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Top Cricket Betting Sites

Given cricket’s popularity in the UK, ensuring that the bookmaker you use to bet on cricket is the right one for you is essential. Odds providers offer slightly different things, so we’ll show you some of the differences, the events you can place a bet on and how to make an informed decision about who you use.  

New Customers Only. First Single & E/W Bet Only. 5P Minimum Stake. Odds of 1/1 or Greater. 3 X £10 Bet Tokens. Free Bet Stakes Not Included in Returns. Free Bets Exclude Virtuals. Free Bets Are Non Withdrawable. Free Bets Expire After 30 Days. Eligibility Restrictions and Further T&CS Apply. 18+.

This promotion is for new customers only. Customers must be 18+. Customers must be residents of the UK/IE. Sign Up using the promo code ‘b25g10fb’ and make a minimum deposit of £25. Place a minimum £25 bet on any selection with minimum odds of evens (2) and receive a £10 free bet upon bet settlement.

New customers. Max £10. 100% Odds Boost token. Keep it fun – set your deposit limit. T&Cs apply. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.org

18+ only. Register a new online account with Betgoodwin. Must have a minimum of 3 bets of £10 or more on separate events at odds of evens (2.0) or bigger on first day. First day losses equals all settled stakes less all returns. The day finishes at 23:59 on day of registration. Free bets must be used in their entirety and stakes are deducted from returns. Free bets non withdrawable Free bets to be credited within 24 hours. This offer can not be used in conjunction with any other Betgoodwin promotion. If your free bet is subsequently voided it will be replaced within 24 hours. Cashed out bets do not count towards this offer. This offer is limited to a free bet award per person/household/IP address. Betgoodwin reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this offer only once the full duration of the promotion has been completed. Full Terms and Conditions apply.

New & Existing UK Customers. Opt-in required. Min stake: £25. Total Free Bets: 2 x £5, plus £5 added to Cheltenham pot. Qualify for 4 weeks & get an extra £10 Free Bet. Single Line Multiples including 3 or more selections only. Min. overall odds: 2/1 (3.00). Pot credited in full on 11/03/24. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org Bet the Responsible Way Full terms apply.

18+, New Customer Only. Qualifying real money bet of £10. Min odds greater than or equal to 1.5 required. E/W bets excluded. Offer awarded immediately but could be issued the next working day in exceptional circumstances such as technical fault.  Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly. begambleaware.org

New Customers only Bet £10* & Get £30* in Free Bets. Sign up, deposit between £5* & £10* to your account & bet365 will give you three times that value in Free Bets when you place qualifying bets to the same value & they are settled. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits. Min odds/bet & payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.

T&Cs apply. New cust only. Deposit & Place a Bet within 7 days, and settle a £10 minimum bet at odds of 4/5 (1.8) or greater, to be credited with 3x £10 Free Bets: 1 x £10 Horse Racing, 1 x £10 Free Bet Builder and 1 x £10 Football. 7 day expiry. Stake not returned. 18+ BeGambleAware.org.

Full T&Cs apply. New UK and ROI customers only. The qualifying bet should be a single bet, start at £/€10, and have 1.9 or greater odds. 5 Free bets include: 1 x £10 Free bet on horse racing, 1 x £10 Free bet on football, 2 x 10 Free bet in-play, 1 x £10 Free bet Acca. 7 day expiry.

18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 4x £5 free bets. Free bets available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply.

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18+ New customers only. GB & ROI customers only. Promo code NEWWELCOME60 must be used. Certain bet types are excluded. 3 qualifying bets of £10 or more required within 3 calendar days of registration. Bets must be placed and settled on the same day as the event. 50% back based on net losses after 3 calendar days or if you reach £120 of net losses before 3 days is up, you will receive your Free Bet the following day. Your Free Bet will expire after 7 days. Free Bet is £1min, capped at £60. Restrictions + T&Cs apply.

Understanding UK’s Cricket Betting Landscape

If you were to produce a poll asking people worldwide for the most British sport, cricket would likely be first or second, alongside football. It is a game that epitomises the British summer, with weather stoppages but still a break to have tea. 

