- Above average odds
- Android app
- Bet builder ‘JengaBets’
- multiple outcomes from a single event
- Wide variety of games
- Instant payouts
- livescore, blogs,news and results sections
- A good range of markets
- Minimum amount players can stake is 49 kes.
- Absence of the jackpot and mega jackpot
Sportpesa is back!!! #thebestisback
Whether you are a punter or not and you are located in Kenya, you definitely know who the best in the game is. With over a year absence from the kenyan betting scene due to new regulations by the government that the bookie found punitive, they have finally resumed operations in the country. The bookie also retained all the money and user data in their system and database. So, if you had money in your account when the bookie was shutting down operations in Kenya, your money is still intact and you can proceed where you left off. No need to start registration afresh.
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 was previously owned by Pevanns Ltd. but is at the moment under new owners listed as Kentech S.L.U who have been registered and licensed by BCLB under the license number BK 0000205. Sportpesa had its heaviest presence in Kenya before departure but after dispute with the government, shifted their attention to the UK. At the moment, major operations are in the UK, Tanzania and Kenya.
Language of access at the bookie’s site is English and Kiswahili.
My experience overview
Sportpesa remains my most preferred and favourite bookie because of their above average odds and instant payments. Few local bookies if any can compete with sportpesa with regards to their odds. A good instance is the 1X2 market in major leagues like the bundesliga games. While Bayern’s odds to win their tie with RB Salzburg have been placed at 1.40 with most bookies like Betika and the likes, Sportpesa has their odds placed at 1.45. If you were to place a multibet of five similar games with a bookie, your possible winning margins are obviously higher with Sportpesa and with a substantive difference.
At the time of drafting this review there were no jackpots or the mega jackpot sportpesa is known for. This absence is due to unavailability of competitive games at the moment. However, players should keep tabs with the bookie for updates.
The sportsbook has an android app available to its users and you can download it straight from their site. Using the sportpesa app streamlines navigation and the speed while interacting with the bookie as the loading times are minimized.
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.
Contacting customer care at sportpesa is as easy as it comes. Players have the option of live chatting a virtual assistant right at the site and have their issues such as tax, registration, bet results and withdrawals just to mention a few taken care of. The response time however for an actual agent could do better in my opinion. If you prefer to talk to an agent over voice, phone numbers are provided at the site as you can see below, you can send them an inquiry on email at the contacts provided below. If you prefer the social platforms to contact them like I do, efficiency is their motto. Agents handling the social platforms will sort out your issues and inquiries.
As for the new players, registration is very simple and easy. All you need is your phone number and a password and you will be registered immediately upon verification of mobile number.
- Above average odds.
- Android app is available.
- Bet builder ‘JengaBets’ feature is present. This feature in particular allows players to select multiple outcomes from a single event for a larger odd hence a chance at winning big.
- Wide variety of games including an option for players to add favourites on their homepage. This option allows you to form a sort of quick link to games of your choice hence more customization.
- Instant payouts upon game completion.
- The bookie has a livescore, blogs,news and results sections on its site allowing players more than just waging options.
- A good range of markets in its events.
- Minimum amount players can stake is 49 kes. In a market where bookies allow players to place bets with stakes as little as 1 kes, Sportpesa may be doing themselves a disservice.
- Absence of the jackpot and mega jackpot which was previously a crowd puller is a bummer. Following the success stories of players like Abisai scooping the mega jackpot of 220 million, most punters look forward to a chance at the big money which sportpesa was the main dealer. Whether this jackpot absence is due to lack of competitive games or a temporary thing is yet to be established.
Promos and bonuses.
The bookie at the moment has no running promotions or bonuses for its players. At a time when the bookie is just re-entering the market, they could have done their players and subscribers a favour by offering promotions or free bets on the first week at least.
Navigation and website structure
The sportpesa desktop site bears the traditional outlook of most sports betting sites with all the products available listed at the top of the homepage. Among these products and features are live games, jengbets, jackpots and casinos among others. At the utmost left side, the different sports are listed when browsing your sporting options. If you are browsing for the casino games, then the list will include all the different categories of games like Keno and slots among others.
Also noteworthy is the different wallets for both the sport betting and the casino games. To make deposits and withdrawals, you need to have an Mpesa account and you can decide to deposit directly online or use the paybill number provided at their site.
Sportpesa is the best site for you to wage on if your sole drive is the quality of the odds. They have arguably the best ones you will come across. However, with regards to promos and jackpots, the bookie needs a bit of work to get back to where it once was. On the bright side though, payments and payouts are processed instantly so you don’t have to wait.
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.