BETTING NIGERIA NIgeria – how much Nigerians spend on sports betting everyday 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 1,048 Long before anyone thought to incentivize the country’s passion for sports, Nigerians have always been avid lovers of sports. In a nation that is prone to divisions along various ethnic and sociopolitical lines, sports has, in many ways, been the singular unifying factor for several years — causing the country’s hundreds of millions of people to set aside their differences, suspend hostilities and cheer in one voice for both club and country. From football and basketball to tennis and boxing, millions of sports fans can be found cheering on a game day, or perhaps engaged in banter like they do every other day. And so when someone thought to give sports fans something extra to cheer for by rewarding their passion for sports with cash wins through sports betting, the foundations for a mammoth industry were laid. Now it’s official that Nigerians spend over NGN 730 Bn (USD 2 Bn) annually on sports betting and at least NGN 2 Bn (USD 5.4 Mn) is generated daily. This is according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria. The Data also revealed that over 60 million Nigerian punters spend over NGN 3 K daily placing bets across, at least, 50 sports betting sites in Nigeria, with the number growing annually. Respondents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, said they placed bets to generate quick and easy income, and turn their passion for football into cash. The research data show that over 14 million bet stakes and payments are made online in Nigeria every day. This, however, does not affect the rate of teeming punters at offline, physical bet shops. The report from NAN also suggested that Nigeria’s leading betting platform, Bet9ja, stepped up its advertising by sponsoring the ongoing popular Nigerian reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, currently in its fourth season. This season tagged; “Pepper Dem”, designs games where housemates win Bet9ja coins with which they can purchase favours. Meanwhile, outside the house, fans are encouraged to place bets using the links of the housemates that were introduced into the show to support their favourite housemates. Source: weetracker About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Continue Reading Previous Nigerians bet €1.7 billion on sportsNext Kenya – Nyeri residents protest messages from betting firms More Stories BETTING KENYA Court orders gambling firm to pay former staff Sh12m in terminal dues 4 hours ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Kambi Group to Continue Supplying SunBet with Solutions 7 hours ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Betway extends sponsorship for Ghana Women’s Premier League 7 hours ago Samuel BETTING WORLD NEWS LeoVegas Group launches new global partnership with Inter 7 hours ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Ndungú’s stake in Sportpesa firm risks seizure without pay 1 day ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Parimatch Tech evolves into GR8 Tech 1 day ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA SIS, Kiron Interactive in Africa partnership 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Melbet online betting is a stable source of income 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS Bookmaker 1xBet denies problems with license and connection with Russia 4 days ago Samuel LOTTERIES NIGERIA Commission DG inspects lottery facility ahead national games 6 days ago Szarlot LOTTERIES NIGERIA Meet the Real Owner of Baba Ijebu 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING TANZANIA Betting firm employs 142 Tanzanian youths 1 week ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.