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In this article, we will be comparing four top online betting platforms in Nigeria using different metrics.

Welcome Bonus Offer – 1xbet tops this section


Bet9ja offers an impressive welcome bonus of 100% of your first deposit as a user which can be used on Sports betting. It also offers a casino bonus of 50% of your first deposit. We rate this bonus offer a 4/5.



Pros Cons
Wide betting markets Unavailability of an app that covers the sportsbook and casino
Highly competitive odds Limited bonus offers for existing users
Availability of a mobile application The mobile app isn't available for iOS users
Responsive cash out feature


Betking, in their bid to appreciate new users, offers them a 100% bonus of up to 110,000 NGN. We rate this bonus offer a 4/5.

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Pros Cons
Impressive coverage of sports No live streaming feature
Easy to navigate The casino section needs more games
Really attractive welcome bonus offer Almost non-existent bonus offers for existing users
Responsive customer service


1xbet as opposed to the other sportsbooks offer a whopping 200% welcome bonus to new users. We rate this bonus offer a 5/5.

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Pros Cons
Highly impressive welcome bonus There is no FAQ section on the website
A broad range of bonus offers for existing users The website could be organized better
Excellent coverage of betting markets
Wide range of casino games is available


Nairabet, as a form of appreciation, offers new users a 100% welcome bonus of their initial deposit. We rate this bonus offer a 4/5

Among all the aforementioned welcome bonus offers, 1xbet's offer remains our favourite. As you can see, the offer is the juiciest among the lot.

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Pros Cons
Very responsive cash-out feature No live streaming feature is available
Active live betting Mobile app only functions on Android
Impressive edit bet slip feature
Satisfactory football betting markets

Bonus Offers for Existing Users

Here, we will be comparing the bonus offers for existing users available at the different operators.

Bet9ja has just one major bonus offer which is to collect points and win promo. This bonus offer depends on how long you've been using the operator and how largely your stake. Generally, we rate the bonus offers offered by this bookie a 4/5.

1xbet on the other hand seems to have better offerings of bonuses for existing users. Users can enjoy as many as three major bonuses, which are the birthday bonus, 25% cashback and 100% bet insurance. On a scale of 1 to 5, we would rate the bonus offerings of this bookie a 5/5.

Betking offers two major bonuses for existing users – the accumulator bonus of up to 225% extra on the potential win and a triple cashback bonus. As far as bonus offerings for bookies go, we would rate this bookie a 4/5.

Nairabet is bereft of bonus offers for existing users and just features one which is the goalless draw promo. We would rate the bonus offerings of this operator a 4/5.


Sportsbook and Odds – 1xbet Wins this Round

Here, we will be looking at how rich the sportsbooks of the website are.

Bet9ja is one of the founding fathers of online sports betting in Nigeria, so you can be sure they are good. They feature a robust betting market that covers all possibilities. Bet9ja shines in two areas: football and virtual games. Their virtual games are so fully packed and entertaining, they attract a large number of bettors to the platform. The minimum bet allowed at this operator is 100 NGN. On this front, we would rate it a 4/5.

Betking, though a relatively new platform, has been performing well because they are excellent at reinventing themselves. Their Sports Betting markets are one of the best out there and odds are highly competitive, they attract a lot of bettors. They are also particularly known for how extensive their football markets can be. The minimum bet allowed in this website is 100 NGN. On this front, we would rate this operator a 4/5

1xbet are known for their versatility. This is a platform that had to fly before other sportsbooks took the cue. 1xbet has a sports betting market so rich, there are rarely any betting options you can't find there. Interestingly too they seem to balance their casino selection with just as many games as you can find on the sports section. The minimum bet allowed is 30 NGN. On this front, we would rate this operator a 5/5.

Like Bet9ja, Nairabet is one of the founding fathers of sports betting in Nigeria. However, compared to the other sportsbooks discussed here, they seem to have the poorest sports betting markets. The minimum bet allowed is 100 NGN. On this front, we would rate it a 2/5

Amongst all the bookies discussed here the one that gives the widest bets possibilities is 1xbet. The operator isn't just particularly rich in broad football betting markets. They also make sure that it covers all other sports too.

