Review last updated – March 2018.
Sport Pesa Casino are owned and operated by TGP Europe Ltd they are licensed by the UKGC in the UK. They offer a sportsbook alongside their casino and this appears to be the prime focus of their attention. The casino offers a range of games provided by: Microgaming, Red Tiger and Multislot. Their site is pared back as is typical of primarily sportsbook operators and it employs a colour palette of: white, black and blue. Their logo is their name in white with the initial “S” in white enclosed in a marbled blue circle. There are no outstanding complaints at any of the major gambling portals.
1 / 10
Sport Pesa Casino are Not Recommended at ThePOGG.com.
Winnings Cap of £10,000 orless (-3) - Sport Pesa enforce a daily win limit of £10,000 regardless of bet (Term 13.3). This results in a Not Recommended status.
Progressive Jackpots Installments (-1) - Sport Pesa have a withdrawal limit of £5,000 though no allowed frequency of withdrawal is given. The software provider and not the casino pay progressive wins so there is no justifiable excuse for not excluding jackpots from this stipulation.
The TGP Europe group have been non-responsive to complaints submitted to this service.
Payout Speed: 24 hours
10 / 10
Sport Pesa state that they process ewallet withdrawals within 24 hours.
Minimum withdrawal - £10.
Maximum withdrawal - £5,000.
Banking options available - Credit/Debit cards, Bank Transfer, Neteller and Skrill (Moneybookers).
We recommend using Neteller for speed, convenience and security.
3 / 10
Sport Pesa use Microgaming software for their instant play casino games and they also offer a small selection of Red Tiger and Multislot games. Check out our Microgaming Software Review.
Game selections are as follows:
Table Games – 9
Slots – 200
Video Poker – 5
Jackpots - 6
9 / 10
Email Testing Record
- March 2018 - 3 hours 14 minutes.
8 / 10
Sport Pesa Casino hold the following gambling licenses :
- United Kingdom Gambling Commission - The UKGC are widely considered to be the most reputable regulators involved in the online gambling market. They do not manage complaints for players directly, instead requiring their operators to appoint a UKGC accredited Alternative Dispute Resolution service. As such the value of this license for players depends largely on the professionalism of the ADR service utilised. TLCBet currently use IBAS.
Players from United Kingdom accepted.
Sport Pesa does not accept players from the following countries:Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cayman Islands, Chad, China, Congo - Brazzaville, Congo - Kinshasa, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Denmark, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Georgia, Greece, Guam, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong SAR China, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macau SAR China, Macedonia, Mali, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, U.S. Miscellaneous Pacific Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
|Address :||TGP Europe Ltd|
|2nd Floor Athol House|
|21a-23 Athol Street|
|Isle of Mann|
Sport Pesa Casino give the RTPs for all their games.
Sport Pesa Casino do not appear to offer a comp points system for players.
Sport Pesa Casino have some dubious Terms and Conditions including a win cap and withdrawal limit that does not exclude progressive jackpots and these mean that they are Not Recommended at ThePOGG.com.
Sport Pesa bookmaker is a new online bookmaker who classify themselves as a technology and entertainment company. Originally launched in Kenya, the brand is quickly expanding thanks to a commitment to technology and penetration on the mobile betting market. The name Sport Pesa is a combination of the English word ‘Sport and the Kiswahili word for ‘money’ and the company are now the principle sponsor of Everton FC. After recently expanding their operations, Sport Pesa bookmaker is now licensed by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and the Gambling Commission of Great Britain – so they are able to provide their bookie legally to UK residents. With so much competition between online betting sites in Europe and the UK in particular, how competitive is Sport Pesa’s product? What is their unique selling point and do they have enough to attract bettors to sign up for an account? We find out in this bookmaker review.
Viewing on a Desktop?
As mentioned, Sport Pesa bookmaker places emphasis on the fact they concentrate on technology, so their site should be top notch. The bookmaker offer both a casino and a bookie for UK clientele.
The bookmaker adopts the three-column layout, with the list of sports down the left-hand side, with the sports in the middle and the bet slip on the right-hand side. The pages don’t actually load that quickly, but once a bet is selected, it immediately transfers to the bet slip. At the bottom of the page on the left, bettors can access results, live results and statistics. For the UK market, Sport Pesa use Enet Pulse who provide a great resource centre for a number of different sports.
Bonuses And Promotions
Sport Pesa bookmaker offers a £10 matched sign up bonus for new clients. After depositing and placing a bet of £10/€10, once it is settled, clients can contact customer service via e-mail or live chat to request their bonus token. Qualifying single bets must be staked at odds of -125 or over (with multiple bets placed at minimum odds of -250 per selection). Once the bonus has been issued, it will be valid for 5 days. In order to claim a bonus, customers must use a debit/credit card for their deposit. This is to try and deter bonus baggers who use e-wallets and go from bookmaker to bookmaker taking advantage of their offers.
In addition to the £10 sign up bonus, clients are able to take advantage of ad hoc offers and enhanced priced, as well as best odds guaranteed on UK and Irish horse racing.
The sign-up bonus is maybe not the biggest in size, but there are no stringent rollover requirements that are attached to offers provided by other bookmakers.
Sports & Markets
Bettors have the chance to wager on an impressive 32 different sports when they bet with Sport Pesa bookmaker.
Sport Pesa focus on football as their main betting sport. There is coverage of different leagues from all around the globe. Most of the focus falls on the English action, with odds being offered from the Premier League all the way down to the Northern/Southern Premier divisions. Furthermore, there is action from the women’s Super League. As well as the UK, football coverage extends to Algeria, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Finland, Guatemala, Kenya and many more countries. The odds vary by the standard of football in each league and the exposure it receives, but to give a point of reference, the odds for the Europa League matches worked out to just over 105% (100% would represent a book without any profit for the bookmaker, so the closer to the figure the better). This margin is slightly below the established bookmakers who typically offer in the range of 103-104.5.
Sport Pesa do make up for their average odds with a strong range of additional markets (on top of the 1X2). There are over 100 extra markets, with first/last/anytime scorers, handicaps, Asian handicaps, Asian handicaps on corners etc. There are many different markets for bettors to wager on.
The horse racing action covers UK and Ireland and there is also action from elsewhere around the world, with contests at Meydan in Dubai and races from Germany etc. all covered. Naturally most of the emphasis is on the UK action, and clients can take advantage of best odds guaranteed for those races. Sport Pesa bookmaker price up their races the night before the action (as many firms do nowadays) but take few chances when it comes to the odds. Their average margin per runner is close to 3% the night before racing. On the day of the races, that percentage falls to around 2% in the early markets which is okay but falls behind the odds offered by the major European bookmakers.
Some of the other sports available are darts, golf, tennis, Aussie rules, curling, cycling, handball, surfing, speedway, Gaelic football, winter Olympics, MMA, floorball and more.
Players from the following countries are unable to use Sport Pesa bookmaker: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cayman Islands, Central Africa Republic, Chad, China, Congo, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North), Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Greece, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macao, Macedonia, Mali, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, The Netherlands, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA and all US territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands), Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Sport Pesa bookmaker currently accepts three different options for those wanting to fund their account:
- Neteller – minimum $20.00/£20.00/€20.00 deposit up to a maximum of $5,000 | £5,000 | €5,000
- Skrill – minimum $20.00/£20.00/€20.00 deposit up to a maximum of $5,000 | £5,000 | €5,000
- Mastercard/Visa – $10.00/£10.00/€10.00 deposit up to a maximum of $5,000 | £5,000 | €5,000
When wanting to withdraw funds, clients can use the payment method they used to fund their account. Minimum withdrawals are 10.00/£10.00/€10.00 with a maximum of $5,000 | £5,000 | €5,000
Like many newer betting sites, Sport Pesa don’t offer a telephone number for customers to reach representatives at the company. However, they do have a live chat function which is manned 24/7 and customer service can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who wish to reach the company via post, they can write to the following address:
2nd Floor Athol House,
21a – 23 Athol Street,
Isle of Man,
Sport Pesa bookmaker does have an active social media presence and this provides an extra couple of avenues through which customers can get their questions answered. The handles are as follows:
Facebook – SportPesaUk
Twitter – @SportPesa_UK
There is also an FAQ section which answers the basic questions customers may have, but it could be a little more extensive.
