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This is arguably the most professional bookie in Kenya. This company was founded by Sudeep Dalamal Ramnani and he’s the CEO. Nwankwo Kanu, a Nigerian is the brand’s ambassador. This makes sense as the founder is an Indian Citizen and it looks like they needed a local face where their headquarter is located

  • Instant pay-out
  • Free Sports Livestreaming
  • Free Deposits from Kes 250 +
  • Easy online deposit
  • Cash out Feature
  • SportyBet only facilitates deposits and withdrawals through M-Pesa Only
  • Withholding Tax

Sportybet in a glance

The Nigerian-based online betting platform has since expanded to other African countries, including Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia. SportyBet allows users to place bets on a variety of sports, including football, basketball, tennis, cricket, and more. The platform provides users with a user-friendly interface and a mobile app, making it easy for users to place bets from their smartphones. SportyBet also offers virtual sports betting, casino games, and live betting options. The platform provides users with a variety of payment methods, including mobile money and card payments, and offers competitive odds and attractive bonuses and promotions. SportyBet has established itself as a trusted and reliable online sports betting platform in Africa, catering to the needs and preferences of bettors across the continent.

Sportybet registration

To register on SportyBet, there are two ways: via SMS and through their website. Here’s how to register using both methods:

Via SMS:

  • Open your SMS application on your mobile device.
  • Type “Accept” and send to 29123.
  • Wait for an SMS from SportyBet, which will contain your account details including your account ID and password.
  • Once you receive the SMS, go to the SportyBet website, click on “Login” and enter your account details to log in.

Via the SportyBet website:

  • Go to the SportyBet website at www.sportybet.com.
  • Click on the “Register” button on the top right corner of the homepage.
  • Fill in your personal details including your name, phone number, email address, and password.
  • Once you have filled in all the required details, click on “Register” to complete the registration process.
  • A confirmation message will be sent to your registered email address or phone number, with your account ID and password.
  • Once you have received your account details, go to the SportyBet website, click on “Login” and enter your account details to log in.
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Sportybet Pros

Instant pay-out

I love their instant pay-out feature. Bets are settled as soon as they’re eligible and the funds are credited to your account. If you had had a bet running in the OV/UN 2.5 market and bet that there would be at least three goals in the match, your bet is settled when the third goal is scored. I make the most of this feature in live betting. I’ll bet OV 3.5 on the same game with stake from the previous win; possibly compounding my money. Obviously, you’ll have to wait till the match end for NG, UN XX markets

Free Sports Livestreaming

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Live betting is my cup of tea. With sportybet, you get to stream all the games they’re airing; FREE of charge and without any obligations whatsoever. It’s easier predicting who’ll score first when you’re watching the game. They also show a “match tracker” that lets you see how the game is going without watching it. I find this helpful. (I usually get a mini heart-attack when they state that there’s a “Dangerous Attack” inside the penalty box)

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There’s a statistics tab too that lets you catch on any stats you may have missed on.

Pro Tip: Corners are usually a reliable indicator of a goal. I usually know that there’s a goal nearby when I see many corners. Possession isn’t an indicator of Jack ####. You could have all the possession in the world but you’re not making headway without getting corner kicks.

Free Deposits from Kes 250 +

M-Pesa is the only way to deposit to Sportybet. The usual pay bill transaction charges apply (Kes 22 for all deposits over 100). The company will credit these to your Sportybet account when you deposit Kes 200 and above.

Easy online deposit.

  • Log in to your SportyBet account and navigate to the “Deposit” section.
  • Select “M-Pesa” as your preferred payment method.
  • Enter the amount you wish to deposit and click on “Deposit”.
  • You will be redirected to a page with instructions on how to complete the deposit using M-Pesa.
  • Once the deposit is successful, you will receive a confirmation message from both M-Pesa and SportyBet.