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Strength of the Operators in Terms of Additional Features

In this section of this review, we will be comparing the four operators using different additional features and highlighting their strengths.

In-Play Betting – BetKing Wins

Bet9ja tends to have a very interesting In-Play betting feature. There is almost no difference between the betting markets offered at the In-Play section and the ones offered at pre-match games. It is also interesting to note that the In-Play section shines because it comes correct with helpful features like live statistics which helps you make a more informed betting decision. On this front, we would rate Bet9ja a strong ⅘.

BetKing is another platform that's widely reputable for how rich and responsive their In-play betting can be. Similar to 1xbet, the operator offers quite some handy features to help make betting at the In-play section easier too. We would rate the In-play betting of this platform a 5/5.

1xbet is renowned for how exhilarating and exciting their In-Play Betting can be. It covers a wide range of sports and betting markets and also tends to be highly responsive as well too. We would rate this bookie a 4/5.

Nairabet offers a relatively interesting In-Play section. However, it leaves a lot of room for improvement. There are fewer betting markets available at the In-Play section of this bookie, which should be worked on.

Live Streaming – 1xbet Wins

Bet9ja have quite an impressive live streaming feature that covers a lot of games. The major requirement to use the service is to have a minimum of 200 NGN in your account. We will rate the live streaming of this platform a 4/5.

1xbet features an even more extensive live streaming option, with a broad range of match coverage. You don't particularly need to have funds to access the live streaming feature. We rate this platform a 5/5.

BetKing seems to be lacking in this regard as it has no live streaming feature. On this front, we rate this platform a 0/5.

Nairabet also doesn't have a live streaming feature that players can harness. On this front we rate this platform a 0/5.

Amongst all the operators discussed in this section, 1xbet has the best live streaming feature.

Cash-Out – 1xbet Wins

Bet9ja offers a swift cash-out option that gives you an upper hand in determining the outcome of your bets. We would rate it 4/5.

Betking also has an impressive cash-out option. However, one major challenge is the fact that it is not as responsive. We rate the cash out feature of this operator a 2/5.

1xbet features a cash-out option that is very fast and gives better value for money. We rate the cash-out feature of this operator a 5/5.


One aspect that Nairabet seems to shine through is the cash-out feature. You are bound to get better value when you use it and it can be very responsive too. We rate the cash-out of this operator a ⅘.

Mobile Application – 1xbet Wins

Bet9ja have two main apps – the casino app and sportsbook. The essence of creating these two apps is to ensure that bettors can enjoy a premium betting experience. However, some bettors don't like the fact that they have to download two apps which serve different purposes. We rate this app a 4/5.

Betking have a highly functional app, which is mainly a sportsbook app. This app doesn't cover casinos and there is no provision for a casino app. We rate this app 2/5

1xbet have an app that covers both sportsbook and casino. The completeness of this app and the ease of use it assures. It also makes it one of the most recommended betting apps. We would rate this app a 5/5.

Nairabet have an app, however one major limitation of the app is that it only functions on Android devices. We rate the mobile app experience a 4/5.

Among all the operators that have been discussed here, 1xbet reigns supreme when it comes to the functionality of their app.

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Pros & Cons


All the websites reviewed here have their strengths and are highly reputable in Nigeria. Bet9ja's major strength is the robustness of the sports betting market. BetKing shines particularly in the wide football coverage it offers an impressive in-play betting. 1xbet is considered the most impressive because it has virtually everything in the right proportions from sports to casino. Nairabet is lauded because of some of the interesting features they have in place like the edit your bet slip feature.

Overall, 1xbet is our favourite because it is the most complete of the lot. It is no surprise it wins on most of the metrics discussed in this review.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Greg is a Sports content writer. He has many years of experience in Sports Writing. He was a writer for Opera News and is Editor-in-Chief at GoalBall.