BetKing Nigeria Review: Odds, Bonus and Offer
BetKing is a sports betting company situated in Lagos, Nigeria. They offer a wide range of sports, including football, tennis, basketball, ice hockey, volleyball American football and futsal.
As well as all the popular sports, BetKing also cover customized state-of-the-art virtual games, the Kings’ League and Colour-Colour.
BetKing are part of the SV Gaming Limited banner and the company was created in a bid to offer more value for betting customers. They hold a license with the Lagos State Lotteries Board, Anambra State Gaming Company and also holds a separate gaming license with the Osun State Government.
BetKing’s mission is to create an efficient system that allows the company’s Kings and Kingmakers to have an enjoyable experience by providing an uncompromising service for everyone involved. They hope to develop and radically expand the growth of Bluebloods in Nigeria and Africa.
|Regulation||Lagos State Lotteries Board|
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Pros and Cons of BetKing
When you get going on BetKing, you will notice how easy the website is to navigate. No hidden tunnels for you to search through in order to find the bet you want. All your sports are available on the left-hand side of the screen. Simply find your sport, click on it and away you go.
A theme that occurs throughout this review is BetKing’s special offer section. This allows you to bet on just one league with a different number of markets available. This resonates with us because your knowledge of one league could be considerably better than another. Give yourself a fighting chance of winning some serious money. Play to your strengths.
We love the way each sporting section is set up. Instead of randomly scrolling down to find a certain league, BetKing has put them in an order in which makes it easy for you. Just find the country you wish to bet on and all your selections will be there to view.
Not every site is perfect, we all know that. Live streaming is a massive part of betting nowadays, and apart from the live greyhound racing there is none available, Now that doesn’t mean the site is not fit for purpose, it’s the only thing missing really.
Which markets do BetKing cover?
When you enter your journey with BetKing, you can take part in just under 20 different sports. As expected, and the same all across the world, football or soccer to some is the most popular sport to bet on.
Billions of people worldwide watch soccer on a regular basis, so there is no surprise that it is popular among the betting world. You can bet on any league you want, whether that league is in England, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Turkey, Portugal of Scotland. They also cover the likes of the Champions League, Europa League and International competitions.
With soccer, as you would expect, there are plenty of markets to bet on. Basically, if it happens in a game, you can bet on it.
We’ve already mentioned the different leagues and competitions you can have a flutter on. But the markets that are covered during each game is quite extensive as well. Betting on the overall outcome of a game may seem the easiest option, there is plenty more still to do. One popular market revolves around how many goals will be scored in each game. You can do an accumulator that covers ‘Both teams to score’, ‘First goal’, Last goal and the amount of goals actually scored.
Soccer is not the only sport covered here at BetKing. Tennis, Basketball and Ice Hockey are extremely popular. With tennis, you can cover every single tournament that is taking place. Whether that is the ITF in Telde, Cairo or Monastir, major tournaments like Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Or the ATP Tour. BetKing will have you covered.
Many people believe that the NBA is the only basketball tournament worth watching or betting on. Well, those people would be wrong. Yes, the NBA is the most popular competition in the world when it comes to shooting hoops – but there is much more out there.
Basketball in Europe is really taking off with tournaments like the Austrian Bundesliga, Greece AI, Italy Serie A and the Czech Republic NBL. As well as those domestic leagues, there is the Euroleague for men and women and the Eurocup.
It is not just in Europe where basketball is taking off. The Argentina LNB, China CBA, Australia NBL and South Korea WKBL are all gaining speed and you can bet on all these tournaments with BetKing.
Some betting markets regards to basketball are a little bit different than say soccer. You can place bets for things to happen either by halves or quarters – whether that is the amount of goals scored in the over and under section. Or you can bet on something that is known as an Asian Handicap. This allows you to predict the outcome of the match after the handicap score has been added to the final score.
Aside from the live sports, BetKing also have their own Virtual section. This has a number of special features that take you into a whole new world of gambling. They have four different markets on offer, these include Football League, Greyhounds, Color-Color and Super 6 – these all have their own special ways in order to help you win money.
What Types of Bets Can Punters Make at BetKing?
As we all know, soccer is the most popular sport in the world. So, it makes sense that people will bet on it. For the next few points on how BetKing operates, I will be using soccer as the main example.
We’ve already mentioned some of the ways you can bet on matches, including the 1×2 where you pick either the home team, away team or draw. That is probably be the most popular bet on the market, but some punters want to see their bet run and add more excitement to their afternoon or evening. The problem with this bet is your selection could be 3-0 after 15 minutes and your whole accumulator is ruined.
You can just bet on individual matches if you please. But accumulators seem to be the best bets in terms of enjoying a more lucrative payout. Doing accumulators where you need both teams to score or over 1.5 goals or under 3.5 goals are very popular. The only problem with that is you would need to place a lot of matches in this acca for it to become worthwhile.
