Ghana passed the Lotto and Betting Act 94 in 1960, just three years after the country gained independence from Britain. The Act allowed for national lotteries to be set up, in the hope of raising funds for the country’s development. Nearly fifty years later, in 2006, the country passed the National Lotto Act 722 and the Gaming Act 721. They also appointed the National Lottery Authority to regulate, monitor and supervise lotteries which are still legal, and very popular today.
The Gaming Act 721 permitted the four land-based casinos to operate legally, as well the creation of online betting sites in Ghana, provided they adhere to regulation from the Gaming Commission of Ghana (GCG) who are responsible for issuing licenses to all gaming operators and permits to companies and individuals that wish run promotions with elements of game of chance.
Sports betting is very popular, especially European and English football among the younger generation. An increase in internet access and the availability of mobile phones has expanded the market in the last decade and bought gambling to ordinary Ghanaians, who are now able to place online, and not have to visit a physical sports betting shop.
There are more than 20 local Ghana Betting companies operating the market plus hundreds international names pushing to get a stronghold of this growing market. Below is a list of the top 20 online sites, listed alphabetically.
Betpawa is one of the most popular betting sites in Ghana. They have a very simple interface, are mobile first, offer sports, virtuals, jackpots (including the free pawa6), and casino games. (click here for their site)
Betway have been the number 1 betting site in Ghana for years. They have an excellent product, offering the full range of betting games, great customer service and a great sign up bonus. (click here for their site)
Supabets are another Ghana betting site that have been operating in the country for years and years. They have a decent retail footprint, but their website needs to be upgraded to complete with the likes of Betpawa and Betway. (click here for their site)
Melbet are a recent betting site that has opened up in Ghana and they have a decent offering. You can find a decent sign up bonus and jackpot as well. (click here for their site)
22Bet first launched in Kenya, and are now in Ghana. They have a good mobile site, nice breadth of sports available and a great sign up bonus. (click here for their site)
Betplanet, along with 22Bet and Melbet, have just launched in the Ghana market. They have some great promotions, offer casino, live casino, sports and virtuals. (click here for their site)
Premierbet are another of the African brands, that have operations in multiple countries, Ghana being one of them. Premierbet Ghana offers sports, lottery betting (5/90), virtuals and a jackpot called the Premier6. (click here for their site)
Mybet.Africa has been around for ages. They recently updated their website and it now looks and functions much better than previously. (click here for their site)
Powerbets launched in 2019 and are a betting site run by the guys from Opera Mini. The site is decent, and a good mobile experience. (click here for their site)
Sportybet are a popular Ghana betting site and they offer sports, casino and lotto betting. They also have a decent jackpot and lots of promotions which change weekly. Their Sportybet Ghana App is very popular as well. (click here for their site)
Betyetu seem to still be online, but we don’t know if they are still operating. Please be careful and check first before you register and deposit.
Eazibet were one of the first brands to market aggressively in Ghana. However they seem to have closed down their Ghana operations.
So which are the best betting sites in Ghana to join and play on? It really depends on what you value on a Ghana betting site. Some users like big jackpots, others like retail shops, some value customer service above all else.
For the most frequent, and largest jackpots in Ghana, there are 2 options. 1 is Betway Ghana and the second is Powerbets Ghana. They both have jackpots happening daily with various number of matches and various bonuses.
Supabets Ghana has plenty of retail outlets and these are useful for cash out or if you have any issues with contacting them and want an issue resolved.
For the best mobile site experience and top notch customer service, Betway Ghana really seems to be the best betting site in Ghana at the moment.