There’s been a nationwide outrage, as Nigerians took to various social media platforms to call out betting company, Bet9ja, for voiding winners’ tickets.
Some social media users who cried fowl, alleged that the betting company are showing off their ‘greedy behaviour’ by claiming it was an ‘antepost’ bet. It was further gathered that some Nigerians took to protest to bet9ja head office in Lagos.
Here is a video below;
at the bet9ja head office yesterday I was their pic.twitter.com/YHbAv8oyww
— dcr_oppy (@Dcr_oppy) June 21, 2018
Instagram user @j9ine_million who shared photos of his bet slip wrote;
@bet9ja.official cancelled my game after a supposed win please help.I played a game of two slips on Friday 15/06/2018 which was supposed to end on 19/06/2018.After the due date it wasn’t credited(turn green)till the next day i then called their customer care service they said it was meant for the whole tournament i actually started waiting for the tournament to end on reaching 20/06/2018 the games were cancelled and the bet money returned without any known reason while the tournament is still ongoing.I really need bet9ja to come up and explain the reason why the game was cancelled and only the bet money returned.This money is so important to me right now because i am a final year student and i need the money for my clearance and project works.Thanks
Here are other tweets;
— olusegun oladejo (@OOladejo) June 20, 2018
Here is a press release from the company below;
Last year, the betting was also allegedly accused of failing to pay over N42 million won by three people who played some of their games.
Bet9ja is an online bookmaker company that offers betting on major sporting events operating in Nigeria. Traded under KC Gaming Networks Limited and run by a series of shareholders of multiple nationalities, the website is licensed by the Lagos State Lotteries Board (LSLB) with permission to operate in other parts of Nigeria. Bet9ja is owned by Kunle Soname who is also it’s chairman.