100 %Up to KES 5000
- Reasonable jackpot stake (Kes 50)
- Two jackpots – 9/9 picks wins Kes 500,000 and 13/13 picks wins Kes 2M
- Has a "lite" mobile version for opera mini
- Live Betting
- Has Multiple virtual games and leagues
- 100% weekend bonus + other generous offers
- Lacks a cash out feature
- No live score/results
- Lacks a cash out feature
- No free sports live stream
- Live Betting lacks a match tracker, stats
- Very few livestreaming events at any given time
KwikBet is one of the few Kenyan Bookies still offering a jackpot (prized at Kes 2M for 13/13 correct picks). Their football events selection isn’t exhaustive but you’ll find matches from all the popular leagues. The live betting feature was introduced recently and wasn’t working on mobile at the time of this review. You’re met with this image instead (Perhaps suggesting that you should flip your phone to the landscape orientation?).
KwikBet is the only bookie that actually deducts the 20% tax from profit and not from the possible win. If you staked Kes 100 on a game with 1.80 odds, your possible win will be Kes 180. Kwikbet will deduct a 20% tax from the profit 20% * (180- 100) = Kes 16 Unlike the others that will tax the possible win 20%*180 = Kes 36. Isn’t that great?
Kwikbet at a glance
The Brand began operations in Kenya in 2018 after they were licensed by the BCLB under License no 130. Together with Betlion, Odibets. Mcheza and Gamemania, KwikBet was one of the lucky bookies to have their license reinstated after the tax audit hence the “new” license number. They had license number 61 before. Kwikbet runs in Kenya under Solami Limited.
Kwikbet deposit options
M-Pesa is their only deposit option. Deposit through their paybill 290028 with your phone number as the account number. All deposits made through this Paybill get a 50% Bonus. Use their online request form for faster deposits. Click “deposit” from the main menu, input amount and a pop up on your form will prompt for confirmation of the same. All deposits are free.
KwikBet withdrawal options
All winnings are withdrawn by M-Pesa too. A fixed charge of Kes 16 is deducted from all withdrawals
Payment Methods conclusion
M-Pesa is their only payment processor. It’s unfortunate that they don’t work with T-Kash or Airtel Money.
Kwikbet Customer Service
Their Facebook page is very responsive. They got back in under two minutes. Impressive.
The Customer Care rep confirmed that there were no bonuses awarded for 12/13 correct picks.
All Customer queries were addressed too.
Kwikbet has an official Telegram too where you can chat with customer care reps and other gamblers. All big games are shared on Social media and Game Codes of the same delivered by SMS too.
KwikBet in Kenya
Even though many soccer events aren’t featured, you can bet on all the big games here. There are no “fancy” features like sports streaming, stats, match tracker or fast live betting. Their Bonuses are vague too. Back when SportPesa was the go-to sportsbook with a Kes 100 minimum stake, Kwikbet capitalised on this and set theirs at Kes 30. It’s the preferred bookie for SMS betting. Text KWIKBET to 29028 and you will receive game codes. You can also check your balance by sending BALANCE to the same number. Even though they are missing a few features found in the “newer” bookies, it’s still a great betting experience.
Kwikbet the good
It’s super easy using their site, especially on mobile. All events are minimized by default. There’s a drop-down filter where you can easily find your favorite market. Only one market is shown at a time eliminating confusion.
Low jackpot winnings
There are no bonuses for 10,11 and 12 correct picks on their 13-game jackpot. SportPesa used to offer Kes 10M+ for their 13-game jackpot and Kes 100M+ for their 17 game jackpot. Betway clearly has a better jackpot: Kes 475,000 for 5/5 correct picks; with a Kes 95,000 consolation for 4/5 correct picks. Compare this to Kwikbet’s Kes 500,000 for 9/9 picks.
Their cashback is a joke
The only time Kwikbet will give a cashback bonus is when your 20+ multibet slip loses by one game. All the decent bookies like Betlion have a 100% cashback when you lose by one on 5+ picks betslips. As if this isn’t crazy, you’ll only get a bonus when you meet these stringent conditions:
- It’s only applicable to new platers
- Bonus expires in 48 hours
- You must wager at least ten times the bonus (with real money) for proceeds from this bonus to be eligible. If you get A Kes 5,000 bonus, you have to bet with at least Kes 50,000 to withdraw.
- The bonus is automatically disqualified when events are voided due to circumstances outside your control.
Bonus and promotions
There’s a weekend 100% deposit bonus. This isn’t redeemable and can only be used on upcoming events. You cannot wager on their victuals or live events with this bonus. I feel that they should have done a better job at explaining how the welcome bonus works.
For in-play bet slips, they are settled as soon as the event as the event is met. If you had bet that there would be 3 goals (OV 2.5) on a game, your account is credited when the third goal is scored. Great!
Quality of Odds
They had the 4th highest odds out of the 12 bookies we tested here. This was surprising considering that they outranked all the bookies that were claiming to have boosted odds.
Kes 50 is the minimum stake when you bet by web. Kes 1 is the minimum stake when betting by SMS. Kes 50,000 is the maximum stake on each bet sip. Kes 500,000 is the maximum payout they’ll ever make on a single slip. The customer bears all transaction charges on withdrawals.
Their website is fully responsive and works well on mobile/tablet. There’s no dedicated app. There’s a lite version for opera mini users where you have to refresh odds manually.
I give kwikbet a three star as you can bet by SMS too. Solid, trustworthy bookie but their jackpot/bonuses are the tightest you’ll ever see.
They are a trustworthy brand with great customer support but a few things could be improved.
How do I deposit to KwikBet?
Choose “Lipa na Mpesa” from the buy goods menu and input 290028 as the account number.\
How do I withdraw from Kwikbet?
SMS WITHDRAW#AMOUNT to 29020 or request a withdrawal through the website. Kes 50 is the minimum withdrawal.
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.