SUREBET247 BOOKMAKER REVIEW
SureBet247 has been a prominent name in the local sports betting scene since late 2011. Over the years, they’ve had their ups and downs, but now they are back seemingly bigger and stronger. They made some significant changes to their sportsbook and its features, so this prompts a full and detailed review.
There are now more payment providers, giving you more flexibility when it comes to funding your account. Furthermore, they have increased the number of games and tournaments to choose from, especially when it comes to football. They are committed to offering competitive odds, which often surpass those of other local betting operators.
At the moment SureBet274 is operated by Orobet Limited, who hold a valid license from the National Lottery Regulatory Commission if Nigeria. A local license is always a good sign because it ensures that your personal information and funds are protected by local laws.
As a newcomer, the first step is to create an account. The registration process is quick and straightforward, consisting of a single registration form. You will be asked to enter your name, come up with a password, enter your email and phone number. As soon as you submit the registration form – your account is all set and you can start using it.
You are not forced to verify any contact information at this stage, so the entire registration process takes only around 2 minutes to complete.
Nevertheless, you will need to verify your email address and your password in order to gain access to all features and be able to request withdrawals. Therefore, we recommend doing this as soon as possible. In case you are having difficulties verifying your email address and phone number, we have a step-by-step verification guide that you are welcome to read.
If you are a player from Nigeria, you will be given a 150% welcome bonus for your first deposit. Keep in mind that in order to activate the welcome offer, your first deposit must be ₦300 or more. The maximum bonus amount you can receive is ₦150,000.
You will see two check boxes on the deposits page before you make your first payment. Make sure to pick the “150% Sport” option, otherwise the bonus will not be credited to your account.
Once your deposit is confirmed, the welcome bonus will be automatically credited to your player wallet. Bonus funds are valid for 7 days and should be wagered 12 times before they can be converted into real money balance. You can use single bets to fulfill the wagering requirements.
Getting in touch with support is quick and easy thanks to our multiple communication channels. The easiest way to get in touch with support is the live chat window, which you can see on almost any page of their website. Other options you can consider are their Telegram channel and email address.
We tested out the live chat feature to see how it works and ask a few questions about their promotion terms and conditions. The waiting time was less than one minute, which is quite impressive. We got all our answers within a couple of minutes and the person we chatted with seemed to be quite knowledgeable.
To sum things up, even though waiting times can be slightly higher during busy times of day – we had an overall good support experience.
SPORTS BETTING SECTION AND ODDS
The betting section covers over 25 different sports disciplines to choose from. This is slightly more than what you will usually find at other local betting brands. Football is one of the main focus areas, which makes SureBet274 a good place for football fans. Let’s look at a game to see what you can expect in terms of market variety, uptime and odds.
As an example, we are going to take an upcoming Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool. You will see that there are over 300 markets open for betting and this includes all main markets, combination bets and special markets. The only thing that could be done better is goalscorer markets, we noticed that they aren’t as widely available as we would like them to be.
The live betting section has slightly less sports than the pre-match one. This is typical of most betting operators, so nothing to worry about. Still, you will see some live games available 24/7 for all the major sports like football, basketball, tennis and volleyball.
Now, let’s examine a real live football game from the Australia Victoria Premier League. Despite not being a hugely popular league for betting, you will still see over 50 markets open for betting consistently throughout the entire game. Live games will also sometimes feature special markets like “Clean Sheet” and “Draw in Either Half”.
Live video streams are available for some games, primarily for football, but occasionally for basketball and tennis as well. Games that have a live stream available will have a corresponding indicator shown next to them.
Absolutely all users can watch video streams for free. You don’t need to have any funds in your account or place any bets to access this feature. You can watch live video streams on both the desktop and mobile versions of the platform, as long as you have a stable internet connection.
While e-sports betting may not be as widespread in Nigeria compared to other disciplines, SureBet247 does have quite an impressive variety of esports games available.
The esports section features events for the following games: CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends, Valorant, King of Glory, Rainbow Six, Warcraft 3, Starcraft.
The most popular games, as you may already know are CS:GO, League of Legends (LoL) and Dota 2. Each game will have over 150 markets to choose from, this includes markets for each map as well as markets covering the entire game.
If you are interested in betting on virtual sports, you will be happy to learn that there are two different virtual betting sections available here. One, which offers the traditional “instant” virtual betting games and the second one, where games are scheduled and you have some time to place bets in advance.
