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Best Cricket Betting in Canada

Cricket in Canada is growing.  Although Canada was one of the first countries to participate in the sport and Cricket Canada was established in 1892, cricket’s place in the Canadian sports landscape has been fairly limited.  However, Canada has experienced a large influx of immigration from parts of the World where cricket is king like India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the West Indies.  

This has increased the number of people playing cricket recreationally in Canada and has raised the bar in terms of the level of elite cricket talent on Canada’s national team.  In addition, the appetite for consuming live broadcasts of the ICC World Cup and Indian Premier League has exploded with major television networks buying the Canadian broadcast rights.  Clearly, people in Canada are playing and watching cricket.  With this kind of interest, it only makes sense that Canadians are looking to bet on cricket as well - but where are the best places to do this?

Luckily, Canadians have a wealth of options for 100% completely legal online betting.  The  Canada betting sites listed below all offer betting directly in Canadian Dollars (so you avoid currency exchange fees) and offer Canadian-friendly banking options.  Each of the companies below are different, though all reputable.  Read each summary to see the strong points so you can select the betting partner that best suits your needs with regard to how you’ll play.  Perhaps you favour a particular banking option, or you want to bet on the smallest aspects of a cricket match (prop betting) and you want to have extensive cricket wagering options at your disposal.  You can of course click through to read the full review.

Unbiased Listings & Research

Sports betting review sites often try to list every service that they have researched.  Really, they are just trying to trade on a brand name, hoping you’ll recognize a name or logo and click through to start playing.  Not here.

If a sportsbook service doesn’t measure up to my standards they do not get into my list.  I examine each service with regard to their reputation, track record of fair practise, timely payouts, the number of banking methods offered, use of secure technology, use of advanced technology for mobile and live betting.  

Above all of this, I want to make sure the sportsbook pays proper attention to cricket as other sports tend get far more.  Cricket fans want to be able to logon and find that the next big match is on the board so they can place their bet.  Each listed site ensures that this is possible for their players.

About my list order

I don’t rank my listed sportsbooks in order of preference.  They are in no particular order.  I would be extremely comfortable registering and betting on cricket with any of these companies, but there are differences in their offerings.  

Read the brief summaries, browse by country, by currency and read the reviews to see what is right for you.  I also provide some helpful articles under the more resources header in the navigation bar to give you some direction if you’re not sure how to get started.  

Best online cricket betting sites for Canada

How to bank with regard to your sportsbook account in Canada?

People often have questions about how one goes about depositing money and withdrawing winnings from the sportsbook account.  This is an interesting topic, especially since Canada is a highly regulated jurisdiction regarding financial transactions.

As a result, some  extremely popular international funding methods used in concert with sportsbooks are no longer offered to people in Canada.  Names like Neteller and Skrill Moneybookers no longer allow Canadians to use their services for betting or online gaming purposes.  Paypal, while a very popular online payment method, it is also unfortunately unavailable to Canadians as a sportsbook funding method.  

Each of the companies listed above provide a number of e-wallet and pre-paid card solutions similar to Paypal where you may link a credit card or bank account to your e-wallet account or prepaid credit card.  There are also gift-card-like solutions where you may go to local retailer, purchase a voucher and then redeem the code found on the voucher at the sportsbook.  This works just like an iTunes gift-card.  I developed a page where I explain all banking methods and the reviews of each sportsbook above list all the accepted methods.   All sportsbooks accept credit cards, but in Canada, transactions with any betting or gaming service are treated as cash advances which makes your transaction open to interest charges.  So I would advise registering for one of the other methods after you get started.

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MarathonBet has been operating since 1997 and has recently exploded in popularity with growth sponsorships of top English, Scottish and Spanish football clubs.  Their cricket betting is unsurpassed in odds pricing & available markets. Advancebets are a unique feature that open the value of your unsettled bets toward new bets.  Read MarathonBet Cricket Review.

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Bodog is one of the pioneers in Canada’s sports betting market, established in 1994 and only for Canadians.  They offer a massive array of cricket betting options on more than just match results with a big focus on player and team props. In addition, Bodog is the only sportsbook to accept the popular Interac Email Transfer as a banking method.   Read the Bodog cricket review

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William Hill is a pioneer in the sportsbook business, established in 1934.  Listed on the London Stock Exchange, they are a prime example of a trustworthy and rock solid company.  William Hill offers possibly the largest array of cricket betting options and numerous banking options.  Read the William Hill cricket review

Sports Interaction, established in 1997, is the only sportsbook company that is both located and regulated in Canada.  If you like the idea of sticking with the purely Canadian option and only want to bet on the match results or futures betting for the IPL or major International competitions, Sports Interaction is a great choice.  Read the Sports Interaction cricket review

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