Ambassadors of Nigerian Bookmakers
The online sports betting industry has become very lucrative in Nigeria. There are new companies starting to set up shop in the country. The industry has created a lot of wealth for investors and creators of betting sites in Nigeria. Many Nigerians are passionate about football, and online betting has become one of the country’s favourite pastimes.
To promote their brands, online betting sites have been hiring some of the most famous faces in Nigeria and around the world. Some of them are legendary Nigerian players like Jay Jay Okocha while others are Nigerian musicians like Davido. However, there are also a number of international football players who are ambassadors to Nigerian bookies.
As we are sticking to athletes today we will try to bring you the global and Nigerian athletes who are ambassadors to betting sites. So we will be looking at some of the top betting sites in Nigeria and looking at their ambassadors. Let’s take a look at the betting site and their ambassadors.
BetBonanza is a relatively new betting platform taking Nigeria by storm. Although the betting site was established in 2014, it promised and delivered the highest quality services to its users. Just going through its landing page reassures you that the betting platform is here to stay and intends on competing with already established sites on the market. The betting site announced the former football player Daniel Amokachi as its brand ambassador in late 2019.
Amokachi, who previously served as the assistant manager for the Nigerian national team, was on hand to witness the official unveiling of BetBonanaza in the capital city. The former Everton and Besiktas player is well known for being the first Nigerian player to score in the Champions League, and he has played an important role in leading his country to three major competitions during the 1990s.
Maybe his most notable international accomplishment was assisting Nigeria to a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Amokachi expressed his excitement at entering such a new network before outlining his own experience of learning and changing, which BetBonanza hopes to replicate.
1xBet was established in Russia in 2007 and began global expansion many years ago. After negotiating sponsorship deals with Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Italian Serie A, Barcelona and other football giants, the business became well-known. Doing business all across the football world, 1xBet has definitely set itself aside from other betting sites in Nigeria and around the world.
In 2018, the betting site announced that it would have Andrea Pirlo, one of the most revered players in recent football history, have its brand ambassador in a deal that will run for the whole of 2018. This was the first ambassador for 1xBet throughout the years and it is a big one. The retired Juventus midfielder is one that is known and revered around the world as one of the best football players of his time. We definitely think this is a nice pick up for 1xBet.
BetKing is the brаinсhild of SV Gаming Limited and the newest addition to the Nigerian online betting market. The bооkmаkеr hаs mаnаgеd tо survivе thе stiff соmреtitiоn in thе online betting and gambling industry аnd аttrасt milliоns оf сustоmеrs after its еstаblishmеnt in 2018. BetKing knows how to please its players and when it came to choosing an ambassador they decided on J.J OKocha, a legend in Nigerian football history and his name still carries a lot of weight in the country.
J.J Okocha’s face is one of the most recognizable faces in Nigerian sports. He was not only popular among Nigerian supporters but he also found international fame playing for teams like Fenerbahçe, Paris Saint-Germain, Hull City and more! This is a great ambassador for the very ambitious and competitive BetKing.
Bet9ja, an online bookmaker, is one of Africa’s leading websites for sports betting and casino gaming. The bookmakers mostly target the Nigerian market, but they also hope to expand. The platform has an impressive sports betting section with hundreds of live games and a plethora of betting choices. There are also extra features, such as the cash-out option, which is available for sports betting. Furthermore, Bet9ja offers its customers a wide range of casino games, including live dealer options. Bet9ja chose the former Super Eagles striker Victor Ikpeba.
During the 1989 FIFA U-17 World Championship, Victor Ikpeba was discovered by Belgian club RFC Liegeois and transferred to Belgium with teammate Sunday Oliseh. After scoring 17 goals in 1992-93, Ikpeba was purchased by AS Monaco, where he eventually became a sensation despite a difficult start.
Following the 1996 Olympics, he put on an impressive performance, scoring 13 league goals to help Monaco secure the league title. In 1997, his achievements won him the award of African Footballer of the Year.
Betway is one of the best betting sites in the world, and it is also one of the most common in Nigeria. The website has a dedicated betting forum for Nigerian teams, embraces naira, and has a plethora of awesome betting features. Since 2014, Betway has signed a host of ambassadors. Former cricketer Kevin Pietersen, former jockey Katie Walsh are among their new ambassadors.
Melbet was founded in 2012 and has an Eastern European background as well as a Curacao license. Melbet.ng is authorized to operate in Nigeria. The bookmaker has locations in both Russia and Cyprus. The betting site has a slew of ambassadors, some notable ones include Ukrainian former professional boxer Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Ukrainian middleweight kickboxer Artur Kyshenko.
SportyBet has taken the African continent by storm, being one of the most well-known brands in both Nigeria and Kenya. Their calling card is to lavish players with perks and useful equipment as a way of moving beyond and beyond. This smart customer-first approach has quickly made them a crowd favourite, but they still have a few items to focus on if they want to compete with Bet9ja and other famous names on the continent. Nonetheless, we think they deserve a second chance.
To top it all of the betting sites choose the Super Eagles legend Kanu Nwankwo. This is a huge deal for the betting site because landing such an ambassador is just great. Kanu is one of the most loved former players in Nigeria. His story is phenomenal and his journey is one that inspires kids all over Africa.
22Bet Nigeria is one of the most recent betting sites to enter the market today. It recently began welcoming customers in Nigeria, which has one of the most promising betting markets. After its inception as a betting destination, the website has grown in popularity due to its excellent betting and experience services. The brand has a host of iconic ambassadors, including legendary Brazil player Ronaldinho, as well as Nuno Gomes and Kevin Kuranyi, former Portuguese and German players, respectively.
NetBet offers a diverse and high-quality online gaming and sports betting experience. The Cosmo Gaming Company Ltd. owns NetBet, which was formerly known as Bet770. They were established in 2001 and are run by the Lagos State Lottery Board. NetBet is building a strong name for itself that can cater to a wide range of online gamers. The sports betting operator NetBet has appointed Dan Petrescu as its brand ambassador. Petrescu is one of Romania’s most well-known football figures, having starred for Steaua Bucharest FC (1985-1991) and Chelsea FC in the Premier League (1995-2001). Petrescu is now the manager of Jiangsu Sainty of the Chinese Super League.
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