Betika Africa – Review 2022

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Kenyan company Shop and Deliver Limited launched Betika in 2016. Thereafter and within a few years, the bookie emerged as one of the most popular in Kenya. This is partly because Betika acts, for example, as the title sponsor for the Football Kenya Federation Super League. Additionally, users appreciate Betika’s portfolio of mobile apps.

Thus, the bookie expanded into other countries as well. Therefore, also punters from Ghana, Nigeria, and Tanzania can place their bets there. Strictly speaking, the latter country has a separate owner, Paladin and Associates Company Limited, plus its website and mobile apps. You can read all about it below.

What we like about Betika

  • The user-friendliness of all websites
  • Mobile apps are mostly available for both Android and iOS devices (only in Tanzania you can download only the one for Android devices)
  • The good betting odds, especially for live betting
  • Moreover, the breadth and depth of the live betting offer
  • The live stream offer in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria
  • They offer Bet Builders in all countries
  • Betting lovers in Kenya benefit from promotions on individual football matches

What we like less about Betika

  • There is room for improvement in the prematch betting section, particularly in terms of breadth and depth
  • You need the mobile phone for the registration
  • They don’t offer welcome bonus
  • There are no FAQ only for Kenyan punters
  • On the Tanzanian website, the translation into English has been half-hearted so far
  • So far, the payment options have not been adapted to the preferences in all countries

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Betika’s betting offer and odds

As mentioned above, Betika basically has two owners. One of them is the Kenyan company, Shop and Deliver Limited, which launched the bookie in 2016. While there are officially separate operating companies in Nigeria and Ghana, their websites all use the same domain, www.betika.com. And they offer the same apps. Although they vary from country to country, they have many things in common.

  • Betika offer

These include the number of sports, whereby we got to see 14 real sports and eSoccer on a Friday. The same applied to www.betika.co.tz. In this respect, betting enthusiasts from Tanzania have access to the same sports as the other three countries. However, this doesn’t change the fact that the number of sports is definitely expandable. After all, you can bet on up to 25 or 30 sports with many competitors. Moreover, perhaps it is our mistake, but we couldn’t fine antepost wagers.

Betika football betting

The fact that the football offer forms the centrepiece represents another common feature of Betika’s appearances. Here, the betting range covers competitions from over 60 countries. On top of that, you can find the big international tournaments for clubs and national teams, friendly matches, amateur, and youth competitions. More precisely, you can find the youth competitions in the amateur category.

Furthermore, and especially in comparison with competitors, there is room for improvement in the depth. Because: We did not find more than 90 betting markets even on match day. And it goes without saying that you have access to far fewer of them in less well-known competitions. The other side of the coin is that you are in good hands with regard to the odds. Because: For example, in connection with the European top leagues and the UEFA Champions League, the odds key always oscillates between the 95% and the 96% mark.

If the betting programme on real football doesn’t suffice for you, you can also dedicate yourself to eSoccer and the Simulated Reality Leagues. In the latter area and during an international break, we were able to find the South Korean K-League 1 and friendly matches. And when it comes to eSoccer, the programme includes Champions and Europa League tournaments, as well as the English Premier League in particular.

Betika basketball betting

So, at Betika, football constitutes the centrepiece of the betting programme. And even on this sport, in terms of the number of markets, we can definitely see room for improvement. Therefore, it goes without saying that the selection for the other disciplines is very limited. In a sense, basketball looks the best, whereby you can choose between competitions from dozens of countries. In most competitions, you can select from a wide range of sports. Here, the NBA with 32 alternatives per match constitutes an exception. And with regard to the latter competition, you benefit from a payout percentage of approximately 95.10%.

Betika rugby betting

In connection with rugby matches, the betting markets are partly even more numerous. Here, you can bet on up to 45 events per match. The number of betting markets remains relatively limited, but the worldwide popularity of rugby doesn’t keep up with that of football and basketball. In any case, the odds key lies at 94.30%.

