Minimum Bet Amounts and PayBill Numbers for Betting in Kenya

In terms of proliferation among Kenyan betting investors and fanatics, SportPesa and mCHEZA take the lion’s share. However, since these two sportsbooks launched their services, their minimum bet amounts were Kshs. 100. The good news is that both firms recently lowered their amounts.minimum bet amounts

Mcheza was the first to bow down to competition when it reduced its minimum stake for single bets and multibets on September 20, 2016. Sportpesa soon followed suit when it did so a week later. Here are the different minimum betting stakes for all the Kenyan betting companies.

1. mCHEZA

Minimum stake

While playing on mCHEZA, there are three main types of bets: single, multi, and jackpot bets. You will need Kshs. 50 to place either a single or multibet. However, you have big ambitions and want to play the mCHEZA jackpot, the minimum stake will be Kshs. 100. Although the double amount for the jackpot is reasonable, Kenyan betting on this platform cannot wait for the day the company will slash it too.

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mCHEZA MPESA paybill number

The easy-to-remember mCHEZA M-PESA pay bill number sets the tone for easily depositing money to your account. 295525 is the pay bill number.

Provided you have used MPESA services before, depositing funds to that number will be a breeze.

  1. Navigate to the M-PESA Menu
  2. Select Lipa na M-PESA then choose Pay Bill
  3. Enter the business number as 295525
  4. Then use your mobile number as the Account Number
  5. Specify the amount you wish to deposit
  6. Confirm the transaction by entering your M-PESA Pin

After completing the steps, the amount you specified will automatically load in your account. The mCHEZA paybill charges you will inquire are the Safaricom cuts. At the point you will be ready to take advantage of mCHEZA’s live betting or explore its outstanding market options for the over 40 games it supports.

At the moment, it is unfortunate that mCHEZA does not support other network providers in Kenya apart from Safaricom. Not only is such lack of support inconveniencing to users who would have wanted to bet on the platform but are using Airtel or Orange, but also acts as a limiting factor to the company’s growth.

2. betPawa

Minimum betPawa bet amount

Hands down, betPawa is one of the betting companies in Kenya with the smallest betting stake. At only Kshs. 1, you can proceed to place your single or multibet on this platform. Although using such an amount as stake is rather unreasonable, it might come handy in some situations. In order to curb the unnecessary usage of the Kshs. 1 minimum bet amount, betPawa Kenya has it among its rules that the maximum number of multibet selections you can make is 30.

At the same time, it is worth noting that the minimum amount of money you can with draw from your account is Kshs. 200 while the maximum withdrawal request is Kshs. 1,000,000.

This betting company supports depositing funds to your account via M-PESA and Airtel Money. Just like other sportsbooks in the country, its 290020 pay bill number is straight forward and easy to remember.

Depositing funds via M-PESA

  1. Go to the M-PESA Menu
  2. Select Lipa na M-PESA
  3. Choose Pay Bill
  4. Enter 290020 as the Business Number
  5. Use PAWA as ACCOUNT NUMBER
  6. Specify the amount to deposit
  7. Enter your M-PESA PIN

You will receive an SMS confirming the transaction and you access your funds in your account.

Adding funds to your betPawa account using Airtel Money is equally easy.

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the Airtel Money MENU
  2. Select MAKE PAYMENTS
  3. Choose PAYBILL
  4. Select OTHERS
  5. Enter JAMBOPAY as Business Name
  6. Specify the Amount
  7. Confirm amount
  8. Enter your PIN
  9. Use PAWA as transaction reference

A confirmation SMS will inform about the successful transaction.

This company also supports live betting and market options of over 40.

3. Sportpesa

Lowered Betting Stake

Thanks to competition and a move to retain as many of its users as possible, the current minimum bet amount on Sportpesa is Kshs. 49. However, it is worth noting that this amount only applies for the single and multibets. For this week’s Jackpot as well as the previous one, the stake remains at Kshs. 100. The same amount applies to the Sportpesa Mega Jackpot.

