John Githaiga after winning Sh505,692 on Odibets after an 11-team multibet prediction
John Githaiga after winning Sh505,692 on Odibets after an 11-team multibet prediction
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A dream come true, these are the words of one John Githaiga after winning Sh 505,692 on Odibets after an 11-team multi bet prediction that sailed through.

A jovial Githaiga mentioned that he had predicted an over 2.5 goals for all the eleven matches in his bet slip.

“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,” said an elated John as he spoke to journalists.

Githaiga, who boasts of having placed his bet via SMS, stated that he was going to better the lives of his family and expand his taxi business with his winnings.

“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,” said Githaiga as he received his cheque from lead bookmaker Daniel Macharia.

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.

You need to be registered to place a bet via SMS. And this can as well be done online or using the SMS short code by provided by the company. You need to do the following;

SMS the word ODI to 29680 to register for an account. You will receive a message on your successful registration and how to activate your account.

For placing the normal three way bet which has the Home (1), Draw (X) and Away (2). The format for this is:

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.

The above are simple ways to get started on the SMS betting scene that is steadily becoming popular among punters in the country.