For many years, the Nairabet online sports book has ruled the roost when it comes to sports betting in Nigeria. However, in recent times, a new betting enterprise has been created that now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Nairabet, and some people even say that it blows Nairabet out of the water. That site, and that betting enterprise is called Bet9ja.
With an increasing number of people obtaining access to the internet in Nigeria, and gaining access to the internet via their mobile phones, Bet9ja is undoubtedly the best site in Nigeria for people who want to sports bet using their mobile phones. Its mobile portal really is truly excellent.
Facts and Figures
There is a lot of information to impart about Bet9ja in terms of facts and figures, but let’s start with the welcome deal that is on offer here. This is a delicious 100 percent welcome bonus that is open to all new bettors at the site. This is a fully-matched deposit bonus that will double your initial deposit at the site in its entirety up to a maximum of NGN 100,000.
One requirement in terms of this bonus is that your initial deposit must be for at least NGN 100. If you deposit less than that you will not receive a welcome bonus. You must then place your deposit in full on any sports betting market (single or multiple events) with odds of at least 3.00. Once your qualifying bet has been settled, you will receive your bonus cash.
Once you have received your bonus money, you need to wager it ten times over on sporting markets offered by the site with odds of at least 3.00. When you have completed your wagering, any winnings and any remaining bonus can be cashed out.
Is Bet9ja a Reliable Betting Site?
It would be very remiss of us if we were recommending to you a site in Nigeria as safe if it does not have the proper licensing. We are therefore happy to report that the Bet9ja mobile site does indeed have the proper licensing from the appropriate branch of the Nigerian government. This comes as no surprise because as soon as you arrive at the Bet9ja site, you know that you are dealing with a very legitimate organisation.
The site also uses Secure Sockets (SSL) software to encrypt all data that is passed to the site, and sent from it. We have no qualms about the reliability and safe use of this site.
Bet9ja Bonus Offers
As well as that nice 100 percent welcome offer, you can find other, just as welcome offers that are available to all Bet9ja mobile and desktop computer site users.
You will love the ‘Super9ja’ prediction game, which is the best ‘jackpot prediction’ game we’ve yet seen at any Nigerian online sports book. In some games of this type, you have to correctly predict as many as 15 games in order to win the jackpot. With Bet9ja you just need to correctly predict SIX! There are also guaranteed prizes for the top 20 players in each round of the Super9ja competition.
The Bet9ja League is a great way of winning an amazing amount of cash as well. The ‘Titan Jackpots’ scheme guarantees the creation of millionaires each and every week. Like most Nigerian and African sports books, you can receive a bonus on your accas here, up to a maximum of 170 percent. A winning acca with five selections receives a five percent boost, one with six a ten percent boost, and so on all the way up to the maximum of 38 (or more) winning selections to get that maximum 170 percent boost!
If that is not enough, then there is also the Bet9ja rewards scheme. Here you can earn rewards points with every single bet that you place at the Bet9ja mobile or desktop computer (PC). The more you bet, the more you earn, and you can also earn points at the Bet9ja casino. If you acquire certain levels of points than you will receive a special bonus boost too! Each month you can cash in your reward points for real cash reward bonuses.
How to Register and Create an Account at Bet9ja
You do not have to possess a degree in computer wizardry in order to open an account at Bet9ja – indeed, the process is very simple indeed. Here is what you need to do:
- Go to the site and click on the yellow text saying ‘Register’
- Fill in your email address (you MUST have a valid email address in order to use Bet9ja)
- Fill in your first name, last name and your date of birth, and any extra promo code you may have acquired
- Fill in your desired username, password and your place of residence.
- Fill in your mobile number then click ‘Create My Account’
That’s it, your account is now created! You will be sent an email link that you need to verify. You can still use your Bet9ja mobile or computer version account without verifying your email, but you will need to verify your email if you want to make a withdrawal from your account.
Bet9ja is more than a Betting site: Virtual Sports and Casino too!
The virtual sports section at Bet9ja is very good indeed. If you become jaded with ‘real world’ sports betting then there’s a virtual event for you to wager upon starting up every three minutes or so. You can follow the virtual action in football, tennis, horse racing and greyhounds.
There’s casino action at Bet9ja too, and unlike many other online sports books with a casino attached it’s full of excellent stuff! If you like casino games you can try your hand at roulette, blackjack, punto banco (baccarat), red dog, hi-lo, sette e mezzo, lucky dice, mazzetti and video poker. You can even play blackjack, baccarat, roulette, casino poker, keno or a lottery game live, complete with live dealers!
