Milestone Games, a business entity founded by Kenyans headquartered in Liverpool, successfully launched Sportpesa in 2014. Through strategic partnerships, the betting site was able to expand its services across seven nations including South Africa as well as Ireland and Italy among others. Unfortunately due to legal constraints Milestone Games are not permitted to be the operators of Sportpesa. Therefore licenses have been granted Kentech S.L.U for operations in Kenya and Tanzania while SportPesa (Pty) Ltd holds the license for activities within South Africa
Since its inception, the bookie has used sponsorships as a crucial element of their promotional plan. To begin with, they mainly devoted efforts in South Africa sport and took on the title sponsorship for the premier league – Super League. Subsequently, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards had collaborations established with them too. Through this methodical approach to marketing, it was clear that sponsorship served as an effective tool for increasing brand exposure.
Sportpesa has forged partnerships with a variety of football clubs, including Simba SC, Yanga SC and Namungo FC from Tanzania. In South Africa they are partnered with Cape Town City. Furthermore, the bookmaker is well known for its sponsorships in English Premier League teams such as Arsenal, Everton and Southampton along with Hull City. Read on to learn more about what else this incredible bookie can provide you!
Sportpesa’s promotions and bonuses
In any case, in South Africa,, Sportpesa counts among the betting sites that don’t offer a new customer bonus. And that means that, at least for the moment, you must settle without an entry aid. Moreover, the betting site doesn’t necessarily show itself generous when it comes to bonuses and promotions for existing customers. Therefore, in South Africa, you must generally cope without offers. Below we show you those in South Africa.
What we like about Sportpesa
- The user-friendliness and speed of all versions
- In all countries, mobile apps are available for both Android and iOS devices
- They provide clearly structured FAQ
- The live chat is available to all bettors in Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania
What we like less about Sportpesa
- The prematch betting section is ripe for enhancement, especially in the scope and range of options it offers.
- In comparison to many other countries, South African punters are faced with limited payment options.
- You must manage without mobile lite versions
- No incentive for signing up, and not enough rewards or bonuses to keep existing customers engaged.
- You can place live bets solely on football, basketball, and tennis
- This bookie doesn’t offer cash-outs in Kenya, and in South Africa yet
Sportpesa’s betting offer and odds
Sportpesa currently operates in seven countries and has two online appearances which can be accessed via a dropdown menu found on the footer: www.ke.sportpesa.com and sportpesa.co.tz respectively; with South Africa being one of those nations that may access SportPesa services at first glance.. From this point forward, we will focus our attention solely towards African customers only as they are the primary target market for our service offering!
Despite this, the betting program has not changed its appearance. This implies that Sportpesa sportsbook still requires a few improvements to both their sporting events and wagering markets. For instance, we noticed only eleven genuine disciplines which is quite below average compared to others. In what follows, let us take an in-depth look at the most popular sports there are on offer.
Sportpesa football betting
Sportpesa has a wide variety of football options available for you to bet on, with competitions from more than two dozen countries. Not only can you wager on international tournaments like the World Cup and UEFA Champions League, but also club friendlies and youth matches in Europe as well as Turkey and Austria. If that’s not enough, amateur games in some of the top nations are up for grabs too! You won’t be short of options here – Sportpesa has it all!
While there is certainly potential to expand, Sportpesa’s betting markets were only found to be 23 for UEFA Champions League games on a Wednesday afternoon. This falls short when compared with its competitors’ offerings and the odds key fluctuates between 94% and 95%, signifying that improvements are still needed in this area.
Sportpesa offers the opportunity to delve into eSoccer, which is divided into three sections. The UEFA Champions League, Europa League and two English competitions (Premier League & FA Cup) are incorporated in this category. Additionally, you can explore Cyber Live Arena as well as GT Sports Leagues with Nations League edition included!
Sportpesa basketball betting
At Sportpesa, basketball betting takes the runner-up spot in terms of importance. That’s why you can make bets on competitions from an impressive 30 countries! Even more remarkable is the fact that you have access to a wide selection of international tournaments. To name just a few: European and American Champions League, EuroLeague… The possibilities are seemingly endless!