Both virtual sections are powered by Betradar and Leap Gaming and feature games like football, basketball, golf, various types of racing (horse, greyhounds, cycling) and penalty shootouts.
SPORTS COVERED BY SURE BET 247
Football, Australian Rules, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing & UFC, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, E-Sports, Floorball, Formula 1, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Motorbikes, Politics, Rugby League, Snooker, Table Tennis, Tennis, TV-Games, Volleyball, Water polo
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
The payments page lists several popular payment gateways like Flutterwave, Paystack and PayAttitude. Furthermore, you can fund your player account by making a direct transfer from your bank account. All available payment methods come with no additional or hidden fees and some allow you to instantly top up your player wallet. The only thing that appears to be missing here are crypto payments.
The minimum amount you can deposit is ₦100.
The minimum amount you can withdraw from your payer account is ₦1,000.
HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?
Once you are logged in, you should see your username and account balance in the top right corner of the screen. Press on your username to open the account management menu, where you can edit / check your personal information, request withdrawals and make deposits. Press the green “Deposit” button and you will be directed to the payments page, where you can complete the next step.
The payments page will show you all available payment methods you can use – 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.
HOW TO WITHDRAW FROM SUREBET247?
To initiate a withdrawal, you can access the withdrawal section from the same page where you made your deposit. It can be found on the horizontal navigation bar. Usually, withdrawals are paid out directly to your bank account. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the bank account you are planning to receive your withdrawal to is registered with the same name as your player account.
The minimum amount you need to have in your player wallet in order to request a withdrawal is ₦1,000.
The maximum amount you can withdraw within one day is ₦50,000,000.
Before you can request your first withdrawal, you will be asked to verify your email address and phone number.
An email with a verification link will be sent to your email inbox, follow that link to verify your email address.
A text message with a security code will be sent to your phone number, enter that code on the verification page to complete the process.
For security reasons, SureBet247 may initiate an identity verification check when processing your first withdrawal or when you request a large amount. This is a standard procedure that must be carried out to ensure that you are the actual account holder.
IDENTITY VERIFICATION (KYC) REQUIREMENTS
When you request your first withdrawal, you will likely be asked to verify your identity. You will normally need to do it just one, however an additional check might be needed if you are withdrawing large amounts of money.
You will be notified of the ongoing identity verification process via email and in your player account message section. Be prepared to provide the following documents:
- National ID
- Voter ID Card
- Picture page of International passport
- Drivers license
PROMOTIONS AT SUREBET247
At present, SureBet247 doesn’t have a wide range of offers and promotions available. Right now, you can claim the welcome bonus and take part in weekly challenges. Bonuses come and go, so even though there aren’t many of them right now, there might be more in the future. We will make sure to add information about them here whenever they become available.
The sportsbook welcome offer is a 150% bonus up to ₦150,000. The deposit required to activate this bonus is ₦300 or more. You will need to select the “150% Sport” option on the deposits page before proceeding with your first deposit.
Once you have the bonus in your player account, you need to wager it 12 times before it can be withdrawn. Welcome bonus funds are valid only for 7 days.
An important thing to note here, is that single bets also count towards wagering.
Minimal deposit: ₦300
Bonus valid for 7 days
OTHER PROMOTIONS AT SUREBET 247
As already mentioned earlier, there is currently only one promotion in addition to the welcome offer. This is a prediction game that you can participate in every week.
THE “Sure6” PREDICTION GAME
This is a prediction game that gives everyone a chance to win a ₦1,000,000 prize every week. Everyone can participate and you can make your weekly predictions completely free – no real money bets are required.
To win the grand prize, you’ll need to predict the correct outcome of six football games that are pre-selected every week.
Three smaller prizes will be given out if there is nobody who predicted all 6 outcomes correctly. The smaller prizes are ₦30,000, ₦20,000 and ₦10,000. Every correctly predicted outcome will earn you points, and the three players with the most points at the end of the week will win one of the three smaller prizes.
Surebet247 currently does not offer an official mobile application, so you will need to use their mobile website on your smartphone. Not having an app is neither good nor bad, it depends on the circumstances and how well the mobile website is optimized.
We understand that not everyone will have the fastest smartphone, some of you may have a slightly outdated one. A well-optimized website will ensure that every player, regardless of what device they are using, will have an equally good experience.
We conducted several test runs of their website using four different smartphones: an iPhone 6, an iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy S10 and Google Pixel 7. We intentionally used two somewhat outdated devices, as we understand that not everyone has access to all the latest models.
