Betway prides itself on making sports betting as easy and accessible as possible for all of our customers. It’s for this reason that we’ve developed a way for you to place bets without having to go to betting shops or needlessly use up your mobile data. With Betway, you can easily bet over SMS. Betting over SMS may seem a little complicated at first but it really isn’t. Once you understand the basics, you’ll be able to easily bet from anywhere, anytime, on a range of different options. SMS bets will also qualify for any promotions Betway is currently running.

The first thing you will need to do is register by SMSing “Accept” to 29029 (after reading our terms and conditions). Once registered, you’ll need to learn the required inputs for placing bets over SMS.


What games can you bet on via SMS?

Currently, customers can use SMS betting to place Single Bets, Multi Bets, and Jackpot Bets. Each game in the fixture lists will have a unique code attached to it that will need to be used when inputting bets over SMS. To bet on more complex markets like First Team to Score, Correct Score, Both Teams to Score, Double Chance and others, customers will have to use the unique codes associated with these betting types along with the match IDs of their chosen games. Once the bets are placed and the game results are concluded, customers can easily withdraw their winnings. By simply SMSing the amount to be withdrawn along with their unique PIN number, customers will have their winnings transferred to their Mobile Money account. Remember that all SMSs, regardless of whether you’re registering, betting or withdrawing, will need to be sent to our unique number, 29029. There are also a range of other functions that SMS betting provides. Customers can check their balance, reset their passwords, check top games, check upcoming games and even receive a download link for a full list of fixtures.

  1. To register an account on Betway, SMS Accept to 29029 (after reading our terms and conditions at www.betway.co.ke)
  2. We will send you a confirmation SMS with your account details.
    1. E.g. Welcome to Betway. Your Username is: 254833568061. Your Password is: 12345. www.betway.co.ke

Single Bet

  1. To place a single bet, SMS the Betway Game ID, the team you predict to win in the 90 min (Home=1, Draw=X, Away=2), and the amount you want to bet (note minimum bet KSH49) to 29029
    1. E.g. A123#2#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 12345. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234. www.betway.co.ke

Multi Bet

  1. To place a multi bet, SMS the Betway Game IDs, the team you predict to win in the 90 min (Home=1, Draw=X, Away=2), and the amount you wish to bet (note minimum bet KSH49) to 29029
    1. E.g. A123#2#M456#X#T789#2#100
    2. E.g. Multimarket bet:
      A123#CS2-1#M456#2#T789#GG#G321#FS1#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 67890. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH1032. Your Betway balance is: KSH3566 www.betway.co.ke

Jackpot Bet

  1. To place a Jackpot bet SMS the Betway Jackpot ID and your 13 selections to 29029
    1. E.g. J345#1x21x21x21x2x
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetId 223344. Amount KSH50. Possible Win KSH6000000. Your Betway balance is KSH2123 www.betway.co.ke

Double Chance

  1. To place a Double Chance Bet, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #DC and then your selection (1X=Home or Draw, 12=Home or Away,X2=Draw or Away), and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Single Bet: A123#DC12#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#DC12#G456#DC1X#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 12345. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke

Correct Score

  1. To place a Correct Score Bet, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #CS and then your selection (please note your predicted scores for the home and away team must be separated by a -), and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Single Bet: A123#CS2-1#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#CS2-1#G456#CS1-1#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 14567. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke

First Team to Score

  1. To place a First Team to Score Bet, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #FS and then your selection (1=Home to score the first goal, 2= Away team to score the first goal, No= There will be no goal in the match), and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Singe Bet: A123#FS1#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#FS1#G456#FSNo#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 13456. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke

Both Teams to Score

  1. To place a Both Team to Score Bet, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #BT and then your selection (Yes= Both teams will score, No= Either one or no teams will score), and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Single: A123#BTNo#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#BTYes#G456#BTNo#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 12332. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke

Under/Over

  1. To place an Under/Over Bet, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #Un or #OV and then your selection (15=Under/Over 1.5, 25=Under/Over 2.5, 35=Under/Over 3.5, 45=Under/Over 4.5, 55=Under/Over 5.5), and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Single: A123#UN25#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#OV15#G456#UN35#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 12332. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke

Odd or Even Total

  1. To place an Odd or Even Total Bet, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #Odd or #Even and then your selection (OD = Odd number of goals, EV = Even Number of goals), and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Single: A123#OD#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#EV#G456#OD#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 12332. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke

Half Time Result

  1. To place a bet on Half Time Result, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #HT and then your selection (1=Home, X=Draw, 2=Away), and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Single: A123#HT1#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#HTX#G456#HT1#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 12332. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke

2nd Half Result

  1. To place a bet on 2nd Half Result, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #HS and then your selection (1=Home, X=Draw, 2=Away), and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Single: A123#HS1#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#HSX#G456#HS1#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 12332. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke

Handicap

  1. To place a Handicap Bet, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #HC and then your selection (1=Home, X=Draw, 2=Away), and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Single: A123#HC1#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#HCX#G456#HC1#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 12332. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke

Halftime/Fulltime

  1. To place a bet on Halftime/Fulltime Result, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #HF and then your selection [11 (Home, Home); 1X (Home, Draw); 12 (Home, Away); X1 (Draw, Home); XX(Draw, Draw); X2 (Draw, Away); 21 (Away, Home); 2X (Away, Draw); 22 (Away, Away)], and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Single: A123#BTNo#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#BTYes#G456#BTNo#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 12332. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke

Highest Scoring Half

  1. To place a bet on the Highest Scoring Half, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #HH and then your selection (1= 1st Half, X=Even, 2=2nd Half), and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Single: A123#HHX#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#HH1#G456#HH2#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 12332. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke

Total Goals

  1. To place a Bet on Total Goals, SMS the Betway Game ID followed by a #TG and then your selection (1-6, with 6=6+), and the amount you want to bet to 29029
    1. E.g. Single: A123#TC3#100
    2. E.g. Multi-Bet: A123#TC6#G456#TC1#100
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. You placed BetID 12332. Amount KSH100. Possible Win: KSH546. Your Betway balance is: KSH5234 www.betway.co.ke
  1. To withdraw money from your Betway account SMS w#the amount you wish to withdraw#your Betway pin to 29029
    1. E.g. w#1000#12345
  2. We will send you a confirmation of your bet
    1. E.g. Your withdrawal request is being processed. SMS Balance to 29029 to get current balance of account. Payments happen at 10:00 am and 17:00 pm Monday to Saturday.
  1. To check the balance of your Betway account SMS Balance to 29029
  2. We will send you your current Betway account balance.
    1. E.g. Your Betway balance is KSH3267. www.betway.co.ke
  1. To reset your Betway account password SMS Reset to 29029
  2. We will send you a new password
    1. E.g. Your password has been reset. Your new password is 67890. Regards Betway. www.betway.co.ke
  1. SMS Games to 29029 to get Betway Top Games
  2. We will send you Betway’s upcoming Top Games
    1. E.g. Top Games: GameId A123 Arsenal v Chelsea 1(2.9) X(2.9) 2(2.2). Place your Bets on 29029
  1. SMS Next to 29029 to get the next upcoming games
  2. We will send you the next upcoming games
    1. E.g. Next Games: GameId W224 Dortmund v Bayern 1(3.2) X(2.5) 2(2.2). Place your Bets on 29029
  1. SMS Fixtures to 29029 to get a link to download our latest fixture list
  2. We will send you a link for you to download Betway’s latest Fixture list

*All SMS’s charged at KSH1.