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Review of the bookmaker Melbet from Legalbet

Melbet Kenya is a popular online betting platform owned by GAMETOSHA LTD and licensed by the BCLB with license number BK0000196. Also Melbet group has a Curacao license and licenses in other countries. The company got established in 2012 but only branched out to Kenya in 2019 and this was a time that heavy restrictions were faced in the betting industry in Kenya. Regardless of that, they weathered the storm and have grown to be popular in the country since that time. Their success so far since their branching out could be attributed to their constant desire to provide excellent service, highly competitive odds, and a wide array of sports on their menu.

Odds — good

We calculated the margin for Melbet by analysing the odds they offer. We further ranked them in one of the following three categories:

From 1% to 5%: Good value

Over 5% to 7%: Average value

Over 7% to 10%: Poor value


We’re getting our results by taking into account the odds for final result outcomes measured in line with the total goals scored for different football leagues. By getting the average results using this method, we were able to obtain the margins for each league and also the overall betting margin for the bookmaker.

Melbet has an overall margin of 4.81% for football and falls in the good value category. In the first section using odds from the English Premier League, the margin is at 4.65%. The second section with Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A, has a margin of 4.59%. Finally, by counting the English Football League One, Austrian Bundesliga and Polish Ekstraklasa, the margin is at 5.20%.

See how the margin was calculated

Betting options — good

When the top betting companies in Kenya are discussed, Melbet deserves an honorable mention. The reason is not so farfetched, considering the wide range of sports they offer and exciting betting options to go with.

Range of Sports: As at the time of this review, there were over 40 sports enlisted on the platform. We are talking about the likes of football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, cricket, ice hockey, cyber Australian football, water polo and a host of many others.

As it is the norm, football gets the most attention considering how much traffic it brings on the platform. Users are given the option of betting on football across a wide range of countries. 

Also, the platform allows punters to bet on non-sport events like the weather and politics. This is to create some level of variety on the website.

Lovers of casino and virtual games are not left out as there is a wide selection of options to wager on.

The user interface of the platform is very easy to navigate. The colour themes used allows for easy spotting of details on the site without straining your eyes. Also, each option on the site is well aligned to allow for easy navigation.

Range of Bets and Markets: As it was initially emphasized, Melbet is one of the top sites that are leading the way in the Kenyan betting scene with respect to their numerous betting options. The wide range of options they offer is such a delight for every punter of all kinds.

It would suffice to note that the extensive betting options are not limited to football alone but also across most sports offered on the site.

For football lovers particularly, there is a wide range of possibilities to enjoy. We are talking of betting markets that's over 100 for every sport event. These markets range from goal markets, player markets to interval markets and special options.

One exciting bet market enlisted on the football category is the foul market. Here, punters are given the chance to make predictions as regards the numbers of fouls in a match. This is exciting because not every bookie has this option included.

Betting limits: The betting limits on Melbet are surely more than enough. Although, like you’d expect from almost every bookmaker nowadays, they are getting sliced when it comes to betting on lower leagues, but that’s what you may expect from the whole industry.

In-play — good

Live betting has over time become increasingly popular among the betting world. A lot of the bookies are beginning to realize how much punters consider it and as such equipped their live betting to tailor the needs of their users.

Melbet is not left out in this aspect. They know the importance of having a standard in-play section and they make sure it is available for a fleet of events. 

Fortunately, the events that are featured on the in-play section are not limited to football alone. Other sports like basketball, tennis makes allowance for such too.

To get a full view of all the live games available on the platform, all you have to do is simply click "Live" and everything pops up in full view.

The number of events seen there is vast in almost every time of the day, in a degree that could lead some to get lost in it. The markets accompanying the games are sometimes too many. No sport is an exception from this, although as you may expect football is the king here also getting the proper attention from the bookmaker.

The scoreboard is quite straightforward, giving all the info needed in a glance, while having a detailed game description with the graphics provided is very helpful when there isn’t a live streaming coverage.

Updated: 17.04.2024

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