It is fairly common knowledge that due to legal reasons betting on Cricket in India isn’t the easier leisure activity in the world. To have any idea of just how awkward cricket betting in India is, try finding an online bookmaker who will accept Indian Rupees – it isn’t easy, I promise you.
Depositing money to a bookmaker from within India is difficult, there are some 20 online bookmakers listed on this site, and out of all of them, only one will actually accept Indian Rupees. The one bookmakers who accept Indian Rupees, is Bet365.
Bet365 are happy to accept Indian customers, from an Indian address, depositing in Rupees. Methods available to deposit to Bet365 with are Neteller, Skrill, Click 2 Pay, Entropay and Bank Transfer.
I looked into this a lot, and within my research of various sources – including cricket betting sites in India – they all conclude that Bet365 are the best online bookmaker to open an account with if you live in India.
This doesn’t mean you can’t open accounts with other bookmakers. As long as you are comfortable betting in another currency, ie, Euros, US Dollars, or GP Pounds, etc, then it is possible to open an account with any online bookmaker. It will cost you slightly more though, as to do it this way will mean getting money exchanged
The easiest way to get Rupees exchanged into a foreign currency (such as Sterling or Euros), and then deposit it into a bookmakers account is to get an online e-wallet.
The two main companies that do this are Skrill or Neteller. Bookmakers will accept customers opening accounts via one of these e-wallets, and by using them it is far easier to exchange money into your required currency.
For example, you can deposit Rupees into your e-wallet, and then within your e-wallet you exchange your Rupees into another currency, Euros, GB Pounds Sterling, etc. Once you have done that, you simply deposit into the bookmakers account using one of the accepted currencies.
As most of the mainstream bookmakers operate in the UK market place, they pretty much all trade in UK Pounds Sterling. So this means it’s a safe bet converting your Rupees to UK Pounds Sterling within your e-wallet. This should then see you accepted by most UK based bookmakers, opening the door to the whole of the UK cricket betting market place.