BetPawa Review

BetPawa basic information:

BetPawa versions: Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Ghana and Tanzania (not live yet)
Special features: No fees, No minimal bets
Customer service: 24/7 support

BetPawa is different to many online bookies previously reviewed at JohnnyBet as it is based in the African continent. However, rather than focussing one country in particular, or Africa as a whole, betPawa has decided to focus on six countries.

They are BetPawa Zambia,Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria. While the Kenyan version of the website is licensed by BCLB (Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya) under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, the other country specific versions of betPawa come under different regulations.

Gaming International (K) Limited, the parent company of betPawa also operates versions of the website in five other countries, such as betPawa Uganda & betPawa Nigeria.

Covering such a diverse range of African countries, how does BetPawa stack up as an online and mobile bookmaker? Read our betPawa review below to find out more.

1. BetPawa Features

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It’s easy to see upon loading the homepage, why betPawa is one of the most popular online betting companies, especially in Kenya. The website is clean and uses a basic green, white and black colour scheme, which makes everything clear and easy to read.

Whether you decide to load up the betPawa website on your PC, laptop or mobile device, the layout of the website is the same, regardless of which country specific version of the website you use. So, if you use the Uganda region website, the home screen will be the same as the Kenyan or betPawa Ghana version.

However, at the time of writing (11/07/2018), the Tanzania betPawa website is yet to launch and there is not a date available as to when this might happen.

If you can't find your country version at betPawa, then we encourage you to try out 1XBET bonus offer, they accept players from all around the world.

1.1 Betting Markets

BetPawa focuses on a small range of sports, with football being the most dominant. On the homepage, you will see the latest football markets for upcoming matches and the other leagues covered by betPawa on the left side of the screen. Popular countries include England, Germany, France, Scotland and Netherlands but there is a huge choice available ranging from Australia to Uzbekistan.

Other sports available at betPawa include Tennis, Basketball, Rugby, Cricket, Rugby League and American Football.

The choice of markets for the major football games is good, with over 100 to choose from plus live betting. The live betting feature at betPawa mainly encompasses football and tennis.

1.2 BetPawa Promotions

First of all there are no betPawa bonus codes to enter during registration, which could grant you some bonuses, so don't waste time searching for them...

Each week, you can play for a jackpot prize and to win this you must correctly predict the outcome of 13 football matches. There are prizes available for 9 or more correct predictions and this is a fun game to play although not easy to win.

There are also small free bets available from time to time, depending on the site version. But they are only restricted to certain events and can be used on single bet.

On the Uganda and Zambia betPawa website there is a link to a casino section but this is yet to be developed on the former and offers only two games on the latter, Jacks or Better and Lucky Roulette. There are no promotions for Casino sections.

1.3 How to Register Account at betPawa?

First of all you need to fulfil the minimum legal age for participation. When you open an account you need to give your phone number, no matter from which site version you register. It is obligatory as every phone number (SIM card) will be linked only to one account. After that, depending on site's version you will have to give some additional data, verify your account and you're ready to bet!

1.4 Deposit Options

Deposits at BetPawa must be made via M-PESA (in Kenya) - there are other deposit methods on other versions of the website. But let us explain it on betPawa Kenya example. You must register a number at both M-PESA and betPawa and they must be the same. You can enter the amount you wish to deposit, enter your M-PESA pin and press send. You will receive a text confirming the transaction. You can also deposit money if you have been given a voucher and the code can be entered on the website.

1.5 Customer Service

Live customer support is conducted using Facebook Messenger and this is accessed using the ‘Talk to us on Facebook Messenger’ link which is found at the bottom right of every page. You can also use WhatsApp, telephone, email and post to get in touch with BetPawa.

2. BetPawa Review Sum-Up

To sum up, betPawa is a decent online bookmaker with fast working mobile version. There are no welcome bonuses but at least the registration process is simple and easy. BetPawa was created for African markets and it works perfectly fine there. But if you're still looking for something else, created especially for African players, try out BetWay, which have versions for similar markets as our reviewed bookmaker.

3. Frequently Asked Questions About betPawa

3.1 In which countries can I bet at betPawa?

BetPawa is available in seven countries: Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Tanzania.

3.2 Is betPawa legal?

Yes. BetPawa have all the licenses needed to legaly operate in all of the countries they are present in. You can check it in the "About" section at their website.

3.3 Why should you open an account at betPawa?

There are several reasons why but the most important are the best prices, no fees during deposit and withdrawals and no minimum bets. Additionally there is a 24/7 customer support.

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