Frequently Asked Questions

Is online betting legal in Nigeria?

Gambling in Nigeria is regulated by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, with betting, bingo, online casino, lotteries, and fantasy sports all legal in the country.

Are online betting sites safe?

Yes, all of the online betting sites on BettingGuide are safe, legal and licensed. But, there are plenty of illegal and unlicensed betting sites, and we do not recommend signing up for any operators that are not do not feature on our site.

How do I deposit to an online betting site from Nigeria?

Online betting sites accept a wide variety of different payment methods for customers from Nigeria. We recommend depositing with Bank transfer (EFT) or using a Paystack Debit/Credit card. Other depositing options may come with a small fee on some betting sites.

Which online betting sites accept Nigerian Naira?

All of the online betting sites on BettingGuide accept Nigerian Naira. Bet9ja, Betway, and Nairabet are some of the most popular betting sites that accept Nigerian Naira.

What is the safest online sports betting site?

Bet365 is one of the safest online sports betting sites available. bet365 are legal, licensed and have one of the best reputations in the industry with over 45 million customers betting safely around the world.

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How to open an online betting account in Nigeria

Follow our simple step-by-step guide for creating a betting account from Nigeria.

1

Choose a Betting Site

Use our lists to compare the best betting sites that legally accept Nigerian customers. Click through our link and you will land on one of the exclusive sign up offers. We recommend signing up for Betway, which offers one of the best online sports betting sites in the world.

2

Complete a Registration Form

On the landing page, you will see the option to open an account, and this will take you to the registration form.

Typically, you need to enter the following:

  1. Mobile number, password, first name, last name and email address (optional)
  2. Your date of birth (to verify you are over 18), address and state
  3. If you 18+, click and accept the terms and conditions and click "register"
3

Depositing and Withdrawing Money

You can choose from a wide variety of depositing options ranging from a Bank Cash deposit, online deposit or ATM deposit.

Online Deposit Options:

  • Paystack Debit or Credit cards or Paystack bank transfer
  • Interswitch
  • Quickteller
  • GT Bank & GT Bank USSD
  • Polaris Bank
  • OPAY
  • NIBSS
  • Zenith & Zenith USSD
  • Providus Bank
  • UBA Instant Bills Pay & UBA USSD
  • Unity Bank USSD
  • FirstMonie

Bank Cash Deposit:

  • Bank deposit
  • Stanbic IBTC
  • Unity Bank in-branch

To withdraw money from Nigerian online betting sites you will need to use an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Simply provide the betting site with your banking details and enter the amount (minimum withdrawal usually ₦1,000) you want to withdraw.

4

Verify Your Betting Account

Verify your identity so you have no problems withdrawing money from any online betting sites.

You will need to upload one copy of the front and back of either your:

  • National ID card
  • Permanent Voter's card
  • Driver's License
  • International Passport

Abaeze Musa

Abaeze is responsible for the Nigerian market on BettingGuide. He has a keen interest in sports betting and football in particular. Abaeze has a degree in financial analysis which helps him deliver the best recommendations when choosing a sports betting site.

Last updated: 2021-03-26