Betting Sites in Nigeria

Best Betting Site in Nigeria

Nigeria, as one of the largest oil producers in Africa, has become the largest African economy over the past decade.

It is Africa's largest country in terms of population, despite the fact that the size of its territory doesn't rank among even the top ten countries on the continent.

You can find the current list of the top betting sites in Nigeria below.

Updated in October 2021 October 2021
Most Visited Betting Sites in Nigeria
Rank in Nigeria: Detailed Information
Sign-Up Bonuses for Nigerian Players
Most Popular Betting Markets
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Popular payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, Paystack
  • Currency: ₦ (Naira / NGN)

Top 10 Nigerian Betting Sites

(Rank in Country | Percent of Nigerian Visitors)

Bet9ja Betting Site

1. Bet9ja

Rank in Country: 17

Percent of Visitors: 96.41%


Nairabet Betting Site

2. Nairabet

Rank in Country: 28

Percent of Visitors: 90.90%

SportyBet Betting Site

3. SportyBet

Rank in Country: 80

Percent of Visitors: 25.82%

 MerryBet Betting Site

4. MerryBet

Rank in Country: 31

Percent of Visitors: 95.98%

1xBet Betting Site

5. 1xBet Nigeria

Rank in Country: 99

Percent of Visitors: 98.73%


 Bet365 Betting Site

6. Bet365

Rank in Country: 152

Percent of Visitors: 2.45%


Betway Betting Site

7. Betway Nigeria

Rank in Country: 157

Percent of Visitors: 99.73%


Betfair Betting Site

8. Betfair

Rank in Country: 9,824

Percent of Visitors: 1.51%


 Surebet247 Betting Site

9. SureBet247

Rank in Country: 50,502

Percent of Visitors: 3.08%

Sports Betting in Nigeria
Sports Betting and Bookmakers in Nigeria

The list of betting companies in Nigeria is small (Bet9ja, SportyBet, NairaBet), but none of them can fully meet the needs of the entire customer market.
Moreover, local bookmakers are losing the battle to the best international betting sites, which offer their customers a higher standard of sports betting.

Bookies Accepting Nigerian Players

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Parimatch Betting Site: Top 5

Bonus: €25

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#1: Global Ranking

Marathonbet Betting Site: Top 5

Bonus: Best Odds

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All Bookmaker Awards: 1st place, 2nd place
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How many locals participate in Sports Betting?

Nigerian Gamblers

The population in this country has a strong social stratification but, despite the fact that Nigeria cannot be called a financially prosperous country, the local residents' engagement in online sports betting is quite high.

This indirectly contributes to more than half of urban residents owning mobile devices and the relative availability of the internet for the local population.

As one might guess, the presence of the internet has dramatically increased interest in the largest betting sites available in the country.
Thus, the percentage of residents who participate in betting has increased even more.

Which kinds of sports betting are popular in Nigeria?

Popular Bets in Nigeria

Football betting is the most popular here and takes a solid first place in the ranks of Nigeria's online betting.

Top 10 Bookmakers
Updated in January 2022