You’ve never bet on cricket online before, huh? And you’re not sure what to do or where to start?
Have no fear, we’re here to help you out. We’re going to hold your hand and guide you through the steps of creating a betting account, an ewallet and how to place your first cricket bet. Teaching you how to bet on cricket is easy as you will soon learn.
You just need to make a couple of choices along the way and then we will show you how to do the rest.
So lets get started!
Choosing an Online Betting Site
There are plenty of online betting sites to choose from, but we are going to keep it simple here: we highly recommend that you choose either Betway, Bet365 or 888sport. All three are excellent options, but if you are unsure then go with Betway.
We like Betway because they’re a trustworthy site with a user-friendly interface, live betting and other gaming options like poker and casino games.
They also have mobile betting. That’s right, you can place bets from your tablet or phone. No app needed – you just log in and place bets from your browser (we recommend Chrome).
The bottom line is that with an account at Betway beginners won’t need an account anywhere else until they’re ready to take their betting (and profits) to the next level.
Step by step guide on how to make different betting accounts
Click the join now link (two big green buttons). You will be taken to a new page and their signup form.
Click either of the big green buttons to go to the signup form
The signup form is split up into three parts: the first will have you enter your name, email, birthdate and gender. The next one requires a username, password and security question. The final page requires your postal code, city, address and phone number, as well as the currency you want to use.
The first (of three) signup forms at 888sport
Now they will send a confirmation link to your email. To do that just open the email and click the link they sent you to activate your betting account.
Congrats – you’re all done. Now you have yourself a brand new online betting account.
Funding your Betting Account
The next step is to put money in your betting account so that you can play with real money. This is easier said than done if you come from India for example.
We recommend you get yourself an ewallet to be able to fund your betting account without much hassle. Both Neteller and Skrill are excellent choices for this, but we prefer Neteller ourselves.
5 Steps to Creating an Account at Neteller
This might be a bit different depending on what country you live in. But here are the steps to creating an account at Neteller:
You will be taken to their signup form once you visit the above link. Here you simply fill out your account and personal details.
Fill out your account and personal details
The second signup form will have you give your credentials like email, birthdate, password and a captcha.
Fill out your credentials
After you have done this your account is created and you will be logged in. An email with your verification link is sent to you which you need to click in order to activate your Skrill account
Your account details
At this point you can fund your account, which in turn can be used to fund your betting account.
From where I live (United States), I can fund my account using Visa, MasterCard, ACH or Discover. The fees are between 2.5-3.5 percent. This may or may not be the case where you’re at. Check out more banking options here.
Making a Deposit to Bet365 Using Neteller
After you have deposited funds into your Neteller account you can use Neteller to deposit funds into Bet365.
Funding your Bet365 Betting Account using Neteller
You’ll need to be logged into your Bet365 account.
Logged in to my Bet365 account
Head to the cashier and choose Neteller. All you have to do next is enter your Neteller Account and Secure ID. Then enter how much you want to deposit and the currency you want to use (you can save this for future use, too).
Deposit funds from Bet365 to Neteller
Then click submit. The deposit should hit your account instantly.
Successful deposit to Bet365
Placing a Cricket Bet
This is also simple to do, and with practice you will be making these swift as a cheetah.
First a quick primer on how odds work when you are betting on cricket for money.
How Betting Odds Work
When you have created an account, funded it and have navigated yourself to a bet you like, then you might be staring at something like this:
Here you see information on the upcoming IPL 2017 game between the Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders. It will be played tomorrow (from when I write this) at 16:30 (my local time). In addition you see two columns next to this information which says ‘1.72’ and ‘2.10’ respectively. These are the betting odds for this match and each team. The odds under the ‘1’ tab is the odds you get if you bet on the home team to win, in this case, Gujarat Lions. ‘2’ is thus the odds you get when you bet on the away team, Kolkata Knight Riders.
When we talk about odds you get, this means how much you stand to win if the bet you place wins. So if you place a $10 bet on Gujarat Lions to beat Kolkata Knight Riders, at 1.72 odds, you will get back $17.20 if they win, where $10 is your original bet and $7.20 is your winnings. So you won a net of $7.20.
If you bet $10 on Kolkata Knight Riders with 2.10 odds to win, if they beat Gujarat Lions, you will get back $21.00, $10 which is your original bet and $11.00 which is your winnings.
If you should lose either of the bets, you simply lose the $10 that you paid for the bet, regardless of the odds you placed it at.
So what you simply do determine how much you stand to win is to multiply how much you wish to wager, on the betting odds you get. We will show some more example in the table beneath:
Bet Wager Odds Win Net Win
GL to win $10 1.72 $17.20 $7.20
KKR to win $10 2.10 $21.00 $11.00
WIndies to win $14 2.75 $38.50 $24.50
X to win $56 9.00 $504.00 $448.00
So simply click on the wager you would like to make, then fill in the amount you wish to bet on that outcome and click confirm to have your wager be withdrawn from your account and your bet placed.
How to Place Bets at Betting Sites
Placing your bets at Bet365
Log into your account and head to the sportsbook. On the left hand side you’ll see all the sports you can bet on, including cricket. You’ll want to click on that link.
Bet365 betting menu
On the next page you’ll see a list of all the cricket matches/events. For example, right now you can bet on events like the Caribbean Premier League, the Ashes, Twenty20 World Cup 2016 and even the 2019 World Cup.
Bet365 cricket bets
To place your bets you’ll want to click on the match(es) you’re interested in betting on. The next page will give you a list of all the bets offered and the current odds for each one. You’ll have your choice from things like:
To win the match
Man of the match (this is like an MVP award)
Top batsman (who makes the most runs)
Top bowler (who takes the most wickets in a match)
Leading wicket taker (similar to leading run scorer)
Next batsman out
To win series (who will win a series of matches)
To win the toss (who will bat first)
Most sixes (which batsman will hit maximum sixes in a match)
And many, many more!
Ultimately, the types of bets you can make will depend on the match and bookmaker.
Choose the bet(s) you want to make. You can change the odds to decimal, fractional or American – whichever is easiest for you. You’ll find this at the top-right of your screen (underneath your account information).
After you’re done you’ll want to look at your bet slip. This is in the top right hand sidebar. It will list all of your bets and odds.
Bet365 betting slip
You’ll want to go through each one and enter how much money you want to wager on each. As you do, the bet slip will update with how much money you’re betting (overall), how much you stand to win (overall), and how much each individual wager will make you if you win.
Double check everything, and if it all looks good, click submit. The money will be taken from your account instantly.
Sports bets history at Bet365
That’s it – all that’s left now is to watch the game(s) – and win!
If you still have questions on anything through this whole process, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have. We would love any feedback on this guide, both good and bad.
Our goal is to teach you how to bet in the easiest fashion possible and we are hoping this is a good starting point.