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Blackbet Review

Blackbet Nigeria is a relatively new bookmaker that was launched in 2017 in Lagos State and is currently fully licensed to operate in Nigeria by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission. However, going by their mission statement, they’ve set their eyes on not just taking over and revolutionizing the Nigeria Sports betting scene, but also to make a footprint across Africa. Driving this goal are two of Nigeria’s finest business minds in Otunba Akin Alabi, who is the founder of NairaBet, which is an established bookmaker in Nigeria and Jason Njoku, the founder and CEO of Iroko TV For this review, we tested Blackbet’s registration process, welcome bonus, the payment methods and a deeper look at the sportsbook and betting options.

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REGISTRATION AND BLACKBET FIRST DEPOSIT BONUS

The registration process is quite easy. All you to to do is just to click on the ‘Register’ button at the top right-hand corner of the website, input your phone number and choose one of the two verification methods (Verify by SMS or verify by call) Once you receive the code, use it to verify your phone number you complete the registration by filling out your details. After registering you need to deposit to your account in order to begin playing. Remember, for your first deposit, Blackbet offers a bonus of up to 300%. For a breakdown of this welcome bonus offer, we recommend you check out our analysis of the same on our Blackbet bonus review.

 

 

PAYMENT METHODS

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USABILITY

The Blackbet website is well organized and easy to navigate through. The home page has a search function that you can use to look for specific events/matches and a provision to allow you as a punter to choose your favorite leagues and have them populate the top of the page. They also have a Top Offer on the sports menu where all the top leagues are listed on the main navigation bar on the left which helps to put all the top leagues within reach The mix of cool colours like grey and a shade of dark green with names in white makes for a beautiful background that is easy to the eye. Unlike most bookies who put a lot of items at the top of the homepage, Blackbet have just a few necessary items listed which makes the home page very neat and presentable. Your account details can be accessed by clicking the menu button in the top right corner.

 

The live betting section offers an overview which basically shows you all the live matches that are available for betting as well as an Event view which narrows down to the specific event and comes along with the stats for the game as well as the live odds in play. They do not have a Livestream but instead, they have a match tracker at the top right which gives you the real-time flow of the game like which team is attacking and the position on the pitch. This can help you get a feel of the live-action without actually having to watch the game itself. Overall, navigating the Blackbet Sportsbook was quite easy. When it comes to the search function, however, as indicated on it, it is for searching events only but not leagues or competitions. So when looking for a match, you need to use the names of the teams to search as opposed to the league.

 

THE BLACKBET SPORTSBOOK AND BETTING OPTIONS

At the moment, the Blackbet Sportsbook has focused on 12 different sports categories which are mostly mainstream sports like soccer, basketball, tennis, handball, volleyball etc. They also have a Special Bet category which automatically selects the most popular events in the sportsbook and lists them based on their kickoff times with the ones about to kickoff appearing first.

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Like just about every other bookie, most of the attention has been dedicated to the world’s most popular sport, that is football. Most of the pre-match and live events and markets are dominated by football. This is not to say the other sports are not covered. It’s just the natural thing to do when most punters coming to the site want to place bets on football matches. Blackbet is, therefore, a site that you can greatly benefit from our football betting tips. The one thing we need to point out here is for football, whereas all the common markets like 1×2, Goals, GG/NG, etc are there, we did not get some of the more popular betting markets like corners, goalscorer, bookings. Their denotation for the goals market is also a bit different from the mainstream. For instance, for Over 2.5 goals, they denote it as 3+ so you may need to familiarize yourself with that before you embark on it. A plus for them here is they have Combo Bet that allows you to choose combinations. For example, in a Ligue 1 game between Lille v Rennes, there are several combos you can bet on like DC& GG, DC& Goals, FT& Goals, HTFT& Goals etc. These have very attractive odds and are worth looking at.

The Blackbet betslip loads up very quickly and you can add and remove events with ease. The betslip has the standard multi – or system bet types provision. If you wish to learn more about the best way of using accumulators and multibet options, have a look at out our tips on how to develop the best betting strategy

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All said and done, the Blackbet Sportsbook is pretty decent and you will get along just fine if you more into the mainstream events and markets. Some of the missing markets, however, are amongst the most popular ones amongst a lot of punters and this may be a bit of an anticlimax for them.

 

BLACKBET REVIEW

Overall, the Blackbet experience is solid. The Welcome Bonus is quite generous, the general website outlook and navigability is quite good and the fact that they do not have a minimum deposit limit makes it very pocket-friendly for punters that may not be having a big budget for betting. The Blackbet sportsbook, however, while sufficient for mainstream bettors, is underwhelming for those that prefer to bet on non-mainstream sports and betting markets. Football lovers are well catered for as the vast majority of events both pre-match and live are on football. The Combo option is also quite interesting as it allows you the chance to fetch better prices by placing a combo that you may fancy. In terms of the ease of use of the website, Blackbet scores huge here. The site is neatly arranged and it gives you the option of placing searching for events and customizing your page by selecting the leagues that matter to you. Two other things that they may need to improve on is increasing payment options as it is quite limited at the moment and expanding the sportsbook to include more sports and betting markets. Finally, one other area they totally excel at is customer support. We had a very engaging and pleasant interaction with their customer support team. They have a detailed FAQ but should you need to engage their support they have multiple platforms to do so and their response times are impressive!