Betika tennis betting

However, Betika definitely could improve its tennis betting opportunities. Although you can bet on ATP, WTA, and ITF tournaments, you have at most less than 20 betting markets per match at your disposal. In this respect, various competitors surely provide more. If you still want to bet on tennis matches with this bookie, you can benefit from a payout percentage of 96%.

Betika ice hockey betting

More or less the same consideration for the basketball betting apply to the one for ice hockey betting. Because: You can choose between competitions from several countries, whereby the focus lies on the US leagues. Strictly speaking, we found about 30 betting markets for these, as well as for most other competitions. However, we saw 16 matches in connection with the NHL and 20 matches with the AHL. The odds on the NHL are 93.55%.

Betika betting on cricket and on other sports

For cricket, a similar consideration applies to rugby. After all, while this discipline is known worldwide, it has relatively few competitions at a certain level. And this inevitably affects the number of leagues and tournaments in the betting programme. Concerning betting markets, the one for the Indian Premier League looked by far the best. Here you can select from more than 40 options. And the payout ratio stands at 93.3%.

Thus, the betting programme at Betika covers a total of 14 real sports. Additionally, to the above-mentioned disciplines, we noticed various sports that enjoy a certain popularity worldwide. By this, we mean, in particular, handball and volleyball. However, we missed, among others, baseball, and motor sports.

Further prematch betting options at Betika

The other prematch betting options at this bookie depend on the country. Here we mean the fact that you can only bet on the Betika Super League in Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. This area includes a total of seven football competitions as well as greyhound, horse, speedway, and motorbike races.

Furthermore, in Nigeria and Tanzania you must make do without the virtuals. However, the offer in this regard is generally limited. Because: Betika users from Ghana and Kenya can place bets on two football leagues each.

The cashouts at Betika

Especially in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria, Betika belongs to the betting sites that offer cashouts. This enables you to secure your winnings in advance and minimize losses. At this bookie, you can make cashouts on selected events and wagering markets. In addition, this applies to both single and combined bets. You can find the amount offered by the betting site in the “My bets” tab.

Betika’s live betting offer

At Betika, all punters from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania can place live bets. Here, the wagering offer includes a relatively large number of sports. However, in terms of the extent, they differ. Tanzanian punters can bet only on real sports. For them, on a Monday afternoon, we saw bets on football, basketball, tennis, ice hockey, table tennis, cricket, and volleyball.

  • Betika live betting

From Ghana and Kenya, moreover, you could have bet on snooker, eSoccer and eBasketball. At the same time, Betika Nigeria exclusively offered its users live betting on football, eSoccer, basketball, eBasketball and tennis. The number of betting markets depends primarily on the discipline. Below, we go into more detail about the palettes for some sports.

Betika live betting on football

Theoretically, you can place live football bets on all national competitions and international tournaments present in the prematch offer. If you choose at Betika the games of today in football, you can get a good overview. Here we found, for example, the Swedish amateur league for U21 teams during an international break.

For this and for the Ugandan Premier League, respectively, almost 60 and 34 betting markets existed. The first was also available for the highest divisions in Serbia, Algeria, and India. And the betting odds, which are generally lower for live betting, perform very well. Because: The odds key oscillates between the 92% and the 93% mark.

Betika live betting on basketball

In terms of breadth, for the basketball live bets the same applies as for those on football. On Monday afternoons, for example, the offer covered the Lebanese league. In this case, you could select from 38 options per match. The payout rate reached 91.6%.

Betika live betting on tennis

As we know, in tennis at a certain level, only international tournaments take place. By this, we mean those of the ATP (Challenger) Tour as well as the WTA Tour and the ITF competitions. Here, you generally must settle for ten betting markets at best. The odds key lies at 91.75%.

Betika live betting on ice hockey

When it comes to live betting on ice hockey, the same applies as for football and basketball. If you find a league or a tournament at Betika in the games of today, you can also place live wagers. We found over 30 betting markets per match in connection with the Belarusian Extraliga.

