Betika Review Kenya 2023 | Expert Review of the Betting Site

6 October 2022
18+ | Please play responsibly | Terms and Conditions apply | Commercial Content
Kenneth Ali

By Kenneth Ali

Published on October 6, 2022 Last updated on December 29, 2022 

The bookmaker has many features, from the sportsbook to the promotions and virtual section. We have analyzed all you need to know in this Betika review.

We do not work with Betika Kenya at the moment. Please, check the Betika Ghana review to find more information about Betika.

Our Betika Kenya Review

Here are some of the major features of the bookmaker we present in this Betika review.

  1. Sports Section
  2. Casino
  3. Promotions
  4. Live betting/streaming
  5. Mobile app
  6. Customer service

Is Betika Legal in Kenya?

We start this Betika review with the legality of the business. And to answer the question, yes, Betika is legal in Kenya. The Betika website is operated by SHOP and DELIVER.

The company is registered with the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya and is licensed to offer online betting and casino services for bettors in Kenya.

So you can be fully assured that your interests are protected when you place bets with a bookmaker in Kenya.

Betika Promotions Review

The bookmaker is not known for promotions, but they offer a few. We analyze some of the important promotions from the bookmaker below.

Deposit cashback bonus

With the Deposit cashback bonus, the bookmaker offers you a free bet with the same amount of the charge on your deposit. This Betika bonus only applies to your first deposit of the day. After that, you can redeem the free bet by using it to place bets on games with a total of 4.99 odds.

Betika app free bet bonus

On the Betika free bet bonus, you can get a free bet when you place a bet on the mobile app. This free bet is only available when you place bets on Mondays and Thursdays.

Registration bonus

The registration bonus of the bookmaker is not like others, it is not a percentage of your first deposit.

Betika Sports Betting Review

This sports betting section is the main part of the bookmaker’s platform. We analyze the bookmaker’s sports betting section and other betting features below.


The odds on the bookmaker are competitive, and since this is one of the major places there to excel, you can be sure to get the best. 

Sports Betting

The major and minor sports that Kenyan bettors are interested in are being featured on the Betika website.

Sports events like football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, cricket, rugby, and tennis. 


You can have a good time with the virtual section on the bookmaker.

This section only offers football games mirroring the EPL and Bundesliga.

These virtual football sections run for 3 minutes, and you can then bet on the next games within 4 minutes.

Betika Casino Review

The casino section is not also a strong suit of the bookmaker. However, the bookmaker has offered a few games in the casino section. Some categories of casino games in the Betika casino include Slots, Lucky numbers, Table games like blackjack poker, and baccarat.

Betika Payment Methods

Even though Betika is an international bookmaker that has operations in other countries, the Kenyan website accepts the local currency. This is a welcome situation as it makes it easier for bettors to make payments and process withdrawals.

We rate the payment methods on the bookmaker a 4 out of 5. For this Betika review, we will analyze the different channels for depositing and withdrawing and the steps to take. 

How to deposit?

There are three main channels for making deposits, below are step-by-step methods for using any of them.

Mobile money

  1. Open the Airtel Money app or Safaricom app.
  2. Click on ‘Make Payment’(Airtel) or Lipa n’ Mpesa (Mpesa)
  3. Click on ‘Pay bill’ and enter Betika as the business name on Airtel Money; enter the business number 290290 and your Betika account number for Mpesa.
  4. Input your deposit amount and type ‘Betika’ in the reference field.
  5. Enter your pin to confirm the transaction.

Online Deposit

  1. Head to the bookmaker’s website and log into your account.
  2. Click on the profile button and select deposits.
  3. Enter the amount you want to deposit and click on ‘Deposit.’
  4. You will get a prompt on your mobile device for your pin; enter it to complete the transaction.


To use the USSD option to deposit, 

  1. dial *644# and select ‘Deposit’.
  2. Next, choose your deposit option and enter an amount.
  3. Finally, enter your pin to complete the transaction.

How to withdraw?

The same channels for deposits are also the same for withdrawals. Follow the step-by-step method for each below.

Mobile money (SMS)

To withdraw to your mobile money account. Send an SMS to 29090 using the format WITHDRAW#AMOUNT. For example, send WITHDRAW#500 to withdraw 500 KES.


  1. Head to the bookmaker’s website and log into your account.
  2. Click on the profile button and select withdrawal.
  3. Enter the amount you want to withdraw and click on ‘Withdraw.’
  4. Your withdrawal request will be queued for processing.


To use USSD to withdraw, dial *644# and follow the withdrawal prompts to complete the process.

The minimum deposit amount is 50 KES, and the maximum deposit amount for Mpesa is 30,000 KES and 150,000 KES daily for Airtel and Mpesa, respectively. The same figures apply to the minimum and maximum withdrawal amounts.

To minimize the problems with withdrawals, the bookmaker advises you to use the same channel for deposits and withdrawals to minimize the problems with withdrawals.

Betika Mobile App Review

Like every modern bookmaker, Betika Kenya has a mobile app that enables bettors to place bets easily when they are not close to their desktops.

