Sports betting apps

Today the betting market in Kenya is experiencing rapid growth, with Research And Markets think tank estimating that the industry is already valued at $40 million in annual turnover. The betting market has great potential due to the fact that 70% of the population is under 30 years old, and most of people have smartphones and Internet access. These facts attract many foreign bookmakers to the African country. And quality betting apps for them are one of their strong competitive advantages.

In this article we take a look at the best sports betting apps in Kenya and highlight their advantages, specialties and unique features. We will also tell you where you can download these apps. Google Play / AppStore are not always the place to do it.

The List of Betting Apps in Kenya

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  • Many bonuses for existing clients
  • Android and iOS apps
  • Casino, Aviator, and other games


  • Wide range of betting markets and over 35 sports

Sign up and deposit at least 100 KES. You will receive 200% up to 2 500 KES for the first deposit, 150% up to 5 000 KES for the second deposit, and 100% up to 10 000 KES for the third deposit. The bonus should be wagered 10X.

  • Enhanced odds for popular events
  • Plenty of betting on e-sports
  • Interactive guide

Sign up and place bets equal to your first deposit amount with the 3X wager at odds of at least 3.00. You will get a Free bet that you can use for placing bets on any sports events.

  • Odds are among the best in the market
  • Huge selection of bets
  • Lots of bonuses

Sign up and deposit at least 112 KES. You will get a bonus that consists of two parts. Each part is 100% of the deposit amount. Maximum total amount of the bonus is 20 000 KES. Half of the bonus amount should be wagered 5X by placing accumulator bets. Another half of the bonus amount should be wagered 30X in the 1xGames.

Create an account, deposit at least 120 KES and get a 100% bonus up to 15 000 KES. Waget the bonus amount 5X by placing accumulator bets. They should consist of at least 3 events at odds of at least 1.40.

  • SMS Betting (the ability to place bets via SMS)
  • Lite-version of the website
  • Casino & virtuals

Sign up and deposit at least 20 KES. Place bets equal to your deposit amount at minimum odds of 3.00. You will receive 100% Free bet up to 1 000 KES. You should use the Free bet by placing an accumulator bet that consists of at least 3 events with accumulated odds of at least 3.50.

  • Sports jackpots
  • Free live streaming
  • Various virtual sports


  • Many Esports to bet on
  • Two leagues of virtual sports
  • Omoka Jackpot

Sign up, make a deposit and use the Free bet by placing a bet at minimum odds of 10.00 (at least three events in your bet slip). In case you succeed, wager the money X20.

  • Betting on statistics
  • Casino and virtual league
  • Android app available


  • Free bet for downloading the app
  • Prizes and jackpots
  • OdiTV Live Matches


  • pawaBoost
  • Jackpots and virtual sports
  • 24/7 customer support


  • Over 20 sports to bet on
  • Jackpot, virtuals, and Free Game
  • SMS betting option

Minimum deposit is 50 KES. Place a bet that equals your first deposit at odds of 2.00 and get an up to 2 500 KES Free bet. You have 14 days to make a deposit after signing up. Wager is X8. Free bet should be placed on at least 4 events at minimum odds of 1.50 for each event. Total accumulator odds are at least 5.00. Maximum winnings are 30 000 KES.

  • Mobile apps for all OS available
  • Fast client service
  • KapaMia - an analogus of the Aviator game

Sign up and depsit at least 20 KES. You will get the bonus up to 2 000 KES. Place bets at odds of at least 10.00 and get 10% of the bonus amount.

  • Many basketball markets to bet on
  • Cash Out
  • Odds boost & King's Combo


  • Loyalty programme and many offers
  • Daily jackpots
  • Casino and games

Place a bet of at least 20 KES at minimum odds of 2.00. You will receive a Free bet equal to your first bet amount up to 1 000 KES if your bet loses. Free bet valid for 7 days.

  • Over 30 sports to bet on
  • Many Esports
  • Focus on casino and entertainment


  • Many stastical markets covered
  • Live streaming for top events
  • Jackpot, virtual sports, and crash game

Sign up and get a 50 KES bonus. Make a deposit and place a bet at odds of at least 3.70. After making a deposit you will receive 50 KES. Place bets at the same odds and get 50% of the bet amount from your bonus account to the main one.

  • Non-deposit bonus
  • Android and iOS apps
  • News section on the website

Non-depsit 50 KES sign-up bonus. Use the money for placing one bet with the following conditions: 5 markets at odds of 2.00 for each event.

  • Over 10 Esports disciplines
  • Two regular jackpots
  • Casino and virtual sports


  • Large range of sports to bet on, including Esports and horse racing
  • Over 1 300 markets for top events
  • Many bonus offers

Create an account, deposit at least 112 KES and get 100% of the deposit amount up to 10 000 KES. Wager the bonus 5X by placing accumulator bets that consist of at least 3 events at odds of 1.40 for each one.

  • SMS betting available
  • Lottery betting
  • Many ways to contact the customer support


  • 30 sports to bet on
  • Over 800 markets for top events
  • Additional sections with games, TVBET, and casino


  • Daily odds boosts
  • Android app available
  • Good customer supports service

Sign up, make a deposit and get 20% of the deposit amount up to 10 000 KES. Wager the bonus amount 1X by placing one multibet that consists of 5 independent events at odds of at least 2.00 for each event. The potential winnings amount will be coverted from you bonus account to the main one.