Betika live betting on cricket

Furthermore, cricket enthusiasts find themselves in good hands with the Betika live betting offer. And just as, for example, with football, the number of betting markets depends on the level. In the case of an Indian Premier match, there were 44 available and in the context of the Zimbabwe Domestic Twenty20, a fraction of that number. And the odds key for cricket betting stands at an excellent 93.75%.

Betika live betting cashout

For the time being, just as with prematch bets, you can make cashouts at Betika in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. The bookie allows this for selected sporting events and betting markets. Furthermore, you can hedge your winnings in advance and minimize losses on both single and combined bets. And just as with the prematch bets, you will find this at Betika after the login in the “My bets” tab of the account settings.

Betika live streams

At Betika, betting lovers from Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria benefit from live streams. Here, the bookie made headlines in Kenya, especially with agreements regarding European top football leagues such as the English Premier League and the German Bundesliga. Furthermore, you can enjoy numerous other football competitions such as the Indian Premier League. Additionally, you can watch selected tennis and table tennis tournaments. Moreover, at Betika, you can benefit from the excellent live score.

Betika’s promotions and bonuses

Betika belongs to the betting sites that do not offer a new customer bonus, both at www.betika.com and at www.betika.co.tz. Thus, at least for the time being, a start-up aid is omitted. The other side of the coin is that all betting enthusiasts can profit from promotions. However, these partly depend on the country.

  • Betika promotions

Betika promotions and bonuses in Ghana

At Betika, for example, Ghanaian bettors benefit from the Bet Builder, which is called Fabom Beti for them. This allows you to put together combinations with excellent odds in connection with selected football matches. You can choose between seven and ten betting markets. Additionally, you can use the Falaa Daily Jackpot at www.betika.com. This enables you to place three-way bets on eight football matches with a stake of 0.5 GHS and win up to 1,000 GHS. However, this is the total amount.

Betika promotions and bonuses in Kenya

After all, Betika is a Kenyan bookie. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that especially betting lovers from Kenya benefit from promotions. For example, you can constantly profit from offers on selected football matches. However, you usually need a minimum stake of 200 Ksh, odds of at least 5 and four events in the Betika Betslip.

Furthermore, you can use the Bet Builder, called Shikisha Bet in Kenya. Just like in Ghana, you can choose between seven and ten betting markets and combine them. This allows you to create more attractive odds with higher potential winnings.

Moreover, Betika in Kenya offers a total of six jackpots to pick from. Two of them belong to the category “Grand Jackpot”, where you can bet with respectively 90 Ksh and 20 Ksh on 17 events. These are three-way wagers, and the same applies to the free Midweek Jackpot with 15 fixtures. You can win up to 100,000,000 Ksh, 50,000,000 Ksh and 15,000,000 Ksh respectively.

However, just like in Ghana, they divide the amount among several winners, and three or four wrong picks nevertheless result in lower prizes. The same applies to the Daily Jackpot Sababisha, where you must place eight three-way bets with a stake of 10 Ksh.

Betika promotions and bonuses in Nigeria

Just like in Ghana and Kenya, also at Betika Nigeria you can use the Bet Builder. In this case, it has the name Palm Bet, but the principle is completely the same. The same applies to the Daily Jackpot. With this, you can win up to 100,000 ₦ with a bet of 50 ₦.

Betika promotions and bonuses in Tanzania

In Tanzania, with the Kitonga Deile Jackpot, you can win up to 1,000,000 Tsh with a stake of 250 Tsh. Additionally, you can find the Bet Builder in the section “Watafunga!” However, the operators translate the whole thing only half-heartedly. So, if you don’t understand Swahili, you’ll need to resort to Google translate.

Betika mobile apps and websites

As mentioned at the beginning, Betika has two domains. The first of these, www.betika.com, works for Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. From there you can access a mobile lite version, but they have more extensive mobile apps available as well. By this, we mean web apps as well as those for Android and for iOS.

The only difference between the more extensive mobile offerings and the desktop version is the size of the screen. And we noticed a rarity with the fact that you can choose between a light and a dark background. Additionally, all websites impress with their speed and generally with the help of their user-friendliness.

