According to my Indibet review, it is certainly an intriguing new betting site with many USPs to list. However, when compared to the best sites it has many drawbacks that pull it down. Overall, this site is ok though!
In this Indibet review for 2021, you will find out what makes this new site for online betting in India worth a try for experienced bettors. From local payment methods to dedicated ‘Cricketbook’, an average online casino, betting exchange, and a swift customer support team, Indibet just about makes the cut to join the list of top sports betting sites in India.
Is Indibet safe?
Yes, Indibet is safe and trustworthy. The site holds a Curacao Gambling License and Indian players can join them just like any other betting site. From a legal point of view, it is safe to bet at Indibet since the current legal landscape in India does not talk about online gambling or online betting.
Lastly, Indibet is also the proud sponsor of the CPL team Saint Lucia Kings – which also happens to be owned by the same owners as that of the IPL side Punjab Kings. Do I need any more validation on whether Indibet is safe and secure?
NOTE: Entering your email is optional, but you must enter your phone number.
Tap “Get Code”
Check your SMS for a code
Enter the code in the sign-up process
You’re ready to play!
Indibet Mobile Verification Concerns
One thing that really caught my eye during this Indibet review was the mobile verification aspect. You see, when I entered my mobile number to get the verification code, it came from my network provider (Airtel) and not from Indibet.
As you may know, Airtel and other network providers in India would send you the code only when you are using their dedicated services – broadband, tv, payment network, et cetera.
The fact that I got the code from Airtel was a bit concerning.
To this end, I reached out to Indibet’s customer service and they assured me that the company works with “all the mobile companies and have the same verification system.” So whether you’re an Airtel user or Vodafone, Jio, or any other operator – chances are you will receive your code directly from them.
Indibet Review of withdrawals
Indibet has done well to realise how much we Indians value local payment options such as PhonePe, BHIM, Paytm, et cetera. However, as you will see below, the selection of payment methods available for withdrawing is just awful.
As things stand, you can withdraw your winnings from Indibet only via bank transfer. This means you will have to enter your account number, IFSC code, bank name, your name, and other relevant details to transfer the betting profits into your account.
Oh, and before I forget, you will also have to fulfil your KYC obligations to initiate the withdrawal.
Indibet Account Verification
If you have explored numerous sports betting sites, then you know how important (and mandatory) account verification is. I am happy to see Indibet follow the industry practices and prompt the identity verification sequence before we could initiate a withdrawal.
You can verify your identity at Indibet by furnishing details from any of the three documents:
PAN Card (PAN number)
Driver’s License (Driving License Number, Date of Birth)
Aadhaar Card (Front Image, Back Image, your Indibet username)
In the first two cases, you can upload the details directly from your account but in the last one, you will need to reach out to Indibet’s support team at [email protected] and mail them the information. The entire KYC obligations and process may take up to 72 hours to be completed.
Tap on the ‘Deposit’ icon
Select a deposit method
Enter the amount in the field provided
Tap ‘To Payment’
Enter your UPI ID/Net Banking Details
Tap ‘Make Payment’
Approve the transaction by entering further details
The funds should reflect in your account instantly!
Before you can withdraw, you will have to verify your account by fulfilling your KYC obligations.
At the moment I did this Indeibet review, there is only one way to withdraw your winnings from Indibet and that is via bank transfer. To withdraw the funds, tap on ‘Withdraw’ and enter your bank account details: Account number, IFSC Code, Account holder name, Bank name, and Branch.
Post that, enter your Indibet login credentials to submit your withdrawal request.
Indibet Withdrawal Time
It takes 3 days to withdraw winnings from Indibet. While this is certainly very good for a bank transfer (it usually takes up to 5 working days), it is still rather unusual that it is the only way to withdraw at Indibet…
While creating this Indibet review, it’s clear that they know how to welcome new customers and their bonus sections is a strong testimony of that. Whether you are a fan of sports betting or online casinos, you will find their wide array of welcome bonuses suited to your liking.
And here’s the kicker – unlike other online betting sites like 10CRIC or Betway where you can opt for only one type of bonus, you will get both bonuses at Indibet – Sportsbook and Casino.
The moment you create an account at Indibet, the site will credit your betting account with Rs.100. 50 is for the sports betting section while the remaining is for their online casino. And the best part – you don’t have to enter any promo code or make a deposit – this is just Indibet being generous with you and offering you a unique opportunity to freely explore their betting platform.
Let’s take a look in detail.
Indibet Sports bonus
Indibet offers a 200% 1st deposit match bonus for new customers, capped at ₹10,000. That is, if you make a first deposit of ₹5,000, Indibet will credit your betting account with ₹10,000.
