Sportpesa is one of the largest sport betting companies in Kenya. With millions of Kenyans betting regularly, here is how to start betting with Sportpesa.

Tips on How to Succeed in Sports Betting in Kenya

How to register on Sportpesa

To start betting, you need to first register. There are two ways through which you can register as a member.

SMS Registration

This allows you to register with an SMS.

Step 1: Send the word “GAME” to 79079.

Step 2: Read the terms and conditions. These are sent to you in form of a link after sending the word GAME.

Step 3: Send the term “Accept” to 79079 after reading and accepting the terms and conditions. After successful registration, you will receive both a username and password to use.

Online Registration

This allows you to register online through the mobile app or website.

Step 1: Log in to the sportpesa portal and click register.

Step 2: Put in your phone number and password. You will receive a code on your phone to confirm ownership.

Step 3: After confirmation. You will be ready to start betting.

After successfully creating a sportpesa account, you should then proceed to make a deposit. This enables you to place a bet in the market.

How to deposit money in Sportpesa

There are 3 ways how to deposit money in your sportpesa account. These include;

1.  Direct phone deposit

Step 1: Visit your mobile money app (M-pesa or Airtel Money)

Step 2: Go to lipa na M-pesa and select paybill. Input the paybill number 955100 or 5212121 for Safaricom. For Airtel, use 955100 or SPORTPESA.

Step 3: Put in the account number. This should be your registered phone number.

Step 4: Put in the amount and complete the transaction. The funds will reflect on your sportpesa account immediately.

2.  USSD deposit

Step 1: *790# on your phone. Then select option 4.

Step 2: Enter the amount you are depositing then submit.

Step 3:  Enter your pin on the pop that will appear.  After this, funds will be credited to your sportpesa account.

3.  Online / App deposit

Step 1: Log in to your sportpesa account either via the website or through an app.

Step 2: select the deposit option. You should then input the amount.

Step 3: Input the pin to complete the deposit.

How to start betting with sportpesa

After successful registration and funding of your account, you become eligible to start betting with sportpesa.

There are various types of bets that you can place with sportpesa. These include;

  • Single bet
  • Multibet
  • Megajackpot

Just like the name, a single bet is when you only make 1 bet option. A multi-bet is when you put many bet options at once. Jackpot is a timely bet that the betting company offers with a set payment amount.

Normally, most jackpots involve more than 10 sports games.

Key items you need to know when betting

  • Tax – Recently, the government introduced tax measures as a measure to regulate the industry and also make revenue. Currently, the tax is 20% of your winnings. Hence, if you win 1000 shillings, you will be deducted 200 shillings as tax.
  • Risk – Betting carries a huge amount of risk depending on your betting style. Hence, you should only bet with the money you are willing to risk.
  • Market research – success in betting requires adequate market research. This will give you enough knowledge to learn and evaluate the market.

In case you encounter any challenges in this process, you can contact sportpesa customer care for resolutions on the below channels.


Phone: 0755079079 / 0709079079

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