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Bet9ja is a very popular gaming company in Nigeria. The online bookmaker company offers online betting services on major sporting events to its customers, just like its older counterpart, Baba Ijebu. Unlike Baba Ijebu, however, Bet9ja was founded more recently on September 10, 2013 by two men named Ayo Ojuroye and Kunle Soname who are the CEO and Chairman respectively.

The bookmaker company is very popular for many reasons, one of which is that Bet9ja offers odds and over 30 sports. It also offers a wide range of pre-match and in-play options. According to Alexa, a firm that tracks internet traffic globally, in April 2020, Bet9ja was the third most-visited website in Nigeria, after Google and YouTube. Bet9ja is also the first most-visited local website in Nigeria.

If you have been wondering how to join the fast growing community of sports betting lovers, then this article is for you. We share tips on how to open a Bet9ja account, play BetNaija, and win!

Bet9ja is the third most-visited website in Nigeria after Google and YouTube. 

How to Open Bet9ja Account

To open a Bet9ja account, all you have to do is follow six simple steps that we have outlined below.

  1. Visit the Bet9ja official website. You can do this on a desktop or a mobile.
  2. Click on the Register button.
  3. Enter your valid email address.
  4. Enter a Bet9ja promo code. This is optional, but with a promo code, you can claim a welcome bonus of up to 100,000 Naira! However, bear in mind that this welcome bonus is only for new customers, after an initial deposit and qualifying bets. Click on the Register button.
  5. Open your personal Bet9ja account.

Please note that the BetNaija welcome bonus is a 100% matched deposit bonus, in addition to one free bet on the Bet9ja league. And it is for customers located in Nigeria.

Furthermore, to open a Bet9ja account, you must be resident in Nigeria, and above 18 years of age. You must be a new customer, and you must also click the check box that indicates your agreement to the BetNaija Terms and Conditions and Responsible Gaming Policy.

As a Bet9ja customer, you have different payment options to select from in order to fund your wallet. These include credit and debit cards, bank transfers and e-Wallets. Deposits that you make are immediate and are not subject to any fees. On the other hand, withdrawals are subject to standard delays and occasionally, nominal fees by some companies. 

To open a Bet9ja account, you must be resident in Nigeria, and above 18 years of age.

Bet9ja welcome bonus

Bet9ja Mobile ” Bet9ja Old Mobile”

It is easy to open a Bet9ja account on a mobile device. In fact, it is practically the same as opening an account on a desktop device. All you have to do is visit the Bet9ja official website on your mobile browser, or better still, download the Bet9ja app on Playstore or App Store.

Thereafter, follow all the 6 steps listed above to open your Bet9ja account and claim your welcome bonus. Once you have completed your Bet9ja registration process, you will be granted access to a fully functioning sportsbook where you can carry out in-play betting.

How to Play Bet9ja

You can begin playing on Bet9ja immediately you complete your registration process and make an initial deposit. Bet9ja offers several betting options, however, the most popular ones are the single bet and combined bet. We explain this in more detail below; so, keep reading!

To place a single bet on Bet9ja, after logging into your account, navigate to the sport event market on which you wish to bet. Select the odds for one outcome. After this, the Betslip will appear, and you will be required to enter the amount you would like to stake on the bet. After you have filled all the required fields, you can proceed to click on the BET icon. Once your bet has been confirmed, your Bet9ja account balance will be updated.

On the other hand, to place a combined bet on Bet9ja, the steps are also similar to the single bet placement. However, for the combined bets, as you add more selections to your Betslip, the possible combined bets begin to appear. You will then be required to place your stakes, specify the type of bet, and click on the BET icon.


Bet9ja has contributed its fair share to the Nigerian sports sector. During its official unveiling in 2013, Bet9ja signed a shirt sponsorship deal with Remo Stars F.C. The bookmaker company is also the official sponsor of the Nigeria Women’s Football League.

The betting company in 2017, signed a 200 million Naira sponsorship with the Nigeria National League. Bet9ja has also contributed to the Nigerian entertainment industry with sponsorship deals such as that of the fourth edition of the Big Brother Naija show. 

Of Bet9ja’s several betting options, the most popular ones are the single bet and combined bet.