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Editor's Comments"Betway - in all of its African incarnations - is one of the remote gambling industry’s premier online and mobile betting platforms. This is due to its vast selection of competitive pre-game, fixed and in-play betting lines on a variety of sports and events from Africa and beyond. Being available to players in their local currencies has made this online bookmaker a popular choice in its respective African markets."

Launched in 2006, Betway has grown into one of the world’s foremost online and mobile sports betting brands with a slew of geo-targeted (country-specific) sites across the world, including in Africa. In fact, as of November 2017 Betway has sites in operation specific to South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda, with Nigeria expected to come online in December 2017 and Zambia in February 2018. All Betway sites are licensed to operate and are regulated by their target country’s respective gambling authorities.

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Which African Countries and Currencies Are Accepted

AO players are not accepted
Not Accepted
BW players are not accepted
Not Accepted
GH players are accepted
KE players are accepted
UG players are accepted
NA players are not accepted
Not Accepted
NG players are accepted
South Africa
ZA players are accepted
ZM players are not accepted
Not Accepted

Languages Supported at Betway

  • English

Betway Overview

Launched in 2006, the Malta-based Betway Group is an online gambling success story as in just over a decade it has evolved from a single European online sportsbook into an international sports betting, live betting and online casino brand, with country-specific sites all over the world, including Africa. In each of the African nations it operates, the brand is licensed by the respective local licensing authority.

The benefit of this is that each site is overseen and monitored by their local gambling authorities, which means improved quality control, which means a better overall online betting and gambling experience for punters. Add to that, each of the African Betway sites allows users to deposit, wager, play and cash out in their local currency which means no annoying and/or time-consuming currency conversions.

When it comes to betting lines and markets, Betway has covered all of its bases. In other words, each of Betway’s African sites offer the most competitive odds and markets on the most popular domestic and international sports and events. These range from the latest football lines from wherever in the world all the action is happening, to markets on sports as diverse as Badminton, Ice Hockey and Handball.

Not only is Betway on-the-ball when it comes to the variety of sports betting lines it has, but it also has a wide range of bet types to choose from, particularly with regards to soccer betting lines. These include Overs/Unders, Total Goals, European Handicap, Double Chance, Match result (1 x 2), First 10 Minutes – Match Result, Both Teams To Score, Correct Score, Winning Margins as well as Odd or Even Total.

Another great feature of Betway’s various African online sports betting sites is how each accepts their locally popular and convenient banking methods. For instance, punters can choose from credit and debit cards, Quick EFTs and EFT bank transfers in South Africa, Airtel Money and M-Pesa in Kenya, Tigo Cash, MTN Mobile Money or Airtel Money in Ghana, and MTN Mobile Money or Airtel Money in Uganda.

Each of the African Betway sites is easy and quick to navigate, and sign up with as they are specially designed to appeal to new and highly experience betting fans. Their new account registration process is simple and can be completed a few minutes. However, if punters need any help, they can use Betway’s fast and efficient customer support facilities in the form of Live Chat for real time assistance.

Soccer Betting - Available Leagues

On Betway you’ll find a wide selection of domestic and global soccer betting markets and lines. Below are some of the African and international soccer leagues, competitions and tournaments you can bet on:


Country League Conference
Algeria Ligue 1 Confederation of African Football (CAF)
Egypt Premier League
Morocco Botola
Rwanda National Football League
South Africa Premier Soccer League
Tunisia Ligue 1
Uganda Permier League


Country League Conference
Austria Bundesliga, Erste Liga Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)
Belgium Pro League, Beloften Pro League, First Division B, Second stage
Bosnia & Herzigovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Cup
Bulgaria First Professional League
Croatia 1. HNL, 2. HNL
Czech Republic 1.Liga, FNL, U19 1st Division
Denmark 1st Division, Superligaen, DBU Pokalen
England Premier League, Championship, League Two, League One, EFL Cup, National League
France Ligue 1, Ligue 2
Germany Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, 2. Bundesliga, 3. Liga
Gibraltar Gibraltar Premier Division
Greece Greek Super League
Italy Serie A, Serie B, Lega Pro Girone A, Lega Pro Girone B, Coppa Italia Lega Pro Knockout stage, Lega Pro Girone C
Montenegro Montenegro Cup
Netherlands Eredivisie, Eerste Divisie
Northern Ireland Premiership
Norway Eliteserien, NM Cup
Spain La Liga, Segunda Division
Turkey Super Lig
Costa Rica Primera Division Campeonato Invierno The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)
Mexico Copa MX Apertura Knockout stage
USA Major League Soccer, Playoffs
Palestine West Bank League Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA)
Saudi Arabia Division 1
United Arab Emirates Arabian Gulf League
Argentina Argentina Primera B, Primera Division Torneo Inicial South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL)
Brazil Serie A, Serie B
Peru Primera Division Clausura
Uruguay Primera Division Clausura
Australia A League Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
India Indian Super League
Japan J.League
South Korea K-League Classic, Relegation/Promotion

Other Sports You Can Bet On at Betway

Here are some other sports you can wager on Betway:

  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Boxing
  • Darts
  • Handball
  • Baseball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Motorsports

Betway Main Features

One of the most striking things about Betway online sportsbooks is their appealing and professional design coupled with how easy the sites are to get around or navigate. The site designers have kept things simple by showing all the betting and gaming categories at the top of the screen under the Betway logo. This menu automatically draws the eye and lets you access the offering you choose.

The African Betway sites - South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda – have almost the identical offerings which include Sports Betting, Live Betting, Jackpots and Casino games, with the exception of the South African site which, due to the country’s gambling laws, does not offer Casino games or Jackpots. That said, if South Africa regulates its online casino industry, theses will surely be added to the SA site.

