• Competitive Odds
  • Live bets available
  • High accumulator bonus
  • Airtime deposit
  • No stake limits


  • Limited betting markets
  • No Cash-Out service available
  • Delay in payouts
  • Unavailability of a mobile app
  • No Live Streaming service
  • No first-timers’ bonus

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Review of the bookmaker Betpawa from Legalbet

Betpawa is licensed by the Lagos State Lotteries Board and National Lottery Regulatory Commission. Clients are able to withdraw and deposit funds electronically using an ATM card or in cash. The deposition by airtime recharge has been one of its most distinguishing features, this feature has brought in a high flow of clients as cash may not be readily available in one’s account or card deposition.

They are also available in about seven other African countries, namely: Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania. The goal of Betpawa as stated on their website Is to become the best and largest mobile sports betting business in the country. It really is achievable but a lot is required from them and they need to step up their game to achieve such.

Odds - Average

We calculated the margin for BetPawa by analyzing the odds they offer. We further ranked them in one of the following three categories:

From 1% to 5%: Low

From 5.01% to 7%: Normal

From 7.01% to 10%: High


We got our results by taking into account the odds for final result outcomes measured in line with the over / under for different football leagues. Getting the average results using this method, we were able to obtain the margins for each league and the overall betting margin for the bookmaker. 

BetPawa has an overall average margin of 6.12% and falls in the normal category. In the first section with Spanish La Liga and Seria A, the margin is at 5.77%. With Premier League and Championship, in the second section, the margin is at 5.72%. Finally, taking the Netherlands Eredivisie, Polish Ekstraklasa and Austrian Bundesliga into account, the margin is at 6.89%.

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Range of Sports and Markets - Average

Lots of shortcomings in this section of the review for Betpawa. The fact that the availability of sporting events is not as expected, one would expect a lot of options to wager on at least to cover for the lapses of shortages in events varieties but that is not the case for Betpawa.

They offer only a few options even in the prominent sport which is football and this is really alarming, a big turnoff for new customers looking to come on board. With an average of about 30+ options as compared to the 100+ of other bookmakers, they really should be doing better if at all they want to carve a niche or themselves in this betting market.

Well, thumbs up to them for their jackpot feature. This puts them in the leagues of other bookies in Nigeria offering that feature to customers. The jackpot consists of sets of matches selected by the bookmaker and predictions are to be made with only the 3-way options being the only valid options to be used (that is, the home win, away win and straight draw). At the end of the jackpot pool, the winners would share the available amount on the Jackpot according to the numbers of games predicted correctly. The jackpot contains has high as NGN 10,000,000. And the minimum stake allowed is NGN10.

Surprisingly, they have some very interesting and self-made virtual games that customers could wager on. For customers that are lovers of the virtual world, this corner is for you. Virtual games like Trafrica, Sweet Candy 6, Blackjack, Wheel of Luck, Fortune Miner, Lucky Roulette, and Jacks or Better are all available and customers stand a chance of turning their fortunes for the better.

In-Play Betting - Poor

Betpawa offers the live bet or in-play feature and as a matter of fact, it’s one of its prominent features as it is easily seen on the homepage. The live bet feature covers as much as all available sports on the platform through the fewer numbers of options to wager on can be really questioned. A lot of common options available on other bookmakers were found to be missing on Betpawa. This could serve as a disadvantage to customers and bettors who really wager more on live bets.

At the time of writing, only Football, Basketball, and Tennis are covered in their live betting and that alone is a massive let-down on the feature in itself.

Moving further, the live streaming feature was not available as of the time o this review, but the live score updates on events on live bets update could cover for the lapses or the absence of the streaming feature.

Updated: 18.04.2024

Information about the company

  • LSLB Online Sport Betting
  • National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC)
    21 Jun. 2019 - 20 Jun 2024 (5years)

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