Cricket Betting Odds
22Bet’s very brave in that it claims if it doesn’t have a market for a sport or event on its site, then it doesn’t exist. So often we find that we want to place a bet on an event and a bookmaker doesn’t cover it, which can be frustrating.
This makes them a go-to bookmaker for cricket betting in India, which is easily located on the front page’s carousel. Being cricket fans, we obviously like to see it promoted more heavily, though. However, it only took us a few seconds to navigate to the cricket options.
The interface takes a little getting used to, with a lot of information on the screen at any one time. Despite that, this didn’t stop us from finding the match we were interested in — India vs. South Africa in an upcoming Test Match. Although the match odds were available on the cricket page, we found it easier to click into the match to navigate the markets more easily.
Within a matter of 10 seconds, we had our bet in the slip and ready to be accepted. There’s a handy one-click option for the betting slip; if you switch this on, you simply click on the bet you want to place and confirm from the pop-up.
Of note is that neither William Hill nor bet365 had the India vs. South Africa event available for betting, despite only being less than two weeks away. This is positive, backing up the statement about covering all events.
Odds Comparison With the Best
Here comes the real test of 22Bet’s claims to provide the guaranteed best odds in the market. We’re not sure how regularly the bookie updates its prices, but its staff does price up over 1,000 events. We watched to see if odds moved in conjunction with other bookmakers, and they did seem to be a bit slow.
However, we did a comparison for a Pakistan v Sri Lanka ODI, and they had exactly the same bhav for the Match Odds and Handicap markets. This is a good sign since we’re sometimes concerned by the slow pace of odds being updated and remaining competitive.
22Bet largely matched bet365 exactly, although the latter had more markets available at the time of writing.
What Multiple Bets Are Available?
Since the welcome bonus requires us to use at least a treble to claim the bonus amount, we decided to test out bets with multiple legs to see how easy they were to place.
The first thing we noticed is that there’s “Accumulators of the Day” at the bottom of the sports page. This is a neat little feature by the bookie since it can be hard to decide on the legs sometimes. At any stage, there’s an acca (accumulator) suggested for in-play markets and one for pre-match. Since they’re suggested legs, there is a small boost on the combined odds of 10%, which is a nice touch.
Adding these to the bet slip was incredibly simple at the click of one button. You can then change your stake amount easily and see the potential winnings scale accordingly.
There’s also a drop-down menu for the type of bet you want to place.
The bet slip is a little bit clustered, with various colour schemes and different features, although this doesn’t take much getting used to. Take your time and double-check that all your selections are correct before placing your bet.