If you like betting on cricket or trading cricket, I believe it is essential you have a Betfair account, you can open one here and claim a £30.00 Free Bet.
Having a Betfair account gives you the option to bet on cricket in the conventional ‘bookie’ method using their Sportsbook, and you also get the opportunity to trade cricket using the ‘Betting Exchange.’
You can bet on cricket using Betfair’s Sportsbook, but you might find that you are limited to the amount of betting markets you can bet on. With the Sportsbook you will just find popular markets like Match Winner, Match Winner (Draw No Bet), Win Toss, Top Team Run Scorer, First Wicket Dismissal, Highest Opening partnership, etc.
On the Betting Exchange their are just so many different markets you can trade, or bet on. The beauty of the Betting Exchange is that you can use it for trading cricket, andd you can also use to have a bet on. You can just place a bet that you think is going to win on the Exchange, and let it run.
There is one downside to using the Betting Exchange, and that is the Australian Wallet. Due to betting regulations (of some sort), you need to transfer money to your Australian Wallet from your Main Wallet if you want to bet on an event held in Australia or New Zealand.
This only applies to your Betting Exchange account, you will not have to transfer money if you are using your Betfair Sportsbook account, it is just the one wallet for betting, full stop.
One login works for all the Betfair platforms. So this means you can register with the Sportsbook and claim the free bet, and you can then use that same login for the Sportsbook, the Betting Exchange, Casino, Poker, everything.
This is the same feature as on offer at many other gaming sites but sites do differ greatly as to the prioritization of their different gaming products. For example 888 is very much a casino first with a more limited sports book, whereas Betfair and Bet365 whilst offering a casino and poker room don’t release upgrades to these products as often as they do to their sports book. For a more all rounded gaming site, William Hill lies somewhere between the sports book specialism of Betfair and the casino specialism of 888, see this William Hill review for more information