These Sports Betting Companies Make Billions in Kenya

Kenya is commonly called the Mecca of sports betting. Various gambling companies have emerged as 76% of the population places wagers daily. Since Kenya is a growing economy, 85% of the population has access to the internet and 96% of gamblers place their bets using mobile phones.

In this article, we discuss the 10 top sports betting sites in Kenya.

Shabiki Kenya

Shabiki bet is owned by Grey holdings limited in Kenya. The company is licensed and registered by Betting Control Licensing Board under License number 00000139. To join Shabiki, send the word JOIN to 29063. You will receive feedback and the procedure to follow in placing your bet.

mCheza Kenya

Founded in 2015, mcheza Kenya is regulated and licensed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board. To join mcheza, you will send the word cheza to 29888. You will receive a four digit PIN that will prompt you to activate your account.

To make a deposit you will go to M-Pesa menu, and use pay bill number 295525. The account name is mcheza. To withdraw funds using SMS, you will format your text as cashout amount then send to 29888. You can also withdraw directly from the website.

Premier Bet

Premier bet is a UK-based company, managed by Editec in Kenya. Premier bet offer “Mobile Madness,” where you are given a free bet within the first week after placing at least six bets. To join premier bet, you will register your details and make an initial deposit.

Withdrawing funds will prompt you to click on the withdraw icon, select the voucher option and proceed to payment.


Betwinner is an international gambling site that has many betting games. Betwinner is owned by Harbesina Limited and is licensed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board. To join Betwinner, create an account and key in your details.

Upon registration, you can make your first deposit and enjoy the opportunities offered. The pay bill number is 998989.


1XBET is one of the biggest bookmakers in the Kenyan market. You can signup using your phone, email address, or social media account. To deposit money, log in to the site, where you will receive a long list of payment options.

You can use the option that is suitable for you and follow the onscreen instructions to complete your payment. To withdraw money, click on “My Account” and proceed to “Withdraw Funds.” you will be asked to enter the amount to withdraw and finalize the transaction.


Betlion is a top online gaming website in Kenya licensed by the Betting control and licensing board.  The company initialized online services in December 2018 hence becoming highly competitive. BetLion’s pay bill number is 21297, and the account number is your registered phone number.

To withdraw funds using SMS, use the code “WD#Amount#PIN” or “Withdraw#Amount#PIN” and send it to 40418 for free.


22Bet is an international betting site that pays attention to football betting. The site offers a welcome bonus upon registration. To deposit on 22Bet, go to the M-Pesa menu and use the pay bill number 895599 and use account number 22BET.

The minimum deposit amount is Kshs. 112. To withdraw funds, go to your 22Bet account and open the “withdraw” icon. Follow the instructions provided, and click M-Pesa in the list of available options.


Betway is an international online gambling company offering Kenyans a chance to place bets on different markets. Once you sign up for Betway, you get 100 percent of your first deposit bonus. To join the company visit and sign up using your mobile number, password, and email (optional).

To make a deposit, log in to your account and tap on “deposit.” Choose the right deposit method, and amount then proceed to play. To withdraw funds, navigate through the “My Account” section and select the “Withdraw funds” option.


Betika is a sports betting platform regulated and licensed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board. Betika is owned by Shop and Deliver Limited and has Kenyan shareholders. The company sponsors the Football Kenya Federation Super League unveiled by its president Nick Mwendwa.

To join Betika via SMS, send the word\”BETIKA\” to 29090. To join using USSD code, dial *644#. You can also visit and register. To deposit funds, go to M-Pesa menu, enter paybill number 290290 and place your amount. the account number is “BETIKA.”

You can withdraw online by clicking the \”withdraw\” section or use SMS by sending WITHDRAW#AMOUNT to 29090.


Sportpesa is the most popular sports betting site in Kenya. The site has a variety of betting options, with boosted odds. With Sportpesa, you have the chance to explore all markets and enjoy the best betting experience.

To join Sportpesa, go to and click on the register button. Fill in the required fields including your phone number and password. The new pay bill number is 5212121 whereby you can directly deposit funds from M-Pesa to your Sportpesa account.

To withdraw funds, you can SMS W#AMOUNT#PIN to 79079. Once the process is successful you will receive the amount requested into your M-Pesa account.

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