One of the best EntroPay alternatives is www. Nearly all gambling sites accept this e-wallet. It can still be done. I have written a guide that explains how to use Skrill in India that is worth a read if you get stuck. Other e-wallets Indians can use include WebMoney wmtransfer. I mention these only for your own research. For now I will move on in this article by covering the dynamics of sports betting and then conclude by touching on the betting laws of India. First let me make clear that Dafabet is a gambling company focused on Asia.
Their website is one of the best for betting football and basketball. Because they have a large number of Indian clients, they offer odds on IPL cricket and some other leagues and tournaments, but do not offer cricket spot bets.
The IPL is the most bet on sporting event in India with millions being bet on each game. Online bookies support many different odds formats. No matter which you use the payouts are the same. This is done simply for the reason that betting developed independently around the world, and thus different locations use different odds formats. Decimal betting odds are the most universal format. This is the format to use if you are new to online betting and need to make a choice. Decimal odds are very easy to understand.
The odds shown are how much money will be returned for each rupee staked. Take the case of an IPL match where the odds are:. This means however much you stake on Delhi Daredevils will return 1. So if you stake Rs. Notice that if betting Sunrisers Hyderabad you would get a big return. This is because in this match the odds makers have made them the underdog feeling they are less likely to win. Besides match winner there are many other options for betting cricket.
At Dafabet you can find the following markets on the Indian Premier League. You can also find future markets for betting on the winners of tournaments or leagues. As far as betting on individual matches, there are dozens more markets available at DafaBet.
This includes the team to win the toss, top team batsman, highest opening partnership, most match sixes, team to make highest score in the first 6 overs, 1st over total runs, whether a 50 will be scored in the match and the same for a , 1st wicket method, runs at the fall of 1st wicket, most run outs and many player specific prop bets. When it comes to football betting at Dafabet is ideal.
Dafabet is known for offering the best odds on Asian handicaps. DafaBet has the most markets, and also has live-in play betting and live streams of many matches. For most other sports popular in India, DafaBet is best. This is a great site for betting tennis, field hockey, Formula 1, rugby, golf, boxing , snooker etc.
With this now covered let me touch on Indian Betting Laws. In India our gambling laws are difficult to understand, and this is sometimes true even for legal professionals. The primary law that makes gambling a crime is the Public Gambling Act of At the player level the penalty is a small Rs.
Before you panic, my personal observation is that this law is rarely enforced at the player level. The Central Lotteries Regulation Act of is an example of law confusion. This is a Central Government law that exempts state approved lotteries from punishment under the Public Gambling Act so long as the lotto is not drawn more often than once a week.
This law is ignored in 13 states that have multiple draws daily because they disagree with its validity. As you can, see this is a confusing topic. However, sports betting law is somewhat clearer. The only state this is legal in is Sikkim. This is also a popular prop bet for IPL bettors. Correctly predicting the top IPL batsman in requires bettors to identify players on teams most likely headed to the IPL playoffs. Most batsmen who win the Orange Cap as the leading run scorer play on the team that goes all the way to the IPL final.
Andrew Tye returned an outstanding performance as the top bowler in and could be a candidate for another successful campaign in Rashid Khan of the Sunrisers Hyderabad is a world-class leg spinner who came close to matching Tye last season. Over the last seven days, things have moved on quite dramatically in the edition of the Indian Premier League.
There are still plenty of regular season matches to come but currently, three teams are building a lead at the top of the table and if they maintain that form, it will be a case of the remaining sides battling for one final play off place. Both teams have ten points but have played a game less than the leaders so they will join SRH at the top if they win their next matches. Rajasthan are two points behind in fifth and have played a game less so will join KKR on eight points if they can win their next game away to Delhi on Wednesday.
Delhi, who dropped former skipper Gautam Gambhir, start the week with a tough fixture as they travel to face Chennai and then have a quick turnaround before hosting Rajasthan Royals just two days later.
Crucial fixtures are coming up for the sides at the top as well so please join us in seven days as we round up those games and see if we have a clearer picture as to who will progress beyond the regular season. After another exciting week on the field, that table is just starting to take shape as we look forward to an important seven days ahead.
Initially overlooked at the auction, the big left hander made the first century of IPL 11 and has made three scores over 50 in three games to lift KXIP up the ladder. Victory in a tight game over Mumbai should give them confidence to move up the table in the following days. Behind Rajasthan, Royal Challengers Bangalore should also have renewed belief after a brilliant 90 from AB De Villiers helped the team to overcome Delhi at the weekend. Both De Villiers and skipper Virat Kohli have been in top form with the bat but they need better support from the rest of the side if they are to kick on from here.
