How to Deposit into Tanzania betting sites

Unlike in other countries which utilise deposit methods such as credit cards, debit cards, bank deposits and other payment gateways, Tanzanian betting sites use four main mobile money options which are available in Tanzania which are:
Airtel
Vodacom
Tigopesa
Halopesa. 


The main advantage of using these is that they are readily available to everyone (because almost every punter  has a cellphone) unlike other methods like Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Debit Cards and Credit Cards. Tanzanian punters are very lucky because most bookmakers operating in this country allows them to make transactions in the local currency.This article takes a closer look at deposit methods for Tanzanian bookmakers.

Sportpesa Deposit Options

Sportpesa has quite a number of methods you can use to deposit funds into your account and it is very likely that you are familiar with all of the methods. The four methods you can use to deposit funds into your account are Vodacom, Airtel Money, Halopesa or Tigopesa.
Please note that you can only deposit the funds if you have a betting account, but the good thing is that registration is quick and easy on the Sportpesa website. As soon as you have registered for an account, you can easily deposit the funds easily from your phone. 
Firstly, you need to access the mobile money menu on your phone in order to make the transfer, and it is very important for you to use the Sportpesa Paybill number sent to you during registration. Below are the Paybill numbers for the payment methods:
Vodacom M-Pesa: 150888
Airtel Money: 150888
Tigo Pesa: 150888
Halopesa: 150888

Once you have made the payment, your betting account will be automatically credited with the full value of your deposit and you will be notified of the deposit transaction by Sportpesa via SMS.

Betpawa Deposit Options

Like with any other bookmaker, you must make sure that you have funds in your betting account before you can carry out any betting activities. You are also advised to use the number you registered with when you are making a deposit into your account.
Tigo Pesa When making a deposit using Tigo Pesa, you must dial USSD code *150*01# on your phone and choose the Pay Bill. After choosing the Pay Bill, you must enter the Betpawa business number:
Enter 122122
Enter 60124815
You must proceed by entering the deposit amount followed by your pin and you will receive an SMS notification confirming your deposit and the money will automatically be credited to your account. 
Vodacom M-Pesa
In order for you to make a deposit using Vodacom M-Pesa, you must dial *150*00# on your cellphone and (Choose 4) – Pay by M-Pesa and (Choose 4) – Enter business number, where you are required to enter the Betpawa business number;
Enter 122122
Enter 60124815
You must proceed by entering the deposit amount followed by your pin and you will receive an SMS notification confirming your deposit and the money will automatically be credited to your account. 
Airtel Money

Make a Airtel Money deposit by dialing *150*60# on your cellphone and (Choose 5) – Make Payments, also (Choose 1) – Merchant Payments and finally (Choose 1) , where you will be presented with the option to ‘Pay with SelcomPay/Masterpass’
You must proceed by entering the deposit amount followed by your pin and you will receive an SMS notification confirming your deposit and the money will automatically be credited to your account. 
Halo Pesa
To deposit with Halo Pesa, you must first dial *150*88# on your cellphone and select option 5 – Pay Merchant, proceed to select option 3 – Selcom Pay/Masterpass. Enter 60124815 followed by the deposit amount and your pin.
You will receive a confirmation SMS, and money will instantly reflect on your betting account.

MCheza Deposit Options

MCheza currently uses only two deposit methods namely Mpesa and Tigo Pesa, when we contacted them about why they only have these two methods, she indicated that plans are in place to add the other payment methods so be on the lookout. 
M-Pesa
In order to make a deposit using M-pesa , go to the M-pesa menu on your phone under the sim toolkit. Scroll down and click on the lipa Na Mpesa sub menu and select the paybill selection and enter the paybill number 356688. Please note that the minimum deposit is TZS500 and you will incur charges for the deposit.
Tigo Pesa
In order to make a deposit using Tigo Pesa , go to the Tigo Pesa menu on your phone under the sim toolkit. Scroll down and click on the Tigo Pesa sub menu and select the paybill selection and enter the paybill number 356688. Please note that the minimum deposit is TZS500 and you will incur charges for the deposit.

Mkekabet Deposit Options

Mkekabet is quite a popular bookmaker in Tanzania and we would assume that you are dying to know how to make deposits on the Mkekabet platform. Mkekabet currently uses 3 deposit methods namely M-pesa, Airtel and Tigo Pesa.
M-pesa
To deposit, go to M-pesa menu by dialing *150*00# on your phone and select Lipa kwa Mpesa. You will be required to enter business number which is 238844 and enter your reference number MKEKA/12345. You must proceed by entering the amount you wish to deposit and finally enter your M-pesa pin and confirm the request. You will receive an SMS notification confirming the transaction.
Airtel
On your phone, go to Airtel Money menu by dialing the USSD code *150*60# and select the PayBill option. The next step is to enter the business number which is 238844 and enter the reference no MKEKA/12345. The deposit process ends by you entering the amount you want to deposit and entering your Airtel Money pin. Airtel Money and Mkekabet will send you an SMS confirming the transaction.
Tigo Pesa
To make a Tigo-pesa deposit, dial *150*01# to access the Tigo-pesa menu and select (Pay bill) where you will be required enter business number as 238844. Enter the reference no MKEKA/12345 and enter the amount you want to deposit. Finalise the deposit process by entering your Tigo Pesa pin and confirm the request. You will shortly receive an SMS from TigoPesa and Mkekabet to confirm the transaction.

Premierbet Deposit Options

On their website, the bookmaker claims to be the number one sports betting company in Tanzania, of course a lot of bookmakers are going to argue but the service offered by this bookmakers is one of the best in the industry. Premierbet has four deposit methods currently which are Vodacom Pesa, Airtel Money, Tigo Pesa and Voucher Deposit.
Tigo Pesa
In order to deposit funds into your account online, you must first log into your account and then click on the ‘Deposit’ button located at the top of your screen. Enter the amount you would like to deposit and choose the ‘Tigo Mobile Money’ payment method. Click the ‘Deposit’ button and activate any available bonuses and finalise the deposit process by clicking on the ‘Proceed Payment’ button.
Airtel
In order to deposit funds into your account online, you must first log into your account and then click on the ‘Deposit’ button located at the top of your screen. Enter the amount you would like to deposit and choose the ‘Airtel’ payment method. Click the ‘Deposit’ button and activate any available bonuses and finalise the deposit process by clicking on the ‘Proceed Payment’ button.
Vodacom Pesa
In order to deposit funds into your account online, you must first log into your account and then click on the ‘Deposit’ button located at the top of your screen. Enter the amount you would like to deposit and choose the ‘Vodacom’ payment method. Click the ‘Deposit’ button and activate any available bonuses and finalise the deposit process by clicking on the ‘Proceed Payment’ button.
Voucher Deposit
In order to deposit funds into your account online, you must first log into your account and then click on the ‘Deposit’ button located at the top of your screen. Enter the amount you would like to deposit and choose the ‘Voucher’ payment method. Click the ‘Deposit’ button and activate any available bonuses and finalise the deposit process by clicking on the ‘Proceed Payment’ button.

Meridianbet Deposit Options

You can deposit funds into your Meridianbet account using M-pesa, Tigo Pesa, Airtel and Kwikpay. Keep in mind that your USSD wallet is linked directly to your TIGO Pesa mobile number so you can only top up your own TIGO Pesa account with the same mobile number you have registered with.
M-Pesa
To make a deposit, dial *150*00# on your mobile phone and select option 4 to Pay by M-PESA. Go on to select Option 4 and enter the Meridianbet Business Number which is 170066. You also need to enter your ACCOUNT ID which will be used as the reference number. You then have to deposit funds into your Meridianbet account and enter your secret PIN and select option 1 to confirm the transaction.
Airtel
Dial *150*60# on your mobile phone and select option 5 to pay by Airtel Money. Select Option 4 to enter the Meridianbet Business Number “400700” . You also need to enter your 555 together with your Meridianbet.co.tz Account ID as the reference number. Finally enter the amount you want to deposit into your Meridianbet account together with your PIN.
KwikPay
You must download the KwikPay app in order to make the KwikPay payments on your phone.On the App, select option KwikBill and go on to select the option for Airtel Money. Select Bill. (M-Lipa) and enter your ACCOUNT ID as the reference number starting with 555 then your Account ID. Enter the amount of money in Tanzanian Shillings you wish to deposit into your Meridian bet Account and click on ‘Pay Bill’. Enter your secret pin code and and confirm.
Tigo Pesa
To make a deposit, dial *150*01# on your mobile phone and select 4 for “Payment” on your Tigo Pesa Menu. After that, you have to choose option 2 for “Enter Business Number” and the business number is “444999”. When making a deposit, enter your account ID as the reference number and proceed by entering the amount you want to pay. Finalise the process by entering your PIN. 