Depositing Money to Your Account

You can deposit funds into your Spesa account via Safaricom, Airtel, or Orange. Since most users on this platform use Safaricom SIM cards, Sportpesa now has two Paybill numbers. The two are 955100 and 955700.

Most people who bet wait until the last minute. As such, it is common to end up being unable to top up your Sportpesa balance. If you keep on getting an M-PESA error while using the 955100 PayBill no, you can quickly opt for the 955700 that would probably be less jammed.

For Airtel users, the depositing username to use is SPORTPESA. On the other hand, 079079 Paybill number will work for Orange users.

4. Betway

The current minimum amount to bet on Betway Kenya is Kshs. 10. Initially, the amount was Kshs. 50 and the reduction is clearly a move to contain competition. The Kshs. 10 applies for the single and multi bets as you will still need Kshs. 100 to play the Shinda Tena Bonanza, the normal Betway Jackpot, or Bonanza.

When it comes to depositing money to a Betway account, this sportsbook only support M-PESA transaction under the paybill no 880185.

Here are the depositing steps:

  1. Head over to the M-PESA menu
  2. Select Pay Bill option
  3. Enter Business no. 880185
  4. Use ‘Betway’ as the Account no
  5. Enter the Amount you want to deposit, which should be a minimum of Ksh10
  6. Input your M-PESA PIN and Send
  7. You will receive a confirmation SMS from M-PESA as your account is automatically debited

You can bet on Betway via SMS or on its website.

5. Betyetu

Betyetu is another Kenyan betting company in the 10 shillings minimum betting amount bandwagon. That has been the amount since its early operational days. Just like Betway KE, it only processes M-PESA transactions whereby the Betyetu paybill number is 850704.

To add funds into your Betyetu account to play the jackpot or normal bets,

Follow these steps:

  1. From M-PESA menu, choose Lipa na M-Pesa
  2. Select Paybill
  3. Enter Business number: 850704
  4. Use account number: Betyetu
  5. Enter the amount to deposit
  6. Enter your M-PESA PIN and send.

You may have to wait for some minutes to get a message from Betyetu to confirm your payment. Although the minimum Betyetu stake is Kshs. 10, you have to hit Kshs. 100 to withdraw. To initiate a withdrawal, send an SMS to 29111 whose content has the letter W followed by the amount. An example of an SMS to withdraw Kshs. 1000 is W 1000.

6. Elitebet Kenya

If you are quickly running out of money, you can resort to betting on Elitebet Kenya. This sportsbook has no minimum betting amount. You can bet using as low as Kshs. 2, which will make sense only if it is a mutibet in order to win big.

To get your groove on with Elitebet, here is how to deposit funds into your account:

  1. Go to m-pesa menu
  2. Select paybill
  3. Use the business number 850700
  4. The account number is ‘elitebet’
  5. Enter the amount you want to deposit
  6. Confirm the transaction by inputing your m-pesa PIN

7. Betika

The minimum stake on Betika is Kshs. 50. This amount applies to the Betika Jackpot, the new Bingwa4 Midweek jackpot, single and multibets.

Betika Account Top-up Steps:

  1. Go to the Mpesa Menu
  2. Choose Lipa na Mpesa
  3. Select pay bill number
  4. Enter business number 290290
  5. Account no. BETIKA
  6. Enter the amount you wish to deposit.

You can also deposit online on the Betika website.

8. 1XBET

1XBET Kenya uses an interest welcome bonus that can see you reap up to Ksh10,000 depending on how much you deposit the first time you sign up. It is one of the best bonus betting platforms in the country so far. You can follow our comprehensive 1XBET deposit/withdrawal guide. We have created a separate guide since 1XBET has more than one deposit options.

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5 Comments
  1. Reply
    Oscar May 15, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I hav tried to place abet with kshs.10 on betway but was unsuccesful .why?

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    vincent August 11, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    i have tried to place a bet on betway with the stake of 10 but unsuccesful why?

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    peter December 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm

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    I have been trying to bet with ksh 42 but its not responding what might be the problem?

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    kip rop December 28, 2017 at 7:31 pm

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