It has being the dream of many upcoming entrepreneurs to venture into the betting business as agents but most are discouraged along the way especially because they don’t know some basic information which would help them. Some are discouraged because of the cost of opening a betting shop; while I’m not saying it is cheap, yet it is possible to run a cost-effective betting business with the right information. And no other betting franchise would be worth your investment like the baba of them all Bet9ja. Here, we have prepared three basic requirements you need in order to register with Bet9ja.
1. Submission of documents to Bet9ja:
The first stage of registration entails the applicant filling out some personal information on the bet9ja website such as name, telephone number, proposed shop address, state where the shop is located, business description as well as attaching your résumé. Bet9ja has a branch office in every state and as such,
2. Check of documents and location by Bet9ja
Bet9ja will verify these pieces of information through a field staff in that state and once it is satisfied, the company will proceed to invite you for a little chat.
3. Face to face interview with a Bet9ja field staff
At this stage, the company deems it that you are qualified to be an agent and will send a field staff for an interactive session with you.
4. Verification of premises
This involves the physical inspection of the shop to be used for the betting purposes. Note that the shop is to have enough space because Bet9ja prides itself in customers’ satisfaction first and the proposed shop must not be close to an existing Bet9ja shop. Also Bet9ja prefers shops located in densely populated areas so do not be in a haste to pay for the shop until the company approves it.
5. Signing of the agent contract
Once the verification exercise is over, you would sign an agreement after paying N75,000 into the bet9ja account as sign up fee and you would equally be given an account on the bet9ja platform.
6. Getting your shop ready to go with help from Bet9ja professional support
There is no doubt at this stage that you are ready for business as Bet9ja will make sure you commence the smooth running of your shop with every available help the company can offer.
There are however some extra tips I will like to give you while opening a bet9ja shop
- Learn the Basic Skills: In order to do well, it will be best to learn some basic skills that will be discussed here. First, you must study the betting franchise your target audience (I will refer to them as ‘punter’) prefer if bet9ja is the answer then you are good to go. Second, since betting shops involve technology, it is wise to learn a little about computers or at least employ someone who does. However, it is not enough to have a computer-literate cashier but it is expedient to have one who knows a little about customer relations because most people are easily pissed out with sassy cashiers.
- Find a Suitable Location for Your Bet9ja Shop: It is accurate to say the target audience of every betting franchise are the youths (18+) so while locating a bet9ja shop, it is best to look out for a vicinity with clusters of youths. Also, for a newbie, it is better to look for a shop in an environment with constant electricity supply to cut cost but statistics show that punters prefer bet shops with standby generators especially those who can charge the phones of their whole family while booking a game of 100 bucks. Thus, this is a strategic way to attract cloners if you can afford it.
- Get Up-to-date Equipments: This part is the hardest part and capital intensive. Certain basic equipments such as a counter, modern desktop computers, and a fast internet LTE connection are essential while establishing a bet9ja shop. Whereas the bet9ja will provide you with equipments such as a bet9ja banner for advertisement and thermo receipt printers, there are other essential equipments that will help the smooth running of your betting venture. These equipments include; televisions for virtual games, a big LCD television for viewing live matches (if you can afford it) and available sitting spots for your clienteles. It is also expedient to have a standby generator and fans for comfort. You may not purchase all the equipments at once but a little input here and there will make your betting shop the haven you want it to be. Remember, customers’ satisfaction is utmost in betting and so you must the ‘extra oil’ that draws punters to your shop.