Bet9ja Review: Our Opinion on Bonuses, App, and Odds
Established back in 2013, Bet9ja is currently among the best online bookmakers in Nigeria. Regardless of lacking an international base, we established through our Bet9ja review that it’s worth your time and money. On face value, the platform is quite attractive, but we had to give it a closer look, and at the end of it all, here’s how we ranked each aspect of the platform in the Bet9ja review table below.
|Bet9ja review||Our Rating|
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The first impressive thing we came across during our Bet9ja review is the new player offer. Newbies receive a cool welcome reward immediately after completing your Bet9ja account registration. Sign up, and you’ll be eligible for a 100% match first deposit bonus up to as much 100,000 Naira as long as you deposit at least 100 Naira. You will also be awarded with one free bet to use on the Bet9ja league. Be sure to enter the Bet9ja promotion code when you register to get this welcome bonus.
Bear in mind that the bonus comes with a 10x playthrough requirement. Thus, you must wager the bonus amount no less than ten times before requesting a withdrawal. You shouldn’t also forget that the events you wager on for your qualifying bonus bets must have odds of at least 3.00.
You’ll be glad to know that this welcome package is quite favourable to Nigerian players especially when you take a look at the bonus terms and conditions. Compared to other bookmakers whose wagering requirements go up to as high as 30x, this is an exceptional deal.
Betting Markets/Available Sports- 4.0/5
Another interesting feature we came across in the course of our Bet9ja review is the sheer volume of sports covered, with more than 20 different markets. Nigerians can thus wager on anything from football, basketball, and floorball to ice hockey, baseball, handball, table tennis, snooker, and rugby.
On top of this, in the Bet9ja sportsbook, you’ll also find numerous other unique events such as politics, Aussie Rules, Music & TV Shows, all available for you to bet on and make some money. And finally, the bookmaker also offers a large variety of virtual sports markets, with virtual streams of football, horse racing, greyhounds and tennis offered in the lobby.
When it comes to the betting markets, it’s soccer that dominates with distinct pages for ‘goalscorer,’ ‘specials’ and ‘ante-post’ selections, other than the regular win, loss and draw options.
Bet9ja Odds- 3.5/5
Bet9ja offers competitive odds on most of its markets, with live betting odds being among the most rewarding. In our Bet9ja review, we took a look the odds on one of the most well-known sports competitions; and they were quite satisfactory.
The betting margins on the English top-flight lie between 104-105% while events in the Europa League and Championship had their margins at 108-109%. In other sports such as rugby and hockey, their average margins are at around 114%. Clearly, football fans here will enjoy more rewards from their wagers thanks to the low margins. In other events, however, things will be quite different.
For a match like Man U against Liverpool, if you bet on Manchester United to win; for 100 Naira you get 100×3.15= 315 Naira. It has the home advantage. A more secure bet could be 1X which with a 100Naira bet would bring you 100×1.55= 155 Naira. Aren’t those solid returns for a single bet?
Streaming and Live Betting on Bet9ja- 4.0/5
Bet9ja offers numerous live betting markets daily. Popular sports events such as soccer, tennis, and basketball are featured on the regular especially thanks to their huge fanbase. Their dedicated live in-play page makes it easy for you to see the current in-play sports markets with the odds updated frequently together with live match statistics.
Similarly, Bet9ja still performs very well in live streaming. There are selected events especially in football which you can watch as you place your bets in real time. However, in our Bet9ja review, we found out that the market variety for live streaming is quite weak since only a few hand-picked events are streamed.
Remember that when you get a chance to stream an event live, you must ensure you have a fast and stable internet connection, plus a positive account balance which is often set at 200 NGN or above. That way, you’re assured of a smooth betting experience while watching.
Bet9ja Mobile App- 3.5/5
The sportsbook has a user-friendly Bet9ja mobile app that you can download directly from the website. In our Bet9ja review hover, we were disappointed to find that Bet9ja app can run in Android devices alone.
Players using mobile devices running iOS, Windows or any other mobile operating system will have to stick to the mobile site. Either way, gaming via the app or mobile site is as intuitive as betting on your desktop thanks to high-quality HTML5 design techniques.
Bet9ja Payment Options- 4.0/5
Bet9ja ensures all its members have a variety of deposit and withdrawal options having been made available. And during our Bet9ja review, we found that the Nigerian Naira is the main currency accepted here.
The least deposit amount is 100 Naira, and there are no fees associated with any payment method. On the other hand, the minimum withdrawal amount is 5,000 Naira which goes up to a maximum payout of 9,999,999 for jackpot winners.
Deposit options include MasterCard, Visa, GT Bank, ATM, Interswitch, Skye Bank, Verve, Quickteller, and Verve. The only withdrawal method available at Bet9ja is Bank Transfer which comes as a drawback to some, especially given that bank transactions take more than 3 business days to be processed.
Customer Care- 4.5/5
The various means through which you can contact customer service at Bet9ja are:
- Free call telephone number available between 8 am to 9 pm
- Email, response times currently sitting at 24 hours
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page
- Social media handles on Twitter and Facebook
Our Verdict- 4.0/5
Upon completing our Bet9ja review, we found the following pros and cons of using the sportsbook:
|What we like||What we don’t like|
|A wide array of sports events and markets||Few live streaming events|
|Lucrative new player bonus||Few withdrawal options|
|Large number of in-play options||3.5/5|
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