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Fortebet Sports Betting Review 2020

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Up to 1,000,000 UGX
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5.2
Up to 1,000,000 UGX
T&C APPLY, 18+ ONLY
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POSITIVE
  • Streamlined Registration Process
  • Active Sports Markets
  • VIP Program
NEGATIVE
  • Limited Sports Markets Available
  • No Live Streaming Option
  • No Cash Out or Bet Builder Options
  • Streamlined Registration Process
  • Active Sports Markets
  • VIP Program
  • Limited Sports Markets Available
  • No Live Streaming Option
  • No Cash Out or Bet Builder Options

Introduction

Fortebet is one of the most popular sports betting bookmakers in Uganda. The bookmaker is only available to residents of Uganda, and is renowned for the various football markets it offers. Initially called FortuneBet when it was founded in 2014, the bookmaker’s name was changed to Fortebet in 2016.

While there is no doubting the fact that Fortebet is one of the best bookmakers in Uganda, the question is not with respect to the bookmaker being good. Rather, this review seeks to address whether Fortebet is the best bookmaker in Uganda, and whether it is the perfect option for you, going forward. Is Fortebet truly the best bookmaker out there? Read on to find out, and learn much more.

 

Registration Process


  • Straightforward registration process
  • An email is to send to your registered email address to confirm your account
  • Your account is credited with 1,000 VIP points as soon as you verify your email address

Fortebet registration process - Fortebet Sports Betting

The registration procedure at Fortebet is quite straightforward to say the least. Once you are on the bookmaker’s website, look towards the top right of your screen. You must click on the “Register Now” option. Once you have clicked on the option, you will be redirected to a screen, which will look the above mentioned image.

You must enter your First Name, Surname, Mobile Number, E-mail Address, and Date of Birth. You must choose a unique username for yourself, and enter a 9-digit mobile number. It must be noted that Fortebet is only available for residents of Uganda, and no other mobile number will be accepted by the bookmaker, other than a mobile number which is registered in the country.

Only you have filled out all the above mentioned details, tick the “I have read and accepted the General Terms and Conditions” option, and click on the “Register” option will appear at the bottom of the registration form, as soon as you have ticked the “General Terms and Conditions” box.

It must be noted that the “Register” option will not appear on your screen, if the username that you have chosen, has already been taken by someone else. In this case, you must choose a different username.

Fortebet succesful registration - Fortebet Sports Betting

As soon as you click on the “Register” button, you will redirected to a screen which looks like the above mentioned image. You must verify your email address, by opening the email sent by Fortebet, to your registered email address, and by clicking on the provided link. Once you click on the provided link, your Fortebet account will be credited with 1,000 VIP points.

It must be noted that the credited VIP points do not constitute the only Welcome Bonus at offer, at Fortebet. We will get to the Welcome Bonus at offer, at Fortebet, in an upcoming section of this review. That being said, Fortebet does not redirect you to its “Deposits & Withdrawals” page – You must click on the option manually.

Deposits and Withdrawals Options


  • Three deposit options are available
  • Minimum deposit fee starts from 500 UGX
  • Funds are transferred to your Fortebet account within 3 minutes

Fortebet deposit and withdrawal options - Fortebet Sports Betting

Once you are done with the registration process, as mentioned before, you will not be redirected to the “Deposits & Withdrawals” section. You must click on the “Deposits & Withdrawals” option, present on the top left of our screen. Once you have clicked on the option, you will see a screen which looks like the above mentioned image.

Being a rather new bookmaker in the general scheme of things, Fortebet offers just three deposit options. You can choose to visit any of the bookmaker’s shops and deposit your funds there, or pay via Airtel Money, or MTN Mobile Money. To deposit at a shop, all you have to do is give a customer representative at a shop near you, your username, and the amount of money that you want to deposit.

It must be noted that once you deposit money at a Fortebet branch, you will receive a slip for the same, which you must keep carefully. The minimum deposit amount at a branch is 1,000 UGX, while the maximum deposit limit is unlimited. When it comes to depositing funds via Airtel Money, your Airtel number must be registered with Fortebet.

Using Airtel Money is an easy way to deposit funds, via your phone. The minimum deposit amount is 500 UGX, while the maximum deposit limit is 5,000,000 UGX. Once you initiate a transaction, funds will be deposited to your account within 3 minutes. Standard Airtel Money fees will apply for the same.

As is the case with Airtel Money, when it comes to MTN Mobile Money, your number must be registered with Fortebet. The minimum deposit amount is 500 UGX, while the maximum deposit limit is 4,000,000 UGX. Your transferred funds should reflect in your Fortebet account within 3 minutes of initiating a transfer. Standard MTN Mobile Money fees will apply for the same.

Unlike most popular bookmakers, Fortebet offers just one withdrawal option. You must visit a branch near you, to withdraw your winnings. The minimum withdrawal amount for the same is 1,000 UGX, while the maximum withdrawal limit is unlimited.

