How to Bet on Cricket

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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

betway logoThere 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.

Why 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.

unnamedThey 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

4 Steps to Creating a Betway Account

  1. Click here to visit Betway.
  2. Click the big green button that says ‘Register Now’.
  3. You will then be taken to their homepage for mobile (or straight to the signup screen if you are on desktop). Click the ‘Register Now’ button at the bottom of the screen again.
    betway mobile homepage

    Betway mobile homepage – click the ‘Register Now’ button

  4. Then you are taken to their signup form. Here you simply fill in your personal details as per the document.
    betway signup form

    Fill out the signup form


    Details needed are as follows:

    • First Name and Last Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • E-mail
    • Address
    • City, Country and State
    • Zip / Postal Code
    • Telephone Number
    • Language
    • Currency
    • Username (which you will use to login to your account)
    • Password (which you will use to login to your account)

    Then you end up with agreeing to their terms (remember to read them) and then you submit your details.

  5. Then you will be taken to a screen which shows will confirm that your account has been created and your username and password.
    betway registration complete

    Completed registration

4 Steps to Creating a Bet365 Account

  1. Click here to visit Bet365.
  2. Click the join now link (it’s at the top-right of their site). A window will pop up.
    bet365 join now links

    Click either of these links to find the signup form

  3. On this window you’ll need to enter where you live, your name, date of birth, address, email and phone number. You’ll need to create a username, password and give them a 4 digit security number.
    bet365 signup form

    Fill out the signup form

  4. Now you’ll want to confirm your account. To do that just open the email and click the link they sent you.

4 Steps to Creating an 888sport Account

  1. Visit 888sport.
  2. Click the join now link (two big green buttons). You will be taken to a new page and their signup form.
    888sport create account links

    Click either of the big green buttons to go to the signup form

  3. 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.
    888sport signup form

    The first (of three) signup forms at 888sport

  4. 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

neteller logoThe 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:

  1. Visit Neteller.
  2. Next you’ll want to click the sign up link. This will be a 3-step process that they hold your hand through.
    neteller join now link

    Click the big silver button to signup to Neteller

  3. You’ll first fill out your email address, country, state and currency you want to use.
    neteller signup form part 1

    Fill out your basic details

  4. The next form is a bit longer. Here you’ll need to fill out your name, social security number, address, zip code, phone number and create a password. Then choose and answer 3 security questions.
    neteller signup form part 2

    Fill out your personal and account details

  5. The 3rd step is confirmation. You account has been created and you’ll be told your ‘credentials’ – this includes your account and secure ID.
    neteller account details

    After you have confirmed the details you will be shown your account details

4 Steps to Creating an Account at Skrill

  1. Visit Skrill.
  2. You will be taken to their signup form once you visit the above link. Here you simply fill out your account and personal details.
    skrill signup form

    Fill out your account and personal details

  3. The second signup form will have you give your credentials like email, birthdate, password and a captcha.
    skrill signup form part 2

    Fill out your credentials

  4. 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
    skrill account details

    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

  1. You’ll need to be logged into your Bet365 account.
    logged in to bet365

    Logged in to my Bet365 account

  2. 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 to bet365 from neteller

    Deposit funds from Bet365 to Neteller

  3. Then click submit. The deposit should hit your account instantly.
    successful deposit to bet365

    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:
Betway IPL Odds Fractional

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

  1. 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

    Bet365 betting menu

  2. 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

    Bet365 cricket bets

  3. 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.

  4. 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).
  5. 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

    Bet365 betting slip

  6. 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.
  7. Double check everything, and if it all looks good, click submit. The money will be taken from your account instantly.
    sports bet history

    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.

Videos on how to make accounts

How to make Neteller account

How to make Bet365 account