If Royal Panda Sportsbook were a cricketer, they’d be a sort of Paul Collingwood or to use a more modern-day example, Marcus Stoinis. Maybe not the most pleasing on the eye, maybe not the one doing anything innovative with their product in terms of re-inventing the wheel. But effective in their own way.
But just like not every cricketer can be Sachin Tendulkar or Dale Steyn when it comes to effortless style and panache, so not every cricket Sportsbook can be the Betfair Sportsbook, all lovely colours and 100s of betting markets.
And so we have a cricket sportsbook that offers you a simple, easy-to-use product that gives you everything you need, especially if you prefer playing the simpler and more popular markets.
Not a betting company to use in isolation perhaps but certainly one to use as part of a portfolio of cricket betting operators.
Cricket Welcome Bonus
Let’s talk welcome bonus. To get your free bet, you just need to have made a deposit of at least £20 when signing up and have wagered at least £20. You can place several bets totalling £20 instead of just one. They can be accas as well as singles.
For Indian customers, it all works in exactly the same way except you get a free bet for 2000 INR.
Once you’ve wagered that amount, remembering that the bets must be placed at odds of at least 2.0, you’re ready to claim your free bet. The free bet, unlike the qualifying bet, must be placed as just one bet and again, has to be at odds of at least 2.0.
Just remember to avoid using Neteller, Skrill or Paysafecard when making that first deposit. If you do, you won’t be able to claim your free bet. A mild case of discrimination against certain payment methods? Yes, maybe but there are plenty of other methods available. Check the section on deposit methods.
As it happens, neither your qualifying bets nor your free bets need to be specifically be placed on cricket. They can be on any sport but you might as well go for cricket, right?
Free bet Checklist.
- Deposit and wager at least £20 on Royal Panda sportsbook across one or several bets at odds of at least 2.0.
- Make sure you don’t use Neteller, Skrill or Paysafecard when making your deposit.
- Place your £20 free bet as one single bet (no accas) at odds of at least 2.0.
Cricket Betting Events Covered
All the main matches from around the world are covered. That means all internationals of any note (including women’s cricket) such as all matches from the Cricket World Cup, plus all the major domestic matches including games from the IPL, the Big Bash and the Pakistan Premier League.
However, you won’t find quite the same range of matches as you would at a few other Sportsbooks. For example, you can’t bet on domestic matches from South Africa.
But if it’s the more high-profile games you enjoy betting on, you’ll find them all at Royal Panda.
Cricket Betting Markets
On any given match, irrespective of format, Royal Panda will typically offer about 10 pre-match markets. Obviously, there’s the all-important match winner but you’ll also find these.
- Top Batsman.
- Top Bowler.
- Team of Top Batsman.
- Highest Opening Partnership.
You’ll have noticed that they have that old favourite of the Betting Maestro that is the man-of-the-match market. Remember that one of the golden rules of the Betting Maestro is to always get best price. Another is to have accounts with different betting companies to ensure…you get best price.
If there’s a player you fancy for man-of-the-match always check the Royal Panda price on him because it may be a couple of points bigger. Same goes for top batsman and top bowler, of course.
Given there aren’t many sportsbooks who are open to Indian customers who offer special markets like man-of-the-match and top batsman, it’s worth taking note that Royal Panda do.
Competitive. There will be times when they go a bit higher than the rest on a particular outcome and others where they’re a bit shorter but these things obviously balance themselves out. Without wanting to sound like a broken record, use Royal Panda as and when they’re bigger than the others you have an account with.
Live Betting and Live Streaming markets
The vast majority of the matches they offer pre-match will also be available as live betting, or -in-play if you prefer.
That said, the number of live betting markets can be a bit limited with just the major ones having updated odds.
As is often the case, Betting Maestro has done the work so that you don’t have to. So you don’t have to go trawling round the Royal Panda site in search of which payment methods you can use there because we’ve just done it for you.
Below you can find all the major payment methods you can use at Royal Panda, including how long they take to be processed.
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All Royal Panda Products: Sportsbook, Casino, Live Casino.
Royal Panda Sportsbook date of Launch: 2014.
Licenses: UK, Malta.
Platforms: PC, Mobile, Tablet.
Mobile App: Android, iPhone, Windows phone.
Euros, British pounds sterling, Brazilian reals, Czech Republic korunas, Indian rupees, Mexican pesos, New Zealand dollars, Polish zlotys, US dollars
Cricket Betting on Royal Panda Sportsbook – Betting Maestro’s final thoughts
If you were only ever going too have one sportsbook account for all your cricket betting, you probably wouldn’t have it with this one. You could do better at Unibet or Betfair.
That said, Royal Panda accepts customers from India, who are also entitled to a decent welcome bonus. So if you’re from India (or say, New Zealand), you’ll have a good, reliable, honest Operator where you can place your bets at competitive odds.
All in all, it’s a good Sportsbook offering a basic but more than acceptable cricket product to its customers. As mentioned already, the Betting Maestro recommendation is to use it alongside other sportsbooks in order to make sure you get the best possible odds depending on what you want to bet on.
Overall Score: 4/5
What the betting on a cricket match looks like on Royal Panda.