Sport in Nigeria

About Sport betting in Nigeria

Sports betting in Nigeria is the combination of different predictions of various sporting events. The major sports betting operators appeared in Nigeria in 2007. But by 2017, the sports betting industry has grown roughly to over 60 million Nigerians who have engaged actively in sports betting and their ages range from 18 to 40 years old. The industry is expected to grow immensely, especially with the deep Nigerian football culture. The National Lottery Regulatory Commission is responsible for the licensing of the industry in Nigeria. And only those aged 18 and above are eligible to participate. There is more information on the legislation on this site:

How to be a Sports bettor in Nigeria?

This industry is one that is easy to get started in, as you have at least two betting shops or kiosks in each town in Nigeria, matter how remote it might be. You also have over 50 digital betting sites, which provide easy access for users.

There are two major ways you can make money in sports betting. First, you can make money as a staker. You can simply stake your money on a correct prediction of the outcome of an event. You can also make money as an agent of a betting company. All you have to do is open a shop where customers can make stakes and the betting company will reward with commissions.

This industry has provided some benefits to the country and its citizens. It is an extremely profitable enterprise that has aided in the development of Nigeria's economy. The industry has also reduced rates of unemployment for several youths in the country. This, in turn, has caused a ripple effect on a visible reduction of crime within the country. But, for every ray of positivity, like two sides of the same coin, there is always a con to every pro. In this case, those cons would be the addiction to betting and a resultant indulgence in laziness.

What are the best sport betting sites in Nigeria?

To avoid being scammed or losing your money, you should identify sports betting companies and research on legal sites that are licensed by NAN. It is important that you avoid sites that offer overly free registrations and dubious benefits that look too good to be true. It is advisable to use reputable sites that offer a safe betting experience online. The most popular and trusted betting sites in Nigeria are: Betway, Net Bet, 22 Bet, Bet9ja, Naira Bet, Lions Bet, Bet 365, 888sport, Betfair, 1xBet, Comeon!, Supabets, Intertops, Wiliam Hill, Sure Bet 24/7, PINNACLE, Merry Bet, Bet Kings, and Bet Bonanza;