Play Master Bet Deposit Options

Play Master Bet makes use of a total of four methods of depositing which are Vodacom Pesa, Halo Pesa, Airtel Money and Bingwabet. Make sure that you use one of these service providers in order to easily make deposits.
Vodacom
You can make a deposit into your PMbet.co.tz account using M-PESA by entering your Account ID as the reference. First dial*150*00# and select 4 for ‘Pay by M-Pesa’ and select 4 for the ‘Enter Business Number’ option where you must put the business number 800888. Enter only your Account ID as the reference number and the amount you wish to pay. Finally confirm you details and enter the PIN.
Halo Pesa
Dial *150*88# on your mobile and select 4 for ‘Pay Bills’. Select option 3 for ‘Business Number’ and enter the business number which is 800888. Enter your Account ID as the reference number and select the amount you want to pay. Finally confirm the details and enter your secret PIN.
Airtel Money
First dial*150*60# and select 4 for ‘Make Payments’ and select 4 for the ‘Enter Business Number’ option where you must put the business number 800888. Enter only your Account ID as the reference number and the amount you wish to pay. Finally confirm you details and enter the PIN.
Tigo Pesa
Dial *150*01# on your mobile and select 4 for ‘Pay Bills’. Select option 3 for ‘Business Number’ and enter the business number which is 800888. Enter your Account ID as the reference number and select the amount you want to pay. Finally confirm the details and enter your secret PIN.

Gal Sport Betting Deposit Options


Gal Sport Betting offers the popular methods of depositing plus their very own Shop Deposits so punters are able to easily make deposits.
Shop Deposits.
Visit your Gal Sport Betting shop of your choice and ask the cashier to deposit online. You need to save the printed deposit code which you must the redeem into your own account. 
In order to redeem the funds,  log into your account and click on “DEPOSIT” on the main menu. Select the payment method “SHOP” and enter your deposit code, click “Complete Deposit” to finalise the process.
Tigopesa
Firstly, you need to access the mobile money menu on your phone by dialling *150*01# and select option 4 ‘Pay Bills’ where you are required to enter business number 277766 and enter your reference number. Enter the deposit amount and confirm the transaction with your secret PIN. You will get a confirmation SMS of the transaction.
Vodacom M-Pesa
Dail *150*00# and select option 4 ‘Pay By M-Pes’. Enter business number 277766 and use your reference number as your custom id. Enter the amount you wish to bet and confirm with your PIN.

Winprincess Deposit Options

Winprincess is an excellent bookmaker which is very popular in Tanzania because of the service it offers. The bookmaker is a very good option if you are looking for a bookmaker with a lot of payment options because you can deposit using Airtel Money, Tigo Pesa, M Pesa and Halo Pesa. 
Airtel Money
Dial *150*60# on your mobile phone and select option 5 to pay by Airtel Money. Enter the Meridianbet Business Number “400700” . You also need to enter your 555 together with your Meridianbet.co.tz Account ID as the reference number. Finally enter the amount you want to deposit into your Meridianbet account together with your PIN.
Tigo Pesa
To make a Tigo-pesa deposit, dial *150*01# to access the Tigo-pesa menu and select (Pay bill) where you will be required enter business number as 238844. Enter the reference no and enter the amount you want to deposit. Finalise the deposit process by entering your Tigo Pesa pin and confirm the request. You will shortly receive an SMS from TigoPesa to confirm the transaction.
M Pesa
To make a deposit, dial *150*00# on your mobile phone and select option 4 to Pay by M-PESA. Go on to select Option 4 and enter the Meridianbet Business Number which is 170066. You also need to enter your Account ID which will be used as the reference number. You then have to deposit funds into your Meridianbet account and enter your secret PIN and select option 1 to confirm the transaction.
Halo Pesa
Dial *150*88# on your mobile and select 4 for ‘Pay Bills’. Select option 3 for ‘Business Number’ and enter the business number which is 800888. Enter your Account ID as the reference number and select the amount you want to pay. Finally confirm the details and enter your secret PIN.