Are you considering venturing into the sweet arms of betting and you are stuck wondering which platform to join. Well today we’ll be looking at a list of the top 10 betting sites and apps in Nigeria.

We’ll take into consideration various pros and cons such as site speed, user friendliness, bet options, payout speed and most importantly the user interface. This is because it tends to get annoying when you are using a platform which is prone to glitches.

So let’s get straight to business and look at our topic for today.



SportyBet takes the number 1 position on our article today. Without a doubt in my mind Sportybet is arguably the best betting site in Nigeria, with so many options to bet and instant payout on withdrawal.

Sportybet is recommended for a beginner in the game cause the interface as well is very easy to understand and navigate. They also offer a range of other services other than just soccer, basketball, tennis etc.

Sportybet also render live bets and virtual games such as darts, beach volley and other exciting games to make some quick bucks off. They have a nice funding system for those worried about their details.

You can fund your account by using any of their option, either card, through transfer, or even through direct bank funding from your mobile number.


One of Nigeria’s largest and most respected bookies, they where one of the first betting companies to introduce the online betting platform and have long been consistent. Providing some of the best odds for their customers and having also, so many branches around for those that may not be grounded with online betting.

Customers can also make use of their various branches by just going down to the store to book and place their bets. Founded in 2013 by Opeoluwa Fashakin, Merrybet acquired the license to operate legally from the Lagos state lotteries board.

Merrybet also has a very user friendly interface and are still very relevant because of their consistency in the game.


Founded by Ayo Ojuroya and Kunle Soname, Bet9ja takes the number 3 spot for building a brand that has long served Nigerians all over the country. They are one of the most trusted brand in Nigeria. As at 2018 September Bet9ja was the second most visited site in Nigeria.

Bet9ja covers all the major sporting events across Europe and the world. With fantastic options to bet, great betting features such as live betting and cash out, simple and easy to use betting site, and amazing welcome bonuses for new and returning customers alike.


Founded by Malcolm Irving Wilson a former rally driver. Msport was actually founded in 1979 but was founded in Nigeria as at 2019. They moved quickly up the rank for building an interface which is simply one of the best with various and numerous new options that quickly caught the eyes of various Nigerians.

Superb site, massive welcome bonuses and gifts for new users. They also have one of the fastest payout as fast as 2 minutes depending on your bank network. Additionally, Msport has one of the best stat analysis platform where it is possible for you to look up stats on their site while organizing your ticket as well. Simply 1 of the best.


Founded in 2009 by Oloye Akin Alabi, a Nigerian politician, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. Nairabet features so many enticing revenues such as online sportsbook, live betting site, online casino, and virtual betting site.

The platform has a mobile app for both Android and iOS devices to make betting seamless for its users. One of the reasons Nairabet is still preferred by Nigerians is because of their one match cut option where you still get paid if you suffer a one match. But note that there are terms and conditions pertaining to this.

6. 1XBET

Founded in 2007 by Sergey Karshkov (alleged), 1xbet is one of the biggest bet platform in Nigeria. Operating in over 50 other countries, 1xbet remains one of the best specially for their wide range of options even during live streams.

In this platform you are able to play options which you might not find on other platforms such as number of corners, shots on target, saves, goal kicks, amongst others.

Not really known for their user interface though but this platform still gets the job done and is preferred by most enthusiastic bettors who thrive by playing multiply options.


The play ground for kings indeed, a platform rich in options and user friendliness. This platform came under the limelight after employing one of our very own Nigerian legend as one of their major ambassador, Jay Jay Okocha.

Betking launched in 2018 and was founded by Gossy Ukanwoke who adopted a very smart means of promoting the brand. These various promotion has proven effective in securing the hearts of many Nigerians, also having a very nice user interface.

You can’t say you have not heard or seen an advert about Betking, especially if you are active in the world of sport. You must have come across an advert or a flier specifically showing our very own Jay Jay Okocha as the cover. Betking has taken the number 7 position in our article today.


Betway Nigeria is one of the leading online and mobile sports betting platform. The brand was established in 2006, and since then has been favored for easy sign-up processes and exceptional user-friendly interface.

This platform is specially designed for both mobile and desktop users, so user interface is a go on this platform. Operating across a number of regulated markets around the world, Betway is owned by Super Group with Anthony Werkman as the CEO.


Although new to the business, Bangbet has made a name for their brand. They are one of the recognized leaders in the betting industry successfully operating in a number of nations across Africa.

Bangbet has also secured the endorsement of various public figures with famous African giant Yaya Toure being one of their major ambassadors. Although most people say Bangbet has copied their interface from Sportybet but that doesn’t affect their status in Africa as a whole.


Licensed by the Oyo state gaming board, Nigeria, Melbet seats on the number 10 position. Founded in the year 2012, their high-end website interface gives a wonderful user experience when using the website and app.

Securing multiple License to operate in various countries, they are also known for their multiple array of bet options that you might find intriguing as a newcomer on this platform, also having a very simple and easy web interface.


Now that you have these information at you finger tips I must advise against underage gambling, the law states that you must be 18 or above to gamble. Additionally, if you are older please make sure you gamble responsibly as betting might sometimes be overwhelming.

With this article I hope I have been able to enlighten you on the best betting platform in Nigeria and their special features for you to look at for that might suit your specific need.

In addition to you betting account, you will need a good bank to withdraw more funds into. You should see our article on the top 10 banks in Nigeria for more insight.

Thanks for reading.


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