The best sports to bet on in Kenya



Those in Kenya have a lot in common with people from other nations across the globe. One such thing held in common is the love of gambling and sports betting. You only have to look at the popularity of Pragmatic Play and their Gates of Valhalla to see just how much Kenyans like to gamble.

Sports betting is just as popular as other forms of gambling in Kenya. Here’s a look at the top sports that are bet on in the country. 

It may not come as much of a surprise, but one of the best, and most popular sports to bet on in Kenya is football. If you take a look at the Kenyan Premier League, and the country’s national team, it is easy to see why there is so much passion here and why it is such a great option when it comes to betting.

It is not just domestic football that is on offer though. There are plenty of opportunities to bet on other football leagues, such as the English Premier League. You will also find that there are a great number of bets placed on games in South East Asia and, of course, there is the World Cup. 

There is no disputing that Kenya is a great sporting nation, especially when it comes to athletics. You only need to take a look a some of the achievements at the Olympics to see how Kenyan athletes are some of the best in the world. This makes athletics extremely popular when it comes to betting.

There is certainly no escaping the fact that Kenya is a dominant force in the world of athletics. It makes sense that those in the country want to get behind their athletes by betting on the results.  

Not necessarily the first sport that you would associate with Kenya, but the truth is that it is insanely popular, just as it is around the world. Kenya has seen this sport emerge over recent years following setbacks in 2015 and 2016. Since then, the sport has gone from strength to strength.

What has made cricket so exciting to bet on is the T20 format. This sees games lasting around the same amount of time as a football match. It is extremely fast-paced and it means that those who place bets get to see the outcome much quicker than they would with the traditional form of the game.

Another sport that is loved around the world so you’d probably expect it to be bet on in Kenya. The country has long loved this sport, with the Kenyan Rugby Football Union being set up all the way back in 1923.

One of the biggest rugby events in Kenya is the Safari Sevens Rugby tournament. This is held every year and it sees fans from around the world travelling to watch the action. This event generates an insane amount of bets and Kenyans can’t seem to get enough.