Betin Kenya – Review & Mobile App
There seems to be three types of sports betting sites available for people in Kenya: Huge sites offered by international gambling companies, professional-looking online sports books created by online wagering concerns in Kenya, and sites that look like they were hammered together over the course of one afternoon and should be avoided at all costs.
Of those three, the great-looking Betin sits comfortably in the centre. If you make your sports betting home here, the chances are you are never going to be less than extremely satisfied.
Betin Kenya is owned by Gamcode Ltd and is licensed in Kenya by the BCLB under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act.
You’ll be saying ‘get in!’ when you see the Betin. We’ve seen bad sports book welcome offers and we’ve seen good sports book betting offers, and this is one of the best.
Once you have completed your registration with Betin (see below – it only takes a matter of minutes) you can make your first deposit using either M-PESA or Airtel, and Betin will bump up your deposit by 50 percent up to a maximum of 500 KES.
To gain your bonus you need to make a minimum deposit of at least 300 KES. You will then need to stake the entire amount of your qualifying deposit on wagers on any sports market available at the site, with cumulative odds of 3.0 (2/1) or greater. Once you have done this your bonus cash will be added to your account.
To then release your deposit funds, you need to wager ten times the value of the bonus that has been awarded to you within thirty calendar days of the bonus funds appearing in your account. All wagers MUST have cumulative odds of 3.0 (2/1) or greater. All bets MUST be settled by the end of the bonus wagering period (i.e. within thirty days of award).
Once you have met wagering requirements your bonus will be available for redemption. This is not done automatically, and you will need to request it via your account.
Pros and Cons
• Nice welcome bonus, although the wagering expectations are not the best that we have ever seen
• Lots of alternative wagering options including a live casino
• Site looks really good and it’s very easy to use
• Not enough good ongoing bonuses
• Market availability is better than some but not as good as others
Is Betin a Reliable Betting Site?
Betin is the sports book trading name of Gamecode Ltd and is properly licensed by the Kenya BCLB, so you have no worries there. You should never play at an unlicensed sports book, online casino, slots or bingo site. If you get into difficulties at an unlicensed site, such as your funds mysteriously disappearing, then you only have yourself to blame!
That’s not likely to happen at all at Betin, plus the site takes its responsibilities to its site users very seriously. There’s even a section on what you should do if you feel that your gambling is becoming a problem.
In terms of the information that you share at the site, all such info is encrypted when being passed to the site, which is crucial when it comes to online security.
Most online sports books will offer you bonuses from time to time, and we’ve already outlined the bonus you can expect should you sign up with the Betin sports betting site.
Information on Betin Bonus offers does not exactly hit you in the face, but there are two main ongoing bonuses that the site offers: The MultiBet Bonus and the Betin League Bonus.
The MultiBet Bonus is applied on any accumulator bet that you place which has more than four selections. A five-bet acca gets a five percent boost, a six-bet acca a 10 percent boost, a seven-bet acca a 15 percent boost and so on, up to a maximum bonus boost of 50 percent. The bonus only applies to selections with minimum odds of 1.20 (1/5). All extra winnings are paid as bonus cash.
There’s also a bonus to be had in terms of the Betin League. This is the Betin version of a virtual football league that runs 24 hours a day, with games kicking off every 90 seconds. You can boost your chances of success by making deposits and laying bets at the Betin League, boosted by the odd bonus or two!
How to Register and Create an Account at Betin
Opening an account at Betin is really super easy. If you want to register via the site, all you have to do is visit betin.co.ke and click on the yellow ‘Register’ text in the top right-hand corner of the screen, under the login details.
You will need to fill in your mobile phone number, your chosen password (which you will also need to confirm), your email address, your first name, surname and date of birth. You will also be asked to provide details of how you first came to hear about Betin.
If you have a promotional code, then you will enter it here. Once you have filled in all the information that you need to, click on the ‘Register’ button on the bottom of the page. You will be sent details on how you can validate your account. Once you have successfully gone through the validation process, your sports betting account at Betin is ready to use!
Betin is more than a Betting site: Casino, Slots and Virtual Sports
You can really spread your wagering around at Betit, as the site offers a lot more than sports betting. Here are details about the other options that are available to you.
Unlike some other sports betting sites in Kenya, Betin has a fully-fledged online casino that you can make use of too. Here you will find a large number of slots and classic casino games.