The team at Betika Kenya has developed 2 apps for the major operating systems – Android and iOS. We will analyze the two apps below.

Betika App

Betika app for Android

The first thing to know about the Betika Android app is that you can’t download it from the Google Play Store as Google has a restrictive policy on betting apps.

But then, the bookmaker made the apk file of the app available on the website. So you can now simply download the apk file and install it manually. We outline the steps you can take to do that below.

  1. Head to the bookmaker website on your mobile device.
  2. Click on the app button at the top of the page, and you will be redirected to the app download page.
  3. Click on the Android download button to start the download process.
  4. Once the download process is completed, click on the apk file to install it.
  5. Click ‘Accept’ on the prompt to ‘Allow app installations from Unknown Sources’.
  6. The app will be installed, and you can start betting with it.

Betika app for iOS

Unlike the Android version, the iOS version of the Betika app is available on the App Store. You will, however, almost take the same steps to download and install it. So follow the steps to get the iOS app of the bookmaker.

  1. Head to the bookmaker’s website on your mobile device.
  2. Click on the app button at the top of the page, and you will be redirected to the app download page.
  3. Click on the iOS download button to start the download process.
  4. You will be redirected to the App Store.
  5. Click the ‘Get’ button and enter your details to begin the download process.
  6. The app will download and automatically install, and you can start betting with it.

System requirements

The Betika mobile app has some basic system requirements. And if your device doesn’t meet these requirements, you will have difficulty using the app. Here are there:

Android: 1GB of ROM, 100MB RAM, 1.2 GHz, and Android 4.4 and later

iOS: 1GB ROM, 200MB RAM, 1.2 GHz, iOS 12.1 and later.

Some of the features of the mobile app include that the security is better because the app is active from the device and is not hosted on the web. This means that unless your device is infected with malware, it is almost impossible for a security breach on the app.

The second feature of the mobile app is the notifications. You can simply receive notifications about games, live scores and limited promotions. So when you bet with the mobile or desktop site, you can enjoy these two features.

Betika Registration Review

The Betika registration is the first step you must take as a new customer. There are three registration processes – online, USSD, and SMS.

To complete the registration process online, you need your mobile number and a strong password. Remember, new customers have a welcome bonus, so you can use a promo code if you have one.

To complete the registration process using USSD, dial *644# and follow the prompts. To use the SMS route, send an SMS with the word ‘Register’ to 29090. You will receive a message confirming your registration.

Betika Live Betting/ Live Streaming Review.

The bookmaker has a fully-functional live betting section with games from various sports and events. The betting markets are also packed full of very competitive odds.

You can access the live betting section when you click the ‘Live’ button at the top of the page. To make a live prediction, you need to be quick as the odds and available markets change fast to reflect the progression of events in the match.

You can access the live streaming section by clicking the ‘Live Score’ button at the top of the page. Even though you can’t see a live stream of the match, you can follow the match using the match tracker.

Betika Live Betting

Betika Customer Service Review

As part of the Betika review, we checked out the customer service section. This is where you state your complaints if you have one, and they must be responsive and up to the task. To contact the bookmaker, you have to go through the following channels.

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: +254729290290
  • Live chat: You can start a chat by clicking the green ‘Help’ button at the down-left corner of the page.

There is also a great FAQ section to cater to simpler questions you might have about the bookmaker’s services. We found that these customer service channels are easy to use and the live chat and phone options are the most responsive.

However, when you want to report an issue with the site, consider using the email option, as you can upload a screenshot of your issue.


One major area the bookmaker shines in is the number of sports, the betting market, and the quality of odds per game.

In addition, the live betting section is also well-developed, and the ability to do all of these bettings on the go with well-designed mobile apps for the two operating systems is a huge plus. However, for this Betika review, we explored all the bookmaker’s features, and there are some areas for improvement. 

The first is the casino section; the bookmaker needs to add more games. Also, the bookmaker should offer more bonus options. Then last but not least, the eSport section can’t only contain e-Football.

So there is a need for variety, and the bookmaker can consider other popular titles like League of Legends, DOTA2, Call of Duty, StarCraft, Counter-Strike: GO, etc.

In conclusion, we found the website easy to navigate and recommend.

Betika Review Kenya FAQs

We attempt to answer some questions about the bookmaker as we end this Betika review. If you have any additional questions, please contact the customer care team of the bookmaker.

How to join Betika Kenya?

To join Betika Kenya, you will have to register an account. To do this, go to the website and click the ‘Register’, and enter the required details, which includes your phone number and a password. Once you are done, click on the Register button, and your account will be registered.

Who is the owner of Betika?

Betika is owned by SHOP and DELIVER, licensed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya.

How to check the bet ID on Betika?

The bet ID is a 5-digit alphabetical code that appears on bet slips. To check the bet ID on a bet slip, go to your bet section and click on the bet slip, the bet ID is usually at the top of the slip. 

How to cancel a Betika bet?

You can’t cancel a bet on Betika. Once you add money to a bet slip and click the ‘Bet’ button, you can’t cancel it.

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