BetKing is a relatively new name in the Nigerian sports betting industry and it has been able to capture a huge market share in its few years of existence beating some older companies in the industry. It was founded by Byron Petzer and Adekunle Adeniji in 2017.
Its website is betking.com and it offers betting on football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, ice hockey and other sports across several leagues and competitions globally. It is available on desktop, mobile app as Betking Mobile and also maintains its old mobile website for lower operating system users. It also offers bespoke solutions such as the Kings’ League and Colour Colour.
Betking operates a franchise model like Bet9ja where individuals can sign up to provide betting services in shops nationwide to Betking’s customers. The franchise operators are called Kingmakers.
Betking offers an accumulator bonus of 225% on potential winnings and is applicable to bet slips with over five selections and odds of at least 1.20.
The company is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria and offers both online and offline (in-shop) services to its customers across Nigeria.
According to their mission, they believe all their customers’ are Kings and hence all their branding reflects royalty and wealth. Betking customer care is available via Live Chat, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
How To Register
To register for Betking, simply visit the website www.betking.com, click “REGISTER” which is shown at the top right-hand side. Enter all the required information i.e. name, email address, phone number & password, click confirm and submit.
Once your registration is complete, a confirmation message will pop up on the screen and a confirmation mail will be sent to the email address you provided. Confirm your registration through the link in the confirmation email sent to you and log in to your account with the username and password you created during the registration.
You can then fund your account and start playing to win.
How To Play
To play, you need to first log in, then select the sport you wish to play in e.g. soccer, choose a tournament, click proceed and then choose your odds and markets which will be added to your slip at the right-hand side of the same page.
Once you’re done selecting matches and odds, enter the amount you want to stake in the box provided at the right-hand side and click proceed. Confirm the game by clicking proceed on the confirmation message which pops up, you will get a message that says the bet has been placed successfully.
The minimum stake is 100 Naira.
How to Deposit
To deposit into your account, you can choose from a variety of options such as GTBank’s online payment, Quickteller ATM payment, Zenith Bank payment, Email Moni, Interswitch Webpay and Paydirect.
How To Withdraw
The platform offers withdrawals through different methods. Bank transfers are free but take up to 24 hours after authorization to reflect in your account and is available only during official banking hours.
To withdraw, simply login to the website and click “My Account”, click withdrawal and enter your account number, put your bank name and put the amount to withdraw, click ‘Accept’ for the transaction to be completed.
How to Become a Betking Agent
BetKing offers you the opportunity to own a business. The advantages include: Weekly & Monthly bonus on turnover, up to 30% commissions, competitive odds, fast 24 hour payments, dedicated customer support, lowest starting capital (just 25,000 Naira), free equipment and installation and more.
The requirements are:
- A shop in a bubbling place
- Space for at least 5 cashiers
- At least 3 TVs
- At least 3 laptops
- At least 2 thermal printers
- Good internet
- Stable power supply/Generator
- No competing Betking agents within a 5 to 10-minute walking distance depending on the area.
BetKing reserves the right to approve or disapprove shops based on their discretion.
After having these, BetKing will determine whether to approve or deny your applications hence having all of these is not a guarantee that you will get approved.
To register, go to the https://www.betking.com/agent-registration-form/ and fill the form. You can view your status by registering for an account on Betking, signing in, Click on ‘My Area’ then on ‘Tickets’ from where you should see your open request or use your application ID to search using the search box to see the status of your application.
Application status range from ‘Call Validation’ which means it has been received and is been reviewed, ‘Sent for Inspection’ which means a date has been set for a BetKing rep to visit your shop, ‘On Hold’ which means you submitted incomplete information and so need to go back and complete it.
‘Unreachable’ which means you could not be reached for further enquiries and information, ‘Rejected’ means your application was rejected either due to not meeting the requirements or submitting incomplete information and ‘Approved’ which means you passed the inspection to become an agent.
For more information, contact the BetKing customer care.
Nigerian Football Legend and former Super Eagles captain, J.J. Okocha was made the ambassador for BetKing in 2018 at an event in Lagos and frequently appears in the TV ads, on billboards and other advertising media for the company. This has been very instrumental to their rapid growth in a few years.
Some competitors include Bet9ja, Premier Lotto, etc.