ZEBET BOOKMAKER REVIEW

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OVERVIEW

ZEbet is a mature betting brand that has been around for over 15 years. Being founded way back in 2004 – they operate in a number of different countries around the globe and recently they opened up for Nigerian sports fans. ZEbet holds a valid license issued by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, which means they are legally allowed to facilitate sports betting activities in Nigeria. In addition to that, a local license guarantees that your funds and personal information will be protected under local laws.

Having been around for so many years and running successful sportsbook projects in many countries, ZEbet brings a certain level of quality, which not all local brands can live up to. This is exactly why we thought it might be a good idea to tell you more about them. We will take a close look at everything that makes them stand out to give you a clear and unbiased picture of what ZEbet is actually like.

REGISTRATION

The registration process is quick and straightforward, however keep in mind that in order to create an account, you need to have a mobile phone at hand. To begin, you need to complete a rather generic registration form, which requires your full name, email address and phone number. Once you complete and submit the form, you will need to verify your phone number by receiving a text message with a code. Enter that code on the registration page to complete the process. Creating a new account at ZEbet should take you no more than 1 minute.

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WELCOME OFFER

As a new player from Nigeria you can get a decent 250% welcome bonus up to ₦150,000 for completing your first and second deposits. The minimum required deposit to activate both bonuses is just ₦100, so you can claim it even with the smallest possible deposit. As mentioned earlier the welcome package is split into two separate bonuses: the fist one is 150% up to ₦150,000 and the second one is 100% up to ₦100,000. Bonus funds are automatically credited to your account as soon as your deposit is processed.

Wagering conditions for both bonuses are identical – bonus funds are valid for 7 days and have to be wagered 8 times using accumulator bets of 5 or more selections. The required odds of an individual selection are 1.30 or higher and the overall odds for your bet have to be 5.00 or higher.

SUPPORT

ZEbet has several different ways to get in touch with support – email, live chat and phone, which is open every day between 8 AM and 10 PM. As you may know, not all local betting sites have phone support, so ZE bet definitely went the extra mile here. Nevertheless, in order to give you the best possible overview of their services, we decided to get in touch with them ourselves. We used live chat on several occasions to ask various questions related to betting rules and bonus conditions. We are glad to say that the waiting time was quite short – it was never more than 3 or 4 minutes. Additionally, all representatives we got to speak to were knowledgeable and gave us accurate responses. Having said that, we are comfortable to recommend getting in touch with them if you ever need any assistance.

BETTING MARKETS AND ODDS

ZEbet covers over 30 different sports, that is if you count out virtuals, which we will talk about separately later. As you may already expect, being an international betting brand, they have quite a lot to offer – thousands of leagues and hundreds of markets in any given game. Still, let’s take a look at some real examples to have a good understanding of what you might expect to see here.

Football is probably the main sport you came here for, so let’s see what ZE bet brings to the table here. On any given day you will have over 1200 football games to choose from – this includes all top-tier competitions as well as mostly any local and regional league you can think of. High-profile football matches usually have between 300 and 400 markets open for betting and less popular games will have up to 200. It is also important to mention that there is usually a good variety of special bets and combination markets available for most games.

Finally, let’s take a quick look at the live (a.k.a. in-play) betting section. The number of live games offered usually depends on the season, however the average is around 100 games per day. Again, depending on the league, the number of markets offered throughout the game may vary. Popular games like EPL or Serie A will have around 200 markets traded throughout the entire game, while less popular games usually have up to 150. Nevertheless, as you can see – there is definitely no shortage of betting opportunities.

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VIRTUALS

In addition to traditional sportsbook activities, ZEbet also offers virtual betting. This section of their websites gives access to several virtual betting products, which include: football, greyhound racing, horse racing and table tennis.

SPORTS COVERED BY ZE BET

Football, Basketball, Tennis, Alpine, American Football, Aussie Rules, Baseball, Biathlon, Boxing, Cricket, Cross-country, Cycling, Darts, Floorball, Futsal, Gaelic Football, Specials, Gaelic Hurling, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, Mma, Rugby, Ski Jumping, Snooker, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Waterpolo, Bandy, Esport League Of Legends, Motorcycle Racing, Stock Car Racing

DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS

Even though ZEbet is a part of a larger international brand – they are a proper Nigerian betting site. This means that they accept Naira as the main account currency and support all popular local payment methods. You can make payments from and to virtually any local bank via Interswitch, Paystack and other similar instruments. Direct bank payments when requesting withdrawals are also supported.

