Bankika NairaBet Kenya review

NairaBet is a well-known Nigerian online sportsbook, live betting site, online casino, and virtual betting site. Since it is fully optimized for mobile devices, you can place sports bets and play online casino games on the move without having to download any software or app.

Here are some facts about NairaBet you must know before you sign up:

  • The founder of Nairabet is a Nigerian entrepreneur called Akin Alabi.
  • NairaBet was launched as an online casino and online sportsbook in 2012.
  • The operator of NairaBet is a Nigerian company called Over the Top Entertainment.
  • NairaBet operates under a license granted by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission.


– Nigerian-facing bookmaker;

– Has been around for many years and enjoys the support of Nigerian fans;

– Offers sports betting lines from all over the world;

– Has fast and reliable online betting facilities;

– Boasts competitive odds and betting markets;

– Has online casino games as well as virtuals;

– Has an easy to navigate and sign up with website;

– Allows betting over the phone;

– Excellent customer service.


– Less established than other bookmakers;

– Tough playthrough terms on bonus;

– Website available only in English ;

– Limited offer of payment options;

– Some restricted countries.

Nairabet Usability & interface


Nairabet has recently had a rebrand. The more up to date look and feel of this betting site is clear to see. The interface looks very good across all platforms and devices. In fact, we love the blue color scheme and it seems in keeping with online betting.

Moving around the site is very straightforward and the menus are clear and easy to access. We very much enjoyed using the Nairabet betting site and anything you need can be found quickly.

The Nairabet platform can be used and enjoyed on desktop, mobile and app. The screen and colours render, fit and work to whatever screen your using and your just a simple click or tap away from some exiting odds and betting markets, not to mention the Nairabet free bet. We have been so impressed with the new platform we have included as one of our top betting sties and free bets based on the quality of the platform and how easy it is to claim.

Account opening

Nigeria’s local sports betting and casino aficionados wanting to sign up and register to open a new account with NairaBET will find the procedure straightforward and uncomplicated. To do so navigate over to the NairaBET homepage and select the bright orange “Register” button in the top right corner to open a pop-up window which will start the single page registration process. To complete the process:

In addition to the above procedure potential applicants can select the “Call to Register” link located at the bottom left of the page which will reveal a pop-up window with all the necessary information much the same as in the procedure above. The number for the telephonic registration process is as follows: 070 0624 72238, or 0700 NAIRABET, and the customer service centre remains open 24/7.

registration on nairabet

Account Activation

NairaBET, as a fully licensed gambling enterprise legally responsible for its actions and policies, needs to verify the validity of your account ownership. That serves to protect its members from any potential wrongdoing that may see them transgress any number of jurisdictional and international laws instituted for the regulation and prevention of criminal activities such as money laundering, identity theft, and unauthorised or unintentional abuse of your sportsbook account. NairaBET may ask you to supply proof of age and may also post a letter to verify the address of a customer.

Forgotten Password

If you ever find yourself unable to log into your account due to having forgotten or lost your secret password you will find the password recovery process exceedingly simple and straightforward. To resolve your problem, navigate to the NairaBET homepage and select the “Forgot?” link located in the “Password” box at the top right corner of the main page. That opens a pop-up menu asking for your username, once you have entered your username select the bright blue “Next” button which will automatically send you a system generated an email containing your new password. When logging into your account again using the new system-generated password, you will receive a message prompt urging you to reset your secret password immediately.

Sports section

As Nigeria’s largest and most favoured bookmaker NairaBET provides punters with access to over 25 unique sports types, covering a wide range of local and international sports. Considering that football is Nigeria’s number one national sport and enjoys huge support amongst its local citizenry, one would be correct in assuming that the sportsbook offers football betting as one of its primary markets with over 700 stakes.

The brand has established an excellent reputation amongst active punters for an offering of the most favourable football betting odds in the market, further bolstered by an impressive number of football betting options. Also, NairaBET showed its support by investing in the health of local football by becoming the principal sponsor of Shooting Stars SC, one of the Nigerian Premier League football teams.

Sports Covered

Its football offering includes access to international tournaments such as the English Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, UEFA Champions League, US Major League Soccer, UEFA Europa League, Scottish Premiership, Portuguese Primeira Liga, Spain’s LaLiga, and the Dutch Eredivisie. In addition to its substantial investment into football, the NairaBET sportsbook also includes extensive coverage of many other international sports including:

NairaBet Special Features

NairaBet is home to several special features that enhance its betting experience and make it very popular among bettors.

Customer to Customer Transfer – Called “Epp Ya Padi,” this feature allows you to move funds from one betting account to the other. To transfer funds to another bettor’s account, you have to enter the recipient’s username and the amount you wish to transfer.

You can transfer anywhere between N50 to N1000 using this feature provided your account is at least 30 days old.

