1xBet Kenya review
1xBet is an international bookmaker with licences in several countries including Kenya. It is the only sports betting site in the country which offers a welcome bonus of up to KSh 10,000 matched by 100 percent. That’s KSh 20,000 to bet with and you can make deposit using SMS methods such as M-Pesa.
The Kenyan licensed site, which operates under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, offers a huge range of betting markets including football, tennis, basketball, boxing and more.
Along with the betting options, Kenyan punters can use their money to play the slots or a live table game via the casino section, or play their favourite numbers via 1xLotto.
While the site targets Kenyan bettors, International punters are welcome. Want to know more? Keep reading.
1xBet Kenya welcome bonus
Kenyans who want to see their money go further can opt in for the welcome bonus available at 1xBet. The exclusive Kenyan sign up offer is available for your first deposit.
All you have to do is create an account – which only take a few minutes – and fill in all the fields in the “My Account” section. Then make a deposit of up to KSh 10,000 via the range of deposit methods including SMS options like M-Pesa. Your deposit will be matched by 100 percent and appear in the ‘bonus balance’ section.
There’s a few conditions to consider when claiming the bonus. You need to wager the bonus amount five times on an accumulator bet which contains three events or more. Additionally, at least three of the events must have odds of 1.40 or higher.
You can’t make any withdrawals before these conditions are met or the offer will be void. Additionally, the bonus is void after 30 days.
These are strict conditions but if you are after a welcome bonus, clear them and the bonus cash will become real money to use.
Other 1xbet Kenya promotions
There’s a huge range of bonuses on offer available to 1xBet Kenyan regulars including bonuses on your birthday and daily offers.
A handy feature available is the mobile phone subscription service – enter your number to receive SMS’s when new bonuses are available.
1xBet Kenya website layout
1xBet.co.ke can be accessed via your desktop device or on the go on your phone via the mobile site or the app.
The Kenyan 1xBet site mimics the bookmaker’s main layout for its international sites. There are a few features missing, such as the cryptocurrency exchange service, but the Kenyan-facing site offers nearly everything the European site provides. The best part is you can preview the site before signing up to see if you like the odds and promotions.
You will find the account tools/registration links, as well as the settings tool, in the top right hand side of the page. In the top left hand corner there is a link to the app version of the site, as well as a link to a page on disguising your location for punters located in restricted gambling areas. The page includes VPN suggestions, as well as a direct download to the mirror of the 1xBet website known as “1xBet Access”. Kenyans shouldn’t have any problem accessing the site though.
The main menu panel allows for easy navigation to promotions, the bookmaker, the casino, the live casino and other gambling games. The ‘More’ tab includes links to lottery options, live results, bingo and more.
Sports to bet on at 1xBet Kenya
1xBet Kenya has a unique betting feature where you can choose to view a particular country’s betting markets. There’s a long list to choose from too.
The site offers a huge range of football markets so if you love betting on a local game or two at a betting shop, you can place a bet on several international games online via your desktop or phone.
It’s also a good site for punters looking to bet on women’s sports, with a wide range of markets on offer.
Kenyan punters can bet on a variety of sports at the betting site like the top sports listed, including;
Football: English Premier League, FIFA World Cup, Southeast Asian Games, Russian Premier League, club friendlies and plenty more
Ice Hockey: NHL, Kontinental Hockey League, Champions Hockey League, Prikamye Cup, Belarus Cup, Kazakhstan Cup, New Zealand Championship, Southeast Asian Games, Sweden Elitserien, Club Friendlies and more
Basketball: NBA and pre-season matches, USA WNBA, Southeast Asian Games, Australia NBL, FIBA Eurobasket, Summer Universiade and more.
Tennis: Fed Cup, ATP World Tour, WTA, ITF International and lots more
Volleyball: Southeast Asian Games, China Championship, European Volleyball Championship FIVB Volleyball U18 and more
There’s also several other sports to bet on including badminton, baseball, cricket, American football, Australian Rules, field hockey, bowls, boxing, motorsports, greyhounds, the trots, eSports and more.
You can either bet on the game before it starts or participate in live betting. The latter is recommended to regular punters since you need to be able to make decisions quickly. It also only recommended to bet live if you can watch the game online or on TV in real time.
Bet by SMS at 1xBet.co.ke
Kenyan punters can bet via SMS at 1xBet.co.ke making the entire mobile wagering experience seamless. You can place single and accumulator bets, as well as bets on jackpot games by messaging your selections to 29021. You can also sign up to the betting site by messaging JOIN to the same number.
Every event and game has its own unique code which you can find by clicking on “Show Game ID” via the settings. Or you can SMS “GAMES” and “NEXT GAMES” to receive the upcoming options.
You can place bets via the following codes;
- #1 – Team 1 To Win
- #X – Draw
- #2 – Team 2 To Win
- #1X – Team 1 To Win or Draw
- #12 – Team 1 To Win or Team 2 To Win
- #2X – Team 2 To Win or Draw
- #H1 – Handicap 1
- #H2 – Handicap 2
- #TO – Total Over
- #TU – Total Under
- #1O – Team 1 Total Over
- #1U – Team 1 Total Under
- #2O – Team 2 Total Over
- #2U – Team 2 Total Under
Get the codes via SMS by sending INFO to 29021. The minimum bet for single and accumulator bets via SMS is KSh 22.
For more information send BETHELP to 29021.
Online and live casino games at 1xBet.co.ke
There’s a huge range of casino games available here including slots, table games and more, available from software developers well known in the industry such Net Entertainment, Playtech, Play’n Go, Elk Studios and more.
You’ll even find a pachinko game – pachinko machines are popular in Japan – as well as dice and card games.
There is also a live casino section which is powered by Evolution Gaming, Ezugi, Portomaso Casino and Net Entertainment. Blackjack, roulette and other casino games are live streamed with players placing bets in real time. It’s a great way to experience a Vegas-style casino without leaving Kenya.
If you are a fan of lotteries, 1xBet offers a portal to some of the biggest lottery draws in the world. Punters can buy tickets into Powerball, Mega Millions, Euro Jackpot, Super Lotto and more American and Australian lottery draws at 1xLotto.
Deposit and withdrawal options at 1xBet.co.ke
The Keyan online betting site accepts the Kenyan Shilling which makes it an ideal bookmaker if you want to bet online on international sports. Additionally, betting on your phone is easy at 1xBet.co.ke since the site accepts mobile payments including M-Pesa, and other SMS options. Airtel is not listed as available methods for Kenyans, but you can double check when you go to make a deposit.
There are a range of other payment options if you don’t use SMS services such as Skrill, Neteller, Ecopayz, Upaycard, Perfect Money, Entropay, cryptocurrencies, bank transfers and even Visa and MasterCard. The latter payments are ideal for punters residing outside of Kenya.
Always check that the deposit and withdrawal methods you’re after are available once you have logged in. You can do this by heading to the banking page and clicking on the ‘deposit’ and ‘withdrawal’ links.
All transactions are secured and all information entered at 1xBet.co.ke is private.
1xBet.co.ke Customer service
Online customer support is imperative and although there are several emails available, 1xBet.co.ke does not provide any phone numbers which is a bit of a drawback.
There is a live chat available, which you can use to ask questions 24/7 for an instant reply.
For non-urgent issues you can use the online form available on the ‘Contact Us’ page or you can send an email to;