Furthermore, you can wager on other international matches. However, a maximum of 20 options per game is available. And, especially when it comes to the NBA, that is below average. And the same applies to the payout percentage, which stands at 92.7%.
Sportpesa rugby betting
At Sportpesa, we have observed that the majority of sports bets placed are for Rugby Union. On an average Wednesday afternoon, you can wager on three different games – Carrie Cup, Super Rugby and European Rugby Champions Cup with up to 10 options available per match. And if you believe this selection fits your personal wants and needs then take advantage of the 92.7% odds key!
Sportpesa tennis betting
Sportpesa offers a plethora of tennis betting options, such as their ATP, ATP Challenger and WTA tournament coverage. Even in comparison to real tennis events they offer simulated women’s tournaments! Although you may only have access to 13 different betting markets per match within this platform, the payout percentage is exceptional at 92.5%. That alone makes it one of the best choices for those looking to place some bets on tennis matches.
Sportpesa ice hockey betting
On a Wednesday afternoon at Sportpesa, ice hockey fans had the chance to make prematch bets for competitions in up to 20 different countries. This included A and B World Championships, Central European Erste Liga play-offs and even international friendlies! However, if you were looking specifically for NHL action then there were no more than nine options per fixture available. And with that came an impressive 90.3% payout percentage – making it too good of an offer not to take advantage of!
Sportpesa betting on cricket and on other sports
At Sportpesa, the selection for cricket betting is certainly scantier. It might be due to Wednesday afternoon, but we only saw matches of the Indian Premier League. But not only that because even the day before, merely one option per match stood available. Furthermore, the odds key did not go beyond 92.5%.
It’s evident that Sportpesa offers a comprehensive selection of sports betting, including boxing, handball, volleyball, American football and baseball. Unfortunately though this isn’t the case for other niche offerings such as Formula 1 or table tennis – which are sadly prohibited at present.
Further prematch betting options at Sportpesa
Attentive users may notice a “Virtuals” section in the top navigation at www.ke.sportpesa.com, as well as at sportpesa.co.tz. However, unlike at competitors, you can’t place sports wagers there. This is because they belong to the online casino.
The cash outs at Sportpesa
Despite clear explanations, we couldn’t find any references to cash-outs on Sportpesa’s online presences in Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania. As we are curious little fellows, we searched for it in Google. And we found information exclusively for betting lovers in the UK. On the one hand, this means that you must do without cash outs. And on the one, there is undoubtedly hope for the future in this regard.
Sportpesa’s live betting offer
Sportpesa punters from Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania can now place live bets on football, basketball and tennis competitions. Although the bookmaker lists upcoming games for these sports only – with no cashouts or live streams available at present – we shall still thoroughly assess its offer.
Sportpesa live betting on football
Basically, you can place live football bets on all national competitions and international tournaments that appear in the prematch offer. If you go to Sportpesa today and upcoming games, you can get a good overview. However, the choice of betting markets per match even for the highest European leagues corresponds to a fraction compared to those of many competitors. For example, in connection with the Norwegian Eliteserien, we only noticed about 20 of them. The odds key depends on the level and popularity of the competition. Here, it fluctuates between the 90% and the 92% mark.
Sportpesa live betting on basketball
With regard to this discipline, the sports betting programme is of course inherently less extensive. However, we also got the impression that at Sportpesa basketball enthusiasts have comparatively more prematch bets than live ones at their disposal. Which would explain why we often saw only football bets. But, with over 20, we noticed a comparatively large number of options per game. And the payout percentage amounted to 92.6%.
Sportpesa live betting on tennis
As is generally known from certain level onwards in tennis only international competitions take place. Of these, those of the ATP (Challenger) Tour and the WTA can be bet on at Sportpesa. And just like in basketball, you can seemingly only place in-play wagers on selected matches. Here, you can choose between 18 options. The corresponding odds key lies at 94.1%.
