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BetKing sport betting site opened in Kenya and beyond after it conquered Nigeria by storm. Learn how to open BetKing account to play, deposit funds and withdraw BetKing, book bet and check coupon.

Detailed review of BetKing Kenya online sports betting site

A few years ago you might not have heard of the BetKing sports betting site, while now this company is the second biggest Nigerian bookmaker with millions of users, which has already branched to Kenya. So how did BetKing get to the top of sport betting? The review will tell!

This online bookmaker is perfectly adapted to both old and new mobile phones with its BetKing old mobile lite version and the new mobile website. You can bet via their desktop site, download BetKing app for Android (APK) in Kenya or go for an offline option of how to play BetKing: shops of betting agents in Nigeria. Jackpot prediction games, virtual and live betting are here to find.

Read the BetKing review on Takebet Kenya and learn how to create BetKing account via online registration on mobile, old lite and desktop, how to log in BetKing, book bet, how to check BetKing coupon and, last but not least, how to fund BetKing account with deposit and withdraw.

Let’s embark on this journey, my pals!

BetKing Kenya starting page (screenshot)

Sportsbook info: the owner of BetKing Kenya, net worth, company revenue

BetKing is an online bookmaker in Kenya and a few other African countries, with Nigeria as its core market. There are Kenyan outlets for betting offline as well.

The BetKing company was founded in 2018. But who is the owner of BetKing? This bookmaker belongs to its founders, Adekunle Adeniji and Byron Petzer, and is headquartered in Ikeja, Lagos. It comprises more than 300 employees. Byron Petzer is the current CEO. In just four years or so, this gambling company became the third most popular online sports betting site in Africa, sharing the spoils with fellow Nigerian Bet9ja and South African Hollywoodbets.

Alternative street names of the sportsbook include Kingsbet, Kingbet and Betkings.

The official BetKing website address in Kenya is

The website offers an economy old mlite, BetKing new mobile version and the desktop site.

The language of the Kenyan website version is English. It is said that there were well over 10 million registered punters on the BetKing online sports betting site by 2022, with the average daily traffic reportedly amounting to over 1 million 300 thousand visits total.

Welcome offer100% cashback on first bet (max 49 KES)
Deposit optionsM-Pesa (USSD & online)
Withdrawal optionsM-Pesa (USSD, SMS & online)
SportsSoccer (football), tennis, basketball, ice hockey, American football, athletics, Aussie Rules, badminton, bandy, baseball, biathlon, bowls, boxing, cricket, darts, eSport, floorball, Formula 1, futsal, handball, MMA, rugby, snooker, table tennis, volleyball
SMS bettingYes
USSD bettingYes
Mobile appAndroid
Live chatYes
Support Twitter@betkingkenya
Support tel0111143000

Frequently used names with typos for this online bookmaker include: Bet King, Beking, Betkin, King Bet, Betkig, Betki, Betkng, Kings bet, Batking, Betkimg, Betklng, Betkink, Betkinh and Bitking. All these names when used in search or elsewhere are the same.

BetKing Kenya license and reputation

There is no scam — BetKing is a legit and trustworthy bookmaker. The company is licensed and regulated in every country of operation by appropriate local state gambling authorities. In Kenya, BetKing has an online sports betting license 0000285 given to the Entertainment Group Kenya Limited by the BCLB according to Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap 131, Laws of Kenya.

How about reputation then? In July 2020, BetKing became the titular sponsor of the Kenyan Premier League by signing an agreement reportedly worth $11,000,000 and running until 2025. However, in August 2021, after only one season, the contract was terminated for good.

On the 5th of December 2020, the bookmaker also teamed up with Ethiopian football to sponsor the BetKing Ethiopian Premier League for five years, with the contract still in place by 2022.

As for their social responsibility, the company is known for striving to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in Nigeria. They took part in the Aba Fashion Week 2020 as the title sponsor.

On 18 April 2022, BetKing started the “Month of Good” campaign with the Market Doctors and the African Clean-Up Initiative — to conduct medical outreach activities in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Benin, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Anambra alongside beach front and drainage clean-ups.

How to open BetKing account: registration online and SMS sign up in Kenya

Before you learn how to play BetKing online, you need to know all about BetKing registration.

One needs to be 18 years old or over to register BetKing Kenya. You will also need a local mobile phone, because the only way of how to open BetKing account is with a mobile number.

BetKing Kenya registration form (screenshot)

Sometimes punters ask how to register a BetKing mobile account: each customer can actually have one account only, so the one you register is the one you use on mobile, on PC and in app!

Here is how to create BetKing account online in Kenya:

  1. Access the website and tap on JOIN NOW.
  2. Type in your Kenyan mobile telephone number and create a password.
  3. Input a BetKing promotion code if you have one.
  4. Tick the box that you agree with BetKing terms and conditions.

In Kenya, BetKing sign up with SMS for an online account is possible too. For this, just send a text message with the word JOIN from your Kenyan telco operator to the 29070 number.

You can check your account balance and restore the password via SMS too: send BALANCE to 29070 for checking the balance or text RP to 29070 for getting your password restored. Resetting your BetKing account password via USSD is possible too, by calling *375*5#.

How to validate BetKing account after sign up (KYC)

According to the terms and conditions, any bettor should be ready to confirm that he is not a minor and that all the info given upon the registration is correct. Additional documents may be required to verify the ownership of the financial means used. The bookie reserves its right to it.

You can fund deposits, place wagers and claim bonuses, however upon the first attempt to withdraw your winnings, there is a high chance you will be asked to proceed through KYC/AML.

The following documents are likely to be asked of you:

  • Copy of the passport (ID card).
  • Recent bank statement or utility bill with both your name and your home address.
  • Front and back scan of the bank card used for payments. You may be asked for other documents and proofs to vindicate ownership in case of other payment methods.

So how to pass identity checks? Just send the documents to their customer care when asked.

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BetKing bonus offers in Kenya: sign up promotions, accumulator bonuses, spin & win draws, BetKing promo codes

At the time of writing, the company sadly missed on a BetKing welcome bonus such as a first deposit promotion in Kenya. The basic offer is 225% accumulator bonus for multi bets.

