The Kenyan betting industry has experienced increased growth over the last few years that has seen the rise of many betting companies. Despite tough taxation laws, more keep coming up. One such company is Odibets which is a betting platform run by Kareco Holdings Limited and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Odibets is a great alternative to a formerly popular betting company Betin. It is authorized and monitored by the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB). This is done under the Betting, Lotteries, and Gaming Act, Cap 131 of Kenyan Laws. Its license number is 0000116. This company has gained popularity by using social media platforms to advertise themselves and also print media too.
You will spot some public service vehicles donning adverts of Odibets. On social media, the company uses the hashtag #BetExtraODInary which is very memorable. The company has a user-friendly website that is easy to navigate and has a mobile version too. This is critical because many users access the site on their smartphones.
Odibets is the FASTEST and simplest betting website in Kenya. The website is mobile-first with an easy navigation that allows users to navigate with ease to different points of interest. Compared to many of its competitors this website is light.
This means that gamblers using Odibets who use fewer internet bundles to place their bets. In a speed comparison test on GTMetrix against top players like sportpesa, betin and betika, Odibets is the fastest website in Kenya that consumes the lowest amount of bundles and is built to standards of New Jersey sports betting sites.
Practically, in Odibets there are no missing events you would be interested in, if you are a standard Kenyan punter, who’s generally keen on classical sport disciplines.
It means that you will never have any problems if you want to place a bet on any match from the Premium football league, NBA, NHL, Wimbledon or any other big league from the top sport types.
Moreover – our study has shown that Odibets offers bets in championships from more than 70 different countries, if taking for an example only the football world, while the markets reach up to 150 types, so you will definitely not get bored in this platform even when the top championships are in a pause.
The betting operator is distinguished by something, which is very significant for the young punters – the available odds. To be more specific, the odds here are some of the best ones on the market in our country. The gambling platform even offers us information about the last odd movements – whether they have been increased, or reduced, which is useful to make up your mind if you should hurry up with your bet aiming not to miss a good odd.
We are not surprised that the live bets are also very fine here. The live betting section doesn’t offer us much information about the event progress – to tell you the truth, the information is near zero – but at the expense of this, the market types a lot:
- Half time
- Number of scores
- Correct score
- Progress of the match
- Bets per a team
- 15-minute bets
- Cards and penalties
- Bets for each player
- Bets for the corners
What are the other gambling products offered in Odibets?
Due to the lack of any lottery games, poker or bingo, Odibets customers are supposed to reconcile with one single additional service, which is, by the way, developed by the betting company’s team and cannot be seen in any other Kenyan bookmaker.
It’s a football stimulator with the top popular English teams and it’s called OdiLeague. Within certain time intervals of a couple of minutes new stimulated matches begin and you can bet on the final winner, double chance, under or over, first score, draw, Euro and Asian handicaps. Of course, in difference to the traditional sports bets, everything is about your luck here, but not on your prediction skills.
You can test your luck in the game without making any risks, but through the special promo of a free bet for Ksh 20.
Continuing from its great sportsbook offering, OdiBets’ live betting options are on the same level with the company boasting over 500 live games every day. The bookie offers in-play action on all the sports mentioned in the previous section. The top match at the time of writing was a soccer game with 103 different in-play markets to bet on. Unfortunately, there is no live streaming service available on OdiBets and apart from the live score, there is no other information about the ongoing match (such as live updates).
There is also no cash out option at OdiBets, meaning that once you submit your bet slip, all your selections have to win for you to receive any winnings. One important thing we noticed about the OdiBets website is the sheer loading speed of each web page. In fact, OdiBets is known for being one of the fastest if not the fastest betting site in Kenya. This speed will no doubt come in handy when making rapid betting decisions during in-play matches.
Bonuses from OdiBets Kenya
The loyalty scheme includes several offers:
- welcome bonus
- cashback when you lose
- bonuses for regular bets with the bookmaker
If a customer agrees to participate in a promotion, the option to withdraw money from their account will be blocked for the duration of the promotion. Let’s take a look to see whether placing bets “for free” is worthwhile.
Terms of the welcome bonus at Odibets
Customers get 30 Kenyan shillings as a welcome bonus. The money cannot be withdrawn straight away. First, the conditions of the OdiBets Kenya loyalty scheme need to be met.
Cashback when you lose
The company refunds up to 30% of customers’ total losses. For example, a customer decides to place single bets but loses 10,000 roubles. If the bets meet the conditions of the loyalty scheme, the betting company refunds up to 3,000 roubles to the account. This does not recoup all the losses, but it does compensate for part of the loss.
