Sports betting used to completely dominate the Nigerian iGaming scene for years, as casinos were quite a controversial topic and in some cases even a taboo. During 2020 this has slightly changed – it is no secret, that all major sporting events were either postponed or completely cancelled due to the raging pandemic. While this drastically affected betting operator revenue figures, it also opened them up to focusing on their casino product. The same applies to players – now more and more people are open to playing at online casinos in addition to their usual sports betting hobby.
It is safe to say that there are no credible “casino-only” operators in Nigeria at the moment, all online casinos are always a part of a sports betting brand. There also used to be no real incentive to choose one casino over another, unless you were also looking at the quality of their betting product. Now brands are looking to attract more and more casino visitors, which means they have to somehow incentivize people to pick their brand. One of the best ways to draw the attention of a new potential player is an impressive welcome offer. We are going to look at some of the best welcome offers Nigerian casinos have so far.
Melbet Nigeria is already well known in Nigeria for their 200% sportsbook bonus, now they also have an incredibly impressive offer for casino players. As a newly registered player you can get bonuses and free spins for your first 5 deposits. A total of ₦700,000 and 290 wager-free spins can be claimed if you take full advantage of the offer.
If you aren’t feeling like making large deposits and want to start small, that’s not an issue – the minimum required deposit is just ₦4,000. Below you can find a breakdown of the entire offer for every individual deposit.
- 50% first deposit bonus up to ₦140 000 + 30 FS
- 75% second deposit bonus up to ₦140 000 + 40 FS
- 100% third deposit bonus up to ₦140 000 + 50 FS
- 150% fourth deposit bonus up to ₦140 000 + 70 FS
- 200% fifth deposit bonus up to ₦140 000 + 100 FS
Paripesa is a brand that became relatively well-known to the larger Nigerian audience only last year. They have a solid sports betting product and a decent casino section, which seems to be getting quite a lot of attention lately. As a new player you will have to pick what offer you want to claim – the casino or the sportsbook one, sadly it can’t be both.
The casino welcome package will give you bonuses and free spins for your first 4 deposits and if you take full advantage of the offer you can claim up to ₦700,000 along with 150 free spins. Below you can see how the overall amount is distributed among the four-deposit welcome package.
- 1st deposit – 100% and 30 FS
- 2nd deposit – 50% and 35 FS
- 3rd deposit – 25% and 40 FS
- 4th deposit – 25% and 45 FS
Wazobet used to get loads of new players from Nigeria due to their no-deposit bonus. To be fair, it was extremely tricky to do anything useful with those bonus funds, so it’s good they’ve updated their offer. Now all new players can claim a 110% welcome bonus for their first deposit – the minimum deposit here is just ₦100, which is as low as it gets. The maximum bonus amount you can claim is ₦50,000.
The last one on our list is UBC365 – this brand is not that well known, however has one of the best casino game collections compared to any other Nigerian operator. The welcome offer here is decent as well – as a new player you can claim a 110% deposit bonus up to ₦110,000, with a minimum deposit requirement of just ₦1,000. There are no free spins, at least for now – this is why we decided to give UBC365 the last spot on our list.
What Else to Look Out For?
As we mentioned in the beginning – casinos are something, that is definitely going to be on the rise in Nigeria this year. Some local betting brands have already announced their plans to open up a casino section. One of them, who we are particularly excited about, is Boster99. They have the largest sportsbook bonus among all Nigerian bookmakers, so we expect them to give their casino players something as good as that or even better.