• Nice betting selection
  • Daily jackpots available
  • Mouthwatering promotional packages


  • Odds could be better
  • No live casino available
  • Limited payment options available

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Review of the bookmaker Playabet from Legalbet

Playabet Kenya is a new and fast-rising online betting company that's slowly and steadily becoming one to be revered in Kenya. In a short period of time, since their inception, they have been able to amass a large number of users and that could be attributed to their daily jackpots and mouthwatering offers. Their operations are licensed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya with license number 0000142.

Odds — normal

We calculated the margin for Playabet 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.

Playabet has an overall average margin of 6.61% for football and falls in the average value category. In the first section using odds from the English Premier League, the margin is at 6.47%. The second section with Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A, has a margin of 6.14%. Finally, by counting the English Football League One, Austrian Bundesliga and Danish Superligaen, the margin is at 7.23%.

See how the margin was calculated

Betting options — good

Playabet is increasingly gaining grounds in the betting market of Kenya. Their competitive odds range and broad selection of sports help a great deal in attracting punters.

Range of Sports: Currently, the site has about 20 sports enlisted on its sports menu, which is not bad at all for a new bookie. They boast the likes of football, basketball, MMA, boxing, and even snooker.

For football, there are a plethora of leagues featured on the site that punters could take advantage of. The above is also true for other sports enlisted on the platform. So, there is somewhat an even distribution along them.

With their Jackpot, they add a little spice to the betting experience they offer. They have on offer daily events and give their customers chance to win big with just little stakes. As at the time of this review, they had about four events with total cash prizes of 300,000 KSh while two other events had grand prizes of 5,000,000 KSh to be won. That is definitely something that could entice prospective customers.

Virtual leagues are also not left out in this mix as punters can enjoy quite a lot virtual games for their betting pleasure.   Elsewhere, we also noticed a lack of casino games on the website and that is something they should add to their sportsbook in the nearest future.

The user interface is somewhat bland and needs a little burst of color to make the site more vivid. On the flip side, the site is quite easy to navigate.

Range of Bets and Markets: The number of betting options available is one of the key criteria punters look out for before settling on a bookie. It is like a determining factor that influences their decision whether to stick with a bookie or not. And you can't blame them.

Playabet is conversant with this and as such provides a wide range of betting options to wager on.

As expected, football has more betting options available than other sports although the others are not particularly scanty. However, it will be a welcome development if more betting options are added for other sports like tennis and basketball.

As for the football lovers, they get to enjoy over 150 betting markets for most football matches. Options on their sportsbook include markets like "first goalscorer", "halftime/fulltime", "goals scored in minutes 41-45", "half with the most goals" and many more.

Betting limits: The amount of money that can be placed on a bet should be enough for most. Although, like is expected the limits are getting chopped when it comes to betting on lower leagues, but that’s the case on the whole industry.

Live — bad

The live betting feature offers a whole new betting experience. It comes as no surprise that punters are very receptive to it. This explains why lately, most bookies are putting their weight on this feature. It is rather exciting not to be restricted to pre-matches alone.

Playabet offers a live section that's swift and considerate of the different sports available.

As at the time of this review, Playabet offers 5 sports only in its live section. The sports are football, basketball, tennis, volleyball and snooker.

They can surely do better in this regard as some other bookies have a whole lot more sports in their live section.

The betting markets offered on the live games seem to be more concentrated on football events alone, where one can find up to 50 markets per live football event. For other sports like tennis, there are barely up to 10 markets available.

It would have gone a long way if they had live streaming, but sadly they don't. We can only hope they update their platform with this feature in the nearest future, along with some more betting options.

Updated: 06.06.2024

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