There are fifteen slots in total, and all are very much of a muchness and its hard to get excited about any of them. The casino games are a little better, and you can play blackjack, roulette, punto banco/baccarat, hi-lo, video poker, mazzetti and sette e mezzo.
At the Betin casino, you will find a very good live casino, where you can play all your favourite casino games complete with live, real-world dealers and croupiers. You can play classics like blackjack and roulette, plus lottery-style games such as keno and lots of varieties of casino poker.
We’ve already touched on the Betin League, which is the site’s virtual football league. If you like virtual sports but you don’t like football, then don’t despair, as there’s plenty more in the virtual Betin world that you’re likely to be interested in.
There are four additional disciplines – horse racing, tennis, greyhounds and basketball.
The lotto section at Betin allows you to legitimately buy lottery tickets for some of the biggest lotteries in the world. These include the Russia Goslotto, the UK 49’s Teatime lottery, the SA Power Ball, the Ireland Lotto and the UK Lotto.
How to Deposit and Withdraw
Deposits at Betin can only be done via M-Pesa or Airtel. Here is how to get money into your account:
• Open the M-Pesa or Airtel app on your mobile phone
• Enter the amount that you want to deposit and the paybill number. This is the same for both financial service providers – 997270.
• Once you have completed all your details and added your PIN, click on ‘OK’ to commit the transfer.
• You will receive a SMS stating that your deposit has been authorised. If you try and deposit more money than is currently in your M-PESA or Air
tel account then your transfer will fail. You can add money to your account via any M-PESA agent, or online.
To withdraw money simply head to your online account at the Betin website or use the mobile app. If you go the cashier you will be able to withdraw funds back to your M-PESA or Airtel account.
Betin Mobile App for Android and iPhone
The bad news for those who prefer to play via their mobile phones, or any of their mobile devices, is that Betin does not provide a dedicated mobile app. The better news is that you do not strictly need to use a dedicated app in order to use the Betin site on your mobile.
Betin is a responsive site, which means you can use it on any device and it will respond to any device that you use. If you use the site on a mobile with a small screen, then the site will optimise itself so that it is easy to use on your device. You can place all the bets you want with ease, thanks to the mobile-optimised version of the Betin site.
This version of the site should work on all devices, be they powered by Android or iOS, and other operating systems too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does Betin work?
A. Betin is the name of the online sports book as created by the company, Gamcode. It offers its services legally via BCLB licensing. All bets are placed via the Betin website, either on a PC, laptop or mobile device, using the software that’s provided.
All bets are processed automatically, including receipt and payout. All monies are taken from your Betin account when you place bets and added when you win. To add funds or withdraw you follow a manual process.
All sports and events that are available to be wagered upon can be found in the menu at the left-hand side of the main Betin page. To find any specific event just navigate your way through the menus. Current live machines are shown in the centre of the screen.
Other options such as the virtual sports section, the casino site and the lotto site can be accessed via the top menu.
Q. Which Sports and Events are offered for betting at Betin?
A. Betin offers sports wagering markets for football/soccer, tennis, motorsport, basketball, American football, baseball, handball, rugby, ice hockey, cycling, futsal, golf, boxing, Aussie rules, cricket, darts, MMA, squash and table tennis.
Q. How do you place a bet at Betin?
Once you find an event that you want to place a bet upon, you need to add that bet to your bet slip. To do this, you simply click on the odds given for any specific event. Once you have clicked on the odds your bet will be sent to your bet slip, but your bet will not have been placed.
To complete the process, you need to specify a betting amount for the bet on your slip. You can add multiple bets to your bet slip and then chain them together to create doubles, trebles and accumulators.
Once you are satisfied that everything is as it should be, select your wager amount and enter it into the box. When you are completely happy click on the ‘Bet’ button and your wager will be finalised.
Overall Rating of Betit
For a site that is run purely out of Kenya, Betin is very, very good. Make no mistake, this is a professionally run enterprise and not a site that’s here on the internet one minute and then gone the next. Your money and all your wagering dealings are safe here.
The sports markets selection here is adequate enough, but we would have liked to see more. If you like casino games and slots there are those options too, but dedicated online casino fans may prefer to use Betin for sports-betting as there are better casino games or slots sites elsewhere.
If you’ve been convinced by this appraisal of Betin to give them a try, then we wish you the very best of luck. Why not at least sign up for an account with Betin and see how you go? You never know, the sports betting gods may be smiling upon you today!