Influence definitely has a long way to go in navigating people’s decisions on some issues of life. We have seen people buy products in the past just because their favourite celebrity had gotten those same products or because the celebrity in question had advised them to use it or advertised it to them. Now, the above asks the question “Did Sportybet Partner with Popular Gamblers to get more Nigerians to bet?”
The question arose due to some event that occurred some weeks back.
A particular Mr. Bayo, who was probably a prominent and known renowned bettor, dropped on Twitter for people to stake on Sportybet. Because of his previous wins, most gamblers got interested in him, so they trusted his forecast. They all got disappointed when they all made the bet but lost.
He was able to accrue much more people for the company by probably dropping a fake bet even when the people trusted him. This got people wondering if Sportybet actually partners with popular gamblers to get more Nigerians to bet.
Sportybet is a very popular betting company in Nigeria and it has been around for over 6 years now.
The company is an international sports betting and real-money gaming operator that delivers an omnichannel entertainment experience in regulated emerging markets.
Some are of the opinion that Sportbet has been able to attract so many Nigerians because of its partnership with popular gamblers from Nigeria.
There are claims that Sportbet gives these popular gamblers huge bonuses and incentives to promote its services to Nigerians who gamble.
It is alleged that some of these online punters have even earned up to $25000 per month by getting to bet on Sportbet alone. In addition, there are claims that the management of
Sportbet makes huge earnings from those new players who deposit money into their accounts.
A popular gambler like Adeoye Damilola Adegbite Louie, who has gained prominence in the gambling world, would definitely be a big fish for sporting companies to help influence more people to bet. It is believed that SportyBet has partnered with Louie and some other popular gamblers to post selected games on Twitter and Telegram.
These gamblers would then help, with their status quo, to encourage the adoption of such betting companies through their platforms.
On a global scale, William T. Walters is a retired gambler who was born July 15, 1946. He had a winning streak for more than 30 years, with a winning percentage of over 80% from 1974 to 2003. This kind of man would be able to garner a lot of customers if he worked for a betting company.
It can be reasonably argued that Sportbet has simply designed its app with ease of use in mind and has not done anything illegal or unethical. However, one must consider whether it is a good practice to partner with Nigerians who have a big interest in gambling (for whatever reason) as such individuals can easily fall into addictive behavior.