Sports Betting Apps

Betting apps in Kenya have become an important part of the market. While the older generation of users still prefer to place bets at betting shops, younger users, on the other hand, are more often downloading betting apps to their smartphones. The main reason for this is high mobility. Whether you are at home, at work or standing in traffic in Nairobi, you will always have the bookmaker's app at hand, where you can place a bet instantly with just a few clicks.

Below you will find a ranking of the best betting apps by category. When selecting the best sports betting apps Match.Center experts focused on the following criteria:

  • Convenience and ease of navigation. How well the application is designed to make bets with convenience: whether it is easy to navigate in the menu and whether a list of markets is well located on the smartphone screen of a Kenyan user.
  • Speed and stability of the app. We determine the performance of Kenya's betting apps on Android and iOS devices. How stable the app for mobile betting works and whether it freezes up or not when you go to a new page.
  • Availability of in-play betting and live streaming. Is it possible to place live bets in the app and is live streaming available directly on the smartphone.
  • Deposit and withdrawal options. Is a range of deposit/cash out options the bookmaker offers to Kenyan users wide enough?
  • Communication with technical support. How to get in touch with the support team in the betting app and how quickly you'll receive a reply.
  • Mobile app features. We compare the options offered on the website with what's available in the mobile app. We look for extra buttons/sections which are missing on the website. If there's something missing from the app, we decide if it's a serious limitation.
  • Bonuses for downloading. Does the bookmaker offer free bets, bonus funds and other types of rewards to new and regular customers for installing a mobile app on your smartphone.

NB. If your operational system is Android, you can only download betting apps from the bookmaker's website, not from the Google Play. The app for Android is downloaded in the apk format. To unpack and to use it you need to allow the installation from unknown sources.

Sports Betting Apps for Android

We included Betwinner and Betway in the list of the best betting apps to install on Android. Let's have a look at each of them.


The obvious advantages of Betwinner include the fact that the web app installs quickly and runs instantly on your smartphone screen. It has a simple navigation, which makes it easy to use even for beginners. The app works perfectly on both smartphones and tablets. No programme freezes have been noticed by Match.Center experts.

But even such a good application has its shortcomings. The most important one is the primitive design, which clearly needs improvement.


Another great mobile betting app for Android in Kenya is an app from Betway. Whether you prefer to bet on cricket, football or something else, you can access a wide choice of bets right on your smartphone. We'd also like to point out that the app doesn't freeze when loading, and going from one page to another is quite smooth.

Upon opening the app, it's nice to see that the main screen doesn't have a lot of unnecessary buttons that can spoil the impression of Betway. The developers have taken care of the programme's functionality and added such an important feature as a carousel to the main menu. Now you don't have to press any extra buttons to see all the sports on the screen. Just swipe to the right or left to see the markets the bookmaker is offering for betting.

Sports Betting Apps for iOS

Among the best betting apps for iOS are two such big players in the market, as Melbet and 22bet.


Even though Melbet is new to the gambling industry in Kenya, its software is one of the best mobile sports betting apps for Apple owners in the market. Why? Because, unlike many of its competitors, it is as functional as the bookmaker's website. You can watch live streaming of matches, make live bets, deposit and withdraw funds using the same payment methods, and the process of  registration in the sports betting app is easy.

Moreover, the Melbet mobile betting app is easy to install, it does not freeze while working and it is compatible with all iPhone models.

Betting Apps for Beginners and Newbies

If you are new to betting and are just in the beginning of the way to explore this market, then Match.Center recommends you to start your dive into Kenya's gambling industry with the best betting apps that are easy to use: Betway and 888sports.


Betway is one of the best betting apps for beginners. Why?

Firstly, you can make deposits using M Pesa and Airtel Money. Both payment systems are very popular in Kenya. For many local users the functionality of the payment services is very clear. There is no need to deal with foreign PayPal, Apple Pay etc.

Secondly, the navigation in the app is quite simple, and the buttons on the main screen are very conveniently located. You can select any section and jump to a new page with a light touch of your finger. You don't have to specially try to hit the button and tap it several times to be able to switch to a new page. This is no problem with that in the Betway app. And if you have any difficulty in the process of making bets, you can always contact the friendly support team.


Another mobile betting app for newbies can easily be 888sports. Its distinctive advantage is the complete lack of any contradictions with the functionality of the website. In the app you can quickly navigate between sections, place bets with a single click and use a wide range of payment systems to make deposits. The minimalistic design, with large, bright buttons and an intuitive interface is just what a user needs at the start of his journey into the great world of sports betting. Do you want to see a list of markets on tennis or golf? No problem. Just click on the three horizontal lines in the top left-hand corner of the screen and go to the section you want. You see - it's pretty easy. So download the app for iOS and Android, sign up and start placing your first bets.

Apps for Live Betting

Live betting is as popular in Kenya as pre-match betting. Let's take a look at who in the Kenyan bookmakers' market offers customers the best apps for live betting.