Let’s go back to individual matches. The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, so we’ll concentrate on that for a moment. Let’s use the Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton as an example.
At the moment, there are close to 700 markets just available for this one match. These range from the over/under goals, draw no bet, correct score, Half-time/full-time, home team to win either half, away team to win either half. There is also first and last goal scorer, the amount of booking points, corners and even what time the first substitution will take place.
We’ve mentioned it before, but basically anything you want to bet on during a football match. You can do here at BetKing.
When placing a bet with BetKing, you can have a minimum of one selection and a maximum of 40 selections. The minimum stake you can place while betting is N100, while there is no actual maximum stake. It’s important to note that you cannot place a stake that would exceed your possible winnings.
Are there any Special Bets available on the site?
As we’ve already mentioned, there is a wide range of sports to bet on but soccer seems to be the most popular. Once you select soccer as your main area to bet on, you may see a section that says Special Offer. These offers will relate to games happening on that actual day. For example, some popular offers will relate the amount of goals scored in each game.
Here is a brief example of what is on offer:
Total League Goals – Predict whether the amount of goals will be over/under a specific number in a certain league or tournament. Extra-time goals and penalty shootouts do not count.
Daily League Goals – Predict whether the number of goals in a certain competition (Champions League) will be over/under a certain number.
Special Mix – This allows you to select a certain match and use a number of different markets in the one bet. Eg, 1×2 FT and corners over/under FT and ET.
Daily League Penalties – Predict whether or not the number of penalties awarded in each league will be over/under a specific number.
Daily League Shots on Target – Predict whether the number of shots on target will be over/under the specified amount.
What offers and promotions are available at BetKing?
BetKing have two main special promotions available to customers – check them out below:
100% welcome Bonus
BetKing offers new customers an amazing 100% welcome bonus on first-time deposits.
To activate the offer, you need to register a new account. Then, deposit N1000 and you will automatically receive a bonus of N1000 when you activate the bonus program. This means that if you deposit N1000, your funds will be transferred to the bonus account and you will have N2000 available in that account. If you deposit N200,000, you will get N100,000 in your real money account and N200,000 in the bonus account.
225% Accumulator Bonus
BetKing always look to give the customer more value for their money. They have recently increased their Accumulator Bonus from 170% to a staggering 225%. This means punters can enjoy up to 225% bonus on their potential winnings.
- 20 different sports to bett on
- Amazing 100% welcome bonus
- Excellent in-play markets
The 225% bonus is awarded by following BetKing criteria which means your bet needs to have more than five selections to start with. The selections need to have odds of over 1.20. If you bet has 12 selections and eight have odds of 1.10 and the remaining four have odds of 1.20, then the bonus will not be added. If your bet has eight selections with odds of 1.20 and four with under, then the bonus will apply to the eight.
The bonus starts at 5% for the first five selections and will increase depending on the number of selections you choose. If your bet has 40 selections, under the correct criteria, then you will receive the bonus of 225%.
Can you bet live and in-play?
BetKing has a separate section on its home page that allows you to bet live. All markets that are currently live and in-play will be featured and you are then able to place your bets while the game is in duration.
The Event Viewer is a very neat feature during live play. It shows you what is going on, even if live pictures are not available. The key stats of the game are included, for example the number of corners or yellow cards. It also shows you what is currently happening in terms of action – whether or not someone is in the attacking third or of they are defending.
The Multiview section allows you to keep tabs on all your in-live bets at the same time. This saves you from constantly clicking on the games you have selected. The Multiview will have each sport available for you to keep checking.
By clicking on Live Diary, you will be able to see what games are taking place on any given day. You can click All and see a full list of matches, or you can separately view what is happening through the sport you are interested – eg, soccer, basketball, baseball etc.
Mobile Betting at BetKing
BetKing’s website is extremely mobile-friendly and very easy to navigate. Everything is in view right from the off, no constant scrolling to find what you want. At the bottom of the screen you have a menu tab, live tab, betslip tab, my bets tab and a deposit tab. These are the main sections you need in order to be placing the bets you want.
At the top of the screen, there is a home menu that shows you the most popular bets of the day, as well as the amazing sign-up bonuses available to you. You can then choose which sport you want to bet on, while there is also a tab that shows you what matches will be taking place on that day.
If the mobile site is not to your liking and you want it to look a different way. Then don’t worry. There is an option to switch the style of mobile site you are viewing. It is automatically placed in the new Mobile + option, but you can also choose standard mobile or mobile lite.
There is also a drop-down menu that opens up to give you more options. These include live chat, Super 6, quick bet, what’s new and an A-Z of sports available.
Is it designed well?
The design is quite easy on the eye. BetKing’s colour pallet is blue and gold – the gold highlights the King aspect with a crown.
