Top 5 SportPesa and Betin Alternatives

With the exit of the two largest betting companies in Kenya, Sportpesa and Betin, to be done by the end of October, there is now a gap left by them for the remaining bookies to convince punters to take a chance on them and make winnings.


Today we highlight the top 5 bookmakers that are sure to dominate the Kenyan sports betting scene in years to come.

  1. 22bet

Formed by a Russian international company it has been in business for over 12 years as a bookmaker, it has established itself in the Kenyan market more recently and it’s run by Pesa Bets LTD. It is licensed by the BCLB (Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya).

What makes this bookie a top competitor in the harsh Kenyan market is that they offer 100% welcome bonuses and also offer a wide range of markets to Kenyans on both live and pre-match games.

Despite having a good website they also have an easy to use app with online deposits and withdrawals being fast, safe and secure.

The following are the payments systems currently being used in Kenya on deposits and withdrawals:

  • Credit/debit cards; visa, master cards, maestro
  • E- wallets; Neteller, Skrill, PayPal
  • Pre-paid cards
  • Cryptocurrencies

Bonuses and promotion prizes

A welcome bonus of up to Sh15,000, plus a 22 bet points on making the first deposit. They also offer Friday Reload sportsbook bonus of up to Sh12,000 if you make a deposit on Fridays to get the 100% after participating in Friday reload promotions.

  1. Betway

Betway is well known among young Kenyan gamblers, founded in 2006 it’s been licensed in over 8 countries therefore having more experience in the bookmakers market.

Formed in 2016, Betway Kenya is owned by Bluejay Limited and has 2 Kenyans on its board of directors of five members. In Kenya Betway group is currently listed and licensed and regulated by the betting control and licensing board of Kenya (BCLB) number 0000142 and license number 0000108.

The day to day activities are run by partnership between Betway and Cybergamig consultants. The website offers a wide variety of markets from sports to live matches, to sample a few they include football, rugby, snooker, table tennis among many others.

You can also access promotions and some bonuses below are some of the promos Betway has to offer;

  • Welcome bonuses on first deposit of 50% of up to ksh 5,000 awarded as a free bet.
  • 4 to score you simply pick the first four goal scores in the 4 selected matches each week and win ksh 1,000,000.
  • Money back boost- you will need 6 or more matches selected in the multibetslip and get up to 20X of your bet back if one match fails.
  • Rebound boost, if you are on a losing streak keep checking the balance you may find your account has been credited and these will help you on your comeback!
  • Betway win boost, for each leg with odds of 1.2 or more you will boost your percentage.
  • Refer friends and get ksh 50 free bet on each friend
  • Cashout these allows you to get an early payment on a multibetslip that is about to fail.
  • Payment options include; Mpesa USSD, AIRTEL money, Mpesa online using the pay bill 880185.


  1. 1xbet

This one of the best sites if you are looking for high odds and payouts, it’s a Russian based company founded in 2002 it’s safe to say 1xbet is a veteran as a bookmaker. 1Xbet offers very high odds on both pre-match and live betting.

The bookmaker is licensed and regulated by (BCLB) under the betting, lotteries, and gaming ACT, cap 131, laws of Kenya, under the license number 839. 1Xbet offers many promos and bonuses I go through them as follows:

  • Jackpots – the is large variety to choose from that is 1X TOTO get 12 matches correct to win also 8 to 11 get cash prizes, TOTO predict 15 matches to win also 9 to 14 get cash prizes, TOTO correct score predict all 8 matches and win , cash prizes for 2 to 7 scores. TOTO ice hockey pick 5 matches and basketball pick 9 matches.

Payment options

  • Mpesa ,
  • Airtel,
  • Bank Transfer,
  • Ecopays,
  • Neteller,
  • Upaycard,
  • Advcash,
  • Perfect money
  • Okpay
  • Dogecoin
  • Skrill
  • Webmoney
  • Entropay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bitcoin
  • Lite coin


  1. Mozzartbet

Mozzartbet is a relatively new in the Kenyan market, it is licensed by the betting control and licensing board of Kenya (BCLB) under the betting, lotteries and gaming Act, Cap 131, Laws of Kenya under license number: BK 0000135.

In Kenya it’s under the ownership of MozzartBet Kenya limited, the website provider. Being a new company in the Kenyan market they offer promotions to Kenyans to encourage more people to gamble due to high odds available in the market.

  • They offer jackpots of 13 matches every week with a grand prize of ksh 10,000,000, there is also a Happy HOUR! Bonuses which vary with time i.e. for Mozzartbet shops the Happy hour starts from 9am- 11am and 8pm- 10pm and on the website the happy hour starts from 6am to 8am then from 11am to 1am. You only get the bonus with odds on a minimum of 4 matches during the normal time and 3 during the happy hour with greater than 1.35 odds.
  • The is also lotteries under My Number here we are supposed to choose a couple of numbers on each round starts after 5 minutes, LUCKY S.6, luck G we are to choose 2 numbers in every round 20 out of 80 numbers are drawn at random if all the numbers you draw are picked you win depending on the bet and odds used to determine winnings.
  • Bonuses are not divide among winners in the jackpot so here is how payment is done according to correct number tickets scored; for 12 matches correct ksh100, 000, for 11 matches 10,000, for 10 matches 1,000, for 9 matches 500.

Payments options on deposits/withdrawals

On both we can used the pay bill number 290059, these applies for Mpesa, Airtel money.

  1. Betika

Betika is well recognized betting sites especially by youths across Kenya due to the low amount of stake of as low as ksh 10, founded on 2016.

Betika is licensed and regulated by the (BCLB) and offer a wide betting markets that include: Grand jackpot on minimum stake of 49 ksh, midweek jackpot of 15 matches with a minimum stake of 15ksh, sababisha jp, shikisha which allows us to create our own combinations they also offer a reliable app that makes it easy to deposit online.

With Betika, you can be sure to place your bets on some of the significant football jackpots and leagues. It also offers you the opportunity to become a lucky winner with numerous sporting markets every day with salient features including fair odds, an easy to use website, great in-play experience and a wide variety of sports to bet on.


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