Early look at the IPL 2014 and some other tidbits

The Indian Premier League cricket season will be getting underway in a about three months time, making this a period of anticipation for fans of the league, and outright gambling on the winners for fans of cricket betting. Of course some people prefer just to put bets on single matches in the league, but if you want to hit the bookmakers in advance of the season in search of some cricket betting action, then outrights are really the only option. So which sides could be good to opt for if you are that kind of punter? Well at the moment it is Chennai Super Kings who are the bookies favourites for the IPL title. You can get 3.75 on them just now, and their stats are certainly impressive – as they were IPL winners in 2010 and 2011, and share the record for the longest winning run (7) which they achieved last season. However the side that pipped them to the title last year, Mumbai Kings, are just behind them in odds terms – at 5.00 – and will surely be determined to retain their crown. With the likes of 2008 winners Rajasthan Royals on 11, and 2012 winners Kolkata Knight Riders on 6.00, it should be an exciting season. I will put up a more thorough analysis of the upcoming matches and series during february, so be sure to come back! In the meantime, there are plenty of other stuff to do! Even though I am having most of my focus on trying to analyze the games, it is not easy. The level of competition also makes it hard to call from a betting perspective though, so it isn’t hard to see why some fans might prefer to play a casino game like The Umpire Strikes Back instead of risking a bet on it. Although slot games based on various sports have been a popular attraction for iphone casino games and online casino pages for a while now, this is one of the first to be based on cricket. Like all the others, there is a top cash jackpot to play for – five thousand pounds in this case – but it is the cricketing bonuses that will most entice IPL fans. For example the bonus game is triggered when you score three of the cricket ball reel icons and requires you to pick which of the three balls being shuffled by the bowlers will offer the highest value – before the ball you pick is bowled and the outcome revealed. It is these kinds of fun, themed games that have won sports fans over to slots like this one

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