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Bet9ja Sports
4.5/5
Rated by 115 users
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Bet9ja Sports

  • Great range of betting markets
  • Apps for Android and iOS
  • Excellent customer service
  • Live streaming available
Terms and Conditions apply.

General Information

Bet9ja sport is a relatively new bookmaker in the burgeoning country of Nigeria. With only one or two other established bookmakers, the brains behind Bet9ja took it upon themselves to launch their own service back in 2013. In addition to their online service, the firm also has physical shops for bettors to strike their wagers at. As well as offering a bookmaker, Bet9ja also provide clients with the option to use their casino, bet live and play virtual games.

The company are licensed by the Lagos State Lotteries Board and are able to operate in all states in Nigeria where betting is permitted. The firm aim to draw upon the best betting practices in both Africa and Europe, with the customer service based in Africa, and the technology side of things located in Europe. Can Bet9ja sport strike the right balance and can they compete with the other big bookmakers in Nigeria? We find out.
  • Languages:

    English
  • Restricted Countries:

    AfghanistanÅland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, the Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCôte d'IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and McDonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People's Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People's Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMicronesia, Federated States ofMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNiueNorfolk IslandNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestinian Territory, OccupiedPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRwandaSaint BarthélemySaint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwan, Province of ChinaTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUnited States minor outlying islandsUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofViet NamVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.Wallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingKosovoNetherlands AntillesOntario + More
  • Devices:

    Android Phone, Android Tablet, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows

Currencies:

  • NGN

Payment Methods:

  • VISA
  • Master Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • FCMB
  • Wema Bank
  • Diamond
  • UBA
  • Skye Bank
  • Verve
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank
  • Quickcash
  • Providus Bank
  • Polaris Bank
  • OPay
  • NIBSS
  • Interswitch
  • GTBank
  • Zenith Bank

Expert Analysis

Security
4.5
Customer Support
4.0
Payment Options
4.5
Bonuses and Promotions
4.5
Mobile Site
4.5
Our experts provide this analysis to give you a clear overview of important features. This analysis does not impact the provider’s overall score, which is based on user ratings.

Viewing on a Desktop?

Sticking to a patriotic theme, Bet9ja utilize a white and green color scheme on their site (with a smattering of red). At first look, the website looks to have been very well designed and has a range of tools and features that make it user-friendly.

Bet9ja haven’t tried to re-invent the wheel, and have adopted the three-column layout – sports on the left-hand side, live and upcoming odds in the center of the page and the bet slip is on the right-hand side.

There are some nice additional features such as the ability to search directly for bets, check out odds for upcoming events based upon their start time and there is also the option to filter games/selections by the odds. Prices for events are displayed in decimal odds and everything is well spaced out and easy to understand.

Bet9ja sport has sought to give bettors access to as much information as possible

In the words of Big Shaq – check the statistics. Bet9ja sport has sought to give bettors access to as much information as possible and by a number of sports is a bar chart icon. By clicking on this link, users are directed to a statistics page powered by Betradar, where they can access a plethora of different stats and data pertaining to each game/match.

Overall, the website is very easy to navigate around, is intuitive and has been well developed.

Bonuses and Promotions

Bet9ja sport offers customers a lucrative looking 100% sign up bonus (up to ₦100,000) when registering an account.

When the deposit has been added to the account, the full amount must be staked on any selection with odds of 3.00 or greater (it is not necessary for customers to stake the full deposit in one single bet) before the bonus is activated. Once the bonus has been credited to a client, it must be wagered 10 times on any sport, again with minimum odds of 3.00.

Those terms are stringent, as many Euro bookmakers will have minimum odds of 2.00. Stipulating the minimum odds must be 3.00 is giving clients a slim chance of retaining the bonus by the time it is withdrawable.

In addition to the sign-up bonus, Bet9ja also provide ad hoc concessions and bonuses, such as boosts on multiples etc.

Sports & Markets

Bet9ja sport satisfies the betting appetite of the majority of bettors by offering 21 different sports. Soccer (football) is the dominant sport in Nigeria and Africa in general, and it is listed as the first sport, with gamblers given the options of betting on football matches or specials which include ante-post bets and league totals etc.

The coverage of English football is deep. The competition goes all the way down to the Isthmian football league. Odds for the English Premier League are solid if not spectacular, with matches compiling to 104-105% 72 hours out from the games.

Drop down the leagues and as the standard lowers, the margins become higher, with total book percentages of 108-109% common. This is an industry-wide practice, as in the lower leagues, there is less knowledge on the teams, fewer numbers to crunch and statistics are not so widely available, so bookmakers have to create odds with less information.

moneyline odds are reasonable with matches compiling to around 106%

There is solid basketball coverage with the NBA being the main focus (there are also odds for matches from several European leagues such as Spain, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden). The moneyline odds are reasonable with matches compiling to around 106%. There are a variety of other bet types such as handicaps, over/under, win margins, first half, first quarter scores etc.

Ice hockey is an increasingly popular sport around the world and Bet9ja cover matches from 15 different countries around the world, as well as international contests. The countries are mostly based in Europe, but again the emphasis is on the NHL in the USA.

