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MPESA Paybill: 296630
FAQ's

CAN AIRTEL CUSTOMERS PLAY WITH PLAYABET?

  • To deposit money & bet with Playabet, a customer must have a Safaricom account and pay with MPESA
  • Payment with Airtel will be enabled soon but is not currently available

HOW DO I REGISTER WITH PLAYABET?

WEBSITE
  • Visit www.playabet.co.ke
  • Go to register page and click on register
  • Input your mobile number starting with either 7 or 07
  • Enter a 4 digit numerical PIN, confirm and click on register
  • You will, receive a confirmation SMS with the PIN you have chosen
  • Your account will be created and you will be required to login with your mobile number and PIN that you created
SMS
  • SMS: Send REG, PLAYA or JOIN to 29663
  • You will receive an SMS message from Playabet which will include a PIN
  • This Playabet PIN is required when logging in to your account on playabet.co.ke (using your mobile number)
LIPA NA MPESA
  • Deposit money into Paybill 296630 (Account: Playabet) by following below deposit instructions
  • Once deposited, you will receive a Playabet PIN number via SMS.
  • Once received you can login on playabet.co.ke using your phone number and PIN.

HOW DO I DEPOSIT?

WEBSITE
  • Log in to your PlayaBet account and click on DEPOSIT on the top right corner
  • Enter the amount you would like to deposit and click “DEPOSIT” to confirm
  • You will receive an approval request from Safaricom, and will need to enter your MPESA PIN to approve

NB: If you do not receive an approval request within one (1) Minute please contact us on the helpline +254703065555.

SMS
  • Send an SMS to 29663 with “D” followed by a space and the amount you wish to deposit (D amount)
  • E.g. if you want to deposit 100 Ksh you would SMS: D 100
  • You will receive an approval request from Safaricom, and will need to enter your MPESA pin to approve
DEPOSIT WITH LIPA NA MPESA
  • Go to MPESA menu, select Lipa Na Mpesa and click Paybill
  • Enter 296630 as the Paybill and enter your registered Playabet number as the account number.
  • Enter the amount you wish to deposit an input your MPESA pin
  • Confirm the transaction

NB: Your account should be credited instantly. However, in rare circumstances, it may take up to 30 minutes. Please contact us on the helpline +254703065555.

HOW DO I BET?

WEBSITE
  • Log in to playabet.co.ke using your phone number and PIN
  • Once logged in, select the games and/or markets you wish to bet on
  • Make a prediction by clicking on the relevant match odds.
  • You can select more than one bet
  • All selections will appear on your betslip (bottom tab)
  • On betslip input your stake/bet amount and click “Place Bet”
  • You may view your bet details under “Bet History”
SMS

PLACING A SINGLE BET

To place a single bet you need the following details:

  • Game ID
  • The prediction (e.g. a 1X2 bet: Home Win = 1, Draw = X, Away Win = 2)
  • The Stake Amount

Then send an SMS to 29663 with “Bet” followed by a space and then the bet instructions:

  • SMS Format: Bet(space)GameID#Prediction*Amount

Example:

  • A match you has the Game ID 30250. And you predict it will be a Home Win (1) and you want to bet Sh.1000 – then you would send:
  • Bet 30250#1*1000 to 29663:

PLACING A MULTI BET

Placing a multi bet by SMS is the same as placing a single bet except you add a “+” between each leg.

To place a multiple bet you need the following details:

  • The Game IDs (each leg)
  • The prediction for each Game ID
  • The Stake Amount

Then send an SMS to 29663 with “Bet” followed by a space and then the bet instructions:

  • Bet(space)GameID1#Prediction+GameID2#Prediction *Amount

Example:

  • Customer wants to place a bet on a 3 leg multiple with Game IDs 30250, 30255 & 30260
  • They believe all games will be a Draw (X) and you want to bet Sh.1000 – then you would send:
    • Bet 30250#X+30255#X+30260#X*1000 to 29663:

IMPORTANT

  1. The bet is deemed to have been placed once the Bet ID has been created by the Playabet system.
  2. You will receive confirmation message with the Bet ID via SMS (unless there are network delays)
  3. You are limited to 160 characters on SMS, so although 20 leg multiples are allowed on the playabet.co.ke website, it is advisable to keep your multibets shorter (max 15 legs) when using SMS.
  4. When sending Games to 29663, not all Game IDs will be returned as there are message length limitations
  5. SMS betting is not limited to 1X2, see the codes below
MarketsSMS CodesExplanation
Match Result 1 Home team win
X The match will end in a draw
2 Away team win
Goal Goal GG Both teams to gscore
No Goal NG Both teams or one team will not score
Over/Under 2.5 OG25 3 or more goals in the match
UG25 2 or less goals in the match
Over/Under 2.5 half time OHTG25 3 or more goals in the match at half time
UHTG25 2 or less goals in the match
Double Chance DC1X home win or the match will end in a draw
DC12 home or away win
DCX2 Away team win or the match to end in a draw
Draw No bet DNB1 Home team to win , Draw will be refunded
DNB2 Away team to win, Draw will be refunded
Handicap 0:1 HC01FT1 Home team win the match by 2 clear goals
HC01FTX Home team to win the match by 1 clear goal
HC01FT2 Away team to Win the match if it ends in a draw
Handicap 1:0 HC10FT1 Home team to Win the match if it ends in a draw
HC10FTX Away team to win the match by 1 clear goal
HC10FT2 Away team to win the match by 2 clear goals
Half Time/Full Time HTFT11 Home team to be leading at halftime and to win the game at fulltime
HTFT1X Home team to be leading at halftime and the game to be drawn at fulltime
HTFT12 Home Team to be leading at halftime and then away team to win the game at full time
HTFTX1 Game to be drawn at half time and the home team to win at full time
HTFTXX Game to be drawn at half time and to end in a draw at full time
HTFTX2 Game to be drawn at half time and the Away team to win at full time
HTFT21 Away team to be winning at half time and then Home team to win the game at fulltime
HTFT2X Away team to be winning at halftime and the game to be drawn at fulltime
HTFT22 Away Team to be winning at halftime and to win the game at full time

HOW DO I GET GAME IDs?

