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Funding a Cricket Betting Account from Pakistan

When you want to bet online, you simply use one of several easy-to-use methods to fund your betting account. The most popular way to do this currently is with Skrill (formerly Moneybookers).  This is a service that is essentially like Paypal that lets you connect a bank account or credit card to your e-wallet Skrill account.  This lets you both deposit and withdraw funds instantly to and from your sportsbook account.  It also provides a layer of anonymity between your funding source and the ultimate destination for the use of your funds.  

In other words, your local Pakistan bank will only know that the funds are going to a Skrill account.  They won’t know where it goes after that.  Skrill is not only used for online sportsbooks, it is used widely as an online payment method for all manner of e-commerce sites.  You can read more about Skrill and other banking methods with regard to sportsbook transactions from Pakistan.


Why is online cricket betting preferable to betting with a local bookie?

First, online betting is more safe in every respect.  Ideally you want to deal with parties that respect you and your money.  There are no guarantees when dealing with your local bookmaker as they are unregulated and seen as operating illegal operations by the Pakistani government.  What if they take your bet, then get raided and shut down?  If you are owed money, that money is as good as gone.  Online sportsbooks essentially provide the same service, but those listed above are all regulated by legitimate gaming bodies to ensure customer fairness and your deposits and winnings will never be in jeopardy of such an unjustified loss.

Second, given the level of discretion and privacy they offer, it is far more likely that you will be able to bet online without legal consequences as compared to betting with a local bookie.  Third, more choice.  While local bookies generally focus on match results, the sportsbooks above make it easy to bet on some of the more fun aspects of cricket with numerous side bets for things like top batsman or method of first dismissal among many others.  

Plus online sportsbooks provide more than IPL betting and international cricket betting, with action on nearly every organized cricket event around the world throughout the year.  Fourth, you are able to bet live during the match and in some cases you can to settle your bets early to realize a profit or minimize your loss before the match has been completed.  These are often referred to as cashout early betting sites.

BetVictor is known widely in around the world for having some of the most competitive football odds. When it comes to cricket, they offer one of the widest selections of betting markets including outright or futures betting.  Read the BetVictor Pakistan cricket betting review.

The best online cricket betting sites for players in Pakistan

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Pinnacle Sports operates as a reduced-juice sportsbook.  This means they don’t spend money on marketing and the savings is passed back to bettors with consistently higher paying odds on major cricket matches. Read the Pinnacle Sports Pakistan cricket betting review.

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888Sport’s parent company has been online since 1997 and are listed on the LSE.  They have the most extensive array of banking methods and a wide array of betting wagering markets across all cricket competitions.  Read the 888Sport Pakistan cricket betting review

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William Hill is one of the oldest online sportsbooks, established in 1934 and currently traded on the London Stock Exchange.  William Hill covers all sports well, but especially cricket with coverage.  Read the William Hill Pakistan cricket betting review

If you live in Pakistan, and you are interested in cricket betting, you likely already know that this activity is illegal in your country.  While most non-Islamic countries all allow either a completely free betting market or some limited market where betting services are licensed and tax, Pakistan as a Muslim nation has outlawed the activity of gambling including betting on cricket matches.

Despite being an illegal activity within Pakistan, Alexa.com indicates that some of the the World’s most popular online sportsbook services rank as some of the most visited websites in Pakistan.  So despite being designated an illegal activity, the reality of the situation is that hundreds of thousands,if not millions of Pakistanis are wagering on their favourite sport - cricket.  For more information you may read about Pakistan cricket betting laws.  

Despite clearly being an officially illegal activity, betting on cricket is still widespread.  Interested cricket bettors and otherwise law-abiding Pakistanis will tell you that discretion is the key to betting on cricket.  Of course betting in general should only be viewed as entertainment and all bettors everywhere should only ever bet what they can afford to lose.  Below, I outline the best international online sportsbook services for Pakistanis that would like to bet on cricket.  To the right, I outline how I constructed this list.

How this list was constructed

It is as important for you to understand what this site is, as what it is not.  Many sportsbook review sites are developed to present you with the brands you likely know best and use mainly logos and banners.  Next to these logos and banners you will likely see a 4 to 5-star rating or a very high letter grade with no explanation or justification for this assessment.  

You may or may not realize that several of the world’s biggest brands have been omitted from the list.  Unlike other review sites, if a sportsbook is not actually good for you as a Pakistani cricket bettor, I’m not interested in trading on their brand simply because you know their name.  I want you to play with the sportsbooks that I truly believe to be best for the Pakistani cricket fans.

My list only includes sportsbooks that have satisfied the following criteria:

I’ve reviewed more than 30 of the World’s top sportsbook companies from the perspectives of dozens of different national markets including the Pakistani perspective.  When I’m not satisfied that any of these criteria  are sufficiently met, the sportsbook is not included in my list.  

I’m not interested in listing every sportsbook, telling you what is wrong with them, and then hope to trade on their brand and logo because you know their name. I’m here to show you the best companies with which you may bet on cricket from Pakistan.  My list is in alphabetical order with no preference.  They all provide an excellent experience, but have their differences.  Please read and enjoy responsibly.

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Betway serves over 2 million account holders world-wide and offer a beautiful interface with an excellent mobile platform.  Like most top betting sites, they also offer an early cash out feature.  Betway offers great cricket and football betting.  Long-time sponsor of West Ham United FC.

MarathonBet has been operating since 1997 and has recently exploded in popularity with growth sponsorships of top English, Scottish and Spanish football clubs.  They have moved to offer the most comprehensive football and cricket betting coverage with extremely high-paying odds.  

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