Cricket remains one of the most popular sports in the UK & the Indian Subcontinent, and many other countries as well, and this means that it is also one of the most popular ones to put bets on – with people betting on both individual matches and the outcomes of tournaments. One of the major upcoming cricket matches this summer is the India’s Tour of South Africa and especially the 2 test match series between India and South Africa, which is scheduled to start from the 18th of December 2013. So for those interested in cricket betting, which of these two sides is the favorite for this test series, and should this influence your gambling decision?
At the moment it is South Africa who are rated the favorites by the bookmakers for this test series – as they have been given pre-match odds of 5/6 at most of the sports betting sites (although the actual best odds available on them are 9/10), compared with 7/2 on India to win, and 9/4 for a draw. South Africa are also the clear favorite to win the test series outright, but it should be noted that the odds for Team India do not make them a rank outsider bet to win the first Test – and although South Africa to win at 9/10 is the most popular bet, there is also plenty of betting interest in Team India at 7/2. If you find it a bit too close to call at the moment, you can always hedge your bets by hitting the casino sites for a go at The Umpire Strikes Back game instead.
As you will no doubt gather from the name this is a slots game which uses cricket as its theme and can be found at http://www.gamingclub.com/au – although you may be surprised to find that Star Wars doesn’t feature at all! It uses the three reel format of the traditional pub style slot machine, but the sports theme is very modern. The backdrop features players, cricket balls and the titular umpire, while the reels mix classic slot machine fruit designs with cricket themed ones like pads and helmets. There is no wild symbol, but getting three of the cricket ball ones on your reel will kick start the cricketing bonus game, and if you throw a jackpot of $10,000 into the mix it is not hard to see why this game has been bowling over cricket fans everywhere.