- Nice Spin and Win
- Wide variety of virtual games
- Easy and instant registration
- Fast processing of payments.
- place bets through telegram
- Misleading jackpot.
- No match tracker
- No cash out
- Poor odds
- Only one sport is on offer to bet on i.e Football.
- No offers or bonuses whatsoever.
- No live chat
- No casino
- No app
This sportsbook is one of the many registered sport betting operators running activities in Kenya. The bookie has specialized its products in three main products namely; sports, virtuals and spin and win. Unfortunately, if you are a casino enthusiast, you are not going to find those services with Betsafi. Also inclusive in sports are the live games you can wage on albeit with several vital features missing. The jackpot too is missing though the bookmaker has it listed among its products. You will however find its ‘spin and win’ quite good and frankly better than most betting companies.
Betsafi at a glance
Downtownbets Limited are the owners and operators of Betsafi and they have been licensed and their operations approved by BCLB( Betting Control and Licensing Board). Their license number is 0000101. Betsafi is only accessible in English and has operations solely in Kenya.
- Simple and efficient Spin and Win product. No lags and too many selections. You have a one in 5 chance of winning each time you spin the wheel.
- Wide variety of virtual games to play like dog racing, euro cup etc
- Easy and instant registration.
- Fast processing of payments.
- You can place bets through telegram.
- Misleading jackpot. No jackpot is currently available though the site has it listed as one of its products.
- No match tracker for the live games or statistics whatsoever.
- No cash out or partial cash out.
- Poor odds. The odds on most games seem to be below par in comparison with other local bookies. The markets of most interest to kenyan punters include the 1X2, over/under and the GG/NG markets. Going through those markets will probably leave you dissapointed as the odds are a little below average. You probably have to bet on multiple games or place a high stake on asingle game to realise a profit.
- Only one sport is on offer to bet on i.e Football. This lack of an alternative sport to football is quite a letdown in my opinion. Sports fans from other minor sports will surely be dissapointed.
- No offers or bonuses whatsoever.
- No live chat for the customer support.
- No casino is available
Betsafi has partnered with Safaricom and M Pesa is the sole payment provider. To make a deposit, just follow the instructions on their deposit section and use the business number provided. You can also opt to accept or refuse the periodic automatic odds change on your betslip when you are waging. As for the withdrawal, all you have to do is input the amount you want to withdraw and your funds will be wired instantly.
The Betsafi platform is simplistic in nature and you will not be overloaded with content and ads as is the case with some sites. The three main products the bookmaker offers are right at the top of the website with pre match sports being the default product at the centre before you make any selection. Live betters can access their matches from the option given and make a selection from the matches listed. You can view all or according the country those games are located in.
One way to get your issues sorted be it payments or difficulties with the site can be through the FAQ provided. If your query is not among the listed questions, players can opt to contact the bookie through other several means provided like whatsapp, calling in or the social platforms illustrated at the site
The registration process is simple and really straightforward. Just input the safaricom number and password combo and get your account immediately after the verification.
Promos and bonuses
As at the time of writing this review, no promos or bonuses were available. Nevertheless, players can keep tabs with the bookie through their social media for any upcoming offers.
In comparison with similar bookies, Betsafi ranks poorly on almost all fronts. Both the live games and the prematch games had unattractive odds to be honest. For instance,in the much awaited Merseyside derby Liverpool winning odds are placed at 1.84 whereas most similar bookmakers have their odds on the range of 1.91 to 1.95. Clearly the team responsible for these odds needs to adjust those odds and make them attractive enough.
The minimum and the maximum amount you can deposit with your Betsafi account is 1 kes and 70,000 kes.
As for the stakes, you can place a minimum of 20 kes.
No mobile app available for download. Nevertheless, the mobile version for the site works just as well.
Experience and summary
The bookmaker has a lot that needs upgrading to be honest. From the odds to the markets to the missing important features like a match tracker. Sports like basketball have been gaining traction in Kenya as one of the most popular sports and should therefore not be missing. Variety of gaming options like the casino could also be added to spice things up. Also, alternatives to Mpesa could be availed to increase player options when making payments. The virtual games and the ‘spin and win’ on the other hand were better off than other bookmakers. So if you are a gambler with a preference for such games that depend purely on luck, then Betsafi was made for you.
Betsafi deserves 2 stars. A lot is missing from this bookie but the biggest disappointment is the poor odds you will come across with a quick browse. Other sports apart from soccer and the fact that the jackpot is missing raises all the red flags. Not even an entry offer in sight.
Is the jackpot available at BetSafi?
No. as at the moment no jackpot is available but the product is more often than not present. The bookmaker is currently working on restoring the very much awaited jackpot.
What is the entry bonus amount at BetSafi?
There are no entry bonuses as at the time of drafting this review. However the bookie assures its loyal players of introducing new bonuses as well as entry bonus to welcome its new punters.
I’m Kanyi Muturi and am from Tabuga, a small village in Nakuru. I have been following all sports since I was a kid and have been interested in the gambling side of sports since I was in high school. It took me a little while to get a grasp on all of the different gambling terminology and understand how confusing and complicated it can all seem when you first start.
Are you a professional gambler?
I am a successful gambler. But make no mistake about it: I’m a long-time recreational sports bettor. I’m not a professional gambler. I’m not claiming to be a professional gambler. I’ve never, to my recollection, even been acquainted with a professional gambler. And far be it from me to make the preposterous claim that following my advice will turn you into a professional gambler. It ain’t about that. Not here it ain’t. I just want to teach you a new form of recreation, a fun new pastime in what can sometimes be an unfun life.