GLOBAL BET BOOKMAKER REVIEW
WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS OF PROBLEMATIC WITHDRAWALS AND GENERAL ISSUES WITH FUNDS WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING GLOBALBET
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GlobalBet is an international betting brand, which was founded in late 2017 – since then they have expanded their business over to several countries, one of which is Nigeria. The Nigerian branch was opened in mid-2021 and quickly started gaining popularity in the local betting community. GlobalBet already has some experience running a successful sportsbook, so it is no surprise that their Nigerian website delivers an overall good betting experience. They also hold a valid “8048/JAZ” Curacao gaming license and we were not able to find any real complaints or negative reviews about them, which is of course a good sign. To put things in perspective, GlobalBet is an interesting betting site, which can easily compete with some better-known Nigerian bookmakers. They have a huge potential and a lot to show, so we expect them to grow quite significantly going forward.
The registration process is quick and straightforward, there’s not much information required from you at this stage. The form you need to submit will ask you for your username, password, email address and currency, in our case it will obviously be Naira. A verification email will be sent to you after submitting the registration form, so make sure to enter the correct email address. The last step is to open the link, which you will receive in the verification email and you will be good to go. The entire registration process will take no more than 2 minutes.
GlobalBet seems to be quite eager to invite new players, so they have an impressive and generous welcome offer available for all newcomers. As a new player you can get a 300% welcome bonus up to ₦100,000 – the minimum required deposit to claim the bonus is just ₦100. This offer on its own already stands out, but the wagering conditions are even better. Your bonus funds have to be wagered only 5 times and you can even wager them using single bets, which is not allowed by most other local betting sites.
Support operates 24/7 and the live chat function is available on all pages. Alternatively, you can also use email to get assistance if that works better for you. We do our best to make our reviews as informative as possible, so we decided to get in touch with GlobalBet support ourselves. We contacted them on several occasions asking questions related to bonus terms and bet settlement rules. All representatives we got to talk to were polite, professional, spoke good English and were easily able to answer all our questions. To sum this up, we are happy with the support we received, so don’t hesitate to contact them if you will need any help.
BETTING MARKETS AND ODDS
At the moment GlobalBet offers betting on over 20 different sports, with an exceptionally good variety of football games and markets. In order to give you a realistic picture of what to expect here, we will take some real-life examples to illustrate what the sports variety is like. Let’s take football as an example, as it is one of the main sports Nigerian betting enthusiasts usually come for.
At any given day you will surely see over 1000 football games being offered for betting – this includes all top-tier leagues as well as pretty much every smaller regional league you can think of. On an average, you will see between 300 and 500 markets open in most games. Popular leagues and tournaments will obviously have more – in some cases there will be up to 800 markets open. There is also a notable amount of different combinations and special markets available for most games.
Now we would also like to take a look at the live betting section, which is generally as impressive as the pre-match one. Live betting is open 24/7 and you will likely see some games available at any given time of day. There are usually around 100 live football games covered throughout the day and most games will have up to 300 markets open throughout the game. Taking the above into account, it is fair to say that GlobalBet covers over 10,000 live games every month. And by the way, markets are open up until the very last minute of the game and cashout is also available.
Apart from the regular sports betting section, GlobalBet also has an impressive selection of virtual sports and we thought it would make sense to point this out due to two reasons. Firstly, there is no other local betting brand, which would have this many different virtuals. Secondly, virtual betting events are available 24/7 all year round and they never stop – this allows you to keep betting even if there are no real games happening.
There are five different virtual football games available, two horse racing games, American football, greyhounds, speedway and velodrome. All virtual sports games have a demo mode, so you can play them for free before you even decide to bet any real money. And the best thing about it is the fact that GlobalBet are planning to add even more virtuals in the future.
SPORTS COVERED BY GLOBAL BET
Football, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Handball, Snooker, American Football, E-sports, Boxing, Rugby, Futsal, Beach Volleyball, Floorball, Water Polo, Gaelic Football, Martial Arts, UFC, Australian Rules, Virtual Sports
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
You can consider GlobalBet to be an actual Nigerian betting site and that means you will be able to make desists no matter what bank you use. The main deposit and withdrawal methods available are Flutterwave and WalletTec, which a lot of you might already be aware of. Flutterwave will likely be the best option to go with, because it gives you the ability to make deposits and request withdrawals from and to literally any Nigerian bank.
The minimum deposit amount is ₦100.
The minimum possible amount you can withdraw is ₦650.
HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?
Go to globalbet.ng and login using your email / username and password. If you can’t log in – you will need to reset your password by requesting a password reset link to your email address.
After signing in you will see a person icon in the top right corner of your screen. Press on that image and it will open up a slider menu. Press on the “Deposit” button and you will be taken to the deposits page, where you can proceed to the next step.
The deposit page will show you several available deposit methods, pick the one you would like to use and proceed to the next step.
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 given instructions to complete your deposit.
PROMOTIONS AT GLOBALBET
Global bet doesn’t currently have an awful lot of different promotional offers, however the ones they have are on point and exactly what most of you will want. New players can get a bonus for their first deposit and existing players can get a deposit bonus every day. Let’s have a look at these offers below.
As a newcomer you will be welcomed with a 300% deposit bonus up to ₦100,000. This is one of the largest bonuses offered in Nigeria, only two other betting brands have a bigger welcome offer. Wagering conditions are what makes this bonus offer special – your bonus funds have to be wagered 5 times with the odds of 1.90. Single bets also count towards wagering, the minimum deposit in order to claim the bonus is just ₦100 and it will be valid for 30 days.
Minimal deposit: ₦100
Bonus valid for 30 days
Required odds: 1.90 or higher
OTHER PROMOTIONS AT GLOBALBET
As we mentioned earlier, GlobalBet only has one offer for existing players and that is a deposit bonus, which every active player can claim for every single deposit.
