- Wide range of payment methods
- Offers a variety of markets for placing bets
- Quick and easy registration process
- Exciting bonuses
- The function of rapid withdrawal of funds
- Excellent customer support
- Sometimes there is a slight delay in crediting funds to the betting wallet.
- As a licensed Kenyan institution, BetLion applies a 20% tax deduction.
BetLion Kenya is one of the best bookmakers in the new set of online betting operators. He literally burst into the world of big betting with attractive and valuable promotions, great sports options, huge jackpots and fast payouts.
Today, our review focuses on this newcomer with great prospects, which will tell us about one of the leading experts in the betting market in Kenya, Nkemdilim Bomani.
Nkemdilim, what can you tell us about BetLion Kenya?
BetLion is a newcomer to the Kenyan betting industry. It has taken the Kenyan market by storm with its simplicity and exciting offers such as the jackpot, registration bonus and others.
BetLion Kenya started its activity in the online betting market not so long ago. It came immediately after a significant change in Kenyan gambling laws. Here I want to say that in an attempt to regulate online gambling, the Kenyan government imposed a massive ban on online betting sites, and only a few “managed to survive” and continue their activities. BetLion Kenya is just one of those sites that was able to settle the issue of its activities and remained in the betting arena.
With the current state of Affairs, betting, gambling and online games have become the norm of the day and remain here forever. This is why players are always looking for the most exciting betting platform, and BetLion offers just that.
Do you think players should try their hand at this platform?
Bookmaker is owned by Gamcode Ltd, which operates under a license issued by the Bclb of Kenya, and here are some reasons to register a gaming account with BetLion:
- Sports lighting
It covers all major local and international sporting events. It presents excellent odds, combined bets, real-time bets, and virtual bets. On Saturdays, you can choose up to 10,000 different betting options.
- Safe & Secure
Bookmaker`s uses the latest security technologies to protect player data. It stores player information on secure Dell servers that are fortified by the Fortinet firewall. In addition, it carries a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption certificate from Thawte.
- Excellent customer support
BetLion offers excellent customer support via live chat, phone, and email. Its call center is located in Nairobi, and its technology center is located in Europe.
- Quick payouts
The player can withdraw their winnings to their M-Pesa, Aritel or Bank card account as soon as possible.
In fact, thousands of players withdraw their winnings here every day. You can win up to 10,000,000 KES.
It’s all very tempting. But let’s get back to the details. Nkemdilim, what can you say about the official website? How much does this platform meet all the rules of online betting?
Visiting the site, at first glance it may seem insignificant to adults, because it is absolutely simple compared to its counterparts from Europe. However, the site is made in all Kenyan traditions: maximum features and minimum graphics.
The combination of red, black and gray, as well as the almost transparent background of the site look neat and clear, and also does not distract from the main goal – the game.
But what I like most is the proper layout of the site sections and important options.
In the upper – right corner is the login area, and right below it is the main menu with betting areas:
- Live Betting;
- Virtual Sports;
- Blog Zone;
- Mobile Devices.
This makes navigation quick and easy.
The site also has a menu with all important information for players, such as:
- Detailed information about bookmaker;
- How to play;
- Contact details;
So everything players need is in one place and just one click away.
The main page is filled with sports events as much as possible. There is also a list of current live betting events.
Bookmaker has managed to create a great platform that is completely easy to navigate and play on.
What can you tell us about sports betting in BetLion Kenya?
Bookmaker currently offers more than 15 different sports that you can choose from.
The leading forces of sports at this bookmaker are:
- Ice Hockey;
In addition to popular leagues in basketball, baseball, and soccer, this betting site also offers the best European soccer leagues.
Among the most popular are the Bundesliga, Champions League, English Premier League, Serie A and La Liga.
When it comes to American sports leagues, they have the NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL.
Nkemdilim, what about the odds? How competitive are they compared to other bookmakers?
The odds in BetLion Kenya are quite competitive, and almost the same as in similar European online bookmakers.
For example, in football, quotes for events with equally probable expected outcomes at 1.90/1.90, and for world tournaments and 1.78/1.78 for local championship matches.
On average, margin is about 6-8%, which is the average in Kenya. However, during big competitions such as the Champions League and UEFA matches, the margin can reach 11-12%.
Let’s go directly to the bids? How variable bookmaker in this regard?
There are plenty of options to place bets.
- A parlay bet
Bookmaker has an Express-betting section, which, unfortunately, only works through the full version of the site.
To place an express bid, you need to add an event to the coupon. You can make no more than three Express bets at the same time. By the way, in other bookmakers it is fashionable to make a maximum of three Express trains.
It offers a live wagering interface that allows customers to track their activity on bets placed in a simple and convenient structure. Agree, it’s double excitement and double excitement when you follow the event during the game!
By the way, as for live broadcasts, they work perfectly on this platform! The lag in the broadcast is no more than 1-2 seconds depending on the number of users on the platform
- Virtual bids
The e-Sports section is one of my favorites. Clients of the office can place bets on computer games that function the same way as real matches with real teams and real players. Here, players get a free bet of 50 KES as soon as they use a cumulative bet of up to 1,000 KES.
