Abyssinia Bet prides itself on being the first fully licensed football betting operator in Ethiopia and is focused on offering punters a variety of markets on events from over 30 countries with an easy-to-use website and Android app. Find out more about this bookmaker in our review.
In order to be able to place bets on the Abyssinia Bet website, you will first need to create an account. That would require you to be at least 18 years old and have a valid phone number. As with many other online sportsbooks, you will find the registration link in the upper right corner of the screen.
The only details necessary at the time of registration are your full name and phone number. Later on, you can add further data to your account like email and address information, but there is no need to go through a verification process at the time or registering, so you’ll be ready to log in and start making bets in just moments.
Deposits and Withdrawals
To add funds to your wallet, go to your account and select ‘Deposit.’ You will be able to make a deposit through your HelloCash Lion account. The minimum deposit amount is set at 20 ETB. Withdrawals can be made through HelloCash Lion, too, or at a branch. To start a withdrawal process, click on ‘Withdrawal’ in your account and then enter the amount you wish to withdraw and then select whether you’d like to receive your funds through your HelloCash Lion account or at a shop.
There are transaction fees charged to withdrawals but there is no further information on their amount. The minimum withdrawal amount is 20 ETB for both the mobile and branch payments.
Bonuses and Promotions
Currently, there are no promotional offers for new or existing members of Abyssinia Bet. The operator hosts jackpots, but there are no details or conditions on those listed anywhere on the website.
As soon as you open the Abyssinia Bet website for the first time, a land page will prompt you to choose between the options to place bets through the desktop website or on an Android app. If you’re using an Android device, you’d naturally opt for the app; however, clicking on the ‘Android Download’ button doesn’t initiate any download process at all and just takes you to a mobile-friendly version of the site that looks pretty much identical to the main version.
Perhaps the app is still in the works and Android users will soon be able to download it from the operator’s site. Until then, they can use the responsive version that is also available to users whose mobile devices run on iOS. However you like to place your bets, you will find that both the desktop and mobile version of the sportsbook are easy to navigate, with the current events taking the central part of the screen and the sports menu to the left, while the betslip and account are to the right.
Support and Contacts
At the footer of the Abyssinia Bet site, users can find links to informational pages, such as Terms and Conditions, How to Bet, and Responsible Betting Policy but these are all still empty. Their ‘Support’ section which can be accessed from the landing page, contains a couple of short articles that provide very little information on football betting. So, anyone who has any questions regarding the betting process, banking, or any other matter will need to contact customer care. Sadly, there is no live chat option or a contact form available on the website, but there are phone numbers and an email listed that can be used to get in touch with client support in order to obtain more information.
The Abyssinian Bet website was launched in 2019 and operates under a license from the Ethiopian National Lottery Administration under the Sport betting License Directive, so this may provide some peace of mind to users. However, the lack of any information on the website in the form of FAQ or general T&Cs may prompt some bettors to take their business elsewhere.
The sportsbook offers only football and basketball markets but it doesn’t provide the variety of countries and bet types that other specialized football betting sites feature. The platform can be confusing as some links that are available from the landing page can’t be accessed once you’ve chosen the desktop or mobile version. Overall, this site is most likely to appeal to punters who already visit Abyssinia Bet shops and would like to take their football betting operations online with the same operator; however, new users who are looking for a welcome bonus, live betting options, and more sports would probably look elsewhere.