We get a lot of questions about cricket, sports betting and betting on cricket matches online. Some questions require an entire page to answer, while others only need a couple of sentences. You’ll find the latter on this page – our cricket betting FAQ.
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You can watch cricket on Dish (channel 712 – Willow Cricket HD). You can also find matches on Star Sports and ESPN.
Yes – but they’re not as common as, say, basketball, football or baseball games. But here are some titles you can pick up:
Australia and New Zealand.
Teams play through a series of (preliminary) qualifying tournaments. The number of teams selected to play for the ICC Trophy has varied – right now there are 6 teams set to play in 2015.
You win by scoring more runs than the other team. It’s also possible for teams to tie.
Yes. Most sportsbooks offer bonuses that all new accounts can participate in, regardless of what they bet on. Sometimes a bookie will offer a sport specific bonus. Bet365 is a good example of this – they don’t have any cricket related offers as of 9/2014, but you can see that they have offers for 5+ different sports.
There is fantasy cricket, yes. You can check out ESPN, Yahoo or Cricket Inc to setup and manage leagues. Cricket Inc is a real money fantasy sports platform.
That’s hard to quantify. Both are popular, as is rugby and individual sports like badminton and tennis.
Juice refers to the fee that the bookie takes for taking bets. For example, say you place a bet on a team showing -110 odds. The negative sign means that this team is more likely to win. It also means that you’ll have to wager $110 to win $100.
For the other team there are odds of +100. You’re betting $100 to win $100.
There will be $210 in the pot, but only $200 will be paid out to the winner. That leaves $10 in juice or vigorish for the bookie.
The best place for Americans to bet on cricket is Bovada. They have a higher credit card acceptance rate than other US sportsbooks, are more reliable and offer good promotions. The biggest downside is that there is a handful or two of states they don’t accept wagers from.
All kinds. Here are some of the matches or events you can bet on at Bet365:
You can. I wouldn’t recommend betting professionally without a track record of +EV bets and proof of winnings. You should also have an adequate bankroll for betting and paying your bills. Having a solid 6-12+ months of savings is recommended, too.
Any amount will work – even $25, $50 or $100 will work. Keep in mind that the smaller your bankroll, the higher your chances of busting it will be since the best you’ll do is 55-60% (win rate). Just a small streak of losses can tank a small bankroll.
What’s more important is how much you spend for each bet.
The standard rule of thumb is 1-2%. So on a $100 bankroll the max you’d bet is $1-$2.
Anything better than breakeven. Even a 51 or 52 percent win rate can make you tons of money. It would just depend on how big each unit is.
The best you can do in the long term is between 55-60%. And experts suggest that if you’re doing 60% then chances are that you’re passing up on some +EV opportunities.