Over the past years, there has been a steady increase in the popularity of online sports betting in Tanzania. Today, quite a lot of online bookmakers offer their services to local bettors. The variety of sports disciplines and specific tournaments available for betting also looks impressive.
In this article, we will talk about the most popular sports among players from Tanzania. Also, attention will be paid to the most reliable betting companies that accept bettors from this country.
For more than two decades, sports betting in Tanzania has had a legal status. In 2003, the country’s government devoted careful attention to this area and decided to create a separate gaming regulatory body. This is how the Gaming Board of Tanzania was established. Nowadays, it continues to function. Its main task is to protect users and ensure a reliable and transparent betting process.
Only adult citizens of Tanzania can register and start betting online.
The variety of sports disciplines available for betting is quite vast. Football is the leader in terms of betting volumes. Next, we will outline the most popular sports for online betting.
Football is one of the most popular sports in the country. Consequently, bettors show a lively interest in it. In addition to local tournaments, punters often bet on national team matches, the Champions League, and European top championships (the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, Primera, Ligue 1).
Football occupies a leading position in terms of betting options variety, too. There are about 200 options for a single match. In addition to traditional bets on the result of regular time, total or handicap, Tanzanian players often bet on exact score, the first goal, and the result of a separate half of the match.
Tennis is another popular betting discipline. However, there are peak periods of increased interest here. Namely, Grand Slam tournaments are bet on most frequently.
In addition to betting on the match winner, there is also an opportunity to bet on the overall and individual total, handicap of one of the participants, the number of set points, etc.
Basketball is also often bet on in Tanzania. Local bettors show passionate interest in NBA, as well as Euroleague and FIBA tournaments.
The top betting options include the money line, total, and the results of individual quarters.
Boxing as a kind of sport is not deemed be to the most popular in the country, but bookmakers direct much attention to this discipline. Video broadcasts are often available for top fights. On top of that, it is possible to bet in the live mode.
You can bet on the name of the winner, the number of rounds, the method of victory, the exact round the fight will end, and other options.
Cricket is the sport with one of the highest fan growth rates in the world. This trend continues in Tanzania. One of the features of betting on this sport is that there are often more options in the live mode than in prematch mode.
Every year more and more betting companies turn their attention to the Tanzanian market and go through the licensing procedure. The number of legal bookmakers accepting online bets in Tanzania is quite substantial. Most of them offer welcome bonuses and promotions for new customers.
The table contains a list of current offers for new customers.
|100% the first deposit bonus up to 1 million TZS
|The minimum deposit is 500 TZS. Wagering conditions are as follows: wager x12 the size of the bonus with the odds from 1.9. The deadline for wagering the bonus is 7 days.
|Bonus betting of up to 30 USD
|Bonus bets will be available after account replenishment and betting on the appropriate amount. If the bonus bet is successful, the amount of net winnings is credited to the main account.
|Gal Sport Betting
|100% the first deposit of up to TZS
|The minimum deposit is 1000 TZS. To receive the bonus, deposit amount has to be wagered three times on the express bet with five or more events and the odds of 1.5. Bonus funds are credited directly to the client’s account, without further wagering.
|Free bet up to 10000 TZS
|The minimum deposit is 10,000 TZS, and the free bet is 50% of the deposit. The maximum win from a free bet is 50,000 TZS. Free bet funds must be wagered three times.
|100% the first deposit bonus of up to 1165000 TZS
|The minimum deposit is 233000 TZS. Wagering conditions are as such: wager an amount of five times the size of the bonus, and the minimum odds 2.0.
|100% the first deposit bonus of up to 300000 TZS
|The minimum deposit is 2300 TZS. Wagering conditions: wager an amount that is five times the size of the bonus. Only accumulators with three or more events with the odds of 1.40+ are taken into account.
|50% bonus for the first three deposits
|The bonus format is a free bet up to 50,000 TZS. Place an express bet of two or more events with the odds of 2.50 or more.
At the early stage of their development, most bookmakers accepted online bets exclusively before the start of the event. Over time, another interesting format was invented, namely Live bets. Now players can bet on an event that is currently in progress. The Live section includes events from many sports.
