Sky247 is a recently established Nigerian betting platform that launched its website in mid-2023, making it one of the newest names on the scene. They are owned and operated by SkyTechOps Nigeria Limited who hold a valid local license issued by National Lottery Regulatory Commission of Nigeria. The license, its validity and expiration date can always be confirmed on the regulator’s official website.

As a homegrown brand tailored for Nigerian sports fans, Sky247 accepts all the usual payment methods you are accustomed to.

You can also expect to see a lot of local tournaments open for betting. The same applies to their promotions and special offers that are focused on catering to the preferences of local players.


The registration process at Sky 247 is straightforward and quick. You need to enter your phone number into the registration pop-up to receive an OTP (one-time password). Enter that OTP into the registration window and your account will be all set. You can later set up a permanent password and use your phone number as your login username.

The only real downside here is the lack of other registration options like email registration and social media registration.

Nevertheless, the entire registration process should take no more than just 1 minute.

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As a new player from Nigeria, you can get a 100% welcome bonus up to ₦150,000. This is a relatively simple, yet quite a generous offer, as most other local brands offer a significantly smaller welcome present.

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This offer is automatically activated once your first deposit is confirmed. Once you have the bonus funds in your player account, you will need to wager them 16 times with the odds of 1.50 or higher.

Please bear in mind that welcome bonus funds are valid for 30 days only.


Sky247 have an email address which you can send your questions to, however the main way to get in touch with support is their live chat feature. The live chat window can be brought up from almost any page of their website.

To offer you a comprehensive understanding of their support service, we decided to get in touch with them ourselves. We only had to wait for about 2 minutes to get connected to a support agent, which was a pleasant surprise. The agent displayed a good level of knowledge and was able to quickly answer our questions. We asked a few questions about general betting rules and bonus terms.

Having the above in mind, we can rate our interaction with Sky247 support as a positive one.


At the moment, the sports betting section at Sky247 NG features just over 13 different sports disciplines. This is a significantly smaller number when you compare them with larger international betting brands. However, there is an advantage here, as Sky47 makes an emphasis on local tournaments, which might be rarely offered elsewhere.

Let’s take a look at some upcoming football games to see what kind of markets are open for betting. We are going to use an upcoming Africa Cup of Nations game between Guinea and Senegal.

The total number of open markets for the above game is 264, which is roughly the average for football in general. This includes all sorts of goal-specific markets as well as player and scorer markets.

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sky247 scorer markets


The live betting section features mostly all the same sports disciplines as you would have already seen in the pre-match section.

On an average, in a football game you will have between 30 and 60 betting markets open throughout the game. Obviously, higher-profile games will have more markets, while lower-tier and less popular games are expected to have less.

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Most live games will have goal-driven betting markets like “Next goal scorer” and “Highest scoring half”.


If you want to take a break from traditional sports betting, you might be interested in exploring the virtuals section. This section features four different football-themed games for you to choose from.

The games available here are:

V-League – a completely simulated virtual betting environment, where you can browse through a large number of simulated leagues and events.

sky247 virtuals

Defender – a virtual mini game where you place wagers on whether a goal will be scored.

Penalty shootout – you play as a player who is about to make a penalty shot. Place your bet and take your shot to see if the goalkeeper will be able to block it.

Pick 6 – a straightforward game where you attempt to guess the outcomes of six different games.


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Like we already mentioned earlier, Sky247 is an original Nigerian betting brand, meaning they support your go-to payment methods. When it comes to funding your account, you can make card payments, bank deposits or use one of the available payment gateways.

When you want to make a withdrawal, the possible options are OPay, Flutterwave and Paystack, which are an easy way to get your winnings into your bank account.

It’s worth noting that cryptocurrency payments aren’t currently accepted.

The minimum amount you can deposit is ₦100.

