Nigerian sports gamblers on Twitter are criticising MSport Betting Company for failing to credit its winners and voiding some of their games to reduce their winnings.
With the hashtag MSportScam, Nigerians are calling out the company to pay them what they won in full.
FIJ learned that the Mayor of Twitter, a Twitter sports betting pundit, posted a betting code of 440 odds on Thursday, which many bettors staked and won.
However, after winning huge sums of naira, Nigerians started noticing that their expected winnings had reduced even beyond what they could call a mistake.
MSport voided the tickets of some bettors who won millions of naira and indicated on the wallets of those who withdrew immediately after winning that they owed them the exact amount they won.
The Betting Investor, a sports pundit, posted on Twitter that he staked on the 440 odds with N7,500 and expected to win N5.5 million. But MSport voided some of the games on his ticket until his winnings were reduced to N1.1 million.
The following are comments of bettors on Twitter:
Other sports betting pundits also accused MSport of changing their terms and conditions overnight to suit their narratives of voided games.
FIJ placed several calls to MSport via their phone number as displayed on their Facebook page, but it did not connect. At press time, they had not replied to a text sent to them.
Meanwhile, Lanre Gbaja, the Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, said on Twitter this morning that an investigation into the issue had begun.
“My attention has been brought to this complaint. Thorough investigation has started. Rest assured of our swift response to this in the shortest period,” he tweeted.
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