There is a lot going on with the website version. It might be too much for some customers as there is too much information thrown at you at any one time.
The mobile version is a lot easier to use and it’s kinder to your eyes. All the main sections you need are there right before your eyes. If the option you need is not there, then it won’t take more than a second for you to locate it.
How is the Usability?
Both the website and the mobile version are simple to use.
You might feel overawed with the desktop version because there is a lot of information thrown at you. Once you get a feel for it and know where everything is, then clicking on what you desire will become second nature.
There is nothing too complicated about it, there is just a lot of information to process and if you are not that familiar with betting sites, then it can be a little daunting.
No such problems with the mobile version. This is very easy to use. As already mentioned, everything you need is available at the touch of a tab. If you do get stuck or confused, then the live chat function is available for you to have your problem solved immediately.
Can I be a part of any VIP program?
BetKing doesn’t have any kind of VIP program running at this time. They do have a few special features on offer for customers that will be covered in more detail later on.
What Operating license is used?
BetKing is currently a product of SV Gaming Limited. The company is licensed by the Lagos State Lotteries Board, Anambra State Gaming Company and is able to operate in Nigeria because of this and their sports and gaming license which was issued by the Osun State Government.
We mentioned a short while ago about certain features aside from the normal betting markets. These include the following.
Color Color – You basically have to predict the number of colors that appear during each game. If you believe that no red ball will appear, then you click on the red ball with zero. If you think the minimum will be three, then click on 3+.
- 20 different sports to bett on
- Amazing 100% welcome bonus
- Excellent in-play markets
Super 6 – There are a number of different betting markets in the Super 6 section. You can choose to bet on the sum of the first five balls, the first ball to be even or odd, more odd than even or the first ball to be under or over 24.5.
Special Offer – We have already mentioned the special offer that exists during soccer matches. This is a brilliant section. Your knowledge on the Premier League may be a lot better than say Serie A, so why not play to your strengths. Choosing one league over another can keep your interest peaked, so having the opportunity to bet on the number of goals scored in a certain league at the weekend is a good option to have.
How does the Deposits works at BetKing?
BetKing have a number of different ways for you to make a deposit. The main ones are as follows:
You need to enter the amount you wish to deposit, then you will be taken to the Web Pay page. Simply enter your credit card details, click on pay and follow the instructions given. There are no fees and the minimum deposit is N50.
Log into www.quickteller.com and search for BetKing. You will need to enter your user ID, email address and phone number. Once the details have been verified you need to click Pay. A receipt will be displayed and a notification will be sent to your email inbox. The minimum fee deposit is N100 and there is a fee charge of N100.
Paydirect Bank Branch
You will probably be more comfortable using a simple bank deposit – here are the ones available:
- Heritage Bank
- Citi Bank
- Access Bank
- Wema Bank
- Unity Bank
- Sterling Bank
- Skye Bank
- First Bank
You will need to fill out a deposit slip and use your user ID. Fill in the amount you want to deposit, inform the bank teller you want to make a payment to BetKing through Paydirect. There are no fees and the minimum deposit is N100.
GT Online Bank Transfer
Head over to www.gtbank.com and click on the payment and collection tab on the left-hand side of the screen. Select ‘sports and gaming’ and search for BetKing. Enter your user ID, select the amount and click continue. Confirm your details and then you will be asked to choose how you wish to pay. There is a N100 fee charge, while the minimum deposit is N100.
How does the Withdrawals works at BetKing?
All methods of withdrawal are free of charge. Log into your BetKing account and click into Your Account. Then, click on withdrawal and enter your recommended bank account number. Click on the drop-down arrow and chose the appropriate bank name. Make sure you type in the correct amount you wish to withdraw, click accept and the transaction is complete.
BetKing obeys by the Data Protection Policy to ensure all your personal data is handled correctly. The site will store and process about their customers, but they understand how important it is to keep it safe from unwanted measures.
BetKing also believes in responsible gambling. They want you to enjoy your gambling experience and don’t want to see you get into serious financial difficulty. BetKing is committed to endorsing responsible gambling as well as promoting the side effects that can occur.
Customer service, Security & Reliability
There are a couple of ways in which you can get in touch with someone if you are having trouble.
The live chat function allows you to immediately speak to an operator about your query. If your complaint or need for advice is not urgent, then you can contact the customer service team by emailing [email protected].
Sports betting is BetKing’s bread and butter, but there are other options available. We have already mentioned the main ones in terms of Color-Color and Super 6, while there is also a greyhound market that allows you to watch live streaming of greyhound races from around the world.
Our experience with BetKing
BetKing is a very good site for all your betting needs. Both website and mobile versions are easy to operate and the selection of markets on offer are varied and quite lengthy. There is a wide selection of sports available, maybe not as many as some of the mainstream betting operations out there, but enough to whet your appetite.