It must be noted that you must first initiate a withdrawal request, by clicking on the “My Account” option, at the top right of your screen, and by then clicking on the “Cash Out” option, which will appear on your screen.

You must enter the amount you want to withdraw, and a 4 digit code will be sent to your registered mobile number. You must give a customer representative at a Fortebet shop near you, this 4 digit code, and your username, after which he/she will give you your winnings.

Welcome Bonus


  • 1,000 VIP points are sent to your Fortebet account as soon as you verify your email address
  • At the time of writing, a welcome bonus of up to 1,000,000 UGX is available
  • Certain terms and conditions apply for the same

Fortebet welcome offer - Fortebet Sports Betting

At the time of writing, Fortebet offers two exciting welcome bonuses to its customers. Firstly, once you register and verify your email address at Fortebet, you are sent 1,000 VIP points, which you can use to your benefit – We will explain how you can use VIP points in a later section.

Fortebet also offers its customers, a welcome bonus of up to 1,000,000 UGX. There is no welcome bonus code for the same, and all you have to do is make your first deposit. Once you have made your first deposit, you are eligible to receive a welcome bonus. That being said, you will receive up to 100% of the welcome bonus, on the amount you deposit, if you follow the mentioned terms and conditions.

You must bet ten times the amount you have deposited, in order to receive the bonus amount. Once you have done this, you will receive a bonus amount in instalments of 10% of the first deposit you made. You must have over 5 or more selections on your betting slip, with odds of over 3 per selection, for it to be counted towards the bonus scheme.

You can only place a maximum amount of 100,000 UGX on bets, for the bets to be considered on the bonus amount. The bonus amount is available to you for a year, and you cannot withdraw funds from your account, until you exhaust your bonus. If you do withdraw funds before that, the remaining bonus amount will be declared void.

Sportsbook Promotions


  • No promotional offers are available at Fortebet

At the time of writing, there are no promotional offers available at Fortebet. Instead, the bookmaker has a dedicated “Best Shots” section, which gives insights into the various plays employed by customers who won big money on Fortebet. You can click on this option to read inspiring customer winnings stories, and probably bet along the same lines.

Fortebet’s idea is to inspire customers by showcasing these stories, and encourage them. That being said, we hope that Fortebet offers promotional offers in the near future, as all the best bookmakers do offer some. That being said, Fortebet has increased their maximum winnings on a ticket to 1 Billion UGX, and offers the highest possible winnings on a ticket, in Uganda.

 

VIP Program

Fortebet vip member club - Fortebet Sports Betting

Fortebet offers an excellent VIP program for its customers. Once you have registered on Fortebet, you are automatically enlisted to their VIP program, and you will receive a welcome bonus of 1,000 VIP points, and a VIP Club card. We believe that you must visit a branch near you to receive this card.

Here is how you earn VIP points on Fortebet:

1-2 Matches: 1 Point

3-4 Matches: 2 Points

5-6 Matches: 3 Points

7-9 Matches: 4 Points

10-12 Matches: 6 Points

13-15 Matches: 8 Points

16+ Matches: 10 Points

You must place a bet using your VIP Club card at a branch near you, or at the comfort of your home, and win VIP points for each 1,000 UGX or more bet you place. For example, if you place a bet on 8 matches, for 80,000 UGX, you will receive 80*4 = 320 VIP points. Similarly, if you place a bet on 10 matches, for 100,000 UGX, you will receive 10*100 = 1,000 VIP points.

Once you earn 2,000 VIP points, you can place a bet of 2,000 UGX for free, as 1 VIP point = 1 UGX.

Pre-Match Offer


  • Football betting is the most popular option on Fortebet
  • Fortebet offers odds on seven sports
  • Competitive odds are on offer

Fortebet pre-match offer - Fortebet Sports Betting

At the time of writing, Fortebet offers odds on seven sports, including Football, Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Ice Hockey, and American Hockey. Among the seven sports it offers markets in, football is most popular among punters. At the time of writing, Fortebet offers over 30 markets in football, including odds on leagues and teams in over 25 different countries.

Fortebet offers a variety of different minimum, and betting limits, as per the odds that you are backing, and the selection that you make. That being said, the maximum winnings you can obtain from a ticket, is 1 Billion UGX – The highest winnings amount in Uganda. You must always read the terms and conditions attached to a bet that you want to place.

That being said, you must always perform your due diligence as well, and scout several different bookmakers for a bet that you want to place, and place a bet on a bookmaker, which offers the best odds. Bookmakers earn profits off bookmaker’s margin, which is the margin which exists over a 100% market, and you must know how to determine this margin.