Sport Pesa bookmaker offer a mobile-optimized web app that automatically loads when a customer visits the website from their handheld device. They are able to choose from either the bookmaker or casino, with both options presented with sleek graphics on the landing page. Once in the mobile app, the major sports are listed across a horizontal menu bar and are accompanied with icons. Customers can easily swipe across to see the other available sports as the menu has a scrolling feature. The mobile app loads markets very quickly and it is well layout out, with an intuitive design and features. The live football matches automatically populate in the centre of the bookmaker page and accompanying the fixture is the score, the odds, the time played and the extra markets available. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into designing the mobile app.
For clients wishing to contact support, they need to click on the home button located in the top left hand corner of the screen. This reverts the user back to the landing page, and from there they can access the menu at the top left, which drops down and provides support, FAQ’s etc. The live chat function does work on the mobile app which is great.
Sport Pesa bookmaker doesn’t really have a USP but they are a solid bookmaker who are relatively new to the market, and they seem to be committed to becoming an established force in the industry.
SportPesa is a relatively new brand in the sports betting business. Having been recently launched in 2014, the company has been leveraging on technology to rapidly rise among the big boys in the sports betting business, and you can now frequently spot the brand in several major English Premier League matches. It has acquired a loyal customer base due to their high-quality betting products in place.
How to register at SportPesa?
Before you begin exploring and playing at this site, it is essential you get your account up and running. The first step to this is registering an account through the SportPesa desktop website or mobile platform. The account registration process is quite easy, and you can get done in a couple of minutes.
If you are browsing from the desktop version, follow the step-by-step guide below to get your account up and running:
- Step 1: Click the blue ‘Join Now’ button placed at the top right corner of the home page.
- Step 2: A small pop-up window will appear with an online form that you should fill in your details. Here you will be required to provide details such as your email address and preferred username and password.
- Step 3: The third and final step in the registration process is where you provide more details about yourself including your full name, date of birth and address details.
If you are browsing from a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, you can as well register an account. Start by clicking the ‘Home’ button from the main page then click the ‘Register’ button. The rest of the account registration process is more or less like that on the desktop site. We will expound more on the use of the SportPesa mobile version and mobile app in the next section of this review.
Once you have successfully submitted your details through either of these platforms, you will an email within minutes confirming that an account has been register. You can now log in to your account and start exploring the betting and gaming options on offer here.
Activating and verifying a new account
Account registration will grant you temporary access to the SportPesa services. Once you have registered an account, you straight away make a deposit and start betting in their sportsbook, live casino, and casino games. But you will eventually realise that some critical functions on the website such as withdrawals are limited. That is until you verify your account.
Account verification is an industry-wide process that is used by e-commerce platforms transacting real money to validate your identity and also prevent money laundering. In the online betting industry, this process is also used to ensure you are of the legal age limit to participate in betting and any form of gambling.
For the verification of your SportPesa account, you will need to provide them with a valid ID bearing your photo. That could be either your national ID, driving license or password. You will also need to send a copy of your credit or debit card. While scanning the card, you should ensure you capture the first six or last four digits, your name on the card as well as the card’s validity period. The third set of documents to provide is proof of address. For this, you can use either your utility bills or bank statements that are no older than six months.
Copies of these documents can send to the customer support team via post, but the simplest and fastest way is through an email. Once submitted, you should expect feedback on your account status within the next 48 to 72 hours. If the documents meet the requirements, you will receive an email confirming this, and your account will set for use and withdrawals.
How to recover a lost password?
If you previously had an account with SportPesa but cannot remember your login password, then you should not worry about creating a new account. Provided you remember the email address used in setting up this account, you can easily reset your account’s password in less than five minutes. Start by clicking the ‘Login’ button at the top right corner of the page. In the small pop-up window that appears, click the ‘Forgot Password’ link. You will then be requested to provide your account username and email address. An automated mail is then generated and sent to your registered email address, with a new password that you can use to log in at the SportPesa website.
After login in with the new auto-generated password, you should ensure you reset it to your personalised password that is strong to hack but easy to remember.
Website Design – Navigation and Structure
SportPesa has a primary and easy-to-use website — the site designed in a blue theme with white texts. The blue appears in different shades highlighting the various sections of the site. At the very top of the home page is the main navigation menu bar with links to the Sports, Live Betting, Casino, Live Casino, Promotions, VIP and Blog sections. The main site is generally made up of sliding banners highlights the key products offered at the site. You can click on these banners to jump directly to that particular product or promotion being a highlight. As usual, the ownership and licensing information provided on the lower end of the homepage.
Generally, the SportPesa site is easy to navigate and find your way from one section to another. It is also worth noting that the SportPesa website is currently available in English only. That is probably because the company’s main business interests in Europe are in the UK market and not other non-English speaking countries. There is also an interesting blog page where you can get the latest news articles and reviews in sporting and casino business. That is a significant resource centre to help you keep up with any changes in the business.
One negative aspect that is quite noticeable is the loading speed. When switching from one page to another, the site tends to take quite some time loading, with a hideous spinning wheel appearing alongside the Sportpesaa logo as the page loads.
As the company’s name suggests, the brand is all about sports betting. Sports betting is given more prominence here than other betting services such as an online casino. The sports betting section is quite expansive, with a long list of sporting categories available to bet.
The layout and user interface of the sportsbook section is quite good with lots of white space juxtaposed against the blue theme. That makes the page accessible to the eye as you can quickly point out the various sections on the site. There is a results page where you will find the results from as back as seven days ago across all the sports, tournaments and leagues offered in this sportsbook. Alongside the result, pages are a statistics portal that breaks down various stats and key pointers about a team, competition, tournament or league. If you are good at sports betting, you can use these two pages as resource centres to make informed bets.
From the onset, SportPesa showed great interest in football. Besides their recent ventures in Formula 1, SportPesa has mostly been involved in football more than any other sports. This bias towards football is evident even in the design of their sportsbook. Football is the largest category of sports offered here. With SportPesa, you can bet on nearly all leagues around the world. These include leagues and tournaments in Africa, Asia, South America, and the US alongside the most popular European leagues such as EPL, Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A.
But this massive focus on football should not lead you to think this is all SportPesa has to offer. You will find a complete lineup of various sports here. These include:
- Horse racing
- Ice hockey
Noticeably missing from this long list of sports categories is e-sports, which quite a famous betting market around the world. Nonetheless, you can still make do with the virtual sports category. Inspired Inc. powers the virtual sports offered here; thus you can expect to find quality 3D animations. These include virtual football, virtual horses and virtual greyhounds.
While doing this review, our team was impressed by the nature and variety of betting markets available at SportPesa. Whether you are interested in football betting or any other sports category, you will find all the betting markets you could ever think. For instance, each of the football matches features up to 100 different betting options, cutting across the markets in 1X2, O/V, HT/FT, Total Goals Scored, Cards, Corners, Both Teams to Score and Double Chance.
When it comes to the racing events, SportPesa also gives a good range of betting markets to play in. For instance, in the horse races, you can place Win Each Way bets, Forecast bets and also Tricast bets. The same case applies for other racing sports as well such as motor racing and Formula 1.
With the SportPesa sportsbook, you can modify the way you view the odds to either fractional or decimal. In terms of the value offered, we realised most of the odds offered by SportPesa had a slight margin above the market average prices. Besides, you will be getting some enhanced odds through the SportPesa Price Blast, a feature that we have explained in more details in the section below.
Sports Welcome Offer – Bet 10 Get 10
As a new player on this platform, you will welcome with a sign-up bonus that gives you a free bet after your first bet on the platform. Labelled the Bet 10 Get 10, this is the SportPesa sportsbook welcome bonus package that gives you a free token bonus after your first bet of minimum £10. To qualify for this bonus, your first deposit must be of at least £10. The bonus token is also £10.
It is also important to note that the offer will apply to deposits made via credit or debit cards only. The qualify bets must be placed on a single win event. Then, the £10 token should be used in 5 days, as you can bet on sigle or combo events with it.
