Our aim here at Football Gambler is to give you the best advice for betting on football as possible, but we also do like to occasionally take a look at other sports and betting, and today we are looking at the exciting Kabaddi betting market in India.
For those not in the know, Kabaddi is a popular team contact sport from the continent of Asia.
India is the traditional stronghold, from both a playing point of view, and also from a Kabaddi betting perspective.
The sport has grown in popularity over recent years though. It is now massive in Bangladesh, growing fast in Pakistan, and is even getting a following in Europe.
Betting on Kabaddi in India
All this pales into insignificance when you look at just how big Kabaddi, and Kabaddi betting is in India. The sport is now one of the most popular, alongside cricket, football, and hockey.
Granted, Kabaddi is some way behind cricket in India, but show me a sport which isn’t?
The sport of Kabaddi also gives Indian punters something else to bet on. Yes, over recent years, online gamblers in India could indulge in a bit of football betting on the English Premier League, or have a bet on the IPL cricket.
These days though, things are starting to change. While it is still illegal to walk into bookmakers in India and place a bet, it is possible to bet online.
Bookmakers these days are not only accepting customers from India, they are also accepting bets in Indian Rupees.
This means that the bookmakers want more markets that appeal to Indians, and hence the Kabaddi betting market is going from strength to strength.
Mainstream bookies like bet365, Betway, and Dafabet all now regularly take bets on Kabaddi. It is a sport and betting market growing year on year.
What Is Kabaddi?
So more about Kabaddi the sport. Well it is a sport that focuses on fitness, that is for absolute sure.
Played by two teams of 7, the job of a Kabaddi player is to ‘tag’ as many opposition players as possible without getting caught. The player attempting the tag is known as a raider.
Every time the raider tags or tackles an opponent, he/she is taken out of the game. While every time the raider is stopped, the opposing team scores a point. And scoring points also allows a team to bring back their players who have been taken out of the game.
Best Kabaddi Betting Sites
As we alluded to earlier, where this is a popular sport, there is a bookmaker laying bets.
And Kabaddis is no different, with all the major bookmakers such as Betway and bet365 taking bets on the sport.
Other popular bookmakers offering markets on Kabaddi include Unibet, 10Cric, 22Bet and Royal Panda.
Popular Kabaddi Betting Markets
As Kabaddi is now a mainstream sport in India, there are a good few more betting markets than just betting on who will win the game.
Other popular Kabaddi betting markets include Top Raider, and Top Tackler. Like in most sports, the outright winner market is generally the most popular.
Pro Kabaddi League
The Pro Kabaddi League is a franchise competition played by 12 teams.
Covered by Star Sports, the professional league is based on the IPL cricket competition. The first event took place back in 2014, and was watched by millions.
As you can see from reading this article, Kabaddi is now a huge business. And it’s only going to get bigger.
If you are to place a bet on this sport, like with everything else in life, be careful, and make sure you know what you are doing before parting with any cash.