NetBet Nigeria Review: Odds, Bonus and Offer
NetBet provides a high quality and varied online gaming and sports betting experience. They were formerly known as Bet770 and they are owned by the Cosmo Gaming Company Ltd. They were established in 2001 and they operate under Lagos state lottery board. NetBet is establishing a very good solid brand for them and will have appeal to many types of online players.
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NetBet is predominantly known in English and French-speaking countries, but now it is making a real effort to cross to new regions. Other than a comprehensive casino, gaming and poker area, NetBet also has a steadily growing area dedicated to sports, virtual sport and in-play betting. NetBet continues to develop and expand its market for the European players interested in the traditional markets, as well as Nigerians who may be interested in worldwide sports.
According to their sportsbook guide, a particularly attractive feature is the outstanding NetBet customer service they provide. This is available to every need of players imaginable, seven days a week. Doubled with a well-designed website interface, nothing stands in the way of gaming fun with NetBet. This is especially valid when you consider the appealing welcome bonus that’s explained here later.
You may have also seen the NetBet logo as they are sponsoring a few football teams including AS Saint-Étienne the GFC Ajaccio, and West Bromwich Albion. In the future expect even more sponsorship deals to appear with famous sports teams.
You can also place bets via the NetBet app, which is really straightforward to use the betting app. It works with essentially any smartphone while you are on the go. Thankfully the days where you needed a desktop to place sports bet online are long gone.
Pros and Cons of NetBet
- Available on desktop, mobile and tablet devices
- Great variety of betting markets
- A wide selection of payment and withdrawal methods accepted
- Responsible gaming is actively enforced
- Live Betting and In-Play betting
- Virtual Sports
- Although horseracing markets are offered, the odds aren’t the most competitive for this area
- Customer care not 24/7
Betting Markets and Odds Quality
Football betting fans will be pleased with the low betting margin on the sport that NetBet have on offer, which is a little over 4%. NetBet also offers horseracing markets, which not all new sportsbook provide. If you search for a particular event on NetBet, such a football game, you can find the biggest games and leagues in the world. You can also find more unusual and rare sports such as major surfing competitions, greyhound racing and even Gaelic hurling. Recently NetBet has also added the incredibly popular Virtual Sports to their repertoire.
NetBet has upwards of 170 markets across the sports book, offering plenty of variety to suit every player. When you compare the overall odds of markets across NetBet against those of the major players in the industry, then you aren’t left behind with NetBet. They are notoriously competitive with their markets, their odds quality and their margin and that gives you a great sense of a strong betting platform to utilize.
NetBet also offers a great variety of bet types, For example, NetBet Boosts, these are boosts on selected markets and bet types which when selected provide you with the opportunity to win even more on the biggest sporting events going. Recently they also added NetBet combo boosts, bet on a 3-fold or more on any of the following sports: Football, Tennis, Basketball, Ice Hockey, American Football or Baseball and get up to 50% more winnings!
Add2Bet is also another great feature NetBet possess, this feature allows you to add new selections to your existing open bet. When logged in you can now add a selection(s) to your bet slip, instead of placing a new bet(s), you can add these selections to existing open bets which have the Cash Out option available.
If you decide to use the ‘Add2Bet’ feature, you can choose which open bet from ‘my bets’ in your personal account you would like to modify. Once the open bet from my bets is selected, the original selections placed beforehand are added on the bet slip alongside the newly added selection(s).
Your new bet stake is equal to the Cash Out amount on offer at the time of adding and you cannot modify the stake amount. The original selections will be placed on the current odds at the time of adding. Once a new bet is placed via the ‘Add2Bet’ mode; the original open bet is Cashed Out and its Cash Out amount is used for the placement of your newly updated bet.
Another top bet found with NetBet is the concept of SnapBet (Split moment, One SnapBet) The SnapBet Feature will allow you to bet on a goal scored in the next 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 10 minutes of live soccer. The market is split into three periods – Every SnapBet has different intervals to increase potential winnings. This will ensure that you have an even better live experience with NetBet Sport. When your bet is struck you will have a timeframe when you know a goal needs to be scored to become a winner. If a goal is scored when the bet is still open, you will be awarded your winnings for the respective period. It is important to note that SnapBet is only available via Mobile and Tablet devices.
No matter where you play you can always win with NetBet. You can use Cash out or the Partial Cash out on single and accumulator bets on all of their top sports. In other words, you have complete control over your bets, as you can retrieve your winnings before the event has even finished.
Website & Mobile app – Usability
You really are spoilt for choice with the NetBet sports book. It has a very familiar vibe to a lot of other great bookmakers, it is not unique in that sense but the familiarity makes you feel at ease with the straightforward layout. It’s all powered by a menu on the left where you can search your preferred sport. On the right side of the home page, you also get a list of betting highlights, live betting and upcoming events.
NetBet has always been a mobile-first betting site. NetBet Nigeria has recently updated and offers all users a fantastic, quick responding betting app and mobile betting site. Be sure to opt into the email offers, and you will also be updated with the latest promotions, some include mobile-only offers.
The mobile version is a streamlined version of the desktop sports book. As with many of the top online betting companies in Nigeria, being mobile friendly is a really important priority! You have all the top betting options at your fingertips. Betting on your mobile has never been so easy or quick, they even have an app for that.
Betting Coverage, Live betting, Live streaming
No great sports book would be without Live Betting these days, there is in play betting and a great variety of it at NetBet. You can easily view the current events in the right-hand side column on the landing page, here the latest odds are displayed. You can also see the status of the game and how many open markets are occurring there. NetBet also gives you the option to filter sports into Live Betting through tabs as well. Using this feature you can click on your chosen game and you will be taken to the main overview summary of the In-Play betting for your preferred match.
What is really great regarding the NetBet In-play service is that you have a big pointer towards Asian Handicap betting. It’s right there at the top of the betting markets (when available) on a selected match. Asian Handicap betting can be difficult to understand, so this is a truly welcome feature. You can also change the whole live in-play view over to the Asian View for full Asian Handicap coverage which a really great idea. It adds extra value to your football betting and is a great relief for those knowledgeable in the betting format. You get decent infographics to explain to you what is happening in the game and the live stats display is a real asset. It’s a very well rounded service and it is really easy to browse around and place bets with.
NetBet’s Welcome Offer
NetBet offers an exciting variety of promotional offers. At present they have a great registration offer, providing a 100% welcome bonus up to ₦100,000, just enter WELCOME200NG when creating an account. Offers may change, so be sure to keep an eye on the website to stay up to date with the latest promotions.
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There are copious ways to get money into your online NetBet account, from traditional methods such as Visa and Mastercard transfers to popular e-wallets such as NetTeller and Skrill. The majority of the funding methods have a minimum deposit, but the maximum amount will vary considerably depending on the method being used. It is worth to read all options thoroughly as not every payment type will qualify for funds required for promotional bets and offers.
Deposit Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Giropay, Neteller, bitcoin, Paysafecard, ecard, Euteller, Trustly, Bank Transfer, Zenith Bank, Interswitch and InstaDebit.
Withdrawal Methods Include Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller, Bank Transfer, WebMoney, Qiwi and Moneta.
Customer Service & Support, Security & Reliability
With every great sports book, customer service is a priority. NetBet really steps up to the mark with the variety of customer support options on offer. If you are new to playing online, be rest assured that NetBet will answer you quickly. They have a really detailed help centre, accessible from the website. Commonly asked questions and answers can be found. If that doesn’t resolve your issue you can also access a live chat system. To reach a representative, go to the “Support” section of the website. A representative will speak to you right away via live chat, or you can fill in a form for them to get back to you. There’s also a customer support phone number. Customer service representatives are available from 12:00 to 20:00 (GMT +1). NetBet also hasn’t forgotten that many players speak more than one language. It’s a strong positive to note, the customer support options are available in a variety of languages. So if you have any issue at all with the service on offer, you needn’t feel stressed about getting in touch with their friendly and helpful customer service team. Last but not least, the friendly and knowledgeable support staff can be obtained twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
NetBet takes responsible playing and age restrictions very seriously and forbid the access of their platform to anyone under the age of 18. To enforce this restriction, NetBet requires all players to provide evidence of age and identification at different stages of the registration and withdrawal processes. With regards to responsible playing, NetBet readily provides support and advice for players who may be unable to control their gambling. Deposit limits can be set as well as transfer and loss limits. By accessing the responsible gaming section and enabling the deposit limit feature, you can readily set your preferences and edit your settings to establish the time period, deposit limit and deposit type.
If you decide to change your limits, these come into effect after 7 days, any decrease will be applied immediately. You can stay up to date with NetBet’s responsible gaming tool and amend your settings via your account under the Player Protection tab. NetBet also offers an innovative feature called Reality Checks. Reality Checks are an extremely useful tool for keeping on top of all your gaming activity. These checks will frequently remind you of both how long you have spent playing on the site, and how much money you have won and lost on games. When a Reality Check is displayed, gameplay will be temporarily paused. You will be prompted to acknowledge the message, after which you have the option to continue playing or end your session. You can decide how regularly you want the reminders to appear. It’s great NetBet take their player’s welfare so seriously.
There’s no denying NetBet are simply a great all-round sports book. We did notice the odds were not as competitive for horse racing as other top sports books, so if it is horseracing you are into NetBet may not be the go-to place for you. There’s also an attractive welcome bonus, however, it would be nice to see more promotions and offers for regular players on the site. The website and mobile versions are all super user-friendly, with constant updates and upgrades it is clear the guys at NetBet take being the top of their game very seriously. If you are looking for a more unusual market, the chances are NetBet will have that covered for you; we enjoyed the niche markets on offer as well as the huge variety of betting options available. The games and the bets are also really clearly explained, and greater still the customer support is available every day in lots of different languages. It is really reassuring to know that such help is there, should you get stuck making an account or wanting to withdraw your winnings. NetBet is a truly solid and experienced sports book and well worth taking a look.