Lionbet bookmaker review

Updated: 12.05.2021
500 KSh
100% first stake refund
500 KSh
100% first stake refund
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Pros

  • Odd boosts
  • Large range of sports to bet on
  • ‘Cash Out’ option available
  • Large range of betting markets for each event
  • Excellent app for mobile betting
  • Online winnings can be withdrawn as cash

Cons

  • No live streaming service
  • No browser website platform
  • Limited payment options
  • No regular ‘Sign Up Bonus.’
  • Low betting limit
Bookmaker has a license for this country

Odds - Poor

We calculated the margin for Betlion by analyzing the odds they offer and placed them into one of the following three categories:

From 1% to 5%: Good value

Over 5% to 7%: Average value

Over 7% to 10%: Poor value

Football

We got our results by taking the "Match result" odds and also the over/under 2.5 goals odds for different matches in different football leagues. Getting the average results using this method, we were able to obtain the margins for each league and the overall betting margin for the bookmaker.

Betlion has an overall margin of 7.64% for football and falls in the bad category. In the first section with Premier League and Championship, the margin is at 7.33%. The second section with Spanish La Liga and Italian Seria A, the margin is at 6.93%. Finally, taking the Australian A-League, Belgian Pro League and Netherlands Eredivisie into account, the margin is at 8.67%.

See how the margin was calculated

Range of Sports and Markets - Good

Range of Sports: Betlion Kenya offers 18 sports: football, boxing, basketball, tennis, baseball, cricket, rugby union, American football, handball, darts, golf, MMA, motorsports, rugby league, volleyball, snooker, cycling, and Aussie rules.

Betlion Kenya also offers virtual leagues modelled on EPL, La Liga, African Cup of Nations, and the World Cup. The bookmaker also offers a virtual penalty shootout called ‘Piga Pena.’ The player predicts the spot at which the ball will hit the net.

Range of bets and markets: Betlion Kenya offers one of the widest varieties of betting markets with 150+ betting markets in big UEFA games. Lower tier games, for example, in the English League, two also get 100+ betting markets.

The range of betting options is impressive. The Olympiakos vs. Marseille game, for example, had 1,385 betting pre-match betting options. Even lower-tier games have a good number of betting options. The Exeter vs. Scunthorpe game had 649 pre-match betting options. These betting options by Betlion Kenya are the highest among bookkeepers in Kenya.

Betting Limits: There are no limits to the odds on a betting slip, but a maximum of 20 entries on a bet slip. There is a limit of a maximum of Kes 1 million payouts on a single bet slip.  The wins possible in a continuous 24-hour period are limited to Kes 1 million.  It is a bit on the lower side compared to the competition with limits up to Kes 10 million.

In-Play Betting - Good

Betlion Kenya has in-play or live betting for football, tennis, basketball, and baseball. You get 150+ betting options in football during the first half and 50+ betting options in the second half.  There is no live streaming service to watch the game live.

It is easy to place live bets on the app. Betlion Kenya places live bets very fast with a good internet connection.

Pros:
Good and reliable betting site, great mobile version and customer service.
Cons:
Site maintenance once in a while.

Bonuses Betlion

100% first stake refund

Betlion Kenya does not offer a welcome ‘sign up’ bonus. Instead, you can get a 100% refund on your first stake if you lose your first bet. You will be free to use this stake in your next bet. There is a loyalty bonus that matches your stake up to Kes. 500. This bonus is for placing at least five bets with a minimum odd of 2.0 in any given calendar week.

Betlion Kenya also offers a cashback bonus. You get a refund for a losing multi-bet with a minimum of 5 bets when one bet loses. The refund is up to a maximum of Kes 1,000 for each bet slip.

There are price boosts that can bump up your odds by as much as 30%.  You can select the games to boost during weekends. Betlion Kenya VIP club members enjoy 5% cashback for all their losses in a calendar week.

Betlion Kenya also offers a daily Kes 200,000 jackpot for the correct prediction of 8 games. There is another Kes 20,000 in bonuses for the most accurate predictions.

Betlion Kenya has a midweek jackpot that closes each Thursday. The jackpot is worth Kes 15 million for all correct predictions in 15 games. Another Kes 15 million is up for grabs as bonus prizes for close accurate predictions 14/15, 13/15, and 12/15 predictions.

Terms and Conditions for Bonuses

  • To qualify for the first deposit refund, you require a minimum stake of Kes 20 with minimum odds of 2.0.
  • To qualify for a loyalty bonus, you must place at least five multi bets with at least two bets each of minimum odds of 2.0.
  • To qualify for a second chance cashback bonus, your bet slip must have minimum odds of 1.40.

100% first stake refund

Betlion Kenya does not offer a welcome ‘sign up’ bonus. Instead, you can get a 100% refund on your first stake if you lose your first bet. You will be free to use this stake in your next bet. There is a loyalty bonus that matches your stake up to Kes. 500. This bonus is for placing at least five bets with a minimum odd of 2.0 in any given calendar week.

Betlion Kenya also offers a cashback bonus. You get a refund for a losing multi-bet with a minimum of 5 bets when one bet loses. The refund is up to a maximum of Kes 1,000 for each bet slip.

There are price boosts that can bump up your odds by as much as 30%.  You can select the games to boost during weekends. Betlion Kenya VIP club members enjoy 5% cashback for all their losses in a calendar week.

Betlion Kenya also offers a daily Kes 200,000 jackpot for the correct prediction of 8 games. There is another Kes 20,000 in bonuses for the most accurate predictions.

Betlion Kenya has a midweek jackpot that closes each Thursday. The jackpot is worth Kes 15 million for all correct predictions in 15 games. Another Kes 15 million is up for grabs as bonus prizes for close accurate predictions 14/15, 13/15, and 12/15 predictions.

Terms and Conditions for Bonuses

  • To qualify for the first deposit refund, you require a minimum stake of Kes 20 with minimum odds of 2.0.
  • To qualify for a loyalty bonus, you must place at least five multi bets with at least two bets each of minimum odds of 2.0.
  • To qualify for a second chance cashback bonus, your bet slip must have minimum odds of 1.40.

About the bookmaker

Betlion Kenya is a subsidiary of Betlion Global, which was established in 2017. Betlion Kenya began its operations in 2018. The bookmaker boasts of having the biggest jackpot in Kenya, valued at Kes 350 million.

Contact methods Betlion

+253709515000
Live chat: 24/7

Licences

  • Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya:
    Public Gaming License number: 000180

Mobile apps

  • IOS
  • Android
  • Mobile version of the site
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