The Gihon Betting site looks sleek and modern, with many functionalities that cater to all manner of bettors. It features a variety of bet types, competitive odds, and special offers. In our review, we look at all aspects of this online bookmaker, including banking, bonuses, mobile compatibility, and more.
To open an account with Gihon Betting, users need to first complete a two-step registration process. You will find the ‘Register’ button in the upper right corner of the screen. To start the signup process, enter your email address and create your password; then, you will be required to provide account details, such as first and last name, country, phone number, and birthday to complete the registration. You can skip this step and fill in your personal details later on. Make sure you’ve provided a valid email that you have access to as you will need to verify your account through it.
Deposits and Withdrawals
One aspect that Gihon Betting could improve is banking. One of the deposit options available to users in their accounts is Flutterwave – the API that lets merchants process credit card and local alternative payments across Africa. Trying to use it, however, returns an error message. If you have the OPay app, you could try using that to make a deposit. You will find both these methods in your account, under the Deposit tab.
Another option to top up your balance is by using a recharge voucher. However, this would require you to use your credit card or e-wallet to first purchase a voucher and then enter its code on the site instead of being able to deposit directly through a card or online wallet to your Gihon account.
Bonuses and Promotions
Although there is no welcome bonus for new members, Gihon Betting runs a promotional campaign throughout the week, which is similar to a jackpot as it lets punters place bets on preselected events. The bettor who has predicted the outcome of all 19 events correctly wins the big prize, and those who have needed just a few legs to hit the 18 mark will be awarded consolation prizes, too.
At the time of writing this review, Gihon Betting is adverting a cashback offer in its Promotions tab, but there are no details on its amount and conditions.
Many bettors, especially those who like the dynamic style of live betting, now use their smartphones to place bets, and Gihon Betting is catering to this group of its users with a mobile-friendly version that retains the sleek design of the main site. It features the sports at the top of the screen, alongside a button for an instant login, while the latest pre-match and live events are just a tap away. That way, you can place bets in just moments in the browser of your smartphone or tablet, without having to download any Android or iPhone apps. All other links, such as registration, voucher recharge, top offer, and events are accessible from a hamburger menu in the upper left corner.
Support and Contacts
Gihon Betting doesn’t support contact options on its website like live chat or contact form. If you have questions or you need assistance, you can get in touch over the phone at +251 91 371 8033 for an instant replay. If the matter is not urgent, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – replies are usually fast and efficient. Alternatively, you can start a chat on WhatsApp.
Although Gihon Betting covers only seven sports, namely football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, handball, baseball, and table tennis, it offers some of the most diverse bet types in Ethiopia. Football matches, in particular, can feature hundreds of options for main markets, halves, goals, penalties, cards, and more. The bookmaker features events from a number of countries, as well as all important championships, tournaments, and competitions for each sport. In addition to the pre-match betting options, there are also many opportunities for live betting. The site also supports a ‘Top Offer’ feature which is constantly updated, so if you don’t have a particular event in mind and you don’t feel like scrolling through all markets, this option comes in handy.
The website is available in six languages and offers a number of functionalities and customization options. Despite the many features that it supports, the platform is easy to navigate and even new users can locate everything they might be looking for with no hassle. The mobile version also boasts a user-friendly design, so even beginners won’t have a problem placing a bet. Gihon Betting is already a popular online bookmaker and adding more sports, including eSports and offering more payment options will definitely appeal to even more bettors.