Sports Betting Kenya: Interesting Facts for Beginners

Interesting facts on betting in Kenya can be found all over the internet. However, the lack of resources makes it difficult to collect such information. Most countries have many websites dedicated to providing you with all the information you would need on a particular event. If you want to bet on a specific game, you will do well to find a website that offers statistics and reviews of the game and the teams involved in it. You will also find several reviews on sports, which may help you make your decision. This is especially important when betting on sports that you are not familiar with.

Kenya is well known for its love affair with horses. They have a particular association with the game that goes back many years. The word ‘gamble’ in Kenya means ‘horse-shoe and is derived from the practice of horse showing, a sport in which the horse saddles the ball so that it ends up in the opposite corner of the ‘ire.’ The word itself also implies that the bettors should not bet more than they would lose. However, this is often not the case as many of the avid supporters of the game are known to regularly bet large amounts of money without even winning a game!

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Another interesting fact on betting in Kenya is that the country hosts one of the world’s most popular horse racing tournaments. Every March, more than a hundred horses compete in a race in Addis Abdi. Every four years, the winner of this race receives six million nairas. This figure is higher than the prize money won by any other team in the tournament’s entire history! To add to the fascination of this occasion, you have the ‘Mata’ or the ritual where the horse is decorated before the race, and the jockey carries out the ‘riding action.’ If the animal succeeds in escaping the rider’s grasp, it would then jump through the racecourse railings!

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