As the main sports betting website in Kenya, Betpawa allows Kenyan sports betting enthusiasts to never lose a betting opportunity for their favorite games, and play the best odds available!
Betpawa is an online betting company that’s based in Kenya, but offer their services to different African countries such as Uganda, Ghana, and Nigeria. They are also in the process of launching branches in other countries, such as Tanzania. Since they are operating in more than one country, Betpawa holds more than one license. For example, in Kenya, they are licensed by the BCLB (Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya), which is under the Betting, Lotteries, and Gaming Act, but they are regulated by different bodies in other countries. The overall company and licensee of Betpawa is Gaming International (K) Limited.
Betpawa focuses on a small range of sports, with most of the attention placed on European football. Indeed, European football is the most popular sport in Africa and it’s evident on the Betpawa website, as they feature more than 100 different competitions for both national (Ugandan and Kenyan leagues) and international games (La Liga and English Premier League). However, they do also offer options for a few other sports, namely tennis, basketball, rugby, American football, cricket, and futsal.
Aside from pre-game betting, Betpawa also offers its customers the chance for live betting for on-going games, giving them excellent odds for those events as well.
When it comes to graphics and design layout, Betpawa is what one would call functional and minimalist. If you’re looking for fun graphics, entertaining sound effects, and unique website features, you will find better luck elsewhere. The main goal of Betpawa is to provide bettors with a website that’s easy to navigate, clean, and easy to use.
The main colors of the website is green and white, and the sections are laid out clearly. The green toolbar on the top of the main page is a search bar, so that you can find a specific game, team, or tournament. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find the most popular tournaments, as well as the countries that they are being played in. This side also has the most popular betting options available on the website, such as Live Now (for on-going games), Next 48 Hours (up-coming games), and Popular Bets (where you can find all the most popular bets on all sporting events). On the right-hand side, you can find an electronic betting slip so that you can check and keep track of your existing bets.
The registration and gameplay process on Betpawa has been made as easy and as quickly as
There are two ways that you can fund your Betpawa account, depending where you are in Africa. For Kenyan players, you can use M-PESA, while users based in Uganda can use either MTN Mobile Money or Airtel Money.
The Betpawa live betting option is one of the best offered by African-based betting companies, Betpawa offers offer both lightning-fast speeds and good odds on their games.
For the Ugandan and Zambian versions, they offer links to an online casino, but with limited games only, namely Jacks or Better and Roulette. No other Betpawa website offers casino games.
Betpawa does not offer the ubiquitous betting bonus: the welcoming bonus for new players. However, they do offer other fun bonuses for their regular customers. If you regularly bet on their website, you can chance upon their free bets, although these can usually only be played in certain events, and can only be used for single bets.
They also have a Jackpot feature, where you can win a huge prize pool if you can correctly predict the outcome of 13 football games. This prize pot is quite difficult to win, but it’s worth it because of the size of the pot.
In general, Betpawa is a clean, smooth, and fast betting website that’s geared towards the average African consumer. You can easily find the desired games, teams, or tournaments on the website, and they offer attractive odds on the different games.
They offer traditional customer service support via phone and email, and the operators speak fluent English. They also offer round-the-clock support on their Facebook page, where you can get in contact with operators via Facebook messenger.
Pros and Cons
- Signup is fast, easy, and gives you one free bet
- Easy layout and navigation
- Good reputation as live betting company
- Small minimum bet requirement (Sh.1)
- No welcome bonus
- Limited sports covered