DAILY DEPOSIT BONUS
This offer is available for all active players and it allows you to claim a 10% bonus on absolutely every deposit you make. In order to get the bonus, your deposit has to be at least ₦500, apart from that all other conditions are similar to the welcome offer. Your bonus funds have to be wagered 5 times with the odds of 1.90 or higher. Single bets also count towards wagering and the bonus is valid for 30 days.
Minimal deposit: ₦100
Bonus valid for 30 days
Required odds: 1.90 or higher
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
Zenith Bank, First Bank, GT Bank, Kuda Bank, Heritage Bank, FSDH Merchant Bank, Providus Bank, Polaris Bank, Sterling Bank, UBA, Wema Bank, FCMB, Access Bank, Unity Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank
GlobalBet offers a superb betting experience for mobile devices – like we mentioned in the beginning, they are an experienced international betting brand, so they know what sports fans actually need. From a technical perspective the mobile website is as quick as a sportsbook website can be. We tested them with several phones: a Google Pixel 2, an older Asus phone, an iPhone 6 and an iPhone XR. Even the older devices were coping very well, pages loaded quickly, there were no visual glitches and the whole experience was smooth. As we later discovered, this was achieved thanks to the way the mobile website is built – most pages share the same static elements, which are cached by your browser. This significantly reduces loading times and overall traffic usage.
From a functional perspective GlobalBet is similar to most bookmakers out there. They don’t have any new and ground-breaking mobile features, but the things that they have are handled very well. User management sections are all in one place – you can make deposits, request withdrawals, check your transactions and update your profile information without any issues. We also like the fact that GlobalBet moved your betting history button to the home screen. All your open and settled bets are just one tap away no matter on what page you are on.
Even though the mobile website seems generally well-built and optimized, it does have its own shortcomings – one of the main things that stood out for us is the lack of overview information. The sports selection menu doesn’t show you how many games are available in each sport and you have to actually open them up to check. The same applies to individual games – if you want to know how many markets a given game has, you have to open it and see. Of course, this is not that big of an issue, however in some cases this might become too time consuming, so we hope that GlobalBet would look into this at some point in the future.
Like any other mature sportsbook, GlobalBet has a betting app – at the moment it is available only for Android users. It is worth mentioning that even though there is no iOS app, Apple users aren’t really missing out on anything – the app is completely identical to the mobile version of their website. The only difference might be a slight advantage in speed (shorter loading times), but that difference is not that significant. Generally, the app looks and works without as it should and it doesn’t really take up much space on your phone.
GLOBALBET 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 GlobalBet’s online sports betting section looks like.
The desktop version of Global Bet Nigeria uses the same interface and design as all of their other branches. In general, it is quite well-built and easy to understand – you will not have to spend any time on getting used to the navigation. All “go-to” pages like deposits and withdrawals, bet history and bonuses can be accessed from the same place. This is quite convenient, as you will often need to use those pages together.
Now let’s take a look at the betting interface – again, there is nothing here that you haven’t seen before and this is probably a good thing. The entire UI is nice and simple, as it gives you just the things you need and leaves out everything else. The sports selection menu will show you how many games are currently available within each sport. We have however found something that is missing – the overview of all available games doesn’t have an indication of how many markets are open in a given game. This is normally not that big of a deal, but if you are looking specifically for games that have the most markets –this might become mildly frustrating.
GLOBAL BET AFFILIATE PROGRAM
Like any other sports betting brand, especially an international one – GlobalBet has an affiliate program. It allows people to promote GlobalBet, refer new players and earn a percentage of the profit. Normally your revenue share would start with 25% and would gradually increase along with the number of active players you bring in.
HOW IT WORKS?
The process of getting started is similar to any other affiliate program out there. First of all, you will need to register an affiliate account by filling out a registration form. Once you do that, GlobalBet’s affiliate team will review your application and will get in touch with you to iron out the details. As soon as your affiliate account is all set and approved – you can get your referral links and start promoting. If you are active on social media and have a lot of friends and followers – that might be a good place to start. If you have a personal blog or website, that would be even better.
FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS GLOBALBET LEGIT?
Yes, it is. Global Bet holds a valid Curacao gaming license, which allows them to legally operate an online sportsbook. A link to their license verification page can be found in the footer of their website.
HOW TO REGISTER AT GLOBALBET?
The registration process is quick and straightforward – first of all, follow the registration link and you will be taken to globalbet.ng where you will need to press the “Join Now” button. You will then be given a registration form to fill out – complete and submit the form to get a verification email sent your way. Open the link from that email to complete your registration. You are not asked for any additional personal details at this stage, however you will need to complete your profile before making a deposit.
HOW TO CLAIM THE WELCOME BONUS?
Before making your first deposit you have to activate the bonus offer. In order to do it, open up your account page and go over to the “Bonuses” section, find the welcome offer and press “Activate”. Once the bonus is activated you can make your deposit. Remember, the deposit has to be at least ₦100 in order for you to claim the bonus. After your deposit is completed, bonus funds will be automatically credited to your account. Don’t make your first deposit until you activate the bonus, if you will have difficulties doing that – feel free to reach out to support.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT?
The minimum amount you can deposit is ₦100.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM WITHDRAWAL?
The minimum amount you can withdraw is ₦1000.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BET?
The minimum accepted stake is as small as can be – it is ₦10.
DO I HAVE TO VERIFY MY IDENTITY?
You don’t have to verify your identity initially, however GlobalBet’s Curacao license does enforce a couple of things. First of all, you will need to complete your profile before making a deposit and you will have to verify your identity before requesting a withdrawal.