The latter also applies to www.betika.co.tz. Betikas’ website logically exists in Swahili as well as in English. However, the translation into English represents one of the shortcomings. The other side of the coin is that the portal is even simpler. Furthermore, you can select only between a web app and an Android app. Their structure mostly corresponds to the lite version for the other countries.

Betika payment options

So, after the success in Kenya, the operators of Betika decided to expand to Ghana, Nigeria, and Tanzania, for example. However, they offer the same payment methods everywhere. This is suboptimal for betting enthusiasts in Nigeria, where mobile money plays a comparatively minor role.

  • Betika payment options

For deposits, you can only use M-PESA and Airtel Money and their sister service providers. The minimum amounts are 3 GHS, 50 Ksh, 200 ₦ and 1,000 Tsh. Additionally, you can only use the M-PESA network for withdrawals. This requires 3 GHS, 500 Ksh, 200 ₦ and 1,000 Tsh. All transactions take place immediately.

In Kenya, at Betika after the login, you can also utilize the “My Account” area and USSD for your deposits. With the latter option, you must dial *644#. Additionally, you can make withdrawals via SMS. To do so, send a message with the text “WITHDRAW#AMOUNT” to 29090.

Security at Betika

As mentioned at the beginning, the operators work with the licences of the GCG (Gaming Commission of Ghana), BLCB (Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya), GBT (Gaming Board of Tanzania). Thus, for example, the institutions in Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania make sure that everything at Betika proceeds in a lawful manner. Furthermore, the cooperation with the Football Kenya Federation Super League alone underpins the reliability. Therefore, also in terms of security, you are in good hands.

Betika customer care

Betika offers its customers FAQ exclusively in Kenya. Strictly speaking, you can find the corresponding links in the header as well as near the footer. But they structured the information well only under Terms & Conditions. Apart from Kenya, however, it is a PDF file.

Furthermore, customers in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria receive help via live chat, telephone hotline and e-mail. For betting enthusiasts from Tanzania, you can contact them by WhatsApp instead of live chat. Furthermore, you can also use a telephone hotline and e-mail address.

Betika conclusion

In summary, at Betika we particularly appreciate the user-friendliness, the focus on mobile betting options and the odds. These basically perform well and impressed us, especially in the live betting area. Because: The odds keys lie inherently lower there. Furthermore, you can select from an above-average number of live bets and benefit from live streams in three countries (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria). Moreover, you can benefit from numerous promotions, whereby this applies in particular to Kenya. Here, the Bet Builder counts as one of the common features, even if it has different names.

With this, Betika makes up for the lack of a new customer bonus. Furthermore, when it comes to the breadth and depth of the betting offer, we see definitely room for improvement. Additionally, the users must follow the mobile money payment preferences of the users from Kenya. And can register only with a mobile phone. For now, moreover, the FAQ section in the Terms & Conditions area is available only to users from the home country. Additionally, although we found an English-language version in Tanzania, many parts of the text appear only in Swahili.

Betika accepts customers from these countries

Betika alternatives in the test

So, this bookie accepts betting enthusiasts from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania. However, it represents exclusively one of the betting sites that offer their services in various African countries.

Betika alternatives in Ghana:

Betika alternatives in Kenya:

Betika alternatives in Nigeria:

Like any international company, Betika has subsidiaries in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania. However, we attribute www.betika.com to the founder Shop and Deliver Limited and www.betika.co.tz Paladin and Associates Company Limited.

On Betika, you can bet on both the desktop version and mobile. The latter option includes web apps, an Android and, outside of Tanzania, an iOS app. Furthermore, you can download and print from Betika, for example, the games of today and the jackpots programme.

With Betika – in Ghana, Nigeria, and Tanzania – you can only use M-PESA and Airtel Money and their sister service providers. In Kenya, you can also deposit money via USSD and the website.

In Ghana, Nigeria, and Tanzania, you can withdraw money through M-PESA and its sister companies. In Kenya, you can also choose the SMS method.

At Betika, cash outs are possible for selected events and betting markets. The whole thing is done via the “My Bets” tab.