N1BET BOOKMAKER REVIEW
N1 Bet opened in late 2021 and they operate in many countries around the globe, however one of their main focus areas is Nigeria. Given their international background – they offer a high-quality sports betting service and make it suitable for Nigerian betting enthusiasts. N1bet comply with all local laws and regulation and holds a valid operating license issued by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission of Nigeria. Not all international brands go the extra mile and apply to get a local license, however N1 did and it is definitely a good sign.
New visitors will be pleasantly surprised by the number of available games as well as the betting platform in general. N1 Bet looks and feels a lot more technologically advanced than most other local betting brands you may think of. To give you a better understanding of what we are talking about, we will cover this in more detail in the other sections below. Nevertheless, this is why we are fairly certain that in the nearest future N1 will become one of the go-to betting sites for Nigerian sports fans.
As a newcomer, the first thing you will come across is the registration process – so let’s see how it looks. Creating an account is luckily quite easy and quick. In fact, it is way quicker than what many other sportsbooks have. You will need to press the “Sign Up” button and fill out the registration form. The form itself is short and requires only your email address and password. After you complete and submit the form, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address. Find that email (if needed check your spam folder), open the verification link and you are all set! You will still need to complete your profile information, yet you can do that at a later stage. The entire registration process takes under 2 minutes to complete.
N1Bet offers new players a 300% welcome bonus up to ₦500,000 for their first deposit. The amount is quite impressive, so is the percentage, this makes the overall offer stand out among other bonuses from other betting sites. There are a couple of other interesting nuances regarding the wagering conditions, which we will also tell you about.
First of all, the minimum deposit amount required to trigger the bonus is ₦4,500 and that alone will already give you a ₦13,500 of bonus funds. Your bonus will be given to you in installments as free bets. Bonuses are credited only to verified accounts, so make sure to visit your profile page and add your personal details (name, address, phone number, etc.) before making your first deposit.
Finally, we can take a look at the wagering conditions, which are rather unusual compared to the industry average. The entire welcome bonus amount has to be wagered 50 times before it is converted into real money balance. At first glance this might seem unreasonably high, however it evens out if you look at the minimum odds requirement, which is 1.1. Each free bet is valid for three days only, so don’t forget to use them in time.
N1 Bet has a 24/7 live support service available via live chat, however that is not the only option. You can also submit a support request using a contact form or you can send an email. Both options have a fairly short turnaround time – you will likely receive a response within one working day. Live chat waiting times are usually under three minutes.
We want to give you a good understanding of what exactly to expect here, so we got in touch with N1’s live support ourselves. The questions we asked were general, related mostly to betting rules and bonus conditions. On each occasion, the support agent we got to chat with was polite, professional and had good domain knowledge. Having said that, don’t hesitate to give support a nudge in case you will need any assistance.
BETTING MARKETS AND ODDS
At the moment N1Bet has over 30 different sports to choose from – this is what was available at launch. We are sure that there will be even more going forward. Right now, we would like to show you their sportsbook variety using real-life examples, so let’s start by looking at football. Football is generally one of the most popular sports in Nigeria, especially when it comes to betting, so it seems like the most appropriate example.
At any given day you will see over 1000 football games being open for betting – this covers all pre-game betting up to several months into the future. Outrights are also available, so you can bet on tournament and league winners up to an entire year in advance.
On an average a football game will have between 100 and 150 markets for you to choose from, however in top-tier leagues this number may go up all the way to 300. This includes a rich selection of different combinations, corner and special markets. Having said that, we should still take note of the fact that the overall number of markets largely depends on the league.
Let’s also have a look at the in-play or in other words live betting section. As we all know, the number of live games depends on the season – on an average N1 Bet will have around 100 live football games traded throughout the day. During peak season it may be even 150 or 200, which is already more than what the majority of other local betting brands will have. We were pleasantly surprised by the live betting market variety – most games will have between 60 and 70 markets open concurrently up until the very last minutes of the game. Not to mention that cashout is also available.