- Free bet
Bookmaker also runs several promotions that provide free bets. I’ll tell you more about them later.
Customers using the Internet have a simple option to make their game selection, then go to the bet coupon and click on BetLion Free bets to enjoy the offer.
- Second bet chance
It offers something that is not available on other betting sites. And this is a free second chance bet where the customer gets a refund of the free second chance bet when they lose one game in a multi-bet. I will tell you that this is a great feature for beginners who still do not understand anything about betting and play like blind kittens, choosing a favorite at random.
BetLion is really full of great offers. But are there any restrictions here?
The main restriction is the betting limits during the top events. This is due to the fact that the bookmaker is not in a hurry to part with money, and therefore restricts some lucky bettors.
For example, for leading football matches, the limit may be limited to 7,000 KES. At the same time, you can bet up to 4,000 – 5,000 KES on local events.
Many leading European and African bookmakers combine two passions of players: sports betting and casinos. Nkemdilim, what can you say about gambling on the website?
Those who like to dive into casino games can certainly do so here.
The casino offers its guests numerous card games, roulette, online slots and lotto.
In addition, the company regularly offers its players a generous BetLion jackpot, where the largest winnings reach 10.000.000 KES
Can you play Casino online with other players?
Casino offers an impressive portfolio of table games, live dealer games, arcade games, TV games, roulette games, number games and real-time slots.
For me personally, I singled out such games:
- 49 Balls;
- Lucky Dice;
- Big Match;
- Hi-Lo Cards;
- Classic Blackjack;
- Africa Wild;
- Royal Hi-Lo;
- American Roulette;
What I especially like is that they can be played both in demo mode and for real money.
To participate in any Live-game, it is important to have a good broadband connection.
What about Lotto? After all, in Kenya, Lotto is literally the national game.
BetLion offers various lotto options from all over the world. Here you can play space Irish Lotto or three-digit African Lotto. If you don’t know how to play, BetLion has an online tutorial that can teach you everything you need to know.
What can you tell us about the jackpot games?
BetLion jackpot is one of the most generous in the entire Kenyan betting space. Here they offer 10.000.000 KES as a one-time payment.
But it is not so easy to get it. To do this, you need to play Royal Hi-Lo or other slots for a month or predict 21 outcomes for any one sport.
There are currently two jackpots listed on the betting site BetLion: Goliath and the midweek jackpot
- The jackpot mid-week
The midweek jackpot offers 15 jackpot prizes and three reserves.
These three reserves can be used to replace the main jackpot prize if any of the jackpot games are canceled. To participate in the midweek jackpot, a player must receive a jackpot ticket. It’s a Ticket for it costs only 50 KES.
- Goliath Jackpot
Goliath jackpot offers 20 jackpot games with three reserves. Like the midweek jackpot, the Goliath jackpot reserves are used to exchange any major jackpot games. A ticket to the Goliath jackpot costs 100 KES.
Casino really offers its players generous offers, but how reliable is it and can you believe in its honesty?
Of course, you can’t trust anyone, because this is the world of betting, which means the world of big money. But as for BetLion, here the games use a random number generator (RNG). This guarantees absolute randomness of any game result.
What can you tell us about the BetLion registration process? They say there is some unusual way to do this.
You can complete BetLion registration either via the website or via SMS.
Register via the website
- Open Register on the main page and fill in your details;
- After successful registration you will be sent a unique four-digit PIN code via SMS. This PIN can then be used to log in to your BetLion login account;
- Log in to your account using your phone number and the PIN code that was sent to you;
Now you can enjoy betting on BetLion in Kenya.
Registration via SMS
- To register via SMS, send the message JOIN to the number 40418;
- once you have successfully registered your phone number, you will receive a unique four-digit PIN code via SMS;
- Log in to your account using your phone number and the PIN code that was sent to you;
- Now you can make a deposit into your account and bet;
It is important to pass the mandatory verification after you complete all the registration stages. Without it, you will not be able to top up your Deposit and withdraw funds.
What can you tell us about the bonus program in BetLion?
Like all previous offers of the bookmaker, the bonuses here are also quite generous.
- BetLion Welcome Bonus
Each newly registered player will be offered a risk-free first bet of up to 500 KES. This exclusive offer can be used on the website, in the BetLion mobile app, or via SMS bids. This offer is activated if the first bet placed by the player is lost. When this happens, BetLion will return a free token for the lost bet.
- “Invite a friend” Bonus
In addition to the welcome bonus, BetLion Kenya also offers extra crazy bonuses. They include the “Invite a friend” bonus, which costs 100 KES per user. The referrer will automatically receive 100 KES as soon as the friend enters the referrer’s registered BetLion number at the time of registration.
- Loyalty bonus
The BetLion loyalty bonus gives players a chance to win up to 500 KES. All existing users are eligible to qualify for this offer when they place a bet 5 times or more during the week and place a bet with a coefficient of 2.0 or higher.
- Virtual Bonus
For players who are well versed in virtual betting, the bookmaker will give you a chance to get a free bet up to 500 KES or BetLion free bet. However, this free bet is only available on the virtual betting market, and you must bet up to 1000 KES in total.
