Kwikbet is unique in the Kenyan betting industry due to their simple jackpot prizes and for the small stakes of just Ksh30 to bet on the jackpots. In this Kwikbet review, we will try to cover the Kwikbet bonus and promotions offers, welcome offers, odds and markets, banking options, website design, and finally the customer service.
Becoming A Member of Kwikbet
Kwikbet integrates with SMS betting, which means that you can also sign up with Kwikbet via an SMS. In order to open a Kwikbet account via the SMS service, you just need to send the ‘KWIKBET’ message to 29028. After that, you will receive a confirmation message from 29028 confirming that you’re now registered and ready to make your first deposit.
Another way to open a Kwikbet account is through the website by pressing the orange button ‘Join Now’. This is located at the top right-hand corner of the homepage. You will be asked for your phone number and a password for your new Kwikbet account. You will then be redirected to a page where you need to fill in your personal details as requested. The registration process will be completed after the user accepts the terms and conditions as well confirming that they are over 18 years of age.
One of the best things about Kwikbet is that they offer instant deposit and withdrawal options. With Kwikbet, you can deposit via M-PESA and Airtel as the main two payment services, which are also the most used services in Africa. To make your deposit via M-PESA, you need to follow the next steps:
- Go to M-PESA Menu on your mobile phone
- Select Lipa na M-PESA
- Select Pay Bill
- Enter 290028 as the Business Number
- Enter KWIKBET as ACCOUNT NUMBER
- Enter amount (NO COMMAS) e.g 1000
- Enter your M-PESA PIN and send
- You will receive an SMS confirming the transaction.
Free Bets, Special Offers and Promotions
Unfortunately, there aren’t sign-up bonuses or welcome offers at the moment of writing this review, but feel free to check them from time to time, as they used to have a couple of sign-up offers in the past. The previous bonuses that Kwikbet offered were: Top Up bonus, Referral bonus and the Welcome bonus.
The layout of the website looks clean and very well-organized with the Sports menu on the left-hand side of the home page. The most important categories of the website are located in a purple toolbar in the middle of the page. Those five categories are: Home, Kwik League, Jackpot, How to Play and Contact Us. The Betslip is on the right-hand side of the page, while the ‘Upcoming Football Highlights’ is displayed just below the purple toolbar.
Markets and Odds
One of the biggest minuses of Kwikbet is that they have a poor sports offer, with just five sports available to bet on. You can place bets on American Football, Basketball, Rugby, Soccer and Tennis. The list of betting markets is also pretty short, even for the most popular football leagues. As for example, this weekend’s fixtures from Ligue 1 only have 38 betting markets available. Apart from these five sports, Kwikbet also offer the Kwik League which is actually virtual football – considered by some to be an easy way to make profit. You can also access the Kwik league via the following link: https://virtual.kwikbet.co.ke/ . The odds aren’t great, but you can still find value if you combine the price with a decent betting strategy.
Live Betting / Kwikbet In-play Betting
Unfortunately, Kwikbet doesn’t offer a live betting section for their users at this moment in time. That’s a rarity to be as the in-play markey is big business. They will need to rethink this if they want to get to the forefront of the African gambling industry. Without the live betting area we obviously do not see a live streaming service.
Kwikbet doesn’t have a specific app and their mobile version of the website is pretty limited. There is too much empty space and some of the important icons that they have on the desktop version are missing on the mobile version. For example, the FAQ icon is missing on mobile, as well as Facebook or Twitter hyperlinks.
Kwikbet’s customer support can only be reached by phone or by email. There is no live chat feature available on their website and the ‘Contact’ button is not functional at the moment as it redirects the users to the homepage.
- Phone number: 070 932028
- Email address: [email protected]
Kwikbet still need to improve their website as apart from the jackpot feature, they are missing out on some vital services. They need to ensure that all their buttons on the website are functional. The lack of in-play betting is probably the biggest minus, their customer support is limited and the website doesn’t have a strong encryption such as an SSL certificate.