AfroSports Betting is a betting service provider which is licensed by the National Lottery Administration and operates land-based betting shops in addition to an online platform that supports football and basketball events. Find out more about the site and its features in our review.
As with many other Ethiopian bookmakers, Afrobetting accepts phone numbers as account identity, so those looking to open an account with the operator, need to provide a valid phone number they have access to. The registration link is at the top of the screen and the signup process requires that only a full name and number are provided.
If you’ve completed the processes successfully, you will be able to log in using your phone and password. Later on, you can add more personal details to your account such as address and email which might be necessary in case further verification is required. Registration is free, and there’s no verification required at the time of opening an account.
Deposits and Withdrawals
At present, online deposits are not supported, which means that in order to have funds in your online account wallet, you will first need to visit a branch to make a deposit. Withdrawals are also paid out in branches, but you will need to initiate it online by going to your account dashboard and clicking on ‘Withdraw.’ The site says that a transactional fee applies to withdrawals, but it doesn’t specify the amount.
Bonuses and Promotions
There is no information about any promotional offers such as welcome bonus, free bets, or cashout on the Afrobetting site. There is a jackpot tab, but it has displayed a ‘No jackpot for now’ message for a few days in a row.
If you’ve ever used an online bookmaker platform, you will have no trouble making your way round the Afrobetting platform on both desktop and mobile. There are no iOS or Android apps to download, so if you’re planning on placing bets from your iPhone or Android smartphone, just open the browser and enter the URL. You will find the current events occupying most of the screen and the two sports available for bets, as well as the options for login and registration, at the top of the screen.
Support and Contacts
Afrobetting still hasn’t added an FAQ page and the Terms and Conditions page is empty, so before placing bets you might need some more information. There are no contact options on the site such as live chat or a contact form. You can get in touch by calling +251943571656 or +251919024029. Another option is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a number of social media links, but they appear to be broken or no lead to an active account. The operator has recently become active on a different Facebook account, so it’s best that you look it up and not use the links from the website.
Even though AfroSports is licensed by the Ethiopia National Lottery Administration, which should provide some reassurance that its activity is monitored and regulated, the website needs to be updated in order to provide users with relevant, accurate information. At the time of writing, there is no information on the betting service except for a very succinct ‘How to Bet’ page. All the other pages from the ‘Important Links’ list are empty, and an FAQ section has not even been added. This means that any new user who would first like to know more about the operator will need to contact customer care for information.
In terms of betting options, the sportsbook offers only football and basketball. It covers football events from 15 countries and leagues, while bets on basketball can be made only on games from France, Italy, and the USA. The range of markets is a pretty standard affair, too. Given all this, in addition to the lack of online payment options, this platform would be best suited for punters who visit the land-based shops and would use the website for the occasional online bet. However, those bettors who are looking to do their betting exclusively online have better offers when it comes to banking and betting options.