In-Play Betting on Sports
In-play betting is a significant sector of sports betting today. Placing bets on live events has become such a lucrative way of betting, especially if you are any good at analysing the sporting action. With SportPesa, you can as well place bets on live matches, in addition to the standard pre-match bets.
The in-play betting feature is made available across nearly all sporting categories. When you click the ‘Live Betting’ tab in the menu bar, you will present with a full list of live events going on for which you can place live bets. In addition to the regular in-play betting markets on football, tennis, cricket, and baseball, here you can also place in-play bets on rare events such as e-sports.
Cash out Option
Cashing out on bets is also another trick that you can use to boost your wins. Through cashing out, you will be claiming a portion of the payout money, allowing you to recoup your stake with some additional profit, rather than waiting for the game to end and watch your money burn away. With the SportPesa platform, you can use the cash out option extensively.
Just click on the ‘My Bet’ section in your account. Here you will see a list of all active bets that you have placed. From this section, you will see the cash out button placed alongside each of your active bet slips.
However, you will realise that the cash out option will not be available for all events in the sportsbook.
Live Streaming – Is it available?
Currently, SportPesa does not offer any live streaming services for their sportsbook. The only kind of live video streams you will find here are in the virtual sports section. With virtual sports, you will have HD quality video streams of virtual football, virtual greyhounds and virtual horse racing. If you entertained by watching simulated sporting action, then this is a section worth checking out as you will be getting round-the-clock action.
SportPesa Price Blasts
As hinted earlier in this sportsbook review, SportPesa gives you the chance to get enhanced odds every day. The company has come up with a program named the SportPesa Price Blasts. In this offer, they come up with a list of specific events on each day that will be assigned enhanced odds, usually doubling the average market prices. The events in the prices blasts could be in any category, not only limited to football.
To view the events with the enhanced odds for the day, click the SportPesa Price Blast tab in the sportsbook section. It is important to note you can only claim one such bonus a day but cannot bet on a series of such events.
The SportPesa website is also home to an online casino. The first thing to check when reviewing an online casino is the depth of the games catalogue. With SportPesa, you will have over 300 online casino games. Microgaming, Evolution, and PlaynGo power the games offered here. This collaboration of top gaming software providers helps to bring about some much-needed variety in terms of the nature and quality of the game on offer.
The most extensive section in the SportPesa online casino is the slots, where you will find well over 300 games. These include some popular titles such as Immortal Romance, Book of Dead, Wild Melon and many other Hollywood themes games. This vast collection brings together both classic 3-reel slots and multiple reel video slots.
If slots are not your forte, then you can check out the table games section where you will have up to 18 different types of blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and poker. If you feel like lady luck is on your side, SportPesa casino has about 14 jackpots where you can have a shot at life-changing prize money. Some of the favourite games you will find in the jackpots section include Fruit Fiesta, King Cashalot, Mega Moolah, and Mega Moolah ISIS.
Live Casino Section
In addition to these regular online casino games, SportPesa also has a live dealers section. The live casino here powered by the same top of the range software providers. Thus you can expect to find equally good quality live dealer games. The live casino has a total of 7 different live dealer table games.
Some of the table games worth checking out here include:
- Live American Roulette
- Baccarat Live
- Blackjack Live
- Salon Prive Blackjack
In addition to these entertaining table games is the Dream Catcher game, which has turned out to be one of the most popular live lottery games.
Deposit and Withdrawal
The SportPesa cashier section is not the most flexible you will find out there. Here, the payment options are limited to only e-wallets and credit and debit cards. The company does not accept deposits or withdrawals through alternative means such as bank transfers.
It is also important to note that withdrawals can only process through the same method as the one you had used to make the deposit. That means if you use an e-wallet to deposit, the spoils from that deposited money can only withdraw through the same e-wallet.
We have compiled the table below as a quick guide to the payment options available here with their respective limits:
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit||Minimum Withdrawal||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Neteller||£20||£5000||Instant||£10||£5000||Up to 24 Hours|
|Skrill||£20||£5000||Instant||£10||£5000||Up to 24 Hours|
SportPesa Mobile Version
If you are into gaming on the go through your mobile phone, then you will be glad to learn that SportPesa has developed a dedicated android mobile app. Gamers can access the app in the UK through the Google Play store. The app download process is quite easy as you will go about as you would with any other ordinary android app. iOS users are however left out as there is no such app for them.
Instead, if you are using an iPhone or iPad, you can still enjoy gaming on the go through the mobile version of the SportPesa website. The SportPesa website has been optimising for mobile viewing and browsing. That means that you can conveniently browse the site from any regular mobile browser and access all the gaming and betting services through your mobile phone. For Android users as well, this is also an excellent mobile gaming alternative if you do not wish to go through the hustle of installing an extra app.
Online gaming has helped many build their careers around affiliate marketing jobs. If mastered, this is a line that can see you earn some impressive passive income on a regular. Ace World Gaming manages the SportPesa affiliate program. That is an affiliate management program that has been in the business for quite some time now. Ace World Gaming is the force behind the affiliate programs of some other major online gaming brands such as 12Bet, Setantabet, Ole777, and BetVision. With such a lineup, then you can expect to find quality with this program.
To register as a SportPesa affiliate marketer, you will, therefore, have to go through the Ace World Gaming website. Registration is a 4-step process that entails filling an online form through the link, so you can follow it. Once you have provided your registration details, you should expect feedback within 72 hours.
Ace World Gaming pays out commissions of between 25% and 45% in a tiered structure which based on the net revenue generated from your referrals. You can rise through the levels as you bring in more traffic to the site.
The program has a readily accessible support team on standby, and you can reach them easily via the email address email@example.com.
The company has its roots back in Nairobi Kenya, where the parent company, Pevans East Africa, is headquartered. The company came about as a partnership between Kenyan, Bulgaria and American investors with a keen interest in sports betting. Over a few years of existence, the brand has been extensively involving in African football and sponsorship deals running into millions. Recently, the brand spread its wings to the European market. SportPesa is now in sponsorship deals with major EPL teams such as Hull City and Arsenal, and they are currently the anchor brand on the Everton shirt.
These strategic partnerships have gradually opened the doors for SportPesa in the European betting markets, mainly the UK where the brand is competing actively against other older and more established brands. This growth has seen SportPesa diversify their products also to include an online and live casino, thereby making their site a comprehensive online gaming portal.
SportPesa operates in Europe in partnership with TGP Europe Limited, the company charged with running the day-to-day business. The Gambling Commission of Great Britain licenses their online gaming and gambling services.
SportPesa offers 24/7 customer support to its clientele. There are many ways to reach out for help while playing here, including emails and live chats. While doing this review, we did a test run on the responsiveness of the support team. For the live chats, it takes an average of 3 minutes to get an agent to attend to your query. This relatively longer than most customers would appreciate. Emails, on the other hand, are responded to within 24 hours.
Although it takes time for you to get an attending agent, we found them to be quite polite and informed, with the ability to offer first-touch solutions.
Currently, it does not seem like SportPesa offers any customer support services through phone calls. That leaves gamers with the option of using emails and live chats only.
You will find the live chats icon placed at the bottom right corner of any landing page of the SportPesa site. Impressively, the live chat portal is active 24/7.
For customer-related complaints, you can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are required to send any documents for the verification of your account, you should use the email address email@example.com.
Conclusion and Rating
SportPesa is a relatively new online gaming platform that has joined the market with a bang. From their involvement in top tier football team to sponsoring Formula 1 event, the brand has shown great ambition with its endeavours. In terms of the services offered to gamers, we can applaud Sportpesa for developing a comprehensive online gaming platform with multiple betting options. The sportsbook is well structured, and the odds tend to be slightly above the average prices.
Some of the areas of improvement here would be in terms of the website’s design and loading speeds. It would do this ambitious brand more justice if they had a faster and intuitive site. Also, the cashier section is a bit rigid with the payment options offered. Our final verdict is 8/10.
The name sportpesa is synonymous with sports betting in Kenya. Over the years Sportpesa has pioneered many advancements in the Kenyan sports betting market. However, many competitors have launched in recent years. In this review we attempt to see how sportpesa stacks up against other bookies and the features that make it stand out.
