Merrybet Sportsbook was founded almost a decade ago and is now one of the most popular platforms in Nigeria. Its quality, cashback offer, and other pluses make up for the lack of a welcome bonus for new players. The only language the platform is available in is English.
How to register
Only people 18 or over may sign up. You need a valid bank account and email. Here’s how to get started:
- Click on the ‘Register’ button, top right on the home page
- Enter personal information: last and first name, address, date of birth, email, username and password.
- Press ‘Register’ and a verification link will be emailed to you. Click on it to activate your account.
Merrybet’s payment methods are secure and reliable. Nigerian users prefer bank transfer. Outside the African country, popular options are Skrill, Webmoney, and Astripay. The bookmaker accepts Bitcoin too.
Deposit methods include:
- Direct Bank Transfer
- GT Collections
- Paystack Card, Agent and Bank deposit
- Zenith Bank Nigeria Xpath Deposit
When you click on your preferred banking method, you will be provided with additional information about the specific payment method selected. For each banking method, there is a clearly rolled out guideline to help you complete your transaction. In addition, the minimum and maximum allowable deposit transactions have been outlined in most banking options.
- Bank Transfer
- Instant Pay-out
- Perfect Money
The lower limit is 1,000 naira, and the upper limit: 500,000 naira a day. It takes 24 hours to process a bank transfer after you make a withdrawal request, except weekends and public holidays. You can use the instant pay-out between 8am and 9 pm.
If you funded your account using a prepaid card from Zenithbank, you can use the Perfect Money withdrawal option.
Promos and bonuses
Merrybet offers promo codes now and then, which are only valid for 24 hours. With these codes, you can get price boosts or win cashback on unsuccessful bets. In general, user bonuses and rewards are not an area, in which this platform excels. There is also a cashback bonus and a refer your friend bonus, but no VIP program. Here are the details.
You can win the refer a friend bonus, which is 50% of your friend’s losses. If you convince several people to sign up, you can get some good money, especially if they’re not great at betting.
If you lose an accumulator bet with at least 5 wagers by one selection, you could get 5% cashback. Again, this is with a promo code that’s valid for 24 hours.
You’ll recover 5% of your losses if you missed winning by a single game. To be eligible, each of your selections must have odds of at least 1.50.
Loyal customers of Merrybet can get a free play voucher in lieu of a VIP program. This will yield more lucrative returns.
Types of markets
The Nigerian bookmaker features multiple markets, but their odds are relatively standard. They have more than 25 sports, mainstream and not, as well as non-athletic events like music, entertainment, and politics. Here are some of the most popular sports to bet on:
- American Football
- Aussie Rules
Merrybet has a number of virtual sports available too. You can play them in series, such as Esport League of Legends, Esport Counter-Strike, and Esport FIFA. Merrybet has PS4 and Xbox FIFA tournaments among other virtual competitions you can bet on. There is always one e-sport or another to bet on despite the lack of in-depth coverage.
Among the political bets available are the next Labour Party Leader in the UK. As for entertainment and music, you can bet on things like the next movie to win Best Motion Picture at the Academy Awards or the next music album to win Album of the Year at the Grammys.
The bookmaker’s live streaming options are limited, but on the other hand, they have comprehensive live betting coverage. You can see all games in progress when you click on the LIVE section. Categories include Live Calendar, Single live, and Multi live. You can make several in-play bets across various sports.
The Multi live section features several sports events at once. You can only see one in the Single live page. The schedule of live events coming up that week can be viewed in Live Calendar.
Merrybet also has a live streaming section, but not many games are aired. What’s more, this option isn’t available in every country. For example, players from Kenya don’t have access to it.
The bookmaker lets bettors cash out part of their possible win before the bet is settled. The amount eligible for this depends on your chances of winning and the time of cashing out. Partial and full cash out is possible. For partial, you can get extra winnings from the same slip. For full, it can’t be processed further.
The option is not applicable for slips for games that are over, but results haven’t been updated, or for slips for live events that are almost over. Free bets are not eligible either.
Odds, bet limits
Most events in Africa are covered extensively. Players in Africa can access the myriad of markets covered. The main sport is soccer, and that gets top priority. All leading European leagues are available to bet on.
You can see how many games are currently available per given sport on the homepage. For soccer, this number can be as high as 1300 at once.
While Merrybet’s odds are nothing special, you can use bet boosts when possible or try out the accumulator bet option to increase your winnings. Less mainstream sports like bandy and darts can yield better returns.
Safety and security
Merrybet Gold Ltd, the owner and manager of the platform, is licensed and regulated by Lagos State Lotteries Board. It is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. SSL encryption protects players’ details and data, guaranteeing that their personal and financial info is secure. This data can only be shared with authorities.
The following set the platform apart:
- Simple and straightforward interface
- Colour scheme is easy on the eyes
- State-of-the-art graphics
- Mobile-friendly site
The platform is easy to navigate regardless of your experience level with betting sites. Load times are minimal. All you need to make wagers without delay is reliable internet access and speed.
The sports categories on offer are arranged chronologically on the left side of the screen. This makes it easier to sift for your sport, be it soccer, rugby, baseball, or basketball. Everything is arranged neatly. The colour scheme is mainly black and orange, but it’s too bright. The data on the screen is easy to view. You can adjust the screen type; the options are desktop, tablet, and lite mobile.
- 24/7 customer service by email, live chat, phone
- A dedicated FAQ section
The live chat and email icons are on the bottom right of your monitor. If your query is urgent, the live chat feature is most recommended. Merrybet can also be contacted on WhatsApp (08164387525) and at the Contact Centre by phone (017002030).
Last but not least, visit the dedicated frequently asked questions (FAQ) section before you contact staff. Many common questions are answered there.