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  • Multiple high paying jackpots
  • Mobile apps
  • Active customer support
  • Bet builder feature
  • Bet spinner feature
  • Multiple Languages
  • Live betting
  • Lotto game
  • Many virtual and casino games
  • Immediate withdrawals
  • Easy to register
  • A good range of markets
  • No cashout feature
  • Average Odds
  • The site has experienced periods of downtime and technical issues in the past, which can be frustrating for users.
  • No live streaming

What’s New?

You can now make two picks (double chance) on the same event on their 13-game jackpot

Sportpesa Homepage

Sportpesa, you’d say is the mother of all bookies in Kenya and arguably the biggest in Africa. Its only significant competition is Betway in Africa. Just a quick look at the website tells you how advanced Sportpesa in advanced in the bookmaking sector.

Kenyan gamblers prefer Sportpesa due to its wide range of betting options, user-friendly interface, mobile betting, quick payouts, local presence, and social responsibility. Sportpesa offers a variety of sports betting options, providing Kenyan gamblers with the opportunity to bet on their favorite sports events. The website has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy for users to navigate and place bets, while the mobile app provides convenience and flexibility. Sportpesa also offers quick payouts for winning bets, and its local presence and involvement in social responsibility initiatives have helped to build trust and loyalty among Kenyan gamblers. These factors have made Sportpesa a popular choice among Kenyan gamblers.

SportPesa payments support

Sportpesa was everyone’s favourite for obvious reasons. Am here to let you know their odds are as fresh and attractive as they had always been. New player or not, you definitely need to check them out.

Sportpesa at a glance

Sportpesa is a Kenyan online sports betting site that was founded in 2014. The company is privately owned by Pevans East Africa Limited, a company that is registered and based in Kenya. Sportpesa is licensed and regulated by the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) of Kenya, which oversees and regulates all forms of gambling in the country. In addition to its operations in Kenya, Sportpesa has expanded its operations to other countries in Africa, including Tanzania, South Africa, and Nigeria. However, in 2019, Sportpesa halted operations in Kenya after a dispute with the Kenyan government over taxes and licensing fees. However, in 2021, Sportpesa regained its operations in the country under license no.0000205

Language of access at the bookie’s site is English and Kiswahili and The currencies used are; Euro, Kenyan Shilling and Tanzanian Shilling.

My experience overview

Pros of Sportpesa


Sportpesa is known for its jackpot offerings, which provide users with the opportunity to win large sums of money. The site offers two main jackpot options:

  • The Mega Jackpot: The Mega Jackpot is Sportpesa flagship jackpot, and it offers users the chance to win Kes 287,589,561. The jackpot requires users to correctly predict the outcome of 17 pre-selected football matches from various leagues around the world. If no one wins the jackpot, the prize money rolls over to the next week, resulting in even bigger jackpots. There are bonuses for 12-16 correct predictions
  • The jackpot can e split into 12- 16 games of your choice with the jackpot amount reducing with the lesser number of games.
  • The Midweek Jackpot: The Midweek Jackpot is another popular jackpot offered by Sportpesa. It requires users to correctly predict the outcome of 13 pre-selected football matches, typically from midweek fixtures.  bonuses are available form 10 predictions onwards.

Mobile Apps

Sportpesa have developed different apps for both their sports betting fanatics and casino enthusiasts. The Sportpesa sports betting app allowed users to place bets on various sports events, access live scores and results, and manage their accounts. On the other hand, the Sportpesa casino app provided users with access to a wide range of casino games, including slots, table games, and live dealer games. Users could also make deposits and withdrawals, and manage their accounts through the casino app.

Bet Builder feature

Jengabet is their name for the new common bet builder feature adopted by almost all bookmakers. You get the chance to create your own bet with the options offered. Here are some of the options offered for a premier league football game.

