July 7


BetLion: Registration, placing bets and payment options

Betting on BetLion is among the greatest achievements. It is among the best online betting companies in Kenya that have all the features of a decent betting site. They are accredited and licensed by the Betting Control and License Board (BCLB) to conduct their sporting needs.

Since its onset in Kenya in late 2018, it has made great airwaves among punters. They offer decent odds, markets and offers to guarantee you massive wins. Their registration processes are the simplest across various betting sites in Kenya.

Payment options on BetLion mostly rely on Mpesa. It is a convenient way of crediting or withdrawing money to and from your account. It is a perfect way to start your betting career.

1. How do you register on BetLion

Creating your account on BetLion is an easy process. You can either use the desktop or your phone. With the onset of the mobile app, the merrier it has become registering and placing bets.

Once you create an account, you are sure of great welcome offers. Here is how to:

Using SMS and USSD

Send the word JOIN to 40418. You can also Dial *418#. Once the registration is completed and successful, you will then receive a confirmation SMS with your PIN.

Online Registration

Follow these simple steps:

  • Visit www.betlion.ke
  • Click on the ‘REGISTER’ button on the homepage and fill in your details
  • You will receive a confirmation Pin to activate your account
  • Once you enter your activation pin, your account will be created and you can start betting.

2. How to place bets on BetLion

Placing bets has been simplified. You can do it in two ways:


You can choose to bet on your PC or mobile device.

  • Log into your account
  • On the homepage, you will find a list of games to choose and bet on
  • Click on the odds on your selected team and it will be added to your bet slip.
  • For more games, click on the right of the odds shown as +52
  • Once you have made your prediction, input your stake amount on the bet slip and click on ‘BET NOW’


Betting on any type of event on BetLion is possible on games with Bet IDs. Home win = (1), Draw =(X) and Away Win = (2).

To place a single bet, send the game ID, your prediction and your stake amount to 40418. This is; Game ID#prediction#stake.

For the jackpot, send the code JP and the 18/23 of the selected games to 40418. That is; JP#2122X111122121212X#100.

3. How to deposit and withdraw money into your BetLion account

  • Log into your account and click on the ‘deposit’ button on the top left of the home page
  • Enter the amount you wish to deposit into your account
  • Click on ‘Deposit’ to confirm
  • You will receive a PIN prompt  for approval on your mobile money PIN request
  • Enter your Pin and your account will be credited instantly

How to deposit using Mpesa paybill 212927

  • Go to Mpesa menu, select Lipa Na Mpesa
  • Click on paybill and enter business number as 212927
  • Enter your account number as your registered BetLion number
  • Enter the amount you wish to deposit
  • Enter your mpesa Pin
  • Wait for your account credited confirmation.

Using Airtel money

  • Go to Airtel money and select make payments
  • Select paybill
  • Enter business name as 136680
  • Enter the amount you need to deposit
  • Enter your pin
  • Receive a confirmation

Most deposit transactions are instant. However, there are cases where it takes more than 30 minutes. If the deposit takes longer than that, feel free to contact them on helpke@betlion.com or their helpline +254 203892425.

Withdrawing from your BetLion Account

You can easily withdraw your cash from your account in two ways:


  • Log into your account
  • Click on the Withdraw button
  • Enter the amount you need to withdraw
  • Click on the ‘WITHDRAW MONEY’ button
  • You will receive a confirmation

Using SMS

To withdraw send the code: “Withdraw#Amount#PIN or “WD#Amount#PIN to 40418.

You can withdraw up to 140,000 shillings per day using Mpesa with a limit transaction of Kshs 70,000 per transaction.

How to check balance        

To check you balance, send the word “Balance” “BA” or “BAL” to 40418.

You can also check your balance online.

How to reset your BetLion Pin

To reset via SMS, send the word RESET to 40418. You will receive your new pin.

Online, click on the RESET PIN button on the left corner of the homepage and input your registered number.

BetLion gives you a great avenue for your betting career. They have simplified their registration, payment process, placing bets and resetting. You can bet on any team you need depending on that days availability. They are great for both punters. You can click on www.betlion.com or send JOIN to 40418 to get started.


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