- Bet through the mobile app/ SMS / mobile set/ desktop
- Generous welcome offers
- Fast deposits
- Instant withdrawals and Deposits
- Live Betting
- Search events
- Fairly new sportsbook
- Unverifiable social media presence
A generous welcome bonus, reasonable odds and a fast live-betting experience. Betwinner is a sportsbook with an all-too-familiar interface. With multiple sports to choose from, Betwinner offers multiple markets on each event and each day is play day there.
Betwinner at a glance
In Kenya, they are registered by the Betting Control and Licensing board under license number 109. Betwinner is owned by Marikit Holdings, a Curacao registered casino provider that has multiple casino brands to their name including 22bet casino and 1xslots. They own three sportsbooks; Betwinner, 22bet and Doublebet. DoubleBet is unique in that it’s a sportsbook based on crypto. The parent company was founded in 2016 and they begun operations in Kenya in 2018.
Deposit Options at Betwinner
M-Pesa is their only payment processor. Top up your accounts by selecting Paybill from the M-Pesa Menu. 998989 is their pay bill number. The registration number that was sent to you by SMS us the account number. All deposits are instant.
Betwinner withdrawal Options
Withdraw your earnings by M-Pesa. Kes 225 is the minimum withdrawal possible and there are no withdrawal charges.
Payment methods conclusion
All deposits/withdrawals are done by m-pesa. There are no withdrawal charges but the usual M-pesa paybill charges apply when depositing. It would be great if they provided an alternative payment processor as M-Pesa experience frequent delays especially in weekends when most games are; sadly. Unlike they had stated in their About us section.
Betwinner Customer Service
I got a response from their online consultant in 6 minutes. It was impressive.
There was no mention of their “official” Social Media Pages. A Facebook page by the same name had only 18 “likes”. Martin Mark and Jack Mat weren’t impressed.
How Betwinner operates in Kenya
After creating an account, you can bookmark favourite leagues and events from this league will be displayed first. There’s an in-play games tab too. Kenyan players can register by SMS or through their website.
SMS “JOIN” to 29334 and a username/password combo will be sent back. This is the fastest way of registering and you’ll be using the same number to bet by SMS too. When creating an account at https://betwinner.ke/en/, you can either use your phone number or verify through social media. The phone number route is the fastest but you’ll have to verify that number.
You can bet on E-Sports too
Even though e-sports are popular among gamblers elsewhere; they are yet to be appreciated by the Kenyan Market. In traditional betting, you wager on which team will win that soccer match while in e-sports you’re betting on video game players and their teams. Betwinner is currently featuring CS: GO and DOTA matches; both competitive FPS games. Would love to see FIFA on that list.
Has a Multi-live feature
This is where you combine multiple (live) events into one bet slip. To be honest, this is just live-betting but with extra steps. With other bookies, you just add picks from multiple events without visiting a dedicated page. There were no events in the Multi-Live page at the time of this review
Has a live score/results tab
Their live score is updated in real-time and you do not have to rely on third party apps like Flashcore and SofaScore.
One click Bet
This feature greatly improves their live betting experience. Odds change quickly in Basketball and it sucks having your slip nullified when they do. Once you flick the switch, bets are placed once you tap that market, no confirmation. This helps in making the most out of these odd changes. You need this edge now that all spreads are 80% of what they used to be.
Betwinner Kenya does not have a verifiable social media presence. The only ways of keeping in touch are by phone/email and live chat.
Welcome Bonus and promotions
100% BONUS ON THE FIRST DEPOSIT UP TO €100
Find events you’d like t wager on by browsing the site. You can also use the search feature to find events you’re not sure of which leagues they belong too. Choose a pick and it will be automatically added to your bet slip. You can add more events to make your single bet a multibet. You can only make one pick on each event. The previous selection is discarded. You can flip the “auto-max” switch if this is your lucky day. There’s a 20% withholding tax charged on all bet slips
Sports Betting Experience
Interestingly, this Sportsbook can be used by both beginners and experienced gamblers. Looking for value? Sure. There are at least 1200 markets on each event. Click the + icon to view them all
First-time betting? Try out their bet slip of the day and if beginners’ luck is on your side, you will love BetWinner. I noticed that this feature was only available when you’re not logged in.
Quality of Odds
They have IDENTICAL odds to powerbet, 22bet and Melbet. Not surprising considering that they have the same layout and features.
There is no minimum/max stake at Bet winner
Download their IOS/Android mobile app from https://betwinner.ke/en/mobile/
There’s a lite version of the site too that is designed for phones and tablets. I use this even on Desktop as they’ve eliminated many features like e-sports, cockfighting, virtuals etc as I don’t use them anyway.
Registration was fast and easy. Payments are by M-Pesa and their events selection is extensive.
I give BetWinner a 4 star. I was impressed by the numerous markets they had. Under football betting, they had all the usual markets – BTTS, 1X2, CS and handicaps. I also loved that you could ager on rather unique events like who will win the premier league. The odds of Arsenal not making it to the top 3 were 1.05. Amusing.
What is BetWinners paybill Number?
998989. They do not accept Airtel Money or T-Kash
Is Betwinner Legit?
Yes. They are licensed by the BCLB.
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.