Many promotions are time-limited: a BetKing monthly bonus is neighbouring permanent promos.

Let’s review BetKing bonuses and promotional offers below in-detail!

BetKing Kenya promotions (screenshot)

BetKing 225% accumulator bonus (multi bet offer)

This online sport betting site provides players with a 225% winnings boost on accumulators.

Here is how to use this titular BetKing bonus:

  1. Pick five to forty legs for your multibet. The odds of 1.20 (1/5 Fractional; -500 American) or over are mandatory for each selection, for each to qualify for the promotion.
  2. Get the bonus, from 5% to 225% of your potential winnings on top, if you actually win.

The bonus amount is calculated by multiplying your potential winnings by the bonus percent. Mind that your potential winnings are what you get when you multiply your stake by the odds.

Find the table with 225% multibet BetKing bonus terms and conditions below.


100% BetKing cashback on first bet

This BetKing welcome offer is provided to anyone who registers a new customer account during the promotional period. How to activate BetKing welcome bonus? Just make a deposit and follow it with a real-money bet, either a single or an accumulator.

If this first bet loses, the customer is refunded with a 100% cashback. The refund amount can still be capped: at the time of writing, it was capped at 49 KES in Kenya. Also, you should understand that only the first bet ever made counts, not the first lost bet.

How to withdraw bonus on BetKing of this kind? It is easy, because there are no additional requirements as per BetKing welcome bonus terms and conditions: withdraw it at your own discretion, just mind the standard requirements to the minimum withdrawal amount which apply.

100% cashback on first bet
Your first bet in Kenya is refunded if lost at the Playground for Kings, up to the amount of 49 Kenyan shillings.

BetKing welcome bonus: 100% first deposit offer and registration promo

Depending on the country and the current availability, you might not get a bonus upon registration and the first deposit at all, or you might be able to use one of the two promotions.

First of all, there is a BetKing 100 deposit bonus offer for new customers. In this case, the bookmaker doubles your initial deposit up to some limited amount and requires you to gamble this sum of money a certain number of times before you can withdraw it or any winnings.

For example, in Nigeria as of 2022, a new BetKing customer could get a 100% first deposit bonus of up to 100,000 NGN, with the minimum qualifying deposit of 100 NGN. Then a punter had to wager this bonus five times in 30 days on real sports in singles and accumulators, with the latter being compiled of three or more selections having the odds of 1.50 or over each.

Secondly, there can be a simple bonus upon registration, no strings attached. Such a bonus was offered for Ethiopia at the time of writing this BetKing review, equaling 20 Ethiopian birr.

Be sure to check out active welcome offers in Kenya before registering.

BetKing promo code for Kenya: no deposit promotional bonus for 2022

Sometimes the bookmaker drops promo codes for new and existing players. First of all, you can anticipate a BetKing promotional code from Takebet Kenya during 2022. Currently there is no promo code available, but we will keep you posted. Secondly, major giveaways online and offline can end up with tens of promotional codes given away to sports bettors.

Lastly, high rollers and special clients betting huge monies can anticipate promotion codes too.

BetKing Spin & Win (“Spin the Wheel”)

In this regular promotion, the company offers you to place a qualifying bet and take part in a prize draw. A customer gets a new shot at prizes each day during the promotional period.

In 2022, the qualifying bet is a wager (wagers) equaling a total amount of 50 KES in Kenya.

Then you get to try your luck at “spinning the wheel” and winning such delightful prizes as BetKing free bets and smartphones or even LED TV and PlayStation video game consoles.

40% virtual accumulator bonus

A variation of the universal multibet bonus offered by BetKing, this 40% Virtual League accumulator bonus is for virtual sports only. The bonus starts from three selections!

Here is how to use BetKing bonus of 40% on virtual accumulators:

  1. Compile an acca with three to forty picks in virtual sports only.
  2. Get the bonus, from 5% to 40% of your potential winnings on top, if you win.

Below you will find the table with BetKing rules for 40% virtual accumulator promotion.


BetKing 125% cashback: One Game Cut promotion

Sometimes the bookie launches a 125% cashback on losing accumulators with only one selection lost. There are few other applicable requirements as well:

  1. The multi bet includes eight legs or more.
  2. The odds of each leg are 1.20 or higher.
  3. The multi bet was not cashed out.

Also, mind that BetKing cash back is capped — at 300 GHS in Ghana, for instance.

BetKing Odds Boost

Every now and then, this bookmaker offers odds much higher than usual for top events. For example, on Gabriel Jesus to score for Arsenal or on Barcelona to win over Real Madrid.

These promotions are dubbed as special offers, and you can wager them in singles only. Special maximums may apply, lower than ordinary maximum stakes anticipated for such a bet.

Mobile data free betting in Kenya

BetKing Kenya offers customers to bet without spending too much of their precious mobile data bundles. For this, one must be a customer of Safaricom, a telco partner of the bookmaker.

There is a daily limit of 20 MB per person for using this bookmaker data-free.

Call the *544# USSD menu to explore your data spending.

BetKing Kenya withdrawal and deposit options

Now that you know how to register BetKing Kenya and how to login to BetKing account, it is the very time to learn about the only deposit and withdrawal method in Kenya — M-Pesa.

Below you will find instructions on using M-Pesa for BetKing deposit and withdrawal in Kenya.

Account currencies

The currency of a BetKing account is Kenyan shilling (KES) only in Kenya.

The currency is firmly regulated by the local laws on business and gambling.

How to fund BetKing account in Kenya with money

In BetKing Kenya, deposits are capped with M-Pesa mobile money: USSD and online.

Now, let’s provide you with instructions and review BetKing deposit options in-detail!

BetKing Kenya deposit methods

Mobile money services are irreplaceable for Kenyans, and as such — M-Pesa is the only option to pay BetKing, however it seems to be enough. There are no fees except basic for M-Pesa.

The BetKing Kenya minimum deposit is 50 KES, the maximum limit is 70,000 KES per single transfer and 140,000 KES per one day for one and the same customer.

