Launched in 2016, LionsBet is fairly new in the market. It is very popular in Nigeria and Zambia, mostly for the football markets it gives. It has a license from the Lagos State Lotteries Board and has its headquarters at Victoria Island, Lagos. The site is accessible in English and the official currency is the Nigerian Naira (NGN) .
Upon opening the website, you are prompted to select your residence as either Nigeria or Zambia and the device that you’re using. They have the option to use a smartphone, phone or desktop. Once you select these, you are redirected to the actual site that looks like this.
Legal Status by Country
LionsBet is regulated and licensed in Nigeria by the Lagos State Lotteries Board. It is therefore available in Nigeria and Zambia as well. So far, they do not accept players from any other region. This may change over the years.
When it comes to security, the site recognizes that they are privy to sensitive information, and they do their best to ensure that this information is protected from third parties. Aside from the use of passwords, they have an SSL web server that encrypts all financial and personal data of users.
Getting started on LionsBet is fairly easy. On the main page, the ‘Register’ tab is on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on it to open a pop-up registration page that looks like this:
You are required to fill in details such as:
- Birthdate to confirm that you are of legal age
- The state you reside in (Nigeria or Zambia) and your mobile phone number
When you have filled in all your details, you will be required to ‘accept Rules’ and ‘Register All’ to ensure that all your personal details are recorded.
As soon as all the details have been entered correctly and all the boxes ticked, you can proceed to click on the ‘SIGN UP’ button to complete your registration and your account is ready to use.
Markets and Betting Lines
There are about 20 games available to bet on at LionsBet. Four of these are Esports. The markets offered include:
- Winter sports
- Table tennis
- Beach Volleyball
- Ice hockey
- American Football
Of these markets, football is the most famous. They have thousands of markets available to bet on. The list of football markets available is as a sub-menu on the left-hand side of the site. It lists all the nations and leagues that are available to bet on.
You can bet on the champions league, Europa League, Premier League and all other major leagues and major events like the World Cup Qualifiers. For all of these games, there are numerous match markets to choose from. You can bet on:
- Match result
- Double chance
- Draw on bet
- Both teams to score
- Handicap markets
- Under/over goals
- Total goals (first, second team)
- Total goals(odd/even)
- Halftime/Full time and so much more
Basketball: LionsBet also have an impressive basketball selection. It is divided into 8 sections covering club and international games like the Euro League, the NBA, U19s women world cup and numerous country-based leagues.
LionsBet offers several esport games to bet on. Currently, they have odds for Overwatch, KoG, CS and Dota.
LionsBet have a couple of live bets available. They offer in-play bets on Football, Basketball, volleyball and tennis. The calendar section indicates matches coming over the next couple of days. This allows punters to schedule their bets accordingly. The Multiview tab allows you to drag up to 4 games and follow them at the same time. There isn’t a huge difference between the pre-match and live markets. Only the odds change. Odds generally shorten during in-play bets based on the occurrence of events such as a new goal.
Casino Poker and other activities
Presently, LionsBet does not have a casino section. But due to the rising popularity of casino in Nigeria, we can bet that they will eventually create one. However, they have some games that are close to slots that punters can play. Games such as Arcade, Scratchcards and Keno can fill in for casino until they develop a casino section.
The site currently has 16 games available in the Virtual games section. Virtual games as a category is gaining popularity and punters can get in on the action at LionsBet. Some of the most popular games include Virtual soccer and virtual rugby.
LionsBet runs a very profitable affiliate program. It allows members to make extra money by referring other players to the site. The referring member will get a percentage of any loss that the member they referred makes. They offer the best rates of any bookmaker. The commission starts at 35% with the potential to get to 50% of the referred member’s loss.
To begin earning via the referral program, you must first create an account. Once created, log in and click on the ‘affiliate’ tab. You will get a link that you will start sharing to your contacts. The link can also be used in banners on other sites. Any new logins that result from your link will earn you money as soon as they make their first bet.
Customer support at LionsBet is very responsive. At the bottom of the page you will open the ‘contact us’ tab. It opens up as below. You may contact them on the site by typing in your name and message on the spaces provided or you can call them on their phone numbers as provided. They also have their social media handles where you may reach them for any sort of support.