Within the next 10 minutes you are about to read some detailed information about the biggest international bookmaker that has an official license to operate in Nigeria (there are many other popular sport betting houses that work in our country, but with no official license provided by the government, by the way).
Betway is a bookie based in Malta, but we will present you its specially tailored Nigerian website version. In our country the bookmaker has been represented by Digi Bay Limited Company with a head main office placed in Lagos.
The bookie, which is a sponsor to West Ham, Roma and Alaves, offers you services through a website and a mobile app where as many possibilities for wonderful leisure spending as possible are integrated, including betting on more than 20 different sport types alongside with casino games, lucky fortune games with live streaming, football Tote games with jackpots with prizes at an amount of up to a couple of millions, virtual sports and many more.
We present our review of this betting house with a couple of more additional reasons that are pointed out by most of Betway’s Nigerian customers to prove this website is worth it to be chosen. Then, we will present you all the aspects (including the negative ones) with details in this top-to-bottom review. So here’s why you should definitely choose Betway according to our national betting audience:
- Betway is a fully licensed gambling operator which has integrated all the necessary security measures that are known in the industry nowadays (SSL crypting, a safe system for secure financial transfers and many more)
- An extremely user-friendly website and mobile apps
- Fantastic customer support service that is available 24/7 and via different channels.
- Excellent football bets with competitive odds
Betway mobile apps (Android + iOS)
Let’s start with some basic information important for those of you, whose internet consumption is (mainly) related to the smartphone or tablet type. As you know, the desktop websites are usually non-usable via a mobile device or at least hard to be used. Due to this reason and in order to be usable through a tablet and a smartphone, a website should be integrated with any software type specially made for these specific devices. In other words, a mobile browser version or an app is needed.
Fortunately, Betway has both of these things – you can enter the mobile version through your device browser and place bets with no difficulties at all, but you can also install a mobile app, if your device runs on any of the two compatible operating systems. The apps, by the way, are more often preferred and chosen and we recommend you use, them, too, especially if the website display speed and the consumed internet traffic matter to you.
If you select the app, you will be able not only to place bets on matches, but also to follow the bet progress in real time with the live stats and the live trackers. On the other side, the application is upgraded with many other high-tech bet types and services you are about to meet in this review.
The apps are supported 24/7 by a team of specialists, bugs and crashes are basically very rare, while in case of any problems or wonders regarding your experience and betting activity you can contact the bookie’s representatives at any convenient for you time.
Finding and installing Betway Android and iOS apps
- 1. Open Google Chrome, Opera or other browser on your mobile device and type the bookie’s name in the URL bar (you can skip this step by pressing on the link for Betway you can see on the top side of this page)
- 2. Click with your finger on Menu button, which is located on the top left corner
- 3. Follow the button called Android app on Google Play
- 4. This button, as a matter of fact, will not send you to Google Play, but instead, will directly initiate the downloading process. You should confirm the download by pressing on Ok button.
- 1. Do the steps 1 and 2 from the previous guide devoted to the process for downloading an Android app
- 2. Right next to the button for Android app we have mentioned you above, you will see another button called Download on the App Store. Press on it now.
- 3. In this case you will be actually sent to Apple’s App store where you will find additional information for the software product, as well as some comments and rates provided by customers (To be more specific, we should tell you that currently the rate is 4.3 from 5 and the rate is valid for the moment we are writing this review. It’s important to mention you that this is one of the highest rates ever given for a betting house’s mobile app)
- 4. Press with your click on the button for downloading the app
Betway official website is well-arranged and what is even more important is that every feature comes with additional explanations how to use them. The information part per each option is very useful for all the new customers who have no experience with this gambling operator. If in any other betting platform it takes quite significant time to get used to it, here you will literally feel like you are home from your first visit of the website. The truth is that in Europe, where the company is based, the user experience and the convenience part in this experience are very important when it comes to rating any company’s service. And we see Betway has transferred its amazing European customer experience on our market, as well.
