This article explains the betting payment methods in Kenya. Furthermore, it provides a guide on how to make deposits and withdrawals on Kenyan sportsbooks and answers some FAQs, among other things.



Which Betting Payment Methods Are Used in Kenya?

Before you place bets, you must fund your account after registering with an online bookmaker. This section of this guide provides information on Kenya’s betting payment methods.

A wide range of payment options is available in Kenya, including cards, bank transfers, mobile payments, cryptocurrency, etc. These payment methods vary from one bookmaker to the next.

In addition, each bookmaker offers the payment methods they think their customers will find most convenient. Some of these payment options include M-PESA, Airtel, Mobile Money or e-wallet, Cryptocurrency, SMS Payment, EFT, and Cards.

We shall expound on each payment method and list the best betting sites that accept it in Kenya, and some betting sites with cash out options. We also mention some of the International betting sites that accept M-PESA.

Betting Payment Methods Kenya

M-PESA

M-PESA is arguably the number one payment option for Kenyan players. Even though not all bookmakers provide the M-PESA option, it is becoming increasingly popular.

However, you need to create an M-PESA account and fund it before you can use it to deposit on any betting site. ChezaCash, Mozzartbet, and Dafabet are some of the international betting sites that accept M-PESA payment options for their users.

In addition, there are no minimum and maximum deposits or withdrawals on the platform.

  1. Mozzartbet Kenya

    Ksh 200,000,000 – MOZZART SUPER GRAND JACKPOT
    18+.The Mozzart Super Grand Jackpot competition consists of predicting the final results of 20 football matches selected in advance by Mozzart Bet. The minimum and maximum number of games in the ticket is 20. Participants in this competition are obliged to pay tickets before the start of the first match in order to qualify themselves for Mozzart Super Grand Jackpot. The stake is fixed and amounts to 50 Kshs for one combination. It is allowed to bet on several combinations, double or triple outcome (double or triple), provided that each new combination costs 50 Kshs. T&Cs Apply. Full T&Cs

Airtel

Airtel is one of the most common mobile money payments. However, you need to have an Airtel number and fund your Airtel account to make deposits using this method. One of the operators that accept Airtel is Dafabet.

In addition, there is usually no limit to the amount you can deposit or withdraw on the platform. However, the bookmakers that offer this method may have minimum and maximum payment limits.

  1. Dafabet Kenya

    Weekly Cashback- Up to KES 5,000
    18+.Place a treble (3-fold) accumulator bet now. All selections in the bet must be on any football 1x2 markets. Receive a 50% cashback of up to KES 5,000 every Friday! Eligible players will receive 50% cashback of at least KES 20 weekly. Bonus is subject to 1x wagering requirement at odds of 2.00 (Decimal) or higher. T&C Apply. Full T&Cs

Mobile Money/ e-Wallet

An e-wallet is a secure digital payment method. E-wallet payments are used mainly by international bookmakers and some local bookmakers.

This payment method is secure when making deposits and withdrawals on online betting sites that accept it. Examples of e-wallet platforms are Skrill, Neteller, PerfectMoney, and others.

However, you must share your e-wallet details with the bookmaker to make financial transactions using this method. Kenyan bookmakers that accept e-wallet payments are BetWinner, 22Bet, etc. Furthermore, some of these betting platforms set minimum and maximum limits for deposits or withdrawals.

  1. 22bet Kenya

    UP TO 15000 KES FOR SPORTS BETTING
    The minimum acceptable deposit is KSH 100. The bonus funds can only be used for sports betting and must be wagered 5x on accumulator bets within 7 days. Each quallifying accumulator bet must have atleast three selections and odds of not less than 1.40. The offer is not available for cryptocurrency accounts. Full T&Cs

Cryptocurrency

In the past, Kenyans only had a basic understanding of cryptocurrency as a digital currency and nothing more. Kenyan players are now accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment method on online betting sites.

However, as long as you have Bitcoins in your wallet, you can use them to fund your account. Most online betting sites advise their customers to send their bitcoin payments only to a specific wallet address supplied on the platform. Helabet and BetWinner are examples of Kenyan bookmakers that support cryptocurrency payments.

  1. BetWinner Kenya

    100% bonus on the first deposit up to 19,500 KSH
    18+. Register with BETWINNER and receive a 100% bonus to the maximum amount of KSH19,500.00 (or equivalent in another currency) on the first deposit! The minimum required deposit to activate the bonus is KSH120.00 or equivalent in another currency. At least 3 of the events included in an accumulator must have odds of 1.40 or higher. The bonus must be used within 30 days of registration. T&Cs Apply Full T&Cs

SMS Payment

SMS Payment is an unusual but effective way of funding betting accounts in Kenya. Some sportsbooks allow SMS payments. To use this method, you must send a text to a specific number to fund your account.

Chezacash is one of the bookmakers that allows SMS payments, and the bookmaker determines the minimum and maximum deposits or withdrawals.

  1. ChezaCash Kenya

    Get up to 450% bonus on your first deposit
    18+.To qualify you must deposit a minimum of KES 100 • Place a bet with minimum odd of 1.1 • The bonus is awarded in the following order; First Deposit – 200% bonus • Second Deposit – 150% bonus • Third Deposit – 100% bonus. To convert Bonus into real money, Player must bet 10 times on a minimum multibet of 5 games with a minimum odd of 1.4 on each selection. Must place bets on pre match games only. The bonus is valid for 48hrs. T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs

EFT

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments allow you to make payments swiftly and securely. This method allows you to make withdrawals instantly to your bank account. However, you must first register your bank account or card information with the sportsbook to use this method.

In addition, processing EFT payments requires some time, and an example of a Kenyan bookmaker that allows EFT payments is Betway.

  1. Betway Kenya

    50% FIRST DEPOSIT OFFER UP TO KSh 5,000
    "Min deposit KSH 49. Maximum return on the free bet is KSH 1, 500,000. The Free Bet is available for a maximum of 180 days from the date it was credited into your account. After claiming the offer, the wagering requirement must be meet within 30 days. The bonus funds can be used to place bets on single selections and mutliple selections. The free bet must be wagered 3x on sports. Bets on casinos and live casino products do not contribute towards the wagering requirement." Full T&Cs

Cards

Many bookmakers in Kenya accept card payments. Using card payments, you can quickly and securely make deposits and withdrawals. Kenyan bettors can fund their betting accounts using debits and credit cards.

Like most payment methods, card payments are free of charge and have minimum and maximum transaction limits, which vary from bookmaker to bookmaker.

To deposit with your card, log into your bookmaker account, click “Deposit,” and select “Debit/Credit card” as your mode of payment. Enter your card information and deposit amount, then confirm the transaction.

However, using card payments on betting platforms that employ advanced encryption technology is recommended to prevent imposters from gaining unauthorized access to your financial information.

Kenyan bookmakers that accept card payments are BetWinner, 22bet, etc.