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Betting in Nigeria

Betting in Nigeria is regulated on both a provincial and federal level – so a bookmaker will receive rights to market only in the area covered by the license. Understandably, Lagos is the favourite state for registration.

Online betting is rapidly gaining popularity in Nigeria. Physical betting shops still cover approximately 80-90% of the market, but pure online is gaining traction.  

Here is a pick of licensed top online betting sites in Nigeria:

 

 

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Football Betting

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Tennis Betting

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Rugby Betting

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E-sports Betting

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Athletics Betting

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Basketball Betting

BEST BETTING sITES

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Betway Nigeria
BETWAY

100% up to N100,000

Only for new Nigerian customers of legal age. The signup free bet can only be claimed once per customer. Licensed to Digi Bay Ltd.

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1XBET

130% up to N100,000

Deposit 100,000 and get an additional 130,000 as a bonus to play with. Only for new Nigerian customers of legal age. The signup free bet can only be claimed once per customer. Licensed to Beaufortbet Ltd.

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NAIRABET

100% up to N10,000

Deposit 10,000 and get an additional 10,000 as a bonus to play with. Only for new Nigerian customers of legal age. The bonus will be withdrawn from winnings, and expires 24 hours after you sign up. The Nairabet license belongs to Over The Top Entertainment Ltd.

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BETWINNER

100% up to N100,000

Deposit 100,000 and get an additional 100,000 as a bonus to play with. Only for new Nigerian customers of legal age. The bonus will be withdrawn from winnings, and expires 24 hours after you sign up. The Betwinner license belongs to Advance Hospitality Ltd.

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22bet Kenya
22BET NIGERIA

100% up to N50,000

Deposit 50,000 and get an additional 50,000 as a bonus to play with. Only for new Nigerian customers of legal age. 22BET is currently not licensed in Nigeria

Betting in Nigeria – FAQ

Is sportsbetting legal in Nigeria?

Yes, sportsbetting is legal as long as the bookmaker has a Nigerian license.

Can I play on a site that does not have a license?

It is possible (even probable) that many bookmakers will accept you as a client. Bettinglegit does not recommend signing up with an unlicensed bookmaker, as this is illegal (we have not heard of a player being prosecuted though). But primarily, getting your funds out of the bookmaker may be harder. 

Legal Betting Sites by Country

Online betting follows different rules by country. Typically, bookmakers are restricted in the form of advertising and accepting bets – sometimes sites are also blocked. On Bettinglegit.com, we list all the legal betting sites in Africa. Click a country to read more.

Ghana

Nigeria

South Africa

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia