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Best Betting Sites in Nigeria in 2023

Published by Vanguard on Thu, 08 Dec 2022

As 2023 is just around the corner or has already started, depending on when you are reading this – it might be a good time to take a fresh look at the local sports betting scene. This is generally a rapidly growing industry, so things change before you even notice it. In addition to that, if you take a place like Nigeria, which has huge economic growth potential – the rate at which things change is even higher.

Having that in mind, your favorite betting brand might no longer be the best option for you, as there will be way more options for you to choose from. A lot of new local betting brands have been formed in the last couple of years. Some of them have decent, and even impressive platforms, however they are often not very well known among Nigerian sports fans.

Not only that, but you will also see some bigger international brands enter Nigeria. These bigger companies are on another level when it comes to the quality of their services. Therefore, smaller local betting sites will definitely need to step their game up.

Sports Betting Becomes More Regulated

People used to think of Nigeria as the “wild west” of sports betting. As you might have seen yourself, we used to have quite a lot of unregulated betting and unlicensed betting operators. Fortunately, that is now changing for the better – regulators are becoming stricter, and they are enforcing companies to abide by the rules.

Local Regulators

Having more involvement from local regulators is undoubtedly a good thing. Your personal information and funds will be safer and will be better protected by local laws. Also, as a sports bettor, you will be better protected from unethical behavior of betting operators and sporting organizations.

One of the best examples of this is the National Lottery Regulatory Commission of Nigeria – they have an openly available list of all approved gaming operators. Literally anyone can go online and check whether a betting site has a valid license. In addition to showing the license and its status, you can also see additional details such as the date when it was issued and the date when it expires.

Overseas Regulators

Of course, having more regulatory involvement is good from a player’s perspective, however we aren’t saying that you should completely ignore betting sites with overseas licenses.

We can use Curacao eGaming as an example – they are an internationally recognized regulator. Even though they don’t have any physical presence in Nigeria, all betting brands they cover are absolutely legitimate.

Just make sure that the betting site you are planning to use (or are already using) has its licensing in order.

Paripesa Nigeria

Paripesa is one of those betting brands that entered Nigeria fairly recently, in late 2020. Nevertheless, they are quickly gaining popularity, due to their focus on providing a good user experience. If you have been reading similar yearly bookmaker ratings in the last couple of years, then you have probably seen Paripesa mentioned in most of them.
We placed it on the top of our list because it is usually our first option whenever somebody asks us for a betting site recommendation. Paripesa has a well-rounded betting platform that is user-friendly and suitable for beginners, yet sophisticated enough to entertain even experienced bettors. As well as that it also has its own specific focus areas, which we will cover in one of the next sections.

What Will New Players Get

As a new player from Nigeria, you will of course get a welcome present. As you might have already guessed, this is a first deposit bonus, like many others you have already seen before. When you make your first deposit, you will get a chance to claim a 100% bonus up to ₦100,000. Of course, you can go without it if that is what you want. The minimum amount you need to deposit in order to activate the welcome offer is ₦450. Once you get the bonus added to your account – you will need to wager it 5 times with the odds of 1.40 or higher.

Exclusive Promo Code – 200NGN

You read the welcome offer description and it seems like a pretty “standard” bonus, doesn’t it. But wait, there is a twist here – we have an exclusive promo code for you. The code you can use when registering a new account is 200NGN. If you use that code, you are going to get an extra warm welcome from our friends at Paripesa. Just keep in mind that this code applies only to new players. If you already have an account, we still have something for you, so keep on reading to find out what it is.

How Does Paripesa Stand Out

As we already stated earlier, among all currently available betting brands in Nigeria, Paripesa is the one we like the most. They stand out in many different ways, which we simply don’t want to fit on one small page. Therefore, we will just cover the two main things that might make them a good option for you.

Best Football Coverage

Paripesa is a fairly large international betting brand, which means they have the needed resources to build an impressive content offering. That is exactly what they’ve done – the level of football coverage is indeed impressive. You will be able to choose from almost any football tournament that you can think of. Local Nigerian football competitions are also often available.

Official Betting App for Android and iPhone

Paripesa also has an official betting app available. The issue with most local bookmakers is that they only offer an Android app. This is due to the lengthy and difficult approval process on Apple’s Apps Store. Most local betting brands decide to drop this idea all together and just focus on their Android product.

This is not the case with Paripesa – they have actually gone the extra mile and got their app listed on the App Store. Therefore, if you are an iPhone user and you would like to have a “proper” betting app – you might want to give this one a try.


Bangbet is an original local brand, although they aren’t exactly exclusive to Nigeria – they operate in a number of other neighboring countries. This brand is quite well-known in the local betting community and they also have a good reputation. If you are looking for a “safe” and reliable betting site – Bangbet might just be what you are looking for.

What Will New Players Get

Bangbet doesnt really have a traditional welcome offer for new players or first depositors, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t get anything. There are always various tournament-specific bonuses and offers. For example, you can get free bets for specific games of the World Cup or bonuses that are given to bet on local leagues and teams.
While you will usually just use a single welcome offer and be done with it, Bangbet adds new promotions and bonuses on a regular basis.

How Does Bangbet Stand Out

As we already mentioned above, Bangbet has a good reputation and they can be considered a reliable betting operator. Also, the scale at which they operate (multiple counties) can be thought of as a guarantee that they aren’t going to suddenly disappear. Such occurrences aren’t frequent, yet sadly it sometimes happens in this industry.

Mobile App for Android Devices

Bangbet has a pretty good Android app, which can be downloaded straight from their mobile website. As soon as you open their website on your phone, you will see an app download button on the top of your screen.

This app requires you to have an Android version of 5 or higher. You should also have at least 75 MB of free disk space for the app to function properly.

From a functional perspective, the application is identical to the mobile website, so you aren’t missing out on any features if you don’t want to download it. The only thing you might miss are special offers. Bangbet often gives special offers (bonuses, free bets, etc.) only to app users.

600% Accumulator Boost

One last thing we would like to tell you about Bangbet, is that they have one of the biggest accumulator bonuses in Nigeria. The rules here are simple and the same as everywhere else. – the more selections you have in your accumulator bet, the larger is the bonus.

You can reach the maximum 600% boost for having 50 or more selections in a single accumulator bet.

1win Nigeria

The last entry on our list is 1win. This is a slightly unusual choice, which might not be suitable for everyone. Nevertheless, this is a betting brand with huge potential, which is why we just had to tell you about them.
1win is not a local company and they aren’t licensed by local regulators. At the moment they hold a valid Antillephon Curaçao (8048/JAZ2018-040) betting permit, which allows them to accept players from Nigeria. If you are interested in giving 1win a chance, you need to make sure that you know how to use crypto or PerfectMoney. We will cover this in more detail later, but these are the main two ways how players from Nigeria can withdraw their winnings.

What Will New Players Get

1win has “juicy” welcome offer, the best one so far. As a new player from Nigeria, you are going to be greeted with three welcome bonuses. Each individual bonus can be up to ₦300,000, which is no joke, especially considering the fact that there are three of them.

The conditions to get your welcome bonuses are quite reasonable too. The minimum deposit required to activate each part of the welcome package is just ₦420.

Wagering conditions are honestly not the most generous ones, however they are still realistic. You will need to wager your bonus funds with the odds of 1.30 if you are placing single bets or with the odds of 3.00 in case you are placing accumulator bets.  

How Does 1win Stand Out

1win has a unique design, a good betting app and 24/7 live betting content. However, as we mentioned above – there is one important thing you must be aware of. While you can top up your account by doing a direct bank transfer, you can’t withdraw your winnings to your bank account. This feature is not currently available.

For Nigerian players, the two main options to consider are: cryptocurrencies and PerfectMoney. Make sure you familiarize yourself with at least one of these payment systems before you put any money into your 1win account.

Free Bonuses Every Day

1win has something called “bonus lottery” – a bonus that can be claimed every day by every single player. You will have a little slot machine that you can spin once every day. As a result of spinning it, you will get a bonus, the bonus amount will be random. It can be ₦300 or it can be ₦30,000 – all depends on how lucky you are.

Having that in mind, you can log into your 1win account, get a free bonus and place a bet every day, even if you don’t have any real money in your player wallet.

Exclusive Promo Code – 100NGN

1win is also one of those brands that want to give an extra warm welcome to all new players that we send their way. If, after reading this, you decide that you want to give 1win a chance, make sure to use our exclusive promo code on the registration page. The code is 100NGN, it’s easy to remember and you can even share it with your friends if you feel like it.

Responsible Sports Betting

Finally, we would like to close this topic by talking about the importance of responsible betting. Sports betting is a hobby, something that we all enjoy and love, however too much of anything can be harmful. Therefore, it is vital for you to always stay mindful of your betting habits. If your hobby is making your life difficult – it might be a good time to stop and take a break.

As we all know, taking a break from betting might sound easier than it actually is. So if you aren’t able to manage this on your own, you should seek assistance. A good place to start is https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/en – this is a place where you can 24/7 help online. Trained professionals are there to talk to you and listen to you. You can also take part in group discussion with other people, all you have to do is make the first step.

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