Introducing the bookies - Sportpesa

16.06.2016 | Blog

Betting in Kenya is really popular! Let's have a look onto BIGGEST and MOST POPULAR betting company out there! - Betting done in Kenyan way!

Currencies supported KES (Kenyan shilling)
Based in Kenya
Language English
Betting margin medium

Detailed comparison:


Sportpesa offers both local and international plat form for Sports betting. Place a bet via SMS to 79079 or online at You can bet anywhere, before the first whistle of the referee and win instantly, after the last whistle of the referee. Play JACKPOTwhere a little bet (only Kshs 100) is THE NEW BIG CASH (at least Kshs 5, 000,000).


3 way Home/Draw/Away, Goals over/Under, Both teams to score (BTTS) Yes/No ,Double Chance Home/Away, 3 way Fist Half Home/Draw/Away, Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time i.e 1/1 2/1 X/2, Goal Odd/Even , Euro Handicap, First Half Under/Over etc

Regionality (7/10)

1xBet website is available in English and focused on Kenyan market. Deposit and withdrawal is available with:

- Mobile Operator (Safaricom mPesa, Airtel Money, Orange Money, Yu Cash)

- Finix casino

Most popular sports amongst bettors:

1. Soccer 2. Tennis 3. Ice Hockey 4. Basketball

User experience (8/10)

Betting in Sportpesa is exactly build for Kenyans.

They can decide whether to bet directly through SMS or on Site has both desktop and mobile version.

Positive fact is that the design is really easy with good contrast, so with few clicks you are able to find your bet.

Odds (8/10)

The site has very good odds in the region. The offer is definitely better than some english bookies, so for local bettors the safe option.

Along with odds user can participate in JACKPOT competition that can make from ordinary bettor a rich man easily.

Opinion of others (8/10)

Because outside of Kenya there is very few options, we cannot measure global opinion. But the fact that sportpesa is the biggest bookie in the Kenya tells that the market has belief in them. 

Final verdict

We give 8/10 points for this bookie. We made a decision to rate them high because we like the way they adjust the page and services according to its users needs. 

If some bookie is listening to what bettors in Kenya want, then it is Sportpesa!