At the very bottom of the table, Delhi Daredevils have just two points and are behind Mumbai Indians with a weaker net run rate. Seven days of top class T20 action have quickly passed and the group table is just starting to take shape. Williamson has led from the front with useful batting contributions for his Sunrisers team while Shikhar Dhawan has outscored the skipper. SRH look a solid all-round unit and even at this early stage of the tournament, they look a sound bet to make the play-offs.
Chennai won their first two games and should be a force as the tournament progresses while Rajasthan, like CSK, will also be hopeful of making the play offs after a two year absence from the competition.
At the bottom of the table, defending champions the Mumbai Indians have given themselves plenty of work to do after three straight defeats. Kolkata are also on two points and have been disappointing since winning their opening game against the Royal Challengers.
Defeat to the Sunrisers on Saturday came after a number of changes in selection and batting order and KKR will need a rethink ahead of their next game with Delhi Daredevils on Monday. In the next seven days, we have vital games between Mumbai and RCB, the Sunrisers vs CSK and Rajasthan v Kolkata Knight Riders among many others that will start to define the table and give us a clearer idea as to who will reach the play offs. In the opening fixture, Chennai Super Kings returned to the competition after a two year absence and edged past reigning champions Mumbai Indians by the tightest of margins.
Enter Bravo with a stunning 68 from 30 balls before a struggling Kedar Jadhav saw Chennai to an unlikely victory in the final over. KXIP followed up with victory over Delhi Daredevils and while most punters expect these two sides to finish outside of the play off places, Kings XI did enough to suggest that they may be a force this season.
KL Rahul made the fastest ever IPL 50 from just 14 balls and another half century from Karun Nair ensured that Kings got home with seven balls to spare. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals will make their entrances on Monday and the first round of matches will then be complete.
Interestingly, the three opening games have all been won by the side batting second so that could be a pattern to follow and it will certainly be a trend for skippers to consider as and when they win the toss. Before the first ball is bowled, franchises have been adjusting their squads in the wake of injuries and other absences but will those changes in personnel have any effect on the betting and your choice of winning team?
Nobody could have foreseen the way in which David Warner and Steve Smith were dropped from the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals roster but their part in the ball tampering scandal sees both men without a contract for Sunrisers have called up Alex Hales who is the only Englishman to have scored an international T20 hundred to date. Hales was instrumental in Notts Outlaws success in the Nat West T20 Blast over in England and while he may not be as consistently reliable as Warner, he has the potential for big innings.
Rajasthan sprang something of a surprise by replacing Smith with Heinrich Klassen but the South African did produce two match winning knocks in the recent limited overs series with India so he may turn out to be a shrewd pick.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders were also forced into a change when Mitchell Starc went down with injury. Those are the most recent changes and we could see more as the tournament develops but have they affected the betting? Is it finally time for RCB to end their winless streak or are Mumbai set for another winning year?
Can any of the chasing teams upset those odds? The schedule for IPL season has been released. That should be an exciting fixture particularly considering they round off the top 2 teams we have selected to be the strongest based on the auction results. However, as we all know there can be plenty of surprises, particularlly as we were shown with Sunrisers Hyderabad in , so either way we await the entire season with great anticipation.
Currently, there is a fairly tight grouping among 6 teams according to online bookies with only Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab falling outside the pack. See our full analysis of the IPL 11 Auction.
Another thrilling IPL campaign draws to a close and we witnessed one of the most dramatic finals ever with Mumbai Indians claiming victory over the Rising Pune Supergiant by just one run. Losing finalists Pune recovered well after a slow start and deserved their place in the final but just fell short in their run chase.
Ben Stokes, Rising Pune Supergiant: Bhuvneshwar Kumar Sunrisers Hyderabad 26 wickets from 14 matches at an average of David Warner Sunrisers Hyderabad. For the purposes of the the odds chart above, the odds max at It seems as if the top four had been settled for some time even though a late surge from Kings XI Punjab had threatened to challenge their monopoly.
However, as KXIP collapsed to 73 all out in Mumbai Indians were the first to book a place in the play offs and ultimately claimed top spot in the group table. Key to their success will lie in making big scores and to hope that their bowling line up, which has changed to accommodate Mitchell Johnson, can get them over the line.
The Knight Riders slipped to third place with their defeat to Mumbai on Saturday having been second for so long, and that could be a demoralising factor. Chris Lynn is back but Sunil Narine is not reliable at the top of the order and KKR may need to reconsider his pinch hitting role. That leaves Sunrisers Hyderabad who have the top two players in the race for the Purple Cap.
