February 2nd, 2016 by Mary Ongubo

Betin Kenya guide

Well, punters might just be wondering where Goldbet.co.ke disappeared to. Word is, goldbet.co.ke is now Betin.co.ke. On visiting the site, the bookie has glimpsed a snapshot of the rebrand though they remain a subsidiary of the global gambling powerhouse, the Goldbet group which is hugely successful in Europe and several markets across Africa.

To just have an idea of what betin.co.ke can do, look at their staking limit of half a million and maximum payout of 10 million Kenyan Shillings! Few can match that. It’s one of the best bookies overall in Kenya, competing with the likes of Sportpesa.com and Elitebetkenya.com.

Betin Kenya Contact Information

Punters can reach betin by emailing them on support@betin.co.ke. Better yet, they can connect with betin on their social media platforms facebook (Betin Kenya) and twitter @BetinKenya. For those seeking agency services, the email to use is as@betin.co.ke. Note that Betin is owned locally by Gamcode Ltd located at Sameer Business Park, Mombasa Road Block D, First Floor, Unit D2; Nairobi. They are yet to start a 24/7 telephone line through which their customers can access customer care services but they reply emails pretty quick thus it’s not really a problem as long as you have internet access.


Betin.co.ke has the easiest way of signing up. All one needs to do is visit their site on mobile or desktop and fill in a form that requires among other things full names, phone number and email address, kinda like how one signs up for facebook and other social sites. There are no deposits or SMS short codes involved making it very direct and easy. They also have the easiest way of retrieving one’s login credentials in case they are forgotten. Just by clicking “forgot password”, one is only required to fill in their phone number and email address and their login details are immediately resent via email. Note that they do not ask you to reset your password but just resend them for immediate use. Pretty easy, huh?

Deposits and Withdrawals

Depositing on betin.co.ke is as easy as in any bookie. Simply go to Lipa na mpesa, insert paybill number 997270 and leave the next field (account number) blank. The good thing with Betin is that they update the money in your account very fast and thus there’s no long waits before you place your bet. There is no current arrangement with other telecommunication companies such as Airtel and Orange and it’s interesting to see whether such an arrangement will be arrived at soon. When it comes to withdrawing, it’s also as easy as depositing. One simply logs into their betin account and goes to the “my accounts” tab and selects withdrawals. There will be a space to fill in the amount they want to withdraw as well as the phone number they want the money to go to. Betin allows stakes from as little as Kshs 50 to Kshs 500,000. The maximum payout is 10 Million Kenyan Shillings, a substantial amount highlighting their financial muscle. Overall, a good bookie, simple to use for the internet savvy.

Pros &Cons

Every bookmaker has their strong and weak points that define their customer base and brand positioning. Here is a glimpse of the advantages of betting via betin.co.ke vis a vis the inconveniences that come with choosing the bookie.


Betin.co.ke has the highest variety of sports and betting markets. Unlike most bookies who only have soccer bets, betin offers over 12 sports, including tennis, horse racing, basketball, handball, virtual games and even American football. Further, Betin has more betting markets with a diversity of bets being offered within a variety of segments. For instance, in the goals market, one can go for over 7 different bets ranging from Under/Over 0.5 to Under/ Over 5.5. Live betting is also an exclusive market to betin in Kenya with very few bookies like justbet.co.ke attempting to offer the same.

Betin.co.ke has also got very responsive customer care service. Not too long ago, one could only withdraw from betin by emailing the customer care which was kinda tedious but they always respond in time thus there are no much delays. Their sign up process is also easy to follow and withdrawals are prompt at last. For the internet savvy, betin.co.ke is the perfect bookie to work with as there is less hassle with most of their online processes.

Those looking to place high stakes and earn lots of money also have to consider using Betin. Being a subsidiary of the large Goldbet group, betin.co.ke gives the comfort of mind that they are able to pay no matter how large the winnings are. They entertain stakes of up to 500,000 and set a maximum payout of 10 million Kenyan shillings, high figures that give punters peace of mind that their winnings will be settled no matter how big they are.


One of the biggest problems with Betin.co.ke is the lack of SMS betting. There is a large amount of customers who would love to bet via SMS but betin has only got online services meaning that these customers are locked out. Moreover, sometimes there’s poor internet connectivity or the site gets slow due to overloading sometimes (too many users during weekends) and SMS betting would be a fantastic bailout for punters. Betin need to address that situation asap.

Use of Mpesa as the sole financial partner is also limiting to punters. Airtel and Orange money also need to be brought on board as many customers prefer them. The attractiveness of these telecommunication companies lies in their less carrier fees compared to those of Mpesa from Safaricom in depositing and withdrawals. There’s also need to introduce SMS withdrawals such that consumers won’t need to login online to withdraw their funds.