And this is where it gets interesting – this 200% bonus will be split evenly as 100% for cricket and 100% for casino. Yes, you read that right. In our above example, the ₹10,000 bonus will be split evenly as Rs.5,000 for Cricketbook and the remaining ₹5,000 for their online casino.
Minimum deposit: ₹100
Time to bet: 30 days
Minimum odds: 1.8
Wagering requirements: 20x
Players can bet only on their cricketbook/cricket betting section (and virtual cricket if applicable) to fulfil the wagering requirements. Also, bets placed on Sports Exchange do not contribute to turnover requirements
If you have opted for a sports bonus or, in this case, a cricket bonus, you will also get a casino bonus amount (100% match deposit) credited into your casino wallet at Indibet.
The wagering requirement here is that players must turnover their combined deposit and bonus 50 times (50x) at Indibet Casino. Slots, table games, and roulette & blackjack contribute differently to the turnover requirements.
Loyalty programmes & promotions
While I did not find any dedicated loyalty programmes when doing this Indibet review (check our Casumo review if you are interested in exploring one), they do have a variety of promotions that are updated frequently.
Since online cricket betting is a huge part of Indibet’s ecosystem, you will find plenty of promotions around popular cricket leagues like the Indian Premier League, the Caribbean Premier League and many more. Combined with our cricket betting tips, you will be in a comfortable position to maximise your profits.
Similarly, you will find timely promotions in their online casino too around popular games like Teen Patti, Slots, Roulette, Andar Bahar, etc.
Indibet Review of Mobile Version
As things stand, Indibet has not got a dedicated mobile betting app for Android or iOS users. That said, it should not be that big of a problem since the website is quite all right for use on mobile browsers.
All features that you would find in the regular desktop version of Indibet can just as easily be accessed from your smartphone – all you need is a powerful internet connection!
However, I did find that the design of the footer was very crowded on mobile. The chat bubble covers the “Sign Up” button! It took me a few taps before I was able to hit Sign Up. I was also not a big fan of the Promotions banner taking up space at the top of the screen. Everything else worked very well though!
Indibet Review of Sports Betting
If you are purely a fan of cricket betting, then you will be pretty happy with Indibet. But if you are someone who also likes to dabble in football or tennis, then you may be better off checking out other online sports betting sites in India.
Don’t get us wrong – Indibet does offer sports betting in other events too but there is certainly room for improvement in terms of markets and just design.
Minimum and maximum betting amount
The minimum and maximum betting amount at Indibet varies across the type of event/competition and the sport itself.
The interesting part is you will be able to see the betting limits right under your bet slip when you select the betting market of your choice. They will be labelled as ‘Min’ and ‘Max.’
For cricket betting, we found this to be in the range of Rs.100 to Rs.1,00,000 while for other sports like football and tennis, it started at Rs.66 and can go anywhere up to Rs.1,50,000 and more in some cases.
Indibet has done well to realise how much we Indians love cricket betting online – so much so that they have a dedicated section purely for this known as ‘Cricketbook.’
On Cricketbook, you will find pretty much any and every major sanctioned cricket tournament available to you for betting. Whether it is the Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League, Big Bash League, T20 World Cup, The Hundred, or any other international series, you will find it all and then some more.
Within cricket betting, you will find two options – Fancy and Fixed.
After reaching out to their customer support to understand the difference between the two, I found out that ‘Fixed’ mode is where the odds are fixed while in the ‘Fancy’ mode, the odds are ever-changing.
Coming to the depth of the markets themselves, that is something that Indibet can improve further. We have seen much better markets and odds on other sites like Betway and 10CRIC.
Additionally, their navigation could be a bit more user friendly and easier to understand – we wouldn’t be surprised if a new user finds it difficult to navigate their Cricketbook.
Having reviewed so many sites that offer online football betting in India over the last year or so, I can honestly say that Indibet has got its work cut out in this department.
While they do offer all major football events to Indian gamblers, the design and layout itself can be improved dramatically – right now, it seems quite complicated and difficult to browse through. Oh, you can also add a poor depth of markets to this list.
But keeping aside these factors, the biggest disappointment for me was the poor odds selection in certain markets. Honestly, they could do so much better. The odds are so bad. Want my advice? Bet elsewhere if you want to enjoy online entertainment for football! Head over to our Betway review to find a site with top odds for football.
I saw a similar set of problems in the tennis betting department as well.
