Do you do football betting? And would you like to make cool cash out of it? Look no more. I happen to be a Darkweb source where I get sure tips twice a week. Odds ranging from 75 to 125 per ticket. Odds are 100% fixed.”
People have been getting such messages over past few months and to an avid sports gambler who has in the recent past counted numerous near misses, they could think that the text has brought a new life to their dying venture.
“Cost is Sh1,500 before and Sh6,500 after the win,” others read.
Some have previously tried their luck on the so-called “fixed matches” and has, obviously, often ended up losing their money.
But one time in 2019, one such person known as Samwel Kiragu received odds of 500 and placed them with 100 shillings for fear of losing and miraculously walked away with over Sh50, 000.
After the win, Kiragu reached out to the person who had provided the slip to him, and negotiated a deal. This time the cost shot to Sh5,500 before and Sh7,500 after, but he thought he could talk him to a deal of a lower rate at the start.
The stranger agreed and Kiragu was to send Sh3,500, which he was instructed to pay early “to get matches before odds reduce”.
Immediately he made the payment, another text came.
“I have received your commitment fee. Today is the match day and you are required to pay Sh1000, which is the processing fee…”
He had seen this before. This was the start of a serious con game in which he was probably going to make a dozen payments and receive nothing from it.
Kiragu tried to reverse the first transaction, but couldn’t. The recipient, a Benjamin Ndonye, had already withdrawn to prevent a reversal.
It is what cons in the industry do. They keep demanding for more fees, and every time a naïve gambler sends it, they withdraw part of it or transfer it in its entirety. With that, one can’t reverse the transaction.
It is true that matches are fixed and that there are those who benefit hugely from the act. According to Sportradar, the global leader on detecting match manipulation, about 600, 000 matches across 26 sports in 2020 were fixed and there was a steep rise in suspicious betting activity in football friendlies.
Mostly such matches are friendlies being played in Russia, Brazil, Vietnam, Czech Republic, Armenia or other little known countries in the world of football. Infact, Kenya is also in the list and this has seen a number of players and coaches banned and penalised.
Match-fixing does not only happen in the little-known leagues, even EPL, Laliga and Bundesliga can have their matches fixed. Some even go as far as fixing matches in top leagues such as Europa and UEFA Champions League.
As match-fixing continues to face scrutiny, scammers have mushroomed, preying on the gullible punter who is blinded by appetite but can you really find a real of matches even if they are not fixed but have highest percentage winning rates in Kenya? Yes, such sites and platforms are available, those that do not use hook line and sinker to finish up punters and make money for the bookies who in turn pay them as influencers.
There are about 10 such platforms with clear reputations in Kenya, you can find even slips worth hundreds of odds and even Correct score slips that win in the end of the day. The two top most and trusted sites for betting tips and slips are Sahihi Bet and Guaranteed Betting Tips.
Some like Sahihi Bet have professionals who even manage your account on your behalf and makes you a profit of up to Sh10,000 in a week from an investment of Sh3000. This shows that they are sure of what they are doing and have a steady flow in their strategy. All one needs to do is pay for the account management service and deposit 1000 shillings into his or her betting account. Each day, the team will place a bet which will bring back atleast 1500 as profit. The cost for the service is 2000 for a week and 6500 for a month.
They also give out slips with odds ranging between 20 to 50 each day at a cost starting from as low as 500 shillings. The service is automated and the slip is instantly sent to your phone as SMS immediately upon pay.
Should you need any of their services, you can reach out via SMS or calls to 0758271865 and make Payment through the below process;
- Go to MPESA
- Lipa na MPESA
- Buy Goods and Services
- Enter Till: 5266471
- Amount: 500, 2000, 2500, 6500, 9000 etc depending on the service
- Enter MPESA pin and send
Immediately, you will a message on your phone with the intended slip attached. Kindly note that they also acknowledge in case of loss and compensate their clients when such a thing happens, so you will be cushioned against loses.
Guaranteed Betting Tips also does some best practice but is a little higher in terms of cost. Their odds range between 50 to 100 and costs atleast 1000 shillings at ago. They give single slips, two game slips and slips that do not go beyond having 4 games.