BETKING BOOKMAKER REVIEW
WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS OF PROBLEMATIC WITHDRAWALS AND GENERAL ISSUES WITH PAYMENTS - WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING BETKING
An increasing number of users are reporting issues with their deposits and withdrawals, this is why we can’t recommend using Betking. Here are some betting sites, which we recommend you to look into:
Paripesa | Fast payments and high odds
Betbonanza | Top quality sportsbook
1xBet | One of the best betting sites
- Fast withdrawals
- Best football odds
- 300% welcome bonus
- Live Streaming
1xBet is one of the best bookmakers in the world and it is available in Nigeria! They offer fantastic football odds and a generous 100% welcome bonus up to ₦100,000.
OUR RATING – 9.8/10
WELCOME BONUS – 145K NGN
Betking has been around since 2018, and they are relatively well-known in the Nigerian betting community as well as beyond it. They have recently gone through a massive rebranding process and are now essentially a brand new bookmaker. What you used to know about them might no longer be relevant and this is why we thought it would be a good idea to give you a full overview of their betting platform.
Betking is an original Nigerian betting brand and they currently hold two valid licensed issued by local regulators – the Lagos State Lotteries Board and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission. This is important, because well-regulated betting sites keep your funds and personal information safe, so you have one thing less to worry about.
In general, Betking has done a great job at improving their product and now has a well-rounded platform. They are very well optimized for mobile devices, have a wide range of sports and markets, especially when it comes to football and offer quick payments. We will, of course, cover all of this in more detail below.
Let us start off with looking at the registration process, as this is the first thing you will come across as a new player. Creating a new account requires having a mobile phone and access to your email address. You will be required to fill out a short registration form with only the very basic details, such as: name, phone number, email address and date of birth. Once you complete the form, you will need to verify your phone number by receiving an OTP (one-time password). Enter your OTP on the registration page to complete the process. We also recommend verifying your email address – this will make things easier when you request your first withdrawal. The entire registration process will take around 2 minutes to complete.
Betking offers all new players a 100% welcome bonus up to ₦100,000. All you need to do is sign up using the registration link below – if you register directly on the Betking website, you will not have the option to activate the bonus.
Your bonus funds will be automatically added to your account as soon as you complete your first deposit. Please keep in mind that before you make the payment, you have to activate the bonus. If you are unsure how to do that, please refer to our FAQ section.
The bonus conditions are quite fair – you will need to wager your bonus 5 times with the odds of 1.50 or higher. Each bet must have three or more selections in order to count towards wagering. The actual bonus offer is valid for 30 days, but your bonus funds have to be wagered within 14 days of receiving them.
Betking is one of the few local betting sites, who have an actually useful FAQ section. They have tons of help pages with guides and tutorials that include detailed explanations and even screenshots. We were especially surprised to see that help articles have different screenshots for mobile and desktop websites.
Support representatives are available 24/7 and can be reached through a number of different channels. The quickest way to get assistance is the live chat window on the website, the waiting time is usually under 1 minute. We reached out to them a couple of times ourselves to see what the level of support is like and we were happy with what we saw. All representatives we got to chat with were polite, professional and were actually able to help us. In addition to the above you can also reach support via phone, Whatsapp, email and Twitter.
BETTING MARKETS AND ODDS
Betking offers betting on over 20 different sports and we are sure that they are going to add more in the near future. Looking into each sport individually will take too much time, so we will probably just take football to illustrate what their offer looks like. In any case, you are most likely primarily interested in football betting, so this should serve as a good example.
At any given day you will be able to choose from 1800 different football games. This obviously includes all top tire leagues as well as smaller regional and even local Nigerian tournaments. The number of markets, as you may understand, will vary depending on the competition. If we take something like a Champions League game as an example, it could have over 200 different markets. On an average, most games will not have as many markets, but you can expect to consistently have at least 100 to choose from. All games have a good variety of special markets and combination bets, cashout is also available.