Edit Your Bets – This feature allows you to edit your bets after you place and submit them. It is available for all varieties of sports provided you have bet on at least five selections. While editing, you can remove and add selections as long as there are not less than five selections in your bet. You can increase your bet amount, but not reduce it.

Cash Out – The cash out feature allows you to make money from a bet before the game comes to an end, irrespective of whether your selected team will win or lose. You can cash out live bets any time before the game comes to an end.

You can cash out pre-match accumulator bets if you have some of the bets and you are worried that you will lose one of them. The cash out feature gives you complete control over your bets and enables you to minimize your losses and protect your gains.

Blog – NairaBet has a blog that offers the latest updates, hottest sports picks, and football predictions. You can learn more about placing successful bets by reading the high-quality educational articles on the blog.

Betting Markets

The NairaBet Sportsbook is where all the action happens, right from the homepage you’re thrown straight into a large range of sports, events, leagues and betting markets. The site has all the most popular sports available and ready for betting, including Football, American Sports, Snooker, Cricket and more. There are two notable exceptions here, with a lack of E Sports and also of Horse Racing the only disappointing factor about the current offering. NairaBet organises its dashboard by sport, but also by tournament and times (imminent games first), which is helpful to quickly find a specific event you might be after. Clicking on a specific event will open out a reasonable variety of betting markets too, more than enough to satisfy most people, and you can place singles, Accumulators and even System bets.

NairaBet doesn’t currently offer any Promotions to entice new customers to its site, but it does have some ongoing offers like the Bore Draw refund, and also Acca Insurance, an old favourite of even the most demanding sports bettors. If your favourite team isn’t currently playing or set to play in the near future, you can always check out the Virtuals betting area, to still get in on some action for your favourite sport,

Banking Information – How to Make Deposits and Withdrawals

You can make a direct deposit into your Nairabet account at any of the following banks:

  • FCMB (First City Monument Bank)
  • First Bank
  • Sterling Bank
  • UBA (United Bank of Africa)
  • Stanbic IBTC
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Access Bank

You have to enter the account name as “NairaBet” and your NairaBet account ID as the account number in your deposit slip. Another way to fund your NairaBet account is through an ATM. You just have to visit the nearest ATM, insert your ATM card, and input your PIN. Then you have to choose either Quickteller or Pay Bill.

At some ATM machines, you have to choose “Fund Wallet.” When you do so, you will be given the option of choosing between “Fund GT Wallet” and “Fund Other Wallets.” Choose the latter option to view a list of merchants and then choose “Others.” Next, you have to enter the code associated with the amount you want to deposit along with your deposit amount. Finally, you have to enter your NairaBet customer ID. Once you have completed all these steps, you will see the funds in your NairaBet account.

You can also use the following methods to fund your account:

  • Verve
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Interswitch
  • GTBank

When you are ready to withdraw your winnings at, you have to login, navigate to your account page, and click on withdrawal. Enter the amount you want to withdraw and click on the “Make Withdrawal” link.”

The online bookie takes one working day to process your payout request. You can withdraw in the range of N1000 to N500,000 at a time. You can withdraw only your winnings from your Nairabet account. If you have made a deposit that you have never used, you cannot withdraw it. You have to use it to place bets and withdraw only your winnings, if any.

NairaBet App

The online bookie has not developed any dedicated mobile betting app for mobile devices. But it has a mobile version, which you can access on your smartphone or tablet. The mobile version of is similar to its desktop version. You can use it just as you use the desktop version.

You can also place a bet via SMS with the help of USSD codes. Once you place your bet at Nairabet, you can obtain a bet code by clicking on the “Load Bet Code” option below the bet slip. They you just have to dial *5447*Betcode*Amount#. This procedure allows you to place a bet on your mobile phone even when you are not connected to the Internet.

Live Betting

Follow the In-Play link on the mainpage toolbar to enter the Live Betting dashboard and view all the events that are currently taking place at this very moment. Competitive odds on all of the pre match sports update in real time, as the game progresses and the score changes for better or worse. For each event, statistics on the game are provided in real time too, meaning you can make more informed decisions about the bets you place, and hopefully be more likely to hit that big win. To add to the excitement, you can cash out both pre match and in play bets too, so you can quickly decide to exit a wager and run with those sweet sweet winnings. There’s no Live Streaming currently available on Nairabet, but hopefully this is something implemented in the future.

Gideon Kimutai

General Operations Management | 8+ Years Experience in iGaming/Sports Betting | Passionate about UX | Blockchain Gaming & Crypto Enthusiast
Gideon is an experienced iGaming wordsmith who has been working in the industry since 2014. He has written more words on all aspects of iGaming than he cares to remember, and has provided content for many big industry names. When not writing Gideon can be found out running or gaming on his Xbox.

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