How to fund BetKing account with M-Pesa online:

  1. Access the bookmaker website and log in.
  2. Pick “Deposit Now” and choose the sum of money to pay.
  3. Validate the transaction on your phone after you get a message from M-Pesa.

How to deposit in BetKing with M-Pesa USSD:

  1. Visit the M-Pesa USSD menu on your phone.
  2. Tap on LIPA NA M-PESA.
  3. Input BetKing paybill 290690 for M-Pesa, and BETKING as the account number.
  4. Input the sum of money to pay.
  5. Confirm the transfer with your M-Pesa PIN.

Mind that your betting account must have the same phone number as the one in M-Pesa.

DepositMin limitMax limitTimeCharges
M-Pesa (USSD & online)50 KES70k KES (140k KES per day)InstantTrans. fee

How to withdraw from BetKing in Kenya

The options of withdrawal are stripped down to just one method: M-Pesa in Kenya. The BetKing minimum withdrawal amount and the BetKing maximum withdrawal limit are not clearly stated.

So how to withdraw money from BetKing? Let’s review BetKing withdrawal rules.

BetKing Kenya withdrawal

As in case with deposits, a punter can use M-Pesa to withdraw money from BetKing in Kenya. The minimum and the maximum limit are not clearly stated. There is no special fee.

Learn how to withdraw from BetKing in Kenya by M-Pesa USSD:

  1. Ring *375# from the mobile number used in your betting account.
  2. Pick “Withdrawal” and afterwards tap on SEND.
  3. Input the sum of money to withdraw and then tap on SEND again.
  4. Input the password and then tap on SEND yet again to confirm.

Here is how to withdraw money from BetKing Kenya by SMS in M-Pesa:

  1. Send a text message to the number 29070 with the code W#AMOUNT, where AMOUNT is the sum of money to withdraw. For example, “W#1200” for a withdrawal of 1200 KES.
  2. Be notified by SMS upon a successful transaction.

And this is how to withdraw in BetKing Kenya online:

  1. Access the online bookmaker and log in to your account.
  2. Proceed to withdrawals and choose the sum to withdraw by M-Pesa.
  3. Submit the request.

Mind that your telephone number with M-Pesa and BetKing should be one and the same.

WithdrawalMin limitMax limitTimeCharges
M-Pesa (USSD, SMS & online)N/AN/AInstantTrans. fee

Betting options: sports, odds and bet types

There are around 25 sports to bet on with BetKing, including a great variety of football (soccer) events, tennis, basketball and other popular ones. As for bet markets, in football their number is promising: over 300 different options to wager on for top football events. In basketball, the amount of betting markets is solid too, in the NBA for instance — tens of choosing options.

The odds are average. Margins start low at 1-1.5% for betting markets with “Odds Boost” turned on, however reaching 4% for 1x2 in top football in other cases, and 8%+ in lesser games.

BetKing Kenya homepage (screenshot)

The BetKing minimum stake is 20 KES (sports) and 10 KES (virtuals) in Kenya.

The maximum stake is limited too, but it depends on the event and the bookmaker.

The BetKing maximum winnings are 5,000,000 KES (sports) and 1,000,000 KES (virtuals and casino) in Kenya.

The time BetKing payout takes is usually minutes after the event was concluded, however the absence of results in official sources for the given competition may delay the settlement.

How to bet on BetKing online in Kenya

The best way to test out your knowledge of sports is to place a bet in BetKing. How? Let’s see.

BetKing Kenya betslip (screenshot)

How to use BetKing sports online:

  1. Log in to your account, tap on the menu and proceed to “Soccer” (football only), “Live” (all in-play events), “A-Z Sports” (all prematch events) or “Virtual” (generated matches).
  2. Select the preferred sport (if not in soccer already).
  3. Pick one of the available competitions sorted by countries by tapping on it.
  4. Tap on any sporting events to see all BetKing odds for it.
  5. Go to your wagering ticket and enter the stake.
  6. Tap in PLACE BET to complete the wager.

Often people ask about the meaning of combination bet in BetKing. This is a basic accumulator (or multi bet). To place a combo, add two or more selections to your betslip in the same way as described above, check for the “Multiple” tab to be chosen by default in the betslip — and bet.

This is how to play BetKing Kenya!

How to book a BetKing code and odds

One can make a bet into a BetKing booking code on mobile or desktop when logged out. Later you can use such a code to place the same wager if it is still available, but with different odds.

You can also visit a BetKing shop for betting and gamble with BetKing booking codes there.

Here is how to book a bet on BetKing:

  1. Visit the sports betting site and stay NOT logged in.
  2. Select the sport, choose a tournament and tap on an event.
  3. Tap on the odds of your choice to add them to the bet coupon.
  4. Input the sum of money to wager — and tap on BOOK.

Use received BetKing code and odds to place a bet later on.

BetKing booking code check: how to check coupon

After you have booked a code, or received one, or even made an actual bet — you can always check it out, either the contents of a booking code of BetKing or the status of a bet placed.

BetKing booking code check and how to book a bet (screenshot)

How to check BetKing booking code:

  1. Visit the sport betting website.
  2. Tap on BOOK A BET in the bottom menu of BetKing new mobile version or on the same button in the main menu of mlite BetKing mobile site. Alternatively, find the empty betslip with the field for your booking code on the right-hand side of the BetKing desktop site.
  3. Input your book code and hit PROCEED (mobile) or LOAD (desktop).
  4. Place the loaded wager from the betslip — or just check it out.

How to check BetKing coupon code:

  1. Visit the online sports betting site.
  2. Tap on COUPON CHECK in the main menu of your new BetKing mobile account or the BetKing lite mobile website. Alternatively, find the “Verify Coupon” tab in the “COUPON TOOLS” block with the field for your bet code on the right-hand side of the desktop.
  3. Input the code and tap on CHECK (mobile) or hit ENTER on the keyboard (desktop).