Not just in Britain, though, it is one of the most popular sports worldwide and has a vast gambling following to go along with it. In fact, cricket sits in the top five sports in the UK based on betting volume. 

All bookmakers are registered with the Gambling Commission. Without their licence, they would not be allowed to offer odds to us. Until 1960, all gambling could only be done on track and was limited to horses or greyhounds. After that, shops opened, and then the Gambling Act of 2005 saw the creation of the Gambling Commission to control the industry and ensure that it is fair, open and transparent when we want to bet on cricket.

Top 12 Cricket Betting sites

Below, we take a closer look at the top 12 best Cricket betting sites, and what they have to offer punters.

Sky Bet

We love saving up our weekly free bets from the free bet club to use on a special occasion. Some might wait for the Cheltenham Festival, the Champions League knockout stages or the World Cup – we saved ours for The Hundred. 

Price boosts on the games and request-a-bet options have made Sky Bet a must-have for cricket bepuntersttors. Pick players to hit a six, sit back and enjoy the slugfest.

Pros

Lots of boosted prices

Free bet club is still a winner

Substantial range of markets

Cons

Prices are not always the strongest

Rhino Bet 

A relative newcomer to the betting landscape but one that we have enjoyed using. They have all the day-to-day action in the County Championship and the one-day events, but where they come into their own is with their futures betting. 

You can place bets on the 2025/26 Ashes series already – it’s a long way away, but it’s excellent that betting is already open for those who believe they have an angle.

Pros

Prices stack up well against competitors

Relatively new company looking to innovate

Good level of markets to bet on

Cons

Lacks live streaming

Grosvenor Sports

The usual competitions can be found here, as well as a couple that are a little more niche, such as the Caribbean and Lanka Premier Leagues. They offer many little games for existing customers, including a daily wheel which you can spin to win prizes. 

Player specials on cricket matches are great. Players are set an over/under total of points, 24.5 for example, with players getting 1 point per run scored, 20 for taking a wicket, 10 for a catch etc. It’s a fun little cricket addition from them. 

Pros

Trusted name from the casino

Lots of promotions for existing customers

Good range of markets

Cons

The website could be more user-friendly

BetGoodwin

They do not have as many markets on cricket as some on the list, but we found their prices stand up to scrutiny when we compared them with their peers. They lack live streaming, but the in-play offering is decent, with plenty of markets like next dismissal methods and players to hit a half-century or a century. 

Although they are newer to the online market than most on this list, they are off to a good start.

Pros

In-play markets are good

Prices compare well with competitors

Easy to use website

Cons

Most promotions target horse racing

Betway

There is lots to like for cricket fans at Betway. They have Kevin Pietersen as an ambassador, providing insight into the sport in his column. 

When we were scrolling through their options, we were impressed by the volume of competitions on offer, including some futures markets that are a long way in advance, like the SA20. 

Pros 

Great in-play offering

Futures markets are strong

Free Bet Club

Cons

Customer service could be easier to contact

Kwiff

Cricket is in the middle of the top toolbar on Kwiff, so it is easy to get to the matches you want to bet on quickly. Their in-play markets are beautifully set out, clearly displaying which team are batting and bowling and what the score is at that particular moment. 

They even had a T10 match from Switzerland on the site when we tried them, so there are some niche markets to enjoy.

Pros 

Can gain huge price boosts

Withdrawals can also be Kwiffed

Potential for more innovation

Cons

Prices are often weak, so need that boost

Bet365

The biggest bookmaker in Britain, and with that comes a vast amount of options for cricket punters to enjoy. These include how many wickets each team takes will be caught and how many runs will be scored before the first wicket is taken. 

You can even have a bet on whether the first ball bowled will be a dot! They are certainly not an advocate of less is more.

Pros

An astonishing volume of markets

Trusted name

Events priced up early

Cons

Things can look cluttered with so many options

BetUK

All of the leading leagues are on Betuk, with a good level of depth in the markets on each game. Player specials make up a large volume of these markets with over/under runs each player will score in a match and which team hits most 4s or 6s. 

