During the past years, gambling industry in Nigeria has expanded a lot and continue to expand. Benefitting from the large and youthful population, improving internet penetration, and the increasing access to internet-enabled devices.

Sports betting has slowly emerged as a lucrative segment, leveraging Nigeria’s huge football culture. Some of the big leagues, such as the English Premier league, and the Spanish La Liga, have millions of fans in the country — betting provides Nigerians the opportunity to earn from what they love.

A major impact on this growth connected with the process of legalization of this industry by a government, which brought it to a new level. Started in 2005 with a National Lottery Act and initiating of the governmental regulatory institution, it has been handled a several challenges connected with developing process till reached today’s results. According to NAN’s statistics, gambling makes over than 0,4% country’s GDP, which is the highest economy in African region.

According to the last researches, the industry of gambling in Nigeria was estimated at more than $2 billion and continue to increase in quickest pace. Due to the analysis of NAN (News Agency of Nigeria), approximately 60 million citizens of Nigeria from 18 to 40 are engaged in sports betting, which is almost a 30% of total population.

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Inside the majority of punters, the number of youth people is dominating, which can be explained by the popularity of sports among them. Otherwise, because youth generation is advanced in terms of digital technology awareness, applicability of gambling operators on various devices becomes an issue with primarily importance. Moreover, more than 1/3 of bets for last years were made by mobile gadgets or other pocket devices.

Mobile Sports-Betting

Behind all doubts, placing a bets via your phone discover for a punters a land of new opportunities. There is no more need to stay behind PC or visit a special betting point to play. It is available to whatever conditions you have or activity you’re doing, so the process can be combined with some other.

For a «sharp-players» it remains staying in favor because of usability and amenity of being combined with watching a live-broadcast at the same time. Moreover, the gambling part connected with casino, slots or other games is much more appliable via pocket gadgets to play from. It has become possible to blend usefulness of spending time with pleasance of possibility to make a profit.

To summarize advantages of gambling via mobile-phones a several issues should be highlighted:

  • It is more effective and productive way of playing, especially when the process combined, for example, with watching LIVE-broadcasting translation on TV and placing a betslips via mobile
  • Allows to play from any place whatever you are staying
  • Allows to play simultaneously with any other activity, like studying or working
  • Provides an extra security level, which is reached by two-factor authentication and enabling «Touch ID» authorization
  • Submit an opportunity to get extra bonus on your first bankroll by using our promo code in 1xBET, which you can use by the link

Mobile betting in Nigeria

Overviewing all officially operating bookmaker companies in Nigeria by the present moment, which including:

  1. 1xBET
  2. Bet9ja
  3. SportyBet
  4. NairaBET
  5. NaijaBET
  6. SureBet247
  7. MelBet
  8. PremierBet
  9. AfriBet

All of operators listed above are fully optimized for mobile and tablet browsers, such as Safari, Google Chrome, Opera Touch, etc. Almost all of them have also a lite-version website platform, which is more minimalistic, simple and can be run even on old mobile phones (e.g. on JAVA).

Due to the own application being developed, not all bookies can be proud of. It is especially true for the Apple productions — own iOS application has developed only in small part of them. Information about versions and their variations is provided in tab below

Bookmaker App for iOS App for Android Other platforms
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No download-bet9ja-app
SportyBet No download-sportybet-app Desktop App for Windows
No download-nairabet-app
NaijaBET No download-naijabET-app
SureBet247 No download-surebet247-app
MelBet download-melbet-app download-melbet-app
PremierBet No No


  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • LG G8 ThinQ


  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4/S6
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
  • Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Pro
  • Asus ZenPad 3S 10

1xBet App for iOS

For those, whom prefer product from Apple, there has been developed application either. Per contra, most part of Nigerian Bookmakers omit an operation system from Apple and haven’t yet developed app for it. Despite 1xBet iOS application is operating superlative on all Apple gadgets from iPhone SE. It is obtainable in AppStore to download for free or it also can be proceeds via our link.

The second way would bring you additional amount on your first bankroll bonus with a promo code, thus, traditional 100€ bonus will transform into 130€. Quite pleasant, isn’t it?

«1xWin» and «1xBet Browser»

They didn’t border only by mobile applications and have created PC’s one’s either. «1xWin» — named an application for desktops on Windows, MacOS and Linux. It has all the main features of the platform and provides stream broadcasting. Installation won’t pass more then 3 minutes and it is operating even in regions, where gambling prohibited.

«1xBrowser» is an analogue to application, but in form of browser. The key advantage of it in the possibility to open several tabs and quickly switching between them. In the rest it is equal to the application.

How to obtain mobile bonus

As it was mentioned before, punters have an opportunity to increase the amount of welcome bonus offered by bookmaker. Ordinary, it compounds 100€ or equivalent amount in different currency, which would be charged once you put in first deposit.

Notwithstanding, it might be increased to 130€ only by using the promo code, while signing-up. After you visit the website or download mobile app and click the «registration» button, there would be appeared the following picture:

Thus, all you need to do is to fill in the code while registering. All the rest would be proceeding automatically and once the first bankroll would be made, you’ll receive bonus simultaneously on your balance.

It should be mentioned the general terms for withdrawing the bonus amount of money. Punters aren’t able to output bonus money without placing any betslips. According to the rules of bookmaker, they have to make at least one accumulator bet with 3 or more events in and odds 1.4 or higher.

The sum of that betslip must exceed bonus in 5 times or there might be 5 separate accumulators following these conditions. Once it would be done, feel free to withdrawal your funds and enjoy your winnings.

1xBet Mobile Version Brief Overview

Bookmaker’s mobile platform, as well as application, have the similar UX-design with typical structure, as other competitors.

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However, it isn’t overloaded with features and advertisings, but is incredibly convenient, while get used to navigate in it. It looks like:

Main menu’s column opens by tapping on the appropriate icon, which is circled on 1st screenshot. When it opened, you can easily and rapidly navigate to different sections of the bookie’s activity.

It displayed in opened form on the 2nd screenshot. By the way, it is completely customizable, so you can change some parts according to your tastes and needs.

The central part shows the main events — existing at the moment displays firstly, some big matches and tournaments displays next. Once you tap on certain item, there would open the page, as on 3rd screenshot.

Here’s shown a brief statistic of event and main markets with odds under it. The column highlighted with purple, opens a LIVE-stream broadcast, if it is available, load more detailed statistics and so on.

The bar highlighted with yellow, displays kinds of sports disciplines, so you can quickly switch between them. More detailed review of the app you can check in appropriate article.


What Makes a Good Betting App?

Accessibility, functionality, swift velocity of information refreshing and insertion of stream-broadcasting — key characteristics of well-developed application

Are There Any Disadvantages to Mobile Betting?

You might spend too much time on betting due to the convenience of doing it via mobile phone, but it can be classified as an advantage either, it’s up to you