Betika: Mobile Review and Guidelines for Android and Apple iOS
An in-depth overview discussing functionality, design, and installation instructions of the Betika mobile betting app.
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Here is the guide for mobile browser-based, iOS, and Android versions of the Betika sportsbook. Also, you might be interested in reading our complete fair review of the Betika bookmaker company.
Betika offers 3 distinct platforms to bet via mobile:
- Mobile website
- Android apk. app
- iOS app
All options are developed smartly: they’re functionally similar while the mobile native apps simply use up less of your battery and perform more stably.
First, create an account. The sign-up process might seem complicated, so we invite you to read our Betika registration guide.
For Android, click Betika App in the upper part of the mobile website. There, you will see 2 buttons, one leading to the App Store Betika page and another – to the direct .apk file Android download.
For Apple iOS users, go straight to the App Store and type “Betika” in the search field.
Click Download for Android in the upper part of the “Mobile App” Betika website page.
Approve the installation. The .apk file will start loading now.
By the time the file has been downloaded, press it in the browser’s “Downloads”.
Sign in your account.
Possibly, one of the popups will say that they cannot verify the source of the “unknown app.” If this is the case, just go to your mobile’s Security settings and switch on the “Unknown sources” option.
This is pretty straightforward:
Search for “Betika” in your App Store.
Click “Download” and then “Open” after the app’s installation is done.
The mobile Betika website offers all the opportunities of a good bookmaker site.
Right at the main page, a player sees 2 large “Registration” and “Login” buttons, along with promotions for all types of sports bets available. A breakdown according to the days of the week, as well as a section for the next 48 hours, this is a handy feature many users will love. Apart from that, a lite version is available for users lacking battery charge or experiencing low-speed internet connection. Plus, you can set up light and dark themes for your mobile app.
Immediately after launching the mobile app, it’s evident that the design does differ from the mobile-browser. In the app, bets and categories look less cluttered, buttons – more minimalistic and pretty. Also, a bet slip shortcut is at its permanent location in the right-hand corner of the screen, which some users will find convenient while others – a bit irritating. Generally, the app seems a little bit more orderly, manageable, and considerably more swift.
If you were a first-time Betika customer, we would recommend you to download Betika app right away.
Fundamentally, the range of functions operable is similar for both mobile Betika apps and the mobile site version. However, we have stumbled upon the Super League branch that failed to load in the app but was easily accessible via the good old browser website.
Even though a minor issue, this precedent raises concern about more potential bugs in the mobile app. We hope apparent errors like the one we mentioned are going to get fixed soon.
- Step 1 – In the Android application, choose “Profile” among the 4 bottom buttons
- Step 2 – Log in to the Betika app
- Step 3 – Enter your mobile phone number and password. For emergencies, there is a “Forgot password?” little button to help you recover the pass via the SMS with a verification code sent to your phone number.
The mobile site is slightly different yet not less distinct: click the “Login” button in the centre of your screen from the primary front page, following by the basic authorization process.
All available betting offers are listed in chronological order on the main page. By clicking on the “All Sports,” you will be able to select specific sports among the list of 19 diverse sports, e-sports games supported by the Betika company. The next window will tell you to choose among the available leagues.
Additionally, sports can be navigated easily from the “Home” section via the horizontal sports-list. You will not encounter specific breakdowns per league and country, whereas just “Top Countries and Leagues” will be displayed. One exception we have found is soccer, where accurate categorization is nicely offered.
Still, the betting process goes smoothly: there’s a wide choice of bets, stakes are added to the bet slip and placed easily. In the bet slip, tax subtractions are shown, and an option to “Share” your bet is given – a unique shareable link with the selected stakes is generated for your private distribution. Interestingly, this feature did work on the mobile site instantly. In contrast, the mobile app threw an error and asked us to try again.
Precise live statistics updated online is exhibited for all matches, from football to table tennis. Dynamic visual representation of the playing field along with deeply in-detail statistics, win probabilities, lineups, history of previous matches, and the current event’s timeline are informed continuously.
Additionally, a Live Stream feature is accessible by all logged-in users. Recently, Betika Kenya has also introduced the Betika TV section, supposedly for live streaming purposes. At the time of our testing, a single cricket play was live.
Deposit and withdrawal are conducted through the M-PESA and AIRTEL payment systems. Both top-up options can be used on the standard mobile website and mobile applications 24/7.
Depending on the method you use, SMS may be required to be sent or occasional charges imposed. For now, unfortunately, those are the only legitimate ways to replenish your Betika account.
Step-by-step guides for using the Kenyan payments hostings are described in our comprehensive review of the Betika bookmaker.
As a form of customer support, Betika offers a punter 4 options:
- Dial the customer care numbers
- Shoot an email
- Contact Facebook or Twitter-based support pages
- Check out Betika Help Center (frequently asked questions)
Surprisingly, no live chat assistance is available, which is generally deemed one of the most effective customer service measures. Do not be afraid that your issue is not going to be resolved – it will simply take more time to receive help.
From what we have seen so far, the mobile Betika application platform feels stable enough to enjoy a mediocre experience. A little sketchy – minor bugs and errors occur from time to time – and clumsy at the moment of mid-2020, we have high expectations that the app is being fixed and improved soon.
- In-depth live statistics and streams
- Extensive sports categorization
- Light & Dark themes
- Easy to find and install Betika app
- Slight accidental glitches
- The interface may seem cluttered
According to our experience, the mobile website version did sometimes show a smaller number of functional flaws. If you’re short on device memory, using the basic browser version will be just fine. Nevertheless, the application undoubtedly wins in terms of design and performing speed.
Considering this, determine what is of priority to you, and make an appropriate choice.