GOBET247 BOOKMAKER REVIEW
GoBet247 is a local betting brand that originally opened in late 2022. From what we can see, they have what it takes to become one of the leading betting companies in Nigeria. They are a locally registered company and have a valid Curacao eGaming betting permit. Even though they don’t have a local license, that doesn’t mean they can’t facilitate online betting. The only thing GoBet 247 will not have for now are land-based betting shops.
In general, you should have a smooth betting experience at GoBet247. They support all “go-to” local payment methods and heavily focus on popular Nigerian sports and leagues. We will make a detailed breakdown of their sportsbook product, so you will have a good understanding of what to expect.
The first thing you will come across as a newcomer is the registration process, so we thought it would be good to tell you more about it in the beginning. Creating a new account at GoBet 247 is surprisingly quick and easy – you just need to have you phone at hand.
The registration form requires your phone number, email address and desired password (which must contain numbers and letters. Once you submit the registration form, a text message will be sent to you as a text message. Use the code from your text message to verify your phone number and you should be good to go.
The entire registration process takes under one minute to complete.
As we already mentioned earlier, GoBet 247 is a relatively new brand and they are eager to have you as their new player. Which is why they have two separate offers for new players.
The first offer that every (with no exceptions) new player from Nigeria will get is a ₦250 sign-up bonus. No deposits required, all you have to do is register an account using the GB247 sign-up code.
The second offer is the traditional 100% welcome bonus, that applies to your first deposit and can be as big as ₦100,000. You will need to make a deposit in order to activate this bonus, the minimum required deposit is equal to the minimum possible deposit in general. Once you get the bonus funds into your player account, you will need to wager them 8 times using accumulator bets of 10 or more selections. You will have 30 days until your bonus funds expire.
Since we are always aiming to give you the best possible overview of every sportsbook we feature – we can’t leave out customer support. GoBet247 has several options for you to get in touch with support, the most efficient one is their phone number. Local betting brands don’t always expose their phone number publicly and it’s good to see that GoBet is willing to talk to their players.
The other available options are live chat (available on almost any page of their website), email support and a contact form. The waiting time on live chat is usually not too long, 3 to 5 minutes depending on when you request a chat.
BETTING MARKETS AND ODDS
Even though GoBet247 haven’t been around for long – they already have a solid selection of over 20 sports you can bet on. They heavily focus on football, giving you the ability to bet on almost any football league in the world. Having the above in mind, we will be using football as an example to show you what the sportsbook section looks like.
At any given time, you will see at least 1700 football games open for betting, during busy times it might be even more than 2000. On an average each individual game will have between 250 and 600 markets open for betting. As you may understand, the number of markets will depend on the league, as top-tier leagues are always expected to have more markets. Also, worth mentioning that for most games there is always a rich variety of various combination bets and special markets available.
The live betting section is as impressive as the “classic” pre-match one. You will have over 60 live games being offered throughout the day. During season peaks and weekends, it is going to be even more – up to 150 games per day.
A single game, on an average will have around 50 markets open for betting consistently throughout the entire game. Some high-profile events can have up to 70 or even 80. Live betting is open until the very last minute of the game and cashout is also available.
In case you are into other types of betting, GoBet 247 also has a virtual betting section. Of course, this is not real sports, however a lot of people still enjoy this, so we thought it might be worth telling you about it.
The virtual betting section consists of six different betting disciplines. You can spend some time with “classic” virtuals like greyhound, motorbike and horse racing or you can have some fun with fast-paced football games
SPORTS COVERED BY GOBET 247
Soccer, Specials, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Formula1, Volleyball, Futsal, American Football, Rugby, Ice Hockey, Handball, Boxing, MMA, Cricket, Darts, Table Tennis, Aussie Rules, Alpine Skiing, Counter-Strike, Dota2
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
The main payment methods used on Gobet247 are OPay, Paystack and Interswitch. Combining these three payment services together ensures that you will be able to make quick payments into your player account. This also makes withdrawals a lot easier, so the only thing you will have to do is submit a request and wait for the funds to arrive to your bank account.
The minimum possible deposit is ₦100.
The minimum amount you can withdraw from your player account is ₦500.
HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?
Once you are logged in, you should see a “Deposit” button on the top of the screen. Press on that button 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 GOBET247
Bonuses and promotions are one of the few areas where GoBet 247 could have had more diversity, as it mostly focuses on new players. Existing players don’t have an awful lot of offers and bonuses to and offers to take advantage of.
Like we already said earlier, acquiring new players is something that GoBet is laser focused on. As a new player you will be greeted with two separate offers. The first one is a sign-up bonus that you get just for registering and the second one is given to you if you decide to make your first deposit. Let’s look at each one of these offers in more detail below.