I know that BetLion has a VIP club. What can you tell us about it?
If a player makes more bets than the average user, they can get the opportunity to be invited to the VIP club.
Players who are eligible to participate in the VIP club will enjoy benefits and services exclusively for VIP players.
- Free bid VIP offers;
- 5% cashback for losses every week;
- Higher VIP bonuses;
- Free VIP GOODWILL bets;
In addition, you will also be provided with a personal VIP Manager who will provide individual communication. This will save you time from contacting support in case you have any questions or need any help. The VIP Manager will promptly solve all your questions.
Does BetLion have a Mobile app and what can you tell us about it?
BetLion has a great mobile app that unfortunately runs exclusively on the Android operating system. IPhone and Windows phone owners can place mobile bets and play at the casino using the mobile version.
As for the BetLion App, it has a neat, concise and professional interface. The registration and login options are located right at the top of the screen.
The menu symbol is located on the right in the lower-left corner and includes:
- List Of Sports For Betting;
- Top Games;
- Live Casino;
- Personal Account;
- Depositing And Withdrawing Funds;
- BetLion Contact;
You can download the Mobile App from the link on the official website of the bookmaker. This app is not available in the Play Market.
Nkemdilim, what can you tell us about the financial component of the bookmaker. How convenient is it in BetLion to top up your deposit and withdraw your winnings?
In BetLion, unlike other Kenyan bookmakers, there are enough ways to top up and withdraw funds.
You can Deposit funds to your account in several ways:
Access M-Pesa on your Safaricom mobile operator, enter 997270 for the payment receipt number and BetLion for the account number or name and make a deposit.
- Airtel Money
Visit the Airtel Money website and click on the Make Payments option. Select a different option in the payment section of the invoice. Enter 997270 for the invoice number, the amount of your Deposit, and click Ok to confirm the payment.
- Online Deposit
If you are a user of the mobile operator Safaricom, you can make your Deposit online. Log in to your account online and enter your PIN. Your Deposit will be credited instantly if successful. Only users of the Safaricom mobile operator can make online deposits.
- Bank transfer (Visa, Mastercard)
You can make a Deposit to Bank account at the Ecobank branch, Plaza 2000. The account number is 0030015026715701 and the account name is GAMCODE LIMITED.
Once you have deposited the funds, you will need to send a copy of the receipt along with your username to: email@example.com. As soon as the funds reach the Bank account, they will be credited to your gaming account.
|Minimum Deposit||Maximum Deposit||Minimum withdrawal||Maximum withdrawal||Commission|
|M-Pesa||10 KES||10.000 KES||100 KES||Unlimited||absent|
|Airtel||10 KES||10.000 KES||100 KES||Unlimited||absent|
|M-Pesa Online Deposit||10 KES||10.000 KES||100 KES||Unlimited||absent|
|Visa, Mastercard||10 KES||Unlimited||10 KES||10.000 KES||1%|
What can you say about the work of the BetLion Kenya support service?
If you need to contact a customer support agent, BetLion offers many options to do so:
- Live Chat
BetLion offers live support around the clock. You can open the live chat window by clicking on the corresponding icon in the lower-right corner of the website. Enter your name, email address, phone number, and message, and then click the “Start chat” link.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. in which exactly describe the problem.
- Telephone support
BetLion Kenya answers calls 24/7 to the numbers listed in the “BetLion contact” section”
BetLion offers customer support via TwitterBetLionKenyaHelp.
Facebook Facebook-you can contact BetLion via Its official Facebook page
The bookmaker also offers customer support via Instagram
Should you register with BetLion Kenya? Of course you should. The site was developed exclusively for Kenyan players, as it supports KES and is only available in Kenya. In addition, BetLion offers excellent game options and generous bonus offers.
How to perform a deposit via M-pesa
- In the M-pesa menu, select the option “transfer via M-pesa”
- Click on the paybill option
- Enter the BetLion payroll number 212927 as the business number
- Use your registered number as your account number
- Enter the amount you wish to Fund your account
- Enter your M-pesa PIN
- Confirm the transaction
After that, the amount will be immediately credited to your account.
What is BetLion Cashback?
Cashback deposit fee – this offer is only valid for deposits of at least 250 KES. It allows users to get their mobile deposit fee back.
Here’s how it works:
- Make a Deposit of at least 250 KES with Airtel Money or M-Pesa up to 997270.
For example, if you make a Deposit of 300 KES, Airtel Money or M-Pesa will charge you 22 KES.
- You will receive 322 KES to your BetLion account.
How to withdraw my winnings in BetLion Kenya?
You can withdraw your winnings in two ways:
- Bank transfer
BetLion customer support representatives will help you if you want to make a withdrawal via Bank transfer. The betting site will credit your winnings to your Bank account. However, it takes up to three business days for funds to appear on your account.
- Mobile money
You need to go to the “My accounts” section and select the withdrawal option. Enter the amount you would like to withdraw. The betting site will immediately send your winnings to your M-Pesa account. Although BetLion does not charge for withdrawals, the mobile operator may charge for data processing.