They say what a man can do, a woman can do better, that is why some ladies in Abeokuta are proving betting sites and centers are not for guys alone.

The high number of women patronizing sport betting sites and centers in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, is on the rise.

Facts show there is a ratio of two women in every ten men gathered at the sport betting centers to place stakes on football matches.

Bounce News went round the city of Abeokuta and noticed that the number of women betting is more prevalent around Panseke, Onikolobo, Adigbe areas of the state where the students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (Mapoly) live.

The women, who are mostly football fans, are between the ages of 20 and 35.

Also, some of them who are too shy to visit betting centers in their communities prefer to surf the net to stake their bets.

Mummy Ayoola told Bounce News she engages in gambling because she is idle, but has the zeal to assist her husband in providing for the family.

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"My husband also places bet, we do it together but when he place bet on a team that they would win, I'll place win or draw for the big team or I will summon courage to pick the small club depending on their odd.

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“I don't have any job for now, am a hairdresser, I need money for to set up but my husband use his Okada for commercial purpose, so I just do it to assist him.”

Oluwakemi, a student of Mapoly in Abeokuta says she cannot depend hundred percent on what comes from home. Hence, her decision to join in. 

However, she cannot proudly tell her parents back home about it.

“Haaa, they don't know at home ooo, I can't even tell them, I learnt to stake bet through my brothers who always stake bets in my presence online. I place bet because what I get from home, you know now, we student want to get a lot of cloths, foot wears and all, so the money from home cannot be enough.

“Sometimes when I place the bet I win and sometimes I don't, though I just once considered not to place bet again because I did not win for weeks but the last one I placed, I won 21k and I changed my mind to continue.

Other areas where the number of women patronizing betting sites is on the rise include Quarry Road, Ita Eko, Ago Oba, Sapon among others.

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