Sportpesa jackpots in South Africa
Moreover, this bookmaker offers jackpots for all bettors from South Africa. Here, you can always place 17 three-way bets on football matches from around the world. And in Kenya, you can also choose the option with 13 fixtures. And you can also place your bets randomly thanks to the quicktips. Plus, you can check out Sportpesas’ predictions on their blog. What distinguishes the jackpots on www.ke.sportpesa.com and on sportpesa.co.tz is the fact that you can submit doubles, too.
Sportpesa mobile apps and websites
With its three-column layout, consistent visual concept and user friendly design across both desktop and mobile platforms including betting apps, Sportpesa’s portfolio is one of a kind. The convenient placement of the betting slip in the header combined with quick access to the whole range plus an intuitive search tool further contribute to this exceptional usability. Colorful contrasts are also employed for added clarity, making navigation simpler than ever!
Additionally, Sportpesa has both Android and iOS native/download-based mobile apps available. We even found extra applications that provided match results. Bettors from Tanzania can choose between English and Swahili versions of the app, yet one major downside is the lack of a lite version.
Sportpesa payment options
Furthermore, sportpesa have in common that you can make deposits via SMS. However, the procedures vary from country to country. In South Africa, you can also make deposits using the USSD procedure and on the Sportpesa website after the login. Below, we explain the procedures for deposits and withdrawals in the three countries.
Sportpesa payment methods in South Africa
In South Africa, for deposits, you can only use the SMS procedure. Furthermore, M-Pesa from Safaricom represents the only accepted payment method. On Sportpesa, you must use the paybill numbers 5212121 or 955100. On the other hand, withdrawals can be made via SMS to the number 79079 as well as online.
Moreover, you can receive your winnings via all mobile money operators. Regarding the deposits, the bookmaker doesn’t mention a minimum amount, but 100 Ksh as an example. Contextually of the payouts, we spotted the sample amount of 12000 Ksh.
Sportpesa payment methods in South Africa
For betting enthusiasts from South Africa, deposits are possible via the SMS as well as the USSD procedure and online. For those by SMS to the number 47773, you need the 1Voucher. And you can find them at Dealz, Pep, OK, Ackermans, Shoprite, Checkers, Usave, House & Home and FLASH. Alternatively, you can choose the same payment method at www.sportpesa.co.za after the login. There, you can also transact with Mastercard plus VISA credit / debit cards, and ETFs. Furthermore, customers of MTN and Vodacom can opt for the USSD procedure. To accomplish this, you must dial *120*47773#.
Furthermore, at Sportpesa you can request the withdrawal of your eventual winnings through the USSD procedure and online. With the first procedure, you will receive the amounts on FNB eWallets. Here, First National Bank fixed the following value limits:
- Daily withdrawal value (ATM and POS withdrawals): 5,000 R
- POS purchase limits: 25,000 R
- Daily maximum eWallet balance per day: 25,000 R
- Monthly maximum eWallet balance: 25,000 R
Additionally, you can opt for online bank transfers. In this case, no limits exist. However, if you exceed the daily limit of 5,000 R or the monthly limit of 25,000 R, you must provide Sportpesa with additional documents. Conversely, the betting site doesn’t specify any minimum sums.
Sportpesa payment methods in South Africa
In Tanzania, more or less the same rules as for the Sportpesa customers in South Africa apply. Because: The bookie enables you to make deposits exclusively via SMS. But in this case, you can decide between Vodacom, Airtel Money, Halopesa and Tigo. Therefore, you always have the same paybill number, 150888, at your disposal. In contrast, you can make withdrawals via SMS to the number 15888 or online.
Security at Sportpesa
As mentioned above, the operators of Sportpesa work with the licences of the Betting Control and Licensing Board of South Africa(BLCB), the South African Western Cape Racing and Gambling Board (WCGRB) as well as the Gaming Board of Tanzania (GBT).
