Cricket is the national summer sport of New Zealand, and is very popular amongst fans and punters alike. The New Zealand Cricket team is one of 10 teams that participate in Test Match cricket which is considered the sport’s highest form. As cricket is such an intricate game with matches that can last anywhere from 1 to 5 days, the sport provides fantastic opportunities for betting, and cricket betting is one of the most popular betting markets in New Zealand.

As a novice Kiwi punter, finding the best online bookmaker can be challenging as there are so many to choose from, but with a few guidelines, you’ll be up and running with cricket betting in no time.

The Best of Cricket Betting

Cricket has been played since the time of the Tudors and over the hundreds of year since then, the game has developed into a sport of many complexities. Fortunately for our Kiwi punters, these many complexities equate to a wide variety of cricket betting opportunities and wagers can be placed on almost every aspect of the game.

Wagers can be placed on single matches, series’ and championships, and with test matches lasting up to 5 days there are plenty of opportunities to be successful. Wagers can also be placed on individual team members, such as a wager on how many runs a batsman will score throughout a match or on the team as a whole, such as a wager on which team will be crowned the victor.

Selecting the Right Online Bookmaker

There are over 600 TAB outlets across New Zealand, however; punters will find that there is only one authorized online bookmaker in the country which can be a bit limiting in the options for cricket betting. Many Kiwi punters have started taking advantage of the numerous offshore online bookmakers that accept wagers from NZ, and have been reaping the rewards. Fortunately for punters in NZ, there are no fines or penalties for placing wagers with offshore bookmakers, so you don’t have to worry about sharing your winnings.

When selecting the most suitable online bookmaker for cricket betting, punters should take a look at the range of deposit and withdrawal options to ensure that there is something that suits them. Most cricket betting sites will offer sign up bonuses and rewards, but be sure to read the terms and conditions before accepting to make sure there aren’t any catches.

Don’t underestimate the power of good customer service when looking for a suitable bookmaker. If you run into any trouble you will want a quick resolution and the best online bookmakers will offer a live 24/7 chat service.

Maximising Wins with Cricket Betting

When it comes to cricket betting, there is nothing stopping punters in New Zealand from signing up to multiple online bookmakers and therefore maximising their betting potential. As most online bookmakers offer sign up bonuses where they will match the first deposit up to a certain limit, punters can effectively sign up with more than one bookmaker and receive any number of bonuses. These will most certainly increase betting power as the first deposits will be doubled, which means punters may feel emboldened to place riskier bets which will are always more rewarding on pay out.