The jackpot has 13 legs or matches taken from leagues around the world, including England, Spain, France, Italy, Germany and many more relatively obscure ones as well.
The Sahara games jackpot pays a decent maximum pay-out of 5 million Kenyan Shillings, but truth be told this is a bit on the low side for a 13-game jackpot. There are other betting sites in Kenya that offer higher first prize pay-outs and this could steer punters on to rival sites, especially Betpawa, Betika and Odibets.
The site does not show what the minimum stake is to play the jackpot, and this is a flaw that is hard to reconcile. There is a bet-slip which automatically works out the stake depending on how many lines a punter plays on the jackpot, and subscribers will obviously have access to minimum bets.
The jackpot takes the form of the ‘straight’ lottery pool option with punters having to predict the outright results of the 13 matches, by denoting a home win, draw or away win.
There is a capability for players to choose a double or triple chance on the bet-slip but this obviously increases the stake amount. A player simply needs to go online to web or mobi site and press on the H, D or A options on each game.
The Mpesa number for Sahara games is 290070 but there are no clear instructions on ‘how to bet’ for the jackpot on the link page, as almost all competitors offer. Rival betting sites in Kenya often have a ‘how to play’ icon on the side of the fixture list for that week’s jackpot but this is not the case, and this is another chink in the armour.
The site does offer a random generator, with a computerized system placing bets on the jackpot for the punter, should they choose this option.
The 13 leg football jackpot is wildly popular but there are a few too many unanswered questions on the Sagara Games option, notwithstanding a relatively average pay-off.
There is also no icon to explain the jackpot terms and conditions on the home page, thus information like when to expect results and pay-outs is not clearly visible.
This is unfortunate as the site looks to be pretty decent, with promotions, large bet-market, keno and an online casino.
There are no jackpot consolidation prizes, and the minimum stake is KES 100.