David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan have been prolific but they need better support and one concern will be their weaker form away from home.
SRH lost four out of six games on the road so how will they fare on neutral ground in the eliminator? Week 5 finally started to fill in the gaps in terms of who would progress to the next phase of the tournament and who we would say goodbye to ahead of the knockouts.
It was also a week where further records tumbled in what has been another thrilling edition of the IPL. A season of setting records for the wrong reasons, including the lowest IPL total of 49, is best forgotten and RCB will have to wait another year at least.
Also out are the Gujarat Lions who have entertained us and have recorded some memorable victories but four wins in twelve games so far was never going to be enough to make it out of the groups. Barring a miracle, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiant will be next to cement their places in the next round. KKR have been their usual, consistent selves and with Chris Lynn back after injury, they could be peaking at the right time to claim another title.
Rising Pune Supergiant have been impressive after a slow start with Ben Stokes getting much of the credit for their recovery but it was MS Dhoni who led that initially, smashing his team to an unlikely win over the Sunrisers. Hyderabad are therefore hot favourites to progress but all will be confirmed over the course of the next few days. A week ago things were still very tight in the race for the knockout places but with some teams having just four games left to play, the group table is finally starting to take shape.
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are together on 14 points at the top while the top four as a whole are beginning to pull away from the chasing pack.
KKR may have lost to the Sunrisers at the weekend but they stay just ahead of Mumbai on net run rate and look like certainties for the next phase. Their success is mainly built around the quality and depth of their bowling while Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa are finding enough form with the bat.
Mumbai should join the Knight Riders in the knockouts and will go top of the table if they win their game in hand. Parthiv Patel, Jos Buttler and Nitish Rana have made the runs in recent games but they would like to see skipper Rohit Sharma find some touch.
David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are ahead of the pack but are getting plenty of support through the team and few will bet against this side making it through to a second successive final. Rising Pune Supergiant takes fourth place right now and have recovered well after a slow start. A successful chase of just 67 did, however, show that with Martin Guptill, they finally have their best mix of overseas players.
At this stage of the groups therefore, the battle to progress to the next phase seems to be between five teams. With most teams at the half way point of the group stage, RCB are now bottom of the pile and while we know that they have started slowly in the past, they really must start winning from their next game onwards to stand any chance of progressing. Mumbai Indians stand at the summit having just completed their sixth win in a row and the leaders have everything they need to cement a top four place.
The change at the top of the batting order has started to work with both Jos Buttler and Rohit Sharma making runs in unfamiliar positions while Nitish Rana has carried the team over the line when needed.
Bowling looks strong too and we can surely look forward to seeing Mumbai in the knockouts. Kolkata Knight Riders are second and may consider themselves fortunate to have overcome RCB but their best qualities were evident in that strange win. We can probably book Kolkata into the last four and defending champions the Sunrisers should be there too, although they will need to improve a record that has seen them lose all three matches away from home.
Their batting and balance of the overall side look much better now that Kane Williamson has been included and if they stay strong in Hyderabad at least, they should make it through to the knockouts. The remaining knockout places are very much open but the sides below the top two need to put together a consistent string of winning results to retain any hope of progressing. There are some surprises, with pre-tournament favourites Royal Challengers Bangalore right at the bottom of the table while Mumbai and KKR are battling it out at the top.
Both teams have been impressive with Nitish Rana top scoring in three games for the Indians while receiving support from Kieron Pollard and it would have been a relief to see Rohit Sharma back in the runs against Gujarat Lions.
Kolkata have overcome the loss of Chris Lynn to injury in an innovative way — promoting Sunil Narine to open the innings and his pinch hitting was effective in their win against Kings XI.
Of the teams outside of the top four, no-one has really shown any real promise so far. KXIP started brightly with two straight wins but their old problems have returned and a reliance on Glenn Maxwell for runs has exposed a weak bowling attack when the new skipper fails.
Rising Pune Supergiant has two wins but has played five games so will be hoping they can take some momentum from their impressive win over RCB on Sunday. Meanwhile, Gujarat Lions have been really disappointing , winning just once while taking only one opposition wicket in their opening two matches. But, bottom of the pile are RCB who really should have claimed their second victory over Pune on Sunday.
They are notoriously slow starters and were missing both Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers at the beginning of IPL 10 but their key men are back and they need to start winning games. Khan has improved an already impressive squad and few would bet against SRH right now. We only have one other undefeated team but perhaps even more surprisingly, Kings XI Punjab are without a loss so far, even though they have only appeared once at the time of writing. The team who needs to improve most is Gujarat Lions who have lost both opening matches and have taken just one wicket so far.