Bonuses on regular bets
Customers who place bets every day receive additional benefits:
- +150% on their deposit
- 7 MB data
- 7 free SMS messages
- there are lotteries with valuable prizes every day
On the “Promo” page, customers can find free bets, special offers for making deposits every day, and more. When one offer expires, a new offer replaces it.
HOW TO REGISTER? CREATE AN ACCOUNT
The following is a simple guide to registering an account at Odibets:
- Click on the yellow Register Free button on the top of the website.
- This takes you to a simple online registration form.
- Type your mobile number and create a password.
- Finally click on the Create Account button at the bottom of the online registration form to complete the registration procedure.
- Odibets will send you an SMS code, which you have to use to verify your phone number.
ODIBETS MOBILE BETTING
Odibets is designed exclusively for mobile devices. Although you can access it on your desktop computer, it looks and works best on smartphones and tablets. You can rest assured that Odibets mobile app or website is data friendly. You won’t have to spend loads of data just to place bets on your favorite sports events.
The betting interface is simple and professional, featuring a color scheme of white, green, and red. The register and login links and the menu symbol are right on top of your screen. You can easily find sports to bet on, place bets, and participate in promotions on the move.
Depositing Money to Odibet Account
You must deposit money into your Odibet account to place a bet. The amount depends on the bet you want to place. This is done after you have registered and activated your Odibet account. You’ll deposit money into your account using the Paybill 290680 on your Mpesa account.
- On your Safaricom Simcard, Go to the Mpesa Menu.
- Select the Lipa na Mpesa option.
- Choose the Paybill Option,
- Input the Odibet Paybill Business Number 290680
- On the Account Number option input ODI or your name
- Enter the total amount you want to be deposited into your Odibet account.
- Follow this with your Mpesa PIN then press Send.
- You will get an SMS from Mpesa confirming your Payment to Odibet
- Within seconds your Odibet account will be credited with the amount you paid on the paybill. If you are a first time user, your Mpesa charges will be refunded and credited to your account too.
- Once your account is credited, begin placing your bets.
Withdrawing Money from Odibet Account
It’s just as easy to withdraw money from your Odibet account as it is to deposit it.
- On an open browser on your phone, open the Odibet website.
- On the homepage, select ‘Login’
- Enter your mobile number and your password and select ‘login’ once more.
- On the top-left side of the page, select the ‘Menu’ option which will give you several options to choose from.
- Follow this by selecting ‘Withdraw’.
- You will be requested to fill in your First and last name.
- Enter the amount of money you want to withdraw from your account.
- After filling in the amount, press on ‘request withdrawal’.
Odibets withdrawals are processed instantly and deposited into your Mpesa account. You can only withdraw the amount exceeding Kshs. 100 and limited to Kshs. 1,000,000.
OdiBets is licensed and regulated by the BCLB (Betting Control and Licensing Board). The company has extensive responsible gambling section on its website aimed at protecting its players who are vulnerable to developing a gambling addiction. In addition to providing some helpful tips for preventing harmful gambling behaviour, OdiBets allows you to set Deposit Limits. These set a limit on how much money you can deposit at any time and can be set for 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days. You can decrease deposit limits at any time and with immediate effect but increasing the limit needs 24 hours’ notice. The company even gives you access to your online account history so that you can keep track of your betting activity and see all your transactions, deposits and withdrawals.
We recommend checking out the FAQs and Terms & Conditions page to get more information about Odibets. Usually, you will find all the information you need to register, place bets, withdraw winnings, and participate in promotions at Odibets. If you still need help, you can use the following methods:
- Telephone Line– You can use the phone line 0709-183-680 to get in touch with a customer support agent.
- Social Networking Sites– You can interact with Odibets staff and fellow Kenyan bettors through Facebook (https://facebook.com/OdiBetsKenya), Twitter (https://twitter.com/odibets), and Instagram (https://instagram.com/odibets).
Advantages and disadvantages of Odibets
In Kenya, there are companies which offer high odds and lucrative bets on tennis, hockey, boxing and combat sports. The loyalty scheme at Odibets includes more than 10 special offers on bets, deposits and withdrawals.
There are some disadvantages too. People say that the FAQ section is not very good. Odibets does not offer the option to download an official app for betting on your favorite sports.
Give it a go and open an account to find out for yourself what the company is like!