• Leading gaming firm BetLion offers Sh350 million in Africa's biggest jackpot
• BetLion's website is now revamped and easy to use
Excitement has hit the betting industry with renewed zeal among Kenyans. This has been further amplified after today's announcement by BetLion that customers will access the website (https://www.betlion.ke/) at no cost to their internet data bundles.
Interestingly, BetLion are keen to take over the market. They are offering the irresistible Sh350 million 'Goliath' jackpot which they claim is currently the biggest in Africa.
Just last month, the company revamped its mobile website, having the end user's experience in mind and including many new features designed to help users quickly and easily navigate the site.
It follows that more and more people want to know how to use the platform. Here's a simplified tutorial that will be helpful to anyone who would like to place a bet or to win the 'Goliath' jackpot.
- Visit www.betlion.ke
- Click the "Register" button on the home page and fill in your details.
- On successful registration, you will receive PIN via SMS.
Register via SMS and USSD
- SMS JOIN to 40418 or Dial *418#
- On successful registration, you will receive PIN via SMS.
The welcome offer
This offer is available to everyone who registers with BetLion. Simply register and enjoy a Risk Free first bet with BetLion of up to Sh500.
BetLion runs different promotions that may offer "free bets". To use your Free Bet on web, make your match selections, go to your betslip on the bottom right corner and select Free bets at the bottom of the betslip.
To use your Free Bet via SMS, send the following to 40418; GAMEID#Prediction#FBAmount. For example, 5678#1#FB1000
Deposit on BetLion
- Login to your BetLion account and click on DEPOSIT on the top left corner of the site.
- Enter the amount you would like to deposit and click "DEPOSIT" to confirm.
- You will receive an approval request (PIN Prompt) on your mobile phone to enter your Mobile Money PIN.
- Your account will be credited instantly after you enter your PIN.
NOTE: If your deposit does not reflect within 30 minutes, call +254 20 3892425, Email: [email protected]
The minimum deposit amount on mobile is Sh50 while the maximum daily deposit limit for is Sh140,000 with Sh70,000 being the maximum deposit limit per transaction.
Enjoy betting on your PC or mobile device
- On the homepage, you will find a list of games available to bet
- Click on the odds beside the selection of your choice and it will be automatically added to the bet slip (The betslip can be found on the bottom right corner for mobile and top right corner for desktop)
- If you would like to bet on other bet types such as under/ over, click on the button to the right of the odds. This is shown as +52. The number represents the number of additional types of bets available.
- Once you have chosen all of your bets, input the amount on the betslip and click “BET NOW”
Placing bets on SMS
You can bet on all events that have Game IDs, via SMS. Home Win = (1), Draw = (X), Away Win = (2). To bet on a single bet, SMS to 40418 the Game ID, your prediction of the game outcome in 90 minutes and the amount you wish to bet. That is, GameID#Prediction#Stake
For example, "61762#2#1000" is the bet for Barcelona to win Away for a stake of Sh1000. "61762" = Game ID, "2" = represents an Away outcome and, "1000" is the bet amount. You will receive a confirmation SMS reading "Bet Placed Ref - BET-66745 / KSh. 1000.00 on Barcelona @ 1.80 to win KSh. 1800. Bal KSh. 1000. www.betlion.ke"
A bet is deemed to have been placed once the Bet ID has been issued. The winnings are calculated by multiplying the odds by the stake. (for example, 1.80*1000 = 1800)
You can play the jackpot online or via SMS and there are two Jackpot offers, namely
- The Goliath jackpot which has 20 jackpot games and 3 reserve games. The reserve games are used in case one or more of the main jackpot games is cancelled, abandoned or postponed. They will be used in the respective order to replace the cancelled, postponed or cancelled game(s). Each Jackpot ticket is KSh. 100.
- The Midweek Jackpot which has 15 jackpot games and 3 reserve games. The reserve games are used in case one or more of the main jackpot games is cancelled, abandoned or postponed. They will be used in the respective order to replace the cancelled, postponed or cancelled game(s). Each Jackpot ticket is KSh. 50.
To play via SMS
- Send the code: "JP" and the 18/23 predictions of the pre-determined games to 40418. For example: “JP#21111XX212212X2X2X” Where “JP” is the Jackpot ID and “1111XX212212X2XX” represents the predicted outcomes from the first game to the 18th/23rd game, in that order.
- You will receive a confirmation message via SMS: "BET: 2516 You placed JackPot JP#1X22222XXXX111212X21 Amount: KSh100 Pos.WIN: KSh350,000,000 Bal: KSh1780" or "BET: 2517 You placed JackPot JP#1X22222XXXX11X1 Amount: KSh 50 Pos WIN: KSh50,000,000 Bal: KSh1780"
To play online
- Log into your account, navigate to the jackpot tab (on the side menu if using mobile and top left corner if you are on a computer).
- Make your selections then click on PLACE JACKPOT BET. You can also make random selections by clicking on LUCKY DIP or select all the favorites (teams with the lowest odds) by clicking on SELECT FAVORITES.
- You are a winner when all your 15/20 predictions match with the games’ outcomes. The main Jackpot prize and Bonuses are shared equally among all winners.
NOTE: If any game among the 15/20 jackpot matches used to determine the prizes are cancelled/postponed, they will be replaced by those listed as “reserves” in the order of appearance on the reserve list.
For Midweek Jackpot
One of the 15 Matches – 16
Two of the 15 Matches – 16 & 17
Three of the 15 Matches – 16, 17 & 18
For Goliath Jackpot
One of the 20 Matches – 21
Two of the 20 Matches – 21 & 22
Three of the 20 Matches – 21, 22 & 23
In the event of four or more matches being cancelled or postponed, the complete Jackpot will be deemed void and all stakes refunded to player accounts.
To contact BetLion, call helpline on +254 20 3892425. You can chat with their agents any time by simply clicking the chat icon on the bottom right of the website. You can also send an email to [email protected]