Twenty-four hours before a number of league matches, the odds were, unfortunately, not great. The 1X2 compiled to an average of 112% which is not particularly generous when considering the NHL is the premier hockey league worldwide and has good coverage (so there is strong knowledge and accurate markets can be formed).

Other sports included by Bet9ja include golf, snooker, table tennis, water polo, floorball, cricket, handball, and rugby.

On top of the conventional betting offering, Bet9ja sport also has the Super9ja. Clients can log in and select the scores for the ten chosen games for that week. If they guess all correctly, the pay-out is ₦100,000,000 (there are other prizes for the top players each week). This is a nice feature for casual bettors who want to aim at big jackpots.

Restricted Countries

At present, Bet9ja sport only offers their services to clients who are based in Nigeria, and as such clients from all other countries are restricted.

Payment Methods

Bet9ja offer a plethora of different methods for clients to fund their accounts:

  • Webpay with Naira Debit Card (Min ₦100/Max ₦10,000)
  • NIBSS eBillsPay (card dependent)
  • UBA Email Moni App (card dependent)
  • GT Bank Online/Mobile Transfer (Min ₦10/Max ₦9,999,999)
  • PayCom – (Min ₦100/Max ₦100,000)
  • Instant Bank Deposit (Min ₦100/Max ₦9,999,999)
  • ATM (card dependent)
  • Quickteller (card dependent)
  • Skye Bank (Min ₦100/Max ₦500,000)

There is only one method for withdrawals – bank transfer. The minimum withdrawal is ₦5000 and the maximum ₦9,999,999. Customers need to upload their account information in order to withdraw their funds.

Customer Support

Bet9ja sport provides a solid range of options for customers looking to get in touch with a member of staff.

The quickest way to get an answer to a question is to call on 01- 4405145 or 01-2796666. The telephone service is manned from 8 am to 9 pm.

If they prefer, bettors can e-mail Bet9ja at cs@mybet9ja.com and can anticipate a reply within 24 hours. Finally, if they would rather use pen and paper (or ink!), the bookmaker’s physical mailing address is:

Bet9ja
Tomi’s House,
9 Funsho Williams Avenue,
By Fire Service Station,
Ojuelegba Bus Stop, Lagos
Nigeria.

Unfortunately, Bet9ja sport does not have a live chat function on their website. They do however have a Twitter page which seems to be maintained well and queries are answered punctually.

The FAQ section on the Bet9ja sport website is comprehensive and very helpful. They have general info, payments, sport, racing, and extra.

Furthermore, there is a fantastic tutorials page. This covers almost everything – from how to deposit, to how to place bets, to how to cash out. Bettors can find answers to almost all of their questions on the FAQ page.

Mobile

Bet9ja sport has shrewdly invested in a mobile-optimized website that automatically loads when visited from a handheld device. As with the main desktop website, the mobile site has also been carefully designed and curated and gives the user a positive experience.

The list of popular sports and links are located on a scrolling banner at the top of the page and the soccer is located in the centre of the page. Clients are able to access the list of sports by clicking on the menu bar at the bottom left hand side of the page, and they still have the feature to search for bets using a team/competitor name, etc.

Bet9ja have developed a really smart and user-friendly site

What is probably most impressive about the mobile optimised website, is the responsiveness and speed of loading. Often betting sites can be cumbersome and slow to load, but Bet9ja have developed a really smart and user-friendly site.

Verdict

Bet9ja sport has a very professional setup and covers all of the major aspects needed to be a successful online bookmaker. Of course, there is room for improvement, but for Nigerian citizens, they provide a very good option.

User Ratings

4.5 /5
Rated by 115 users
5 stars
95
4 stars
16
3 stars
2
2 stars
2
1 star
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This is an average score, based on all trusted user ratings. To provide you with unbiased information, no other factors influence it.

User Reviews

Wilfred Ighalo
Nigeria
Loving my big new welcome bonus and will use it to bet on my favorite football teams. Cheers SBO!
Aminu Akintade
Nigeria
There’s not much choice in Nigeria, but bet9ja is easily my favourite. They are a very safe opertaor.
Emeka Omowale
Nigeria
Good football betting and I like very much the jackpots that can give me big wins maybe.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.

Why should I bet at Bet9ja?

A.
If you’re betting in Nigeria, you’ll be pleased to know Bet9a has been created especially for you, right down to the color scheme. The service includes great football coverage, local payment methods, and excellent customer support.
Q.

Where is Bet9ja licensed?

A.
Bet9ja is licensed and regulated by the Lagos State Lotteries Board, which allows it to operate in all states in Nigeria where betting is permitted. It also means its service is safe and fair.
Q.

What deposit methods are available at Bet9ja?

A.
Depositing money at Bet9ja is quick and easy. You can choose from a selection of Nigerian-focused payment methods, including Webpay with Naira debit card, NIBSS eBillspay, and Skye Bank.
Q.

Does Bet9ja have a mobile app?

A.
No, but only because it doesn’t need one. The Bet9ja website is designed for mobile use, meaning you can access all its top promotions and sports betting coverage at home or on the go.

About the author

Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts

Sports Journalist

Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.