SportPesa Review
Mobile Site / App 72%
Software77%
Payments80%
Bonuses & Promotions78%
Customer Support70%
Overall79%
The Positives
  • Excellent choice of markets
  • Strong prices
  • Prompt settlement on payouts
The Negatives
  • No welcome bonus
76%Overall Score

About SportPesa

Sportpesa originated in Nairobi, Kenya back in 2014 and now had grown to be an establish bookmaker, no offering their services in the UK. This recent betting company boasts some impressive sponsors including UK Premiership teams, Hull, Everton and Southampton, not to mention Italian club Torino. SportPesa is a blend of the words ‘Sport’ and the Kiswahili word for ‘Money’. The SportPesa brand is owned by TGP which is a company that has plenty of experience in the industry. Based in the Isle of Man, TGP is licenced and regulated by the island’s authorities, but also by the UK Gambling Commission and under that licence SportPesa is allowed to offer its services in the UK. This sportsbook is still growing and whilst their sports coverage is comprehensive, we expect to see plenty of growth from this brand.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent choice of markets including plenty for UK players to enjoy
  • Strong prices for most events
  • Prompt settlement on bet payouts

Cons:

  • There is no welcome bonus for new customers at the time of writing

SportPesa Mobile Site and Apps

The mobile site is fully optimised to suit both tablets and smartphones. This allows you to bet in comfort wherever you please. You’ll find that all of the sports and markets are displayed in a user-friendly format that makes betting on mobile easy.

SportPesa Software

Although not as refined as some leading sportsbooks, SportPesa does a solid job. SportPesa is laid out clearly and logically, with a neat toolbar at the top of the site for an easy navigation to Sport, Casino, Promotions or the Blog. You can search for bets on the left sidebar or click one of the featured quick picks, which are a list of popular events at any given time. You can also see the betting highlights above last minute bets while events that are live are shown on the right, under the bet slip. There’s also a comprehensive Ante-Post list for future races at top meetings such as Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival .The racing menu has a handy ‘Next 3 Races’ section, so you can swiftly back selections that are about to go to post.

 There are multiple ways to view the in-play console, which allows you to personalise your betting experience.

SportPesa Deposit Options

You can fund your SportPesa betting account via your debit or credit card, or eWallets such as Neteller or Skrill. The minimum deposit amount if you’re using a card is just £5, whereas if you’re depositing via Neteller or Skrill, the minimum amount £20. Deposits are processed almost instantly. You can withdraw to the same account that you used to make the deposit. The minimum withdrawal amount is £5, whereas the maximum is £5,000. Before your first withdrawal can be processed you will need to submit some documents, including an ID and proof of address. This is pretty much standard these days.

SportPesa Bonuses & Promotions

SportPesa’s welcome bonus for new customers is a £10 free bet. You make an initial deposit into your new account and make a single qualifying bet of £10. In return, you will receive a Free Bet of the same amount which will be credited to your account within 24 hours. SportPesa also offer a best odds guarantee promo for all UK and Irish horse racing but the introduction of a welcome deal and some ongoing offers would increase their customer base.

The Bonus Terms to be aware of:

  • Qualifying bet can only be placed on a win single or combo bet. System bets do not qualify.
  • Cash Out bets do not count towards this promotion, any Cashed Out qualifying bets will not count.
  • Qualifying single bets must be staked at odds of 1.8 or over. Each selection in qualifying combo bets must be placed at odds of 1.40 or over. 
  • Horse Racing bets do not count as a Qualifying bet.

SportPesa Customer Support

It’s easy to get help on the SportPesa site. SportPesa features a dedicated ‘Help’ page where you can find useful information and a FAQs section that offers answers to general questions. Alternatively, you can contact their customer support team via live chat or email, or fill in an online form and wait for a response. Live chat support is available 24/7 so you can resolve any issues at any time. Overall this is a comprehensive service and responses have been found to be both swift and efficient.

Website: www.sportpesa.uk

Phone: No

Email: support@sportpesa.uk

Live Chat: Yes

SportPesa Sportsbook Conclusions

As a new bookmaker, SportPesa does a lot of things right. One of the strengths of the bookmaker is the industry leading price boosts that are on offer for major sporting events. The choice of markets is a seriously extensive one and if you are a regular player and the value is there in the odds too which compare well with other operators in the majority of events. The niche options also include eSports plus picks from entertainment and politics, all of which are growing markets. There is also a very strong sense of community here with active social media accounts so you’ll always be kept updated with the latest prices and news. SportPesa is determined to establish itself as one of the leading UK online bookmakers, despite entering the market later on.

Established: 2014

Licensing: UK

Head Office: 2nd Floor Athol House, 21a – 23 Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1LB