Thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of Cricket, it’s now ranked as the second-most popular sport on earth, just behind Football. You can enjoy betting on it 365 days a year, too, thanks to the magic of online bookmakers!
Choose a Betting Site and Create an Account
You’ll quickly find that many sites have detailed ratings and reviews available for you to use when choosing where to start betting. By all means, take advantage of this information and carefully select where you’re going to sign up.
Make sure the brand you end up with is licensed and registered to offer the services it does, that they’re trustworthy, and that they have a user-friendly interface. Make sure they offer live betting markets and odds and, if you enjoy playing real money games online, look out for Poker and casino games being provided too.
Nowadays it’s also important to be able to use mobile betting since we’re all on the move constantly, so double-check that the operator you’ve chosen allows you to stake via your tablet or smartphone.
Create Your Account and Choose a Deposit Method
Once you’ve found a bookmaker you like the look of, click on the Join Now, Open an Account, or whatever variant of this phrase you can see on the site and follow the instructions. You’ll need an email, account ID, password, and will also have to prove that you are who you say you are when the time comes to withdraw.
The next step is adding money into your account, and there is a range of options open to you, including debit cards, credit cards, and online payment services like Astropay, ecoPayz, Neosurf Neteller, and Skrill. Which of these is open to you will depend on where in the world you’re betting from, but you’re sure to find something that suits your preferences.
Deposit Funds in Your New Betting Account
Now you’ll simply follow the instructions at the link on the betting site for the payment option you’ve selected. You’ll see a link saying Deposit or some equivalent, usually be asked to choose your banking method from a dropdown menu, and then the information on how to get money into your new account will display in a series of steps.
Clearing times vary according to site and service, but they’re all usually very quick.
Learn About Odds and Markets
And now the fun begins! You’ll be able to view options on racing betting games all over the world in one place and the odds for each wager available on them will be displayed on your screen.
Say, for example, you’re looking at a match set to take place between the English and Indian national team. You may see 1.72 and 2.10 displayed next to each name, which will be the odds used to calculate your return if you wager and win.
Spend some time researching how to read the various odds formats and then start investigating your stake options. They’ll include To Win the Match, Top Team Batsman, 1st Over Total Runs, Highest Opening Partnership, Most Match Sixes and much more!