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Cricket Betting | Overview of the smartphone market in India
At present there are an estimated 300
million mobile users in India which places it second only to China (850
million). This makes it convenient for a cricket fan to engage in cricket
betting without having to log onto their desktop or laptop. But what are the
main factors that have contributed to smartphone penetration in India?
The increase in mobile use and
ownership is mainly down to its affordability. Gone are the days when
smartphones were in the hands of the rich and elite and when Nokia was the only
player supplying phones to users in India.
Over the course of few years, India
has seen several manufacturers enter the market including Xiaomi and Oppo which
provide smartphones at a competitive price. This makes it easier for the common
man to access several apps such that were previously unattainable.
How Can I Take Part in Mobile Betting?
Amongst apps such as Google Maps and Tik Tok, the users can now also access several cricket betting apps which once again makes it easier for them to place bets. More and more people are turning towards mobile betting as a more convenient way to wager than via their bulky computers.
Today you can place bets on your favourite cricket matches in one or two ways. You can access the cricket betting site using your mobile browser. All that is required in this case is to place the correct address and to have a fairly decent internet connection. More and more cricket betting sites have realised the importance of having mobile optimised versions of their site and some such as LeoVegas proudly use it as their slogan (King of Mobile)
You can also access the cricket
betting site via an application (app) which can be present on either iOS or
Android or both. Once again improvements in technology have made it possible
for you to have several betting apps on your smartphone. This way you never
have to compromise and can access the various betting apps to determine which
one is offering the best rates.
Once again all of this achieved in a
matter of seconds and does not require you to be near a computer. With cricket
matches such as the IPL occurring at a fast paced, you might not always be near
a computer but you are most likely to have your smartphone in your pocket.
Mobile betting apps make it easy for you to place a bet at any time and from
Cricket betting sites also ensure that
all the markets that would be available to a desktop user and carefully
transferred over to the mobile site and mobile app as well. You will be able to
place a bet on markets such as man of the match, man of the series, highest
wicket taker, method of dismissal and so on and so forth.
With a few taps on your smartphone,
the bet slip is populated and the bet is placed. All you have to do is wait and
hope that your cricket knowledge does not let you down and that the outcome you
have placed a bet on actually comes true.
How Does Mobile Betting Work?
It is very easy to download the latest
cricket betting app. Most reputable operators such as Betway and LeoVegas have
apps that can be found on the Apple store. Google at present does not allow for
gambling apps to be downloaded. However, bookmakers have found a way around
this by getting the customer to download the APK file.
Don’t let the name scare you, APK
stands for Android Package Kit. It is the package file format used by Google to
install and distribute their apps. These files come in handy when you are
unable to access the Google Play store or when some apps are restricted to
regions outside of your own. In this case, cricket betting apps are not allowed
on the Google Play store so the only way to access them is via an APK.
APK files from trusted betting sites
such as Royal Panda are perfectly safe and secure and will only take a few
minutes to download. Once the download is complete, you will need to follow the
instructions on how to install the app on your smartphone.
Once the app is fully installed and is
ready to use, tap on the icon and you will be presented with a mobile app of
your favourite cricket betting site. As is the case with every bookmaker, you
will be required to create an account which takes about 5 minutes. Once you
have created the account head over to the cricket section, select your desired
match and then you are off!
With the IPL 2020 just around the
corner, now is the perfect time to either install an app or to head over to the
mobile version of the bookmaker’s site. Given the increased competition between
the bookmakers, nearly all will be willing to tempt you with special offers
such as free bets. Take your time selecting the right bookmaker and once you
have made a decision head over to their deposit page to add funds.
Why are Cricket Betting Apps so Popular?
Cricket betting apps are popular due
to one main reason – convenience! We are living in the age of technology and
are inherently glued to our mobile screens. Losing the smartphone for even a
few seconds can cause panic attacks for some. As soon as we get a bit of
downtime, we immediately gravitate towards our smartphones to check the
weather, social media updates or the latest cricket scores.
With IPL 2020 just around the corner,
there is no doubt in our minds that more and more people will be glued to their
mobile phones in India. Whether that is to watch Rohit Sharma hit a six or to
place a bet on hotly anticipated clash between the Mumbai Indians and Chennai
Should I Be Worried When Using Cricket Betting Apps?
There is no reason to worry when using
mobile apps to bet on cricket. The apps come built in with rigorous security
systems in place. These ensure that your sensitive data such as credit card
numbers are never compromised.
Betting sites such as JeetWin, Bet365
all use the latest in 128-bit SSL encryption. These brands recognise the
importance of keeping data secure and frequently update their apps to stay in
line with the latest technology.
Despite this, we would always encourage you to only create player accounts on cricket betting sites that you find on cricketbettingpro.com. Each bookmaker that you find on the list undergoes rigorous testing from our team. We highlight not only the positives but also any shortcomings that these sites might have.
We will never compromise on safety and security and will never list a site that we feel can harm you in any way. At the end of the day, cricket betting should be an enjoyable experience and not one where you have to consistently stress about data security.
Is Live Betting Supported by Cricket Apps?
With the advent of T10 and T20 matches,
the pace of the game has gone up considerably. The action is more frantic with
odds of a T20 match changing more quickly than in an ODI (one day
international) or test match. In order to keep up with the pace of t20 matches,
you need to have easy access to the bookmaker. You should not have to run to
your computer every time there is a slight change in the odds.
This is where betting apps are so useful. All betting apps support live cricket betting allow you to place live bets from anywhere and at any time. The odds on the mobile site or mobile app are continually being updated so you have all the information required to place sensible bets.
It does not matter whether a match is taking place in India or a foreign country, you will always have access to the latest odds allowing to place bets on a variety of betting markets.
Can I Use the Betting App to Access Online Casino?
Most betting sites operate an online
casino as well. Examples of betting sites that have done a good job in terms of
managing both products include Betway, Royal Panda and LeoVegas. My visiting
their mobile site you will have the option of either playing their casino or
sports product. You can switch between the two in a matter of few taps.
The best bit is that one player
account will allow you to play multiple products. There is no need to create
one for casino and the other for sports. You will be able to access casino
games such as blackjack, poker, roulette and more using the same account.
Over the years, a new type of game has
made its way to casinos called ‘live casino’. As the name suggests, a live
casino game allows you to interact with a real dealer replicating the feeling
of playing at a land based casino.
In conclusion, cricket betting apps
are here to stay and provide players with a more convenient way to place their
bets. With IPL 2020 approaching, we would advise that you download or visit the
mobile versions of the bookmakers on our site. Once the IPL has come to a
close, you can always head over to their casino section to try your luck at
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