While their odds on outright winner markets were fairly competitive, they simply did not have enough diversity in terms of other tennis betting markets – something which sites like Casumo and 22Bet have done well to capitalise on.
And then there is also the matter of navigation and design and just understanding the markets; for some reason, their tennis betting markets include words like Home, Away, and Goal?
We are sure it may be just a technical glitch but again, for someone new to tennis betting (or sports betting), this can be really confusing.
Indibet Live betting feature
For its few flaws, Indibet has certainly attempted to make up for it by offering live betting features to their players.
This is particularly impressive in their Cricketbook, where you can also see the live stream of major cricketing events on the site along with a scoreboard and event tracker. To put it differently, Indibet’s cricket platform is your one-stop-shop for all things cricket betting.
You can bet on the action as you go by analysing the data in real-time.
For other sports like football and tennis, we did not find the live streaming option – not surprising as it can be difficult to obtain the broadcasting rights. That said, the live betting feature is available and can be accessed by going to their Sportsbook section and tapping ‘Live.’
Indibet’s casino sections are split across three verticals – Live Casino, Teen Patti, and Slots. Once again, a commendable effort by them to match up to the other online casinos in India but in terms of games offered and navigation, they still have ways to go.
Live casino games
Within Indibet’s Live Casino games, I was very happy with the selection of table games available. The big hits from Evolution Gaming such as Dream Catcher, Lightning Roulette and Monopoly Live are easy to find from the lobby – which is always nice.
What I love more about the live casino at Indibet is the selection of local Indian games. You can play Teen Patti, Andar Bahar and the lesser-known Dragon Tiger too. Teen Patti even gets its own section on the website which is fantastic.
The live dealers are friendly and all game stats can be viewed in real-time on the screen. The minimum bet varies from game to game but from what we have seen, it starts at Rs.20 and can go up to Rs.100 and more.
Great job here Indibet! If you want to take a break from the sportsbook, then online gambling at the live casino is well worth your time.
First off: Indibet, where are the fan favourite games? I didn’t see any of the most popular slot games available to play at all! I even tried to search for them, but the design of the slots page is so bad that I gave up completely. Instead of the much-loved Book of Dead, you can play something called Book of Rest instead…no thanks!
So, what you get when you arrive at the slots game section is a lot of online slots from EvoPlay and no way to search for what you want to play. You can’t test the games from logged-out mode too, which I found very unusual.
This is not great, especially if you are playing on mobile. I am hoping that the Indibet site will see some improvements here in the future.
Indibet has a dedicated customer service team that is reachable 24/7. So, if you need to reach out to them, you will be able to do so anytime and through a few different methods.
You will also find the live chat icon at the bottom right side of the page. Just tap on it and enter your details (name and email ID) and you will be connected with their customer support executive promptly.
Under 24 hours
While Indibet has an impressive response time and compares well to the other established giants in the industry, I believe they can improve their services by being a bit more cordial.
Case in point, I reached out to their customer support team for a minor query while creating my Indibet review and before they could answer it, they had to confirm my last betting date and amount for ‘security purposes.’ That said, they did answer my queries professionally and certainly seemed knowledgeable on the subject. I reached out a second time to ask about the deposit methods and they ignored my question and tried to close the chat…
Also, I needed to provide my username, full name, phone number and email address every time I want to talk to customer support…WHY?! Oh, and make sure you remember the DATE you signed up at too – because they will ask you for that!
Indibet customer support has a lot of room for improvement.
During my Indibet review, I was happy to see that they have a dedicated section for responsible gambling. They have got the norms in place for measures like self-exclusion – something that can be accessed by reaching out to their customer support team.
That said, I did not find any measures along the lines of deposit limits, loss limits, and timeouts. So, all in all, it seems like a lazy attempt to meet the minimum requirements to be considered responsible.
Why Indibet is worthy of a chance
On the surface, Indibet may be a bit complicated to work with but everything aside, it is worth a try. Let’s find out why:
Dedicated cricket betting section in the form of ‘Cricketbook’
Has got a Betting Exchange – the first of its kind in India
Good odds on outright winner markets
Prompt customer support team
Diverse selection in handicap betting markets
So, there you have it – Indibet is an ok site. There are many more betting sites out there that you can spend your hard-earned money at.
Yes. Indibet is safe and legal to play at in India as it is licensed by Curacao.
Yes, Indibet caters to Indian audiences and accepts Indian rupees. In fact, they only accept Indian players!
Withdrawals at Indibet are slower than normal. A withdrawal can take 1-3 working days and is only available with Bank Transfer.
₹100 to ₹500 depending on the deposit option you choose.