The Ghanaian online betting market is sprouting and the likes of safaribetting.com are looking to become a staple of the industry.
The site is slightly above average when compared to leading bet-sites in Africa and lacks a large database of clients as yet.
The left hand side of the landing page shows all the different sports codes and the current bets being played by punters. Taking all the sports into consideration there are more or less 100 current wagers on at any given time up to this date.
The bet community for this site is small and needs to be beefed up in order to compete with the leading sites in Ghana.
Soccer is the predominant bet-favourite yet there are only around 50 bets being traded, even in the build-up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The showpiece event has less than ten bets riding on it two weeks ahead of the tournament and this proves the site developers must really up their game if they want to be competitive in a fiercely contested market.
The landing page shows a handful of live events and scheduled fixtures and only offers a limited bet-market, including a home win, draw and away win. Clicking on the fixture takes the punter into a more comprehensive page detailing all the bet-markets for that game including BTTI (both teams to score) half-time/full-time, handicap and over/under to name a few.
On the landing page the match codes are visible on the left hand side of the fixture, in a horizontal line, with the bet-market and odds on the right side of the fixture list.
Clicking on the match and scanning the bet-market reveals unique bet codes for each potential wager.
The site offers virtual play, including a clutch of different sporting codes, while also featuring jackpots and bonuses.
Safaribetting.com offers a decent sign-up bonus of 200 cedi for new or returning players. Another promotion on offer is a cash boost bonus with accumulated bets earni9ng an extra percentage on top of original winnings. The highest percentage – 45% – is available to punters who wager on a multi-bet of between 32-35 predictions.
The site has a variety of depositing and withdrawal banking options, with a step-by-step guide available on the bottom left of the landing page. Click on the deposit or withdrawal link for an explanation and details.
A punter can place a wager in one of three ways, firstly by going to one of the bet-shop outlets and depositing money and getting a voucher number to play with; secondly a player can go to any bank in Ghana and make a deposit to the company’s account (Zenith Bank)m, while a third option is through Mobile Money.
The third option is available through Airtel and the way to deposit is as follows: dial *501#, choose option 3, Choose 7 and add safaribet, enter amount, enter reference (safaribet username) and finally enter your Tigo four digit password.
This site seems to offer all options but comes off looking a bit clunky and clumsy. They do not have the banking details on landing page and a potential punter will have to search under deposits for the information.
The site does not have an online casino like some of the big-hitters and this could be indicative of a limited budget which devalues the software.
The proof is in the pudding and the lack of clients (as detailed by the site itself) is an obvious sign that the operator is not performing key functions expected of a mainstream competitor. I am not saying every site has to be a duplicate of the major players, and even a small budgeted operator can still succeed if the basics are well-covered.
Safaribetting.com is worth a look, if not only for their welcome bonus, other promotions and decent bet-market.