Basic Betting Guide

On all football matches quoted in our lists you have the opportunity to predict the outcome of the games. There are many different outcomes, at its most basic is the overall winner of the match, sometimes called the 1X2, Full Time Result, or Win-Draw-Win. For this there are three possible results in any game: Home Win, Draw and Away Win. A betting coupon will show you the prices attached to correctly predicting the outcomes of the match. Here is an example:

England Premier Prices
K.O. Match Code Home Team Away Team Home Draw Away
20:00 pm 23rd Oct 19875 Manchester Utd West Ham 3.13 3.13 1.63


Suppose you want to back Manchester to win with 1000 UShs. If you were in our office, you would simply write Man U on a betting slip and hand it in with your stake. The bet is accepted by us, and if your prediction is correct, you simply return the slip to us to receive your payout of 3130 UShs. Equally if you thought West Ham would win, you would write down West Ham on your slip with your stake. If you are correct here, you get 1630 UShs. Finally for a draw the bet would be Man U Draw or even Man U X.

Get Started

In order to take a bet, we need to know the match you want to bet on, the outcome you want to back, and the money you want to bet. We determine the match by using a number, the bet by using the # symbol and another number, and the stake comes after *.

But first need the stake. You send this to us via Mobile Money to us on MTN on Airtel.


  • Dial *165#
  • Select 'Payments'
  • Select 'Lotto and Sports Betting'
  • Select 'ELITEBET'
  • Enter Payment Reference: WEB
  • Enter the amount you want to deposit to your Elitebet account.
  • Confirm and enter your Mobile Money PIN.

We will send your PIN code via SMS so you can bet online. You will also need to register your age online.


  • Dial *185#
  • Send your funds to 0755831840 or 0701074226
  • Enter reference: WEB
  • Confirm and enter your Airtel money pin.

Placing the Bet Online

Login using your Phone number and the PIN that we sent to you. Click Bet Now, and then make your selections. It's very simple. Adjust your bet and selections as you see fit, and finally confirm and place your bet. That's it!

Placing the Bet by SMS

Here you identify the match you are betting on by its Match Code which, in this example as above is 19875. You tell us your prediction by adding it to the Match Code. A Home Win is #1, an Away Win is #2 and a Draw is #0. You tell us how much you want to stake by adding your stake at the end of the bet. 1000 UShs is *1000. So to bet on this match, predicting a Home Win with 1000 UShs, you text the message 19875#1*1000 to our dedicated number 7997.

Placing the Bet Online

Just log in to your account and follow the options here.

Get your balance

Just SMS the word BALANCE to us on 7997. We will reply with how much you have.

Getting your Winnings

If you have won it's equally simple to retrieve your winnings. Just tell us the amount you want to take out (if you want to bet again) in a text message that starts with the letter W. For example, if you have won 5000 UShs and you want the whole winnings, simply SMS to us W 5000, and we will confirm and send your winnings via Mobile Money or Airtel Pesa in the same day. If you want to leave 1000 UShs to bet again, the text is W 4000

Multiple Bets = Big Winnings

In a multiple bet all your predictions have to be correct for the bet to win. If you wish to predict the outcome of more than one game you can "link" them together in what is known as a Multiple or Linked bet. An example of this would be: Man Utd win (1.35), Arsenal win (1.75), Real Madrid win (2.00). To calculate your potential winnings you simply multiply the prices quoted for each selection, 1.35 x 1.75 x 2.00 = 4.72. This means that, if your three selections win, you will win 4.72 times your investment. In this form of betting there is no limit to the amount of selections you can link together.

To send linked bets by SMS you link with "+". For example 101#1+102#1+19875#2*1000 puts the stake of 1000 UShs on three matches.

Basic Rules

The most basic rules of football betting are:

  • Place all bets before Kick Off. We can refuse to take late bets.
  • No dependent bets. You cannot put a multiple bet on two outcomes where the outcome of one depends to some extent on the other. For example, we will refuse a multiple bet that tries to bet on a team winning outright, plus the other side not scoring, as clearly these are related outcomes. Equally, we will refuse a multiple bet if you bet on a team to win AND lose, you will lose your money regardless of the outcome. (You can of course place separate bets on these outcomes). The basic rule is one bet per match in a multiple.

Type of Bets

Of course there is more than the win-draw-win type of outcome. Please check our details of bets to see the outcomes you can bet on.