Alternative, in Kenya there is a way of how to check coupon on BetKing via USSD and SMS:

  • For USSD, ring *375#4# and follow the instructions. Have your bet ID ready, which is a unique combination of letters and digits that can be found for all wagers in your account.
  • For SMS, send the ID of your bet to the number 29070. Have its ID ready.

So this is how the BetKing coupon check works, kids!

How to place a bet on BetKing via USSD and SMS in Kenya

Kenyan punters have a perfect option of betting online via USSD menu and by sending SMS, both offline. This is a great tool for those living in bad internet areas or low on traffic data.

How to bet using USSD on BetKing:

  1. Ring *375# from the mobile phone registered with the bookmaker.
  2. Input 2 (for the BET NOW function) and tap on SEND.
  3. Input the event ID, the chosen bet and the sum like this: EventID#Market#Amount. E.g. 19843#2#950 for a bet of 950 KES on the away win (2) in the event number 19843. For accumulators, use this format: EventID-1#Market#EventID-2#Market#...#Amount. E.g. 19843#2#84732#1#650 to bet 650 KES on the away win (2) in the event number 19843 and on the home win (1) in the event number 84732. Tap on SEND.
  4. Verify the info and choose 1 to place the bet.

How to bet using SMS in BetKing:

  • For singles, send the bet to 29070 in the following format: EventID#Market#Amount. E.g. 24514#X2#550 to bet 550 KES on X2 in the event #24514.
  • For accumulators, send the bet to 29070 in the following format: EventID-1#Market#EventID-2#Market#...#Amount. E.g. 19843#X2#84732#1X#1350 to bet 1350 KES on X2 in the event number 19843 and on 1X in the event number 84732.

BetKing sports betting options

While writing the review of BetKing by Takebet Kenya, we’ve found 25 sports to choose from.

A punter can bet on the following sports with BetKing:

  • Soccer (football)
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Ice hockey
  • American football
  • Athletics
  • Aussie Rules
  • Badminton
  • Bandy
  • Baseball
  • Biathlon
  • Bowls
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Darts
  • Esport
  • Floorball
  • Formula 1
  • Futsal
  • Handball
  • MMA
  • Rugby
  • Snooker
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Competitions for sports gambling are offered in great variety, especially in soccer. The bookie website displays hundreds of matches from tens of tournaments on different levels in more than 50 different countries, including Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania, and the Americas.

Researching soccer, we’ve managed to find such big names as the EPL, La Liga Primera Division, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and the MLS to name a few; African competitions such as South African Premier Division, Nigeria Professional Football League, Ghana Premier League and the CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). You can easily spot simulated soccer as well.

BetKing Kenya sports and tournaments selector (screenshot)

In tennis, there are both top tournaments in the ATP and the WTA alongside Grand Slams and smaller ones, such as ITF Men or Women Challenger. There is simulated tennis too.

When it comes to basketball betting, BetKing covers the NBA and the NCAA in North America, the Euroleague, the Bundesliga, the Pro A league and the ACB league, and the likes of them. South American, Australian and Asian basketball championships are covered here as well.

Betting markets

BetKing boasts hundreds of bet variations in football, being one of the most diverse sportsbooks in terms of wagering options. Only the least popular sport events may seem kind of lacking.

The betting options in soccer include:

  • 1x2 (match and by half)
  • Double chance (match and by half)
  • Over under goals (match, by half, by team)
  • Both teams to score (BTTS)
  • Draw no bet
  • Correct score and multi correct score
  • Exact total goals
  • European handicap (3-way)
  • Asian handicap (2-way)
  • Half time full time
  • Odd/even goals
  • Clean sheets
  • Interval betting: outcome, double chance, goals
  • Prop and stat betting: bookings, fouls, corners, shots on target, etc
  • Combo bets (e.g. BTTS and win)

Options seem endless, with such rare bets as own goals, the team to win from behind, to score in a row, matchflow betting on the first to score and the team to win and more. Check it out!

BetKing Kenya betting markets (screenshot)

Moreover, in the menu you will see custom bet options form the bookie for soccer:

  • King’s Combo: combos consisting of a few outcomes in the same match.
  • Special Offers: bets on goal totals in rounds, transfer, manager and player betting, etc.
  • Goalscorer: predictions for a player to score in football with myriads of options.

In basketball, the following options are offered on most matches:

  • Moneyline (final outcome)
  • 1x2 HT
  • Asian handicap (match and half time)
  • Race to points
  • Total points over and under
  • Quarters betting and more

In tennis, the basic list of bets includes:

  • 1-2 (match outcome)
  • Set winner
  • Exact total of sets
  • Handicap on sets
  • Double result
  • Even/odd
  • Player to win at least a set

Bigger tennis matches have bets on tie breaks, total of games, correct score of sets, individual player totals, player prop bets on double faults, aces and sometimes even more rare gambles.

What’s more, you ask? Well, lo and behold: BetKing Lightning bets! These are given on soccer and let you predict ONE MINUTE intervals being graced with the following events: goals, offsides, penalties, corners and bookings. The fastest win-or-lose bets people ever saw!

To conclude, let’s review the most basic BetKing codes and meaning of them in betting:

  • 1x2: a bet on the outcome of a sporting event.
  • O/U (0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, 5.5): a bet on total goals being over (O) or under (U) the margin.
  • Chance Mix O/U (1.5, 2.5. 3.5): a combo of a 1x2 and an over/under bet.
  • DC: a double chance bet on two out of three outcomes, e.g. a home win or a draw (1X), a home win or an away win (12) and an away win or a draw (X2) being the three possible options.
  • DC + O/U (1.5, 2.5, 3.5): a combo of a double chance and an over under selections.
  • BTTS: a bet on both teams to score (Yes) or not to score (No). Same as goal/no goal (GG/NG).
  • HT/FT: a bet on the outcome by half time (HT) and of the full time (FT) of a match.
  • First goal half: meaning in BetKing of this bet is in which half the first goal will be scored.

BetKing odds payout rating

The odds of BetKing are very diverse and start with 1-1.5% margin for the markets with “Odds Boost” in top matches, which can be described as high odds. However, margins equal 3.5-4% without the boost for 1x2 in top football fixtures, and then they can go as high as 8% and more.

