MERRYBET BOOKMAKER REVIEW
WHAT MAKES MERRYBET A GOOD BETTING SITE
Licensed Nigerian operator
Easy and quick registration
Up to 30 different spots
OVERVIEW AND REGISTRATION
Merrybet is one of the more well-known native Nigerian sports betting brands, being founded way back in 2013 – it has had more than enough time to establish a trustworthy reputation and a loyal fan base. Despite being a reputable operator we are still eager to have a closer look at Merrybet sportsbook to see what value it actually brings to its players.
Merrybet holds a valid Lagos State Lotteries Board (LSLB) online sports betting license and from our initial overview all applicable rules and regulations appear to be taken into account in their terms and conditions.
Visiting Merrybet website for the first time you will see a nice familiar interface, which will be easy to navigate as it is in line with most industry standards. You don’t have any over-the-top animations, pop-ups and other things like that, so it will run smoothly even with a slower connection.
One noteworthy thing is the fact that Merybet have several versions of their mobile site – one for newer smartphones and one for older phones. Even if you have an old phone – you can still easily bet here, all you need in an internet connection.
The registration process here is relatively straightforward, even though you don’t have “express” registration via Facebook or Google you can still set everything up in a matter of no time. The registration form consists of several generic fields you need to fill out such as your name, email, address and date of birth. Once you submit the completed registration form you will need to verify your email address and you are good to go. Generally, the registration should not take you more than 4 minutes.
Finally, we can have a quick look at customer care – support is available between 8AM and 8PM on weekdays and between 9AM and 6PM on weekends via email, phone and Whatsapp. In order to give an accurate overview of Merrybet's support services we have submitted several queries ourselves. The issues we raised were dealt with in a timely manner and all responses were given in clear and grammatically correct English, so we are pleased to say that we are quite satisfied with the service we received.
BETTING MARKETS AND ODDS
Merrybet offer betting on almost 30 different sports and are well known for heavily focusing on top football leagues, where you can find exceptionally high numbers of markets and some fairly competitive odds.
Let’s have a look at some specific examples from football – a pre-match game will usually have between 150 and 220 different markets open for betting. With live betting it is obviously slightly different – the number of markets will largely depend on the current phase of a game, however on an average you can expect to see around 60 live markets open at any given time.
Like many other operators out there Mmerrybet has a multi-live feature available – it allows you to follow several live games at the same time without the need of switching between pages.
Another noteworthy thing here is Merybet’s focus on virtual sports – there are times when live games are not available and cannot be played and here is where virtual sports can come in handy. When live games are not available virtual betting can give you the same emotions and excitement as live betting does and luckily there are lots of virtual games available at Merrybet 24/7.
SPORTS COVERED BY MERRYBET
Specials, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Handball, Volleyball, Baseball, Motorsport, Rugby, Snooker, Cycling, American Football, Boxing, MMA, Table tennis, Golf, Cricket, Waterpolo, Bandy, Aussie rules, Sailing, Floorball, Darts, Winter Sports, Alpine Skiing, Cross-country, Non-sport specials
Merrybet offers their players the possibility to watch live game streams and this is a fairly rare thing among local betting brands. You can watch games from most top football leagues right here as you are betting and there is no need to keep several sites open – everything can be done on the same page.
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
Merrybet is an original Nigerian betting operator, so it is only logical that you will have all your favorite and most frequently used payment options available here. All together – you can choose between 10 different payment methods and 12 different banks.
The minimum deposit amount will depend on the payment option you will use and can be between ₦10 and ₦500.
The minimum possible withdrawal you can request is ₦1000.
PROMOTIONS AT MERRYBET
Merrybet likes to switch things up and change their offers on a regular basis. At the moment there is no traditional welcome offer available, however as we all know – these welcome offers usually get way more attention than they actually deserve. Despite not having a generic welcome bonus at the moment, Merrybet often has campaigns and competitions with real cash prizes.
Punters League is a campaign, where you get points for winning bets. Every month and quarter, three players, who have accumulated the most points, will get real cash prizes. There is also a grand prize at the end of this campaign, which will be the 31st of May 2021. The cool thing about it is the fact that you get points for the odds you bet on and not the amount. So even if you can’t afford making large bets, you can still earn competition points and claim prizes.
Minimal bet: ₦400
Campaign valid until the 31st of May 2021
Required odds: 1.2 or higher
Only football bets can be used in this campaign.
Only accumulator bets count towards collecting points.
