Although betting has been seen as a social taboo in most areas, it is one of the most thrilling forms of gambling. In India, cricket is one sport that has fans cutting across states, religions, and gender. So it is no wonder that betting on cricket has historically been a big money-spinner in India. And with the introduction of T20 cricket, and in particular the IPL, the popularity and reach of betting have only increased.
Online cricket betting has proved to be revolutionary in many ways for countries like India, where betting is still considered illegal. With the reputed international bookmaking sites like Casumo India setting up shops here, IPL betting is slowly shifting from the underground unregulated operations, towards more regulated and authentic bookmakers.
As mentioned earlier, while betting is still illegal in India, online betting is a grey area, with no specific law banning it. International betting sites, based outside India, can offer their services to Indian bettors without the fear of illegality. And bettors too can place wagers without the fear of fraud, as most of these sites are regulated by international gaming authorities.
While there are many sites to choose from for betting online for the IPL, here we have a look at some of the best sites currently where you can place your bets.
Operating since 2019, 10cric is one of the first betting sites to focus exclusively on India and accepts deposits in INR. 10cric is majorly focused on cricket betting, and so cricket is at the forefront of everything they do, with a dedicated cricket news section on their site. Along with IPL, they also allow bettors to place bets on other major cricket tournaments like The Ashes, Cricket World Cup, T20 internationals, and county matches.
10cric bonuses are exclusively available for Indian bettors, in the form of a sign-up bonus up to Rs 10,000 as a 100% bonus. And that is not all. Other bonuses include referral bonuses, live bet bonuses, reload bonuses etc. keeping the bettors happy.
The minimum betting amount is Rs 250, which is quite modest and allows novice bettors to place bets without the fear of losing a huge sum of money.
The site allows for deposits and withdrawals by various means like net banking, IMPS, cards, e-wallets, and cryptocurrencies. While the deposit amounts for each method vary, the withdrawal amount has to be a minimum of 1000 Rs.
One of the oldest and most reputed names in online betting, Betway is one of the most popular betting sites. Licensed by MGA and UKGC, they have independent third-party certification by eCOGRA making it one of the most trustworthy sites to bet with.
Betway offers a sign-up bonus of up to Rs 2500 for their Indian bettors. Players can deposit money via a method of their choice from options like net banking, credit/debit cards, e-wallets, etc. in a currency of their choice, including INR. Betway allows users to place bets with as low as 200 Rs.
Betway has a one of a kind live betting feature, completed with all different statistics and analysis of the match as it progresses. It is no doubt that this live betting feature is one of the biggest drawing points for bettors towards the site.
Founded in 2012 and based in Malta, Casumo has emerged to be one of Europe’s favorite betting sites in a short span of time. And now, Casumo has expanded its services to cater to Indian bettors. The site offers an ultra-modern and sleek look, with an easy to use interface.
Although cricket betting is a recent addition to Casumo, which started as a gambling site, it provides betting options for major cricketing events including the IPL. Casumo regularly comes up with big promotions to keep the bettors hooked, and offers a welcome bonus of up to 3000 Rs. Deposits and withdrawals are allowed via all the popular methods, with no minimum amount for withdrawal, although withdrawals of less than 1000 Rs may attract some fees.