Nigus Betting


NigusBet is an Ethiopian-based football betting site that offers events from more than 170 countries and top-tier championships and tournaments from around the world. The company is licensed by the Ethiopian National Lottery Administration and supports online banking payments. Find out all details on these and more aspects in this NigusBet review.


Although you can use the NigusBet platform as a guest, it’s recommended that you create an account and place bets as a registered user. The only requirements that need to be met in order to open a NigusBet account are to be at least 18 years old and have a valid phone number.

Click the red ‘Sign up’ button, fill in the fields with your name and number, create your password, and agree to the Terms and Conditions. You will then receive a verification code via SMS to the number you’ve provided, and once you’ve verified your account, you can log in and start placing bets on the most exciting local and international football matches.

Deposits and Withdrawals

After you’ve created your account, go to your wallet to make a deposit. NigusBet supports online bank payments, so all you need to do is select your preferred bank and deposit to the account number you see. Enter the amount you want to deposit and the transaction ID. Once your payment has been verified, you can use your deposited funds to place wagers.

To withdraw from your balance, click Withdraw in your Wallet and follow the same steps – enter the amount you’d like to withdraw and choose your preferred bank. Once the transaction goes through, you will receive a verification SMS from your bank. Processing time for payouts depends on their amount, as follows:

  • 1 ETB – 10,000 ETB: instantly
  • 10,001 ETB – 30,000 ETB: up to 72hrs
  • 30,001 ETB – 50,000 ETB: up to a week
  • 50,001 ETB – 75,000 ETB: up to 3 weeks
  • 75,001 ETB – 350,000 ETB: up to 4 weeks

Bonuses and Promotions

There is no welcome bonus advertised on the NigusBet website; however registered users can take advantage of different promotions that offer bonus funds and free bets. One of their latest promotions, for example, was giving away 10,000,000 on top-tier leagues, such as Premier League, LaLiga, BundesLiga, Ligue 1, Europa League, and the Champions League.

The platform also hosts weekly jackpots with a 350,000ETB prize for the lucky bettor who gets the outcome of pre-selected matches right. To see if there are any active jackpots that you can participate in, click on Odds and then select Jackpot.

Mobile App

The platform is available on mobile devices, just as it is on desktop computers and laptops. Whether you’re using an iPhone or an Android device, you can simply load the mobile version in your browser. It has a very neat design, with the upcoming events taking most of the screen.

The hamburger menu in the upper left corner next to the logo lets you filter events by country and division, while the menu in the right corner under the login and sign up buttons provides links to other pages and your betslip. There is no need to download any apps in order to use the platform on a smartphone and tablet; simply use the in-browser version to place bets on the go.

Support and Contacts

NigusBet doesn’t support live chat; however, they handle all queries efficiently and promptly over the phone and via email. If you’d like to contact a customer care representative for an instant answer to your question, dial +251-940-82-88-88. Alternatively, you can send an email to care@nigusbet or a letter to P.O.Box 90006 Ethiopia.

The site has Terms and Conditions and How to Play pages where most important aspects of payments and bets are explained, which is helpful, considering the FAQ page is empty. The company’s social profiles have been inactive for over a year.


If you’re only interested in betting on football, NigusBet could be just the place for you. For one, they actually it football rather than soccer, and they’ve made sure that even the most niche interests are met, with events from more than 170 countries covered. There is a variety of markets, such as correct score, handicap, odd/even, and more, and you can place multiple single bets and combo bets in your betslip. If you enjoy the socialization aspect of sports betting, you can also opt to place bets at the company’s offices.

One downside is the lack of live betting options and the limited choice of payment options as the operator doesn’t support any cards, e-wallets, or mobile payments. Overall, this is a platform for those bettors who enjoy the traditional way of placing bets on the most popular sport, only now they can do it from the comfort of their home or anywhere else for that matter, thanks to the mobile-compatible version. Perhaps if they add in-play betting options and mobile payments and become active on social media, they could have a good chance of attracting more bettors and becoming the go-to football betting site for Ethiopian punters.


  • What is the maximum winning?

    The maximum bet winning amount is limited to 350,000 ETB.

  • What are the betting limits?

    The minimum bet amount is 10 ETB for a single/combo bet and the maximum bet amount for a single/combo bet is set by the maximum payout.

  • Can I bet by phone?

    Yes. You can call +251 940 88 8888 to place a bet over the phone with the help of a customer care agent.

  • Can I bet anonymously?

    Yes. NigusBet offers the option to use the site in guest mode, no registration required.

  • What payment methods can I use?

    NigusBet supports online bank payments.

  • Do I need to verify my account?

    Yes. Once you have registered, you will receive a verification code via SMS. You are not required to provide any ID or other documents.

  • What’s the NigusBet bonus?

    NigusBet hosts different event-specific promotions which are advertised on the website.

  • Can I place in-play bets?

    NigusBet doesn’t support live betting. Bets placed after the beginning of the event will be processed at the company’s discretion.