NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 10 – NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 10 – An Embakasi based taxi driver is thanking his lucky stars after an 11-team over 2.5 multibet went his way, earning him Sh505,692 on local betting platform Odibets.
John Githaiga had placed the audacious bet through the SMS platform of the betting site and he was eagerly holding his breath as all 11 games went true to his script.
“I placed my bet of 11 matches to end at over 2.5 goals each just for the fun of it as I am an ardent football fan and it went through much to my surprise,”
“At first I thought I was dreaming when I saw the congratulations message on my phone, I had placed my bets two days in advance and hoped to win though I wasn’t sure if I would have won,” said an elated Githaiga said after picking his handsome cheque.
With his winnings and the current difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Githaiga says he will use the money to better his family’s life and expand his taxi business.
SMS betting is quickly gaining traction among punters in the country and this has seen betting firms venture into the SMS betting bandwagon and Odibets clearly has not been left behind.
For punters wihing to stake using the SMS platform, they can do so online or using the SMS short code provided by the company after texting the word ODI to 29680 to register after which they will be prompted on the next steps.
The following are needed to place the bet using SMS; GAMEID#PICK#AMOUNT
Game ID is the unique identifier of the game for instance for 40001 Man United vs Arsenal with ODDs (1 = 2.99; X = 3.52 2 = 2.99) to bet on this match for Manchester United you will place a bet as follows: –
SMS 40001#1#200 to 29680 where 200 is the total Stake and 1 for the home team.