In terms of betting lines, Betway has one of the most comprehensive selections, particularly when it comes to soccer. It offers markets and a multitude of bet types on matches and leagues from most of the world’s FIFA confederations (UEFA, AFC, CONCACAF, CAF, OFC and CONMEBOL). For soccer-mad fans in Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa, this choice has made many of them loyal to Betway.

Key Betway Features Summary

Betway is an African-friendly online bookmaker brand that in just 10 short years has signed up tens of thousands of players from all over the world, including Africa. Here just some of the reasons why:

  • Betway is a globally respected brand that has set its sights on Africa
  • It has launched country-specific sites so punters can feel at home
  • Each of the African-facing Betway sites accepts their native currency
  • Betway has a multitude of domestic and global sports betting lines
  • They offer live betting during selected events to up the excitement
  • These sportsbooks allow punters to place single as well as multi bets
  • Betway’s odds and lines are just as competitive as those of its rivals
  • Each site’s banking methods matches their respective target markets
  • Fast and efficient 24/7 customer care staff available 365-days-a-year
  • Betway Uganda, Kenya and Ghana each have VIP loyalty programmes

Betway for Mobile Devices

Like most premier online sportsbooks these days, each of the African Betway sites are 100% mobile-friendly. This means punters can sign up, make deposits, place wagers, play casino games and jackpots (where applicable) and facilitate withdrawals on their smart phones or tablets. All they need is a late model device, a reliable internet connection and the means and method to fund their accounts.

Betting fans who ‘bet on the move’ are growing in number daily across many parts of Africa just as the internet as well as mobile devices are becoming ever faster, cheaper and more widely available. Where traditional online or desktop betting sites have gradually made way for mobile betting sites in most 1st world countries, in Africa, desktop sites have been almost completely bypassed by mobile sites.

This is great news for bookmakers like Betway because the majority of their punters do their betting on mobile devices. This means they can literally place their bets anytime from anywhere. Not only have mobile sportsbooks made betting faster and more convenient than ever before, but as in the case of Africa has made remote betting available to people who have never owned traditional computers.

Betway sites can be used in Africa by punters with iOS (Apple), Android, Windows or Symbian-powered devices via LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G or Wi-Fi.

Sports Betting Bonuses at Betway

Although Betway Ghana, Uganda and Kenya don’t offer newly registered players traditional sign up bonuses or free bets, they do give them a free and instant membership to the Betway Club loyalty programme. As a Point-driven tier programme, punters can earn themselves free bets each week. The bigger the odds or the bet they make, the more points they will accrue towards their free bets.

All loyalty points accrued earned over a calendar week, can automatically be redeemed as a free bet the following Monday. Punters are notified by SMS each Monday as to the size of their free bet based on their level of betting the week prior. Players must use their free bets within a week or lose them. All winnings from a free bet are deposited into the punter’s cash account - minus the free bet amount.

While Betway South Africa doesn’t have Betway Club loyalty programme, it does offer all newly signed up players a 125% Extra Bet bonus. To claim this bet, punters must pass FICA verification and make a deposit of at least R100 before making bets of at least R400 (4x their initial deposit). This will unlock their free extra bet valued at 125% of their first deposit (which is capped at a maximum of R1,000).

How to Process Payments at Betway

Each of the African Betway sites has different payment methods, currencies and payment limits as highlighted below:

Payment Method Processing Fee Processing Time Limits (in Local Currency)
Betway Kenya
Airtel Money Standard Instant Min: 10 / Max: 70,000
M-Pesa Standard Instant Min: 10 / Max: 70,000
Vouchers Free Instant Min: 0 / Max: 0
Betway Uganda
Airtel Money Standard Instant Min: 500 / Max: 5,000,000
MTN Mobile Money Standard Instant Min: 500 / Max: 5,000,000
Vouchers Free Instant Min: 0 / Max: 0
Betway Ghana
Airtel Money 2% Instant Min: 1 / Max: 2,000
MTN Mobile Money Free Instant Min: 1 / Max: 2,000
Tigo Cash Standard Instant Min: 1 / Max: 2,000
Vouchers Free Instant Min: 0 / Max: 0
Betway South Africa
Credit or Debit Card Free Instant Min: 10 / Max: 1,000,000
i-Pay (EFT) Free Instant Min: 10 / Max: 1,000,000
SID Instant EFT Free Instant Min: 10 / Max: 1,000,000
EFT Bank Transfer (ABSA, FNB, Nedbank and Standard Bank) Free 1-3 Days Min: 50 / Max: 1,000,000

Betway Contact Details

You can reach the various Betway sites using the following contact details:

Betway Uganda

  • Live Chat
  • Telephone: 077 871 8418/8321/8256 (standard rates apply)
  • Email:
  • WhatsApp: AIRTEL 075 817 8655 / MTN 078 596 8277
  • Support hours: Daily between 7:30am and 9:00pm and public holidays 9:00am to 6:00pm local time
    • Betway Kenya

      • Live Chat
      • Telephone: 0205 142 400 (standard rates apply) / 800 730 300 (Airtel toll free)
      • Email:
      • Support hours: Daily between 7:00am and 2:00am local time

      Betway Uganda

      • Live Chat
      • Telephone: 054 431 5496 (standard rates apply)
      • Email:
      • Support hours: Daily between 4:00am and 11:00pm local time

      Betway South Africa

      • Live Chat
      • Telephone: 0861 787 250 (shared toll-free)
      • Email: /
      • Support hours: Daily between 6:00am and 1:00am local time