Fortebet, considered one of the most popular bookmakers in Uganda, owes its reputation to its wide selection of football match markets. Initially called Fortunebet in 2014, the online betting establishment has now been called Fortebet since 2016. So far, only Ugandan residents have access to the site, however the popularity is generating a considerable influx of users.

Overview of the site

Fortebet’s website has a visually pleasing design that is easy to navigate. From the main page, there are easily accessible options. All the essential tabs are located at the top of the page, including the customer support, financial transactions and player account sections. The main menu bar includes the ‘Sportsbook’ and ‘Live’ sections. While the former displays the various odds available, the latter provides access to the games section and the betting calendar. In the centre of the page are the betting odds for upcoming matches and on the right is a space dedicated to the betting slip. On the left hand side are various options leading to the most popular football markets. At the bottom of the page are several other sections, including the bookmaker’s terms and conditions and privacy policy, licenses and the Facebook option.

Mobile application

Fortebet does not have an app to download for the Android and iOS operating systems, which is a drawback. However, there is a website that is perfectly suited for small screen devices. Its strength lies in the ability to carry out financial transactions via your mobile phone. Other advantages include access to all of the bookmaker’s services through a navigation bar below the registration and login tabs. Several sports icons will help you find the most interesting markets. We also recommend using the desktop version, which also has many other options. At the bottom of the page there is a pane to switch to this functionality.

Operating license

Fortebet operates under license number 3, issued by the National Lotteries Board of Uganda. The betting establishment is among the most reliable and secure platforms in Uganda. Since the site is able to guarantee the anonymity of users’ personal and financial data, they can play and place their bets with confidence.

Users’ registration

Creating an account at Fortebet only takes a few minutes. Once on the site, activate the “Register now” button. After the pop-up window appears, fill in the required fields with your first name, last name, mobile number, email address and date of birth. Then enter a username and enter a mobile phone number. As Fortebet only accepts residents of Uganda and registered customers within the country, any other telephone details will be invalid. Below the registration form, tick the box to agree to the bookmaker’s terms and conditions and then click the ‘Register’ button. Check your email and click on the link provided to confirm your account. Then make a deposit to start your first bet. The next time you log in to Fortebet, all you have to do is press the ‘Login’ button, after entering your username and password.

Bonuses and promotions

Fortebet gives 1,000 VIP points as a welcome bonus when you activate your player account. As a new member you will also receive a 100% welcome bonus on sports betting, up to UGX 1,000,000. In accordance with the bookmaker’s terms and conditions, you must wager 10 times the deposited amount to receive this reward. The bonus is divided into 10% increments of the first deposit made. Your betting slip must contain at least 5 selections, each with odds of 3 or more. In addition, the maximum deposit allowed is limited to UGX 100,000. The operator gives you one year to use the bonus amount, however no withdrawals are allowed until the bonus is exhausted. So far, the web does not have any promotional offers but has dedicated the special section “Best Shots”. This page offers a comprehensive overview of the games that have allowed customers to cash in large amounts at Fortebet. Today, Fortebet outdoes itself by offering the highest winnings, including a ticket worth UGX 1 billion.

Betting and gaming offer

The catalogue of sports events at Fortebet includes almost 9 sports, including football, tennis, basketball, handball, volleyball, ice hockey, American football, snooker and boxing. Each sport has its own type of market. There are over 30 markets for football alone, not including odds in many leagues and teams from 25 different countries. To find out more about betting and odds, go to the Sportsbook section. For live fans, move your cursor over the ‘Live’ option. You will then be redirected to the ‘In-Play’ section. You are then free to make your predictions on the matches in progress. In addition, you can manage your betting selections and get a visual of how the match is going. Unfortunately, there is no live streaming function yet. On the other hand, e-sport events are a type of entertainment that is extremely popular with young punters. The only drawback is that the bookmaker has not yet offered any odds margin.

In the casino section, Fortebet has extended its offer to many types of fantasy games. Among the favourites of the players are roulette, Hell Games Slot and Horror Joker. You can find out more in the ‘Casino’ section. And if you take a look at the ‘Virtual Soccer’ section, there’s no stopping you. Every 5 minutes, Fortebet lets you experience exciting moments to place bets on the new virtual football game.

Available payment methods

Fortebet offers you three different and convenient methods, whether it is a deposit or a withdrawal of winnings:

  • Payment at a local branch. Simply provide the agent with your username and the amount you wish to deposit. In return, you will receive a slip as an invoice. Keep it carefully;
  • Payment via Airtel Money. This choice requires the registration of your Airtel number with Fortebet. The transfer time to your account will only take 3 minutes. For this operation, a fee will be charged ;
  • Payment by MTN Mobile. The procedures are identical to the previous option, except for the amount to be paid. Please read the conditions under the heading ‘Deposit & Withdrawals’.

It should be noted that the bookmaker only offers one withdrawal option and invites you to collect your money from the nearest branch. But first you have to initiate a request by clicking on the ‘My account’ tab, then on ‘Cash out’ when it appears. The remaining steps require you to enter the amount to be withdrawn, a 4-digit code and your user name. Present this information to the shop manager, who will hand over the winnings to you.

Customer support

To reach Fortebet customer support, simply click on the ‘Contact us’ option. You can call an advisor by phone via the number provided. For email enquiries, you will receive a response within 24 hours. In addition, click on the Facebook tab to start a chat with a representative of the site. Fortebet does not yet have a chat function. A solution will probably be provided in the near future.

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