Having only been founded back in 2016, Lionsbet is a Nigerian online bookmaker who have earned a good reputation as a result of their sports betting and virtual markets. With all services available on multi-platforms, including web, mobiles and tablets, Lionsbet also offer a good number of promotions for both new and existing customers. The bookmaker’s headquarters are in Victoria Island, Lagos, while they hold a full gambling license from the Lagos state lotteries Board. Our Lionsbet review will take a detailed look at their entire operation, with everything from markets and odds to customer service and promotions covered. However, let’s first provide a look at some of the positive and negative factors surrounding their betting platform.
Despite having only been in operation for a little over two years, Lionsbet have already introduced a significant number of sports betting markets, ranging from traditionally popular events such as football and tennis to more diverse disciplines including futsal and beach volleyball. A lack of horse racing markets will come as a disappointment to some, however the bookmaker do offer a large number of virtuals in this area. Elsewhere, tennis and basketball feature heavily on a daily basis, while ice hockey and handball are among the emerging markets on their betting platform. In total, our Lionsbet review found that they currently have a total of 26 different sports markets, which includes as follows Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Ski Jumping, Handball, Volleyball and many more.
The Lionsbet website is both pleasing on the eye and fully-functional, while a green colour scheme dominates throughout. All sports markets are listed down the left-hand side of the page, while in-play and virtual options can be accessed through cleverly placed tabs at the top of their site, along with current promotions. Customers at Lionsbet are immediately greeted with the most popular markets at the time in the centre of the screen, while an automatically updated bet slip is found on the right-hand side of the page at all times. Meanwhile, a graphic on the home page allows customers to keep up to date with some of the most important factors surrounding LionsBet’s operation at that time, including social media pages, promotions and customer service features. Unlike other bookmakers, their website never appears cluttered or overwhelming, which means customers can easily and quickly locate their preferred pages, before placing bets in just a matter of seconds.
Lionsbet coverage is superb when it comes to sports betting, especially when it comes to football. A huge number of matches are available, from both some of Europe’s biggest domestic leagues to local and even amateur encounters from around the world. Over 1,900 football markets were available at the time of writing this review, with over 300 coming from England, Germany, Span and Italy. Meanwhile, LionsBet also focus on African competitions, including the Nigerian top-flight. As well as the ability to bet on the winner of an individual match, punters are able to wager upon first goalscorers, total number of goals and yellow and red cards.
Lionsbet also offer an excellent live betting platform, with thousands of markets available on a daily basis, while an impressive graphic allows customers to follow the action as it unfolds, in the absence of any live streaming capabilities. Upon entering their dedicated live betting page, customers can view the biggest markets at the time down the left-hand side of the page, with football, tennis and volleyball among the most popular events. Their coverage in this area is also great, with a huge number of markets to choose from.
Unfortunately, Lionsbet do not offer anything when it comes to live-streaming, which perhaps does not come as a surprise given the size and experience of the bookmaker. However, they do offer a huge number of virtual betting markets, which is becoming an increasingly popular form of wagering.
Lionsbet offers just a small number of options when it comes to processing both deposits and withdrawals on their betting platform, however the available methods should still meet the needs and wants of many within Nigeria. Both deposits and withdrawals are processed free of charge, while the time frame taken will depend on the method selected by the customer. The majority of deposit options allow for immediate payments, while withdrawals take between 1-7 days in general.
Meanwhile, withdrawals can only be processed through a bank payout. Elsewhere, the minimum deposit available at Lionsbet starts at just 50 Naira, with maximum stakes currently sitting at 100,000 Naira. Elsewhere, maximum withdrawals per day sit at 250,000, while minimum withdrawals are currently at 1,000. The majority of payouts take less than 10 minutes!
Customer service at Lionsbet is splendid, with a large number of methods of communication available. Customers are able to communicate with support agents via telephone, email and a message feature, while an effective live chat feature is regularly utilised by customers looking for quick answers to their questions. Meanwhile, LionsBet also take advantage of their social media pages, with Facebook and Twitter users able to send and receive messages here too. Despite all methods of communication not being available on a 24/7 basis, customers will usually find an available means, with response times being at a good level.