can reach helpful customer service department of Betway Kenya in many ways:
- The live chat feature
- Phone (+254 205 142 400) – standard rate call
- Toll-free number (0800 730 300)
- Email ([email protected])
- WhatsApp (+254 77 714 2400)
- Facebook (BetwayKenya)
- Twitter (@Betway_KE)
Players may also fill out and submit the online contact form.