The Indian Premier League that’s commonly referred to as IPL has attracted a significant number of fans since its inauguration in 2008. Running between March and May every year, it attracts up to 400 million Indians who watch the matches on their televisions.
For gamblers, the IPL provides an opportunity to make extra money. However, because betting is illegal in India, Indian bettors may have a challenge depositing cash into their betting sites. If you fall in that category, worry not because, by the end of this article, you’ll know how to deposit money into your betting account using an Astropay card.
Here are the steps that you can follow to deposit money using an Astropay card.
1. Purchase an Astropay card
With many Astropay betting sites in India, there’s a need for you to buy this card. You can easily buy it through the official Astropay website using a variety of payment methods, including JioMoney, PhonePe, Freecharge, and Google Pay. Once you do that, select the value of the card that you intend to buy. Astropay cards are sold for as little as 70 rupees. After selecting the card amount, click the “checkout” button.
Your next step will be to create an account. The website will require you to type in your email address and password. To confirm your identity, Astropay will send an email to your address. Confirming your email address will take you to the checkout page, where you’ll be asked to pay for your card using the payment methods. After payment, Astropay will send you your card details.
2. Make a deposit
With your Astropay card, it’s now easy to deposit money into your betting account. But to do this, you need to join a betting site that accepts deposits from Astropay. Examples of such sites include Betway, Bet365, 1Xbet, Betwinner, 22 Bet, and Royal Panda.
Once you’re on one of those sites, navigate the page to a button labeled “Payments” or “Deposits.” From the menu, select the “Astropay Card” option. Type your card details and select the amount you want to deposit. Then, confirm the payment, and the money will be transferred to your betting account.
3. Claim your welcome bonus
After depositing money into your betting account, you’re eligible for a welcome bonus. These bonuses vary from site to site. However, the lowest is double the amount you’ve deposited. That means that if you deposit 5,000 rupees, the site will add you an additional 5,000 rupees as a bonus.
It would, however, help if you read the bonus rules before making a deposit. That’s because some sites may require you to deposit a minimum amount, for example, 10,000 rupees to get a bonus. If you deposit a lesser amount, you’ll not receive the welcome bonus.
4. Place your bet
After depositing money on your site, you’re only left with one option: betting. You should choose a site that meets your personal preferences. When placing your bet, however, you need to remember that it’s not a guarantee that you’ll win.
So, just picking up markets and odds at random may not work for you. You want to get down and do some research on the IPL teams and players before you consider placing your bet. That way, you’ll increase your chances of winning and benefiting from betting.
Though the Indian government has said that betting is illegal, you can still make money gambling. That can be done through Astropay in four simple steps; buy the card, make a deposit, claim your bonus, and start betting. However, it would be best if you bet responsibly because gambling is addictive.