Needless to say, the mobile website worked without any issues with the newer devices. It was fast (depending on the connection though), the user interface loaded and rendered quickly, and all features worked exactly as intended.
Remarkably, even older and somewhat outdated devices didn’t pose much of a problem. Though you might experience a slight delay during your initial visit to the mobile website, after that all static page elements will be cached by your browser. This means that whenever you open a new page or move between pages, the UI will be loaded from your device’s memory, significantly reducing loading times.
Things like the live match tracker and the live streaming window (where it is available) also work even with relatively small screens. However, it’s worth noting that watching live streams requires a stable and fast connection. Therefore, if you encounter issues with streaming a live game, it’s likely due to your connection rather than your device.
Now that we’ve covered the technical aspects, let’s delve into how the interface and navigation work. It’s important to note that this UI has a slightly unconventional layout that may differ from what you’re used to.
Just below the header, where you would normally see the general navigation bar, you have a search box. You can use free-form text to find sports, events and tournaments.
Next, you will see the actual navigation bar with a horizontal list of available sports and a date range filter. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any indication of how many games are available for betting per sport at this stage.
When you select a sport, a list of games will appear below the navigation section. The list of games will be shown in accordance with the date range filtering that you have selected earlier. Luckily, each game has an indicator showing the number of open markets, so you can easily see the games which have the most markets open for betting.
The betslip section doesn’t open up automatically when you add a selection. You will need to press the green betslip icon in the bottom center of the screen. Here, you can configure your odds change preferences and indicate whether you are willing to automatically accept increased odds. Additionally, you can set the type of the bet you want to place (accumulator or system bet) if you have two or more selections in the betslip.
SUREBET247 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 SureBet’s online sports betting section looks like.
The desktop version of the website offers a more conventional layout, which should be familiar to most sports bettors.
The website’s header serves as the main navigation menu that you will use the access different sections of the website. This also includes the account management section where you can make payments and request withdrawals.
The rest of the website is split into three sections: the sports selection menu on the left, the event viewer and betting interface in the center and the betslip section on the right.
The sports selection menu starts with a search box followed by a list of the most popular football leagues. If you scroll down, you will see a full list of all available sports sorted alphabetically. Each sport has an indication of the number of games that are currently open for betting.
After selecting a sport, a county and a league – a list of available games will appear in the betting section in the middle of the screen. This list will feature several main markets for each game as well as an indicator of how many markets are open per game.
If you click on some specific game – you will be able to see a full list of all open markets. You can filter markets using one of the pre-built filters located right above the betting section.
Finally, when you pick a selection, it will be added to your betslip which sits on the right side of the screen. In case you are looking at a live game that also has a video stream available – the live stream video window will appear above the betslip section.
SURE BET 247 AFFILIATE PROGRAM
Like any other gaming brand, SureBet is interested in attracting new players. This might be a good opportunity to make an additional income for some of you. If you’re unfamiliar with affiliate marketing, it’s a way to promote products and services, bring in new users, and earn a commission based on the revenue generated by those users.
HOW IT WORKS?
If you have a personal website, blog or a large social media following, you might be in a good position to become an online affiliate. If you are interested in becoming an affiliate, simply submit an application using the link provided below. Once you fill out and submit the application, you will receive an email outlining the next steps. In some cases, you might be accepted straight away or you might need to have a chat with an affiliate manager first.
The size of your commission will depend on the circumstances and the expected number of new players you can bring in. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your partnership terms – you can always reach out to your assigned affiliate manager.
FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS SUREBET247 LEGIT?
Yes, SureBet247 is a legitimate Nigerian betting brand. They hold a valid license issued by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission if Nigeria. You can always verify the validity of their license on the regulator’s website.
HOW TO REGISTER AT SUREBET247?
Creating a new account is easy and takes no more than two minutes. Fill out the registration form and submit it. As long as all fields were filled out correctly, your account will be all set and you can start using it.
HOW TO CLAIM THE WELCOME BONUS?
First, on the registration page you will be asked which bonus you would like to use – make sure to select the sports bonus. Next, when you will be making your first deposit, you need to tick the “150% Sports” box in order for the bonus to be activated.
Once your payment is confirmed, the welcome bonus funds will be automatically added to your account balance.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BET?
The minimum allowed stake is ₦100.
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 player account is ₦1,000.
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.