And particularly in South Africa, extremely strict rules regulate the sports betting market. This speaks for the fact that you are in excellent hands when it comes to reliability and security. Moreover, the partnerships with English football clubs – Arsenal, Everton and Southampton in the Premier League and Hull City – underpin the reputation of the betting site.
Sportpesa customer care
At this bookie, you can find the FAQ in the lower part of the page. There, Sportpesa answers in the how-to-play section questions about registration, deposits, and withdrawals, placing bets and the “My Account” area. Furthermore, they have separate columns on the procedures via SMS, USSD and via the web.
The contact options vary from country to country. Here, all Sportpesa clients from Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania can fall back on telephone hotlines as well as on WhatsApp. Broadly speaking, the same applies to the live chat. However, for bettors in Tanzania, it is only available in Swahili. Furthermore, punters from Kenya and South Africa can get in touch via e-mail.
With Sportpesa, we primarily appreciate the user-friendliness and the speeds of the performances. This includes, so to speak, the clearly structured FAQ. Moreover, we like the fact that the bookie offers for all users an app for iOS devices in addition to the one for Android. Of course, you can also use a web app. But you must make do without the lite version. The fact that you can use a live chat in all three countries represents a further plus.
In connection with the betting programme, there is undoubtedly room for improvement in terms of breadth and depth. Furthermore, competitors offer significantly better odds and there is no cashout function. Besides, you must get along without a new customer offer. Also, we discovered only jackpots. Moreover, we would like to expand the payment methods for South African users.
How To Deposit On Sportpesa
After you’ve signed up for Sportpesa in full, it’s simple to fund your account. When you sign up for Sportpesa, you’ll be given a Sportpesa Paybill number, which you can use to send money using your mobile money service. The money will be added to your SportPesa account automatically. After a successful deposit, SportPesa will send you a confirmation message.
SMS (short message service) deposit requests are also accepted. Follow these instructions to send a deposit via text message to relevant location number:D#. You can use the code D#amount, if you want to deposit. To finish your purchase using Mpesa, wait for the menu to come up and then enter your PIN.
How To Bet On Sportpesa
Betting on Sportpesa is quite easy. Just log in to your account, which must be funded and navigate to any section of sports or events you wish to bet on. Make your selections, and they will be loaded into your bet slip. Click on your bet slip and input the amount of money you wish to wager click ‘Bet’.
How To Install Sportpesa App
To download on Android, locate and select the “Apps” tab at the top of the screen and access the sub-menu devoted to sports apps. After that, you’ll be taken to the app’s mobile window. To get started with the download, just click the “Android” button. As soon as you’ve downloaded the SportPesa APK file, you can install it on your Android device and begin using the program right away.
For iOS devices, navigate to the SportPesa “Apps” section of the site. Choose “sports apps” from the menu. To begin the app download process, patrons should select “iOS” from the drop-down menu. Launch the SportPesa app after it has been downloaded and installed successfully so that you can begin betting.
How To Cancel Sportpesa Bet
Via mobile browser, sign in and click the “My Account” link. Go to the “Bets” section and click on it. To remove a wager, select it and then click the plus sign to access the cancellation menu. Via the SportsPesa app, access the “Bets” section of your account in the same way that you would on a PC or Mac computer. Find the wager in question, click it, and then choose the Cancel button.
The alternative is to use USSD to cancel the bet. Simply texting “CANCEL#BET ID,” such as CANCEL#1234 to the appropriate number, will cancel your bet. A four-digit number, known as a “Bet ID,” is provided in the SMS confirmation message when a wager is placed.
How To Play Sportpesa
To play on Sportpesa, simply navigate to the official website and register to get your personalised account. Fund your account with the supported payment method and begin betting on numerous games of your choice.
How To Bet On Sportpesa Via SMS
To bet on Sportpesa Vis SMS, send the Game ID, your prediction, and the amount you want to bet to the appropriate number in your locality by text message. Your Bet ID, potential payoff, and SportPesa account balance will all be displayed in a confirmation message.