What makes football lead in sports betting in Kenya?

The Betting and Licensing Board of Kenya (BCLB) has licensed and regulated multiple sports betting firms, thus, enabling them to operate their online betting sites legally.

The attraction is in the numerous privileges offered to the Kenyan punters by these firms. The privileges that have proven to be irresistible to many gamblers include:

  • Free bonuses to first time entrants upon registration
  • Fast and guaranteed payouts and withdrawals for all you winnings. You can withdraw your money immediately after earning it! Especially with the use of mobile cash transfers famously known as M-Pesa. It’s available for Safaricom network service users as well as Airtel money for Airtel network users. So it’s easy to transfer money in and out of your betting account.
  • Really favourable betting options that give you the chance to have the final say and get the assurance that the bets are transparent and trustworthy.
  • Huge amounts of payouts, including jackpots
    Take a closer look at these two common betting options offered by Kenya’s top Betting sites:

In-play Betting and Live Streaming

With live stream betting, punters get to change their bets even in the last moments before the match concludes after watching the development of the game in real-time. Basically, In-play betting is similar to the live streaming only that it is available as a benchmark feature for online betting. With this said, here is a list of the top sports betting sites for football in Kenya.

Top Football Betting Sites in Kenya

Football betting sites are ranked on the basis of which site has the best combination of deposit methods involved, betting odds and welcome bonuses. The availability of various sites to choose from is always to the advantage of the punters. They get to pick what seems favourable and convenient for them.

This site accepts Kenyan shillings for deposits, has a wide variety of both in-play and live sports odds, accepts deposits via M-Pesa and Airtel. The welcome bonus available is 100% for deposits up to Ksh. 18,000 via both M-Pesa and Airtel Money.

BetWay provides new promos every week, accepts deposits made via M-Pesa and Airtel and in Kenyan shillings. A welcome bonus of 50% up to Ksh. 5,000 for all the deposits made via the accepted mobile transfers, i.e. M-Pesa and Airtel Money, is provided.

1XBet is a fun and fast site to use for football betting. However, this site does not allow deposits made through Airtel or M-Pesa. This operator offers great live odds for all sports and accepts deposits made in Kenyan shillings. For new punters, there is a special bonus code (BBKE) for claiming the bonus of 200% for deposits made up to Ksh. 10,000.

Betwinner accepts deposits made in Kenyan shillings, allows deposits made from M-Pesa but not Airtel, and offers a wide range of sports odds for the punters to try their luck and a welcome bonus of 100% of all deposits made through M-Pesa up to Ksh. 11,200.

Before anyone starts betting in Kenya, it is advisable to take note of the following facts about sports betting in the country:

  • The legal age for gambling in Kenya is 18 years and above.
  • All operators are taxed 15% of their Gross Gambling Revenue.
  • A 20% tax is imposed on all bet winnings.

Following the new Gaming Bill established in 2019, many Sports Betting sites, 17 in number to be specific lost their licenses due to tax compliance issues. Amongst these are Betin, Sportpesa, Premier Bet, and Betpawa amongst others.

Now all you need is a smartphone, good internet connection and cash in your M-Pesa. Happy Gambling!

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