The higher is the margin, lesser are your chances of actually winning a bet. A margin below the 110% barrier is ideal, as it hints at an active, and competitive market. To calculate bookmaker’s margin, you must determine the Odds Overround for a betting selection. This number can be calculated for a betting selection, by first converting each individual outcome into a decimal number.

You must then divide each individual result by 100, and add all of the ensuing results together. We performed this, for a match in the English Premier League, and the Odds Overround was found to be 102.19, which indicates that the bookmaker’s margin is low, hence, the market is active, and competitive.

Esports

Esports are extremely popular among young gamers, and punters, and it is quite disappointing that Fortebet does not offer odds on Esports. Fortebet’s market is dominated by football, and we hope that the bookmaker offers odds on popular Esports, in the near future.

 

Other Specials

Fortebet does not offer odds on any specials, like Politics, Entertainment, and Celebrity Gossip. This too, is an area they need to work on, in order to provide their customers with a larger variety of markets to punt on. We hope that Fortebet offers odds on specials, in time to come.

 

Cash Out and Bet Builder

Most popular bookmakers offer an option to Cash Out, and Build a Bet, via Bet Builder. Unfortunately, Fortebet is not one of them. The Cash Out option is particularly popular among punters looking to make use of the in play feature, and cash out to retrieve partial winnings, if they feel that they may lose a bet. Bet Builder too, is quite popular, as it allows punters to create a custom made bet, in due accordance to their wishes. That being said, we hope that Fortebet works on this, and offers these two options in the near future.

Live Offer


  • In play option
  • Large selection of in play markets
  • You can easily review the schedule of in play matches, and plan your betting schedule accordingly

Fortebet live offer - Fortebet Sports Betting

To make use of Fortebet’s live platform, drag your cursor on the “LIVE” option, present on the main navigation bar at the top of the bookmaker’s website. Click on the option, and you will be directed to Fortebet’s “IN PLAY” section. You can choose to punt on the many matches currently in-play. Click on any of the matches enlisted in the “IN PLAY” section to witness the various betting selections available for the match, and track minute by minute action of the match.

Unfortunately, Fortebet does not offer a cash out option, so you must place you bet wisely. You can also witness Fortebet’s betting schedule, by clicking on the “SCHEDULE” option, which is present to the right of the “IN PLAY” section. Unfortunately, Fortebet does not provide for live streaming facilities. Given Fortebet’s football betting variants, they could have offered their customers a live streaming facility for football matches.

That being said, we hope they work on this in the future.

Security


  • Licensed by The National Lotteries Board of Uganda
  • Available for residents of Uganda only
  • Safe and secure

Fortebet is licensed and regulated by The National Lotteries Board of Uganda, for both its Sportsbook, and Casino sections. The bookmaker is available for residents of Uganda only, and is among the safest, most secure bookmakers, in Uganda. Fortebet offers its customers a wonderful betting environment, with a caution to practise safe betting.

While the bookmaker does not come with a dedicated safe betting centre, you must bet wisely, and ensure that you do not over exert yourself. Betting over your threshold of capability can harm your physical, and mental being, let alone waste away your hard earned money. That being said, Fortebet does not have any links to criminal behaviour, and activity.

All your transferred funds are secure on the platform, and you need worry about hackers leaching on your funds, or using your personal information for malicious purposes. Fortebet separates all operational costs from the winnings generated on the bookmaker platform. This ensures that they can pay you back, if they ever go out of business.

All casino games, have numbers generated on a random basis, and Fortebet does not have any control over this whatsoever. You win money according to the effort you put into the process, and Fortebet has no knowledge of the odds you are betting on, your winning, or losing a bet or game. Fortebet is a secure platform, and this should not be a constraint against not choosing this platform.

Service and Customer Support


  • You can contact customer support via E-mail, and Free Phone Call
  • 24/7 customer support is not available
  • You can contact a customer support representative via Facebook as well

Fortebet customer support - Fortebet Sports Betting

When it comes to customer support, click on the “Contact Us” option, present on the top left the bookmaker’s website. Once you click on the option, you will be redirected to a screen, which looks like the above mentioned image. You can choose to either call a customer support representative, or e-mail Fortebet.

In order to call a customer support representative, you must dial the number 0800 202 202. If you seek to evoke a formal response to a query that you may have, you can send across an email, at info@fortebet.ug. You are likely to receive a response within 24 hours of your sending an email.

Unlike most new-age bookmakers, Fortebet does not offer its customers with an option to chat with a customer support representative on the bookmaker website, which is disappointing to say the least. That being said, if you scroll down to the bottom of the bookmaker’s website, you can click on the “Facebook” option, present towards the extreme right of your screen.

You can choose to contact a customer support representative through Facebook, by clicking on this option. We hope that Fortebet works on providing for 24/7 customer support, and expands its customer support options as well, by providing for a live chatting facility.