Let’s also have a quick look at the live betting section. Live football games are consistently available throughout the day. Even on a Monday evening you will have at least 15 different games running concurrently. Having said that, it is safe to assume that at least 80 live football games are offered throughout the day. On weekends it would be twice as many games.
In case you didn’t find anything for yourself in the traditional betting segment, you might want to check out the virtuals section. There aren’t as many virtual games as you might see with some other operators, however that isn’t really Betking’s focus anyway. You can choose from four different types of virtual football (soccer) or decide to try your luck at virtual greyhound racing.
SPORTS COVERED BY BET KING
Soccer, American Football, Aussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Esport Counter-strike, Formula 1, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, Rugby, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Waterpolo
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
Betking is an original Nigerian betting brand and that means you can use all popular local payment methods along with most banks. This applies to deposits as well as withdrawals. Deposits are free and instant, withdrawals are also free of charge and processed (in most cases) instantly. Don’t forget that Betking also has land-based betting shops, where you can use cash.
The minimum possible deposit amount is ₦50.
The minimum amount you can withdraw from your account is ₦1,000.
HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?
Go to betking.com and sign in using your email address or username and password. If you don’t remember your password and are unable to log in – you can reset your password using your email address.
Once you are logged in, you should see your current balance in the top right corner of the screen. Press on your balance and you will be directed to the payments page, where you can complete the next step.
The payments page will allow you to choose between the available payment methods, so pick the one you need and follow the given instructions to proceed with your payment.
Depending on the payment method of your choice, you might need to add some additional information. For example, this applies to bank transfers – you will need to specify your account number. Now simply follow the instructions to complete your deposit.
PROMOTIONS AT BETKING
Like we already mentioned earlier, Betking’s promotions are timeboxed, so they have a defined start and end date. We will be constantly updating this page to reflect the most up to date information on what offers are currently live.
Betking has a welcome offer for new players, however this bonus is only available for those who register using the links on this page. If you register directly on betking.com – you will not be eligible for the bonus.
This is a fairly standard offer of a 100% bonus up to ₦100,000, however the applicable conditions are slightly better than what most other sportsbooks would have. The wagering requirement is 5x and the minimum odds requirement is 1.50. Each bet you wager your bonus funds with should have at least three selections. Finally, remember that you have 14 days to wager your bonus before it expires.
Minimal deposit: ₦100
Bonus valid for 14 days
Required odds: 1.5 or higher
OTHER PROMOTIONS AT BETKING
There is currently only one offer that you can take advantage of as an existing active player. It is an accumulator bet boost, we will cover it in more detail below. Likely we will see some more offers being added some time soon, so we will make sure to include them here as soon as they become available.
ACCUMULATOR BET BOOST
You can increase your potential accumulator bet winnings by simply adding more selections. The bonus starts with 5%, which you will get for having 5 selections in your betslip. It will increase with every new added selection and the maximum you can get is 225% for 40 or more selections.
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
Interswitch WebPay, Paystack, GTB USSD (*737#), GTBank App, GTBank Web Transfer, OPAY, Zenith Bank bank transfer (XPATH), Zenith Branch Deposit, Zenith USSD (*966#), Visa, MasterCard, ALAT by WEMA, GoMoney, GT Bank, Kuda Bank, Sterling Bank, United Bank for Africa, Zenith Bank, Fidelity Bank, Regular Bank Transfers
Betking has done a reasonably good job at optimizing their website for mobile devices. They went even a bit further than most bookmakers – they have two different mobile versions. The fist (main) version is their new mobile website, it supports all features that the desktop website does and in some cases even more. The second version is a reincarnation of their old website, which has far less features, but is the best solution for older and outdated devices.
There is currently no mobile app, however it is not really needed due to the way their new mobile site is built. Most interface elements are cached by your browser and are reused every time you open a new page. This significantly reduces loading time and overall traffic usage making the website faster and smoother.
The actual user interface is intuitive, easy to understand and has a generally polished look. Even if you are a novice bettor – you should feel quite comfortable here. Mobile betting platforms usually show the number of available games for each sport and competition, Betking shows the number of markets (or selections). This was the only thing that stands out as knowing the number of markets within a sport doesn’t really seem like useful information.