Sportpesa bet builder feature

The Sportpesa exclusive bet spinner

With the Bet Builder feature, users can combine different betting options, such as the match winner, total goals, and the first goal scorer, to create a custom bet. This allows users to have more control over their bets and create unique betting opportunities that are tailored to their preferences. For example, a user could use the Bet Builder feature to create a custom bet for a football match by selecting the team they believe will win, the number of goals they think will be scored, and the player they think will score the first goal. The odds for the custom bet are then calculated based on the selected options, and the user can place the bet if they are satisfied with the odds.


To cater to users in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Nigeria regions, the site offers support for multiple languages. As at the moment, the bookie offers services in English, Swahili, Nigerian Pidgin, Zulu, and Xhosa. Users can select their preferred language from the language selector on the website or mobile app. However, the availability of languages may vary depending on the country or region, so it is recommended that users check the website or mobile app for the latest information on the supported languages.

Sportpesa in Kiswahili

Sportpesa Live Betting

With Live Betting, users can place bets on a variety of markets and betting options as the game unfolds. This allows users to make more informed betting decisions based on the current state of the game, rather than just predicting the outcome of the game before it starts.

Sportpesa Lotto

Lotto is also a facet of Sportpesa, disguised as Lucky numbers. It is rather new to the bookies but not new in the gambling industry. Yu just choose a series of numbers, but as countries and stand a chance to win. Just the lotto we know.

Games variety

Sportpesa offers more games than you can choose from. Any game or sport that is playable, you can find and place a bet on it with this bookmaker. This applies to both casino games and virtual games. Sportpesa is among the top contenders for bookmakers with most casino games in the country. The games are divided into different categories. There’s even a filter for the games based on how much data they consume; high, medium and low data. Just imagine how many games there are.

Sportpesa games verity

Easy Registration at Sportpesa

To register on Sportpesa, simply visit the website or download the mobile app, click on the “Register” or “Sign Up” button, and enter your phone number and a strong password. You will receive a verification code via SMS to the phone number you provided, which you will need to enter to verify your account. Once your account is verified, you can log in and start betting on sports or playing casino games. Remember that Sportpesa requires users to be at least 18 years old to register and gamble on the site

You can however add personal details on the mobile app if you wish. This is however voluntary, not mandatory.

Cons of Sportpesa

No Cashout Feature

Sportpesa lacks the cashout feature which is debatably the most popular feature among players. The bookmaker had the feature a while ago but at the present the feature is unavailable. It is weird how such a big bookmaker could lack such a simple yet key feature. I had to enquire from an agent about this. He replied that the feature was unavailable at the moment but they were working to restore it as soon as possible.

no cashout feature in Sportpesa

No Live Streaming

I also noticed there was no live streaming feature on neither the site nor the mobile app. It is a new development for bookmakers but it is a must have for such a big bookmaker. A huge fashion of players turn to betting sites and apps for their live coverage of games, mostly soccer.

Sportpesa Casino

Most kenyan players are mainly sport betters. But that has not limited Sportpesa because you have access to a wide variety of virtuals and online casino games including live casinos. The casino games have been placed in different categories tailored to your preferences and needs. For instance, if you are under limited data bandwidth, you can opt for the ‘low data’ games that have been tweaked to minimise data usage as much as possible.

SportPesa casino options

Sportpesa in Kenya

Since its establishment in 2014, Sportpesa hit the Kenyan bookmaking market with a storm. To some extent, Sportpesa is solely responsible for fostering the popularity of sports betting in the country. After its introduction, the number of punters has grown exponentially. Its popularity has however taken a hit with the increasing love that punters have for these newer more inviting bookmakers.

Sportpesa in Kenya

Payment methods

I tried to access the sit form their United Kingdom Way to see the methods used but I was denied access.

Sportpesa payment methods

I was only able to use Mpesa for both depositing and withdrawing funds from my account in the bookmaker’s site.

