The Nigerian online sports betting market is competitive and there are a host of industry-leading heavyweights battling it out for market share.
There are a handful of platforms that offer the full package and ubc365.com comes up trumps in many aspects, including offering live in-play, virtual play, an online casino, live casino (Betgame.TV), e-sport, jackpot betting, bingo as well as a substantial sportsbook.
The team at ubc360 has pulled out all the stops in providing an all-purpose, comprehensive gaming platform. The football jackpots are an important feature of this platform and offer a prize of 80 million NGN on their 15-leg pool called the Pick 15. This jackpot is the traditional 1×2 format, meaning a punter must predict whether a match will end in a home win, draw or away win.
The pick 15 is a weekly jackpot and offers syndicate betting. Punters can place a bet on a share of a stake, split up between a large party of players, increasing chances of winning by playing many double chances. The punter will then win a relevant amount should the jackpot be won.
Thy also offer mid-week jackpots, especially in the peak football season, with two pick 5 pools, both of the 1×2 format. The pay out for the pick 5 is 500 000 NGN.
The platform also provides two additional football jackpots, being a correct score pick 3 and correct score pick 4. The pay out for the correct score pick 3 is around the 500 000 NGN mark and the pick 4 hovers around the 3 million mark.
The minimum stake to play the jackpots are 20 NGN. There are also options to play 20, 50, 100 and 200 NGN per line, increasing win amount.
The jackpot matches are taken from league action across the globe, with a mixture of EPL, English First Division, Serie A, Bundesliga, Lige 1 and La Liga. There are also matches from more obscure leagues thrown into the mix.
There are also many other jackpots available throughout any given week, including a correct score pick 6 with a grand prize of 100 million NGN, an Asian Handicap Pick 20 pool, as well as a btts (both teams to score 20-leg jackpot (prize of 25 million NGN).
The jackpots are mostly weekly but are set out in such a way that there is jackpot action virtually every day of the week.
Overall, the football jackpot section of this platform is one of the most varied in the country, with substantial wins on offer.
For the rest of the site, the design and graphical lay-out in general is not the best on the market but serves the purpose of delivering a detailed bet-market in a functional manner.
The sportsbook offers a multi-faceted football betting market, covering all the major leagues in Europe. The various leagues available for betting can be found running down the left-hand flank.
Scrolling further down the left-hand flank reveals a wide array of sporting codes on offer. The variety of sports is one of the most extensive in the country and covers action from darts to surfing.
Like many international online betting sites there is a bet-market for politics and according to the active bets this is proving quite popular in Nigeria. There are markets on elections for a variety of countries including the UK, USA and Australia.
The fact that politics appears on a sports betting site shows that many people think elections is like a sport (tongue in cheek). There is also a bet-option for movies and tv shows.
Most of the sportsbook landing page is made up of the current football bets on the market and includes all the latest odds and markets. There are bets on the most fouls, corners, handicaps, over/under and many more.
The virtual sports section, found on the main menu directory, offers a graphically enhanced visual experience and a wide array of events and simulated games. The operators provide bet-markets on virtual bicycle, virtual car-racing, virtual tennis, virtual horse-racing, virtual football (penalty kicks), virtual greyhound racing and virtual football.
The bet-markets for simulated game is extensive and every five minutes a new contest starts, so the betting is fluid, thrilling and entertaining. The screen is large, and almost gives a television-like feeling. Many competing sites have a small screen, but ubc360 excel in providing a larger screen.
The online casino is ostensibly geared specifically to the slots market as there are no table games on offer in this section of the site. There are dozens of slot machines available, including a host of new featured games.
The only promotional activity on the whole bet site is offered in the casino section with a first time 110% deposit up to a maximum of 110 000 NGN. There is also a second time deposit bonus of 50% to a maximum of 50 000 NGN.
The site offers the wildly popular BetGames.TV, which provides a unique gaming opportunity by providing a ‘live deal’ experience.
BetGames.TV offers the punter the chance to play nine games, including table games like Poker, Baccarat and Roulette. The concept of a live dealer broadcast service means punters can enjoy the solitude of playing at home or on their mobile phones but still enjoy the casino experience.
Every five minutes there is a new round, or deal, and punters can bet on the outcomes of a series of games, including dice, cards and the spin of the roulette wheel.
BetGames.TV is becoming more popular across the world, and the fact ubc360.com boasts the feature is good news for punters.
The site is comprehensive and covers all the key areas well, namely large jackpots, online casino, virtual play and a substantial bet-market. The portal is a bit shy on promotions, but the overall impression is favourable and is recommended for new and seasoned punters.