OLD MOBILE SITE (LITE)
There isn’t really much to cover with regards to the lite mobile website – it has reduced functionality and reduced system requirements. If you have an outdated phone or you want to reduce traffic usage – then you might be interested in using this one. Nevertheless, please keep in mind that some features are not available here, for example setting up loss limits or self-exclusion.
BET KING DESKTOP SITE OVERVIEW
A functional and user-friendly interface design is usually a good sign when it comes to betting sites, as this will enable you to find exactly what you need in just several steps, markets and selections should be clearly visible and understandable while the betslip part should show all details relevant to your bet and additional options and/or features if applicable. Below are some examples of how Betking’s online sports betting section looks like.
The website layout for the most part follows all common industry “best practices”, so if you are generally familiar with betting – you will be easily able to navigate here. There are a couple of smaller things worth mentioning though.
First of all, the pre-match betting section doesn’t show you how many games are available in a given sport, tournament or country. It is present in the live betting section, but not in pre-match. This makes it a bit trickier to find good betting opportunities in situations, where you are not sure what you are looking for. On the bright side, each individual game will show you the number of currently open markets, which is obviously a good thing.
Secondly, market positioning in the actual betting UI is a bit unusual, however once you get used to it – it is actually in a way better than the standard. Markets are split into much more categories than they usually are, so that gives you a better overview of what is available and what isn’t.
BETKING SHOP LOCATIONS
Betking isn’t only an online bookmaker, they also have land-based betting shops, where you can use cash. It is also a good place to mee like-minded people and watch sporting events together with other people.
BETKING AFFILIATE PROGRAM
It used to be tricky to sign up with Betking’s affiliate program, as they were mostly dealing with land-based agents. Now, they have a proper, fully fleshed affiliate program that you can apply to. Like with any other program, you can refer new players and earn a certain percentage from the revenue your players generate. The actual percentage might be different based on a number of different factors.
HOW IT WORKS?
If you want to start earning by promoting Betking, the first thing you need is an affiliate account. Go to their affiliate portal (button below) and open the registration page. You will be asked for your personal details as well as how you are planning to attract new players. For example, you might have a personal website or blog, or you could be a Youtuber or have a large social media following. In any case, add as much information as possible and submit your application. An affiliate manager will reach out to you likely within a week to ask follow-up questions and discuss additional details. If your application is approved – you are all set, you can start referring new players.
FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW TO REGISTER AT BETKING?
The registration process is simple and quick, just make sure that you have your mobile phone at hand. You will need to fill out a standard registration form, which requires your basic personal details and contact information. Once you complete and submit the form, you will need to verify your phone number by receiving an OPT. As soon as your phone is verified – you are good to go, you can login and start betting.
HOW TO CLAIM THE WELCOME BONUS?
There are a couple of things you need to keep in mind if you don’t want to miss out on the welcome bonus.
First, only players that register using our links are eligible, if you register directly on betking.com – the bonus will not be added to your account.
Secondly, before making your first deposit you need to activate the bonus offer. Go to the “My Account” page and open the “Bonus” section. Find the welcome offer in the list if “inactive” offers and press the “Activate” button.
Finally, make the deposit and verify your bank account. Your bonus funds will be automatically added to your player account, they are valid for 14 days.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM WITHDRAWAL?
The minimum amount you can withdraw from your player account is ₦1,000.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT?
The minimum amount you can deposit is ₦100 for most payment methods. UBA and Interswitch payments can be as small as ₦50.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BET?
The minimum bet, also known as the minimum allowed stake is ₦50.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paul Echere – a life-long sports fan with a career in the betting industry. Paul has worked with many betting operators and platform providers since the very early days of iGaming. Having years of experience with numerous bookmakers, Paul is in an excellent position to review and rate sportsbook brands. Feel free to follow him on Facebook and LinkedIn to find out what he is up to.