Founded in Nigeria, SportyBet Kenya is owned by Sportybet Ltd Trading. The betting organization is licensed in Kenya by the BCLB under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap 131, Laws of Kenya under License Number 128.
SportyBet strives to provide its customers with a good online betting experience by continually enhancing the customer experience.
Worth noting, the company provides various measures to its members to help them bet responsibly and remain in control of their betting expenditure.
The Sportybet Kenya website looks professional, clean and efficient. The interface provide everything a bettor needs with many win opportunities, great promotions, a sizable jackpot and overall it delivers a complete gambling experience. All the important information can be found on the website such as the FAQ section, the terms and conditions and it appears that the developers did well to cover all the angles. The ‘Log in’ and “Register’ buttons can be found at the top of the homepage. The user can navigate between the main categories of the website, which are: Sports, Live Betting, Virtuals, Jackpot, Livescore, Results, Promotions and App. Underneath those categories, the Sports section is clicked by default and you can access all the sports available for betting. If you take a look below the sports menu, you can see the most popular sections of the website in the shape of: Today’s Football, Upcoming games, England Premier League and UEFA Champions League. The Betslip is situated on the right-hand side of the page and you have the possibility to select the games manually or insert a booking code.
SPORTYBET SPORTS MARKETS
You can choose from several betting options at SportyBet Kenya:
- Online Sports Betting – The online betting site offers the best odds on sports markets such as basketball, football, rugby, tennis, volleyball, cricket, ice hockey, darts, handball, and beach volley.
- Live Betting – Live betting enhances the experience of watching a match as it allows players to bet as the action unfolds before their eyes. SportyBet offers the best live betting options on sports such as rugby, tennis, basketball, ice hockey, volleyball, cricket, handball, beach volley, and darts.
- Virtuals – You can bet on virtual games such as horse racing, greyhounds, bike racing, league, and speedway.
- SportyBet Jackpot – If you are good at predicting games, you can win a jackpot as large as KES5,000,000 at SportyBet. You have to predict 12 games correctly to win the jackpot. However, you can still win prizes if you get one or two games wrong.
PROS AND CONS OF BETTING AT SPORTYBET
If you are looking for a safe, secure, and licensed place for online sports betting in Kenya, you can sign up at SportyBet without hesitation. SportyBet offers almost everything a Kenyan online bettor can ask for—hundreds of betting markets to choose from, options to bet on a wide range of local and international betting events, excellent customer support, bonuses and offers, football jackpots, virtual games, and much more.
If you choose to register via SMS or opt for the instant registration feature on the homepage, you can get started in a few seconds. But there are few cons to playing at SportyBet. Although the website design is professional, it is rather cluttered. This means a lot of scrolling and navigation, which will make you impatient.
SportyBet Super Bonus
SportyBet Super Bonus offers a great chance to earn a Bonus of up to 140% on Multiple Bets at SportyBet. This offer applies to returns on all events, all markets of sports and live betting with 4 or more selections with odds 1.2 or higher. The Bonus will not apply where a Stake has been fully cashed out. If a Stake has been partially cashed out, the bonus will be calculated based on the remaining active stake. If your bet wins, the following bonuses will be added to your returns:
Typical to the Kenyan gambling websites, Sportybet is using a referral system that gives you the chance to earn a nice bonus. Sportbet Kenya’s referral bonus gives you 20% commission on what your referrals bet are in a month. This means that for instance, if you can refer 5 friends who then bet 500 KSH each in a period of a month, you will earn 500 x 20% of 5 = 1000 KSH as commission that month. T&C’s Apply.
Becoming A Member
Similar to other African gambling websites, there are two ways of joining Sportybet Kenya. One is through the website and the other one is via an SMS service. In order to sign up via the website, you just need to access https://sportybet.com/ke/ and click on the ‘Register’ button at the top-right corner of the page. Afterwards, you will be asked to fill in your phone number and a password. You will then be redirected to another page where you will need to insert your personal details. You also have an interesting feature on the website called ‘Instant registration’ whilst you can also login with your Facebook account.
As for the registration via SMS, there are three ways to do it: You can send the following messages to 29123: ‘signup’, ‘register’ and ‘accept’ and you’re ready to go.
