Bonus hunting is the only way you can make 100% guaranteed free money from sports betting. This is a well-known secret among pro sports bettors that we use to come up with a substantial amount of cash to fund our bankroll (money set aside for betting). You can easily come up with thousands especially if you know just how to go on a bonus hunt, just like we do every once in a while, especially when new betting sites are launched.
In this chapter, we will take you on a bonus hunt that will first start with some of our local sites so that you can a better understanding of what a bonus is, then proceed to show you how to take advantage of REAL bonuses from international betting (including how to join from Kenya), and finally how to guarantee you don’t lose your bonuses through matched betting.
INTRODUCTION: DEPOSIT BONUSES AND FREE BETS
First, what is a bonus? Most sports betting sites usually reward their new customers with incentives through bonuses to encourage them to sign up. Often, these incentives come in two forms.
- Deposit bonuses
This is the most common category of sports book bonuses and it means that the bookie matches your first deposit with a certain percentage up to a certain amount. Generally you can play with the bonus amount straight away, but you are required to wager the bonus amount a certain number of times in order to be able to withdraw the bonus. This is called the turnover requirements.
Another common requirement is that you must play at a minimum odds for your bet to count towards the turnover requirement.
- Free Bets
A free bet is another common bonus on offer on some sports betting sites. With a free bet a sports betting site usually allows you to place a bet with the bookie providing the stake for you to use to place your bet.
In most cases the bookie will only allow you to use your free bet on selected matches but you can still use free bets to come up with some descent winnings.
This free bet can be offered when you are signing up to a new betting site, but on international betting sites it is common for bookies to offer free bets in many ways to current customers.
BONUS HUNTING ON LOCAL BETTING SITES
Although there are very many Kenyan sports betting sites, the sports betting landscape is still developing and only very few betting sites offer any real bonuses, but I will take you on an easy and short bonus hunt that should give you a better idea of what this involves.
Deposit bonuses will give you even more betting cash than free bets. Most betting sites that I use often double the first deposit bonuses of up to $100 (Sh.10,000). This means that if you deposit Sh.10,000, the site doubles the amount to Sh.20,000.
1xbet is the only sports betting site in Kenya with a 100% deposit bonus on your first deposit of up to Sh.10,000. This means that if you deposit Sh.10,000, the site doubles the amount to Sh.20,000. 1xbet supports MPESA and Airtel money deposits.
HOW TO CLAIM THE 1XBET DEPOSIT BONUS
- Sign up to 1xbet.com through this link.
- Verify your account.
- Deposit any amount of up to Sh.10,000.
- The site will double your first deposit. We recommend that you deposit Sh.10,000 so that you can end up with Sh.20,000 once the deposit bonus has been processed.
At the moment, most other local bookies will give only a fixed deposit bonus irrespective of the initial deposit, although they usually require a minimum deposit.
However, this doesn’t mean we should ignore them, these can still be a source of some funds for our bankroll.
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Eazibet has a much easier deposit bonus to access. Eazibet has a Sh.50 Free deposit bonus for all new customers. In this case Eazibet will award you Sh.50 Free betting cash when you deposit more than sh.150 to the website on your first deposit. Read more about the first deposit bonus on Eazibet here.
This is also another newly launched betting site where you can place bets on many sports including basketball, Cricket, darts, ice-hockey, and football of course. They also provide a deposit and referral bonus for users.
KWIKBET bonus scheme is currently available for the following users:
- Top Up Bonus. Top up over Kshs. 200 and get Kshs. 50 bet bonus.
- Referral bonus of Kshs. 50 will be given to users who refer their friends to KWIKBET by sending ACCEPT#FRIEND’S NUMBER to 29020. Those referred are required to fund their accounts within 48hrs to enable the referrer earn their bonus.
First let us start with sites that offer free bets which are easier to redeem since most of them don’t involve many minimum deposit requirements.
- Betpawa Free Bet
To redeem this offer, click through our special invite link to claim your free bet. Betpawa only offers a Sh.25 stake to place on a pre-selected bet. However, sometimes they raise the stake up to Sh.75 and if you are a good bettor you should be able to easily double or triple this stake on one single bet. No deposit required.
HOW TO CLAIM BETPAWA FREE BET
- First, sign up to the site to get to the freebet page. The size of the freebet offered varies. On most days, it is at Sh.25, but on some weekends it is increased to Sh.50 or Sh.75. Just make sure to sign up to get the best deal on the free bets offered.
- Pick who you think will win in the provided match.
- Done. Now just enter your phone number and password and wait to reedem your free bet.