Dafabet knows every corner of the betting industry, no doubt. Although it landed in Kenya in 2017, the betting site has been around the block since 2004. If that’s not a long time, what is?
In this review, we open up everything about Dafabet. What are its special features, odds, markets, and bonuses? Also, we’ll delve into its licensing status, customer support, VIP program, and payment options.
Enough talk. There’s a lot to discuss here.
Since Dafabet specializes in sports betting, its bonus offers are sports-related. These are the offers to catapult your playtime at Dafabet:
At Dafabet, you shouldn’t feel bad even if you lose. You can get a 50% cashback up to Ksh. 5000 each week. Here’s how:
This bonus is worth considering it comes with a 1x wagering requirement. You should, however, note that this offer is only available if you place the bet online.
Dafabet is the official partner of several clubs. This prediction challenge features 3 clubs:
In the prediction challenge, you can get a weekly KSh. 500 free bet if your prediction is correct. Here’s how it works:
If you’re a basketball fan, you should take part in this challenge. This challenge comes with a Ksh. 10.000.000 prize.
Here’s how to take part in the challenge:
At Dafabet, you can bet on over 23 different sports. Of course, the most popular ones, such as football, rugby, and tennis, are there. Other less-known sports, such as kabaddi and futsal, are also available.
There are two ways to locate any sport at Dafabet. You can use a search bar in the All Sports section on the left side of the screen.Alternatively, you can scroll through the long list of all sports on your left. That’s tiresome, though.
Regarding the presentation of matches, you’re at liberty to choose your preferred layout. It has 3 layout options:
Besides the layout, there are several filters to help you locate events to bet on. For instance, you can sort them based on the time of the event or the type of competition.
Also, you can filter events based on leagues. Doing so only displays events in a particular league compared to mixing matches from different leagues.
Dafabet competes favourably with other Kenyan sportsbooks by offering high odds. Although their odds aren’t overly high or low, they’re standard. This translates to pretty good winnings.
To confirm this, below is a comparison table between Dafabet’s odds and those of 2 other well-known sportsbooks in the Kenyan market. These are pre-game odds for a match between Liverpool and Arsenal, played on 9th April 2023.
|Sportsbook||Liverpool Win||Draw||Arsenal Win|
As you can see, Dafabet’s odds are average. But they change slightly during an event.
Also, Dafabet’s odds are in decimal format. That’s because it’s the default option, just like in most sportsbooks. Since most Kenyans are familiar with this presentation, Dafabet didn’t see the need to incorporate other formats.
One more thing: At Dafabet, odds vary in terms of size. You can place odds of as low as 1.08, which still guarantees good winnings.
Dafabet offers over 100 different markets. You can choose the common ones, such as over/under. Additionally, handicaps, including the Asian handicap are available.
Notably, these markets change from league to league. Take a LALIGA match between FC Barcelona and Girona FC, for example. Before the match, which took place on 10th February 2023, there were 129 markets.On the same day, there was another match, but from the Malaysia Super League. This match between Kuala Lumpur and Perak FA had only 59 markets.The markets also change from sport to sport. Let’s take volleyball, for example. For a Superliga women’s match between Banana Boat and Barueri played on 10th April 2023, the available markets were only 16. This is lower than that of football.
That said, on average, these are the markets at Dafabet under different sports:
|Sports||Number of Markets|
Betting before a match begins and then heading to another platform to live stream the game is quite a tiresome process. At least, for a modern gambler. This is old school. Nowadays, people want everything simplified.
Luckily, at this site, you don’t have to move back and forth. You can bet on live games and, even better, live stream, all on one page.
To do this, head to the live games section, which is just below Dafabet’s logo. After clicking on it, you will see different sports and live events to bet on.To live stream an event, click on the match and look at the live centre on the right side of your screen. Here, you’ll see events as they happen.There are two primary differences between pre-game and live bets.
First, it’s the changing odds. When you bet before an event begins, the odds are pretty high. That’s because the outcome is 50-50; it’s highly unpredictable what may unfold.
However, betting during a live event makes the outcome more predictable. As a result, the odds of a winning team lower and that of a losing team increase.
But there’s some good news. At Dafabet, you shouldn’t worry about the changing odds (we’ll tell you why in the Special Features section below).
Another major difference between pre-game and live betting is the changing markets. Before an event begins, you’ll realize that it may have hundreds, or even thousands of markets, depending on the sports.
As the game continues, the markets become fewer. That’s because some markets become irrelevant at specific points during the event.
For example, take the “over 1.5 in the first half” market. If a game is in the second half, the market is no longer relevant. Makes sense?
At Dafabet, you can automatically change the odds even after adding them to your bet slip. This means if the odds increase, you can change to the new odds. This will allow you to cash out more.
Speaking of cash-out, you can change your withdrawal amount before cashing out. For instance, if the cash-out amount increases because of changing odds, you can ultimately change to the new cash-out amount.
Very few betting sites in Kenya, if any, have this feature. Pretty interesting, don’t you think?
To activate this feature, simply head to your bet slip section. Here, you’ll need to tick the “Accept higher odds and cashout” box. That’s it. Nothing complicated.
The payment methods available at Dafabet are ones you’re conversant with. These are Airtel Money and M-Pesa.
|Payment Method||Minimum Deposit||Maximum Deposit||Deposit Time||Minimum Withdrawal||Maximum Withdrawal||Withdrawal Time|
|Airtel Money||Ksh. 0.1||Ksh. 10.000||Instant||Ksh. 10||Ksh. 70.000||Within 24 hours|
|M-Pesa||Ksh. 0.1||Ksh. 10.000||Instant||Ksh. 10||Ksh. 70.000||Within 24 hours|
It doesn’t charge M-Pesa and Airtel Money transactions. However, the 20% tax rate that applies to all bet winnings in Kenya applies.
