The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most successful countries in Africa when it comes to the betting industry, this is evidenced by the huge number of operators who are flocking to the DRC to launch their services in order to tap into this booming industry. What has made betting extremely popular in the DRC is the fact that the country is greatly impoverished and so the Congolese people are now resorting to betting as a form of living making and this has turned DRC into a gambling nation.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, online gambling is not specifically regulated by the gambling laws. This is not surprising, seeing as internet penetration in the country is below 5%. As there are no laws against internet gambling, locals are free to access international gambling sites. Punters in the DRC bet on several betting products but the most popular is sports betting and most of the bets on DRC’s betting sites are based on soccer.
There is quite a huge number of betting companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo such as SportPesa, Premier Bet DRC, Betika amongst several others. One of the positives of having several betting sites operating in a country is the fact that betting will become extremely easy and convenient and punters will receive several offers from these bookmakers who will be looking to outdo one another and get as much customers as possible. Some betting sites operate both physical and online platforms whilst others are just online betting sites, what this means is that punters can now bet from wherever they may be in the DRC. Below is a list of the top bookmakers operating in the DRC.
What are the deposit methods in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
This article seeks to show you the various deposit methods offered by the bookmakers operating in DRC. Making a deposit is one of the most important aspect of online betting because the funds in your betting account enable you to place your bets successfully. Please note that there is quite a number of convenient payment options which are being offered by Congolese bookmakers and this is crucial because these are some of the things punters look at when choosing a bookmaker. Below is a list of the deposit methods offered by Congolese bookmakers.
MTN Mobile Money
Visa & Mastercard
M-Pesa is a micro-finance and money transfer product launched by Vodacom in 2012 allowing subscribers to access a wide range of financial services from their own mobile phone. M-Pesa is a simple, easy and secure way to manage mobile wallets, send money, and make purchases and withdrawals in both USD and CDF currencies. Most bookmakers offer M-Pesa as a payment gateway for their customers because it is such a convenient payment method and is used by most people in DRC.
Vouchers are a popular deposit method in the betting industry, you simply need to purchase a voucher used by your bookmaker and punching in the voucher code that is visible on the voucher itself into a field provided by the betting site. Betting site vouchers can be picked up at a number of different retail outlet stores.
Airtel DRC is a mobile carrier operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Airtel is a secure digital wallet that lets you manage your money; recharge, pay bills, shop at offline merchants, send money. Airtel is a popular deposit method in the betting industry as most bookmakers use this method on their platforms.
MTN Mobile Money
MTN Mobile Money is a mobile money solution which operates in several African countries including the DRC. Users can load their MTN Mobile Money accounts with cash at agent locations nationwide and then make domestic and international P2P money transfers, buy mobile phone top-up, purchase goods or pay bills. All transactions are completed securely by entering a PIN number. You can use MTM mobile money on a number of betting sites.
Visa & Mastercard
VISA and Mastercard are some of the most acceptable methods when it comes to online gambling, and it is safe to say that every top-rated bookmakers accepts these deposit methods. VISA and Mastercard offers transaction security and with a very fast deposit processing.
Orange Money is the mobile money service of Orange S.A which is available in most of the group’s affiliates in Africa including the DRC. When using Orange Money, you can deposit money into an account linked to your mobile phone number, and then access a range of services, in particular transferring money domestically and internationally, paying bills and buying airtime top-up. There is quite a number of bookmakers which offer Orange Money as a payment method.
Afrimoney is a mobile money solution offered to all Africell Subscribers. Afrimoney is a secure way to store and manage money in an account linked to your Africell sim card, similar to a bank account. With Afrimoney, you can pay for services and utility bills like electricity, School Fees, digital TV subscription and fund your betting account as well.