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

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Go to and sign in using your phone number and permanent password. If you don’t have a permanent password or cannot remember it – you can always log in by receiving an OTP as a text message.

sky247 login

Once you are logged in, you should put your current balance in the top right corner of the screen. Press on it and it will open a drop-down menu with various account management pages. Among the available ones, you should see a “Deposit” button. Press that button and you will be taken to the payments page.

sky247 deposit button

Review the available options and pick the one which works best for you. Please keep in mind that you can only make bank account deposits if you have your phone number in your player profile. If you don’t, you will need to add it first.

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 account number


If you are ready to submit a withdrawal request, you will need to open the withdrawals page. You can find it by pressing on your balance in the top right corner of the screen to open up the account management drop-down menu. Press the “Withdraw” button on that drop-down list.

This will take you to the withdrawals page where you can review available payment methods to select the one that works best for you.

sky247 withdraw button

Once you identify the payment methods you want to use, simply follow the instructions you see on the screen to submit your withdrawal request.


In some cases, when you are requesting a withdrawal, Sky247 might initiate an identity verification check. This is a standard procedure that all sportsbook operators are obliged to follow. Simply provide all the requested information and you should be all set.

The information you might be asked to provide might include:

  • A photo of your identification document (national ID, voter ID card, picture page of international passport, drivers license)
  • Proof of residency, a recent document that would verify your current place of residence (utility bill, electricity bill, telephone bill, etc.)
  • A recent bank account statement, not older than three months


As a newcomer you will obviously be mostly interested in the welcome offer, however even as a seasoned player you will still have quite a few promo offers to look forward to.


The welcome offer for new players is a straightforward one, where you get a 100% bonus added to your bonus balance after making your first deposit. The maximum bonus amount you can get from the welcome offer is ₦150,000 which is slightly above average when compared with other local sportsbooks.

This bonus has to be wagered 16 times with the minimum odds of 1.50. While that might sound rather high, it’s worth noting that you can wager this bonus using single bets.

Bonus funds received from this promotion will be valid for 30 days.

Wagering: 16x
Minimal deposit: ₦150
Bonus valid for 30 days
Required odds: 1.50 or higher


Since this is a betting brand made by Nigerians for Nigerians, you are going to be already familiar with most other bonus offers available here.


If you place an accumulator bet with 10 or more selections and all but one of your selections win – you don’t lose your entire stake. Instead, you will get 20% of your potential winnings paid out to your player wallet.

The only condition you must keep in mind is that each selection on your accumulator bet should have the odds of 1.30 or higher.


You have a chance to boost your potential accumulator bet winnings by 247%. Simply add more selections to your betslip and get an increased accumulator bet bonus with every added selection.

The bonus starts with 3% for having 4 selections and gradually increases all the way up to 247% for 36 selections.

It’s important to remember that in order to get this bonus added to your accumulator bet, each selection should have the odds of at least 1.24.


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Like most other betting operators out there, Sky247 are geared towards mobile gaming and make sure that people would be comfortable using their website on their mobile devices.

We tested Sky247’s mobile website with three different devices – an iPhone 13, 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.


While usually, smaller betting brands might be struggling with mobile optimization due to a simple lack of resources – Sky247 runs well on all devices we tested them with. Newer and older (and slightly outdated devices) performed equally well.

All interface elements were displayed as expected regardless of the screen size along with all animations.

The only thing where you might potentially encounter issues if you are using an older device is the virtual section. Some of the games available there might not be supported, therefore might not load or work correctly.

From a technical perspective, short loading times are achieved by making your browser cache static page elements. This approach allows loading them from memory rather than downloading them each time you move between pages.

sky247 mobile website
sky247 mobile betting


Let’s go over the user interface to see how it works and what features it offers. First of all, we would like to note that the UI is quite intuitive and even novice bettors should be easily able to find what they are looking for.

Header Section

The mobile header section features three main buttons: a sports selection menu, an account management menu and a messages inbox.

The sports selection button sits on the far-left side of the header and opens up a slider menu that lists all available sports.

sky247 mobile header

The account management menu can be opened by pressing on your balance, which is displayed around the center of the header section. This menu will have links to all account management (deposits, withdrawals, personal information, etc.) sections.

Your account inbox can be accessed by pressing the little envelope icon located on the far-right side of the header section.