The website has a couple of horizontal and vertical menus. The top important thing in the horizontal menu is located in the top side of the website. It’s actually the place where every gambling service is presented and every current bookie’s hot offer is mentioned. When you place bets on sport, usually, the left side of the screen shows you a vertical menu that serves the role of a search for leagues and matches. Logically, the central side of the website is devoted to bet types regardless whether they are sport bets or casino bets, while traditionally, the bet slips are placed at the right side. In addition to these, in the right side of your screen you will also see the customer panel (look a bit higher from the bet slip). It’s where you can always have a glance at to see your current account balance and the amount of your available free bets. If you browse further you can also check out your betting activity history and your transaction history, as well as to update your account information details, review your personal messages the company has sent you or to logout from your account.
Besides the main betting website, Betway has also provided another website specially tailored for our country. You can find it at this address: betwaynigeria.com where you don’t place bets, but instead, receive some important and useful information for this European betting house’s services. This extra website shows the betting operator’s big willingness to integrate its portfolio on Nigerian market and satisfy the local audience by giving it a customer-friendly environment for a fantastic client experience.
Contacts (customer support service)
One of Betway’s biggest strong points is the ability to skilfully and in time to cope with any type of issues a customer can face while using the platform. No matter how great the betting website and the gambling apps might be, no system is perfect and sometimes, bugs and crashes might occur. Besides, not any punter is able to figure it at once how a service or feature works and in this case some professional assistance is a must. These are all cases that Betway accepts immediately by offering proper solutions. If you find any problem, too, or if you have a question to ask, you can always get a fast answer and help by the company’s customer support team.
Betway offers live chat channel, mobile phone number for direct phone calls, as well as an e-mail address to send your questions. In addition to these, you can also reach the company’s representatives by sending your message in Betway Facebook or Tweeter profile.
The live chat in the mobile app can be opened via the top right corner, while if you use the platform on your desktop device, see the button for the live chat under your customer panel. Before a bookie’s operator reaches you, you should type your name and then, to press on the button called Start Chat (it’s recommended to enter your mobile phone number, too, but it’s not a must).
In the page Contact Us on the other side, you can find all the company’s e-mail addresses and phone numbers.
Now let us tell you how to make a registration in Betway website – it takes only a minute and once you do it, you will be able to make a deposit, as well as to start your betting activity.
There are two phases in Betway registration process. During the first one you will have to enter some data regarding your playing account – like mobile phone number and a password – but please, have in mind that the company requires from you to enter both of your names here and strictly mentions that they should be entered the same way they are entered in your ID. Within the time you might be also asked to provide some ID copy, so it’s essential for the data in your playing account to correspond to the data in your ID.
When you enter all of these fields, click on Next and the form for the second registration phase will appear. Here is where you should fill in your personal details – like date of birth, address, country and region. Please, note that this data should be entered correctly, too.
The last thing you should do is to mark that you agree with Betway terms and conditions (it’s recommended to get to know them in advance, although they are completely the same as most bookies have).
Finish with clicking on the button Register and enjoy your brand new betting account!
Betway registration bonus
The reputable bookies don’t offer only a free way to register in their platforms, but also a bonus that is given once this
registration completes. Betway registration bonus is available for you once you make these two things:
- 1. Make an initial deposit
- 2. Make bets on sports or jackpot games at a total amount that is equal to the initial deposit amount multiplied with three
Once you do these things you will see in your Free Bet balance an amount that is equal to half of your deposit amount.
In addition to this, the betting house has two more hot offers:
- Betway Win Boost with up to 250% boost of your profits made from accumulated bets on sport
- Betway Rebound Boost which is given to those punters who have recently made only lost bets in order to be pushed again to the top winning position
Betway Nigeria available payment methods
Once the time for depositing money or claiming for a withdrawal in Betway Nigeria, know that you should not worry about anything. The betting company supports several fast payment methods that allow your financial transactions to be complete in a couple of minutes only (USSD Mcash, EFT, credit cards, debit cards and deposit via mobile phone payment system provided by GT Bank), while the punters who, due to any reason cannot use any of these available methods, there’s an additional option – to make bank wire transfer or to directly fund their accounts through ATM. However, note that these two additional payment methods works more slowly as they don’t allow you to take the benefits of the conveniences available in payment systems with phones or computers. Plus, these two methods require from you to travel to the nearest bank department or to look for a nearby ATM.