There are also many in-play markets, but all stats are on an external link, and there is no live streaming, which is a slight disappointment.  

Pros

Gain free bets with Acca Club

Prices are rock solid

Markets are set out with plenty of room

Cons

Lacks live streaming options

CopyBet

When looking at cricket on CopyBet, we were surprised there was so much depth to the markets. The likes of how the first wicket will fall in a match, total boundaries and how many run outs there will be show they are serious about attracting cricket punters. 

Bet Builder is available on limited games, the International T20 when we were on the site, rather than any domestic action.

Pros

Can copy bets made by pros

Links with Betfair Exchange

Wide range of markets available

Cons

The way the site is mapped does not feel very intuitive 

Ladbrokes

Cricket here is very UK based, which is fine – you don’t get some of the niche leagues other bookmakers offer. Those there have more than 40 separate markets on a game, so there are plenty of options for punters to find an angle in. 

Things like handicap betting on which team will have the highest opening partnership are quirky markets attracting some wagers. While their game boosts on player performances are always a welcome addition.  

Pros

The size and longevity of the brand make them easier to trust

Daily price boosts

Extras like daily prize wheel encourage returning

Cons

Others tend to have stronger prices

William Hill 

Most bookies we have looked at have games priced for that day and the following. Hills had matches priced further ahead than that when we were looking, which is ideal if you want to build an acca from the T20 or Hundred competitions towards the start of the week. 

The big games each day have two or three enhanced odds on them, and their offerings on future markets are good. Overall, an excellent addition for any cricket punter. 

Pros 

Daily price boost of your choice

Lots of extra boosts for all customers

Competitive prices

Cons

The website feels a little busy

Betzone

Fundamentally the same setup as RhinoBet, you can find your way around the other site blindfolded if you have an account with one. The same markets have plenty of options for each game, including the futures, which extend well into the distance. 

They offer solid prices compared to their competitors, a plus for another relatively new arrival on the betting scene. The potential for better still exists if they keep pushing to improve the product.  

Pros

Solid prices on offer

Lots of futures betting

The site is easy to navigate

Cons

The sign-up offer is relatively weak

What Makes a Cricket Bookmaker the Best?

We have discussed a lot of what makes a great cricket bookmaker above. Competitive prices, different markets and special offers are always a plus. If the website is easy to navigate and tidy to look at, then all the better. The order of importance of these is subjective to the individual.

Something else that perhaps many bettors don’t think of when it comes to a great bookmaker is how safe it is to use their site. Most of us take it for granted, but the background checks, encryptions and audits that make a site secure for an exchange of money are well worth considering.  

Which cricket tournaments can you bet on?

No matter what month of the year, some cricket is always being played somewhere on the globe that you can place a bet on. On the International stage, there is a World Test Championship. As the name suggests, this is test cricket – the 2023-25 tournament started with England v Australia in the Ashes.

A World Cup is played as a 50-over per side format, and an ICC Champions Trophy, the next edition of which is set for 2025 in Pakistan. The World T20 is a quicker format played over 20 overs per side. 

T20 is one of the most popular formats of the sport worldwide. Most test-playing countries have their tournaments. It’s the Vitality Blast in the UK, the Big Bash in Australia, the Indian Premier League, the Lanka League, the Caribbean Premier League, the Super League in South Africa and so on.

In the UK, there is a County Championship which are matches spread over two innings per side, lasting up to four days. Teams are split into two divisions with promotion and relegation. There is also the One-Day Cup, a 50-over per side match that replaced the old 40-over one-day competition. 

Exploring Different Bet Types in Cricket

There is a wide array of different markets that punters can enjoy on cricket these days. The great thing is that they range from the simple such as the match betting (who will win the game), to the more obscure, like a handicap bet on which side will have the highest opening partnership. 

Choosing the right one for you will depend on your experience of watching the sport. Before delving into the more niche markets, it is better to start simple, learn the players and the teams, and understand the stats and what an average score (individual and team) is.

A market like top batter is another excellent starting point. Each player will have their average score on any stats site, so use that to go along with their performance in the past few games to find the players who are hitting form at the right time rather than those still on an inflated average from excellent performances months back.

