Indians enjoy betting on sports. Although illegal, the betting industry in India is estimated to be worth billions of dollars. And almost all of that money is wagered with illegal bookies, who often operate with links to the mafia. But now, thanks to the easy access to online betting sites, many punters are moving towards this much safer and well regulated option.
Sportsbooks like betway, bet365 and 10cric are some of the top betting sites in India, which are hosted in foreign countries but readily accept Indian players. In addition to being safe, such sites also offer other benefits like promotions and bonuses, which often help players win some additional bets, without actually wagering their own money. Let’s have a look at some such offers on various online sportsbooks.
Fun88 is a sportsbook licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, and is in operation since more than a decade. While most sportsbooks have free bets that are linked to deposits or regular wagering, Fun88 gives it’s new players a bonus of ₹100 just for verifying their e-mail ID. A player just needs to create an account, provide their e-mail ID, and enter the verification code received on that ID, and ₹100 will be credited to their gaming account, which can be used to place wagers on sports or markets of their choice.
The bonus amount should be wagered at least 3x times within 15 days for the winnings to become eligible for withdrawals.
Alternately, you can also get a ₹100 free bet once you sign up and make a minimum deposit of ₹500. The total amount, including the deposit and the bonus, must be rolled over at least once within 30 days of receipt of bonus before it becomes eligible for withdrawal.
Unibet is a Scandinavian online sportsbook, which started online services more than two decades ago, in 1999. The site is hosted in Malta, and is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority .
As a part of it’s promotional offers, Unibet runs a `Refer a Friend´ bonus, where new users of Unibet can invite up to 3 friends to join Unibet. If the invited friends do join the site using your referral link, and meet certain deposit and wagering requirements, you will receive €50 or equivalent of free bonus money per friend, with a maximum of €150 if all three friends meet the deposit and wagering requirements.
This free bonus money can be used to place bets on sports and betting markets of your choice. Once the bonus amount has been wagered 10x times, it becomes eligible for withdrawal.
Betway is one of the most popular sportsbooks in the world, and licenced by multiple regulators like the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.
The site regularly comes up with promotions, and the most popular among them are free bets, which can be earned in different ways.
If players bet at least ₹500 in a week on doubles or higher for any sport, they will get a free bet worth ₹500 in the following week, to be wagered on games of their choice.
With another promotion called the `Run It Up´ offer, if a player wagers at least ₹500 in the pre-match market on selected cricket matches, they can get a free bet equal to the total number of runs scored during the match.
Football fans too can get a free bet worth ₹250, if they bet a minimum of ₹250 on certain selected football games.
Although the free bet amounts may seem small, it is essentially free money that can help you yield good returns should you use it wisely.
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