The online sports betting business is starting to thrive in Zambia, and while it lags the likes of Kenya and Nigeria, there is limitless potential.
There are only a dozen or so recommended bet-sites in the country and here is a list of all the major players in the industry.
The Zambian online bet operators will need to take lessons from the leading sites across Africa and should all be offering a first time deposit bonus, as well as a free bet feature.
These promotions are vital in an emerging market, and with less competitors the chance to create a brand name is up for the taking.
Some international brands like eazibet, premierbet, betpawa and supabets have a foot in the door and local operators will have to up their promotional game to compete well.
The list includes the site names, free bet offers as well as those who feature a first time deposit bonus.
Premierbet.com/zm – The premierbet site is hosted in Zambia and the operator provides both a welcome bonus (200%) and a free bet of 50 ZMK. The bonuses are well advertised on their landing page – with a large banner on the top-middle of the screen). This is not always the case on many bet platforms and premierbet should be acknowledged for the marketing of their specials.
m-bet.co.zm – M-bet surprisingly, and disappointingly does not appear to offer any welcome first time deposit bonus, nor do they give out free bets as part of a promotional giveaway. This is an odd tactic given that a high percentage of bet sites in the country and across Africa offer clients a variety of give-aways.
betpawa.co.zm – Betpawa is a well-established African online sports betting brand and the Zambian version is similar in style, content and game play. The site offers a 100% welcome first time deposit bonus.
eazibet.co.zm – The EaziBet sports betting sites across various African countries always offer a host of promotions, and the same can be said about their Zambian portal. The site gives out a 100% welcome bonus as well as offer free bets to loyal customers in their ‘Stake Back’ feature. Incidentally they also offer a ‘refer a friend’ bonus.
supabets.co.zm – Supabets is another franchise model now operating in Zambia. They offer a 100% welcome bonus, in line with other major competitors in the field. They do not offer an exclusive free bet option, but provide a cash boost for multi bets, up to 100% (if won then this implies free bets for punter with extra winnings).
gsb.co.zm – This site may not be the most recognised in Zambia but is a decent portal, but importantly they do not offer any bonuses. There is no welcome bonus not any option for free bets. This is poor marketing for a site that is trying to compete with well-known betting operators.
Bolabet1x2.com – The site does not offer a welcome bonus, but does offer the original stake back if a multi-bet (minimum five games) only loses one leg. This is in essence a free bet to have another tilt at substantial earnings. The site is not one of the big players in Zambia and will do well to add a first time deposit bonus.