Powerbet is working on infiltrating the Kenyan betting scene. Frankly speaking, we were left very unimpressed with their sportsbook and this is something they must address very soon.
Range of Sports: Let’s take other bookmakers into consideration for a bit. Some other bookies in Kenya with 10+ sports available for betting were tagged as ‘bad’ in our reviews.
Put the above into context with Powerbet who have only FIVE sports available to choose from on their sportsbook. They have only soccer, basketball, tennis, ice-hockey and volleyball on ground for punters to wager on.
Without being harsh, this leaves them lagging behind compared to their competitors and even way below what is expected as an acceptable standard.
In addition to that, we couldn’t find a casino section on the platform and that will leave the casino lovers uninterested and unwillingly to try out this bookie.
There are also very limited virtual games to play on this platform. For those who don't like to bet on live sport events, they may find this equally discouraging as well. The same goes for the virtual section which was also more or less inexistent.
Range of Bets and Markets: If that isn’t enough, the options available for each sport are more or less scarce as well. Even the popular football had just the basic options on ground and this is another massive letdown on their path.
However, we have one reason to commend them, or not. They have a jackpot feature called ‘soccer6’ but upon clicking the tab for this section, we found it to be empty and without any games at all. This is disappointing to say the least and they must fix up the soonest possible.
We don’t want to be overly critical about Powerbet but it is easy to see that they have a lot of work to do with their site. It is normal that punters look out for bookies that offer choices on the platter. Regarding the betting options, Powerbet is underperforming as they have very few options available for most of the sports categories.
Football is perhaps the only sport that saw little better attention from them as we saw about 100+ options for each game. Even at that, they can do way better compared to other betting sites available in Kenya.
For football, the platform holds some really interesting markets like "1st half market", "Home Multigoals", "Away Multigoals" and many more.
Even for top sports like basketball, we were surprised to see that it was lagging behind in terms of betting options. However, the basketball category holds some pretty interesting options like the "Winning margin", "Handicap" and a host of others.
In retrospect, the site apparently needs a re-design as the current user interface is below standard. Other sport categories should equally get as much attention as football. Even if they have few sports on offer as the moment, they can at least try to do well by stacking all available sports with enough options for punters to choose from.
Betting limits: The kind of money that can be placed on a bet should be enough for most people. 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.