When it comes to online betting, one of the key factors that players consider is the banking options available. After all, easy and secure banking is essential for a smooth and enjoyable betting experience. In this quick-start guide, we will give you an introduction to the banking options offered by BetLion Kenya and more importantly, we are going to show you how topping up and cashing out wins works.
Depositing at BetLion Kenya
At BetLion Kenya, they understand the importance of providing the right range of banking options to deliver a seamless betting experience to their punters. More precisely, the platform supports the two major mobile money platforms in the country, M-PESA and Airtel Money. These platforms allow you to make quick and easy top-ups with your mobile device. Before we get to the details however do the following.
Log in to your Betlion account and find the “DEPOSIT” option positioned at the top left corner of the site. Enter the amount you wish to deposit and click on the “DEPOSIT” button to proceed with your transaction. Following that, you will receive an approval request (PIN Prompt) on your mobile phone, which will prompt you to enter your Mobile Money PIN for verification and approval.
Topping up Using M-Pesa
To initiate a deposit, navigate to the MPESA menu and choose “Lipa Na Mpesa,” then select “Paybill.” Input the Paybill number 212927 and your registered Betlion number as the account number. Afterward, enter the desired deposit amount and provide your MPESA Pin for authentication. To finalize the deposit, confirm the transaction, and the process will be completed successfully.
Topping up Via Airtel Money
To begin, access Airtel Money and proceed to “Make Payments.” Select “Paybill” from the options presented. Then, choose “Other from the Menu” and enter 136680 as the Business name. Input the desired deposit amount and provide your PIN for verification. To ensure smooth processing, use “BetLion” as the reference for the transaction. Confirm the details, and your deposit will be completed successfully.
Upon successful completion of the deposit, your account should be credited instantly. While this is the usual case, there may be rare circumstances where the process takes up to 30 minutes. If you encounter any delay beyond this timeframe or have any concerns, please feel free to reach out to BetLions customer support.
Topping up Via SMS
You can also top up at BetLion without even logging into the platform. Just send a text message to 40418 with the text Deposit#Amount. An example would be D#30000. Bear in mind that the code is case sensitive and you should only use capital letters.
When it comes to withdrawing, BetLion grants two options – using the platform or again, via a text message. Here are how both work.
Cashing Out Online
Once you are logged in, you can access the account menu by clicking on the icon positioned to the right of the deposit button. In the menu, you will find the “withdraw” option, situated midway down the list of choices. Enter the amount you wish to withdraw (with a minimum of KSh. 50). To proceed with the withdrawal, click the “WITHDRAW MONEY” button, and the requested amount will be instantly sent to your mobile money account.
Withdrawing Bia a Text Message
To initiate a withdrawal via SMS, send the following code: “WD#Amount#PIN” or “Withdraw#Amount#PIN” to 40418. In this code, “Amount” represents the desired withdrawal amount, and “PIN” is your BetLion account PIN. For instance, if you wish to withdraw Ksh 7,000 and your PIN is “0123,” send the message as follows: “WD#7000#0123“. Once the request is processed, you will receive a confirmation message indicating that your Mobile Money account has been credited with the withdrawn amount.