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Your Guide to Choosing Betting Apps in Nigeria

This guide will help you with choosing the best betting apps in Nigeria for your online betting activities.

As a Nigerian bettor, one of the best decisions you can make is to download a mobile app. It eases the entire process and comes in handy for you when on the move. Today, there are tens of best betting apps in Nigeria, but not all of them serve the same purpose. While some are ideal for professionals, others are beginner-friendly.

In the selection of a sports betting app in Nigeria, you want to consider factors like ease-of-use, platform availability and the associated costs.

In this article, we help you out with some of the tips to choosing a reliable application for your mobile betting activities.

List of Betting Apps in Nigeria

The following bookmakers and sports betting sites have developed native mobile applications:

  • 1xBet
  • Bet9ja
  • Parimatch
  • Betway
  • Melbet
  • BetKing
  • BetWinner
  • SportyBet and;
  • Mozzartbet


How to Choose the Best Betting Apps in Nigeria

While this is not a general submission on choosing all betting apps in Nigeria, it is a good starting point.

Here are some of the factors that are worth considering before downloading a betting app by any of the betting sites operating in the country:

1.    Platform Availability

There are two (2) major platforms for mobile sports betting. These are iOS and Android. Depending on the device you use, you must ensure that the app is compatible with it.

You can confirm by navigating to the mobile app section on the bookie’s site to see some of the supported platforms.

2.    Check Users’ Ratings

Once you have confirmed the availability of the app on your device, go straight to the review section on the hosted download platform. For example, you can go to the “reviews” or “user ratings” section on Google Play Store to get an idea of what the existing users are saying about the app.

You also want to check the star ratings. The idea is that if the ratings are low (say 3-star rating), then, there is a chance that the app doesn’t give the best user experience.

The other parameter to use here is the number of downloads. If the app is effective, the existing users are likely to refer their friends to give it a try. As such, the app should have a good download volume, usually between 10,000 and 100,000.


3.    Additional Betting Features

There are a couple of advantages that come with downloading a betting app in Nigeria. Asides from the flexibility, the app could be a medium for getting a lot of freebies. For example, some bookies offer additional bonuses for users who have downloaded and are using the app.

So, if the betting site you signed up with has a plan for that, it is worth it. The following are some of the things to have in mind about these additional features:

  • What are you expected to do before getting the additional features? It could be signing up on the app or adding a specific amount of money to your account.
  • Find out the validity of the features. Sometimes, it could be a one-time offer that is available for a limited time.

4.    Navigation Considerations

What are the navigation options like? For what it is worth, the app should be easy-to-navigate. For example, there should be columns or categorizations for the content so you can move from one part of the app to the other.


5.    Payment Methods

How many payment methods or options are available via the app? Some Nigerian bookies now offer several payment methods, unlike the few you tend to see on the website.

For example, you may be able to connect the betting app to your local bank account for easy fund transfer.

Some of these apps also support top-up via USSD, bank transfer and by using third-party payment processors, such as Flutterwave and Paystack.

Also, some of the payment methods have the lowest deposit amounts. You could possibly add as little as ₦100 to your account. It all depends on the bookie. You can learn more about some of the Nigerian bookmakers that offer the lowest deposit amounts.


6.    Highlights and Notifications

One of the benefits of using football betting apps in Nigeria is to be updated about the recent events in your favorite sports. For this reason, you need to make sure that the app’s notification is functional.

From sending you highlights of upcoming and ongoing matches to sending you updates about your bets; the app should be able to handle it all.


7.    Security

Since this is something that you can access with the clicks of a few buttons or a few taps on the screen; the betting app should be well-protected.

Thus, the security of the app should be enhanced. Here are some of the security features you can use on the app:

  • Password
  • Biometric/password protection and;
  • Two-factor Authentication (2FA)


8.    Mobile Betting App’s Speed

How long does it take for the betting app to load the content? Anything between 10 and 25 seconds can work.

The fact is that the higher the loading speed, the better. Therefore, besides considering the size of the app, you also need to check how fast it loads.

Note: sometimes, the app’s speed is impeded by your Internet connectivity. For example, if you use a lower bandwidth or network, such as 3G, it will likely take a lot of time to load when compared to a device using the 4G or 5G network. Another factor impeding the fast-loading speed is if your device’s storage is almost filled to the capacity.


9.    Customer Support

In addition to having a customer support feature on the site, the bookie should make a similar, better provision for the app. Ideally, the app should have a “chat” feature that allows you communicate in real-time with the customer support department.



There are lots of top betting apps in Nigeria, such as the ones developed by leading bookies like Bet9ja, Betwinner, Mozzartbet and 1xBet. However, you can only choose the best apps by considering most of the tips shared in this article. With those ideas, you know the best features to look for before downloading any of the bookie’s mobile applications.

Written by Chukwukadibia Abah

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".

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