  • Betting by SMS is easy once a customer knows the Game ID.
  • Game IDs can be found on the website for each game or by sending the keyword “Games” to 29663
  • To start receiving Game Ids on SMS, send the word Games to 29663.You will receive highlighted games via sms, at no cost.

CAN I BET VIA USSD?

Not yet, but USSD is coming soon

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT I CAN WIN?

  • The maximum win per bet slip is Ksh 1,000,000.
  • This is also the maximum amount that can be won by one single customer in a single 24 hour period.
  • Ksh 1,000,000 maximum winnings apply to sports betting and Virtuals product only – they do not apply to Jackpot products

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BET AMOUNT?

The lowest amount you can bet varies with each of our products is ksh 10 only.

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM STAKE FOR A BET?

The maximum stake depends on which game you bet on

WHAT IS WITHHOLDING TAX?

  • Withholding Tax is a tax imposed on any winnings obtained through betting.
  • PlayaBet is required to, and is responsible for, deducting this tax at the source from winnings made and remitting this deductions to KRA is in compliance with KRA/BCLB Rules and Regulations.
  • The Withholding tax percentage to be deducted is 20% as per the tax rate prescribed by the Government of Kenya.

HOW DO I WITHDRAW?

WEBSITE
  1. While logged in, click on the Menu in top left hand corner
  2. Click on Withdraw and chose one of the pre-selected values or enter the amount you would like to withdraw
  3. Select WITHDRAW button
  4. Your Playabet account will be deducted and your MPESA wallet funded with the amount
  5. You will receive a confirmation message once your withdraw has been successful
  6. PlayaBet does not charge withdrawals.
  7. Minimum withdrawal is Ksh 100.
SMS
  1. Send an SMS to 29663 with “W” followed by a space and the amount you wish to withdraw (W amount)
  2. E.g. if you want to withdraw 100 Ksh you would SMS: W 100

I FORGOT MY PIN, HOW DO I RESET IT?

WEBSITE
  1. While in the login screen, select “Forgot PIN”
  2. Enter your mobile number and select “Reset PIN”
SMS
  1. SMS the word PIN to 29663.
  2. You will receive a new PIN via SMS

I KNOW MY PIN BUT HOW DO I CHANGE IT?

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Navigate to “My Account.
  3. Click on “Change PIN”
  4. Enter your current PIN, then your new PIN.
  5. Confirm your new PIN

HOW DO I CHECK MY BALANCE?

To check your account balance,

  • While logged in on the website, your balance is indicated on the top right of the homepage
  • Via SMS, send the word BAL or BALANCE to 29663

HOW DO I CANCEL MY BET?

Once a BET ID has been issued, bets cannot be cancelled or amended.

HOW DO I PLAY THE JACKPOT?

  • In order to place a bet you will need to firstly log into your account.
  • Once logged in, you will be able to see jackpot cards laid out.
  • All jackpots still open to play will have ‘PLAY’ written on the bottom right.
  • Click on the ‘PLAY’ button to view the games on the jackpot.
  • A customer can bet in 3 ways
    • Choosing own selections, OR
    • By clicking on the ‘LUCKY PICK’ button to randomly pick selections, OR
    • By clicking on the ‘FAVOURITES PICK’ button to pick selections with the lowest odds,
  • Once you are done with your selections, pick a stake size or utilize a free bet (if you have one) and click on ‘PLACE BET’.

WHAT IS CASH OUT?

  • Cash Out is an innovative online only real-time feature that allows you more control over your bets and offers an opportunity to take a return before an event has finished.
  • With Cash Out, you no longer have to wait for your bet to reach its natural conclusion; you have the opportunity to track your selections and Cash Out at a point of your choice banking yourself a profit, or cut your losses.
  • To cash out simply login to your account and select your profile or “My Account” choose “Cash Out” and you will see all the bets that can be cashed out immediately.
  • Please note that bets placed with Bonus Funds cannot be cashed out.
  • Your return (Cash Out amount) depends on the likely outcome of your bet. The more likely it is to come through, the greater the amount you can Cash Out.

HOW CAN I CONTACT PLAYABET?

  1. Our customer care support channels are open 24/7.
  2. Should you wish to speak to a customer care agent, the lines are open 24 hours a day and can be contacted through following channels:

AM I ELIGIBLE TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT?

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPENING AN ACCOUNT?

You must be 18 years and over and have mobile money registered phone number (Safaricom)

CAN I CHANGE MY ACCOUNT OR PHONE NUMBER?

Unfortunately you care not able to; the username (your phone number) that you chose during the registration process, cannot be changed once you have created your PlayaBet account.

CAN I OPEN MORE THAN ONE ACCOUNT?
  1. Each user is only entitled to one user account.
  2. Therefore, you can only register one account with PLAYABET.
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