Best Sports Betting Apps in Kenya

Sports betting is one of the most popular and fun activities that sports fans engage in. The hobby is much older than many believe, as evidence of betting on sporting events can be dated back to chariot races and gladiatorial matches from Ancient Rome, though it is believed that wagering has been going on for far longer than that. 

With the rapid developments of computer technology in the 20th century, sports betting has become much more “online” than ever before. Online sportsbooks first started appearing in the late 90s and early 2000s, and ever since they’ve been popping up with increased frequency. Numerous online betting sites have taken it upon themselves to gather the best of the best websites so users can have easier access to their favorite hobby. 

This practice of betting online has, recently, reached the African continent, and the people of multiple African countries have begun to embrace it. One such country, where betting websites are becoming more and more popular with each passing day, is Kenya. Kenya has a wide variety of legal online gambling sites with the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) regulating betting and gaming  in Kenya.

Kenyan punters seem to be incredibly open to the possibilities that online betting provides. BettingGuide has picked out the following websites that offer the best sports betting experiences available in Kenya. 


First on our list is Melbet, which is one of Kenya’s favorite online betting sites. The reason for Melbet’s success, not just in Kenya, but more broadly, the world, is the diversity of games and sports it offers to its users. The website covers all of Kenya’s favorite sports, including football, basketball, boxing, etc. On top of that, it covers some of the most popular football events in the World, including the English Premier League, the Champion League, and dozens of other local football leagues. 

For punters who are also fans of the casino, Melbet is the place to be, as it offers numerous fun casino games, including all the classics like Poker, Blackjack, etc., but also some lesser-known, region-specific games, such as Teen Patti. The best part about Melbet is the welcome bonuses that they offer to new users.


The Betway Group must truly be satisfied with their decision to expand their business to Africa, as they have been met with massive success from all over the continent, especially South Africa and Kenya. The company includes a number of products, however, the most popular is by far the Betway Sportsbook which is used by hundreds of thousands of people globally, and is one of the most popular online betting sites in Kenya. The website covers a wide range of sports, most notably horse racing and football, however, it also pays close attention to basketball, boxing, and track & field.

Apart from the sportsbook, Betway is also known for its Casino branch, where fans of gambling can experience the best games that land-based casinos have to offer from the comfort of their own home. 


The last website we are going to take a look at today is BetWinner, which seems to be the uncontested favorite when it comes to sports betting alone. While it may lack behind the other two in terms of overall satisfaction, it seems Kenyans think of BetWinner as the best of the best when it comes to placing bets on their favorite sport. 

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