If you want to know all about Betika, then our Betika review is a good place to start. We analyze all the bookmaker has to offer in this article.
Betika Review Kenya: Our Opinion
If there is one bookmaker that has flown under the radar for so long, it is Betika. The bookmaker has grown from being a small Kenyan betting site to one of the best betting sites in Africa.
It now has operations in about 7 African countries like Nigeria, Tanzania, DRC, Ghana, and some others. But we focus on the Betika Kenya review for now.
The bookmaker has grown significantly compared to when it started operations in 2016. Then, it started with a basic sports betting platform, but on the Betika site today, you can see the following.
- Betting app
- Several bonus options
- Live betting
- Virtual section
For this Betika review, we explore all the bookmaker offers in the sections below.
Betika Promotions Review
There are so many promotional offers on Betika. There are time-limited and ongoing bonuses that bettors can participate in. Some of them are:
Betika Bila Bundles
This is a promotion that offers free data browsing for customers on the Safaricom network. You can browse data free on the desktop site or mobile app.
Deposit Cash Back Bonus
With this bonus option, you get cashback as a free bet. The cashback amount is a full or partial refund of the deposit charges.
Betika Registration Review
Like most bookmakers that require you to register before placing bets on their platform, you must also complete the registration process on Betika first. As part of the Betika review, we consider the registration process. The good thing is that the bookmaker offers 3 methods to complete the registration process.
Betika SMS Registration
The first is by SMS. To register using SMS, just send ‘BETIKA’ to 29090. You will receive a confirmation message to indicate that your registration is successful.
Betika USSD Registration
The second is by USSD. To register, dial *644#, and you will receive a message by 29090.
Betika Website Registration
The final registration method is online, and it is the standard process of entering your details. However, on Betika, before you can complete the registration process by entering a verification code sent to your device as an SMS.
This acts as the first step for verification. After that, you can complete the online registration on the desktop site or mobile app. We outline the steps for online registration below.
- Head to the Betika Kenya site or mobile app and click on ‘Register.’
- Enter your phone number and create a strong password.
- Click on ‘Register’.
- You will receive an SMS with a verification code. Enter it in the space required and click on verify and register to complete the registration process.
Betika Banking Details Review
You will need to deposit money to place bets and also be able to withdraw when you have money from successful bets in your account. So the bookmaker offers deposit and withdrawal channels; we analyse the two differently below.
How to deposit on Betika?
To deposit on Betika, you have just two options, MPESA and Airtel mobile money. These two channels are very popular and will be available to most of the betting population. However, using the two channels requires different steps, which we detail below.
Deposit using MPESA
- Go to the MPESA menu and click on ‘Lipa na Mpesa.’
- Click on ‘Paybill’ and enter 29090 in the business number field.
- Enter Betika in the account number field.
- Enter the amount you want to deposit.
- Enter your MPESA pin to confirm the transaction.
- You will receive a confirmation SMS indicating the transaction was successful.
Deposit using Airtel mobile money
- Go to the Airtel app.
- Click on ‘Make Payments’ and click on ‘Others.’
- Select the ‘Paybill’ option and enter Betika in the business name field.
- Input the amount you want to deposit and enter your Airtel pin to confirm the transaction.
- Enter Betika as the reference, and the payment will be processed.
The deposit time is almost instant, and the minimum amount you can deposit is 50 KES, while the maximum for MPESA is 70,000 KES, while for Airtel is 10,000 KES. Finally, for these two methods to work, ensure you use the mobile number you used to register your account to carry out the transaction.
How to withdraw from Betika?
The withdrawal channels on Betika are the same as the deposit channels, which use MPESA and Airtel money. There are three ways to withdraw money:
- Using SMS
- Online withdrawal.
If you want to withdraw using SMS, simply send ‘WITHDRAW#AMOUNT to 29090. For example, to withdraw 500 KES, send WITHDRAW#500 to 29090. To use the USSD withdraw feature, dial *644#, select the withdrawal option, and enter your details. To use the online withdrawal, follow the steps below.
- Log into your Betika account.
- Click on ‘My Profile’ and select the Withdrawal option.
- Enter the amount you want to withdraw and the details of your account.
- Click on the ‘Withdraw’ button, and your withdrawal request will be sent for processing.
The withdrawal time happens in minutes, but the withdrawal amount limits differ depending on the mobile money system you use. For MPESA, the minimum withdrawal amount is 50 KES, while the maximum is 70,000 KES daily.