So, even given some very high odds with a boost, overall they are average on the lower side.

Below we’ve reviewed what odds BetKing charges for the 1x2 betting market in fixtures from both top and lower leagues in soccer, from tennis and basketball (3-way and 2-way outcomes).

SoccerUEFA Super CupReal Madrid vs Eintracht1.534.506.203.71%
England Premier LeagueEverton vs Chelsea5.814.051.691.07%
South African Premier DivisionRoyal AM vs Kaiser Chiefs3.152.952.456.46%
BasketballNBACavaliers vs Nets5.30-1.165.07%
PBA CupMeralco Bolts vs San Miguel2.85-1.387.55%
TennisATP Los CabosMedvedev vs Kecmanovic1.22-4.504.19%

BetKing live betting

The bookmaker offers betting in-play, as all majors do. To access it, just pick “Live” from the menu. The choice of sports almost always includes soccer (football), tennis and basketball, with other sports like ice hockey, volleyball, handball, rugby or eSports appearing from time to time.

The choice of odds in BetKing live betting is smaller than prematch, but big enough. In football:

  • 1x2
  • Double chance
  • Draw no bet
  • Over under goal total (match and individual)
  • Asian goal total (e.g. O/U 2.25)
  • Goal/No goal
  • Next goal
  • Team to win the rest of match
  • Correct score
  • European handicap
  • Asian handicap
  • Half time full time
  • Combo bets and more

After entering the in-play section, you will find the sports menu with a search field you can use to search for a particular sporting event. Then you get the list of matches with top odds, and you can tap on any event to open all the betting markets and odds currently on offer.

BetKing Kenya live betting (screenshot)

On the page of a particular event, you got a live match tracker with a visualisation of actions on the field, stats such as shots on and off target, shots blocked and corner kicks, H2H, league tables and even a text broadcasting of happenings during a game. And the live scores!

Also, there is a function of live diary, which is basically a calendar of upcoming events.

BetKing live scores

Another useful feature is the BetKing live score centre. There you have past results and statistics for events in sports such as football (soccer), tennis, basketball, ice hockey, volleyball, baseball, rugby, Aussie Rules, table tennis, darts, American football and beach volley.

Strolling through countries and tournaments, pick a match to research. For past games, you will see HT and full match scores, basic team stats of shots and corner kicks, team lineups, a tournament table and a chronological list of events for games in football and some other sports.

BetKing Kenya live scores (screenshot)

Filter all the events by date (today and +/- six days), by tournament or starting time, and also by status — be it past events (“Result”), current events (“Live”) or upcoming events (“Upcoming”).

The provider of BetKing live scores is Sportradar (Betradar).

How to cash out on BetKing

Feel free to use BetKing cashout when playing at this bookmaker. This feature can be utilised in prematch and live too, in order to get your bets paid out before the event in question happens. At BetKing, cash out is available for singles and multiples, but not system bets. Also, if either of the selections in your accumulator has gone to live, then you should wait for that match to end.

Here is how to cashout in BetKing:

  1. Sign in to your betting account.
  2. Go to your bets or check the BetKing coupon code you are precisely interested in.
  3. Choose to cash out the bet if offered, and if you are content with the terms.

The events and bets that can be cashed out are ordinarily picked by the bookmaker, note this. Mind that the cashout amount may be less than your initial stake, if the odds don’t favour you.

BetKing virtuals: jackpot prediction games

There are virtual betting options at BetKing in Kenya and some other African countries. Moreover, there is a BetKing jackpot launched by the bookmaker in virtuals now and then.

In BetKing virtuals, one can bet on the following products:

  • KINGS League (virtual analog of the EPL)
  • KINGS Liga (virtual analog of Spanish La Liga)
  • KINGS Italiano (virtual analog of Italian Serie A)
  • KINGS Bundliga (virtual analog of German Bundesliga)
  • Virtual Racing (dog/greyhound racing)
  • Spin2Win Royale
  • 80 Keno Deluxe

Use the BetKing new mobile site only to play virtuals, and turn off extreme data savings for the best experience, otherwise the page may seem broken, as it also seems on the desktop.

BetKing Kenya virtual sports betting (screenshot)

In BetKing virtual soccer leagues, there is another round played each three minutes. The name abbreviations and logos of teams are similar to the real ones in real leagues, and the power of teams is close to real life, but the statistics, the tournament table, the results and the odds are virtually generated. The choice of virtual bets includes 1x2, over/under, home and away goals, 1x2 & GG/NG, 1x2 and O/U, HT/FT, HT and match correct score, and half time betting options.

If you wonder how to win jackpot on BetKing virtual football, just place bets on KINGS League, Liga, Italiano or Bundliga (you can mix them too). The more you place and the more you win, the bigger chance you have to hit a jackpot. And there is also a cash bonus on top of it.

In BetKing virtual racing, one can wager on virtual dogs (aka greyhounds) using such betting options as win, place and show; exacta, trifecta, even/odd, quinella and over/under.

BetKing mobile app download for Android phone (APK) and iPhone

There is a BetKing app download opportunity, a native Android APK. It is available on a special page of the betting website in Kenya. There is no BetKing app download for iPhone whatsoever.

BetKing Kenya mobile app download for Android (screenshot)

Here is how to download BetKing app in Kenya:

  1. Approve downloads from unknown sources in your mobile settings.
  2. Visit the page.
  3. Tap on DOWNLOAD THE APP or scan the QR code with your mobile on that page.
  4. Install the application from the APK file in your “Downloads” folder.

After you complete the BetKing app download for Android phone, you can bet with free traffic!

Official BetKing mobile, lite old and desktop site in Kenya

The bookmaker is accessible from computers and mobile phones, both old devices and new smartphones. One can use the following versions of the BetKing official website:

  • Desktop (for computers)
  • BetKing new mobile version (for smartphones)
  • BetKing lite mobile (mlite site for old phones)

Let’s review BetKing desktop site, its interface and user experience first! At the top of the BetKing homepage, you have the main menu consisting of such sections as:

  • Sports
  • Live
  • Today
  • Promotions
  • Contact us
  • Help
  • Getting started
  • Live chat

There is also a submenu with such usual sections as “Home”, “Soccer”, “Today”, “Live Scores”, “Results”, “Statistics” and “Sports Help”.