SPORTS COVERED BY N1 BET
Football (soccer), Alpine Skiing, American Football, Aussie Rules, Badminton, Bandy, Baseball, Basketball, Biathlon, Boxing, Cricket, Cross-Country, Cycling, Darts, Floorball, Formula 1, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, OTHER SPORTS, Rugby, Snooker, Specials, Stock Car Racing, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
N1 Bet has done a great job with their payment system – you can use bank cards, USSD, and make bank transfer deposits and withdrawals using Flutterwave. This means that payments can be made from and to pretty much any Nigerian bank you can think of, which obviously makes banking way less complicated for everyone. Before making your first deposit you will need to update your profile information. Make sure to also add a valid phone number, as you will need to verify it later.
The minimum possible deposit you can make is ₦450.
The minimum amount you can withdraw from your account is ₦450.
HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?
Go to www.n1bet.ng and sign in using your email address and password. If you don’t remember your password and are unable to log in – you can reset your password using your email address. Follow the “Forgot Password” link on the login screen to recover your account.
Once you are logged in, you will see a green “Deposit” button in the top right corner of the screen. Press that button and you will be taken to the payments page, where you can proceed to the next step.
Pick the payment method you would like to use and press the “Next” button to move over to the next page.
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 N1BET
If you open up the promotions page at N1 Bet, you will see that there are just several offers available. There is a welcome offer for new players and a number of accumulator bet boosts. Even though it is not much, there is still something for everyone – both, new players and old times have something to look forward to.
New players can take advantage of an incredibly generous welcome offer, which will give you a 300% welcome bonus up to ₦500,000 for your first deposit. In its monetary value, this is likely the largest welcome bonus you can currently find in Nigeria. This bonus will be given to you gradually in the form of free bets, use one in order to get the next one. Please bear in mind that each free bet is valid for 6 days. The minimum odds requirement is rather low, it is just 1.10 – so there is a relatively high chance of successfully wagering your bonus funds. Finally, make sure to complete your profile and verify your phone number before making your first deposit. Otherwise, you might miss out on the bonus.
Minimal deposit: ₦4,500
Bonus valid for 30 days
Each free bet valid for 6 days
Required odds: 1.10 or higher
OTHER PROMOTIONS AT N1BET
As we mentioned earlier, apart from the new player welcome offer, you will also find a number of accumulator boost offers, which can be used by existing players. Let’s have a look at these boost promotions below.
There are two different accumulator (combo)bet boosts available – one applies to all sports in general and the second one applies to US sports and tournaments. They are mostly the same, the only difference can be seen in the boost percentages and minimum odds requirements. This offer applies to bets made on any event, which means both, pre-match and live games.
GENERAL ACCUMULATOR BOOST
This is the one, which applies to all sports and games – the minimum odds requirement here is 1.40. If the odds of your betslip are lower, then the boost will not be available. The bonus starts with 10% for 8 selections and gradually increases as you add more selections. The maximum bonus amount is 20%, which will be applied to your bet if you have 15 or more selections.
USA ACCUMULATOR BOOST
This offer applies to US sports and tournaments – the minimum odds requirement here is 1.30. If the odds of your betslip are lower, then the boost will not be available. The bonus starts with 10% for 8 selections and gradually increases as you add more selections. The maximum bonus amount is 25%, which will be applied to your bet if you have 15 or more selections.
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
Bank transfer, USSD, Visa, Mastercard, Flutterwave, 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
N1 Bet have done a reasonably good job at optimizing their website for mobile gaming. In fact, most of us use our mobile phones to bet and some may not even have any other devices at all. Having said that, it is extremely important for a mobile website to have all the same features and functionality as a regular desktop site does. N1Bet managed to make sure that their mobile platform will provide you with everything you might need on a daily basis. Even though there is currently no mobile app – that is in no way an issue and we will tell you why.
If you want to always have N1Bet at your fingertips – we have a detailed step-by-step guide on how to download and install the official N1Bet app on Android and iPhone.
Let’s start from some technical details to see how everything looks under the hood. We tested N1Bet’s mobile site with several different phones – an iPhone X and two Android phones (a new one and a relatively old one). In all three cases the performance and overall user experience was either great or at least acceptable. The website is fast thanks to the way it is built – all pages share the same static interface elements, which are cached by your browser. This significantly reduces loading time when moving from one page to another and cuts traffic usage, as you aren’t loading the same interface element over and over again.
