Now that you have chosen your betting site, it’s time to set up an account. This step can usually be completed in a matter of minutes. Most betting sites will only require some basic information about you, such as your name, your country of residence and your email address. They will then send you a confirmation email, and your betting account is ready to go.
It is important to note that your betting site may ask you for more information later down the road. Usually, betting sites will ask for additional information the first time you request a withdrawal of money from your betting account. Betting sites are required by law to uphold certain KYC (Know-Your-Customer) protocols, in order to ensure that the money which is being withdrawn is not used to fund illegal activities. It’s a totally standard procedure.
When this time comes, you may be asked to send in a scanned copy of your passport or other identity documents and wait for the betting site to approve these documents. For the moment, you don’t have to worry about it. The betting site will let you know if you need to provide additional information.
The next step is to make a deposit into your betting account so that you can get started placing bets.
How to deposit money when betting in Kenya
Different betting sites offer different deposit methods. Some will offer mobile money deposits, while others will only accept deposits by e-wallet, credit card or bank transfer. You should choose your betting site according to the payment methods you have available at your disposal.
Here in Kenya, the most popular payment method is mobile money services such as Mpesa or Airtel Money. Mobile money services provide the easiest, fastest and cheapest way for Kenyan players to make a deposit on a betting site. As such, we recommend that you use either Mpesa or Airtel Money when you want to make a deposit if you have the opportunity to do so.
Mpesa and Airtel Money are the cheapest and fastest ways to deposit money on a betting site!
Making a deposit via mobile money is simple. You create your account on a betting site that offers mobile money deposits (such as Betway), then you click on “Deposits” and then you follow the on-screen instructions to send money to their paybill number. The minimum deposit is only Ksh. 10, so anyone can participate.
After making your deposit via Mpesa or Airtel Money, you will receive a confirmation SMS, and your funds will be available in your betting account instantly. It’s absolutely one of the fastest and best ways to fund your betting account. You don’t need to sit around and wait for hours until your funds become available. Just make the payment and start placing your bets!
Alternative deposit methods
Some betting sites don’t offer the convenience of making mobile money payments. For example, the world’s biggest betting site (Bet365) does not accept mobile money deposits. In such cases, you will need to find alternative ways of making a deposit if you want to join those betting sites.
Using other deposit methods can be a bit of a hassle sometimes, but it can still be worth it. Bet365 is a great betting site, and it’s definitely worth using that site if you have the opportunity to make a deposit there. You just need to decide which deposit method you want to use and then go for it.
Some alternative deposit methods include:
- Bank Transfer
- Credit/Debit Card
- Paysafe Card
- And others
If you are able to use any of these alternative deposit methods, we definitely recommend that you go ahead and give it a try.