BetKing Kenya desktop website interface (screenshot)

The centre zone of the webpage has top events laid out, with a selector of the most popular sports such as football, tennis and basketball, and the biggest tournaments to choose from.

On the left-hand side of the page, you have the sports menu with countries, tournaments and special bets. By choosing any option, you get all available events and odds loaded to the centre of the screen. From there, you can pick your bet. Under the sports menu, there is an additional antepost menu with sports and tournaments where long-term outcomes are gathered. Above the sports menu, one can see a search bar for finding matches and a time filter for events.

BetKing Kenya coupon tools (screenshot)

On the right-hand side, there is the betslip and coupon tools such as “Smartbet”, “Quickbet” and “Verify coupon”. The latter is the BetKing coupon check functionality that shows a bet status.

Click on MY ACCOUNT at the top of the webpage to access your profile with the following tabs:

  • Balance
  • Account Statement
  • Bonuses
  • Deposit
  • Withdrawal
  • Edit Profile
  • Change Password
  • Message Centre
  • Bet Search
  • Print Odds: “Fast Print” and “Standard Print”

When searching for the website of this bookmaker, sometimes people use the names betkingcoke, betkingke, wwwbetking and wwwbetkingcoke instead of the regular address.

BetKing new mobile website

Have a smartphone — stick to the new BetKing mobile version!

At the top of their new mobile homepage, you first have the login and the join buttons.

BetKing Kenya new mobile website (screenshot)

Then goes the main menu with the following sections:

  • Soccer
  • Virtual Games
  • Live
  • Download the App
  • Promotions
  • Search
  • Today’s Matches
  • Kings’ League
  • Book a Bet
  • How to Play
  • All Sports
  • Help
  • E-Sports
  • Contact Us
  • Coupon Check
  • Odds Filter
  • How to Deposit
  • Results
  • Quick Bet
  • Last Minute
  • Switch to Mobile
  • Live Chat
  • Livescore
  • Statistics

Below the main menu, you have a string with current special offers and betting incentives. Then the “Live Now” block with top matches for in-play betting. Lower you will find the list of sports events to bet on: popular are chosen by default, but you can choose upcoming or boosted. You can call football, basketball or tennis events to be laid out and change the betting market shown.

Now, either tap on some odds to add them to your betting slip or continue to any match by tapping on it, in order to check out tens and hundreds of bets and choose among them.

In the very bottom of the mobile webpage, you can browse through sports and choose any!

BetKing old mobile lite (mlite) in Kenya

The mlite BetKing version is perfect for feature phones (old mobiles and new feature phones) and for those wishing to avoid high traffic costs. Access BetKing lite at!

BetKing Kenya mlite: old mobile lite version (screenshot)

The website greets you with login and join buttons and the betslip icon at the very top. Below on the homepage of BetKing mlite, there is the main menu consisting of the following sections:

  • All Sports: the menu of sporting disciplines and competitions.
  • Live: betting on events as they unfold right now.
  • Today’s Matches: betting on today’s sports.
  • Book a Bet: this is how to load booking code on BetKing (put in a field).
  • Coupon Check: BetKing offers a way of how to check a betslip.
  • Odds Filter: find odds of less than 2.00 to bet on, but first choose the maximum odds to choose (1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00) and the time range (1 hour, 3 hours, today, 3 days, all).
  • Mobile app: download the BetKing application for Android.
  • Help: read tutorials and articles on how to play BetKing.
  • Live Chat: contact the specialists in a chat online.
  • Register: this is a way of how to join BetKing.
  • Virtuals: betting on randomly generated events.

Below the menu, you will find BetKing most popular bets: upcoming top events and main odds. Tap on any match to proceed to the full assortments of bets offered on the chosen fixture.

In the bottom, there is another menu with statistics, results and some other sections.

Mind that BetKing mobile lite download is not needed: the site is accessed at mlite on the web.

Livestreaming of sports

At the time of this BetKing review in 2022, there was no live broadcasting sports, neither football streams nor anything else. Though players can’t actually watch sports events, live matches feature a visualisation called live match tracker, which lets you get a grip of what’s going on.

Kenyan BetKing customer care: number, live chat, email

You can get in touch with the BetKing customer support via:

  • Live chat
  • Telephone number
  • Email
  • Social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

To contact the bookmaker via live chat, just call it from the BetKing online sports betting site. Usually they answer within a minute. Takebet Kenya has found their service polite and helpful.

How to contact BetKing Kenya:

  • Telephone: 0111143000
  • Email:
  • Twitter: @betkingkenya
  • Facebook: @betkingkenya
  • Instagram: @betkingken

BetKing customer care is working 24/7 from Monday to Sunday to answer your queries.

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Is BetKing available in Kenya?

Yes, this bookmaker offers registration and sports betting in Kenya at

It is licensed by the BCLB according to Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap 131, Laws of Kenya under the trading name Entertainment Group Kenya Limited.

Who is the owner of BetKing Kenya?

Often punters ask who owns BetKing Kenya. The founders and the owners are Adekunle Adeniji and Byron Petzer. The name of the Kenyan parent company is Entertainment Group Kenya Limited.

How to register in BetKing Kenya for online account?

Before one can place bets, one should create an account. It is easy to open one. There is a universal BetKing online registration, for which you only need an active local mobile number.

How to complete your BetKing register online in Kenya:

  1. Access the online sports betting site and tap on JOIN NOW.
  2. Fill in your mobile telephone number and create a password.
  3. Input a BetKing promotional code (optional).
  4. Tick the box to agree with the terms and conditions.
  5. Hit the CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT button.

In Kenya, one can do a BetKing registration via SMS: just text JOIN to 29070.

How to login to BetKing Kenya account?

After registration, you can log in quite easily online from your mobile phone or PC!

