The late 20th century (and early 21st century) saw the rapid development of technology and computer science. This was the time that the internet truly became an unavoidable part of everyone’s life. Nowadays, there is nary a household in the world that doesn’t have internet access, and that development began in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The development of the internet has led to the simplification of quite a lot of things, including communications, employment, and of course, gambling. It was in the early 2000s that the first online gambling and betting sites saw the proverbial light of day. Nowadays, betting and gambling is done mostly online, as it is quite easier and more streamlined.
How Does Online Betting Work?
While it has been around for two decades now, online betting has only recently begun to gain traction in the mainstream, especially in developing countries like Kenya, India, South Africa, etc. Because of this recent rise in popularity, in this section of the article, we are going to explain how online betting works, and make some things about it clear.
Online betting sites are websites where prospective and seasoned punters alike can go, and follow the latest news on their favorite sport, while simultaneously being capable of putting a bet on their team/player of choice. One benefit that online betting sites have over land-based bookies, is the casino section of the website, which allows users to play their favorite gambling games against friends or strangers, from the comfort of their own home.
But just what is it that makes online sports betting so enticing? One of the biggest advantages of online betting sites is the fact that they offer free bets.
What Are Free Bets?
The offer of free bets is one of the main reasons that the popularity of online betting has seen a huge surge in recent years. In Kenya, especially, online betting sites have seen a massive increase in popularity recently, and many of these betting sites offer quite a lot of free bets at a frequent rate. But what is a free bet?
It is simple, a free bet is a type of bonus which is given to users of online betting websites. A Free Bet bonus lets the punter place a bet without wagering any money. There is no set value for free bets, and the amount varies depending on the website and situation. In essence, free bets let punters place a bet without taking a major risk.
The majority of betting sites available to Kenyans offer free bet bonuses to new users, as well as, to seasoned players and punters. This is one of the major reasons for the shift to online among Kenyans.
How Can You Get Free Bets?
A large number of the websites in Kenya offer free bet bonuses to new players. This means that all one has to do in order to get free bets, is simply register with a given website and collect their welcome bonus.
Many of those new to the idea of online betting and free bets may ask the question “So what is the catch?” As with anything that is “free” there is a bit of a catch. In order to gain access to the free bet bonuses offered by most betting sites, one must first make at least the minimum required deposit to the betting site. However, the free bet bonus more than makes up for this.
However, once registered with a website, a user will keep being awarded free bets on a regular basis, so that the website might entice them to keep using their services.