The online sports betting market in Ghana is full of hits, misses and middle of the range platforms and the industry is booming, offering diversity in choice and some well-established brand names.
One of the country’s most well-known and popular bet-sites is dafabet.com.gh, a full service, well-stocked platform that provides punters with a large bet-market, varied game play and a series of decent promotions.
The site has built a reputation as a quality portal in the West African country and an example of this can be found with the closure of the once popular sunbet.con.gh platform. The sunbet Ghana team have seemingly closed and on their landing page they direct all their clients to dafabet, which says something about the quantity and quality of services provided.
Dafabet is a well-heeled in the Asian market and their Ghanaian branch is seemingly an extension of the range of markets.
First off let us see what the site does not have, before delving into its many advantages. There is no football pools jackpot nor an online casino, which is a bit strange in the Ghana marketplace, where a casino is featured prominently on competing platforms. There is also not lottery action nor keno or lucky numbers, but this is in keeping with the trend in the country, as almost all leading sites do not offer those amenities.
The dafabet platform does however offer a substantial sportsbook, live in-play betting, Virtual Play, promotions and a significantly sizable bet-market.
They cover almost every sporting code and while football is the most popular bet-pastime on the site, there are countless wagers top be made on everything from the American favourites, to e-sports.
There is oddly enough a link to betting on politics, which is not often a feature of African online betting operators.
This is something that the world’s foremost sites like William Hill and Ladbrokes offer and is an interesting addition to continental sports betting portals.
The variety of sporting codes, including the politics link, can be found on a menu directory running down the left-hand flank of the main landing page.
The sports are well represented and feature some of the biggest leagues, tournaments and events across the planet.
The politics betting tab – found halfway down the left-side menu, sandwiched between Muay Thai and Pro Kabaddi – offers odds and bets on the 2020 US presidential race starting with which party will win the most votes. The Democrats are odds on favourites and can be found at 1.80/1 while the Republicans are stacked at odds of 2/1.
The outright winner of the US Presidential Race throws up some interesting, and even zany names, with Donald Trump the favourite at 1.85/1. The second and third likely winners Elizabeth Warren and Joe Boden are at 5.5/1 and 6/1 respectively.
Looking down the list will provide punters with real outside chances of winning big, and one can’t help but smile at some of the names on the list. American actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson can be had at 201/1. George Clooney is another actor that could be in the running according to the market can be found at 251/1.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg also cracks the nod and a punt of 251/1 can be placed.
Quirky bets aside the site has an extensive football related bet-market and covers fixtures from across the globe. Quick links take a user to Top Football and Today’s Football links.
The main menu directory, running horizontally across the top of the page has tabs for sportsbook, Live Play, Fixtures, Promotions and Virtual Play.
The right hand flank shows off a bet slip, followed by small banners and links to the latest promotions.
The lay-out of the site is not as graphically enhanced as some of the country’s leading platforms and the colour scheme of white, red, grey and yellow does not quite add up. But the crux of any high-end portal is not the show but the dough, and dafabet does provide some real win-opportunities in their varied sportsbook.
The also have an array of promotions including the all-important welcome bonus, offering a generous 100% first deposit reward to a maximum of 150 Ghana Cedi.
The minimum deposit to qualify is 10 GHC. The only drawback is that the deposit bonus must be played through 15 times before it can be withdrawn, which is an exceptionally large amount of bets before being allowed to withdraw these funds.
The second promotion is unique and features a Celtic FC Prediction Challenge, with punters standing a chance to win with a 10 Cedi free bet on the latest match involving the Scottish champions and whoever they will be -playing the following week.
This is a correct score prediction and the reason why Celtic is a featured bet is because dafabet are one of their main sponsors.
Dafabet also sponsor EPL outfit Norwich City and there is a similar promo featuring the Canaries and whoever they encounter through the season. The terms are the same as the Celtic correct score prediction, with a 10 Cedi free bet.
The final promo is essentially an accumulator bonus, in this regard called a ‘mix parlay’. The punter can win an extra 2% through to 4% for a multi-legged bet.
The site has a top-quality Virtual Play section with a wide variety of sporting games to consider including football, horse and dog racing, tennis, motor-racing, badminton, darts and pool.
The dafabet VP section is one of the most varied in the country and this gameplay is sure to attract and keep many players.
The platform offers three banking options, with NTN Mobile Money, Vodafone Cash and airtel-tigo Mobile Money all on the table.
Scrolling to the bottom of the main landing page will direct the punter to all the ‘how to play’ and ‘how to deposit’ details and the site provides a detailed and comprehensive guideline to take the player effortlessly through the various processes.
By clicking on the payment options link there is a step-by-step guide for each of the banking portals. There are deposit and withdrawal guides and this is one of the most comprehensively covered how to sections in the country.
Dafabet is recommended for their large and interesting bet-market, decent promotions and well explained guidelines.