Waliya is an online sportsbook that is licensed by the National Lottery Administration and offers markets on soccer and football. In our review, we will discuss all aspects of the website such as banking, mobile app, and customer care to help you decide if this is the right Ethiopian sports betting site for you.


In order to be able to use the Waliya betting platform, you will first need to set up an account. All that’s necessary to complete the registration is to enter your full name and phone number. Then, you can log in to your account using the account information you’ve provided during the registration. There’s no need to go through any verification at the time of registering.

Deposits and Withdrawals

Waliya is a newly launched betting platform, so some aspects are still in the works. At the moment, online banking is not supported, so deposits can be made only at a branch. Withdrawals can be initiated in the account panel and once the request has been processed, funds can be received at a Waliya shop.

Bonuses and Promotions

There are no promotional offers advertised on website at the time of writing this review. There is a Jackpot tab where users can look up the preselected events and participate for a chance of winning the big prize.

Mobile App

The Waliya website has a standard layout for a sportsbook, with the sports to the left and the betslip to the right, while the latest events are presented in the central part of the screen. This layout has been successfully translated to the mobile version of the site which scales across all screens to afford ease of use. The responsive version of the website is entirely browser-based, so you won’t need to download any apps in order to use the sportsbook. Simply load the website on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device and you’re ready to place bets.

Support and Contacts

Waliya has a detailed Terms and Conditions page where most aspects are explained, but since it’s easy to get lost in such a load of information, you might want to contact a customer care representative at some point. Be it to get help with a payment or to ask a question about the betting process, you can get in touch by calling one of the three numbers listed at the footer of the website. Or you could send an email to waliyabet@gmail.com if you don’t feel like making a call.


Waliya is a new operator which needs to polish a few aspects such as the lack of online banking options and any promotional offers. It is focused solely on soccer and basketball, so naturally, those looking for other options won’t stick around. And those who do will probably find the inability to place bets in real time disappointing. If you don’t mind these drawbacks, you will find events from nearly 40 countries and premier club tournaments and national championships. You can place bets on popular leagues such as Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, and more, and each event offers a wide range of markets.


  • What can I bet on?

    Waliya supports only soccer and basketball markets.

  • Is Walyia licensed?

    Waliya holds a license from the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia National Lottery Administration.

  • How can I deposit?

    Deposits can be made at land-based shops. Online deposits are not possible at the moment.

  • Is there live betting?

    Currently, Waliya doesn’t offer in-play betting.

  • Why can’t I access my account?

    Waliya accounts that have been inactive for more than six months are considered dormant. Contact customer care to find out how to activate your account.