This is how to log in to BetKing in Kenya:

  1. Access the betting website or the mobile app.
  2. Tap on LOGIN.
  3. Fill in your user name or mobile number used for the registration.
  4. Fill in your password.
  5. Hit LOGIN to sign in.

How to play BetKing Kenya?

After you register and log in to the bookmaker, you can start playing!

On BetKing, play on sports or virtuals. For the former, choose a sport and a tournament, after which tap on an event to your liking. You will see an array of betting markets and odds. Find a pick that corresponds to your bet and tap on the odds to add them to the bet slip. Make a punt!

For live betting, proceed to the “Live” section and, in the same fashion, wager on in-play games.

Alternatively, access virtuals to bet on virtual sports: “Virtual Leagues” or “Virtual Games”.

How to activate BetKing welcome bonus in Kenya?

There are three basic BetKing welcome bonuses:

  • 100% cashback on the first bet
  • 100% first deposit bonus
  • Registration bonus

The cashback for new customers is covering the first bet ever made if it was lost, up to a particular limit — to activate it, just wager for the first time. The deposit welcome bonus is doubling the initial funding, up to a particular limit — to activate it, just make your first deposit.

The registration bonus is a small sum of money given out for creating an account only.

At all times, check the currently active sign up offers in Kenya before registering.

How to withdraw bonus on BetKing Kenya?

There are requirements that should be met before you can withdraw a 100% deposit bonus:

  1. Wager the bonus amount 5 times over on sports.
  2. Complete the rollover in 30 days.
  3. Place singles or multi bets of three selections or more, with 1.50 odds or over on each.

Afterwards, withdraw the BetKing welcome bonus and any proceedings.

How to get BetKing Kenya promo code for 2022?

With the company being one of the best online sports betting sites, BetKing promotion code is something you can anticipate now and then. There are a few ways to get it:

  • Takebet Kenya. As affiliate partners, we may offer promotion codes to new players.
  • During giveaways. Online or offline, the bookie may arrange handling of such codes.
  • Being a highroller. When betting large sums, one can anticipate a special attitude.

How to use BetKing bonus?

The most popular among BetKing offers is a 225% multi bet bonus for existing and new clients.

Here is how to use this offer:

  1. Place an accumulator of five selections or more, with odds of 1.20+ on each.
  2. Win it, and you shall receive from 5% to 225% of your winnings on top.

To get the maximum bonus, you must win an accumulator of 40 legs.

How to deposit on BetKing Kenya?

Methods of funding in Kenya are capped with M-Pesa.

Here is how to deposit in BetKing Kenya via M-Pesa:

  • USSD: from the mobile money menu, choose LIPA NA MPESA, type in the 290690 pay bill number and BETKING as the account number, choose the amount and approve.
  • Online: after logging in to the bookie, tap DEPOSIT NOW, choose the sum and confirm.

How to fund my BetKing account using USSD code in Kenya?

In Kenya, M-Pesa allows USSD funding: access the menu of M-Pesa on your mobile — with the number used to register BetKing account earlier — and pick LIPA NA M-PESA. Use the 290690 pay bill number and BETKING as the account number. Fill in the amount and confirm.

What is the BetKing Kenya paybill number for M-Pesa deposit?

The pay bill number for M-Pesa deposits to BetKing in Kenya is 290690.

You will also need the account number, which is simply the name of the bookmaker.

What is the BetKing minimum deposit amount in Kenya?

The minimum limit for deposits is 50 KES in Kenya.

What is the BetKing maximum deposit limit in Kenya?

The maximum amount for deposits is 70,000 KES per transaction and 140,000 KES per day for a single customer in Kenya.

How to withdraw money from BetKing Kenya?

The only method of withdrawal is M-Pesa in Kenya.

A guide on BetKing Kenya withdrawals:

  • By USSD: call the menu with *375# from your Kenyan mobile, then choose WITHDRAWAL and tap SEND, then fill in the sum and tap SEND, then fill in your password and finalise the transaction by typing SEND for the last time.
  • By SMS: text W#SUM to 29070, but replace the word “sum” in the example with the number corresponding to the amount of money you wish to withdraw, e.g. W#666.
  • Online: log in to the bookie online and proceed to the section for withdrawals in your account. Choose the amount to withdraw via M-Pesa and submit the transfer.

How long does BetKing withdrawal take?

All withdrawals are usually instant and take no more than a few minutes.

Why is my BetKing withdrawal pending?

If the withdrawal transaction you are waiting for is still pending, there are few possible culprits.

First of all, check out if there are requests from BetKing for you to submit any documents or other proofs for further verification. If there are none, be duly noted that sometimes it takes banks more time to process withdrawals, typically on weekends and holidays. Wait some more!

Usually the bookmaker credits the money back to your account if 24 hours have passed.

How to cancel pending withdrawal on BetKing?

Contact the customer care of BetKing to ask for a cancellation of your withdrawal. If the money hasn't actually left the bookmaker to a bank or through a payment gateway, it may be possible.

What to do if I have BetKing withdrawal problem?

Sometimes withdrawal problems occur. Let 24 hours pass since the time you have ordered the withdrawal in question. If it is still pending and the funds haven’t returned to your account, the only way of how to cancel withdrawal on BetKing is to contact the customer support.

How to bet BetKing Kenya?

Follow this instruction to place your first sports bet at BetKing in Kenya:

  1. Register or log in to the online betting website.
  2. Utilise the menu on mobile or the navigation on the left-hand side of the desktop website to pick a sport and a tournament. Tap on the latter to call out all corresponding events.
  3. Choose any match by tapping on it and examine all the odds.
  4. Tap on the odds you fancy to add them to the betslip. Tap on more for an accumulator.
  5. Enter the sum of money to stake.
  6. Tap on PLACE BET (mobile) or PROCEED (desktop) to confirm the wager.

What is the BetKing minimum stake in Kenya?

The minimum stake allowed is 20 KES on sports and 10 KES on virtuals in Kenya.

What is the BetKing maximum winning in Kenya?

The maximum winning for one customer on the same day equals 5,000,000 KES in sports and 1,000,000 KES in virtuals and the casino for Kenya.

