Activbet is an Ethiopian-based betting service which has recently launched an online platform in addition to its land-based network of betting shops and is now offering punters the option to lay their wagers from their computers and phones. Find out how to register and use the Activbet website in our review.


Setting up an account with Activbet is a simple one-step process. Although the site requires you to enter more details than other platforms that support registration via mobile phone only, the sign-up process takes just moments. All the data you need to provide is contained within a single registration form which is available upon clicking on the red Register button.

Once you’ve filled in all mandatory fields, including your name, phone, and email, you will need to select a language and create your password. There is no need to provide any documents for account verification at the time of registration. If you have provided the correct data, you will be able to log in and make your first deposit in order to start placing bets.

Deposits and Withdrawals

Activbet supports a number of payment methods, both online and offline, which will cater to different types of bettors. There are two mobile options – HelloCash and M-Birr, and HelloCash customers can choose to make their payments through Lion bank or Wegagen bank. The minimum amount for a deposit made through a mobile payment method is 50 BIRR and the maximum is 10,000 BIRR.

If you don’t want to use online services to make your deposit, you can take advantage of the possibility to make a direct pay-in cash payment at an Activbet branch near you. You can also purchase a prepaid card at a shop, which you can then use to make a deposit online. The card can also be shared with your friends. There are no maximum limits for deposits made in cash or with a prepaid card. The minimum amount for a direct pay-in cash deposit is 10 BIRR and 50 BIRR for deposits made with prepaid cards. All deposits are free of charge and processed instantly.

If you’ve had a streak of successful bets and you’d like to cash out your winnings, or you’d simply like to initiate a withdrawal, you can choose between a mobile HelloCash payment through Lion bank or Wegagen bank or a direct pay-out at an Activbet shop.

Bonuses and Promotions

The Activbet online platform is primarily focused on facilitating instant bets for its users rather than functioning as a fully-fledged online bookmaker so you won’t see the typical promotional offers such as deposit match-ups or free bets. Currently, the site doesn’t display any bonuses for new and existing customers and there are no Activbet bonus codes to be used. However, the Terms and Conditions page of the site states that certain bonuses can be paid out to a customer at the operator’s discretion. The customer will be notified via email, on the website, or at a betting shop.

Mobile App

The Activbet platform is a good choice for punters who prefer managing their betslip and account from their smartphones or tablets. The site has a standard layout which puts the current and upcoming matches at the center of the screen, and the responsive mobile version sticks to this navigation, with the sports menu available in the left upper corner and the betslip in the right upper corner of the screen.

Whether you’re using an Android or an iOS, there is no need to download any apps in order to use the Activbet platform on your device. Simply enter the URL in your Safari, Chrome, or other mobile browser and start making transactions and bets hassle-free.

Support and Contacts

Activbet has a detailed Terms and Conditions page where aspects of account management, banking, and placing bets are covered in detail; however, there is no FAQ page. If you’d like to get answers to your questions or seek assistance, you can contact the Activbet client center by filling in a contact form or sending an email to support@activbet.com. Alternatively, you can get in touch with a representative over the phone by calling +251 989 929 292. If you visit a land-based Activbet betting shop, you can also ask the operator for information and help with the betting process.


Although Activbet seems designed to function as an addition to the network of betting shops, it offers more features and betting opportunities than other similar platforms. Members can choose whether to use the platform in addition to placing bets at the land-based shops or to bet exclusively online, as they have all provisions necessary for it, like the options to create a new account and use only online banking methods.

The online platform offers a variety of markets on a number of sports, including the most popular soccer, tennis, cricket, boxing, and more. Bets can also be placed on more niche sports like curling, floorball, and futsal. At any given time, there are options to bet on events from over 80 countries as well as different leagues, tournaments, and club competitions. The website also supports live betting, with different events available at all times. Overall, this is a good choice for Ethiopian bettors and if the operator adds more betting options like eSports, it will appeal to an even broader audience and expand its presence in the country.


  • How can I open an account?

    You can create an online account by filling in the registration form on the website or have a customer card issued at a betting shop.

  • Is there an Activbet bonus?

    Activbet may issue a bonus to individual members whenever they deem appropriate. The customer will receive a notification when there is a bonus available to their account. The Activbet online platform doesn’t advertise promotional offers.

  • What is Activbet Customer Card?

    The Activbet customer card allows members to use the betting services at a betting shop. You can apply for a card at any shop and use it to make deposits and withdrawals at the respective venue.

  • What sports can I bet on?

    There are almost 20 sports, with hundreds of markets for the most popular ones such as soccer and tennis.

  • Are there limits on winnings?

    There is a general limit on winnings of 1,000,000 BIRR per betting slip.

  • How much can I withdraw?

    The maximum amount that can be withdrawn via direct pay-out is your account balance and there is a weekly general limit on withdrawals of 1,000,000 BIRR per customer.