Finally, though their customer care is great, I think Betin needs a 24/7 telephone line that punters can call and receive assistance without much ado. As much as they are reliable via email, there’s need to have a form of verbal communication which is easily accessible at all times. This will create a stronger bond with their clients.

Markets offered by Betin.co.ke

Betin has undoubtedly the largest variety of markets offered in Kenya by bookies. Given that they already have a variety of sports offered, their diversity of markets is very large and cannot be concluded exhaustively in this writing. Thus, I will only focus on the area with majority of punters, soccer. You will be amazed by the number of markets this bookie is offering under just the football category. A good punter should always find a winning bet type in this diversity. Compare Betin markets with your current bookie and marvel on their uncountable choices that might just make you migrate.
Goals market
Though all bookies have bets under this market, most bookies including Elitebet and Sportpesa only give over and under bets from 2.5 goals to 3.5. Their lowest stretch is the ist half under 1.5 goals and the higher side is FT over 3.5 goals. However, Betin has broken these limits and gone beyond ,offering ist half over/under 0.5 goals at the lower side. On the higher side, they offer up to over 5.5 goals at great odds. You can also bet on both halfs to be over/under 1.5 goals. This area alone offers over 10 different bets.
Haftime bets
Most bookies only offer HT 1×2 bets in the country. Betin on the other hand offers up to correct scores (though sportpesa has that too), Double chance (DC), Draw no bet (DNB), Total goals, Goal- No goal, goals market Over/under from 0.5-2.5 and Odd/ Even goals by half time. Again, quite a few markets are offered by Betin in a single category.
Home/ Away bets
This is another category of bets that are lacking in other bookies but are exclusive to betin.co.ke. Here, you can bet on the home/away side to win both halves, Home no bet, which means that if the home side either wins or draws your stake is safe, odd/even goals home and away, U/O 2.5 goals for home/away. There are more complicated picks here like high scoring half home/ Away and Home / Away to score in both halfs. Again , wide variety of picks available.
This is a term used to refer to a combination of two bets merged into one. Under this category, we have several bets such as Home/Away & O/U 2.5 goals, Home/ Away HT and O/U 0.5 goals, Win to Nil, Win margin, first goal & 1×2 and so forth. The options in this category are also very diverse, but the basic concept is combining more than one bet.
Special and common bets
Betin also offers quite a few special bets . For example, one can bet on the ist substitution, ist min goal or HT substitution. On top of this, Betin.co.ke has most of the common bets that are found in other bookies such as 1×2, DC, handicap, haftime/fulltime, goal-No goal, Total goals, Multigoals and so forth. Thus, betting using this bookie not only gifts you the normal bets you are used to but adds more varieties to help you choose the best. A warning must be heed though , that hopping around all markets will lead to losses. Punters should specialize (eg on goals, HT/FT ) instead of betting across all categories.

Variety of sports offered by Betin

When one hears about a bookie in Kenya many at times what comes to their mind is betting on football on a limited range of leagues. This is not so with Betin, who offer the widest variety of sports to bet on, as well as the highest number of markets to choose from. Basically, there are 3 main categories of sports, namely mainstream sports ,virtual bets and Casino games.
Mainstream Sports.
These include football, volleyball, basketball, Tennis, horse racing, Motorsport, American football, Baseball, handball, Ice hockey, cricket , golf and many others. I think Betin.co.ke being a child of the global company Goldbet group can be attributed to the presence of many games falling under mainstream sports that one can bet on. Just under football, there are very interesting picks on specials, such as the next FIFA president, Jose Mourinho special and the first team to score in a competition. Moreover, there is live betting for a number of events especially in soccer where the odds fluctuate throughout until the final whistle. This is awesome for punters who bet while watching the game and look out for trends to determine staking. Such fans cum punters have a great chance to win with live betting, which is exclusive to Betin.co.ke. The least amount of stake in most categories is kshs 50 eg racing and soccer.
Virtual Betting
One of the unique features of Betin is the presence of simulated sports where you find virtual football, racing, tennis and dogs. These are not real events happening in actuality but computerized games being played online by the bookie. One has several markets to bet on especially in virtual football where one can stake on correct scores, handicaps, winner, etc. In tennis, one simply needs to select which player will win the set. Similarly, in horse racing, one is just supposed to stake on which horse they think will win the race. The same applies to the virtual dogs. A variety of odds is given for each sport and punters can learn here and make good money out of these sports.
Casino Games
Well, just like any heavyweight bookie, Betin.co.ke has casino games. Here, they offer a variety of segments such as Tables and card games, scratchcards, slots and draws and numbers. There are many games under each category thus betin.co.ke is an excellent online casino. If you like to go and play cards in the Casino, no need to anymore, you can do it all online on betin.co.ke.
Editors note:
The availability of a variety of sports categories including virtual betting should make it easier for punters to make money. However, sites like betin with many options can also tempt punters into staking across many categories leading to gross losses. Thus, it is important to specialize in an area that one feels best suited for. Hopping from one category to another especially when one does not understand that category can lead to hefty losses. Punters are advised to exercise discipline, and select their best areas as a result. See, there are enough market options in each sport.

