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The sports betting scene in Ethiopia is still growing and there are not many local online betting platforms available.
Most Ethiopian punters play on foreign-based bet-sites, mostly based in the UK, but there are a handful of local ones that could pique the interest of Ethiopian punters.
Hulusport is one of the best online bet-platforms in the country and while it is not of the standard of many leading African brand names, it still offers a professional looking portal, and a substantial football market.
There are no other sports to place bets on, and soccer action dominates from landing page across all the page links.
There is no discernible football jackpot, but there is a market for leagues across the globe, so the action is constant, relevant and up to date.
They offer soccer markets from all the major European leagues as well games from across the globe.
The list of international leagues can be found running down the left-hand flank of the main landing page.
The right-hand side of the main page shows off a large bet slip, and this feature is prominent and shows stake amount and well as return value for bets.
The main menu directory is negligible with only two tabs available, namely results and news.
The directory at the bottom of the landing page explains the site’s terms and conditions but unfortunately this is in a local language and unintelligible to English speakers. The site landing page appears in the same language but there is a link in the far-right top corner where a punter can change the language written to English.
This makes reviewing the terms, conditions, rules and ‘how to play’ sections unreadable for English speakers.
The Hulusport site is well-presented and the lay out is out of the top drawer and despite the local market not being as strong as Nigeria and South Africa for example, there is still enough of a football bet market to get excited about.
Ethiopia has a very poor percentile of people that have access to continuous connectivity, ranging at the 5% mark, and this means the market is extremely narrow.
Sports betting is growing in the country, especially in the past year and if hulusport.com can add some promotions and alternate game play like live in-play betting, then it could lose market share to the big European brands as well as two local sites that provide a bit more depth in terms of live play. There is a live play link but the bet-markets are not as comprehensive as many in Africa and beyond.
But aside from that the platform is one of the best-looking and comprehensive in the country.
Signing up and logging in is simple and can be done by clicking on the respective tab in the far-right top corner.
Hulusport is full licensed by the Ethiopian National Lottery Administration and has a decent social media presence.
The provider will also do well to add a football jackpot, especially as it is soccer heavy.
There is no explanation on how to bet, deposit or withdraw, at least not in English, and while it could be in the site’s terms and conditions there is no specific links to this important info.
The currency is in Birr but there is no understandable minimum or maximum bets, deposits or withdrawals (again not in English).
Under the ‘news’ icon, on the main menu directory there are details, addresses and phone numbers for 51 physical retail outfits, and it is a reasonable deduction that deposits and withdrawals can be done at these spots, with a code being used to fill the punters’ e-wallet.
The platform is pleasing to look at and offers intense league action from across the planet, so it is worth a visit for local punters.