What will you do if you are given half a million?
United States International University Africa (USIU) student is the mega winner of Jambo Bet ,the newest sports betting site in Kenya and was handed Ksh 0.5 Million cheque .
James Nzau Muindi, a final year International Relations student and an accomplished part time DJ, was awarded at a rousing event at the Jambo Bet offices in Nairobi.
Narrating his experience, Muindi first placed a bet of Ksh. 3000 that resulted in a Ksh. 27,000 win.
This boosted his confidence, and sure of his choice of outcomes, a close friend topped up his bet amount with an additional Ksh. 3000 boost.
With the final whistle of the basketball match between Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards, Muindi secured his mega win of Ksh. 547,011.
He added, “This is the biggest bet I have ever won. I have played on different platforms but from my evaluation, Jambo Bet came across as having the better odds compared to the rest.
The rest don’t have good margins so Jambo Bet presented a better chance for me to win. This win has been great for me since I have been able to pay my parents rent as well as school fees for my sister and I..”
Mr. Muindi is a very ambitious entrepreneur. He is a founder of a fast rising entertainment outfit – Mo Town, and also has plans to launch a clothing line later on the year.
His go getter attitude has landed him quite a number of gigs as a DJ around Nairobi, and his future plans include elevating his skill so that he can be a formidable name in the entertainment space.
Speaking during the handover event, Jambo Bet Head of Marketing – Ms. Ivory Musyoki said; “We are ecstatic to have James as one of our big winners and are encouraged that we are doing things right. We are ready to shake the tables; after all, there is room for everyone.
We have a lot in store for our clients and are determined to provide the best gaming experience for all who play on our platform. This is just the beginning, and better things are coming”
The Kenya betting market is booming and is said to be the third largest market in Africa, after South Africa and Nigeria.
Analysts project that by the end of 2018, gaming related businesses will have injected up to Ksh. 3.2 trillion into the economy. With over 20 betting firms in Kenya, Jambo Bet has placed itself in a unique position to offer clients a greater winning experience with different product offerings.
“We have Double Bonus for all first deposits. Other interesting promotions include Okoa Bet-that allows you to make changes on already placed bets, Cashback – where a certain percentage of the stake amount is refunded in case of a losing bet and Multi Bonus where players earn an extra percentage off winnings,” added Ms. Musyoki.
“Besides the ongoing promotions, Jambo Bet also has a lucrative program called Refer A Friend, which is a response to the call to create platforms for youth socio-economic empowerment.
Refer a friend offers our players an opportunity to put more money in their pockets. How it works is that registered players have to introduce at least 3 people for their Referral account to be active, and thereafter earn commission from active members of their network.” Ms. Musyoki concluded.