Sportpesa at a glance
Sportpesa is the most popular sports betting site in Kenya. The site has the best odds on offer, is user friendly, and we love trying our shot at those crazy sportpesa bonuses. No one does jackpots like sportpesa, but we wish they could introduce newer features such as cash outs with their site feeling more and more outdated by the day. Still our favorite site, and highly recommended for new bettors.
4.07 (14 votes)
- Quick payouts
- Best odds
- Ease of use
- No free bets and or deposit bonuses.
- Missing key features such as cash outs.
- Deposits are charged.
- Poor live betting facility.
Sportpesa is without a doubt one of the best betting sites in Kenya. Launched in 2014, Sportpesa quickly became the pioneers for bookmakers in the country. Sportpesa is full of features and has the best sites to place bets on, irregardless of which device you are using. Their mobile site is the best I have used and one of the few reasons why we still use Sportpesa over at Betmoran. The sportpesa jackpot is our favorite and every week we post predictions on our Sportpesa Jackpot Forum. The Sportpesa jackpot consistently makes millionaires and we want to help you become one of them.
Here are some of the features that make Sportpesa our most recommended sites here at Betmoran.
Sportpesa jackpots are unmatched and they keep making millionaires every week. They are easy to take part in and the bonuses can be very helpful, especially when you miss the mark by one or two games.
There are two sportpesa jackpots. The main jackpot starting at KSH10,000,000 as well as a mega jackpot that starts at KSH 100,000,000. The jackpots increase each week without a winner and you can be lucky enough to win the jackpot when it is at almost 2 or 3 times the initial offer.
The smaller sportpesa jackpot starts at 10M and continously increases each week until a person wins the jackpot and the jackpot amount reverts to 10M. This jackpot features a total of 13 games selected from across different leagues. The stake for the jackpot is KSH 100. There are bonuses for those who miss out on the jackpot by one or two games.
The sportpesa megajackpot is still the largest in the country. In order to win the sportpesa megajackpot you have to predict a total of 17 games with a stake of KSH100. However you will be required to predict a total of 17 games. There are bonuses for those who miss out on the jackpot by one or two or three games.
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- Quick payouts
- Best odds
- Ease of use
- No free bets and or deposit bonuses.
- Missing key features such as cash outs.
- Deposits are charged.
- Poor live betting facility.
Relatively new to the betting scene, SportPesa is fast becoming an internationally recognised company. And although its success is global, its roots remain in local success and a keen commitment to sports development and community grassroots. Launched in Kenya, it is now one of the newest entrants to the UK sports betting market and brings an innovative technological touch to its services.
Here, we take an in-depth look at SportPesa, helping you to understand how they may appeal to you and may even become your betting go-to. Read on and find out everything you need to know about SportPesa and our review of its services.
What Is SportPesa’s Selection of Sports Like?
SportPesa boasts an extensive range of sports with over 30 different options to choose from across the globe. From staple sports such as football, rugby and tennis to more obscure picks including handball, chess and surfing, punters will be able to bet on a wide range of sports that are ideal for them. There is excellent coverage on many minor leagues, as well as larger ones, and you have the option to place bets on a bet on 122 different international leagues.
That being said, it is apparent that football is the main focus for SportPesa. They have a number of sponsorship ties with a range of huge clubs including Premier League Everton and Italian side Torino. Coverage of the UK football leagues and cups is extensive, making it a great choice for football punters and anyone interested in the sport.
One thing worth mentioning is the fact that SportPesa has markets and games priced up, with odds included, typically two weeks in advance. This is a great perk to their services and means that you are able to place combo bets or an accumulator over two separate weeks of football. In a nutshell, it also means that football fans can place combo bets and multi selection bets with ease.
How Easy Is The SportPesa Site To Navigate?
For anyone who has used SportPesa before its recent website renovation, you’ll be familiar with its outdated look and confusing design. However, having been given a much-needed transformation, the site is now straightforward and easy to use. As soon as you reach the homepage, you’re greeted with a streamlined landing page that features a main menu at the top and just two options below. These options are for either the Sportsbook and Casino.
The user interface itself is clean and concise, with plenty of white space making it easy to navigate and see which parts of the site are key to your needs. A dark blue menu takes the focal point and has clearly stated links to the casino, sport, promotions, banking and blog – essentially everything customers are most likely to need! Their blog has a predominant focus on football, highlighting their emphasis and expertise on this sport.
How Does The SportPesa App Compare To The Website?
The SportPesa Android App is a brilliant bit of tech, giving users a pocket-friendly and on-the-go version that is as easy to use as the website. In fact, some users may argue that it is even easier to use. It is simple, clean and clear, offering easy navigation and a comprehensive range of options. A ‘how to bet guide’ is included, while the bet slip, register, deposit funds and withdraw funds functions are all straightforward to see and use, giving SportPesa added usability and ease.
How Competitive Are SportPesa’s Odds?
Thanks to their football focus, SportPesa is fairly competitive when it comes to football. Their involvement in the sponsorship of a selection of teams is where their strength becomes apparent, with a strong margin which tends to be in the range of 4.3% to 4.5%.
When it comes to other sports, there is a weaker margin, with various tennis markets seeming to be strongest. Here, they work to a margin which is usually under 5%.
Is SportPesa’s In-Play Betting Good?
Arguably, the live interface and in-play interface is one of the best elements of SportPesa’s website. With a simple layout that contains big, bold typography, you can easily find your preferred event as well as clear odds and prices and current scores.
And, with just a single click, you will be able to reach all the markets that you want for a game or event. The ‘live play’ page layout will list your live events in the left-hand column, and showcase all the markets from your selected event in the middle column, making it a brilliant way to stay connected to all the latest action.
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What Re-Occurring Promotions and Bonuses Do SportPesa Offer?
Bonuses and promotions are simple with SportPesa. They offer a standard spend £10 Get £10 free welcome promotion which benefits plenty of customers. Alongside this, they also offer a “best odds guaranteed” offer on the Irish and UK horse racing markets.
A positive note about SportPesa’s welcome promotion is the fact that it doesn’t require such limiting wagering requirements as compared to other bookmakers. In addition to this, customers will not be limited by play through requirements with SportPesa’s welcome promotion.
Is It Easy To Withdraw and Deposit With SportPesa?
Withdrawing and depositing payments is really easy for anyone. Users can pay with Mastercard, VISA, Neteller or Skrill.
What Is Customer Support Like?
SportPesa offers a live chat and customer service helpline to ensure that customers are given as much support as possible. Response times are good, with most chats being answered in less than a minute. The operators are always courteous, relatable and seem to be well learned on the subjects in question. We’ve also noticed that they take feedback and constructive criticism very well, striving to be as user-friendly as possible.
Can You Trust SportPesa?
The UK website for SportPesa is managed in coordination with TGP Europe Limited. For those who are unfamiliar with TGP, they have an abundant history and comprehensive experience in giving operational and technical assistance under a licence. This licence is issued by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and by The Gambling Commission of Great Britain.
This means that SportPesa is able to provide a reliable gaming platform that offers tailored support for vulnerable people.
In addition to this, to make sure that their customers are protected, they partake and comply with all the necessary governing regulations and laws. This includes ensuring correct player registration processes and the collation of needed (KYC) Know Your Customer information. SportPesa also adheres to strict (CFL) Combating Financial Crime and (AML) Anti Money Laundering policies. This will assure the greatest standards of regulative compliance and the safety of their customers.
Who Will Benefit The Most From SportPesa?
SportPesa has proven itself to be an easy-to-use, clear betting platform that will suit a wide range of sports fans and clients. Being relatively new to the UK betting market, it is expected to quickly grow and improve even further. And with such a positive start, especially in its football coverage and odds, we are expecting to see it become a staple for many pundits very soon.
After conquering markets in Kenya and Tanzania since launching in 2014, SportPesa has made big strides into the British market in recent years by sponsoring well-established football clubs like Everton, Arsenal, Hull City and Southampton. The African branch of the company is owned and operated by Pevans East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, while the British operations are run from the Isle of Man by TGP Europe Ltd. SportPesa is fully licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission.New customer offer; T&Cs apply. Click “Play Here” for more details. You must be 18+. Please gamble responsibly!
