Established in 2016, Betika is one of Kenya’s leading sports betting companies offering a wide array of betting options, huge jackpots and very attractive betting odds for its users. Betika which was already causing waves and threatening the status quo from the time it was established, inadvertently got it’s biggest breakthrough last year when a government led purge on the industry led to the exit of market leaders Sportpesa and Betin, which left a humongous void that Betika has now stepped into to become one of the market leaders themselves.
Betika is fully licensed to operate in Kenya by the Betting Controls and Licensing Board (BCLB) under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap 131, Laws of Kenya with license number 784.
- wide array of sports offered
- customer friendly interface
- high odds
- No Cashout option
- No Welcome Bonus
Betika quick facts
- Year of foundation: 2016
- Licences: Kenya
- Located: Nairobi, Kenya
- Registered customers: > 1 million
- Odd payout: approx. 94%
- Welcome Bonus Kenya: No classic welcome bonus but a jackpot bonus
- Website address Betika Kenya: www.betika.com
1) What is the offer of Betika Kenya?
For the lovers of sports and sports betting enthusiasts, Betika is the place for you. Their betting platform encompasses the length and breadth of the sports scene offering sports like football, tennis, ice hockey, basketball, baseball, handball, volleyball, MMA, boxing, rugby, darts, American football and futsal.
Betika’s odds are quite attractive as compared to the competition especially for the big leagues like the English Premier League, La Liga, Seria A and Ligue 1.
Betika has three jackpot offerings starting with the Grand Jackpot which can earn you up to Kes 100 million, the midweek jackpot that can win you Kes 15 million and a daily jackpot known as the Sababisha jackpot where you can win Kes 200,000.
The different jackpots have their own set of rules regarding the number of games and the bonus criteria. Have a look at them before placing your bets.
If you have the Midas’ touch, then this is the game for you. This lottery allows you to choose 6 out of 48 numbers and a well regulated and supervised draw is done and there are prizes to be won depending on how many of the numbers you got. Of course the more the numbers you get the higher the wins.
This is an increasingly popular betting option in Kenya where you are allowed to choose several options from the same game (a few pre-selected games) and make your own betting slip from it. This allows you to maximize from a game you may feel strongly positive about.
Betika has a very comprehensive virtual sports platform that offers a variety of events like football, table tennis, volleyball etc. They also recently launched the Betika Sports League (BSL) under this virtual platform which now offers punters an opportunity to bet on virtual games operating under a league format (EPL, La Liga and Seria A) as opposed to the normal random virtual sports games.
Are you the type that can’t wait for full game to end to get your winnings. Well, that is why the live platform exists. And Betika has one of the most interactive and comprehensive live betting platforms with lots of games and even more betting options on offer.
Betika has signed contracts to stream some English Premier League matches in collaboration with talkSPORT. You can also watch NBA games on live stream. So you can literally bet on a game and watch it live. How cool is that?
Betika Bila Bundles
Betika has also partnered with Kenya’s biggest telco, Safaricom, to offer it’s customers free access to the Betika website. In a county where data bundles are a big deal, this is a massive win for Betika!
Betika.com sports offer
2) How does the Betika registration work?
a) Online Registration
This is quite easy. All you need is a mobile phone number and password. Simply press the “Register” button at the top right of your screen. This takes you to a sign-up page where you will enter your phone number and your preferred password.
Once you do this, Betika will send you a verification code by SMS from the 29090 number. Enter this verification code to confirm your identity. The rest of your details will be validated upon making your initial deposit to the site.
This process literally takes a couple of minutes. You should therefore not experience any difficulties here.
b) Registering via SMS
Send a text with the word ‘REGISTER’ to 29090. You will receive an SMS from the same number confirming your registration
c) Via USSD
Dial *644# and follow the prompts
3) Betika bonus Kenya
Betika does not offer a welcome bonus at the moment, but a jackpot bonus – find info down.
unlock bonus: Play the Betika Grand Jackpot
Tip: Follow the link to find details for the Betika Jackpot bonus. If you are looking for more bookmakers in Kenya just go to our overview of the best betting sites in Kenya and find info like pro and cons of different bookmakers, welcome bonus offers and a review test scorecard with further details.
Does Betika have a Welcome Bonus?
No, at the moment they do not have a bonus for new registrations, although this can be awarded purely at the company’s discretion. Instead, they have a bonus points system based on the bets one places in their accounts. You can use these points you earn to place jackpot games or redeem them for cash. A much more elaborate description of this can be found on their terms and conditions.
They also have a jackpot bonus for those who participate in the Betika grand jackpot, which involves predicting the outcomes of 17 pre-selected outcomes. Players who get 12-16 predictions get a range of bonuses up to KES 10 million. If you get 0/17 predictions you also get a bonus.
4) Does Betika have a mobile App??
Yes. They do. It’s available on both Android and iOS devices. The iOS app can be downloaded via the App Store while the Android app is available on Betika’s website. The apps are fully developed and optimised to replicate the website experience and features.
Once your app is installed on your phone, then your password will be saved automatically and in the future, you will not need to login in. What’s even better is the data is compressed and this makes it easier for users with slow internet to enjoy the services as the data loading is quite efficient.
Find more details about the app at our Betika mobile app review
5) Which payment methods does Betika offer??
So how do you deposit funds into your account to start betting? Well, there are literally just two options of going about this, both of them mobile money options i.e MPESA and Airtel Money. The minimum deposit amount is Kes 50.
1. On Safaricom’s MPesa:
- Go to your M-Pesa menu and select Lipa na MPesa
- Select Pay Bill and enter 290290 as the business number
- Input BETIKA as the account number
- Enter the amount you wish to deposit and your MPesa PIN and send
- You will receive an SMS confirming your transaction
2. On Airtel Money
- Go to your Airtel Money Menu and select the Make Payments option
- Got to others and choose Paybill option
- Input BETIKA as the business name and enter the amount
- Input your PIN and then write BETIKA as your reference
- You will receive an SMS confirming your transaction
The beauty of Betika is its instant deposit feature. Your cash reflects almost immediately on their website.
6) How to contact Betika Kenya?
You can chat with Betika agents if they are online on their live chat service on the website or contact them through any of the following Betika contacts
- Mobile: 0729290290 or 0780290290
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter handle: @betikaKe
- Facebook page: @betikaKenya
The staff are very helpful and polite. We have tried this ourselves and we only have positive feedback to report. They can help with queries about payments made, bets placed, bet outcome and just about any other issues you may have with your account.
7) Is Betika serious and secure?
Betika is a leading sports betting firm in Kenya’s fast-growing sports betting industry offering Sports Betting, Jackpots, Virtual games and even live streams of sporting action. They are fully licensed to operate by the Betting Controls and Licensing Board (BCLB). They offer very competitive odds and use well established and regulated mobile payments platforms.
We would like to enforce that with some facts and findings:
- been in operation since 2016
- fully licensed by the BCLB
- over 200 employees
- sponsors Sofapaka football club in the Kenya Premier League
- sponsors other grassroots sports events and corporate social activities
- struck a deal with talkSPORT to broadcast live sports on their website
Conclusion on our Betika Kenya test
- It has a wide array of sporting events on offer
- very good and attractive odds
- The website is user friendly and the app is well optimised
- Excellent features like Live Betting, Jackpots, Super 6, and Virtual Sports
- Quick and responsive customer service
- Betika reaches 92/100 points in our bookmaker test!