SIGN-UP BONUS (NO-DEPOSIT)
This is the first bonus, which is given to all new players. You don’t have to do anything special to get it – simply create an account and it is all yours. The sign-up bonus is ₦250.
Remember, in order to activate this offer you have to use the “GB247” sign up code.
FIRST DEPOSIT BONUS
This is the usual welcome deposit bonus you have most likely already seen on other betting sites. It applies to your first deposit and can give you a 100% boost up to ₦100,000.
Once you get the bonus from your player account, you will have to wager it 8 times before converting it into real money balance. Bets that count towards wagering must be accumulators with 10 or more selections. Your bonus funds are valid for 30 days.
Minimal deposit: ₦500
Bonus valid for 30 days
OTHER PROMOTIONS AT GOBET 247
Once you get past your welcome bonuses, there is not that much you can get in terms of promotions. Nevertheless, we do hope that GoBet will address this going forward and would introduce something like a weekly deposit bonus or something like that. For now, let’s take a look at what we have.
250% ACCUMULATOR BONUS
If you are planning to place accumulator bets – you can increase your potential winnings up to 250%. The bonus starts with 5%, which will be applied to your bet if you have three selections. The bonus gradually increases with every added selection but cannot be higher than 250%. The minimum odds requirement for every individual selection is 1.20.
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
OPay, Paystack, Interswitch, Verve GT Bank, Globus Bank, Polaris Bank, Providus Bank, Titan Trust Bank, First Bank, GTB, UBA, Zenith Bank, Access Bank, CitiBank, EcoBank, Fidelity Bank, FCMB, Heritage Bank, Keystone Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Sterling Bank, Suntrust Bank, Union Bank, Unity Bank, Wema Bank
GOBET 247 MOBILE
GoBet247 has a relatively well-optimized mobile website, which would work well with most devices, even some slightly outdated ones. It is also worth mentioning though, that there is no simplified (lite) version available. There are also no applications currently available, although that shouldn’t be an issue due to good website performance.
Most static page elements will be cached by your browser on your first visit, so any time you move between pages, the UI will be loaded from your browser’s cache. This will significantly reduce waiting time and will be especially beneficial for those of you, who might have a slow connection.
We really like how informative the user interface is – as soon as you open the sports selection menu, you will see how many games are offered for each individual sport. The same principle applies to the list of available games – each game shows you the total number of open markets. This is a really simple thing that saves a lot of time, yet not all betting sites implement this.
GOBET247 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 GoBet’s online sports betting section looks like.
At first glance GoBet247 looks similar to most other betting sites that you might have seen. For the most part that is a good thing, as even as a novice sports betting enthusiast you will be easily able to navigate and find what you are looking for.
The top bar lists all available sections of the website and once you move over to ‘Sport” you will see a list of popular leagues together with a search box. Once you scroll down a bit, you will see a list of all available sports, where each sport has the number of currently available events next to it.
Once you select a sport, a drop-down menu will open where you will need to select the region / country. As soon as you place a tick next to the country that you want to open, a list of games will appear. By the way, you can tick multiple regions / competitions if needed. Each game will also have an overview of how many markets are open for betting, so finding a game with most markets is going to be quite easy.
GOBET247 AFFILIATE PROGRAM
GoBet also has an affiliate program that works quite similar to most other affiliate programs out there. You refer players, they register, start playing and you get a certain percentage from the revenue your players generate.
HOW IT WORKS?
If you want to become an affiliate – you will need to have some means of promoting GoBet. It can be a YouTube channel, personal blog or website or even a large social media following. If you have a plan I mind and you know how to attract new players, you will need to submit an affiliate registration form. The registration form can be found on GoBet’s affiliate portal (link below).
Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed – this can take a couple of days. If you are accepted, you will receive an email from an affiliate manager, who let you know of all the applicable conditions.
FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW TO REGISTER AT GOBET 247?
The registration process is quick and straightforward, but you need to have your phone with you. The registration window will ask you for your phone number, email address and desired password. Once you enter all that information and submit the registration form, it will send you a text message. That text message will have a code, enter that code in your browser to verify your number and complete your registration.
HOW TO CLAIM THE DEPOSIT BONUS?
The first deposit bonus is given to you once you complete your very first deposit. There is nothing special you need to do, simply top up your account and you should get the bonus automatically added to your balance.
If you are having issues receiving your bonus, contact support before you place any bets.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT?
The minimum amount you can deposit is ₦100.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM WITHDRAWAL?
The minimum amount you can withdraw from your account is ₦500.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BET?
The minimum allowed stake is ₦100.
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.