This SportPesa review sets out to see whether this is a trustworthy sports betting and online casino site by analyzing the site’s security, promotions, bonuses, range of games and products, as well as the customer service and user experience.
Overview of Our Experiences
Despite being new on the scene, SportPesa offers a good range of products to players and all in a very nicely designed site. The primary offering is a sportsbook with more than 35 sports to bet on (including niche sports like Bandy, Trotting and Surfing), with thousands of pre-match, outright and in-play markets available. The online casino is less extensive, but still strong. Over 330 casino games are available, including more than 300 video slots, 14 progressive jackpot games, 18 table and card games, plus seven live casino games. Games are provider by reputable suppliers like Play’n Go, Microgaming and Evolution Gaming.
|Company:||TGP Europe Ltd|
|Address:||Athol House, 21a-23 Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM11LB|
|Live Chat:||Yes, 24/7|
SportPesa is fully licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, meaning it is legally obliged to offer a fair, responsible and transparent gaming experience to players. The site also teams up with IBAS to help resolve any player disputes.
Customer support is available 24/7 at SportPesa, with players able to get in touch easily with a representative via live chat or email simply by clicking the message button in the bottom right of the screen. Players can access the site via any mobile or desktop browser, or by downloading the SportPesa app for free via the Google Play Store.
SportPesa Check: Scam or Not?
By being licensed by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, players can be sure that SportPesa isn’t a scam site. In order to be licensed by this body, the company has had to demonstrate that it protects player funds and data, it doesn’t manipulate the results of games, it pays out winning bets, promotes responsible gambling and doesn’t target vulnerable players. The many partnerships that SportPesa has entered into also further demonstrate that this is a trustworthy operator. The company became the main club partner and shirt sponsor of Everton Football Club in 2017 and also has partnerships with other well-known football clubs like Arsenal, Southampton and Hull City, none of whom would allow a scam site to be connected with their respective brands.
SportPesa has also grown to have over 450 staff and has developed a reputation for investing and developing local sports leagues and infrastructure in Tanzania and Kenya, the latter of which has renamed their top-level football league to become the ‘SportPesa Premier League’. The site also promotes responsible gambling with links to GamStop, BeGambleAware and IBAS featured on the site, as well as suggesting ‘Reality Checks’ to players.
Overview of the Offers from SportPesa
As the name of the site suggests, sports is the main product offered on the site, with thousands of in-play and pre-match markets available to bet on from more than 35 sports, including everything from football and horse racing down to bandy and even surfing. The SportPesa online casino has over 330 games available to play, with titles coming from established software providers like Micogaming, Play’n Go and Evolution Gaming.
The SportPesa casino isn’t the biggest around, but it does have a nice selection of games. In total, there are over 330 games available to play, including more than 300 slots, 18 table and card games, seven live casino games and 14 jackpot games.
Games are provided by the likes of reputable software providers such as Microgaming, Play’n Go and Evolution Gaming, meaning you’ll get access to some famous titles, including well-known online slots like Immortal Romance, the Highlander Online Slot and the Phantom of the Opera Online Slot. Likewise, you’ll also be able to access the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot game – which has made headlines in recent years for giving away multiple world-record prizes of over £10 million to players in recent years.
You’ll also find all the classic table and card games in the casino, including roulette, blackjack and baccarat, as well as the same in the live casino (provided by Evolution Gaming) which also includes the extremely popular Dream Catcher.
Players will find all popular sports betting markets at SportPesa, including football, boxing, MMA, basketball, horse racing and F1, all the way through to lesser known sports markets like surfing, trotting and bandy. The site has two main sports section, the ‘Sports’ tab displays mostly pre-match markets, while players can find thousands of in-play markets under the ‘Live’ tab. The sportsbook is very well designed and extremely easy to navigate and get to grips with. Odds can be displayed either as fractions or decimals, while there’s also tonnes of sports betting offers available, which we’ll touch upon in the next section.
SportPesa Bonus: Check Out the Offer
The main SportPesa offer available to new players in the ‘Bet £50, Get £50’ welcome offer on sports. This is a quite self-explanatory offer in which players will get a 100% matched bonus based on their first sports bet.
Of course, though, there are some important conditions to note as is the case with any gaming promotion. The minimum first bet in order to qualify for this offer is £10, while bets will be matched up to £50 – you can bet more than this, but you’ll still only get £50. The first bet must also be at odds of at least 4/5 (1.8) and if it is a combination bet, all the selections must also be on odds of at least 2/5 (1.4). Players must also deposit using debit or credit card to claim their offer, with payment methods like Skrill and Neteller not valid for the promotion.
Once your first bet has been settled, you’ll be notified and asked to accept your offer. Unfortunately, the sports deal comes with a 5x wagering requirement, meaning you’ll need to spend the equivalent of the bonus five times before you can withdraw it as cash. These funds must also be used with 30 days of being awarded.
|Deposit Bonus:||100% Sports Bonus up to £50|
|Bonus Condition:||5x wagering requirement|
|Other promotions:||Acca Boost, Rewards, Price Boosts|
While SportPesa has an abundance of sports promotions, casino bonuses are a little bit thin on the ground. There is no casino welcome offer available at SportPesa, although players can get some crossover promotions, such as ‘Football Fever’ which rewards those who bet on Premier League markets with a deposit bonus to be used across games, and ‘Make It Count’ which awards players when they bet on sports midweek.
Among the other sports betting bonuses, players will also find ‘SportPesa Price Blasts’ which offer players boosted odds on specific markets (located under the named tab in the sportsbook), as well as Acca Boosts to provide boosted odds on larger accumulators.
The site also makes use of its ties with the likes of Everton, Southampton and Hull City to offer club related “Rewards”. These take the form of players being entered into competitions to win match tickets and other goodies when they bet £10 or more on any of the listed teams.
Deposit and Payout at the Casino
There are just a few payment options for players at SportPesa, but this is no terrible thing as this keeps things simple. Players can deposit or withdraw from the site using Visa, MasterCard, Skrill or Neteller.
Players can deposit between £10 and £100,000 when using their debit or credit cards, or between £10 and £20,000 using Skrill and between £20 and £10,000 with Neteller. Withdrawals are similarly simple and must be a minimum of £10 when using debit or credit and at least £20 with Skrill or Neteller. There are no transaction fees applied to any deposit or withdrawal.
|Payment Options of SportPesa|
|Deposit options:||Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller|
|Payout options:||Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller|
While it would be good to see an option like Paypal available to use on this site, it is refreshing that SportPesa payment methods are clear, transparent and exceptionally easy to use. It’s an effective no-fuss, secure strategy for players.
Security and Regulation
The United Kingdom Gambling Commission has granted SportPesa a gambling licence, permitting the site to operate legally in Britain. By obtaining this licence, the site has had to prove that it offers a fair, secure and transparent gambling experience to players. This means SportPesa has demonstrated that is protects player funds in the event on insolvency, it can pay out all winning bets, it has no control over the results of games, it promotes responsible gambling and doesn’t have criminal connections. Should the site fail to stick to the guidelines, it would have its licence revoked and would no longer be allowed to operate in the UK.
If a player has a dispute with SportPesa regarding the outcome of a bet that can’t be solved in dialogue with the operator, Independent Betting Adjudication Services (IBAS) will step in to resolve the dispute. All casino games on the site also make use of RNGs (random number generators) in order to produce the outcome of games. This effectively means that any single spin on a game is truly random and out of the control of either the operator or software provider – thereby providing a fair playing experience. Players can also access the RTP (return to player) rate of all games on the site, giving them a clear appreciation of how much of money spent on games is returned to the player prize pool.
When it comes to customer support, SportPesa gets it spot on. Players can contact the company quickly and easily by clicking on the blue message icon in the bottom right of the screen at any point, which will then put them directly in touch with a customer representative via live chat. Customer support is available 24/7 on this site, with players also able to contact the company via email for less pressing queries.
Representatives are also friendly and knowledgeable at SportPesa, meaning players can typically have problems or questions resolved in a matter of moments. Players can also access an in-depth FAQ section, although this is somewhat buried in the footer of the website, meaning it is likely to be missed by many players.
