Betika Review, Free Bets & Promotions

Betika is one of the latest bookmakers in the Kenyan gambling industry and this is actually the beauty of the world of betting – the new bookies are popping up continuously and brings us a lot of diversity and competitiveness.

Betika is owned by Shop and Deliver which is a company with Kenyan shareholders. They are licensed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap 131, Laws of Kenya. In this Betika review, we will try to cover the Betika bonus and promotions offers, welcome offers, odds and markets, banking options, website design, and finally the customer service.

Becoming A Member Of Betika

Similar to the other popular booking websites in Africa, Betika has an easy registration process. You just need to click on the blue ‘Register’ button located at the top-right hand corner of the homepage and then you will be asked for a phone number and a password. You then need to provide more details about yourself and after that you can go straight to the account verification process. One of the best thing about Betika is that they introduced another form of registration in order to facilitate the process and that’s through the use of an SMS. In order to register on Betika via SMS you just need to send the message ‘BETIKA’ in bold to the following phone number: 29090. In a couple of minutes you will receive a confirmation message from Betika confirming that you have successfully registered and you can place your first bets. The easiest and most popular way to make a gambling deposit in Kenya is through M-PESA and this is also the primary method at Betika.

In order to deposit via MPESA, you need to:

  1. Go to M-PESA Menu on your mobile phone
  2. Select Lipa na M-PESA
  3. Select Pay Bill
  4. Enter 290290 as the Business Number
  6. Enter amount (NO COMMAS) e.g 1000
  7. Enter your M-PESA PIN and send
  8. You will receive an SMS confirming the transaction.

You can also have the option to deposit via Airtel by via the following steps:

  1. Go to Airtel SIM toolkit menu
  2. Select Airtel Money
  3. Select Make Payments option -> Others -> Paybill
  4. Enter BETIKA as the business name
  5. Enter the amount
  6. Enter the PIN and write BETIKA as reference.
  7. You will receive confirmation from Airtel Money and from Betika to confirm the transaction.

There are a couple of Kenyan betting websites with free bets offers and promotions however this is not currently  the case with Betika. However, Betika do have some interesting features to entertain and satisfy the desires of their customers.


The Betika Jackpot is based on twelve out of 15 pre-selected football events which will kick off every weekend. Out of those 15 fixtures, you can only select and place bets on 12 games. The Jackpot winner(s) will be the ones who have predicted the correct outcome for all 12 fixtures. The official results of the Jackpot will be announced on the website and all Social Media platforms. You can also receive the results on SMS by sending JP#RESULTS to 29090.

Lucky 6

Betika Lucky 6 is a virtual lottery whereby six out of 48 possible numbers are selected and every draw is done for 35 numbers. In order to win, you need to get all of your 6 selected numbers as fast as possible. In addition, a congratulatory SMS will be received upon winning bet.

Shikisha Bet

This is another great feature and it’s very rare among the Kenyan betting websites. The Shikisha Bet allows you to create your own odds for some pre-selected games. It’s similar to William Hill’s #Your Odds or BetVictor’s PriceItUp features.

About Joe Kizlauskas

Joe is a seasoned iGaming copywriter and speaker who has been in the business since 2015. He's written more words on all elements of Casinos, Slots, Bingo & Sports Betting than he likes to remember, and he's contributed material to a number of well-known brands. Joe may be seen playing 5 a side, at the gym or playing games on his Playstation when he is not writing.