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How to Bet on Your Mobile Phone in Nigeria? New and Old Phones [Full Guide]

How to Bet on Your Mobile Phone in Nigeria? New and Old Phones [Full Guide]
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Gone are the days when you had to queue in front of a Baba Ijebu in the hot sun to place a bet on a soccer match!

With the advent of top bookmakers like Nairabet and Bet9ja, you can now bet on your mobile phone from the comfort of your home, office, car, or even while on a mountaintop.

Regardless if your phone is brand new or an outdated device, there are sophisticated payment and betting options for everyone!

Which Sportsbooks Allow You bet on your mobile phone in Nigeria?

There are so many bookmakers in Nigeria now. Some are 100% Naija while others are international betting platforms that have brought their services to the Nigerian market.

Each betting company is unique in how they offer their services, especially in terms of how they let you bet on your mobile phone in Nigeria.

Some require an internet connection to place bets via a mobile website.

Others offer mobile apps for Android and/or iOS that offer you the full experience of their website, and in some cases even more!

There are other online sportsbooks that don’t even require an internet connection and instead let you deposit money and place bets with a short code.

There are even some that offer all three options.

Regardless of your phone type, be it the latest iPhone or Techno, or an outdated Nokia torchlight, this guide will show you that there’s a sports betting platform offering the facilities needed to place bets on your mobile device.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest names in the sportsbook industry and the options they offer to those who want to bet on their mobile phone.


naijabet mobile sportsbook logo

Even if your phone is incapable of browsing, Naijabet lets you fund your sportsbook account with it.

If you have a GTBank account, all you need is the *737* USSD code to fund your sportsbook account with the desired Naira amount.

Dial *737*50*AMOUNT*46# on the phone number you’ve registered with Naijabet and GTB, hit send and your NaijaBet account will be automatically funded.

Naturally, the *737* code must already be activated on your phone number.

Remember that the phone number used to run the transaction must be the same one you receive bank alerts from GTBank. If not, it won’t work.

There’s also the Mobile Cash USSD option for people who don’t have a GTB account. For this to work, the phone number being used must be the same registered with the bank and on NaijaBet.

From your Registered phone number, simply dial *402*77000999*AMOUNT#.

naijabet mobile cash ussd

How to Log In at NaijaBet?

If you would like to place bets via NaijaBet’s website on your mobile, you can take advantage of NaijaBet’s Mobile Easy Sign-Up Process.

  • Just visit via your phone’s browser and hit “Join Now”.
  • Fill the form accurately and hit “Register now”.
  • Once you activate your NaijaBet account via the activation link sent to your email address, you are good to go.

If you want to keep things straightforward, simply download and install Naijabet’s mobile app on any of your Android devices.

With the app, and as long as there’s an internet connection, not only can you make deposits and withdraw winnings, but also place bets on a wide variety of events.

Explore the different options Nigerians have for sports betting on NaijaBet with their mobile phones – be it a smartphone or old mobile phone.


bet9ja betting site bonus

To stay competitive in the face of increasing competition, Bet9ja offers a variety of convenient ways to place a bet on your mobile phone in Nigeria.

With the Bet9ja mobile app or its mobile website, you can easily make deposits into your Bet9ja account, place bets and withdraw winnings.

To make a deposit into your Bet9ja account, there’s the option of instant bank transfers, which are by far the most convenient option for Nigerian players.

If you don’t have an account, the sign up process shouldn’t be any more difficult than the one described above at NaijaBet.

Simply open the Bet9ja website or app on your phone and log in. Then:

  • Click on “My Account
  • Select “Deposit” in the drop down menu
  • You will be presented a variety of options but pick “Instant card deposit”. This is because this option works regardless of your bank. Plus, there are no charges.
  • Selecting instant deposit takes you to a page where you will enter the amount you’d like to deposit
  • Click “Continue” then “Confirm“.
  • The next page is where you’ll enter your ATM card number, its expiry date, and the three digit CVV at the back of your card.
  • Click “Pay” and you’ll receive a One Time Password (OTP) shortly on the phone number you registered on Bet9ja.
  • Enter the OTP correctly, click “OK”, and your Bet9ja account will be credited within seconds.

For people with outdated phones or slow internet connections, Bet9ja offers “BET9JA SIMBA”, which is a Lite version of their mobile website. It offers all the core features of their regular website but with faster loading times.

If your phone isn’t internet enabled, you can still fund your account with the GTBank USSD transfer option. Simply dial *737*1*AMOUNT*BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER#

Installing the Bet9ja app and registering on it as a first time user gives you access to a 100% welcome bonus and other bonuses. Betting on the app or mobile website is easy and requires only a few steps:

  • Log in
  • On the left of the screen, choose the sport you want to bet on
  • Select the event
  • Hit “View” then choose the match and odds
  • Enter the amount you’d like to bet then hit “Continue”.
  • Once you hit “OK”, your bet is placed.

Note that the Bet9ja app is available for only Android device users.


Betway has a well-optimized mobile site that’s designed to work on most mobile browsers.

It’s just as suitable as Betway’s Android and iOS app for depositing and withdrawing funds, as well as placing bets.

Depositing via a direct bank transfer is the most convenient option for most Betway players.

You can make a direct bank transfer deposit either through the sportsbook’s website or its app. The process is very similar to that of NaijaBet and Bet9ja (previously described).

For specific instructions on how to deposit into your Betway account with a direct bank transfer, check out this detailed guide:

betway deposit options

You can also deposit with the GTB *737# USSD code. Simply dial *737*50*AMOUNT*285# and hit send.

Depositing with mCash is also available. Simply dial *402*00238929*AMOUNT#

Please note that funding your Betway account with the GTB USSD attracts a 20 Naira fee and using the mCASH attracts a 25 Naira fee. Using the Direct Transfer option on the other hand is entirely free.

Below are instructions from Betway on how to place pre-game bets:

Bet on Your Mobile Phone in Nigeria

And here’s how to place Live Bets:

Bet on Your Mobile Phone in Nigeria

Your Palasa phone can still make you money

If you’d rather not have any business with the internet at all, consider placing bets on NairaBet.

NairaBet offers a USSD (*5447#) that you can use to Open an Account, Place Bets, Make Deposits, and much more. All from the comfort of your outmoded or internet disabled phone.

nairabet old phone betting

That your Blue Screen Samsung still get hope

What to Remember about How to Bet on Your Mobile Phone in Nigeria

Remember to verify the transaction options a sportsbook offers before registering with them.

If the sportsbook offers an app that is compatible with your phone type, it’s best you go with this option.

This is because an app will offer you the full experience of the website with less stress. It also consumes less data and alerts you about bonuses and other updates in real time.

But if your phone is an outdated one, simply look out for a sportsbook that offers a Lite version of their website, or better yet, a USSD code that you can use to transact and play without the internet.


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