This is a difficult one. Oppa888 is registered in licensed in Belize. We’ve seen another online betting site that we consider trustworthy with a license from Belize. But Belize is also known for licensing rogue casinos and not properly enforcing any gambling regulations. Many of you may not even know where Belize is, let alone have heard that they apparently hand out gambling licenses.
So, with a gambling license like that you cannot count on Oppa888 being properly regulated, which is a shame. We have to trust that this betting operator will conduct itself properly. This means, they don’t just change their terms and conditions to suit their needs and withhold winnings from customers or close player’s accounts who have made bigger bets and were lucky enough to win. They could, for a few months, simply have customers deposit and play, never pay out big wins (delaying them with hollow excuses) and eventually just close up shop again.
This is the worst-case scenario. For the time being, however, we haven’t heard anything negative about Oppa888 that would suggest that they engage in such practices. On Facebook, a whole 28 people like Oppa888 India and no negative reviews can be found anywhere.
We came across one customer with a problem who posted elsewhere, but someone from Oppa888 replied in a thorough and thoughtful manner, resolving the issue eventually.
This means we have to simply keep an eye out on how they are doing. If we hear about dodgy business practices, we will update this section. For now, there are some reasons why you should check this betting site out when you are a punter from India. However, do make sure to test the site thoroughly, only make small deposits and bets, get the KYC out of the way as soon as possible and then try some withdrawals.
Promotions and bonuses
There are two welcome bonuses to choose from at Oppa888. First-time depositors will be able to claim a 100% match bonus up to INR 10,000, which has to be wagered 10x on accumulator bets of at least three selections and odds of 1.4 or higher.
The casino welcome bonus offers up to $500 (we’re not sure why they only give us USD as the currency here) to use on slot games. Here bonus and deposit have to be wagered 20x, though you only get 7 days to that, otherwise the bonus and any winnings from it will be forfeited.
Beyond that, Oppa888 offers various other bonuses and promotions, including an eSports bonus calendar, a casino cashback bonus, rebate and reload bonuses and much more. They are pretty good in this area.
Cricket betting and other markets
One of the main reasons for us to consider and potentially recommend Oppa888 is their strong focus on online cricket betting in India.
They have a well-sorted main menu, where the first link gets you to the promotions and the second most important item is cricket. This leads you straight away to the cricket markets in the sportsbook.
At the time of our review, there were plenty of events to bet on:
- Twenty20, 4th series Twenty20
- Twenty20, 1st series Twenty20 Women
- 1st ODI
- Twenty20, Tri-Nation Series Women
- ICC Cricket World Cup U19
- Big Bash League
- Momentum One Day Cup
- Ford Trophy
- Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 1st Test
Click your way through these events and you’ll find plenty of betting options and odds to choose from. For instance, you can bet on whether a wicket will fall in over or on individual total runs. It drills down into surprisingly detailed options here. Handily, you will also see stats for the teams involved, which you can check out to make your choice.
So, as far as cricket betting in India goes, you will be well covered at Oppa888.
Games and products
Oppa888 has much more to offer than cricket betting, however. There are plenty of other sports to be on, of course. You get a full equipped sportsbook at Oppa888, with markets for more than three dozen sports and special events. You can even bet on the weather. Opp888 claim to have everything to bet on for you. But we couldn’t find any Kabaddi betting, which is a shame considering that they cater to customers from India.
If you like to enjoy other forms of gambling, Oppa888 has you covered with a full-fledged online casino. They work with over 60 game providers to supply more than a thousand slot games and plenty of other table and casino games. You can also find various arcade games here that provide some entertainment. Even in the live casino games are supplied by more than ten providers, which is unusual.
You can play lotteries, various poker games (though they are not offering a poker client) and bingo as well as virtual sports.
Oddly, there’s a section for cockfight, which doesn’t seem to lead anywhere.
Oppa888 lists 33 deposit and withdrawal options. You won’t be able to use credit cards to make deposits or withdrawals. Among the eWallets you can choose from are Perfect Money, Sticpay and Jeton Wallet, ecoPayz is also available. Beyond that, bank transfer and instant banking might be options for you.
But mostly, Oppa888 focuses on cryptocurrencies as payment methods. There are 25 different cryptocurrencies you can choose from, which is more than we even knew existed.
Do be sure to check this section before signing up at Oppa888 to ensure that one of those payment methods is convenient for you.
It’s important to note that we have not been able to find withdrawal limits, either per transaction, weekly or monthly. You should therefore check in first with customer service before requesting a larger withdrawal.
The support at Oppa888 is available 24/7, which is always convenient. There’s a live chat window at the bottom of the screen on the right-hand side, no matter where you are on the betting site. Whilst there is plenty of information available on the website, we couldn’t find a dedicated help or FAQ section. So, if you do encounter a generic problem that you can’t figure out, you may have to contact the customer service anyway.
As we have already mentioned, the customer service team seems to respond to complaints online, which is a good thing and indicates that they do care about their customers.
There’s good and there’s bad here. We do like the colour scheme of darker and lighter shades of read and gold highlights. It looks classy. There is also a handy section where you can change the settings on the site according to your preferences. And it’s possible to display everything in Hindi, which is super convenient.
The main menu feels cluttered, however, and the navigation isn’t that great. The layout is also not super intuitive, and you have to keep clicking through various links before you end up where you want to go. This is tedious and time consuming.
We also noticed some mistakes in the descriptions and grammatic problems as well.
You can download a smartphone app directly from the website for Android and iOS, which is good. But the site also has a mobile version, if you don’t want to download yet another app. The mobile site is much neater and tidier than the desktop site. You can even view it via your desktop device and perhaps find it easier to navigate. We definitely preferred it.
The strong focus Oppa888 places on cricket betting is definitely a reason to recommend it. We don’t necessarily trust the Belize gambling license, but thus far Oppa888 has an untarnished reputation and we did look for complaints thoroughly.
There is an extensive games library and many other gambling products to choose from as well as a comprehensive sportsbook for betting enthusiasts from India. As long as you try Oppa888 carefully, making only small deposits, smaller bets and also small withdrawals at first, you are safe to form your own opinion of this online betting site in India.
We have currently no reason not to recommend that you try them out. Do be aware of their limitations, though, which we outlined at the beginning of our review.