ILOT BET BOOKMAKER REVIEW

REVIEW SUMMARY

OVERVIEW

iLOT is an original Nigerian betting brand that has been around since June 2021. They have massively grown since then and earned a good reputation in the local betting community. iLOT is operated by Lucky9ja Lotto Limited, who hold a valid sports betting permit issued by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission of Nigeria. This license ensures that they are well regulated and operate according to local rules and regulation, keeping your funds and personal information safe.

Being a local betting site, iLOT ensures that all payments are as quick and easy as possible. They support most local banks and a number of popular payment gateways. It is also worth mentioning that they have an impressive number of various promotions, bonuses and special offers.

What exactly draws more and more people to iLOT and why so many Nigerian sports fans use them as their “go-to” betting platform? There might be several reasons behind that and we are planning to go over each one of them in detail.

Being a local betting site, iLOT ensures that all payments are as quick and easy as possible. They support most local banks and a number of popular payment gateways. It is also worth mentioning that they have an impressive number of various promotions, bonuses and special offers.

What exactly draws more and more people to iLOT and why so many Nigerian sports fans use them as their “go-to” betting platform? There might be several reasons behind that and we are planning to go over each one of them in detail.

REGISTRATION

First off, as a newcomer, you will need to create and account, so let’s take a look at the registration process. There are two ways to create an account: using your phone number or your email address.

If you want to go with phone registration, you will need to enter your phone number and receive a confirmation code as a text message. Once you have the code, just enter it on the registration page and your account will be all set. You can later add personal details, and change your password.

ilot bet registration

If you decide to use your email address to create an account, the process is mostly the same. You will receive an email with a confirmation link, you need to open that link and your account will be all set. A follow-up email will be sent upon completing the previous step, that email will contain your password. You can later change your password.

Regardless of what registration option you decide to use – creating a new account will take roughly 1 minute.

WELCOME OFFER

iLOT’s welcome offer is structured in a rather interesting way – the amount you get as a bonus for your first deposit depends on the size of your deposit. The maximum bonus percentage is 100%, which you will be credited to your account if you deposit between ₦10,000 and ₦20,000. Deposits between ₦2,000 and ₦10,000 will get an 80% welcome bonus and deposits under ₦2,000 come with a 50% bonus.

Now while the actual percentages aren’t as high as you might have seen elsewhere – the wagering conditions are what makes the actual difference. The turnover requirement for the 50% bonus is 5x and for the 70% one it is 6x. Your bonus funds have to be wagered using accumulator bets with three or more selections. Each selection has to have the odds of 1.30 or higher – this is the lowest odds requirement we’ve seen so far.

SUPPORT

The good thing about local betting brands is phone support – most Nigerian bookmakers offer phone support. iLOT is not an exception, they have two support phone numbers, which you can call to get assistance whenever you are stuck or have questions.

In addition to phone support, you can send an old fashion email. This might be useful when you need to send over some files like screenshots or transaction confirmations.

Finally, you can get assistance via Whatsapp, which is also quite handy because most of us use it daily for personal needs anyway.

BETTING MARKETS AND ODDS

At the moment iLOT offers betting on more than ten sports and we are definitely expecting them to expand their sports portfolio going forward. All popular betting sports are here, so don’t worry, you won’t miss out on anything. We are going to take a closer look at the football betting section to give you a good understanding of what you can expect here.

On any given day you will see over 800 football games being available – this includes all top-tier tournaments as smaller ones from all over the world. The variety of betting markets per game is quite impressive, as most games will have over 300 markets to choose from. This is a lot more than what you would see on most locally run betting sites.

Live betting is, of course, also available and seems to be as good as the pre-match section, which we talked about above. Depending on the time of the year – between 50 and 100 live football games are covered throughout the day. Each game will have up to 70 markets open trading at any point while the game is live. Betting is open up until the last seconds of any game.

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combination markets

VIRTUALS

In addition to betting on regular sports, you can also explore virtuals. If you don’t know what virtual are – they are simulated virtual sporting events, where you can place bets as you would with real games. iLOT has several variations of virtual football, you can choose between for virtual leagues: England League, Italy League, Spain League and Virtual cup. This is a good alternative to real sports if you want to take a break and try something new.

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SPORTS COVERED BY ILOT

Football, Basketball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Rugby, American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey, Volleyball, Snooker

DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS

All payments are processed using Paystack, so you should be able to use any Nigerian bank to top up your account or withdraw your winnings. You can make card payments, use internet banking or simply make a direct bank transfer to add money to your player account. In order to request a withdrawal, you will need to link your iLOT player profile with your bank account.

Alternatively, you can use the Palmpay app to add funds to your iLOT account.

The minimum amount you can deposit is ₦100.

The minimum amount you can withdraw is ₦1,000.

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HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?

Go to ilot.ng and sign in using your phone number / email address and password. If you don’t remember your password and are unable to log in – you sign and reset your password by receiving an OTP and entering it on the login page.

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Once you are logged in, you should see your current balance displayed in the top right corner of the screen. Press on the balance icon and you will open the account management page, where you will see a green “Deposit” button. Press that button and you will be taken to the payments page.

deposit button

The payments page will allow you to choose between Paystack and Palmpay, so pick the one you need and follow the given instructions to proceed with your payment.

payment choice

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.bank account number

PROMOTIONS AT ILOT BET

iLOT have done a good job with their promo offers – both, new and existing players will always have something good to look forward to. You can get deposit bonuses on a regular basis as well as free bets and accumulator bet boosts. Let’s take a look at each offer in detail below.