For Airtel money, the minimum withdrawal amount is 50, while the maximum is 10,000 KES daily. Another thing to have in mind is that MPESA charges withdrawal fees, while it is free to withdraw on Airtel.
Betika Sports Betting Review
The main part of this Betika Kenya review is to analyse the major aspects of the bookmaker. However, there are some core areas of every bookmaker, including the sportsbook, casino, live betting, and the odds offered by the bookmaker. We do a brief analysis of these sections below.
There are a lot of sports games on the Betika, from very popular to less popular games. Here are some of the sports on Betika
- American football
- Table tennis
- Ice hockey
For each of these sports, the bookmaker offers the top events. However, during our Betika review, we discovered that the sportsbook is not as robust as other bookmakers. Nevertheless, we believe the bookmaker will add more games in due time.
Another section of the bookmaker is for casino games. The casino section has a lot of games with different themes for the different games. The games on Betika include slot games, roulette, baccarat, blackjack, and poker.
The live casino also features the best games from providers like Evolution games and eZugi. If interested, you can also participate in the ‘Drop and Wins’ in the casino section.
As part of the alternative betting section is the virtual games section. On Betika, the only virtual game available is virtual football, but available in the English Premier League, Sakata League, and Bundesliga formats. These games last for 180 seconds, and you have about 120 seconds to make your selections and place bets.
Cash out is another wonderful feature you can experience on the Betika platform. Take a cut of the amount on a bet slip if you feel your predictions will not be successful. The cash out amount is based on the game’s progression and how far it is from your prediction.
You can get a cash amount for single and accumulator bets, and you will see the cash out icon when it is available for a bet slip. However, bets with free bets or bonus bets are not available for cash out.
Betika Customer Service Review
If you run into any problems using the Betika platform, whether, on the desktop, or mobile app, you can always contact the customer service team. Below are the customer service channels available on Betika
- Live chat – click on the green chat button to start a chat.
- Email – send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Phone number – you can call +254729290290 to state your complaints.
- Social media – send a message stating your complaints to the bookmaker’s social media handles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Betika App Review
The team at Betika has developed mobile apps for Android and iOS users to use the betting platform on their mobile devices. You can download the app on your iOS device from the App Store. But the Android app is unavailable on the Google Play Store.
So the only way to download it is by downloading the apk file from the bookmaker’s site and manually installing it. You can download it by clicking the app button at the top of the homepage and selecting the Android app option.
The mobile app has almost the same features as the mobile site but has three distinct features we will consider below.
The mobile app has the notifications functionality so that you can receive notifications on upcoming matches or on time-limited promotions.
Security on the mobile app is top-notch, and you can rest assured that your details are secure.
Ease of use and a better experience
The Betika app has a good user experience because it uses the built-in fluidness of the mobile phone. In addition to this, it loads faster and uses less data.
Betika Live Betting Review
One of the last things on this Betika review is the live betting section. The bookmaker offers a well-developed live betting section complete with streaming.
To access the live section, click on the “Live tab’ at the top of the homepage. You can now choose the game you want to place live bets on. The betting markets are dynamic because the odds change as a reflection of the game’s progression.
Live betting on Betika is very fun because the bookmaker provides almost the same betting markets as in normal betting. In addition, there is a live stream on some games. The games with a play icon mean that the live stream is available. Click on the play icon to start the stream.
Betika Kenya Review FAQs
As we end this Betika Kenya Review, we attempt to answer some frequently asked questions about the bookmaker. If you have any other questions, you can contact the customer care team of the bookmaker.
Yes, Betika is legal in Kenya. It is one of the first Kenyan-based betting sites that went online and is licensed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya.
To load a bet slip on Betika, you must enter the bet slip code in the space provided on the right-hand part of the page.
To place a bet on Betika, you must log into your account and select the sports or live section. Next, choose the game and the event you want to place bets on, then make your predictions. After that, you can choose more events and predictions. The maximum amount of selections on a bet slip is 40 games. When you are done making predictions, enter the amount you want to stake on the bet slip and click on ‘Confirm’ to place the bet.
The bookmaker has a very responsive customer service team. You can use four major channels to chat with the team. The first is using the live chat channel, and you can open the live chat portal by clicking the green chat button at the bottom-right corner. The other channels include sending an email to email@example.com or calling their line on +254729290290. The final channel is sending a message to any of their social media channels on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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