Sportpesa – Mobile App in 2022 [Mobile App Review]

The ease of use plays an indisputable role in the decision-making process for the optimal bookmaker. Because: Although wagers can be varied and in an ideal case help you to gain profits, for the majority they don’t really represent a duty. And only very few people invest an insane amount of time in tedious activities if no one makes it an obligation for them to do so.

Or in other words: even if you are impressed by the offers on a betting site, it probably won’t keep you there for long if you must constantly toil away. The operators of Sportpesa certainly seem to be aware of this. Because: Both in terms of user-friendliness and speed, you are undoubtedly on the right track with this bookie. Unlike some competitors, we experienced this at peak times as well. In this context, there is only one shortcoming at Sportpesa.

  • Sportpesa mobile app

Namely: We couldn’t find a lite or old mobile version. Especially in Kenya and Tanzania, these options are quite common. The reason for this lies probably in the fact that although the bookie has a Kenyan owner, it was set up in Europe. And if we think about it, there is no such implementation at another top name such as Betway either. However, users with less advanced mobile phones or weaker mobile internet can still access the services. We will go into this in more detail a bit further down.

Sportpesa’s downloadable mobile apps

The flip side of the coin is that Sportpesa represents one of the comparatively few bookies that are active in Africa and offer a mobile app for iOS devices. If you own an iPhone or iPad, you can download the application directly from the Apple Store. Naturally, you can find the relevant links on the website. On the other hand, Android apps continue to have the problem that they are not permitted to appear in the Google Play Market.

Nevertheless, at Sportpesa the app download remains straightforward. After all, you can find the mobile app by clicking on the corresponding button in the top navigation bar. Or on the right side of the desktop version. Furthermore, you can download the application just as easily with the help of a QR code. And if you want to avoid installing a file for whatever reason, you can just as effectively fall back on the equivalent web app.

What Sportpesa’s mobile apps offer you

Although we noticed some differences in the content of the websites for African betting enthusiasts, they all look identical in terms of layout. So, there are no differences in the Sportpesa mobile apps for Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania. You can find the search function and the betting slips in the header to the right of the logo. On the left, however, you can see the hamburger menu. There you can access the sports section, the jackpots and the JengaBets, among other things. Below that, you can first see the deposit and withdrawal functions.

For this, as with any other reputable betting site, at Sportpesa you need to login from Kenya, South Africa or Tanzania. This will give you access to the “Edit account info” feature, the bet history and the transactions in the “Account” sub-category. Underneath you can click on links to the Sportpesa blog with eventual jackpot predictions as well as to the news.

If you are not registered or logged in, you can see the corresponding buttons below the logo. Otherwise, you continue with the top navigation and the selection of sports, where you have to scroll sideways. Below you can choose between the highlight matches including the most important betting markets, the countries, and the todays plus upgaming games.

Unlike many of its competitors, Sportpesa doesn’t display live betting on the start page, but in the tab next to it. And this doesn’t apply exclusively to football, but to all sports. There aren’t any breadcrumbs, but with the help of the countries tab you can easily get to the various competitions and events.

But how at Sportpesa to register and place bets without lite version?

As mentioned at the beginning, at Sportpesa you must manage without a mobile lite version. However, this sounds worse than it actually is. Because: As you read our review, you can almost certainly also see the betting programme on the website. And you don’t necessarily need to register via the website or access the functions. On the contrary: a lot of things work via SMS and USSD.

To be more precise, you can register with Sportpesa in Kenya and Tanzania via SMS. This option isn’t available in South Africa, but you can sign up via the USSD procedure. If you then want to place bets online and generally make use of the offer, this is no problem. Because: You can get a new password via the corresponding area. Furthermore, you can also register via the online presences. In Kenya and Tanzania, you must then confirm your account or identity by sending an SMS. In South Africa, the whole process requires a bit more time and effort. After all, with the FICA process, you don’t get around sending in a photo ID and proof of residence.

As soon as this hurdle is cleared, you can deposit money at Sportpesa in Kenya and Tanzania via SMS and have any winnings paid out. Furthermore, you get access to the “My Account” area and can place bets. The same applies in South Africa, but via the USSD procedure. Also and with no exceptions, deposits can be made also through SMS.