The casino fare is completed here by the inclusion of fifteen online video slots games.
How to Deposit and Withdraw at Bet9ja
If you have used sports books before in Nigeria, then you will understand that getting money into and out of your sports betting account is never exactly the easiest operation. You can, however, use multiple ways at Bet9ja in order to fund your sports betting.
- Credit or debit card – If you have a credit or debit card (Visa or MasterCard) then you can most certainly use it at Bet9ja. You can also use cards issued by Verve or Interswitch.
- ATM/Quickteller –you can get money into your account via most ATMs in Nigeria. You will need your Bet9ja identification ID, which is available from the website. At the ATM select ‘Pay Bills’ and ‘Quickteller’ then enter the merchant code 04226901. Add your customer reference number and the amount you want to deposit. Press ‘proceed’ to load your account.
- GTBank –if you access online you can use the GTBank Internet Banking platform. Use the ‘Internet Banking’ option to pay ‘KC GAMING NETWORKS LTD’ with your deposit, using your account ID. You can also use other banking platforms, including Zenith Instant Bank Transfer, UBA Instant Bank Transfer, Paydirect Instant Bank Transfer and the ProvidusBank Collect Pro app.
If you get stuck trying to get money into your Bet9ja account just call the customer care team and they will sort you out. Note that the minimum amount you can deposit is NGN 100.
To withdraw, you will need a bank account. Just go to the ‘withdraw’ section via the Bet9ja mobile or desktop site and enter your details, including your registered and verified email address. Once completed, your withdrawal should take one to three days to process.
Mobile App for Android or iPhone
There are two ways in which you can bet via mobile at the Bet9ja site. The first is to download an app (Android users only) and install it on your phone, and the second is to use the site directly on your mobile.
To download the app just head to the ‘mobile’ section of the desktop site on your device. You can choose the sports book app or the casino app (or both). Click on either download button as required and an apk (Android Package) file will download to your device. You may have to check ‘Unknown Sources’ in order to download the app. Click on the download file to install it, then open the app once it has installed.
Apple users can only use the ‘browser’ version of the site. Android users can use the browser version too. Just open a suitable browser on your smartphone or tablet to use the Bet9ja mobile site. Navigate your way to the site just as you would on desktop and the site will open as a version that is specially optimised for mobile users.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does Bet9ja work?
Bet9ja is a fully licensed mobile and desktop sports book that is available to sports bettors and casino games players in Nigeria. Bets are placed via a desktop or mobile sports portal and checked and settled automatically. Everything is run by software although the site also has a very human customer support team.
Q. Which sports and events are offered for betting by Bet9ja?
The main emphasis on sports at Bet9ja is on football which, given that the site is the main sponsor of the Nigerian Premier League, is not wholly unexpected.
The other markets covered are tennis, basketball, American football, baseball, rugby, volleyball, motorsport, cycling, Australian rules, beach volleyball, boxing, cricket, darts, golf, MMA, pesapallo, snooker, table tennis and politics.
Q. How do you place a bet at Bet9ja?
Placing bets at the desktop (computer version) site or the mobile site at Bet9ja roughly follows the same process. Find the event that you want to place a bet on, then the outcome that your wager involves. The odds of this outcome will be on a clickable button. Click the button to add the outcome to your bet slip.
If you want to place a double, treble or acca click on the selections and keep adding them to your slip. You can also construct system bets in this way. Once you are 100 percent satisfied with your choices, add the amount you want to wager. Once you are happy with this too, click on the ‘Bet’ button. Your bet is now placed.
Pros and Cons
- Probably the best online sports book in Nigeria
- Decent bonuses and a very good loyalty scheme
- Plenty of markets covered, not just football for once!
- No SMS or telephone betting
- You can only withdraw winnings to your bank account
Overall Rating of Bet9ja
Bet9ja caused quite a stir when it came online in Nigeria with the intention of outpacing NairaBet as Nigeria’s number one sports book. Has it now surpassed NairaBet in these terms? Well, we have to say it looks pretty neck-and-neck to us. Bet9ja does have the better-looking site, but NairaBet is more user-friendly.
If you want to use a mobile site though we have to say that Bet9ja wins hands down. It’s a shame that the site does not have an iPhone app, but the browser version of the site is good enough, that much is certain!
If you want to sports bet via mobile (and desktop too) then you’d better open a Bet9ja account as soon as you possibly can!