Merrybet.com is a Nigerian sports bookmaker site which offers a platform for all sports betting. It was launched not more than 5 months ago and claims to give bonuses on deposit just like Nairastake.
I read a post on Nairaland where someone asked this question “What’s the difference between Nairabet.com and Merrybet.com if not the colour?”
Merrybet.com has almost the same design as Nairabet.com except for an orange colour and a different layout of odds. It’s hosted on a secured server as the https:// indicates. Every other thing, from the static pages to the site map all have the same design features as Nairabet.com except the logo, colour and domain name and that leaves a first impression which asks a series of questions…
- · Is Merrybet.com a scam site?
- · Is the bonus for real?
- · Will Merrybet.com stand the test of time?
- · Why should I open an account with a bookie that has no creativity?
Odds and Lines
Just like in Forex where a pip or pipette means a lot to the trader, in sports betting a 0.01 change in the odds means a lot to a punter. So, what’s the variation of Merrybet.com’s odds compared to other bookie?
Looking at it from all angles, the odds of a Merrybet.com seem to be the same with that of Nairabet.com for Soccer. I mean, what really makes a bookie different from other if not the odds, markets, bonus and deposit/withdrawal options.
Funding and Withdrawals.
Merrybet.com offers the following modes of deposits and withdrawals
· Via two Nigerian bank accounts
· Via Liberty Reserve
· Verve, Visa and so on
Unlike Nairabet.com, Merrybet.com claims to allow withdrawal of funds more than once a week.
While I can’t vouch for Merrybet.com because I haven't tried them nor do i have an account with them, I still wonder why a newbie's minimum bet is N50 while an old timer like Nairabet.com has a minimum bet of N20.
Merrybet.com also offers the same Virtual Football Trading Platform as Nairabet, “The VFLeague” with the same teams, matches and window.
I don’t know about you but if you ask me I’ll tell you the truth….I’ll continue trading with Nairabet.com until Merrybet.com comes up with something unique.
VERDICT: Merrybet.com is just a copy and paste version of Nairabet.com with a different fragrance. While I can’t justify whether Merrybet.com is a scam site because I haven’t used their service, I would advice punter to use their own discretion.