Pros and cons
- A wide variety of sports betting markets
- Hundreds of daily live betting matches
- Accept Naira as a method of payment
- Allows live betting
- There is only one method for withdrawals.
- Only accepts customers from Nigeria.
- Does not offer online poker
- Online casino is lacking in games
- Sponsors of the Lagos City Marathon.
- Model: Modern online bookmaker and casino.
- Founded in 2012
- Licenses: State of Osun, Nigeria
- Restricted countries: No license in the United Kingdom.
- Markets: Nigeria
Bet9ja is a Nigerian sportsbook and casino using best practices from Europe and Africa. The main customer support department is in Lagos so that customers receive the best service possible in Nigeria. The website offers odds on major events in Europe and other parts of the world. The busiest day in terms of markets on the site is Saturday when there are as many as 10,000 betting options available. The company uses systems that make for a positive betting experience. Personal data is secure through encryption using modern methods. Customers can bet using real money and they can transfer winnings to their bank accounts at any time
The purpose of this review is to instruct bettors about bet9ja and how to use the services they offer to best effect. In order to use the online bookmaker’s products, you need to create a new account. For more information please refer to the Bonuses and Conditions section. Bet9ja is a modern online bookmaker offering a decent range of sports and markets both pre-match and in play for desktops and mobile devices. This comes with bonuses and promotions for new and existing customers.
In the homepage of Bet9ja, you’ll find links to the betting sports and leagues in the sportsbook as well as other services. You need to click on Register to open a new account.
New customers need to fill in 13 compulsory fields and specify a unique username and password.
Bet9ja offers a 100 % Welcome deposit bonus on the first deposit up to a maximum of 100,000 Nairas. The Bonus is available for all new customers.
Transactions can be made through a menu called ‘My Account’ which features the following choices: Account Statement, Bet List, Transactions List, Deposit, Withdraw, Cashier and Messages.
Deposits can be made in four using the following methods:
- Naira Debit Card
- United Bank of Africa Bank Collect
- GT Bank
All the above options have no fees, access is instant and deposits can be made in a range from 100 to 9,999,999 Naira.
Withdrawals can be made using Bank Transfer facilities. There are no fees, money will arrive within one full banking day and the minimum and maximum amounts range from 5,000 to 9,999,999 Naira. A Tutorial explains the procedure which involves specifying the name of the account holder, bank name, account number and amount.
- Aussie Rules
- Motor Sports
- Beach Volley
- Music & TV
bet9ja offers a live betting facility which can be accessed by following the ‘LIVE’ link from the top menu on the Home Page. The sports covered live are soccer, basketball and tennis, the three most popular sports in the main sportsbook. The markets and events can be displayed in event and multi view. A calendar displays information about the events that will have live betting over the next seven days.
Generally, there are no more than four markets displayed at any one time and these correspond to the most popular bets in the pre-game sportsbook. Ongoing stats are updated for each live event.
There is a comprehensive Tutorials section including How to the following:
- bet9ja Registration
- Deposit using various methods
- Place a bet
- Use Event Name to place a bet
- Use Betting Market Tabs to place a bet
- Welcome Match bonus of 100% deposit
- Use Quick Pick
- Book a Bet
See Placing a Bet for more information.
In addition, the company can be contacted to resolve queries by email, telephone and by writing to their headquarters. Representatives will reply to all questions within 24 hours.
Summary and Conclusion
The range of sports is not comprehensive and many minor betting sports are not offered. The live bet facility is also limited in terms of the sports involved. Within each sport and event, the number of updated markets is relatively few. The odds on offer are standard in terms of betting margins. The horse racing and greyhound racing products are all virtual and there are no odds for actual racing from around the world. Withdrawal options are limited and the minimum amount is 5000 Naira when as little as 100 Naira can be deposited. Navigation is simple and the overall look of the site is basic but well designed.