Cash out Feature

To use the cashout feature on SportyBet, users can log in to their accounts and navigate to the “My Bets” section. Users can then select the bet they wish to cash out and click on the “Cashout” button. The platform will provide the user with the current cashout amount, which is based on the current status of the event and the original bet amount. If the user is happy with the cashout amount, they can click on “Confirm” to complete the transaction and receive the cashout amount.

Sportybet Cons

SportyBet only facilitates deposits and withdrawals through M-Pesa Only

To be honest, this isn’t a deal breaker as I’m yet to come across a gambler that prefers other payment operators over M-Pesa (and I know many of them)

The Withholding Tax sucks

This is a legal issue with all Bookies and isn’t a challenge specific to Sportybet alone. The company gets to keep a portion of your earnings as tax that is charged by the government.

In this game for example, the selection “OV 2.5 ” had been weighed at 2.25 odds. This means that with a Kes 1,000 stake, I should win Kes 2450. They get to keep a portion of my earnings (Kes 290) as withholding tax and I’ll get Kes 2160.

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Sportybet customer service

SportyBet  is known for its customer support team’s quick response times and friendly service. The team is knowledgeable about the platform’s features and policies and can assist users with issues related to account management, deposits and withdrawals, and betting options.

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About the Platform

The main navigation bar is located at the top of the homepage and features various sports categories, including soccer, basketball, tennis, and cricket, among others. Users can click on any of these categories to view the available events and markets for that sport. The platform also has a search bar that allows users to search for specific teams, events, or markets. Once a user selects a sport and event, they can view the available markets for that event, such as the match winner, total goals, handicap, and many more. The platform also offers live betting options, allowing users to place bets on events that are currently in progress.

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Sportybet welcome bonus and promotions

New players get up to Kes 1,000 worth of welcome gifts. These gifts usually come with a hundred strings attached. You can’t withdraw these funds, there’s a minimum stake limit for redeeming these gifts, there are odd limits and you cannot use their “boosted odds” feature with these gifts.

These gifts have a full page of terms and conditions attached to them (seriously, here it is) and are rarely worth your time, to be honest.

They randomly give free bets too and these are communicated by SMS. Sportybet has an affiliate program (they call it partner) where they promise up to 20% of the stake for life. It’s worth looking into.

Betting experience

Their site and mobile app have a well thought User Interface to be honest. All the regular bets have a white background while the live bets have a black background. I like to switch between live games and upcoming ones and the different backgrounds come in handy. I always know what game I’m looking at.

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They have fair odds too and it’s a shame that the withholding tax thing eats into our potential earnings.

In this Basketball game, the handicap odds are capped at 1.92 and 1.93 for Home and Away respectively. This is quite commendable as other bookies usually offer 1.85 1.85  at best for the same.

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Sportybet Betting Limits

  1. You cannot place a bet with stakes below Kes 20
  2. You cannot place a bet with stakes exceeding Kes 500,000
  3. Kes 1,000,000 is the maximum pay-out regardless of the odds/stake combo. Sportpesa used to have a maximum pay-out of Kes 1,000,000 too + stake back. If you waged Kes 527, they would pay-out Kes 1,000,000 + 527 and that was amusing.
  4. There’s no pay-out limit in their Jackpot.
  5. There are also other transaction limits imposed by M-Pesa, their preferred payment processor. Highest single transaction is capped at Kes 70,000.  Kes 300,000 is the maximum amount you can transact with M-Pesa on a single day. This was recently raised from Kes 140,000 on the Onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What sports does Sportybet offer?

All the traditional sports + virtual sports. Not all sports are available for live betting.

Does Sportybet have a Jackpot?

This week’s Jackpot was capped at Kes 5,000,000 predict 12/12 correct games and it’s yours. There are rewards for 10 and 11 correct predictions too.sportybet jackpot screen shot

Does Sportybet have a cash out?


How long do deposits and withdrawals take with Sportybet?

Almost instant

How do you deposit to Sportybet

Paybill 202202

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