Now let’s take a look at the user interface and how things are positioned and we would like to start by talking about the positive aspects. First of all, the UI is “clean” and the number of menus is reduced to a required minimum, so general navigation is pretty straightforward. The main thing you are going to use for navigation between sports is a simple slider bar, which is present on almost any page you open. Apart from that, there is just one other menu – a pop-up menu on the left, where you can find other website sections.
There is also a search option you can use, just type the name of whatever you are looking for and find all related games and competitions, where that word is present. We wanted to specifically highlight this, as this functionality is often missing on a lot of mobile betting platforms. Even though the search option is present for the website in general, it is not present in each individual game, so you can’t currently find betting markets by their names.
Finally, it is worth talking about the account management section, the deposits and withdrawals page specifically. Everything you need to manage your funds is located on the same page – your balances (bonus and real money balance), deposits, withdrawals requests and transaction overview. This makes it way easier to identify problematic transactions and check the status of your withdrawal after requesting one.
N1 BET 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 N1Bet’s online sports betting section looks like.
Even though you will likely usually visit the mobile website, we still believe it is important to talk a little about the desktop version. Let’s take a look at the user interface from a functional and aesthetic point of view.
Generally, the UI is fairly similar to what you will usually see on other betting sites, however N1Bet have added a certain “twist” to it. The main thing which in a sense stands out is the “sticky” menu on the left – it is present on all betting-related pages. It makes it easy to find things and move between pages. Additionally, it is quite informative – each sport shows the total number of currently available games. The same applies to each region and each tournament, as well as each individual game, where you can see how many markets are open, without having to open the game itself.
Finally, let’s have a quick look at the betting interface. Once you open a game, you will see a number of different filters, which will allow you to choose markets based on their outcomes and types. It is definitely good to have filters in place, however we noticed that the interface appears to be missing a search box. You can search the entire website for a certain game or tournament, however there is no search box for finding markets in a game. It is definitely not a big deal, but still an incredibly useful thing, which we hope N1 Bet might add in the future.
N1BET AFFILIATE PROGRAM
Like any other sportsbook provider N1 Bet has an affiliate program – you can refer new players and earn a commission percentage for any bets that those players place. The conditions and percentage would be different depending on the circumstances, at this point we will just show you how the process works.
HOW IT WORKS?
If you want to register as an affiliate with N1, you will need to go to their website, scroll all the way down to the footer and follow the “Affiliate” link. This will take you to their affiliate portal, where you can submit your application. You will need to enter your contact details and create an account, later you will receive an email from the affiliate team. They will ask you some questions about how exactly you are going to attract new players (are you a blogger, have your own website, etc.) and your application will be reviewed based on that.
Finally, if your application is approved – you will receive your own affiliate link, which you can share with your friends and people online to start your affiliate journey.
FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS N1BET LEGIT?
Yes, it is – N1Bet holds a valid betting license issued by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission of Nigeria. You can check their license at any point yourself on the regulator’s official website.
HOW TO REGISTER AT N1BET?
The registration process is extremely quick, so you can be all set in no time. Follow the registration link and you will be taken to N1 Bet’s website, where you will be asked to complete a short registration from. The only things required from you at this stage are your email address and your new password. Once you complete and submit the form your account is ready and you can sign in. We strongly advise you to take a minute and add your profile information (date of birth, name, address, etc.) all of this would be later needed to make quick deposits and withdrawals.
HOW TO CLAIM THE WELCOME BONUS?
In order to activate the sportsbook welcome promo, you have to make a deposit of ₦4,500 – this has to be your first deposit. Once your deposit is completed, your welcome bonus will be given to you as free bets. You can expect to receive it in several installments, so in order to get the next free bet – you have to use up the one you currently have. Please bear in mind that each free bet is valid only for 6 days, so make sure to use them before they expire.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT?
The minimum deposit you can make is ₦450.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM WITHDRAWAL?
The minimum amount you can withdraw from your account is ₦450.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BET?
The minimum bet you can place is ₦75.
IS SELF-EXCLUSION AVAILABLE?
Yes, N1 Bet has an advanced set of various options for you to choose from. You can set deposit and wager and loss limits, configure a cool-off period and even self-exclude yourself completely.
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.