Some of Betway payment methods are also free of charge and does not have any fees (credit cards, EFT, bank wire transfers and debit cards), but the rest of them come with small fees – between 20 and 100 NGN. No matter what payment method you prefer the minimum deposit you can make is always 100 NGN. It’s also the amount of the minimum bet you can place on the platform.
Odds and sport bets in Betway
Betway operates across many countries from all around the world and frankly, this is good news for our marker and for Nigerian punters as thus, the betting house provides us odds for events from nearly 200 different leagues based in almost 100 different countries. And these numbers refer only to football. The local Nigerian national league is one of the comparatively big leagues in the sport program as the program includes even leagues from countries like Uzbekistan and Tanzania.
In some matches you can place bets on more than 100 different factors like cards, corners, scores and etc. However, this abundance of markets refers only to the elite football leagues. On the other side, if you place bets on less popular football tournaments you can place bets on general markets like the final winner, Under / Over 2.5 scores, double chance, Handicap and a couple of more.
The best Betway’s odds are also in the football section (sometimes they reach a margin of to less than 5% per profit). However, it’s true that not everything is football in betting experience. Some people might find the football dominancy a bit too much, but it’s true that in the bookie you will find other big sport disciplines like basketball and tennis, too. And even though they are not priorities for the company, Betway never misses to offer averagely good odds for events from NBA and tennis world class tournaments.
Meanwhile, the gambling operator has even less popular sports – like ice hockey and beach volleyball. The pack of sport types and market types turn Betway one of the most complete sport betting platforms, although there’s more to achieve, no doubts, because there are bookmakers that provide even wider ranges of bet markets and sport types.
If you wonder what exactly the Live section in the website / application is about, note that it’s made for placing bets once the event has started, but not yet ended, of course. If you watch an event on your TV screen, you can open the Live section in Betway and check out who might be the next most possible goal scorer according to the bookie’s odds and if you want to or have a sixth sense for something important within the match you can place a bet. These days, as a matter of fact, it’s not even on mandatory to watch the game to be informed what exactly is happening on the field in order to make a successful bet as the live stats in websites like Betway you can get as many details as you want – like which team has made more attempts for a score, the ball possession per each team, which team has more penalties, corners and etc.
Almost all sport bets can be closed at an early stage (before the event is over) thanks to the early cash out that comes with an individual offer and odd.
This foreign bookmaker accepts bets from Nigerians in the football jackpot games, too. Here you should correctly predict the final outcome in several matches and then, to hope to get the higher prize which in most cases is at an amount of several millions. Similarly to all modern bookies, Betway has a category with Virtual Sports. They are computer-stimulated sport events you can place bets, too.
In Betway Casino there might be no bonuses for new customers like in the sport betting section, but at least, here you are offered with more than 50 different and entertaining games. You can choose from some traditional games like table and video poker, European roulette and deuces wild poker, or from some of the bran new innovative casino offers like design slots made by top development companies like Microgaming.
All the games are available in Betway mobile browser website version, so you don’t need to leave the website in order to play casino.
We can, though, only regret for not having any games with live dealers. The betting operator is quite famous across the whole world with these types of games and it’s kind of odd that they are not entered in the Nigerian specially tailored version. However, we do believe this will soon happen, too.
Although not exactly of a casino type, there are live games in the section called Betgames.
Last, but not least, here’s one more entertainment alternative in Betway for you – the section called Lucky Numbers that is suitable for all casino fans and that lets you participate in lotteries based in different countries from all around the world.
All of the information we have provided you in this review lets us think that Betway has been designed to satisfy any punter’s needs no matter what he or she likes – sports, casino and etc. Indeed, you might fall in love with the bookie even if you are not a sport lover ay all.