The minimum amount you can deposit is ₦100.

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

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HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?

Go to zebet.ng and sign in using your username / phone number and password. If you don’t remember your password and are unable to log in – you can reset your password using your email address or phone number.

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Once you are logged in, you should see a red “Deposit” button in the top right corner of the screen. Press on that button and you will be directed to the payments page, where you can complete the next step.

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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.

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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 ZEBET

When it comes to promotions – ZEbet definitely has something to show. They have a cool high-value welcome offer, which also has very realistic wagering requirements, so there is a good chance to convert your bonus into real money. There are also quite a lot of offers beyond the welcome package, so existing players will always have something to look forward to.

WELCOME BONUS

The welcome bonus is 250% and it is applicable to the very first deposit you make. You can get up to ₦100,000 and you only have to deposit ₦100 in order to activate the bonus. Obviously, the more you deposit – the bigger your bonus will be.

Bonus funds have a wagering requirement of x5 and have to be wagered using accumulator bets with 5 or more selections. It is also important to keep in mind that each selection should have the odds of 1.60 or higher, and the entire bet should be at least 5.00. Welcome bonus funds are valid for 20 days.

Wagering: 5x
Minimal deposit: ₦100
Bonus valid for 20 days
Required odds: 5.00 or higher

OTHER PROMOTIONS AT ZEBET

ZEbet have quite a lot of promotional offers for existing players, so it is clear that they are not only trying to attract new players, but are also trying to keep existing ones busy. We will tell you all about what they have in stock, however before we go there – they deserve some special recognition for all the different stake refund offers they have.

ONE GAME CUT STAKE REFUND

This is one of the most popular offers among Nigerian sports fans and you are probably already familiar with it. For those of you who aren’t, here’s what it is about: you place an accumulator bet and if you miss my just one selection – you get your same back as bonus balance.

The conditions to qualify for the refund are: your bet needs to have at least 8 selections and the odds for every single selection have to be 1.30 or higher. The maximum amount you can get refunded is ₦20,000.

CUT-2 REFUND

This is a different version of the “One Game Cut” offer that we just mentioned above. In essence it is exactly the same, however it applies to situations where two selections in your accumulator bet have lost.

The conditions to qualify for the refund are: your bet needs to have at least 8 selections and the odds for every single selection have to be 1.30 or higher. The maximum amount you can get refunded is ₦20,000.

320% ACCUMULATOR BONUS

This is also an offer, which you might have seen on a number of other betting sites. To put it bluntly, your potential winnings from an accumulator increase along with the number of selections that you add.

The bonus starts with 5% for 5 selections and gradually increases with every additional selection you add. The maximum bonus is 320%, which is applied to your bet if you have 40 or more selections. It is important to keep in mind that in order to get the acca bonus, each selection in your bet needs to have the odds of 1.20 or higher.

10% DEPOSIT BONUS WITH OPAY

You can get an extra 10% deposit bonus if you decide to use Opay to top up your account. In order to claim the bonus you must select “Opay” as the deposit method and click the “activate 10% bonus” button before completing your payment. The bonus will be automatically credited to your account. The minimum required deposit to activate this offer is ₦100.

This bonus has to be wagered using accumulator bets with 8 or more selections and the minimum odds per selection are 1.30. The wagering requirement is just x1, so you can potentially wager the entire bonus with just one bet.

FREE BET

You can get a free bet for placing a 4 (or more) selection accumulator. In order to get the free bet, all selections in your accumulator must have the odds of 1.20 or higher. The free bet will be automatically added to your account as soon as the accumulator bet is placed.

Free bets obtained from this promotion have to be placed as accumulators with 7 or more selections. Each selection should have the odds of 1.50 or higher. Each free bet is valid for 24 hours and you can get a maximum of 30 free bets.

LIVE BETTING CASHBACK

You can now get a cashback on absolutely all live (in-play) bets you make. Ze bet will give back 1% of all live bet stakes you make every day. It gets even better for live accumulator bets – they will give you a 2% daily cashback.

10% TENNIS BOOST

If you are into tennis, you will like this one. You can get a guaranteed 10% winnings boost on all tennis bets you make. In order to get the boost you would need to place a 4 selection accumulator bet containing “1×2” bets from four different events. Each selection’s odds must be 1.20 or higher and the overall odds should be at least 5.00.

ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS

Paystack, Visa, MasterCard, QR Payments, USSD, First Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Sterling Bank, United Bank for Africa, Zenith Bank, Fidelity Bank, Access Bank, Diamond Bank, Kuda Bank

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ZEBET MOBILE

Players from Nigeria can also download and install the official ZEbet Android application, it is available on their website – all you have to do is register an account. At the moment the application is only available for Android users, while Apple lovers will have to stick with the mobile website for now.

First, let’s look at the mobile website – the first thing you will notice is that it’s quick to load. The layout is intuitive and informative as it gives you a very good overview of what is currently available. One thing that we absolutely love about it is the fact that each sport shows how many games are currently available. The same applies to each region and tournament as well as each game. For comparison, some other local betting sites don’t have this information, not on all levels at least.

While the actual user interface doesn’t have any innovative groundbreaking features and is rather “traditional” – the way it is built deserves some attention. All static page elements are re-used on most pages, so your device has to download them only once. This significantly reduces loading times when you move from page to page and reduces overall data usage.  

MOBILE APPS

The application, which we had already briefly mentioned earlier, is essentially the same as the mobile website, so we will not be spending too much time talking about it. It is currently available only for Android users, however we will likely also see an iOS version some time in the near future.

Now, before we go any further it is important to say that not having an iOS app is not really a big deal because the website is exceptionally well optimized. To give you some concrete evidence of that, we’ve done some tests with an iPhone 4 and an original iPhone SE. As you know, these are old models, nevertheless they still hold up pretty well – you can perform all your day-to-day betting activities without any difficulties.

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zebet mobile app

ZE 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 ZEbet’s online sports betting section looks like.

For all intents and purposes is it safe to say that ZE bet has taken a traditional approach with their desktop website. It looks and feels exactly like many other sportsbooks out there and while some of you might be expecting more from them – we think they did it right. As soon as you open ZEbet, you instantly know where to go and what to do, as long as you are at least relatively familiar with betting. Even as a newcomer you will have absolutely no difficulties figuring out what is where.

Finally, we can’t overstate the importance of information being openly available and ZEbet has done a terrific job with that. You are immediately able to see how many games are open for betting in each sport and that can be filtered down to countries and individual tournaments. The same can be said about games – you will know how many markets are currently open in any given game without the need to open the said game.

To put things in perspective, ZEbet probably haven’t gone the extra mile here, however they did cover all the basics and have done that extremely well.

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ZEBET AFFILIATE PROGRAM

If you know what affiliate marketing is, then you likely know that betting sites usually have affiliate programs – ZEbet is no exception. You can promote their brand online and earn a percentage from the revenue you bring in. The idea is to attract new players and if they register and start betting – you will start earning.

HOW IT WORKS?

Usually sportsbooks have an affiliate portal, where you can submit your application and have it reviewed – with ZE bet it is slightly different. You will need to send an email to the affiliate team describing how exactly you are planning to promote their brand. They will get back to you with a number of follow-up questions, so you can start your discussion. If you are accepted, you will be given access credentials for the affiliate portal where you can get your referral links.

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FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS ZEBET LEGIT?

Yes, ZEbet legally operates in Nigeria and has a valid license issued by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission of Nigeria. You can check their license on the regulator’s official website.

HOW TO REGISTER AT ZEBET?

The registration process is quick and straightforward, however you need a mobile phone at hand in order to complete it. If you follow the registration link you will be taken to zebet.ng, where you will be able to open the registration form. The form itself will only require your name, email address and phone number. Once you submit the form, an OTP (one-time password) will be sent to you as a text message. Enter that password on the registration page to verify your number as the last step.

HOW TO CLAIM THE WELCOME BONUS?

HOW TO CLAIM THE WELCOME BONUS?

The welcome bonus is given to all new players and is split into two parts. Each one will be credited automatically to your player account as long as the applicable conditions are met. Luckily, there is just one main condition you have to keep in mind – your first and second deposits have to be ₦100 or more.

Please refer to the welcome bonus section of the page for more information regarding amounts and wagering conditions.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM WITHDRAWAL?

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

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT?

The minimum amount you can deposit is ₦100.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BET?

The minimum stake, as in the minimum amount you can bet is ₦100 for sports and ₦50 for virtuals.

IS SELF-EXCLUSION AVAILABLE?

Yes, self-exclusion is available – you can learn about all the possible options in the “Limits” section of the account management page.

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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