How to Deposit

To deposit funds into your Sportpesa account using M-Pesa, start by going to the M-Pesa menu on your mobile phone and selecting “Lipa na M-Pesa.” Then, choose “Pay Bill” and enter the Sportpesa pay bill number 5212121. In the account number field, enter “SPORTPESA,” followed by the amount you want to deposit and your M-Pesa PIN. Verify the transaction details and confirm the payment. You will receive a confirmation message from M-Pesa and Sportpesa once the transaction is complete, and the deposited funds should reflect in your Sportpesa account within a few minutes.

 There is no maximum limit associated with the deposit from Sportpesa. The maximum depositable money is then dictated by the mobile service provider through the maximum transactable amount, Kshs 300, 000.

How to Withdraw

The withdrawal process is rather same as the depositing process. You select the amount of money you want to withdraw and hit withdraw with mobile money. It takes about 10 seconds before you receive your Mpesa message. The minimum withdrawal amount is Kshs 50 and the maximum being Kshs 150, 000.

Sportpesa Instant withdrawals

Carrier charges apply for both deposits and withdrawals.

Customer Care Support

Sportpesa offers customer care support through a variety of channels to ensure that users can get assistance whenever they need it. Here are some of the ways you can get in touch with Sportpesa customer care:

  • Live Chat: You can use the live chat feature on the Sportpesa website to chat with a customer care representative in real-time.
  • Email: You can send an email to info@sportpesa.com to get help with any issues or queries you may have.
  • Phone: You can call the Sportpesa customer care team on +254709768888 or +254780768888 to speak to a representative.
  • Social Media: You can reach out to Sportpesa customer care through their social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • FAQ Section: Sportpesa also has an FAQ section on their website where you can find answers to common questions about the site and its services.
Sportpesa Survey bot

Navigation and website structure

Sportpesa has a user-friendly website with an easy-to-use interface that allows users to navigate the site and find what they are looking for quickly. The website has a clear structure, with the different sections of the site (such as sports betting, casino, and virtual games) clearly labeled and easily accessible from the main menu. The main menu is located at the top of the page and includes links to different sections of the site, including sports, casino, virtual, live betting, promotions, and more. Users can click on these links to access the different areas of the site and browse through the available options.

Sportpesa user experience

Promos and Bonuses

When I signed up there was no welcome bonus unlike how other bookies do it. I also asked an agent on this and the reply was that at the moment the bonus offered was the bet spinner option. It is the only bonus offered other than the jackpots.

Odds Quality

Another thing that caught me by surprise was how low the odds were. They were not low per se, but considering the size of the bookie and the influence in the market they were low. Ordinarily, it is the bigger the bookie, the higher the odds. But with Sportpesa it is different. The odds offered are just average. Just like any new bookie.

User Experience and Summary

Apart from the homepage selling it out for major leagues football, the site is clear to use for any other games. All sports have more than enough betting options, just that they are not on the homepage. Every game is easy to access. Even those from the minor leagues. Casino games are also easy to play. The same applies for virtual games and lucky numbers. The site has been created and modified to suit all players. At Sportpesa, every player is at home.


Sportpesa as a bookie generally deserves 4.2 stars. Had it not been for the lack of bonuses and absence of cashout feature, the site would’ve been so good. The average odds also pull it down. Nevertheless, hats off to the designers, the site is very easy to navigate and used.


Can you register via SMS in Sportpesa?

Yes. Just send an SMS with the word “Game” to 29050. You will receive an SMS which you ought to reply with “Accept”. You will receive an SMS notifying you of your username which is your phone number, a 4-digit pin which you can change later and a paybill number to which you can deposit your funds with.

How do you place bets via SMS in Sportpesa?

Send an SMS to 79079 with the following details; Game ID, the team you predict to win and the amount you wish to bet in the following format.

What is 1191#X#200

1191 is the game ID, X is my prediction (1 is home, X is draw and 2 is away. 1X is home or draw, X2 is draw or away and 12 is home or away) and 200 is the amount I wish to bet.

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