Despite the fact that the government has shut down a lot of betting sites in 2019, Kenyan bettors can still choose from a plethora of sportsbooks. Kenyans love sports and enjoy betting on them, which makes this African country a highly attractive market to online betting operators. The Kenyan shilling is a currency accepted by many sportsbooks offering a plethora of popular markets and sports events to place bets on. In order to help you choose a betting site which will be a perfect fit for you, we bring you a guide to Kenyan betting sites.

What to Look for in a Kenyan Sports Betting Site?

According to the latest statistics, almost 47 million Kenyans use mobile phones while more than 43 million, which is 83% of the total population, have access to the internet. If you read this article, you are probably one of those people and you want the sportsbook you will join to be available across all devices so that you can access it anytime anywhere.

The betting site should be licensed by a trustworthy gaming body. A valid online betting licence guarantees that the website will provide players with a safe and fair gaming experience. Furthermore, it should accept the local currency and support a wide range of banking options enabling players to make their deposits and withdrawals in a safe way with no additional fees. Besides traditional methods such as credit and debits cards, the betting site should support e-wallets such as Neteller, Webmoney, Skrill or Perfect Money and mobile payment solutions like Airtel Money, eazzypay or M-PESA. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin should also be an option.

Once you register with a betting site, you should be able to choose from different bet types on the popular markets including football, volleyball, tennis, rugby, cricket and more. Needless to say, the sportsbook should offer competitive odds and live betting, which allows players to watch a game and place bets on events in it live. Finally, the betting site worth your time and money should offer a variety of bonuses and promotions to both new and existing customers.

Bonuses and Promotions

We will dedicate a whole section to this aspect as it can make all the difference. A modern sportsbook should offer different bonuses and promotions to its new customers and existing ones. They can come in different forms and sizes, from free bets with no deposit needed to deposit-based welcome bonuses for new players and reload bonuses and other promotions that will keep existing players coming back for more. 

When it comes to welcome bonuses, they will typically double your bankroll up to a certain amount which can be from Ksh1,000up to Ksh10,000 depending on the betting site you join. Winnings obtained while wagering free cash will be considered bonus until you meet wagering requirements. That’s why you should keep in mind that before you sign up with Kenyan betting sites, you need to study the terms and conditions attached to bonus offers as not all of them are favourable to players.