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Powerbets Kenya is a local owned bookie regulated by the Betting control and licensing Board. The parent company, Oysterbay Lotto Limited was registered in 2016 but they didn’t begin trading until in 2018 when Powerbets was launched. It’s a great betting site for beginners as they have a super simple interface and few options This sportsbook can be accessed through https://www.powerbets.co.ke/ and through https://www.powerbets.co/

Pros
  • Simple to use
  • Popular games have boosted odds
  • They have a unique odds filter feature
Cons
  • Buggy Jackpot
  • They do not support other payment processors

Powerbets in a glance

Through their site (and mobile app) you can bet on live sports and upcoming ones. They do not have a cash out feature and you should be careful when placing bets: You know, just in case. Currently, you can online bet on Soccer, Basketball and cricket.

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You can only deposit (and withdraw) through M-Pesa. There are claims that this is among the few Kenyan bookies that does crypto, with 22bet being in of them, but these are lies. They have moderate odds; a lengthy signup process and a six-pick jackpot dubbed the “soccer6″‘

PowerBets pros

Simple to use

From the look of it, this is the ideal sportsbook for new players that are not yet used to the betting lingo. Some markets such as the Asian handicap are confusing to newbies and Powerbets doesn’t feature them. They only have 16 markets even on the big soccer games and there isn’t much room for confusion either.

Popular games have boosted odds.

All the popular games are tagged with a “boost” tag indicating that they have higher odds. However, when comparing their odds with another bookmarker. I found out that their odds were in fact slightly lower. This may have been a onetime thing.

Looking at their odds for this soccer game, you’ll see that sportybet offers 3.55 for the home win while they give 3.50

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They have a unique odds filter feature

powerbets odds filter

This is the first one of its kind here. You’re able to filter odds from 1 to 1.5, 1.5 to 2 and 2+. With the withholding tax rule in place, you need to do your math well before placing a bet. You’ll receive 80% of your earnings. Let’s say that you picked a “sure bet” market with a 1.1 odd and placed Kes 1000. You’ll win Kes 1100. Multiply it by 80% to get what you’ll be left with after the taxman has had his cut. You will have “won” Kes 880 with a Kes 1,000 stake on a market with 1.1 odds.

User the odds filter unique to Powerebts and only bet on markets with odds exceeding 1.5. This way, you will always be in the green even after Caesar has had his rightful share. No more surprises like this guy here seeking clarification on the Facebook page, “you have not paid me well after win 667 you gave me 567” 😂

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Powebet cons

Buggy Jackpot

They claim to have a 6-game jackpot but there’s no other information about it on their website. At the time of this review, the jackpot page returned an error and I wasn’t able to assess it.

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They do not support other payment processors

Deposits and withdrawals can only be made through M-Pesa. However, they do have an online deposit request form where you request a deposit and a pop up on your phone asks for confirmation of the same. This was super-fast and I didn’t have to remember their Pay bill.  Not that it’s super hard finding it as it’s on the sticky navigation bar.

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Powerbets customer service

You can keep in touch by phone or by email. Details can be found on the homepage’s footer. The quickest way of contacting Powerbets is through Facebook where they are very prompt at responding to inquiries

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Customers are commenting on local directories reaching out to powerbets customer support and it looks like they had their queries solved.

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PowerBets Review Overall

I would give power bets a 3.5 star. They only have a handful of events and I couldn’t find smaller leagues. There’s a “lite” version of powerbets where they’ve stripped down on the already thinned out features.

About the Powerbets platform

Create an account and you can place bets whenever. Click on a game to view additional markets. Tap odds and they’ll be added to your bet slip. You can “place bet” at this time or continue adding more picks to turn your single bet into a multibet. You can bet on all the big soccer leagues but there are no virtual sports.

Bonuses and promotions at Powerbets

This bookie doesn’t offer bonuses.

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Betting limits

There’s no maximum stake at Powerbets. However, they’ve made it clear that Kes 10 Million is the maximum pay-out they will process. They have free withdrawals and I always appreciate them.

Quality of odds

Their odds are slightly lower in comparison to other bookies. Their Basketabll odds were a little higher than Betlion’s and 22bets. Either way, there wasn’t a huge difference in the odds.

Powerbets Mobile options

This website was designed for mobile users and it makes sense considering that 80% of Kenyans have smartphones. However, the site doesn’t automatically switch to the mobile version and you’ll have to choose this option from the right hand sidebar. Navigation is even easier on the app. The app is only available to Smartphones running the Android OS. I compared the full and lite versions and mobile and  I felt that the lite version was faster.

Is powerbets Kenya legit?

It looks like Power Bet Kenya is affiliated with the South African One https://powerbets.co.za/ Powerbets isn’t very popular amongst Kenyan players and perhaps this is why they’re yet to introduce full functionality to the Kenyan Market. The Kenyan variant looks like a demo of powerbets South Africa
A quick “powerbets Scam” google Search reveals contradicting information however. It looks like there’s a scam with the same name relating to Cryptocurrency
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This explains the rumours behind powerbets Kenya accepting crypto.

Is Powerbets legal?

Yes. They are licensed in Kenya by the BCLB (license number 110)

Does powerbets have an App?

Yes. They have and Android app. You must be running Android 4.4 and above to use it. Download this apk from their homepage.

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3.8 rating

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