We all know that soccer is the most popular sport to bet on in Nigeria. The players especially love the major leagues like the EPL, LaLiga, Serie A, and Bundesliga. However, what do players bet on during the offseason, or during times when there are no soccer matches being played?
There are actually a number of things that punters bet on when there is no soccer, and these can include esports, virtuals, casino, and lottery.
Esports has recently become quite popular as it was one of the only sports that players could bet on during the international shut down of sport. Although there are quite a number of different esports including CSGO, DOTA2, League of Legends, Rocket League etc. The esports that become most popular during this time was a simulated sport called FIFA or esoccer. FIFA is a simulated soccer game, a video game of people playing soccer. When two teams play against each other, it is in actuality 2players playing against each other, and so the punters need to learn to back the player and not the team. Almost all of the best Nigeria betting sites like Bet9ja, Nairabet and Surebet offer betting on esoccer, and will continue to do so. The only negative is that it is sometimes difficult to find the score results.
Virtuals have long been a very popular betting product in Nigeria and have now become even more popular. The great thing with virtual sports is that they are 24hours per day, 7 days per week and typically only last for between 5-10minutes. This means that they are a great way to pass the time while waiting for soccer matches to begin.
Casino Betting in Nigeria is still very slow to take off with the main reason being that the casino games can use a decent amount of data, but also that players still much prefer to bet on real sport. However, casino games are becoming more and more popular as they become lighter on data and more customised for the local market. In order to help get players to try and become more comfortable with betting on the casino, the betting sites have been offering some massive betting bonuses in Nigeria lately to incentivize first casino bets.
Lottery betting is very popular in other countries, and slowly becoming more popular in Nigeria. Instead of buying lottery tickets, you actually take a fixed odds sports bet on the outcome of an upcoming lottery. The lottery doesn’t even need to be in your country, as you can bet on lotteries from any country in the world.