Regarding currencies, It accepts the Kenyan shilling. This means you won’t have to go through the stress of currency conversions.
If you’re using M-Pesa, enter 290067 as the business number, and DAFABET as the account number. For Airtel Money, enter DAFABET as the business number, and DAFABET as the account number.
Millions of Kenyan gamblers bet on their smartphones rather than PCs. Smartphones are convenient, which is why. They make it easier to access a betting site’s features without sweat.
Unfortunately, Dafabet doesn’t have an app for mobile or PC. This, however, doesn’t mean you can’t access it on your mobile device. Notably, the mobile version is web-based. This means you can access it on your phone’s browser.Dafabet’s mobile version functions pretty well on all devices. Thus, you can bet using an Android or Apple smartphone.
Besides the operating systems, your phone’s brand doesn’t matter. Whatever brand you use, you can still access Dafabet’s website.
Regarding your phone’s size, no need to worry. Dafabet’s tech team used HTML5 technology when creating the website. This means every feature, including the fonts, change to fit your screen size.
At Dafabet, you don’t have to sweat to get VIP status. Immediately after you register, you become a VIP member. Sounds good?
There are 4 VIP levels at Dafabet:
When you register for account, you get Bronze status. You can then level up to silver and gold. The platinum level is exceptional because you can only get it via invitation.
Let’s explore these levels to see what you’ll be getting, shall we?
As a bronze player, you must wager your deposit at least once before you can cash out. Speaking of withdrawals, you can only withdraw your winnings twice per day.
It’s worth noting that qualifying for the silver level isn’t hard. You only need to meet the minimum betting requirements (Ksh. 5000) per month. Dafabet will then upgrade you within the first 3 working days of the month.
As a silver player, you must wager your deposit at least once before cashing in. Also, like bronze players, you can only withdraw funds twice per day.
To qualify for the gold status, you must wager Ksh. 12.500 per month. Upon qualification, It will upgrade you within the first 3 days of the month.
The gold level is the highest level to which you can upgrade. It comes with a 13.5% mix parlay rebate. Additionally, you can make 3 deposits and 2 withdrawals per day.
As we said, you can’t upgrade to the platinum level unless by invitation. These are the benefits to expect here:
Creating a Dafabet account takes less than 2 minutes. The reason the entire process is fast is that It doesn’t request KYC documents during registration.That said, here are the simple steps to set up account:
After registering, you need to refresh the page, then log in. You can then deposit using the mobile phone you provided.
Dafabet’s customer support representatives are always on standby. So, in case of any queries, don’t hesitate. They respond at any time of the night or day.
Here are ways you can contact the customer care team:
To enhance their customer service, It has recently introduced the live chat option. With this feature, you can expect quick feedback from a live chat support representative.
But since the feature is somehow new, getting to the stage where you talk to an account agent will take some time. We advise that you use alternative contact means.You can use English or Swahili to air your queries. That’s because it has tailored its features to the average Kenyan bettor.
The telephone option at Dafabet has always been available. It’s a dependable alternative to reach out in case of any issues. Dependable because you get feedback immediately, just like a normal phone call.
Dafabet’s helpline is toll-free. This means you won’t have to worry about loading credit if you want to make a call. You can talk to them on the phone for as long as you wish without incurring any charges.
One of their helplines is 0800 733 488. If it doesn’t go through, try 020 764 3688 or 020 200 5124. Remember that when calling the latter two phone numbers, normal charge rates apply. Also, don’t be afraid to call at night; they’re always on standby waiting for your call.
Although slow in terms of feedback, Email option is also reliable. You can email them at [email protected].
When you email them, you’ll get auto-generated feedback confirming they’ve received your email. You’ll then need to wait for a response to your issue, which takes less than 24 hours.
Dafabet is a reputable online betting site. It is the official partner of the following clubs:
Additionally, Dafabet is the official betting partner of:
That’s not all, though. It is the major sponsor of Celtic FC and Sussex CCC. All these collaborations show it’s a trustworthy betting site.Away from partnerships, Dafabet operates under Asian Betting and Gaming Enterprises Africa Limited. This is a betting company that holds a valid BCLB license (license no. 848).
If you look up Dafabet on the BCLB website, you’ll see it in the 5th position. This confirms Dafabet is a legit Kenyan betting site.
In terms of security, Dafabet ensures your information is safe. It transfers all your information using the latest encryption tools to its servers. Once there, it protects your information using firewall technology.
Remember, some unregulated sites may impersonate it. Such websites are not affiliated with Dafabet in any way. So, you should only play on the official website.
After a thorough review, Dafabet gets a 4.8/5 rating. We take away 0.2 because of two issues. First, It doesn’t have a casino. This is unfortunate for sports bettors who also enjoy casino gambling.
Second, Dafabet doesn’t have a mobile app. Although its web version is flawless on all devices, an app allows quick access to the site.
Fortunately, these two issues are minor and Dafabet can solve them easily. Once solved, other issues based on player complaints can be handled as they arise.
Overall, It is a legit betting site that knows how to treat Kenyan gamblers. It has good customer support, a VIP club, fast payment methods, competitive odds, and generous bonuses. In a nutshell, it’s a site worth joining.