Bet365 Nigeria Review: Odds, Bonus and Offer
Bet365 is perhaps now the best-known online betting site in operation today, with their sportsbook attracting a large number of customers on a daily basis. With the bookmaker now also catering for Nigerian-based punters, I will take readers through a detailed review of their betting platforms.
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Despite not having the history of some other bookmakers, having only been founded back in 2000, Bet365 quickly became one of the biggest betting sites on the web, attracting millions of punters from across the globe. Based in Stoke-On-Trent in the UK, Bet365 are able to cater for customers living in Nigeria thanks to a license from the Government of Gibraltar, a hugely respected authority within the industry. With Bet365 now attracting the interest of many within the country, my review will take into consideration a number of factors, including sports markets and odds, as well as banking and promotions.
Pros & Cons of Using Bet365
The following are the pros and cons in which I found when using Bet365, with the bookmaker catering well for punters based in Nigeria.
- Live streaming on a range of sports
- Variety of promotions
- Trustworthy and respected bookmaker
- Withdrawals can take up to 28 days
- Naira not an accepted currency
Which Markets Do Bet365 Cover?
I found around 30 different sports markets whilst carrying out this Bet365 review, which include traditionally popular betting events such as football and horse racing, along with more diverse disciplines including eSports and handball. Elsewhere, the bookmaker also scores highly when it comes to their coverage of US Sports, which will come as music to the ears of basketball, American Football and baseball fans.
In terms of the bet types on offer surrounding such sports, football fans are able to bet on the winner of individual matches, along with total goals, under/over goals, first goalscorer, half time/full time and number of corners, along with a range of other markets. The number of markets will depend on the profile of the match however, with encounters from the Premier League and Champions League generally offering more bet types than a clash from Serie B in Italy.
Elsewhere, all tennis tournaments from the WTA and ATP Tours are covered, along with a range of horse racing meetings from around the world and all golf competitions from both the men’s and women’s game. I also found a variety of special markets when operating at Bet365, which included politics and entertainment from around the world, including the US presidential election, BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Chess Grand Tour.
Bet365 – Betting Markets & Odds Quality
As part of completing this review, I compared the odds offered by Bet365 with a number of other bookies, which showed just how competitive they are. Whilst prices on the favourites from the world of football and tennis are unlikely to bring about any significant earnings, those who carry out research will regularly find attractive odds from all sports. Prices are especially pleasing when it comes to football, tennis and a range of US sports, with Bet365 offering an average betting margin of 4.4%. I have provided the following average betting margins from different sports markets available at Bet365, giving Nigerian punters a better understanding of just how competitive they are:
- Soccer 6.4%
- Tennis 4.8%
- Baseball 4.5%
- Ice hockey 3.2%
- American Football 4.2%
I found that the bookmaker also offers punters the chance to earn bonus funds on top of their winnings, specifically when it comes to soccer and tennis. Those who enjoy betting on major European soccer leagues or matches from the ATP or WTA tennis tours are in with a good chance of earning significant funds when placing accumulator bets
Bet365 Bonuses & Promotions
At the time of writing this review, I found the following bonuses and promotions available at Bet365, with all helping to both maximise winnings and minimise losses. I will now go through some of the standout offers available to Nigerian-based punters at Bet365.
» New Customer Offer – Punters based in Nigeria are able to earn a 100% matched deposit bonus, worth the equivalent of up to £100. I found that an opening deposit of at least £5 was required in order to qualify, with bet credits being available shortly after meeting the terms and conditions.
Bet365 Live/In-Play Betting
Bet365 are also well-known within the industry for their excellent in-play, or live, betting options, which cover a large number of sports and events. Having clicked on the “In-Play” tab located at the top of the page, all ongoing in-play markets at the time were displayed, which included a variety of events from the world of soccer, tennis, basketball and cricket. Live betting markets at Bet365 also come with a large number of bet types, with odds being updated on a regular basis in accordance with what is taking place on the field or court.
Meanwhile, I also found it easy to view what in-play markets were coming up in the future, thanks to an efficient schedule, which is available on both desktop and mobile. As well as this, many events are accompanied by live streaming, meaning that punters are able to watch the action as it unfolds. Not only is this more enjoyable than watching a slow graphic, it also allows customers to make more accurate predictions, whether it be to back India to claim a crucial late wicket in a cricket Test match or Manchester City to come back from a goal down to win in the Champions League. All in all, I found Bet365’s live betting options to be both thorough and easy to use, meaning that it comes as little surprise as to why the bookmaker has achieved such success in this area.
With mobile betting having become increasingly popular over recent years, I was pleased to find that Bet365 have a range of options in place for such punters. The Bet365 app is available to download for both iOS and Android users, offering both an easy to use and efficient platform when on the move, as well as all of the same services and features as found on the bookmaker’s main desktop site. Links for the app can be accessed via the App Store and the Bet365 mobile website, with the download process taking just a matter of minutes to complete. Meanwhile, for punters who do not wish to download the app, the Bet365 website is also fully functional on mobile browsers, with only the speed being slightly impacted.
The Bet365 website is very easy to use, with all sports being listed down the left-hand side of the page from the off. A green and yellow colour scheme dominates throughout, colours that are now synonymous with the bookmaker. Upon entering the Bet365 sportsbook, live betting markets were the first thing in which caught my attention, while features including promotions, live streaming and customer support were all easily accessible. There is certainly not any need for any unnecessary graphics or imagery on their site, meaning that punters can easily access their favourite pages without being distracted.
Moving between pages and features at Bet365 is an easy process, with the speed of their platforms meaning that I did not come across any frustrating waiting periods at any stage. Meanwhile, punters are able to choose between fractional, decimal or American odds formats, which are also displayed clearly at all times. As well as this, Bet365 customers can move between the bookies’ sportsbook, in-play and casino pages with just the click of a button, thanks to conveniently placed tabs at the top of the page.
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Bet365 Operating License
Punters based in Nigeria can legally place bets with Bet365 thanks to a license from the Government of Gibraltar, which is one of the most respected gambling authorities in the world today.