Design and Usability


  • Eye pleasing design
  • Website is very easy to use and navigate through
  • No hidden options

Fortebet comes with a pleasing design, composed of a gentle mix of orange and black, with a hint of white. There is no complexity of design, and all options are readily available to click on, through the website’s main screen. To contact a customer support representative, click on the “Contact Us” option, present towards the top left of the website. The “Deposits & Withdrawals” option is present to the right of the “Contact Us” section.

On the top right of the website, exists the “My Account” option. You must click on this to view and edit your account details, or to request a withdrawal. The website’s main navigation bar consists of the website’s “SPORTSBOOK”, and “LIVE” sections. To witness the various sporting odds at offer at Fortebet, click on the former, while you must click on the latter to access the bookmaker’s in play section, and schedule.

At the centre of the bookmaker’s website, exist popular betting odds, for upcoming matches, and to its right, exists your current betting slip. At the left, exist the various sporting markets at offer at Fortebet, and options to click on the most popular football markets, that punters usually bet on. If you scroll down to the bottom of the website, you will see several options, including witnessing the bookmaker’s terms and conditions, and privacy policy.

The licenses that Fortebet holds too, are displayed at the bottom of the website. You can access the bookmaker’s Facebook page, by clicking on the “Facebook” option, present at the extreme right of the website’s bottom.

Mobile


  • No applications are available for Android and Apple users
  • Mobile-friendly website is available

At the time of writing, Fortebet does not provide for mobile applications, for Android and Apple users. This is a let-down, as most popular bookmakers do offer their users mobile applications. The bookmaker comes with a mobile-friendly website though, and options to make mobile-friendly deposits, via Airtel Money, and MTN Mobile Money.

If you open the bookmaker’s website on your mobile phone. You will see that the bookmaker’s outlay differs, from the desktop version. There is an option to register, and login at the top right. While the bookmaker’s main navigation bar is present right below that. You can click on any of the sport icons below that, to lead yourself to the markets at offer, for that respective sport.

Apart from these options, no other options exists on the mobile-friendly website of Fortebet. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will see an option to switch to the desktop version of the bookmaker. This is recommended, as there are several more options in existence, when it comes to the desktop version. That being said, we hope that Fortebet works on mobile applications, for Android and Apple users, in the near future.

Other Products


  • Casino, and Virtual Soccer are available
  • Several exciting Casino Games

Fortebet other products - Fortebet Sports Betting

Fortebet offers several Casino Games to play, and odds on Virtual Soccer. Fortebet has not yet expanded to other products like Arcade, Poker, and Bingo, among others, and we hope that they work on this in time to come. That being said, there are several fantastic Casino Games on offer at Fortebet, among which Hell Game, and Horror Joker are quite exciting, and our favourite.

You must try other games as well though, if you are interested in the Casino markets Fortebet has to offer. Virtual Soccer is an exciting, yet unpredictable market to punt on, and Fortebet offers a new Virtual Soccer game to punt on, after every five minutes, as is displayed on their website. You must click on the “CASINO” or “VIRTUAL SOCCER” options, present on the main navigation bar, to access any of these markets.

Summary


While there is no doubting the fact that Fortebet is an excellent bookmaker for punters in Uganda, the question was never about Fortebet being a good bookmaker. Rather, the question was about Fortebet being the best available bookmaker for you. After having reviewed the various facets of the bookmaker, we have come to the conclusion that there may be better options than Fortebet, on the market.

Talking about Fortebet’s pros, the bookmaker offers a streamlined registration process, which is simple. The bookmaker offers an excellent VIP program, which gives you 1,000 VIP points as soon as you register on the bookmaker platform. Fortebet provides for an equally enticing welcome bonus.

They offer excellent odds on football, and are a secure, and reliable platform. That being said, Fortebet offers only three deposit options, and one withdrawal option. The bookmaker does not provide for any promotional offers, which is quite disappointing. Its welcome bonus too, comes with rules which are very stringent, making it quite difficult to obtain.

Fortebet offers odds on only seven sports, and does not offer odds on Esports, and specials like Entertainment, Politics, and Celebrity Gossip, among others. This a huge let down, as it minimizes the number of markets at offer, for punters to bet on. The bookmaker does not offer live streaming for any sport, nor does it come with a bet builder, or cash out option.

The bookmaker does not provide for a mobile application for Apple and Android users, and has limited other products, among which Casino and Virtual Soccer are the only options. While Fortebet does well, at the things it does provide for, it needs to offer much more to its customers, to be the biggest force in Uganda.

Fortebet is one of the best in Uganda, when it comes to football, and we hope that they improve on their cons, to become a more rounded bookmaker. That being said, if football is the only market you are interested in, look no further than Fortebet, as the bookmaker offers extremely competitive odds for football.

Nishant Bhattacharya is a football lover, and a staunch Liverpool supporter. He has been working as a writer for over 11 years and loves to write on sports and technology.

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