Why chose Betin over sportpesa and other bookies

This segment looks at why one would prefer to use Betin as their bookie as opposed to others. It gives not just the pros, but the situations and preferences that define a Betin customer. If you are looking for any of the listed below add ons, then Betin is the place to be.
Betting of a different sport besides soccer
I was shocked to realize that Kenya has very experienced punters who have been in the trade for a long time, and do not necessarily bet on soccer. There are racing customers, volleyball and tennis and I believe a survey would discover many other customers under different categories. Most local bookies are centered on football, and if one is that different customer, they have to shift to betin.co.ke. They have the best odds and type of bets under these new sports and thus are the best choice when one seeks to veer off from mainstream soccer betting.
Internet savvy punters
Most of the Betting actions on their site eg registration, betting, withdrawal, account statements and password change are performed online. To be precise, betin.co.ke does not have any form of SMS betting , be it withdrawal or placing bets .There is a crop of punters that find SMS betting confusing and too complicated adding on new pins, symbols etc. If you’re this type of customer, your home is betin where everything is done strictly online. Customer care is very responsive via email and answers within 5-10 mins at most. Any other action can be pulled off by the punter at their discretion as long as they have an internet connection.
Site stability
Most punters would agree with me that Saturdays and Sundays can be frustrating for them. There’s high traffic on betting sites due to many league games being played over the weekend and as a result of the overloading,many bookie sites are unavailable.Its normally a very painful process for a punter, having analyzed their bets and now being unable to place them.betin.co.ke is the most formidable website in Kenya with the best safety protocols and stability. No matter the amount of traffic, the site has enough capacity to cater for all traffic .Tired of all these site unavailability inconviniences on D-day? Migrate to betin.co.ke today!
Live betting
This is an area that many soccer punters crave for. The ability to bet on an ongoing event is highly desired by many football punters as they watch and follow up these games and can be able to tell the most likely events looking at how a game is proceeding. Well, in the Kenyan betting industry, only one foreign bookie has attempted to introduce live betting but other complications with their service has left punters skeptical about them and frustrated. Betin.co.ke however provides the ist credible service , reliable and real time for live bets. Soccer punters should be happy in this area as there is a variety of bets offered, ranging from handicaps, ist team to score, ist goal before HT and so forth. Generally, betin.co.ke is defined by variety, so if you are not the kind of limited punter, explore at betin.co.ke


Betin.co.ke is a good bookie, that has positioned itself like an international bookie(Bet365/Paddypower/Landbrokes) whose all activities are internet based. Though in the local setting this would inconvenience many, internet savvy punters are likely to savour their best moments with Betin.co.ke


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June 22nd, 2015 by Mary Ongubo

SportPesa Today’s Games prediction and analysis

So your one of those free loaders who wouldn’t part with a measly 200bob a week for Tupesa premium predictions and your stuck with continuous losses due to misleading odds and using some head to head analysis from the other sites I had provided.So where do you get free sportpesa predictions and tips backed by good reasoning and stats.A great place to look for Sportpesa today’s games predictions and analysis is from here. I wanted to answer a lot of questions many first timers to this website usually ask, where Kenyan punters whether betting on sportpesa,betpawa.co.keelitebetkenya,betin,betway,justbet or royalbet the challenges are the same.

I run a premium paid membership where I send my best prematch bets to members for a small weekly fee of Ksh.650 for 7 days of 4-8 bets per day sent by sms for daily games. Live betting is available on several websites in Kenya I prefer betpawa.co.ke.

After a lot of success over the last 3 years, i’ve decided to start Tupesa where I  answer questions from readers about my betting experience and betting in Kenya in general. Tupesa is designed to help people with their betting and get insight from someone with years of experience and bags of profit.

If you have any questions about my paid Sportpesa predictions membership, FREE In-plays, my betting experience or betting in Kenya general, be sure to contact us on 0710-792-715 (support line for daily matches and jackpots. Daily matches now cost kes 100 while Jackpots cost kes 250. We send them using typical SMS/Text Message service upon payment. Please note that payment can only be made to the number provided.) and we’ll have your questions answered and maybe up on site with my full answer as soon as possible!