Usability of the Online Casino
It’s clear from the offset that SportPesa is a modern sportsbook and online casino, with the site being very easy on the eye and very logical to navigate. Menus and tabs make it easy to find your way around the site, while the minimalist approach to design means that this is actually an enjoyable site to use and is not an attack on the senses like some other betting sites out there. There are a couple of design issues, though, as the site isn’t particularly responsive when you change the size of your window. Fortunately, this doesn’t impact the mobile experience which is positive.
SportPesa App: Mobile Sportsbook and Casino
Players are able to download the SportPesa app for free from the Google Play Store, although it strangely isn’t available for iOS devices. The app is very good though and provides players with a devoted place on their phone for their betting activity, also enabling them to receive update and notifications if they wish.
The app provides an extensive range of sports betting markets, as well as over 130 casino games – making it a very solid mobile casino app, but players can also play through their mobile browser and enjoy a positive experience if they don’t want to take up more memory on their phone.
Conclusion: A Sleek Sportsbook with Lots of Rewards
Despite only recently moving into the UK market, there’s no doubt that SportPesa is bringing with it a lot of buzz. The company has made a significant investment in sponsoring major sports teams and events to help get its name out there and its good to see that the company follows through on its partnerships by providing special deals for followers of those teams. Indeed, promotions at SportPesa are extensive – especially on the sportsbook – making it a truly fun places for sports fans to bet. The online casino is a bit thin on the ground, but still has a decent selection of over 330 games.
Overall, SportPesa is well-worth considering for sports betting fans, while the 100% sports welcome bonus of up to £50 is also worth grabbing for new players. This is a good all-round site and one we’d expect to continue to grow in the next few years.
SportPesa are a relative newcomer having been founded in 2014. With roots in Kenya, they are committed to sports development in local communities, for which they have won many awards. In collaboration with TGP Europe Limited, the sports markets are available to United Kingdom customers via web and mobile. The sports betting website is fully licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.
|Head Office address:||TGP Europe Ltd of 2nd Floor Athol House, 21a-23 Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1LB.|
|Customer support:||Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone +44 207 347 5883, live chat, post|
|Dispute resolution:||IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service)|
|Supported platforms:||PC, Mobile|
|Odds format:||Fractional, Decimal,|
|Currencies:||GBP, EUR, USD|
|Payment methods:||VISA, VISA-Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Neteller, Skrill|
|Welcome Offer:||Bet £10 Get £10|
|Significant Terms:||18+. min stake £5. max stake £10. min odds 1.4. max free bet £10. free bet stake not included in returns. email customer support to claim free bet. new customers only. debit/credit card deposits only. T&C’s apply. begambleaware.org|
SportPesa provides betting markets for over 30 sports including Football, Horse Racing, Golf and Tennis. Other sports available are; American Football, Aussie Rules, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, E-Sports, Futsal, Handball, Hockey, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Sailing, Snooker, Pool, Specials, Speedway, Surfing, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Winter Sports, Gaelic Football.
SportPesa football betting covers leagues and cups from over 35 countries worldwide. You can bet on top-level domestic competitions like the Premier League and La Liga, plus continental football such as the Champions League. There’s in-depth coverage of Scandinavian football and markets for a number of African nations too.
On top of this, betting opportunities are available on international football tournaments like the Confederations Cup and Copa America, as well as friendlies. High-profile matches usually have in excess of 120 markets. Minor interest events still have various ways to bet on the action, with around 30 markets on average.
SportPesa horse racing covers all of the National Hunt, Flat and All-Weather racing from the UK and Ireland. You can even bet on a number of international events from selected worldwide locations. There’s also a comprehensive Ante-Post list for future races at top meetings such as Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival .The racing menu has a handy ‘Next 3 Races’ section, so you can swiftly back selections that are about to go to post.
There are no racing tips or previews but you can gauge market support with historical prices shown for each runner. There are bets at fixed-odds early prices and Starting Price (SP), plus Forecast & Tricast betting. This is quite limited compared to some bookies that offer special markets such as Favourite vs Field or Head to Head.
Generally speaking, SportPesa odds are reasonably average. For most selections, you will be betting in line with the industry average but it’s not uncommon to find a top-price around high-profile events for a value bet.
SportPesa Cash Out allows you to end bets early, before the result is known. You can take the full amount or use a slider to make a partial cash out and leave part of your stake running. If your bet is winning, you will be able to use cash out to lock in a profit. If your selection looks like losing, cash out may allow you to get a return, thus limiting potential losses. It is available on Football, Tennis, Basketball, Ice Hockey, American Football, Baseball and many other sports.
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Make Profit from SportPesa
Although not as refined as some leading operators, SportPesa certainly does the job. You can perform a text search for bets on the left sidebar or click one of the featured quick picks, which are popular events at any given time. Beneath this is a full list of sports going down the left of the home page. In the centre, you will see betting highlights above last minute bets while events that are live now are shown on the right, beneath the betslip.
When logged in, you’ll see your main wallet and available balance totals in the header bar. Hovering the cursor over your name will show options to deposit, logout or visit the My Account page. From here you can transfer funds between sportsbook and casino wallets to play on different products. You can also review your bonuses, history, deposit, withdraw and adjust personal settings.
SportPesa live betting allows you to back your preferred selections in-play. Betting opportunities are there for Football, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Snooker, Pool, Cricket, Golf, Handball, Badminton and Rugby. The number of markets depends on the sport and level of each event. There are multiple ways to view the in-play console, which allows you to personalise your betting experience. There’s little in the way of stats to assist your bet, but you can get a feel for the action by how the markets are fluctuating. Odds that are drifting are shown in red and odds that are shortening are displayed in green.
The mobile site is fully optimised to suit both tablets and smartphones. This allows you to bet on the move from anywhere with a mobile internet or Wi-Fi connection. You’ll find that all of the sports and markets are displayed in a user-friendly format that makes betting on mobile easy.
There are no betting apps listed in the iTunes app store or Microsoft app store. There is an Android app which you can install to your device by visiting the mobile site. You should see an option to download the APK file which will begin the installation process.
SportPesa Best Odds Guaranteed
Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse racing
With SportPesa, you can receive Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse racing. Take a price and if the Starting Price is bigger, you will be paid at the bigger odds.
SportPesa Free Bet
Bet £10 Get £10
The SportPesa bet £10 get £10 free bet offer is easy to claim. Just open an account, then deposit and bet £10 or more. Once your qualifying bet is settled, contact SportPesa customer support to claim your free bet.
Pevans E.A. Ltd is the company behind the original Kenyan brand of SportPesa, but the UK bookmaker is owned by SP UK Limited and the website is operated in cooperation with TGP Europe Limited. TGP is a company which has plenty of experience in the industry. Based in the Isle of Man, TGP is licenced and regulated by the island’s authorities, but also by the UK Gambling Commission and under that licence SportPesa is allowed to offer its services in the UK.
How serious SportPesa is in its idea to conquer the UK market can be seen from the company’s sponsorship deals and its strong market presence. SportPesa is the official shirt sponsor of the popular Everton FC from Liverpool, but the company is also partnered with Hull City FC, Southampton FC and the Italian club Torino. You can see below the complete SportPesa review.
SportPesa Bonus and Promotion
All of you who haven’t already joined SportPesa can do so and claim the BET £10 GET £10 bonus. You will need to sign up and deposit via credit card if you wish to be eligible. The maximum bonus amount is £10, so if you wish to claim a £10 bonus you’ll need to deposit an equal amount. Once you qualify you will need to contact customer service and then you can expect to receive your bonus within the next 24 hours.
Key Terms : Available to NEW players only | Min. Stake £10 | Horse Racing bets excluded | Bonus Token applies to first settled bet only | Bonus Token applies to losing bets only | Max Bonus £10 | Bonus Token valid for 5 days | Bonus Token not applicable on Horse Racing | No E-Wallets | 18+ | BeGambleAware.org | T&Cs Apply
Your initial bet must be placed either on a single or a multiple (combination bet), as system bets don’t qualify. Also, your qualifying bet must be placed at odds 4/5 (1.80), and if it is a combo bet each leg must be at odds of 2/5 (1.40) or higher. The minimum bet amount is £5. The qualifying bet can’t be placed on horse races. You will need to use your SportPesa free bet bonus within 5 days and if it wins you will only receive the winnings, not the bonus stake.
