June 5, 2018

1960bet Review

The Nigerian sports betting market has grown proportionately to the size of the financial economy in the largest country (populous) in Africa and has spawned a host of world-class bet-sites.

The competition for places at the head of the pile is being fought out by the likes of bet9ja, surebets247, merrybet and 1960bet and the latter is fast becoming a jet-setter in its own right.

1960bet has hundreds of thousands of subscribers and offer a large variety of sporting codes, with football being the overwhelming favourite bet-pastime for the punters.

A visit to the site’s landing page will show the bet market and the amount of traffic the platform generates. On the left hand side, running down the landing page, is the variety of sporting codes and bet markets and on a Monday morning there are more than 100 000 active bets. The weekend’s action surges on and 1960bet becomes a hive of bet-activity.

The reason for this vast clientele is the constant, dynamic and fluid nature of the service provider, providing cutting edge action on a daily basis.

The site is one of the most impressive in Africa offering a virtual football league, virtual play, online casino, colossus jackpot and live betting.

The site also offers a casino jackpot currently sitting on over 8 million Naira.

1960bet offers one of the largest bet-markets with almost every angle covered. In one football match there are up to 150 different wagers, and with more than 10 000 events/matches offered each week the opportunities to play and win are substantial.

The bet market includes all standard wagers while also allowing more exotic bets for example; BTTI’s (both teams to score), Handicap, Over/under, first-half/second-half and many more. 1960bet offers a top-notch mobi-site and it is a mini version of a seriously impressive website.


The site has one of the most developed virtual play features in the country with almost half their site dedicated to various forms of VP. This covers football leagues, competitions, horse racing, tennis and many other virtual games.

The Virtual Play bet-action is enormous in Nigeria and the site has to compete against some large brand names, and does this with comparative ease. The sheer volume of VP action is testament to a well-created, heavy on software site.

The landing page for the sports betting is full of information, from stories, news, highlights and social media platforms. They also show latest winners and win-amounts. This info is found running down the right hand flank of the landing page. https://www.1960bet.com/sport.jsp

Deposits and withdrawals

The site offers tutorials on how to register, deposit, withdrawals and just about any information a punter will need.

To join up to the online site, simply go to the landing page and click on the ‘Register’ button and follow the prompts.

There are four main deposit methods including: Instant over the counter deposits at all Skye Bank branches, the use of all ATM cards for all Nigerian Banks, or via Mobile Money (readycash, firstbank, skyebank, Stanbic, GTbank, and finally, a punter can place any bet at the nearest bet-shop.

The minimum deposit amount is 500 Naira and the lowest bet-stake is 20 Naira.

Punters must take an important point into consideration; In the FAQ’s the site developer’s state that the maximum win amount for bets-staked is set at 1 million Naira. According to 1960bet, any win over that amount will automatically revert to 1 million. This is only for sports betting. However, under the general terms and conditions on the site the max winnings are 10 million Naira. This precludes jackpots etc.

This is an important point to clear up by the staff of 1960bet, and it will be best to contact the help desk to clear this matter up. There can be no worse feeling than winning 10 million Naira and only getting 1 million.

To claim the Colossus, slots or jackpot winnings read the specific terms and conditions for each feature. The site claims to pay the full jackpot of any slot game.

There is no limit on the amount to be withdrawn so at any time a punter can empty their bet wallet should they desire. The site does however only pay out up to 500 000 Naira per day.

Promotions and tips

The site offers a 100% first time deposit bonus with punters able to double their initial stake to a maximum amount of 50 000 Naira.

Other than a welcome bonus the site seems devoid of any other bonus opportunities for punters and this is a drawback in a competitive field. There is no refer a friend bonus, no cash boosts or extra percentage wins on accumulated bets.

The operators seem to believe they boast the best odds, gameplay, all-round action, bet-market and a huge client database. Based on their numbers, they could have a point, but on the flip-side a few decent promotions can never do any harm.

The site has an outstanding feature in offering best tips of the day; under the headings ‘TIP-OFF, BET SUGGESTIONS, IRON-CLAD and CLEANOUT”.

This is rare feature and is indicative of a world-class platform.

This is still a game of chance however and the site cannot guarantee wins, despite tags like ironclad and cleanout, but they do offer the best winning opportunities with these expert tips.

The site is well-constructed, looks professional, offers substantial earning-opportunities, has earned a brand name and hence boasts a large following. Based on these characteristics, 1960bet should be a recommended betting site for the Nigerian market.