List of Betting sites in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia has a growing online betting market and it will soon possibly be as large as the markets in Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria. With a massive population of football fans, it looks set to be a very exciting market. This is why we created this page with the full list of betting sites in Ethiopia.

Legal betting sites in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, if you want to operate as a legal sports betting company, you need to acquire a license from the Ethiopia Lottery Board. There are a certain number of licenses available, and at the moment all of them are taken. This means that there is no room for any new betting sites to enter the Ethiopian market, unless the Board increase the quote, or an existing operator decides to sell their license. It is always advisable that you as a player register and bet with the legally licensed operators in Ethiopia. This way you are protected to ensure that if you do have winnings, and you are not paid out, you are able to report the betting company to the ET Lottery Board. Using a legal, local company also means that you will have deposit and withdrawal options which make sense.

Retail Betting sites in Ethiopia

Although the betting companies in Ethiopia do not need to have a retail presence to operate, it certainly makes sense for the to do so. Having a retail presence serves a few objectives.
1. Advertising. By having a betting shop or betting shops, in busy locations, they serve to promote the betting brand itself as a sort of advertisement. Like a billboard would do.
2. Customer service. These locations also enable players to come in and have their issues be solved by a real person, in-front of them, instead of purely via a callcentre.
3. Deposit/withdrawals. Although mobile money is the best option for depositing and withdrawing from your betting wallet, for some players they prefer to go into a shop and make the deposit, or to make the withdrawal of their winnings in cash.

Illegal/offshore betting sites in Ethiopia

As with most betting markets, there are of course illegal betting sites targeting Ethiopian players. There are multiple reasons for this and they can include:
1. The lack of local payment gateways means that players ae used to the difficulty in making deposits and so do not expect an easy solution
2. The potential size of the Ethiopian betting market is huge and this attracts offshore bookies looking to profit from it.
3. As the local licensing is restricted, some of these sites believe they have no choice by to operate without a license.

As we explained above, be careful and rather register and bet with local licensed and regulated Ethiopian betting sites.

Online Sports Betting Companies in Ethiopia

As more and more users become comfortable with betting online, so more and more betting companies will enter the Ethiopian market. Initially it was only the local companies doing so, but a few betting companies operating in other African countries have recently begun to enter and set up shop in the Ethiopian market. This is all good news for the Ethiopian punter as it means more choice, better odds and betting betting products.

Top Sports Betting Sites in Ethiopia

Below you will find a comprehensive list of all the betting sites in Ethiopia, plus links to their individual review pages.

Anbessabet

Like most betting sites in Ethiopia, Anbessabet is focused on football betting. They have quite a few deposit options, including Hellocash, Amole, CBE Birr, CBE, Wegagen Bank, Coop Bank etc.
Anbessabet Review

Odibets

Odibets will hopefully be launcing in Ethiopia soon. Read our Odibets ET Review.

Hulusport

Hulusport are one of the best looking online betting sites in Ethiopia, and they seem to only offer betting on football.
Hulusport Review

Glxwin

Glxwin is clearly the most popular Ethiopian betting site and you can win up to 500,000 ETB. They have Great Odds, Fast Deposit and Fast Withdrawals.
Glxwin review

Abyssiniabet

Abyssiniabet is the only betting site we can find that has a football jackpot in Ethiopia and the only one that is pushing their Android App.
Abyssiniabet review

Bet251

Bet251 is one of the most developed betting sites and they focus mainly on football betting. Their payout bonus is 5 000 000 ETB.
Bet251 review

Axumbet

Axumbet have quite a few sports on offer, including soccer, tennis, basketball etc. They also offer live betting which will only become more and more popular.
Axumbet review

Harifsport

Harifsport focus almost entirely on football betting.
Harifport review

Betika

Betika Ethiopia is a recent betting site, but has been operating in Kenya successfully for many years. They have taken their experience in that market and applied it to the Ethiopian market and will no doubt be very popular. They offer a focus on football and at least 2 weekly football jackpots.
Betika review

Betking

Betking Ethiopia is another betting site that started in another country, this time Nigeria. Betking has been successful in the Nigerian market and have now launched in Ethiopia.
Betking review

Gmitbet

Gmitbet seem like a decent betting site. They are currently under construction so hopefully we’ll be able to provide a comprehensive review shortly.
Gmitbet review

Shegerbet

Shegerbet look like they are run by the same guys who run Gmitbet.
Shegerbet review

Bravobet

We think Bravobet have the potential to become the number 1 betting site in Ethiopia. Their site is slick, modern and they offer the full compliment of fixed odds sports, live and virtuals.
Bravobet review

Lalibet

Lalibet is bare-bone and is not as graphically strong as many competitors in the marketplace, with no banners, no visible promotions on offer, and a weak look and feel.
Lalibet review

Blenbet

Blenbet is a very basic betting site, and seems to be operating offshore, with no local Ethiopian presence
Blenbet review

Ethiobettings

Another poorly designed betting site, with a poor offering for the market.
Ethiobettings review

Winner ET

Winner.et is a locally licensed and regulated Ethiopian sports betting site. They have a decent retail presence and a decent online presence. Plus they offer some nice betting bonuses.
Winner review

Vamos bet

Vamos Bet is very similar to Bravo Bet, and both have a good website and decent betting promotions.
Vamos Bet review

Winbirr

Winbirr are a modern looking betting site operating in Ethiopia. They are a good example of what the future holds for sports betting punters. That being said you actually can’t register and bet online. The site is purely for retail users.
Winbirr review

Gihon

Gihon Betting is a brilliant looking betting site. Modern, clean with promotions, casino and live betting.
Gihon betting review

22bet Ethiopia

22Bet have a site in Ethiopia, but they have not actually officially launched. It seems they have put the site up in anticipation of launching. If their Ethiopia betting site will be like any of their others, expect a great betting experience.
22bet Ethiopia review

Bos Betting

Another cookie-cutter poor experience. Give this a miss.
Bos Betting review

utop

Utop is quite a good betting site, offering a decent experience, while offering all of the betting products a punter would need.
Utop review

Arki Sport

This site seems discontinued
Arki sport review

Nigusbet

Nigusbet are locally licensed and have a basic, albeit decent offering.
Nigusbet review

Championbet

Championbet have a large retail presence and very good online betting site. They are definitely one to watch.
Championbet review

Birrbet

Another site which seems closed down.
Birrbet review

Waliyabet

A decent ET betting site, offering pre-match, a jackpot and accumulator bonuses.
Waliyabet review

Fidelbet

Fidelbet do have a website, but it is only to be used to create the bets. You need to go into a betting shop to actually deposit and place the bet itself.
Fidelbet review

bet24

Bet24.et are a decent site, with a basic but standard offering.
Bet24 review

habeshabets

Very good site, although we are not sure if they are locally licensed.
Habeshabets review

addisbet

Once again, this looks like the same boring basic template used by quite a few of the offshore betting sites targeting Ethiopia.
Addisbet review

activbet

Locally licensed, basic offering.
Activbet review

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How to choose a betting site in Ethiopia

You should focus on what matters to you. Ease of registration, multiple deposit and withdrawal options, frequent betting bonuses and excellent customer service.

Is online sports betting legal in Ethiopia

Yes, it is and it is administered by the Ethiopia Lottery Board. There are only a finite number of betting licenses available and these have all been issued already.