Sports Betting in Kenya: The Best Bookmakers


We Present You With A Top Four List With The Best Kenya Betting Sites. From Global Bookies to Local Ones, What Are The Best Betting Sites in Kenya? Find Out Here!


Online betting in Kenya is on a rise and that’s why we created this list containing the top four Kenya betting sites out there.

Throughout this article, you’ll find some well-known bookmakers but at the same time we made sure to include one Nairobi-based bookie, and we can say it has been gaining notoriety even in Europe. In this article, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the following:

  • Four high-end bookies for Kenyans to lay their wagers on
  • Some general info on the listed bookmakers.

1 – 1xbet

Coming from Russia, 1xBet is an overseas betting platform which has bettors from all over the globe. With that said, Kenyan wagers are very welcome to place their bets at this sports betting site. And, in order to become one of the best betting companies in Kenya and make Kenyans feel comfortable to lay their wagers online, the bookie offers both English and Swahili language versions of their website.

Apart from that, 1XBet also takes deposits and withdraws in the local currency, which is a great benefit to Kenyan bettors. This way, it is possible to save some money as they will not have to use some expensive currencies like in other betting sites that do not accept the Kenyan shilling.

1XBet is also a good pick for local bettors as they offer a fair number of sports and markets to place your bets on.  Apart from football, which is the most popular sport around the world, it is also possible to lay your wagers on the likes of basketball, eSports, rugby, and many others. They also offer some different betting markets like politics and weather in the airports around the world.

2 – Betwinner

Betwinner is a good option for Kenyan bettors not only because of the great variety of markets and sports they offer but also because they have adapted to please the local Kenyan audience.

In order to give Kenyans an amazing experience with online betting, they started to accept the payment method M-Pesa, one of the most famous in the country. That way, local customers can use the Kenyan shilling to make deposits and start betting on Betwinner.

That is a huge plus for Kenyan bettors, as it is not common for them to use credit cards or bank transfers. Not having to use foreign currencies also helps to save conversion money and make them feel welcome.

However, as the site is a little too heavy, for those who have a slow internet connection it may not be the best option. Apart from that, if you are new to online sports betting in Kenya, Betwinner may be a little tricky. However, they do offer a Swahili version of their betting platform, and that is also another good point for Kenyans!

3 – 22bet

For those who are searching for betting sites in Kenya with a focus on football, 22Bet is a great option. They’ve been operating In the international online market since 2017, and we can say they have been offering a warm welcome for Kenyan bettors.

Not only do they offer their betting site entirely in Swahili and a great welcome bonus to Kenyan players, but also accept both most common payment methods: M-Pesa and Airtel Money.

By doing that, it becomes easier for Kenyan bettors to deposit and withdraw money at this bookmaker. Avoiding losing conversion money is key when it comes to weaker currencies, so we’ll give 22bet that.

For football fans, 22bet is the perfect Kenyan betting site. They count on one of the best odds in the market and cover not only the most famous leagues in Europe, such as the Premier League and La Liga but also other minor leagues as well. The only downside is that the layout of the site is a little old, which can make the loading process too slow.


4 – SportPesa Kenya

SportPesa is considered to be the pioneer in online sports betting in Kenya. Founded in 2014 and based in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, SportPesa is hands down one of the best companies in the country.

SportPesa gave a big step towards global fame, as they started sponsoring top-flight European clubs such as Everton and Arsenal. But it was with Hull City that they could really stand out as they got to be the club’s front-shirt sponsors in the 2019/20 season.

Currently, though, their focus is on helping to develop sports in both Kenya and Tanzania, creating tournaments and investing in partnerships all around the world to call attention to the country.

That way, they offer great betting odds in the local leagues to increase bettors’ wish to use their platform to lay their wagers on. SportPesa also counts on an app for both Android and iOS, making the mobile experience even better for Kenyan bettors.


As we’ve seen in this article, it should be a good thing to rely on betting companies that adapt themselves to us, not the opposite. When it comes to online betting, minor details matter and we made sure to pick the best bookies in Kenya that offer either a Swahili version of their app/website and Kenya-friendly payment methods. Preferably both in that case. We truly hope we could have delivered some value to you with this article, and we are pretty sure that every listed bookmaker can fulfill your wishes as a Kenyan bettor!

Author: Kate Richardson

Kate Richardson is the editor of the Mightytips website. With 8 years of experience, Kate specializes in solutions for  filling sites with interesting content and news.



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