Is Online Gambling Legal in Nigeria?

Gambling in Nigeria is regulated by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, with betting, bingo, online casino, lotteries, fantasy sports, and online poker all legal in the country. There are plenty of licensed and legal gambling sites in Nigeria such as Bet9ja, Betway, and BetKing to name a few.

For gambling in Nigeria, the key pieces of legislation are the National Lottery Act of 2005, and the National Lottery Regulation of 2007, but, online gambling is not yet clearly defined in law. The gambling age is defined by law, and people below the age of 18 cannot legally gamble. There are currently no payment restrictions when depositing or withdrawing money to foreign or local bookmakers, and players from Nigeria can choose from a wide range of payment methods.

Nigerian Gambling Laws