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  • July 20, 2024

How Does Player Bet in PlayaBet: Short and Comprehensive Guide



How can I launch the PlayaBet Kenya app download? Do they have an application at all? How do I place wagers?

If you are struggling with these questions, this guide is just what you need. So take a few minutes out of your day to get the long-awaited answers.   

Frankly About PlayaBet

For starters, everything is fine with PlayaBet. The company operates in Kenya officially and legally. The BCLB license number is 0000215, for your information.

Do they have downloadable software? No, they don’t. 

Is this a barrier to play? No, not either.

Where to Play

You can play on the bookmaker’s website, which is available in both desktop and mobile browsers.

So whether you’re sitting at home in front of your computer, in a public space with a laptop, or at a bar with a smartphone, PlayaBet’s online sportsbook is at your complete disposal.

What to Play

All in all, it’s a classical sports betting platform, although with some extras.

On the site, you can put either pre-match or in-play wagers, choosing a specific market, league, tournament, and country. As for sports, there are plenty of options to bet on, such as:

  • Football
  • Boxing
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Volleyball

In addition, you can stake on virtuals, play engaging jackpot competitions, and participate in encouraging promotions. 

How to Start

Once you hit the website and click the “Register” button on the top right, you’ll open an online registration form. 

The sign-up procedure is as simple as ABC, as it only requires you to key in your valid Kenyan phone number and a 4-digit PIN code. 

It’s even easier to join by SMS, in which case the bookie will create a PIN for you.

To replenish your PlayaBet account, you only need to be a Safaricom client, and then you are free to decide how exactly to deposit your money: 

  • On the site;
  • Through SMS;
  • With a paybill number;
  • Via USSD.

How Do You Place a Bet?

It depends on how you prefer to do it. Here, too, the bookmaker gives you the freedom of choice. Whatever you opt for, we’ll provide instructions for each way of wagering. 

Wagering Online

  1. Sign in to the website under your account.
  2. Select a sport, event, and market type.
  3. Make your selection(s) by picking the odds.
  4. Go to your betslip and add the stake amount.
  5. Hit the “Place Bet” button to get your bet receipt.
  6. Click “Continue Betting” to return to the games.
  7. Open “My Bets” to check the wager’s status.

Wagering via SMS

If you wish to play by SMS, here’s how your message should look:

Bet GameID#Prediction*Amount

Thus, using the shortcode 29663, you can bet, for example, with the following SMS:

Bet 78478#2*100

To place a multibet, you only need to add more game IDs with predictions:

Bet 78478#2+78489#1+78468#X*100

1x2 is one of many betting options. You can find all the necessary SMS codes for predictions on the sportsbook’s website. Here are some of them.

Goal Goal (both teams will score)GG
No Goal (either one team will not score or both)NG
Over/Under 2.5 (3 or more goals per game)OG25
Double Chance (host or visiting team’s win)DC12
Handicap 0:1 (away team wins if the match ends in a tie)HC01FT2

You can request a list of games with their IDs by texting “Games” to 29663.

Wagering by USSD

Betting through USSD is straightforward, thanks to the step-by-step prompts.

To get started, dial *474#.

Some Amounts to Know

💰 Minimum stake amountKSh 10
💰 Maximum stake amountdepends on a particular game
💰 Maximum winning amountKSh 1,000,000 per betslip, per person, per day
💰 Withholding tax20%

How Do You Draw Wins Out?

Hopefully, betting in PlayaBet is clear now. But this is definitely not the end of your journey as a user of the website. 

If you start playing, you’ll begin to win, and the question of money withdrawal will come to the forefront.

The PlayaBet platform is integrated with Safaricom’s mobile payment provider M-PESA and employs this service for both deposits and withdrawals. 

So, you can take your wins from your player account to your mobile wallet by selecting the “Withdraw” option in the site’s menu. Or by texting “W (one space) your amount” to 29663. 

In Сase You Want to Cash Out

The bookmaker pleases Kenyan punters who can’t wait to settle their wagers and take as much money as available without risk. 

The Cash Out feature enables you to stop the game by yourself and leave with the amount that aligns with the potential outcome of the match. Exceptions are bets placed via your bonus balance.

To use this option:

  1. Log in to the website;
  2. Open the main menu;
  3. Select “My Account;”
  4. Click on “Cash Out;”
  5. Pick a bet from the list.

Summing Things Up 

To sum up, PlayaBet is not all things to all punters, but it’s still good enough for betting. 

And while the lack of a mobile app will be frustrating for some players, others will surely appreciate the convenient functionality, such as wagering via SMS and USSD or cash out.