SportyBet is one of the newest online sportsbooks for the African market and already enjoys a strong and competitive presence in Tanzania, Kenya, and now in Nigeria as well as other parts of the continent. Whilst the sportsbook is still relatively new and only offers a limited range of markets at the moment, every indication points to SportyBet becoming major online players within the next few years.
The SportyBet user interface on desktop is straight forward and simple, with very little clutter getting in the way of finding your sports bet. However, for some, SportyBet may be a little too simple as the range of sports markets and betting options (such as choosing your betting format preference or currency other than NGN) is currently still quite limited. This is especially true when compared to other more established sportsbook brands, although with enough time, SportyBet is sure to expand from their current range of football, tennis, cricket, rugby, and basketball. That said, SportyBet are able to offer good prices on most of the markets that Nigerians tend to prefer.
SportyBet is available on mobile and presents the same simple and solid user interface that looks great on smaller mobile screens. Currently, SportyBet mobile is only available for Android smartphones and tablet devices via three different options. Nigerian bettors can either simply scan the QR Code found on the SportyBet website, download the app directly to their mobile device, of visit SportyBet via their mobile browser link. SportyBet mobile features cash out and partial cash out options, instant notifications of winning bets, and a stable mobile platform that is less than 6MB in size.
SportyBet is fast and reliable which may have a lot to do with its current size and focus. Finding the right markets for your sports betting is quick and easy to do. The team at SportyBet seem to do a good job of keeping current odds updated and competitive, often rivaling other bigger sportsbooks in value to their players. The SportyBet mobile site is equally reliable, with betting options and site navigation to important aspects such as cash outs and support, on par with their desktop platform.
Live betting or in-play betting is available across all current sports at SportyBet and can be viewed in both a single view and multi-view format. Clicking on the multi-view option will bring up every available event in football, basketball, rugby, cricket or tennis, while clicking on the single view option will only bring up the current or favourite event, along with all relevant in-play betting options. Bettors can keep up to date with the action as it unfolds via the graphic representation of the live stream and adjust their betting decisions accordingly.
The minimum betting stake that SportyBet currently offer is NGN 100, while the maximum stake amount is currently capped off at NGN 2,000,000. SportyBet have also set a limit on how much the maximum payout for a successful bet is, which is currently set at NGN 4,000,000.
The maximum payout for a successful bet is, which set at NGN 4,000,000
SportyBet has an interesting first deposit bonus which features up to 10,000 NGN in discount gifts which amounts to a 100% return on your first deposit. Nigerian sports bettors making their first deposit can choose from a range of plans, each attached to a specific deposit amount. For example, depositing 300 NGN will unlock Play A which includes 300 NGN returned as discounted gifts, namely free bets worth up to 50 NGN each. Free bets are issued at two per day over your first 6-7 days at SportyBet, all depending on how much you choose to deposit on your first time.
Withdrawal options that are available at SportyBet are not as plentiful as other online sportsbooks just yet. However, they do cover all of the most important bases and should satisfy the needs of most Nigerian bet makers. SportyBet do not add any additional charges to either deposits or withdrawals and withdrawal processing times are usually instant.