The Rise of BetKing Executive Bello Adeniyi in Nigeria
BetKing has become one of the largest sports betting brands in Africa under the skillful leadership of Bello Adeniyi, the sports betting boss has long demonstrated entrepreneurship in expanding his business, first by dominating the retail betting market in Nigeria, and then providing the whole continent with betting products through their online service.
Under the guidance of Bello Adeniyi, BetKing has been reshaping the entire betting market in Nigeria and gaining influence across the African continent. The man in charge is becoming somewhat of a business icon in the country, and he is becoming an inspiration to many entrepreneurial start-up founders across the iGaming sector.
The story of Adeniyi so far is one of perseverance and stellar business acumen to maintain his company’s growth trajectory. African gambling has been expanding massively, as more people have access to smartphones, and the Kenyan betting industry grossing $281m each year in revenues.
Adeniyi’s Journey So Far in the Betting Business
Working his way up through BetKing as an agent, Bello Adeniyi began running a string of betting shops in his home region of South West Nigeria. The key to his success and main reason he was able to take such a prominent role in the direction of the entire industry was down to his commitment to customer comfort.
The framework adopted by BetKing is to provide mega outlet betting facilities, maximizing the amount of customers in the building by investing big in construction and staffing. The approach is to provide value to customers, and not limit their behavior irrespective of wagering or betting amounts.
Whilst in Toronto, Canada Adeniyi observed sports betting companies that managed to dignify the act of sports betting, turning it into a pleasurable and well-received pastime, moving it away from being considered a vice for desperate individuals.
The retail side of his expansion has been significant and is the implementation of Adeniyi’s vision to amalgamate VIP areas and general betting areas, all backed up by enormous cashier space. In Lagos, the BetKing brand already has 15 active betting venues, providing excellent visibility for the brand.
Brand confidence is souring due to the success of the retail arm of BetKing. The franchise is becoming an incredibly popular partner for shopping mall stakeholders and their credibility is compounding with each venue the firm open for business.
With a product that is far superior to the competition across Africa and a team of local talent driving the expansion into new markets, there is great belief internally that the BetKing brand is here for the long run. The brand marketing strategies developed through the retail business have allowed the online platform to quickly scale and become a vital companion to new and existing BetKing customers.
Sports Are Finally Back
The lockdown has had a tremendous impact on the betting industry – and following the directive of the Kenyan Ministry of Health, the local betting shops managed by BetKing have shutdown. It was an unavoidable thing for all law-abiding companies, and the economic shock is still being felt by many.
BetKing was able to ride out this downturn better than most, as the highly-popular online platform began to handle more transactions from punters unable to access retail locations. Indeed, there were many people who made a lot of money betting on the platform during the COVID-19 pandemic and they are grateful for the company’s operational resilience.
As the sports divisions across the country begin to re-open and bettors have far larger opportunities to make bets to the sportsbook, BetKing is anticipating the return to normality and welcomes it with open arms.
Sports betting firms were booming before COVID struck, and seem to have continued this growth trajectory unimpeded following the pandemic. With life now slowly getting back to normal in Nigeria, and global sport returning to our screens, customers are looking for a reliable place to bet. As always, Bello Adeniyi’s BetKing are ready to meet this challenge and provide industry leading odds and a top-quality customer experience.