22Bet and Betika have established themselves as leaders in the Kenyan betting market. Their current stand in the market is likely to cause potential players headache choosing one over the other. To save you the stress, our in-house team of experts has taken an in-depth analysis at the two bookmakers.
The findings in this piece are meant to show both new and experienced players why 22Bet has the edge over Betika in the Kenyan sports betting industry.
22Bet Vs Betika: Bonuses and Promotions
First things first, who doesn’t love a huge welcome bonus?
Betika currently does not offer any welcome bonus promotions. 22Bet offers an enticing 100% welcome bonus up to KSH 15,000. The bonus has a surprisingly player-friendly requirement.
Players need to make the minimum required initial deposit of KSH 100 to qualify. The maximum welcome bonus is capped at KSH 15000. To enter this promotion, players need to opt-in by ensuring the box “I do not want any bonuses” is not ticked. The bonus is credited into the player’s account immediately they make their first qualifying deposit.
The wagering requirements require players to wager the bonus 5 times in accumulator bets before it is available for withdrawal. Each accumulator bet s should have at least three selections with each having minimum odds of 1.40. The wagering requirements must be met within 7 days of the bonus being credited.
Friday Reload Bonus
Also on offer is the 22Bet Sportsbook bonus every Friday. To participate in the promotion, players are required to make deposits on Friday to claim a 100% bonus of up to KSH 12,000.
Accumulator of the Day Bonus
Additionally, 22Bet runs the “Accumulator of the Day” promotion. Through this promotion, players can choose to place a bet from the different accumulators that 22Bet offers its customers made from the top sports matches of that day.
Users just need to log on to the website, go to the home page, sports or live bet sections and choose an accumulator they fancy the most. Bet on it and enjoy a 10% increase in the odds. This promotion excludes the Advance bet.
22Bet Vs Betika: Numerous Payment Options
Mobile money wallet payments are the most popular banking options in Kenya. Betika supports payments through both M-Pesa (Safaricom) and Airtel Money (Airtel).
On its part, 22Bet goes above and beyond these two payment options. With the aim of ensuring their customers have a good number of payment options to choose from, 22Bet doesn’t disappoint. 22Bet offers more than 15 different payment methods which include debit cards, e-Wallets, Cryptocurrencies, mobile payment wallets, and internet banking platforms.
Some of these include M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, WebMoney, Neteller, Visa and MasterCard, Perfect Money, Sticpay, ePay, EcoPayz, Payeer, Neosurf, Bitcoin, Flexepin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and other Cryptocurrencies.
All deposits are instant and require a minimum of KSH 100. However, Flexepin requires a minimum deposit of KSH100. Withdrawals require a minimum amount of KSH 150. Most withdrawals are processed within 15 minutes of sending the withdrawal request although requests via Visa and MasterCard can take up to 7 days. As a further deal sweetener, all 22Bet withdrawals are free of charge.
22Bet Vs Betika: Cash-out Feature
Unlike Betika, 22Bet is one of only a handful of bookmakers in Kenya that offer the cash-out feature.
22Bet offers players the option to use the cash-out feature on multi-bets and a single bet. This feature allows players who have an active bet to terminate the bet and claim their winnings before the events on which the bet was placed ends. On 22Bet, the cash-out feature is known as the Bet Slip Sale and is available for most matches in sports betting; both pregame and live in-play betting.
By using this feature, players are able to sell their active bet slips, complete or partial, to the bookmaker who in turn offers a refund the stake plus any winnings or losses into the player’s account. Most players tend to use this feature when they doubt whether their picks on the remaining events in their active bet slips will come in as predicted. Players use the cash-out feature to cut their losses or to risk elimination.
An example of a risk elimination is; betting KSH 100 on a tenfold slip to win KSH 50,000. 9 of the 10 legs of the accumulator win and the player doubts the 10th and the last event. The player can then request a Bet Slip Sale for an amount lower than the original possible win of KSH 50,000, say KSH 27,000. In such a scenario, the player win regardless of the outcome of the 10th event.
22Bet Vs Betika: High Odds and Extra Markets
The sports betting section of 22Bet website has a market high of up to 97%+ payout for most of the 40+ sports on offer. These include football, tennis, basketball and ice hockey, volleyball e-Sports, baseball, badminton, bandy, greyhound racing, UFC, golf, horse racing futsal, floorball, etc. Players can enjoy this high payout rate on primary markets such as Three-way (1X2) results and Over/Under markets. For secondary bet markets, the payout slightly drops to around 95%+ for markets such as Both Teams to Score and Half Time/Full Time, etc.
22Bet offers up to 1500 sports betting markets for big football matches. The bookmaker also offers players an average of 30 betting options per each match available on the website. 22Bet gives players the chance to bet on over 60,000 sports matches every month. It also provides more than 450 betting markets for each football match.
Customers can also enjoy features such as Edit My Βet, Quick Bet and Advance Bet which are all aimed at enhancing the players’ betting experience. This flexibility that 22Bet offers its players is unparalleled in the Kenyan sports betting industry.