I started betting for fun back in 2013 but it wasn’t until 2014 when I started taking the betting game seriously and realised that I could make an extra long term profit from it.
When I began taking things seriously in late 2014, I started with a Ksh.8,000 balance. This is the bank roll i’d recommend for anyone thinking of taking this game seriously.
Between 2012 and 2014, I just bet for fun so I have no idea what I staked or anything but its more than likely that I lost a bit of cash. I began recording everything from 2015. In 2015 I staked a total of 77,000 and I returned a total of 136,000, giving me a profit of 59,000

I have joined several betting sites in Kenya offering todays games other than sportpesa and I’m open / honest about this. What does this mean? I am able to get the most value since I can compare prices of several betting sites in Kenya for todays games. Does this mean you have to have many accounts ? OF COURSE NOT, as long as your betting site whether Sportpesa or whatever is comfortable for you continue to use it up to a point where you need more features that are not on your site.This is more so for sportpesa games where they have no LIVE BETTING,No DRAW NO BET(DNB),No UNDER/OVER 1.5 fulltime.
These are many more can be found on betpawa.co.ke. All you need to do is register there. Believe it or not, people who sign up for my paid membership are rarely ever on Sportpesa , its 69% likely that they have other betting sites like ,Bet Pawa, Bet Yetu, Mcheza and the rest to place their bets, so by producing consistent winners and making a long term profit (which I do). There’s a lot of people on social media who portray paid memberships  as scum, which isn’t true in my opinion. I’m human, I want to make as much money as possible and if this means I can do so by producing consistent winners for myself and my followers AS WELL AS making profit elsewhere, then who I am to say no to that. Please note that if you’re not a fan of paid Sportpesa predictions, simply don’t join and just follow the FREE tips found online or elsewhere.
I use many online resources to do my research but a lot comes from the knowledge i’ve acquired from years of experience. I know most leagues world wide inside out and this experience is something research can’t give you. As for statistical research, I use different sites to check recent form, team news, H2H comparison and even information that can have an effect on the game such as weather, location etc… I am also a member of several online tipping services that charge over $99 per week.
Yes, I have used a number of sites. Some or popular others not but across the board, Mjomba at Mjomba.com is my favourite. We have added their number here in this site because we believe they also have quality tips. East or west, you’ll come to find that Mjomba is the best hands down but you can also do your research if you want. If you want to try their tips, we have added the contact at the end of the article.

DISCIPLINE! Without being disciplined, you’ll lose your full bank very quickly. You must NEVER chase losses and you must realise that losing bets is all part of the game. If you think you’re going to win 100% of the time, you’ll lose 100% of the time in the long run. The quicker you accept on bad days that you have to shut the laptop and restart tomorrow instead of chasing losses, the quicker you’ll become disciplined. The reason 99.9% of bettors can’t make a long term gain from sportpesa is because they aren’t disciplined enough.
It all depends on how much I like the bet and what the odds are. For lower odds bets, I tend to bet a higher stake and for higher odds bets, I tend to keep the stakes at the lower end. I’ll never discuss my exact stakes or post images of my exact stakes but I post a photo of my balance at the end of almost every day, so why is that? As people know, my balance is a lot higher than probably 95% of my members so I don’t want to post images of me betting high stakes and encourage irresponsible gambling. I will NOT promote irresponsible gambling and I believe you should NEVER bet what you can’t afford, so by posting images of my balance each day instead of posting each bet and stake, i’m not in anyway encouraging people to follow high stakes, i’m instead showing the progression in my balance.

Glossary of some betting terms on Sportpesa an other widely used betting platforms like BetPawa.co.ke:

Pretty much every day of my life as a tipster I’m asked what something means
Here’s a quick glossary of some betting terms to help you understand:
Value – often misinterpreted as “Odds Against” / a bet over evens, but is actually the different between the bookmakers price on any selection vs your personal opinion of an event happening. E.G. If you feel Liverpool have a 70% chance of winning this weekend, they should be priced at 1.43 or 4/9. If instead they were priced at 4/6 then this indicates value for you as you feel the likely outcome is greater than the price being offered
  • U1.5, U2.5, U3.5 etc – the U here simply means Under

  • TG – Team Goals – O1.5TG for example would mean you need a team to score 2 or more

  • Treble – 3 selections that all need to win for your bet to win

  • Trixie – a bet with 3 selections where your stake is placed equally on 3 doubles and a treble. E.G. A 50p trixie on selections ABC would total £2 with 50p placed on AB, AC, BC and ABC

