After MozzartBet, PalmsBet Kenya becomes the second online gambling platform from East Europe to penetrate the Kenyan market. This operator from Bulgaria follows in the footsteps of Mozzart in terms of profitable odds and a wide range of betting options for the Kenyan market.
Apart from offering sports betting, PalmsBet also offers online casino gambling with a number of table and slot games available. In terms of regulation, PalmsBet boasts a license from the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) License No BK.0000161.
Unlike other online betting platforms in Kenya that offer registration via SMS, PalmsBet registration is only done online. It’s nothing difficult although registration via SMS is fast and convenient since almost everyone owns a mobile device.
To register online, open the official PalmsBet Kenya website, and on the top right of the homepage, you’ll see “Login.” Click on this option to access the registration page. Enter your details as asked by the operator. These details include your phone number, password, and full name.
Submit your details after verification and you’ll become a member at PalmsBet Kenya. Afterward, enter your credentials in the PalmsBet Kenya login page.
Bet Types on PalmsBet
After your PalmsBet login and deposit, you can place bets on any game you wish. Here are the types of bets available:
- Single Bet: A single bet includes a single event drawn from any sport. The market to include in the bet slip will depend on your preference.
- Multi-Bet: Instead of having only one event in the bet slip, you have as many as you wish (over 10) although the system has a limit.
- Free Bet: A free bet is a wager offered by the operator but allows you to cash out the winnings but after deducting the bet amount. For instance, if you place a bet of 100 Ksh on odds of 1.50 the total winnings will be 150 but you’ll get 50 Ksh after deducting the bet amount (100 Ksh).
Apart from the real games, PalmsBet gives players a chance to bet on virtual sports. As the name implies, virtual sports are simulated events that follow the same rules as the real-life games. This category forms one of the most attractive ones worldwide and PalmsBet offers quite a decent range of sports including archery, badminton, and tennis.
The PalmsBet jackpot game is also known as the Easy 12 and is a sport Tote game featuring 12 football events. These are pre-selected events chosen every week and to participate in the Tote, you need at least 95 Ksh.
Correctly predicting the 12 events will see you pocket a cool 5 million Ksh. However, if you miss out on the top prize you could walk away with consolation prizes depending on how many predictions you get correct. For 11 correct predictions, you’ll get 200,000 Ksh and 50,000 Ksh for 10 correct predictions.
PalmsBet offers some of the best bonuses and promotions in the Kenyan betting industry. In terms of the welcome bonus, the operator splits this into two categories – the casino and sport welcome bonus.
For the latter, new players can expect a 100% match up to 10,000 KES. That means for any amount you deposit on the platform, PalmsBet will double it. To withdraw the bonus sum, however, you must meet the wagering requirement set at 5x the deposit and bonus amount (1,000 + 1,000) * 5. The good news though is there are no minimum odds to rollover the bonus.
For the casino welcome bonus, new players will receive a 100% match up to 50,000 KES on their first deposit. To withdraw the bonus amount, you must satisfy the 20x wagering requirement placed on the deposit and bonus amounts.
Apart from the welcome bonus, you’ll spot other PalmsBet bonus offers such as the 50% bonus up to 1,000 KES courtesy of the Everyday Sports Bonus. This bonus is available to customers every day and you need to meet the 20x wagering requirement set on the deposit and bonus amounts.
There’s also an Everyday Casino Bonus aimed at casino players. Here, players will get a 100% match up to 10,000 KES. Before you can withdraw the bonus amount, you’ll need to wager the deposit and bonus amounts at least 20 times.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
Deposit & Withdraw
Airtel users will have to sit this one out since Palms Bet doesn’t partner with the mobile operator when it comes to payments. In that case, your only option is M-PESA offered by Safaricom. While diversity in this section would be an aspect desired by many gamblers, the M-PESA option is reliable, fast, and secure.
To deposit funds using this method:
- Open your M-PESA menu and choose the Lipa na M-PESA option
- Select the Pay Bill option and enter 718085 as the business number
- Enter your phone number as the account number
- Specify the amount of money you wish to deposit
- Enter your PIN and click on OK to initiate the transaction
Almost instantly, you’ll receive a message from Palms Bet Kenya and M-PESA confirming the transaction. When it comes to withdrawals, players will have two options to choose from. The Palms Bet’s Shop or via M-PESA. The latter is the most convenient.
To initiate an online withdrawal, log into your account, and head to the cashier’s page. Select the withdrawal option and enter the amount of money you want to withdraw. Click on withdraw and you’ll receive your funds within minutes.
In terms of the fees charged, Palms Bet Kenya doesn’t charge any fees for withdrawals or deposits. However, M-PESA imposes certain charges depending on the amount of money in question. For withdrawals, M-PESA charges KSH. 33. Palms Bet Shops don’t charge any fees for withdrawals.
In the same breath, the minimum withdrawal amount is set at KSH. 500 when using M-PESA and KSH. 200 for the players who prefer to use Palms Bet’s Shops.
Unfortunately, Palms Bet Kenya doesn’t come with a native Palms Bet mobile app for either Android or iOS. Nevertheless, players can still enjoy the offers on the platform via a mobile web browser such as Mozilla Firefox and Chrome.
The user interface is great, allowing players to navigate easily. Furthermore, the site is also responsive and optimized for mobile courtesy of HTML5 technology. This means the site will fit on any screen including tablets and mobile phones for a great gambling experience.
To add to that, the mobile version of the site also offers the same number of games and features as the desktop version, so you don’t need to worry about missing out on key events. Having said that, make sure you have a stable internet connection and that your device runs the latest browser.
PalmsBet Casino Review
PalmsBet Kenya is a complete online gambling platform. Apart from being a bookmaker, the platform also offers online casino gambling. Having said that, the casino on offer in Kenya isn’t as good as the one offered by the international website.
For instance, the games listed on the platform are only from one studio – Casino Technology. On the other hand, gamblers on the international platform can choose games from different software providers such as Ezugi, EGT, and Amatic. Furthermore, the Kenyan version lacks a live dealer casino section. Nevertheless, you can look out for over 150 table and slot games.
Pros and cons
- Amazing welcome bonus
- A decent range of sports to bet on
- Numerous markets with high odds
- Doesn’t offer Airtel Money as a payment option
- No live streaming
Should you encounter any problems on the platform, you can
- Live chat: You can chat with a PalmsBet support agent via the live chat function found at the bottom right corner of the page. The service is available 24/7.
- Mobile: Similar to its counterpart, this support option is also available 24/7. It’s also suitable for urgent cases. To call the team, use the number +254 72 850-98-38.
- Email: Unlike the options above, this option is quite slow, with responses expected within 24 hours. If you don’t mind the wait times, send your email query to [email protected].