(Last Updated On: May 12, 2014)
A new way to make money in Kenya has just arisen. SportPesa was launched in Kenya early 2014. It is a sports betting lottery owned by Pevans East Africa Limited. Football fans can place monetary bets on their favorite teams and stand to win instant cash if their prediction comes true or lose their money if it doesn’t. A number of people have been able to get more than 10 times the amount they placed a bet on. You really have to be good at predicting the game outcomes.
How to register for SportPesa
You have to be over the age of 18 year to be eligible to participate in the sports lottery. You can register online on their website sportpesa.com or via SMS by sending the word “Game” to 79079. You will get a username, PIN and mobile operator paybill number to deposit funds into your account.
How to place a bet
There are two modes of placing a bet. You can do it via web or via SMS.
Via web: On their website it is straight forward. All you have to do is click on the team you think will win or draw them write down the amount you want to bet on the dialogue box on the top right.
Via SMS: SMS to 79079 the Game ID, then team you predict to win within 90 min and amount you are betting eg 8962#2#200
The types of bets
There are two types of bets, single bet and multibet. The minimum amount you can bet is sh100 and maximum is sh20,000. Single bets are based on betting a single amount on a single game while a multi-bet is based on betting a single amount on more than one game whereby the odds will be multiplied to determine your possible winnings. In a multi-bet you will only win any money if all your predictions come true. You can combine up to 20 picks in a single multi-bet.
SportPesa has a weekly jackpot which is the hardest amount to win since it has only specific games to bet on and you have to bet on all the games plus get the predictions right to be able to win the jackpot amount. The amount to be won is as high as sh5,083,360.
Gambling can be addictive and only bet what you willing to lose. Its all about being lucky. You can either make a lot of money all lose a lot of cash.