Cricket bets can range from those which will be over in a few seconds to those that will last hours. If you want a longer bet in a match, then team total runs could be the way to go – sit back and see how the 20, 40 or 50 overs unfold. Those looking for a quicker bet can find ball-by-ball betting in play, though be warned that these markets move very fast, as we will discuss below. 

Overall, it is down to the punter to find the right bet type to suit their interest in the sport. There are so many to choose from that it is impossible not to find something that will suit you. Whether that is how the next batter will be dismissed or a futures bet on a team for a competition that is still months away, it’s all out there, just waiting for you to explore. 

The Thrill of Real-Time Cricket Betting

The addition of in-play betting to all sports has changed the betting landscape. It goes by many names, depending on the bookmaker, but it’s betting on an event that has already started. 

Odds fluctuate depending on what is happening, which makes for a fast and exciting way to bet, especially on cricket – that is what makes it so popular with punters. Before a game, you can only go on the form of the two sides, but once the game is underway, you can better see the ebb and flow and predict what will happen next.

If you have an excellent knowledge of any sport, one of the biggest advantages of in-play betting is trying to beat others to a price when your gut instinct makes you think that a wicket is coming or a huge scoring over. Prices tend to overreact to something happening, so if a wicket falls, the price of the team batting will be available at a higher price than perhaps they should be.

There are disadvantages to betting in play as well. Firstly, everyone is watching the same game as you, so you have to be very sharp to spot something first before the price starts to disappear. The betting is so volatile on these matches that it is often challenging to get on at the price you have seen before another ball is bowled and the prices move. It can force questionable decisions when things are not going well, so please gamble responsibly and only with what you can afford to lose.

Mobile Cricket Betting: The Game Changer

Having the power of a bookmaker on your mobile phone in recent years has seen another shift in how bookmakers create their sites. With so many customers using mobile betting apps, bookmakers have had to ensure they are as good as their websites.

Having the live stream of a match to watch on your phone is a massive plus which is why Bet365 are often the go-to bookmaker for those who like in-play betting. Their app is quick and provides all you need at the touch of a button.

Another bookmaker who has an excellent app for cricket betting is Betway. This is because of their live-streaming offering – it is a massive advantage for punters. They also have many bonuses, which always makes betting with them worthwhile.

One more to get an honourable mention for their mobile offering is Ladbrokes. They have several live streams available on the big games on an app that is very clean and neat, which makes navigation easy.

Getting Started with Cricket Betting: Registering & Depositing

If this guide has given you the appetite to join the 12 bookies above and start cricket betting, then let us help you by giving you a quick step-by-step guide on how to make a start.

  • Choose which bookie you want to use and find their sign-up page
  • Fill in the form to create an account. 
  • Send in any KYC (know your customer) documentation they may request. This is usually a photo ID like a driving licence or passport and a proof of address like a utility bill. These are to prove you are over 18 and are not excluded with Gamstop.
  • Make your first deposit. A debit card is typically best for this for the first one, but there are others you can use, which we will discuss below. 
  • Enjoy all the cricket betting that the site has to offer you!

As we mentioned, there are several ways that you can deposit. 

  • Debit Card – The easiest and quickest way to deposit into an account. Most of us have a debit card. 
  • E-Wallets – PayPal, Skrill, Neteller and the likes are easy and safe to deposit and withdraw money. Some bookmakers won’t allow you to take a welcome offer using these deposit methods, so be careful.
  • Online-only banking – Revolut, Starling and Monzo are good, but some bookies won’t accept them, so check if they are valid.  
  • Apple/Android Pay – These are easy to do on your mobile. The big issue with them is that you can’t withdraw back to them, only pay in.
  • Bank Transfer – A safe way to make deposits, but it’s very slow going into your account and even slower coming back. 
  • Prepaid card (Paysafecard) – Easy to deposit and withdraw, but there are restrictions on amounts per transaction. 

There are many ways to get involved in cricket betting, and we hope this has given you the confidence to try it, but please make sure you do so responsibly.