How to book a bet on BetKing?

Booking a bet lets you get a unique code, which then can be used to make the same bet later.

On BetKing booking a bet is done this way:

  1. Access the sport betting site being logged out.
  2. Pick the odds and enter the sum in the betslip.
  3. Tap on BOOK to generate the booking code.

Here, now you know how BetKing book a bet feature works!

How to put booking code in BetKing?

Putting a booking code on the bookmaker lets you load the corresponding bet and place it.

Here is how to use a booking code on BetKing:

  1. Access the online bookmaker.
  2. Fill in the empty “Booking Code” field on the desktop and click on LOAD (desktop) or tap on BOOK BET in the menu, insert the code into the field and tap on PROCEED (mobile).
  3. Place the corresponding bet from the betslip.

How to check BetKing coupon code?

Checking a betslip is easy, both on mobile and via desktop. If using the new mobile version of the sportsbook, call out the menu at the top of the homepage and tap on COUPON CHECK. There, input your betslip code into the field and hit the CHECK button to get the information.

Using the desktop, utilise the “Verify Coupon” tab in the “Coupon Tools” on the right-hand side.

How to check coupon in BetKing old mobile lite?

A punter can surely check out the status of his coupon on the BetKing lite website for mobiles.

This is how to check betslip in BetKing mobile lite:

  1. Access the mlite version and tap on COUPON CHECK in the main menu.
  2. Fill in the “Coupon code” field and tap on PROCEED.

How to cash out on BetKing?

One can sell a bet early on back to the bookmaker, in order to cap losses or fix winnings.

To make a cash out, you should log into your betting account and visit the section with all your bets to find the one you need. Or, use the “Coupon Check” (“Verify Coupon”) functionality, which lets you check out the current status of your bets. Then, use the cash out option on BetKing.

What is the meaning of combination bet in BetKing?

A combination bet is a mere accumulator, also known as a multibet. BetKing allows adding from two to 40 selections to such a bet. Odds of all the legs are multiplied to get total odds. Each event must be a winner or at least a refund, because even one loss means the whole bet is lost.

How to access mlite BetKing (lite mobile website) in Kenya?

The web address of the Kenyan BetKing mlite version is

How to download BetKing app for Android phone in Kenya?

Kenyan customers of this online bookmaker can download APK with BetKing mobile app for Android phones. Here is how to complete BetKing Android app download in Kenya:

  1. Verify the unknown sources are allowed in the settings on your Android mobile.
  2. Visit the bookmaker at:
  3. Hit DOWNLOAD THE APP. Alternatively, scan the QR code with your phone.
  4. Access the “Downloads” folder and use the .apk to install the application.

Is there a BetKing mobile app for iPhone in Kenya?

There is no iOS application for iPhone and iPad offered by the company.

What is BetKing customer care number in Kenya?

A customer can reach the company in Kenya via the support telephone number 0111143000.

How to change my name in BetKing account?

There is no way to change your username after you have already created an account with BetKing, as clearly underlined in their terms and conditions. However, if you have used an incorrect name and/or surname during the registration, contact the customer care to fix it.

Where can I find my BetKing user ID (account number)?

The ID of every user at BetKing consists of six digits. It can be found either in the top-right corner of any website page after you log in to the bookmaker, or in the details of your account.

How to transfer money from one BetKing account to another?

According to paragraph 33, section “Managing an Account” of BetKing terms and conditions, a client is not allowed to send money from his account to other customers or to receive money from other punters into his account, as well as transfer, sell or buy accounts of others.

How to cancel bet on BetKing?

There is no way to cancel a bet that was confirmed and is pending to be settled.

How to delete my BetKing account?

The only way to deactivate an account is via customer care. If you are asking how to delete BetKing account, find the contacts of BetKing support in Kenya.

5 things about BetKing Kenya you should know before betting

There are few surprising and awesome things to learn about BetKing before you start betting:

  1. The betting site is fully optimised for feature phones with their mobile lite version.
  2. The bookie offers virtual soccer with mobile jackpots in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana.
  3. There is an odds boost promotion which lowers the margin in odds to 1-1.5%.
  4. The bookmaker accepts deposits and bets offline via USSD and SMS in Kenya.
  5. The company provides players with a Rebet feature, which allows one to change the already chosen selections in a multiple by adding or removing some from the wager.


There are quite enough advantages to BetKing. Let’s start with a large number of sports, events to bet on and betting options in a single match, which amount to hundreds for top football games. If you place the bets with “Odds Boost” turned on, you can gamble with high odds too.

Betting offers are multiple, for both new customers and existing ones. That includes accumulator promotions, BetKing 100% first deposit bonus and the register promo bonus — depending on the country you reside in and on a period of time, with most bonus offers being limited in time.

Virtual football matches alongside virtual dog racing are offered for betting.

BetKing is available in a lite mobile website version too, which is perfect for feature phones and people low on mobile traffic, which is a thing in Africa. The bookmaker has many technological betting opportunities too, such as cash out, rebet feature and booking a bet, for instance.


If we are not talking about specific events and betting options graced with an odds boost, the odds of BetKing are otherwise average to small. Some big football events start with a margin as high as 4% for the 1x2 betting market, which can go even higher, while the odds — lower.

True, there are BetKing jackpots, but first of all, they are small when compared to their top competitors, and secondly, one can have a shot at winning a jackpot only by betting on virtuals. Moreover, an option to win a jackpot in virtual sports is offered in some countries only.

There is no livestreaming, so you won’t be able to watch sports on BetKing while betting.

Finally, there is no iPhone mobile application. The Android one was strangely absent from everywhere except the Kenyan version of BetKing, where it had a dedicated page.

Feedback on the BetKing Kenya sport betting site

So, is BetKing best online sport betting? Overall, it is a safe and satisfying playground for both newbies and regular players. Everything feels enough and sometimes over the top, except for their odds and jackpot games. In turn, this makes the lovers of jackpots and experienced bettors going after value frown. Also, the app betting is undeveloped, offered in Kenya only in 2022.

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