An accumulator bet has to involve at least 3 different football events.
Only winning bets give you points.
Each selection’s odds should be 1.2 or higher.
PUNTERS LEAGUE MONTHLY PRIZES:
1st place: ₦300,000
2nd place: ₦200,000
3rd place: ₦100,000
PUNTERS LEAGUE QUARTERLY PRIZES:
1st place: ₦500,000
2nd place: ₦300,000
3rd place: ₦200,000
PUNTERS LEAGUE GRAND PRIZES:
1st place: ₦2,000,000
2nd place: ₦1,000,000
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
Paystack, Quickteller, Interswitch (Webpay), GlobalPay, ZenithBank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Access Bank, First Bank of Nigeria, Eco Bank, Eco Bank, Enterprise Bank, Fidelity Bank, Heritage Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Sterling Bank, Union Bank
MOBILE SITE OVERVIEW
Even though Merrybet doesn't have an application, they still look to be closely focused on mobile betting and that makes absolute sense, as most of us bet using our phones. Having that in mind you can find two different mobile site versions available – one for newer smartphones and one for older phones, which are slow or can’t open modern websites. This is an interesting feature because it ensures that even if you have an older phone and can’t generally bet online – you will still be able to bet at Merrybet.
The main mobile version of Merrybet includes everything you would normally expect to see on a betting app, so we won’t be spending too much time on this. Here are a couple of noteworthy things with this mobile version: fully functional scoreboard for live games (all statistics and timeline are present), you can manage up to four different betslips at the same moment and you can see the number of open markets within each game of the overview screen.
The lite version is as simple as you would expect it to be – you can easily browse through sports and games to find the ones you are interested in. The interface is minimalistic, so loading new pages is not going to take up a lot of your bandwidth. You should be able to navigate and place bets easily as there is hardly anything else here to draw your attention away.
The lite mobile version even has a fully functional “contact us” page, where you can submit your questions and requests.
MERRYBET SITE DESIGN 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 Merrybet online sports betting section looks like.
Merrybet has a nice and easily understandable user interface, so even if you are here for the first time you will most likely be able to navigate without any issues. The sports selection tree on the right side shows you the number of games available under each sport, so you don’t need to open them up individually to find it out. The same applies to markets – on the events overview page you can see a number next to each game, this the number of open markets and it updates in real-time.
The betslip section allows you to manage up to four different betslips at any given time. Having added multiple selections you will be prompted with applicable system bet combinations or you can place a regular accumulator bet if you wish to.
FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS MERRYBET LEGAL?
Merrybet legally operate in Nigeria and hold a valid sports betting license issued by the Lagos State Lotteries Board.
HOW TO REGISTER AT MERRYBET?
Registration at Merrybet is straightforward – first of all, follow the registration link, which will take you to the actual website. Once you are there click or tap the “Register” button and you will be taken to the registration page. You will now need fil out this registration form with your personal information, contact details and bank information. Finally, submit the completed form and you will receive an email with a verification link, that you will need to open in order to complete your registration.
Make sure to use valid bank information at this stage, because this will be the account where you are going to withdraw your winnings.
IS THERE A WELCOME BONUS?
At the moment Merrybet does not offer a welcome bonus – when such an offer will be made available we will update our review to reflect it.
WHERE TO FIND MY CUSTOMER ID?
Some deposit methods will require you to use your customer ID as a reference when making a payment. You find your ID in the top right corner of the screen under your username or in the “Account” page if you are using the mobile version.
For more detailed instructions visit Merrybet’s deposits page.
HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?
Log into your account and open the “Deposits” page – here you will need to pick your preferred payment method and follow the given instructions to complete your deposit.
HOW TO REQUEST A WITHDRAWAL?
Log into your account and open the “Payouts” page – you can withdraw funds only to the bank account you specified when registering. There are two withdrawal options: regular bank withdrawal and instant payout.
The regular withdrawal is free and will take some time to be approved on Merrybet’s side.
Instant payout will have no waiting period, however it will come with a fee which will depend on the amount you are withdrawing. Please also keep in mind, that you can instantly withdraw only the winnings you received in the last 24 hours.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT AMOUNT?
The minimum amount you can deposit will depend on the payment method you use and will be between ₦10 and ₦500.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM POSSIBLE WITHDRAWAL?
The minimal amount you can withdraw is ₦1,000 if you use the regular bank withdrawal option and ₦1 if you are using the “instant” option, however in this case you also need to pay a fee.