While most betting operators have some sort of a horizontal sports selection menu available on the main betting page – Sky247 has a slightly different approach.

sky247 mobile navigation

You can switch between the different sections (virtuals, live, pre-match, etc.) of their platform by pressing the corresponding button on the navigation bar that is located directly beneath the header section. However, moving between different sports can only be done by selecting the corresponding sport from the sports selection menu, which is opened from the website’s header.

Placing a Bet

The betslip section is not visible by default, and doesn’t pop up unless you open it yourself. When you pick a selection you want to bet on, it will appear in your betslip, which you can open by pressing the “Betslip” button located in the bottom right corner of the screen.

You can input your stake or combine multiple selections into an accumulator or a system bet.

sky247 betslip

One additional section of the betslip that you might notice is the “My Bets” tab, it lists all your active and settled bets. You can also cashout your active bets from the same tab.


If you are an android user, you can also download the official Sky247 mobile application. You can find a direct download link in the footer of the mobile website. However, if you require further assistance, we will give you some more informative instructions below.

Unfortunately, iPhone users don’t yet have an app available on the App store, so would have to keep using the mobile website. On the other hand, the application seems to exactly copy whatever you can see on the website, so you are not missing out on anything.

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Sky247 App Download (Android) and Installation

As we already mentioned, you can find a direct download link in the mobile website’s footer. However, we recommend creating an account before downloading and installing the application.

First Step – Download the APK File

Press the green button below and you will be taken to the registration page. Once your account is all set, scroll to the very bottom of the Sky247 website and press the “Android app” button.

Your phone can give you a pop up with a warning (as seen on the picture), you will need to press the “Ok” button to proceed.

sky247 android app download
Second Step – Install the App

Once the app is downloaded you will get another pop-up asking whether you want to open it. Press the “open” button to proceed.

At this stage your phone can give you a warning that the app is from an unknown source, so it requires additional approval. Chrome will give you an option to go over to the settings page.

On the settings page, you will need to enable the “Allow from this source” switch.

Once you do that, you need to tap the installation file again to install it on your device.

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Step Three – Open the App and Sign in

Now, you should see the Sky247 app being available on your phone’s home screen. You can log in using your existing account if you have one or you can create an account directly in the app.


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 Sky247’s online sports betting section looks like.

Let’s start off by visually splitting the website into four distinct sections, so we can review each one of them in greater detail.

Header section: the header section serves as the main navigation panel where you can switch between the different sections of the website. The account management section can be opened by clicking on your current balance which is displayed on the right side of the header bar. Pages like deposits, withdrawals, transactions and personal information can be accessed from the account management menu.

Left-Side Menu: this is the sports selection menu. It starts with a search box on the top, which is followed by a complete list of all available sports. If you click a sport, it will open a drop-down with all available regions for the sport in question. Clicking on a region will, in turn, open another drop-down with all available tournaments in that region.

Betting Interface: the betting interface is quite simple and should be familiar to most sports fans. Initially, you will see an overview of upcoming (or ongoing) games along with a preview of several popular betting markets for each game. If you click on a game you are interested in, you will see all available markets for that game. You will have an option to filter those markets by using one of the few pre-built filtering options available.

Betslip Section: this is the place where you will see all the selections you have picked. You can combine them into accumulator or system bets. You might also notice an additional “My Bets” tab, this tab gives you an overview of you open bets and allows you to cash them out when the cashout feature is available.

sky247 desktop website



Yes, Sky247 is a locally licensed betting operator. They hold a valid license issued by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission of Nigeria. A full up-to-date list of all license holders is always available on the regulator’s official website.


All you need to create a new account is your phone number. Simply enter your phone number on the registration page, receive a text message with an OTP and enter that OTP into the corresponding box of the registration page. Going forward, you will be using your phone number as your login.


The welcome bonus is automatically credited to your account after you make your first deposit. You will need to make sure that your first deposit is at least ₦150.


The minimum bet (minimum stake) you can place is ₦100.


The minimum amount you can deposit is ₦100.


The minimum amount you can withdraw from your player account is ₦1,000.


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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