There is a lot of confusion about whether or not it is legal to bet on cricket in India. Without going into detail, I don’t know if it is legal or not, but what I do know is that all the online bookmakers on this cricket betting site are happy to take bets from customers within India.
The online bookmakers all have a list of countries that they won’t accept customers from on their websites, and India isn’t on any of those lists.
This page isn’t about whether or not it’s legal to bet on cricket in India, it is about which bookmakers will take bets – and subsequently accept customers – from within India. Whether it is legal or not is another argument for another day.
In short, all mainstream online bookmakers take bets from India, and/or accept customers from an address within India – that is the most important thing, and the answer to the question that forms the basis of this article.
There is no reason in the world why a resident of India shouldn’t be able to have a bet on cricket, or any other sport.
Below you will find a list of reputable bookmakers who accept customers from India, and some general information about currencies, free bets, etc. These bookmakers are also all decent cricket betting sites, with plenty of cricket betting markets available to bet on.
Bet365 – Probably the pick of the bunch if you live in India. Bet365 are the only mainstream bookmaker I can find that accept Rupees as a currency. Bet365 also offer £200.00 in free bets to new customers.
TitanBet – Can open an account with various currencies including Australian Dollars, US Dollars, GB Pounds Sterling and Euros. A new bookmaker in the market place, but a reputable one that offers plenty of promotions and incentives to existing customers, rather than just giving offers to new customers. A £25.00 free bet is available to new customers.
William Hill – Currencies accepted include GB Pounds, US Dollars and Euros. £25.00 in free bets for new customers, William Hill offer a wide range of cricket betting markets.
Paddy Power – Only accept Euros and GB Pounds Sterling, good bookmaker with plenty of cricket betting markets. Paddy Power offer a lot of money back specials, especially on football. £50.00 free bet available to new customers.
Ladbrokes – Currencies accepted include US Dollars, Australian Dollars, GB Pounds Sterling and Euros. Another bookmaker that offers a comprehensive list of cricket betting markets. A £30.00 free bet is available to new customers.
As well as all of the above, there are more bookmakers to choose from on our online bookmakers page, all of which accept customers, and take bets from India.
All of these bookmakers accept deposits using Skrill (Moneybookers), and Neteller. Either of these deposit methods are (in my view) the best way to deposit and withdraw money from a bookmakers account from within India, more information about this can be found in my article about depositing money to bookmakers from India.