  • Single – a bet containing only one selection

  • Spreads – another term for handicap

  • WDW – means Win-Draw-Win and is often used to describe the most popular market in football betting which is the outcome of the match
  • SP – means “starting price” and indicates the price of a selection at the point when the event begins

  • Stake – the amount you place on a selection

  • O1.5, O2.5, O3.5 etc – The O here simply means Over

  • Odds On – when the price of a selection is lower than EVENS it’s described as “Odds On”

  • Odds Against – when the price of a sleection is greater than EVENS it’s described as “Odds Against”

  • Outlay – the amount of money you have on any selection

  • NAP – mainly used in Horse Racing to describe the best bet of the day

  • NB – stands for “Next Best” and is again mainly used in Horse Racing to describe the 2nd best bet of the day

  • MG – Match Goals – the total number of goals in a match

  • Lay – the opposite of backing a bet is to “lay” it or to bet against a particular outcome

  • Longshot – an outsider that is deemed to have less chance of winning by the bookmakers

  • Lump – the act of putting a larger than normal bet on a selection. Not reccommended

  • Acca / Accumulator – a bet using multiple selections

  • Inplay – betting on a selection that is happening now and live
  • Handicap – a way of creating value in bets by either giving a team a goal or more headstart or starting from a losing position. E.G. Man City -1 Handicap would mean they need to win by 2 or more
  • GG – an abbreviation of Goals Galore, the same as Both Teams to Score
  • Double – two selections that both need to win for your bet to win
  • Cover – if you backed Over 2.5 Goals in a game and there were 2 early goals, the act of then backing Under 2.5 Goals to guarantee a win either way is known as a “cover” bet
  • Arb / Arbitrage – to back all outcomes of an event in such a way that a win is guaranteed

  • BTTS / BTS – Both Teams to Score / Both To Score

  • Back – to “back” a bet means to bet on the outcome happening

  • Banker – a bet that is expected to win

  • DNB – Draw No Bet – You get a refund if the game ends in a draw

  • DC – means double chance, backing a team to either win or draw a game

  • FH – an abbreviation of First Half

  • FGS – First Goalscorer

  • FT – Full Time

  • Favourite – the most likely outcome of an event according to bookmakers

  • Form – a guide of recent performances

  • Evens – when the price of a selection is more than 2.

You may bump into one or several of such times but bettingwide, they are definitely something you need to learn and master! By the way, have you guys played on betpawa.co.ke?


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March 30th, 2015 by Mary Ongubo

Betin (formerly Goldbet) is the latest bookie in town offering a whole lot of new types of bets and possibilities to punters,including live betting and combined bets.After recieving several questions about this bookie,i decided to check them out and i was thoroughly amazed!


The head offices for Betin Kenya are along Msa rd, Sameer Business Centre.They have the largest no. of bet types in Kenya more than Sportpesa ,Elitebet or Royal Kenyan bets.They are also the first bookie to offer a bonus if one won a multi-bet of 5+ games.Quick facts about them:

1.Minimum stake is 50 bob KES,maximum is 500,000.
2.The maximum no. of events in a multibet is 40.
3.The maximum payout is 10M,dwarfing Elitebet’s 2m.

betin.co.ke pays 50% bonus to any multibet of 5+ games that is won.This again shows the financial might they got ,if you consider the maximum stake and payout they offer.

They do not offer soccer only,there is Basketball,Tennis,Volleyball,hockey and Handball.There is also racing and different terms and conditions apply to these games, in regard to staking,bonuses etc

They have a Lipa na Mpesa paybill no.880193.(leave account name blank).However,if you need to withdraw,you have to send them an email at support@betin.co.ke with details of your request and they will process you immediately. Processing takes a minimum of 15 mins and a maximum of 24 hrs.

Betin is more of a match to UK sites like bet 365 and Landbrokes. They have live betting where you can stake for an ongoing event.Moreover,their Under/Over goals market start with u/o 0.5 unlike Sportpesa and Elitebet who start at 1.5.You can also bet on a team to win to nil,ie keep a clean sheet,Score over /under a certain goal line,keep clean sheets etc.There are also combined bets for example: a team to win and over 2.5 goals to be scored.


Betin have the best customer care response time I’ve ever encountered from a local bookie.They replied to my emails within 5 mins,and their responses are very satisfying.

Their current deposit system is not instant.However,they hope to have one up and running soon .

With better advertising,they should take over the sports gambling business in Kenya.They are clearly the best for any professional punter.Enough capital,types of bets and even bonuses available. In fact their only blunder is little use of mass media like radio,tv and billboards unlike sportpesa.

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