Maybe the Match Bet bonus for new punters can’t be used on horse races, but horse racing punters are entitled to the best odds for all UK and Irish horse races that are included in SportPesa’s betting offer. That basically means that if the odds change from the moment when you place the wager up until the beginning of the race, your bet will be calculated per the odds that are most favourable for you. This offer only applies to combination and single bets and the maximum bonus limit is set at £1,000.
Sports Markets and Odds Value
SportPesa’s betting offer features more than 30 sports, which is pretty decent, especially since most punters wager predominantly on football and few other sports like horse racing, tennis and golf. At SportPesa you can also place wagers on American football, Aussie rules football, basketball, baseball, boxing, chess and a plethora of other sports, as well as eSports. If you choose ‘Specials’ you will find several non-sports markets, including ‘BBC Sports Personality’ and UK Politics.
And if you don’t wish to browse through the full list of sports, there’s a ‘Quick Picks’ menu which features the most popular competitions, like the Premier League and La Liga. The menu is frequently updated and reflects the current betting offer. If you wish to bet on football matches, you will be able to choose from over 100 different betting markets. The odds can be displayed either in a fractional or a decimal format.
The standard or main markets include match betting (1×2), total goals, both teams to score, correct score, draw no bet, over/under, as well as both Asian and 3-way handicap betting. If you like to bet on goals, you can bet on the total number of goals during the match, in either half, by each team, or whether a particular player is going to score the first goal, or score a goal at all. There are also a range of halftime markets, as well as corners and cards market. With so called period betting, you can bet on things like whether there’ll be a goal before the first 30 minutes pass, or what team will be leading at halftime.
Outright betting is also available, for example, before and even after the beginning of the Premier League season, you can bet on the team you feel is going to win the league, but it is also possible to bet on relegation, i.e. whether a team will be relegated, whether a team will secure a place in the top 4 or who will be the league’s top goal scorer.
You can fund your SportPesa betting account via your debit or credit card, or Neteller or Skrill. The minimum deposit amount if you’re using a card is just £5, whereas if you’re depositing via Neteller or Skrill, the minimum amount £20. Deposits are processed instantly. In order to ensure that customers’ funds and banking details are safe, SportPesa doesn’t store credit card CVV numbers, which means that you will have to type in your CVV number manually every time you make a deposit.
You can withdraw your winnings to the same account that you used to make the initial deposit. SportPesa tries to complete withdrawals as fast as possible. The minimum withdrawal amount is £5, whereas the maximum is £5,000. Before your first withdrawal can be completed, you will be requested to submit documents, including an ID, your credit card details (if you’re using a credit card) and proof of address.
SportPesa features a special ‘Help’ page where you can find useful information and answered FAQs on all topics that could concern a player. Alternatively, you can always contact their customer support team via live chat or email, or fill in the provided online form and wait for an email response. If you have a complaint, there’s the option of alternate dispute resolution.
SportPesa has a strong market presence and aims to boost its image with sponsorship deals with a number of popular UK clubs. It offers betting on a wide range of sports, with multiple market and it surely seems that SportPesa is determined to establish itself as one of the leading UK online bookmakers, despite the fact that it entered the market significantly later compared to some of the current major bookies.
- Lots of sports and betting markets
- Low minimum deposit limit
- Offers both full and partial cash out
- Limited choice of bonuses
- Only few accepted payment methods
SportPesa have been around for some time as a bookmaker with its origins in Africa but it’s only recently that the company have expanded around the world. SportPesa is powered by TGP Europe Ltd of Douglas, Isle of Man. Players in the UK may have been made aware of this brand through sponsor deals involving the likes of Hull City and Everton but why should you look into adding them to your own sportsbook list?
There is value here and although this site may be targeted more at the regular gambler than the occasional punter, there is plenty to enjoy from a British perspective. Let’s see more in this SportPesa UK review!
It seems there is a great team in the background creating promotions. As of April 2019 there are several promos (like a SportPesa sign up offer or free bet) related to teams supported by SportPesa.
Sporting Markets and Odds Value
Things really start to pick up when you cross to the list of available sporting markets. This has all the popular events to bet on, plus some really obscure niches and overall, this is a roster that will definitely appeal to UK customers.
Football, Horse Racing, Golf, Tennis, American Football, Aussie Rules Football, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Futsal, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Pool, Speedway, Surfing, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Sports.
It’s good to see that you can bet on horse racing at a time when a lot of bookies are excluding ‘anything on four legs’ and it’s a good and varied list. eSports and politics / entertainment markets are also present for those that like to head away from conventional sport like the Premier League.
As for value, while it’s unlikely that we will see SportPesa appear on the odds comparison sites for some time, early signs are good and suggest that, over the long term, the excellent prices here can compensate for the absence of a welcome offer.
SportPesa UK Players will find that they have most of the funding options that they will need. Arguably, the list could be wider but it starts with debit and credit cards which is our main preference while you can also use Skrill and Neteller.
That should be the minimum requirement for any sportsbook and while there is scope to add some more eWallet providers in the future, this is an adequate start.
Payment Methods, Deposit and Withdrawal Fees
The SportPesa betting platform has just four options for deposits and withdrawals and while that’s relatively low in comparison with other sportsbooks, there should be enough for most players. The list starts with all regular VISA and Mastercards and there are two eWallets – Skrill and Neteller.
There are some differences in regards to terms and conditions and they start with the minimum deposit and withdrawals required. With VISA and Mastercard, this is a low level at £10.00 but for Skrill and Neteller, this doubles to £20.00.
In terms of transaction times, deposits should be instant while withdrawals could take up to 48 hours. Note that SportPesa will not apply any fees to either deposits or withdrawals but customers should check with their payment methods provider to see whether any charges are made at their end. Also bear in mind, that the SportPesa welcome offer usually excludes deposits made via E-Wallets such as Neteller or Skrill from any bonus, with bonus tokens valid for 5 days. Be sure to read the small print!
The demand for instant support means that having a live chat operator is likely to appeal to all players who want to bet, so it’s good to see that SportPesa have provided one. It’s easy to find the chat service too and it’s the fastest and most effective way to find an answer to your queries.
Alternatives are available in what is another positive side to the SportPesa operation and you can also get in touch with customer service via email, or you can take a look at the frequently asked questions which are comprehensive and laid out in a logical fashion.
Live Chat Function
The SportPesa betting service has been enhanced in recent times with the addition of a live chat facility. This is a preferred option when it comes to customer support for many bettors in the present day and it promises to answer any queries in the shortest possible space of time.
A point to note is the fact that this service is not open 24/7 but it will be online from 7am to 11pm every day of the week so the live chat covers the majority of our waking hours. It’s fast and effective and it’s good to see this being introduced alongside the other customer support options.
Active Social Media Presence
Some operators have been slow to catch on to the potential of social media while others already run effective customer service through these platforms. It’s therefore good to see that you can ask questions about the SportPesa betting service through either Twitter or Facebook from their customer support.
To access either of these options, set up an account on Twitter and/or Facebook if you don’t already have one. It’s very easy to do this and you should be up and running in a couple of minutes or so. Once complete, search for SportPesa and then follow their account.
Ask a question on either of those two platforms and you should find that you get a fast and effective answer.
FAQs About SportPesa Betting
How to Register at the SportPesa Betting Site?
The SportPesa registration process is a fast one and it’s designed to get you up and playing in just a few minutes time. To kick things off, just call up the main site and towards the top right edge of the homepage, you will find a button marked ‘join’.
Click on that link and there is a simple three step procedure. If you’ve ever registered with a bookmaker before then you might have already seen these forms but don’t worry if you haven’t as it’s really very straightforward.
On the first form, you will be asked for some very basic details including name, date of birth and an email address. Stage two involves filling in your physical address and your preferred contact telephone number. Finally, new customers will be asked to set up a username and password and to set account preferences such as required currency.
It really is that simple but do be prepared to provide some ID documentation if SportPesa betting cannot verify your identity. A scan of your passport and driving licence will be sufficient along with a utility bill which will confirm your physical address.
