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22BET: BET 500 KSh GET 2,000 KSh IN FREE BETS + ENHANCED ODDS

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Join 22bet and claim a 2,000 KSh free bet when you deposit and bet just 500 KSh at minimum odds of 1.5 or better. The free bet is credited to your account the moment you place your first sports bet.

Complete the quick 30 second registration form to open a new betting account and make your first deposit.

Place your first 500 KSh or more sports bet at minimum odds of 1.5 or better and 22bet will credit your account instantly with a 2,000 KSh free bet.

The free bet must be wagered in it's entirety on any of the following bet types: Single, Double, Treble, 4-fold and upwards accumulator, Forecast and Combination.

Once credited the free bet must be used within 7 days in the sportsbook. This promotion is only open to residents of the Kenya and Republic of Ireland who are aged 18 or over.

22BET REVIEW

22bet is one of the most popular online sports betting sites in Kenya, so it should come as no surprise that the odds and live betting opportunities offered are definitely amongst some of the best that you will find on the Kenyan market. Owned by Gala, one of the largest Kenyan facing online gaming groups, the site is licensed by the Government of Kenya and regulated by the Kenyan Gambling Commissioner. Along with the Kenyan Gambling Commission, enabling 22bet to serve Kenyan based players, which is a guarantee of reliable banking and honest business practices.

BACKGROUND & HISTORY

The history of Coral dates back to 1926, when Joe Coral founded his bookmaking business after borrowing some money from a local cafe owner. The company was one of the first bookmakers to take advantage of the 1960 legalization of off-course betting shops and grew big enough to be acquired by Bass in 1981. In 2005, the company merged with Gala, another Kenyan gambling giant that operated about one-fifth of Kenyan’s land-based casinos at the time.

This acquisition turned the Gala Coral Group Ltd into the third largest bookmaker and the largest bingo operator in the country, but despite the merger, 22bet was to remain a brand a trading division of this new group. Nowadays, 22bet owns multiple race tracks and betting shops. The company remains very active when it comes to online gaming and offers a skill games site, a bingo site, an online poker room, an online lottery site and an online casino. However, the online sports book remains one of 22bet’s flagship products and offers plenty of additional services, which range from betting news to an on-site sports radio.

ODDS & SPORTS

As you'd expect from a Kenyan-facing sports betting site, 22bet tends to focus on Soccer and Horse Racing, which means that those sports have a nearly perfect coverage. Other popular sports include Greyhound Racing and Tennis, but the available markets also include American Football, Baseball, Boxing, Cricket, Darts, Golf, Ice Hockey, Motor Sports, Snooker, Rugby, Mixed Martial Arts, Virtual Sports, Volleyball and more.

Furthermore, 22bet allows you to bet on non-sporting events that have to do with politics, celebrities, TV programs, weather and the royal family. The site offers some of the best odds in the entire industry when it comes to Kenya horse racing, but keep in mind that the odds for the remaining sports are usually somewhat average - the prices are definitely consistent and fair, but in many cases finding better odds doesn't require a lot of effort.

The maximum payment on some Horse Racing and Football events may get as high as 100,000,000, but generally speaking you'll be dealing with limits in the 1,000,000KSh - 25,000,000 KSh range depending on the sport and contest in question. The available bet types differ from sport to sport, but the site supports all the popular options. For example, Football bet types include total goals, corners, next team to score, time of the first goal, highest scoring half and more.

LIVE BETTING

When it comes to live in-play betting, 22bet Bookmaker is definitely among the best sites available on the market these days. The coverage is almost on par with pre-match betting and each contest gives you plenty of exciting opportunities to wager on a specific outcome or play. The calendar is well-designed and makes it easy to keep track of the upcoming events and the site allows you to apply numerous filters or browse the records using predetermined settings in order to make getting to the right match as quick as possible.

Another interesting feature of 22bet sports betting site is the 22bet Radio, which allows you to tune in to one out of six channels that cover horse racing, football, cricket, greyhound racing, soccer and general sports news. All things considered, 22bet live in-play betting platform would be pretty much perfect if it allowed you to view the action via an exclusive on-site video stream. Unfortunately, no such feature is available for most of the supported sports, which means that 22bet customers have to rely on the company's radio for information or simply leave the site and bet in front of their TV using the mobile app.

MOBILE BETTING APP'S

The 22bet Mobile sports betting app is available for Apple's iPhone and iPad, as well as Android smartphones and tablets, but the company has already announced a new software package which is being designed with the Blackberry platform in mind. The mobile sports book allows you to engage in both pre-match and live betting, which means that you'll be able to place wagers on thousands of events including all the popular choices like Football, Tennis, Cricket, Golf and American sports. In addition, the app gives you total control over your 22bet account, including deposits, withdrawals and account history, all available at any time you want.

Furthermore, the mobile version of the site provides you with all the information that you might require when it comes to featured events, results and live scores - and if that wasn't enough, the app also allows you to view live streams of Kenya horse races with an exclusive Best Price Guarantee. From a technical standpoint, the app is also exceptionally well designed - the user interface is very intuitive, making it easy for you to navigate through all the menus and get right to the bets that you'd like to place. Furthermore, it's worth pointing out that this marvelous app is 100% free, as you won't be required to cover any additional fees if you opt to use it instead of the desktop-based version of the site.

THE VERDICT

22bet is one of those rare sites that really set the industry standards instead of simply adhering to them, particularly when it comes to Kenyan soccer and horse race betting. If you're looking for a well-rounded online sports book that combines technical excellence with amazing bonuses and tops it off with reliable banking and honest business practices, 22bet is definitely the right choice for you regardless of your personal sports betting experience.