WELCOME BONUS

All new players can get a bonus for making their first deposit. How big is your bonus going to be depends on the size of your deposit. If your first deposit is under ₦2,000 – your bonus will be 50% (5x wagering). If you decide to make a larger deposit between ₦10,000 and ₦20,000 – you will get a 70% (6x wagering) bonus. If your deposit is between ₦10,000 and ₦20,000 – your bonus will be 100% (8x wagering). In all three cases, your bonus will be valid for 30 days.

One of the coolest things about this offer is the minimum odds requirement for wagering your bonus funds – it is just 1.30. Wagering has to be done using accumulator bets with three or more selections.

Wagering for 50%: 5x
Wagering for 70%: 6x
Wagering for 100%: 8x
Minimal deposit: ₦500
Bonus valid for 30 days
Required odds: 1.3 or higher

OTHER PROMOTIONS AT ILOT

Even if you had already used your welcome bonus – there is much more to look forward to. You can claim all sorts of different bonus coupons, odds boosts and free bets. There are also guessing games that you can play for free, but win real money prizes.

80% ACCUMULATOR BET BOOST

If you are an experienced bettor – you already know what this offer is about. If you don’t, please allow us to explain. You can get your potential multibet winnings boosted by simply adding more selections to your bet. The bonus starts with 5% for 5 selections and gradually increases with every added selection. The maximum bonus is 80%, which will be added to your bet if you have 20 or more selections.

BONUS COUPONS FOR DOWNLOADING THE APP

This is a simple one, just download the app and install it on your phone. When installed, log in using the account you already have. Once you first sign into the application, you will be given two coupons: one for ₦50 and the other one for ₦120. Only one coupon can be used at a time, coupons cannot be combined.

EXACT SCORE PREDICTION GAME

There are two prediction games that all players can participate in. These games differ in complexity, so the chances of winning are also different. Nevertheless, the harder it is to win – the higher is your reward.

50,000 NAIRA PRIZE POOL

Try to guess what the exact score of an upcoming game will be and get a chance to win a real money prize. The prize pool is ₦50,000 and it will be shared among all players who were able to correctly predict the final score. Everyone can participate in this game without staking any real money.

10,000,000 NAIRA PRIZE POOL

The second prediction game has a significantly larger prize pool of ₦10,000,000 – you will need to predict (1st half and full time) scores of 4 different games. For each correctly predicted score you will get a number of “points”. Top 20% of players who get the most points will get a guaranteed share of the prize pool.

INVITE A FRIEND AND GET A BONUS

You can invite your friends to play at iLOT and get a bonus for doing that. The rules are simple – once your friend registers an account and verifies your phone number, a bonus will be added to your account. This bonus has to be staked once before it can be withdrawn.

ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS

Paystack, Palmpay, 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

ILOT BET MOBILE

It is fair to say that iLOT mainly focuses on mobile betting, as some sections of the desktop website mimic mobile functionality. From our perspective, that is totally fine as most of you will, in any case, use your mobile phones to bet, make payments and request withdrawals. There is an app, which we will talk about in a bit. Since the app is available only for Android devices, we would also like to look at the mobile website, so that iPhone users won’t get left out.

We tested iLOT’s mobile website with two different devices – an iPhone 11, a Google Pixel 2 XL and an older Samsung Galaxy Note 9. We did that to see how it will work on older devices and compare it with newer ones. As you may have already expected, the newer phones passed all tests with flying colors, however we are also delighted to tell you that the older Samsung phone did well too. We believe this was achieved thanks to the way the website is built – all static page elements will be cached by your browser on your first visit. This significantly reduces page loading times and overall traffic usage.

ANDROID APP

As we already mentioned earlier, iLOT has an Android app, which you can download from their website. You can log in to the app using your already existing player account. Also, players who open the app for the first time will get two bonus coupons, which is just another reason to give it a go.

The app itself mimics the mobile version of the website, so there is not much we can add to what has already been said before. Perhaps one additional thing to mention here is that having the app installed reduces loading time and traffic usage even more.

ILOT mobile website
ilot betting app

ILOT 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 iLOT’s online sports betting section looks like.

The desktop user interface follows most industry wide standards, so anyone who is at least relatively familiar with betting should feel comfortable here. Nevertheless, there are a couple of cool features, which we would like to highlight.

First of all, we really like how sliders are implemented – you can filter upcoming games based on their start times using a slider. Usually, you would need to select dates and times and that might be a bit irritating, so having a slider makes this way easier.

The other thing we really liked about the UI is their odds filter, which is also implemented as a slider. Again, you will not need to type anything manually, simply move the slider to your desired odds values and that’s it.

ilot desktop site

FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS ILOT BET LEGIT?

Yes, it is. iLOT holds a valid National Lottery Regulatory Commission of Nigeria (License No. 0001040), which you can check on the regulator’s official website.

HOW TO REGISTER AT ILOT?

Creating an account at iLOT is quick and easy, all you need is a phone and / or email address to get started. You will need to register using one of the above-mentioned contacts and complete your registration by entering a verification code.

Once you complete the registration process, you are good to go – you can start betting, there is no need to verify anything at this stage.

HOW TO CLAIM THE WELCOME BONUS?

In order to get the welcome bonus added to your account, simply make a deposit and make sure that your first deposit is ₦500 or more. Deposits of less than ₦500 will not activate this bonus.

There are two variations of the welcome bonus and as you make your deposit, you will see how big your bonus will be.

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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 iLOT account is ₦1,000.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BET?

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.

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