How to deposit on a betting site with Airtel Money
Making a deposit on a betting site with Airtel Money is both simple, cheap and fast.
We recommend every Kenyan player to make their betting deposits with Airtel Money (M-Pesa is good too, but Airtel is actually cheaper).
Still wondering why you need to deposit with Airtel Money? Imagine the following scenario:
Real Madrid is playing at home against a struggling mid-table team.
A defensive mistake makes them concede a goal, and there is more than one hour of action remaining.
Your betting site offers odds of 1.35 on the goal-goal market, and a single goal from Madrid will win you this bet.
A fast payment solution will allow you to stake on the market for a chance to make a 35% profit, and this is what Airtel Money gives you.
With Airtel Money, your money will be available on the betting site in seconds!
So how do you start using Airtel Money for betting in Kenya? We will tell you all about it.
Here is a simple guide showing you exactly how to deposit using Airtel money on betting sites in Kenya.
Step 1: Create an Airtel Money account
If you already have a registered Airtel sim card with an active Airtel Money account, you can skip this step.
To create an Airtel account you will need an Airtel sim card. These can be bought all throughout Kenya in Airtel shops and resellers.
You will need your identification documents to register your new Airtel account. The Airtel agent will request for the original copy of your identity card.
Does it cost money to get an Airtel number?
No - Airtel sim cards are free, and so is the registration, but you will have to top up your line with an airtime voucher worth Ksh. 50 so that the agent can begin your sim card activation.
When your Airtel account is ready, you will receive an sms with confirmation. This is usually instant.
Next step is to sign up for Airtel Money, and this is the mobile money service that allows you to transfer funds or make payments from your sim card’s wallet.
Like the sim card registration, signing up for Airtel Money is free. As soon as your Airtel sim card is activated, you can request the Airtel agent to open up a mobile wallet for you.
When the agent is done, you can activate your Airtel Money account from the Airtel application on your phone. You do this by launching the Airtel app, click on activate, set your pin, and you are good to go!
Step 2: Fund Your Airtel Money Account
Now that you have an Airtel Money account, you are one step closer to making your first deposit on your favorite betting site.
To transfer money with Airtel, you will need some money in your Airtel wallet.
So take the cash you wish to deposit in your Airtel wallet and give it to the agent at the Airtel shop. He will then deposit it for you, and you will receive an sms confirming your deposit.
Adding money to your Airtel wallet through an agent is free!
Alternatively, you can add funds to your Airtel wallet by transferring funds from an existing mobile wallet such as M-Pesa or T-Kash.
Airtel has a limit on daily transactions.
The maximum transaction you can make in a single day is Ksh. 150,000.
This should cover most people's daily needs.
Setting up an Airtel Money account and depositing money to it is easy.
Completing these first 2 steps will take you nothing but 15 minutes when you visit an Airtel shop.
Let’s move on to step 3 and deposit some of that money on your favorite betting site!
Step 3: Deposit the money on a betting site
Now that you have an Airtel Money account that is loaded with cash, you are ready to make your first deposit on a betting site.
Make sure to join a betting site that accepts Airtel Money.
Many of the most popular betting sites in Kenya accept deposits with Airtel. Here is a list of sites that accept Airtel:
Betting sites that accept Airtel Money
Get a Free Bet Up To Ksh. 2,500
Receive a free bet worth 50% of your initial deposit up to Ksh. 5,000. Example: Deposit Ksh. 5000 = Receive a Ksh. 2,500 free bet.
Receive Up To Ksh. 20,000
Receive 200% extra when you make your first deposit up to a maximum of 10,000.
Receive Up To Ksh. 18,000 + 22 Bet Points
Get 100% extra bonus money up to Ksh. 15,000 when you make your first deposit
100% Up To Ksh. 11,200
After creating an account on one of the above-mentioned sites, you will head over to the deposits page and select the Airtel Money deposit option.
Now, the on-screen instructions will show you all the details you need when making your first deposit.
Follow the instructions, and the money will be available on your betting site of choice instantly!
To show you exactly how it’s done, we will now take the example of Betway (one of the most popular betting sites in Kenya) and explain how to deposit with Airtel Money on their platform.
How to deposit with Airtel Money on Betway
Get a Free Bet Up To Ksh. 2,500
Betway is one of the most popular betting sites in Kenya.
This is because they have all the things we Kenyan players love the most:
A sportsbook with great access to English Premier League and all the best football from around the world. They have a betting platform that is smooth and easy to use, even for beginners.
And last, they have convenient deposit methods, such as bank cards, M-Pesa and Airtel Money.
To deposit on Betway with Airtel Money, perform the following steps:
- Go to Airtel Money on your phone
- Select Option: Make Payment
- Select Option: Pay Bill option
- Enter Business no. 880185
- Enter Account no: Betway
- Enter the amount you want to deposit (minimum Ksh10)
- Enter your Airtel Money PIN and Send
- You will receive a confirmation SMS from Airtel Money
- Your Betway account will automatically be updated with the amount of your deposit
Now that you have made your first deposit on Betway Kenya, you will be eligible for their awesome welcome bonus.
Head on over to Betway now and check it out!