betPawa is a bookmaker which is based in the African continent and which works only with African citizens by accepting Zambian, Kenyan, Ugandan, Tanzanian, Ghanaian and Nigerian customers.
In Zambia, the bookie works only through the company BetBio Zambia Ltd with a license number 110 provided by the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Zambia. The bookmaker offers 24/7 sport bets and casino games which are available via any device with internet connection – mobile phone, tablet, laptop and computer.
Although betPawa is one of the most well-known bookies in Zambia and probably most of the betting fans are familiar with it, we would like to make a detailed review for its products and services. Even if you have any experience with this gambling platform, we are confident that here in this article you are going to find something new about it!
Bets on sport events
betPawa has a specific specialization and its football betting. This is why the bookie offers almost no other sport types. Such a policy has both: weak and strong points because the company’s traders are able to spend more time and resources on finding good football bets (and this is why they do offer some of the best football bets in Zambia, by the way), but on the other side, punters might feel a bit limited especially if having interest in betting on sport types like tennis, basketball and boxing.
The weak presence of the other sport types is doubtlessly a negative side, but yet, football is the number one sport discipline in our country and one way or another most punters will still place football bets.
And football fans do have at their disposals a rich menu with bets. You can check out this menu via the button called Sport which is located in the top right corner of the mobile version. By clicking on the button you will see the following sections:
- Live Now – The section where bets on live matches are offered. There are bets for both: truly big and popular events, as well as matches from less popular leagues like the one for the substitutes in Denmark, for instance. Although the bets in real time offered in this betting website are not accompanied by any special functions (like statistics, live streaming and so on), they always come with hot information about the scores and the odds (this data is updated in 5 minutes).
- Next 48 Hours – Ordered in chronological line, starting from the soonest ones here you see all the matches appointed for the upcoming 2 days. It is where you have the chance to place a bet in the very last minute for those matches that are not included in the live betting program.
- Jackpot – This is a jackpot game with predictions on matches. This game takes place every week in Sunday and includes only the events appointed for this day. The fee for participation in the game is only K 1, while the jackpot amount is K 100 000. The one who wins the jackpot is the punter, who succeeds in predicting all the matches correctly, while the compensating games are offered for all customers with minimum 9 correct predictions.
- Popular Bets – This is the page with the matches from the next days that punters mostly place bets on.
What makes us an impression is that the odds in this bookmaker are significantly dependant on what punters place bets on. This is how we find differences from two, three or more tenths in comparison to the betPawa’s versions for the rest African countries. What does all of this mean to us? It means that you will be provided with very high odds for the markets that are basically underestimated by the other punters. For instance, if the majority of the audience in this Zambian betting website places bets on a win for Real Madrid in the El Clasico event, you will get a fantastically profitable odd for a bet on Barcelona to win.
One of the things we don’t like about this bookie’s sport betting page is that there’s no way for us to see all the sport disciplines in one menu – what we are generally used to see in other bookies. In other words, what we have to do at first is to select a certain sport type from the drop down menu and then, we will see an individual menu that is devoted especially to this sport type.
Besides football, the bookmaker offers other sport types like tennis and basketball and with nearly 10 tournaments / championships, as well as single events from the following disciplines: rugby, American football, cricket and volleyball.
Most bookmakers have a website, but no mobile website version, however in betPawa the case is completely on the contrary – the betting operator has an excellent mobile website version, but at the expense of this the desktop website version is nothing more, but an enlarged alternative to betPawa Mobile.
If you bet via smartphone or tablet, you will feel more comfortably and everything will go smoothly and faultlessly, but at the expense of this the desktop version seems too simple and plain, though.
Bets on casino games
betPawa is a great page for sport fans, but not for casino games lovers, no doubt. There are only two games in the casino page. They are called Jacks or Better and Lucky Roulette. The graphics in both of these games have nothing do to with the modern 3D games bookmakers like 1xBet offer and thy mostly look like a product developed by a school buy, but not professional job.
Registration + funding account
The registration in betPawa is easier than anywhere else you can register to place online bets, because it requires from you only to type in your mobile phone number and to choose a password to login. When you press on the button called Join Now you will see these two fields. And when you fill them in you will get a playing account in this gambling house. The account will be activated once you enter your PIN code, which by the way, you will receive only few seconds after your registration and via SMS message. This PIN is used only for the account activation and later, to login you need to only type in your password.
The deposits and withdrawals in betPawa are made via the standard payment methods – either via Airtel, or via MTN. The bookie boasts of having no fees over the financial transaction or any requirement for a minimum bet and deposit amount. The only minimum requirement amount here is for the withdrawal and it is K 20.
Bonuses and promotions
As a new customer with an official account in this betting house you will get a free bet at an amount of K 5. There are no special requirements you need to concern to get this promotion.
The other betPawa’s special offer is the chance for you to have any accumulated bet of yours doubled as long as it has at least 20 selections. For the accumulated bets with less selections (yet, not less than 5) you will get 10% to 50% increase of your eventual profit.
Customer support service
This African bookmaker’s website has a very convenient link for direct connection with its representatives via Facebook Messanger. We strongly recommend you this way for reaching the customer support team in betPawa as it is the most convenient one as long as you have a Facebook account, of course.
The other communication methods in this betting operator are chat via WhattsApp, e-mail message or a visit to any physical department the company has located in Ntinda and Kampala. The customer support service is with working time from 7 AM to 11 PM, while the working time for visits in the physical shops is from 8 AM to 4 PM.