This approach opens up new opportunities for bettors, because first, they can look at the course of the game, and next, choose an option for a bet.
For example, if the favorite of a football match first misses the ball, but still has a considerable game advantage, a bettor can bet that he will score the next goal or one more during the game, or even several goals. Also, punters can immediately bet on his victory. In this case, the odds will be way more attractive than before the beginning of the game.
Despite the fact that quite a lot of well-known international companies work with the players from Tanzania, newcomers to this market often appear. Below we will highlight the most interesting new projects that are already presented in Tanzania:
The 22Bet company has appeared on the Tanzanian betting market relatively recently, but has already managed to attract customers’ attention. The bookmaker offers a good welcome bonus for beginners and a wide variety of promotions for previously registered bettors. Another advantage is high odds.
The Premier Bet bookmaker operates in several African countries. The company engages clients by offering them a welcome bonus, a large selection of events for betting, and competitive odds.
Betway is another newbie on the betting market in Tanzania. The company offers a large selection of sports for betting, as well as a wide variety of tournaments. Despite the lack of live video broadcasts, Betway has a very convenient Live betting section.
The world famous company Parimatch offers a wide range of betting options. A convenient and modern mobile application is also a huge asset. Among disadvantages, it is worth mentioning the limited number of payment methods available for players from Tanzania.
Gal Sport Betting is one of the youngest, but at the same time the most promising participants in the betting market in Tanzania. The company draws in customers with a good welcome bonus, high odds, and a fair number of available tournaments.
Each country has tournaments that spark big interest among local fans. As a rule, such competitions are the most popular among bettors. Tanzania is no exception, as it also has several tournaments that are especially popular with its bettors.
Africa’s strongest football teams compete for the title of champion of the continent every two years. First, the group stage takes place, and afterwards, the playoff phase begins.
The World Championship is the main football tournament in the world, which takes place every four years. From the next draw, the new selection formula will provide additional places for African teams, which will increase interest even more.
According to most experts, the Premier League is a major club championship in the world. The richest and the most famous clubs compete against each other. The championship goes on for almost a whole year with a short break for the off-season.
It is the second tournament in terms of its status and level in England. There are many teams of approximately the same class, many bright personalities and tons of exciting matches.
Another European top-level championship is Spanish La Liga. World-famous Real Madrid and Barcelona play here. These matches attract also football fans from Tanzania.
There are a lot of recommendations on how to bet on sports appropriately and effectively. Most of them are based on analysis and expert opinions.
It is worth realizing and remembering that no expert can guarantee you 100% forecast passability. Almost anyone can correctly predict the course of an event once. However, only professionals can give more or less accurate forecasts, but still, without full guarantee.
To make betting recommendations, statistics and recent results of the playing teams or athletes have to be taken into account.
The general rule is that it is the most effective to bet on the sport and tournament that you are the most familiar with. It would be sensible not only to know the names of the teams (the names of the athletes), but also to have an idea of how they have been doing lately. All sports have their own peculiarities in terms of forecasting.
It is necessary to pay close attention to the standings and the position of the playing teams. Additionally, such factors should be considered: home field, referee’s working style, and information about availability of certain players (injuries or disqualifications).
It is worth bearing in mind on which level the game was played by the team and which results the team has had recently. It is also very important to track the status of each of the players, and especially the leaders, because the final result often largely depends on them.
Since this is an individual sport, it is worth, in the first place, taking into consideration the results and preparation of a particular athlete. Also, information about the type of tennis court coverage and statistics of head-to-head meetings cannot be ignored.
Basketball is one of the most difficult sports to make correct prediction about. It is key to take into account not only the overall standings and the players on a team, but also the preparation of the starting lineup or “starting five”, who spend most of the time on the court.
Due to the fact that boxers go on a boxing ring quite rarely, it may not be very helpful to analyze boxer’s latest results. It is more effective to look for information from each of the opponent’s training camps and read the reviews from their sparring partners.
Every person who bets on sports should understand that this is just a form of entertainment and not a way to make money on a regular basis. Before registering with a bookmaker, you need to study in detail the list of current rules and regulations. It is also worth familiarizing yourself with the nuances of calculating bets for each of the sports before placing a bet.