With unprecedented growth of the Kenyan betting industry, we’re seeing the rise of more and more gambling platforms, even against the backdrop of harsher tax laws. Odibets is one such company. It is based in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and operated by Kareco Holdings Limited.
According to insiders, Odibets is a great alternative to Bet22, Betin, and other betting companies. It is regulated and licensed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) under number 0000116. It gained much of its popularity via advertising in print media and on social media platforms.
Kareco Holdings Limited itself has a very good reputation. Odibets is safe, legal, and available to anyone as long as they are at least 18.
- Fast deposit and withdrawals
- Easy registration process
- Free bet after registration
- Availability of SMS betting
- Daily bundle price
- Company sponsorship of local sports teams
- Great alternative to many other popular betting sites
- Lacks physical premises to make live bets
Requirements to punters from Odibets Kenya
To play at Odibets, you must:
- have access to a Kenyan phone number;
- be interested in placing bets in sporting events;
- have access to the Odibets website or Odibets app.
Odibets is legal in Kenya, but not necessarily in other countries. If you’re playing from abroad, you must check if your country allows gambling. Check for any relevant restrictions imposed on this activity.
Counties like Singapore, the UAE, Qatar, Lebanon, Cambodia, and North Korea do not allow gambling and sports betting. Before you try to sign up with Odibets outside Kenya, take the time to ensure the following:
- You’re not banned from placing bets on foreign sports websites such as Odibets;
- Sports betting is legal in your country of residence or home country;
- You are of legal gambling age in your residence or home country; it’s 21 in some jurisdictions.
Odibets on social media
The sportsbook uses the hashtag #BetExtraODInary on social media. It has a desktop and a mobile version of its website, which is also very user-friendly and navigation is intuitive. With more and more people using their smartphones to make bets, the fact that it has a mobile site and app is a big advantage.
Odibets Kenya bonuses and promotions
Odibets has quite a few bonuses and promotions, such as free bets for new users, partial refund of losses, first deposit offer, and more. We’ll look at each in a bit more detail.
Free bet to new users
Everyone who signs up with Odibet is guaranteed a free bet worth 30 Kenyan shillings. All you need to do is choose the bet you want to place, enter your mobile number and your password, and then click on ‘submit free bet’. You must use the same number you used for registration.
Partial refund of losses
The bookmaker offers users a 50% refund on a lost bet as long as it was the first bet you made that day and the amount wagered was less than 200 KSH. If you lost 100 KSH on an initial bet, 50 KSH would be credited to your account.
First deposit offer
You are eligible for a cash refund of your first deposit from the bookmaker Odibet as long as it was equal to or more than 49 KSH. This offer is in place to encourage more betting. Payment provider M-Pesa charges a fee to send money to the Odibet paybill number depending on the amount. The company refunds the customer this fee.
Odibets offers two data bundle options. When a new user signs up with the sportsbooks, they have to make a deposit, then place a bet to take advantage of this offer. You get 7 free SMS and a data bundle of 7MB once the bet goes through. Then, the platform will enter you into a draw, where you can win a 2GB data bundle. These draws take place daily.
Odibets chooses the winner at random. You will receive an SMS if you win and will then have access to the 2GB data. It is intended to encourage more people to bet and you have just 48 hours to use this data.
Deposits and Withdrawals at Odibets Kenya
OdiBets only accepts deposits through M-Pesa. Deposits are mandatory to place a bet. This is done after you register and activate your Odibet account. To make a deposit into your account, use Paybill number 290680 on your Mpesa account.
These are the steps to take to make a deposit:
- Go to the M-Pesa menu on your Safaricom Sim card
- Choose the Lipa na Mpesa option.
- Choose the Paybill Option,
- Enter number 290680 as the Odibet Paybill Business Number
- Add ODI or your name to the Account Number option
- Enter the amount you wish to deposit, then enter your M-Pesa PIN, press Send
- You will receive a confirmation of the payment to the sportsbook in an SMS from M-Pesa.
- Deposits are credited to your account instantly. As mentioned, the sportsbook refunds M-Pesa fees to first-time users.
- You can now start betting.
Odibets Kenya withdrawals
Making a withdrawal is just as easy as depositing to your Odibets account. On your phone or computer, open the official website and log in. Enter your mobile number and your password and then press on ‘login’ again. You’ll see the menu in the top left-hand side of the page, from which you have several options to select from.
Go to ‘Withdraw’ in the menu and fill in your name. Then, input the amount you wish to withdraw. Press ‘request withdrawal’ after filling in the amount. The platform processes withdrawals instantly and sends the amount to your M-Pesa account.
The lower limit of withdrawals is 100 KSH and the upper limit is 1,000,000 KSH.
Sports markets at Odibets
You can choose from the following to bet on at Odibets, among others:
- Odi League;
- Ice Hockey;
- Aussie Rules;
- American Football;
- Table Tennis
Beyond these popular options, there is also futsal, handball, MMA, baseball, and floorball. While there are bookmakers who offer more sports, Odibet has a high number of betting markets and submarkets. You can wager on the following betting lines, among others:
- Asian Handicap;
- Odd/Even number of goals;
- First Team to Win;
- Team to win the First half;
- Last Team to Win;
- Team to win the second half;
How to sign up at Odibets
There are two ways to register: by sending an SMS or through the official website. To sign up via SMS, you must send a text to 29680 with the word ODI. Then, wait for an SMS confirming your registration. Reply to this message with a password. Then, you’ll get another confirmation of your registration and the bookmaker will let you know you’ve won a free bet of 30 KSH. Now, you’re ready to start betting. To register via their site, go to odibets.com and click on the ‘REGISTER FREE’ bar that is highlighted in yellow on the homepage. Enter your mobile phone number, a password that’s at least 6 characters long, and then click on ‘Create Account’. You’ll get a PIN from Odibets sent to your registered mobile number. Enter it to activate your account. You can change this PIN later.