Once you’ve completed the Sportybet registration process, you can make your first deposit. The deposit method used by Sportybet is through Safaricom M-PESA, which is a safe service that most of the Kenyan bookies are using.
SportyBet Mobile App for Android or iPhone
The good news for Android phone users is that SportyBet provides its own dedicated Android-based app. The bad news for iPhone or iPad users is that there is no dedicated iOS-app. Owners of iPhone and iPads do not have to miss out though as you can use the SportyBet site directly in any browser, such as Safari. The software at the site will recognise that you are using a mobile device, and it will optimise the site accordingly. All the functionality of the PC or laptop site or the Android app will then be available to you in full.
Here is how to get the Android app onto your Android-based phone:
- Go to the main SportyBet website on your device and click on “App”
- Click on the button that says “Download for Free”
- An apk file will download to your device. This is an Android package file.
- Open the file, which will then ask to install itself. You may need to change your settings on your device in order to install programs from unknown locations.
- The app will install and will be available in your app menu and on your home screen
- If you have an Android-powered device and you don’t want to install the app, you can still use SportyBet via any suitable mobile browser
Account deposits with Sportybet
Funds need to be deposited before you can start placing online bets on tennis, football, ice hockey, rugby and other sports. To do this, one of the following methods can be used:
- deposits on the Sportybet.com website
- topping up via M-Pesa
- using STK Push
For the first option:
- log in to your betting company profile
- go to “My Account”
- click the button “Make a deposit” and see the list of payment methods available
- enter the amount you wish to deposit, check all details are correct and confirm transaction
- wait while a code is sent to your mobile number
- enter the code to confirm payment
- Funds are usually deposited instantly. If you have any questions regarding your deposit transaction, the customer support service is there to help.
For the second option:
- Go to M-PESA Menu on your mobile phone
- Select Lipa na M-PESA
- Select Pay Bill
- Enter 202202 as the Business Number
- Enter SPORTYBET as ACCOUNT NUMBER
- Enter amount (NO COMMAS) e.g 1000
- Enter your M-PESA PIN and send
- You will receive an SMS confirming the transaction.
For the third option
- Send an SMS with ‘deposit#(deposit amount)’ to 29123 and follow the given steps. For example, send ‘deposit#500’ to 29123, which means you like to deposit KES500 to your Sportybet Kenya account.
- Shortly, you will receive an SMS from M-PESA and Sportybet to confirm that the transaction was successful: ‘A total of KES *** has been deposited into your Sportybet account. Your current Sportybet’s Balance is KES 500 (your current Gifts value is KES xxx, which can be used when placing bets).
The maximum payout amount is 1,000,000 KES (there are no limits on the jackpot). If the amount is less than 140,000, the payments are instant. Please note that each transaction will be charged a fee of 33 KES.
When the funds are deposited, you can go to online sports bets (pre-match or live). Account deposits and withdrawals are recorded in your account, and you can go to transaction history in the menu options and track your Sportybet transactions. The menu has information about:
- account deposits
- profit withdrawals
- winnings credited from online bets
- betting losses
- bet refunds
CASHOUT AND BET BUILDER
We’ll start with the bad news: there’s no bet builder at SportyBet that we can see at the time of writing. However, we will say that one of the plus points of their betting market options being so comprehensive is that it’s less of an issue than it would be on many sites.
The good new though is that cashout, both full and partial, is very much an option here. A partial cashout is where you leave part of your stake untouched, meaning your usage of this feature is very versatile.
In order to cashout, you simply select the option on your bet slip to receive your money early. The amount you receive naturally depends on the likely outcome of your bet. The only key conditions are that you can’t cashout early with a bet based on a promotional gift – which is fair enough – and that it is only available on bets above 400. The latter point is the only serious flaw here.
There’s also a section on advice for responsible gambling and you can enforce measures like self-exclusion to help if you have an issue. It’s a shame that this can’t be done through the registration process, but we suppose that is part of their simplicity first approach in that regard. You need to contact customer service for help, which wouldn’t be too much of an issue, except things didn’t quite go to plan.
SportyBet Customer Support
SportyBet’s bookmaker customer care services are available 24/7. There are three contact options one may consider when in need of making inquiries; Telephone: 0207640825 or Email: [email protected] . One may also consider using the live chat option at the bottom right on their portal which is responded to by one of the bookmaker’s agents within a short time.