The Top Sportsbooks For Cricket Fans
The Ashes series may be over, as the Aussies have well and truly clobbered the visitors 4-0. But there's still plenty of action this year, starting in April, and most definitely lots of potential sportsbook action to enjoy for cricket fans out there who also love the occasional flutter or two. So whilst you think hard about which fast bowlers are going to come out on top, or indeed which batsmen are likely to pick up the most runs, we take a look at just some of the best sportsbooks out there perfectly pitched for cricket fans and especially if you happen to be Australian.
The sports betting market across the whole of Australia is enormous and it remains one of the fastest growing online betting markets in the world. So it’s no surprise to see that many online betting companies have taken note and of course have dipped right in to this widening scope. It’s a great area for many emerging sportsbook operators to get started in and there are plenty of potential online players to attract, both existing and new to the game. There are many to choose from but CrownBet is one of the best currently around and one of the country’s fastest growing online sportsbooks.
The experienced operator had a bit of an overhaul a few years back and has since been rebranded. Since then it’s taken on and a new lease of life and built up a well deserved reputation in the process. With VIP betting and favourable odds and margins on offer many Aussies will be able to take advantage of, particularly for cricket fans. They're an approved betting partner of Cricket Australia and are well regulated to ensure the protection and safety of all its online players.
Whilst the name Sportsbet may not be instantly familiar in many regions around the world they are certainly a trusted provider and have plenty of experience in the industry and welcome players all across the Northern Territory to enjoy their vast range of online games. Irish bookmakers Paddy Power took over the service a few years back and thanks to improved marketing it’s once again at the forefront of popular sportsbooks especially with Australian players.
Players can enjoy all their services from either a PC, Mac or of course on iOS and Android and most smart-based devices. The site has a good reputation and can provide its players with a good selection of deposit and withdrawal methods as well as all the usual customer support and services you would come to expect from being associated with a top-quality operator such as Paddy Power. What’s more is that if you are a new player and sign-up now you will also be able to take advantage of a special first bet match of up to $501 AUD, particularly useful if you think the Aussies will once more smash England in the next Ashes test match.
WILLIAM HILL (williamhill.com.au)
Now here's a brand you will most definitely have heard of and like millions of other players across the world you’ll be in good company over at William Hill. Currently newcomers can pick up a special welcome bet that will see their initial bet matched up to $200 but there’s plenty more surprises along the way for new players at the long-running site. Most notable is of course it’s polished and smooth betting interface that allows players to play, deposit, bet and withdraw with ease.
Cricket fans will also be extremely pleased to hear that former Aussie cricketer Shane Warne is an ambassador of the site so you can feel rest assured that the game itself will be well represented. And it’s not just cricket that’s available to sport lovers out there. There are plenty of other great sporting areas you can wager in including racing, thoroughbred and greyhounds, as well as a whole host of popular and other international sports.
Yet another very familiar betting brand here on our list is that of Ladbrokes, a name that has been around for more than 100 years. Ladbrokes took over bookmaker.com.au quite a while back and have since rebranded itself directly for the Australian and New Zealand sportsbook market bringing with it all its familiar gaming options and quality services. Even new customers are able to grab up to $250 in bonus bets, equal to their first deposit.
There’s a ton of great features and bonuses available throughout the site including multi-maker and odds boost to name but a few. And of course cricket fans are well catered for with a number of available markets revolving around all the major competitions including the Ashes, New Zealand vs Pakistan, the Womens T20 Big Bash as well as other test matches and one day internationals.
Launched in 2010 Australian betting site TopBetta arrived on the scene bringing with it an entire assortment of excellent services, unique options and obviously a nice selection of sporting events to bet on. Aside from all the usual sports such as racing as well as lots of action from the Australian Football League and the Australian National Rugby League members can enjoy a whole host of cricketing markets to wager on.
Currently newbies can deposit $250 and receive up to $250 in bonus bets using the promotional code MAXCASH, and once you’re on board you’ll soon discover lots of other membership benefits. One of the major highlights at TopBetta is their excellent tournament options which allow players to join a number of “tourneys” in order to place bets and climb a leader board in order to pick up an even bigger prize. It certainly keeps you coming back for more and adds extra excitement in the often stale betting process.
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