And that really is all that there is to the SportPesa registration process. Once it’s been completed and you’ve made a deposit using one of the four available methods, you can carry out the SportPesa login and be playing in a matter of minutes, and bet.
What Restricted Countries are Banned from Using SportPesa?
This operator has worked hard to make itself available in some difficult territories but there are some countries that cannot access the SportPesa betting platform. Here is the blocked list in full:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cayman Islands, Central Africa Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, DPR of Korea (North), Denmark, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, all French territories (Metropolitan, Guiana, Polynesia, Southern and Antarctic Lands), Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao/Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macao, Macedonia, Mali, Martinique, Mayotte, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Reunion, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, The Netherlands, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, all US territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands), Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
While that may seem like an extensive list, the countries listed above are ones that tend to have a blanket ban on online gambling. In the main, these are locations that will be on any operator’s banned list so while there are many on there, there are far more countries that are open to the SportPesa betting platform.
Is there a SportPesa In-play Betting Option?
There is a live SportPesa betting option and the fact that this operator has reserved a separate section of their website means that they take it very seriously. The area is easily accessible from the top left of the homepage and once it’s been accessed, players can get involved with all the in play options that SportPesa have to offer.
There will always be something listed but naturally, certain times are going to be busier than others depending on what is listed on the sporting calendar. The focus can often be on the core sports such as football and tennis but the vast majority of markets on the SportPesa betting platform can be accessed at any specific point.
The range of betting options is also impressive: SportPesa tend to offer a good set of bets starting with the straight result and players can usually find a lot of props here too.
Also available on the live betting platform are the best odds that we have come to associate with this sportsbook. By checking the odds comparison sites, we’ve seen that this bookie is often up there with the best of them and they are rarely out of step with the rest of the industry.
To summarise, the live betting section at SportPesa really is an impressive part of the website and it’s another positive to add. For those that are looking to get involved, having the SportPesa app installed on their device is definitely going to help.
Is there a SportPesa App Available for Mobile Phones (Android / iPhone?)
There is a SportPesa app and it is available across both of the main platforms. Irrespective of whether you have an iPhone or an Android device, this can be set up and used on either although the download processes will work in slightly different ways.
For iOS users, things are really very simple and they will work in the same way as any app. Firstly, the task is to head to the app store and type in SportPesa as a search phrase. In all probability, there will be a promoted app showing first but it shouldn’t take too long before your request is found. Once located, simply click on the ‘get’ button and the SportPesa app should be installed on your device in a matter of seconds.
For those that have an Android device, the method works a little differently. This is because Google are not too comfortable with betting apps and that means that SportPesa are unlikely to be found directly in the app store. It’s easy to get around this and to proceed, players simply have to go to the main SportPesa betting site while using their mobile. Locate your browser and head to that site or, search for SportPesa app by typing this into the search engine.
From there, players will be presented with a link and it’s simply a case of clicking on this to download it onto their device. Once again, the process is free and while it may take a fraction longer in this instance, you should still be up and running and ready to bet on mobile in just a few minutes.
Once the app has been installed, you can use the same SportPesa login as you have for the main site – there are no separate passwords to remember and once you have logged in, one click of the app will take you to the platform in future. If you aren’t a customer as yet, you can even complete the SportPesa registration at this point so it really is a flexible app and a useful component as you continue to play with this impressive bookmaker.
In such a crowded market it takes something special for UK players to add yet another bookmaker to their portfolio and with SportPesa, the benefit comes with long term value. The choice of sports markets odds is a seriously extensive one and if you are a regular player, the competitive prices are the key to a good relationship over time.
It would be good to see some offers come in but if you look beyond that, you will find the best odds and great choice and really, those are the main criteria that we look for when choosing a new bookie. Hope this review has been helpful!
- Excellent choice of sports markets and odds including plenty for UK players to enjoy and bet.
- Good prices across the board, particularly for football and horse racing
- Effective customer service with lots of options available for getting in touch
- Do you know something? Please let us know!
Are There Any Scam or Fraud Complaints about SportPesa?
Unlike other sports betting platforms, SportPesa has never had any complaints about fraud with their betting services. Ever since its inception in 1999, SportPesa ensures to always run their services transparently with their clients. They have strict terms and conditions that allow them to ensure efficiency and transparency in all their dealings. Swindling claims have never been a concerning issue for any of their clients since they value customer confidentiality.
The Available Deposit And Withdraw Methods
There are several options available for depositing and withdrawing from your SportPesa account. Though they may be limited, security is an absolute guarantee. Before withdrawal, a customer must first submit documents like a proof of address, the card details in case the customer is using a debit card, and an ID.
Deposits and withdrawals that occur from your SportPesa account are instant and have no delays. SportPesa also has a link dedicated to all withdrawals and deposits, which gives a thorough list of maximum and minimum figures. Sports bettors can use the following payment methods to make deposits and withdrawals:
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Are There Any Problems Regarding Withdrawals at SportPesa?
Problems regarding withdrawals at SportPesa are rare to come across. They handle all withdrawal requests as fast as they possibly can. When a client requires the withdrawal option from their SportPesa account, they immediately begin processing the request to avoid any delays whatsoever.
Customer Support - Everything You Need to Know
SportPesa website has a help page that offers sports bettors answers to all asked questions concerning the betting platform. On the help page, any sports bettor can acquire helpful information that allows them to navigate the platform with ease.
On the other hand, a customer is free to contact their customer support team for information. One can do this through email, live chat or fill in the online form provided by them. No matter the complaint, SportPesa customer is always available to handle it.
Live Chat at SportPesa: What Is the Quality of the Service?
The Live Chat is an all-inclusive service and provides responses that are efficient and quick. For those bettors who have no idea what the Live Chat is about, here is a brief description. The SportPesa Live Chat is a chat platform that appears on every page opened that links to SportPesa.
It has a live chat button at the bottom of the right corner. The Live Chat is manned 24/7 by an excellent customer service team that answers the arising issues within the shortest span of time possible.
However, if you as a customer require a more personal approach, there is the SportPesa customer email support and their telephone contact numbers.
Betting Coverage and Live Streaming
- Live Streaming
Under the betting coverage, SportPesa is known to offer the best football and Horse Racing odds in comparison to other sports betting platforms. They are also among the most significant betting platforms for Baseball, Tennis, Chess, Boxing, and other mainstream games.
Their betting coverage also allows a customer to bet on the new existing world of eSports. SportPesa has a wide range of betting options including Outright and Futures bet.
SportPesa also provides Live streaming for its customers. A list of the available live games and events is displayed on the website. There are constant updates during the games and a customer can be sure to be up to date with the latest events. Live streaming allows Sports Bettors to prevent any losses that may occur on the bet they placed.
In-Play Betting - What Is In-Play Betting And Does SportPesa Support It?
- SportPesa Supports In-Play Betting
In-Play betting also called live betting is where betting takes place while the event is ongoing or has already begun. Examples of sports that have in-Play betting: cricket, football, and racehorses. In-Play betting allows a player, to access the game before placing their bet. It also allows them to change positions and if they get the change right, they win the outcomes or lose nothing at all. SportPesa also has their Live betting platform.
It may take a while for a first-timer to understand their In-play betting but once a client knows how to, they get to enjoy the very best in-play any sports betting company can supply. As the sport is still playing, a sports bettor gets to decide their winning streak and minimise losses that may arise if they had placed a losing bet.
Mobile Betting - How Easy Is It To Place A Bet From Your Smartphone?
Available for Android
Available for iPhone
Not available for Windows
Available for Mobile
Technology advancement over the years has helped SportPesa take their services across a broad platform. With an android phone, tablet, or any other smartphone device, a customer can place their bets and take advantage of SportPesa Promotions while on the go. Their services lie a finger click away and this gives their clients an easy way to access their services. The three mobile betting platforms give customers a more in-depth look at how easy it is to place a bet.
For customers without smartphones, SportPesa provides the SMS betting option. It offers opportunities for betting, depositing, and withdrawing. Even clients with smartphones may find their internet connectivity poor and slow at times, the SMS mobile betting will help in such cases.