Using EntroPay to Bet Cricket Online from India
EntoPay stopped servicing Indian customers in September 2018. This article remains for archive purposes. For information on how to deposit and withdrawal in 2019, see our article on Sports Betting in India.
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The best banking method for Indians looking to bet India cricket online is an e-wallet such as NETELLER or Skrill. These offer Indian Rupee (INR) as an account currency. This is ideal when using betting sites that also support rupee. Unfortunately, as covered in great depth in my article on using Skrill from India, the set up process can involve hassles. It often takes a week to have a full functioning e-wallet account. EntroPay is an alternative to bet now on today’s cricket matches.
What is EntroPay
Entropay is an e-wallet that resembles Neteller, Skrill and PayPal. Although, it only supports USD, EUR and GBP account currencies. Whichever currency you choose for opening an account is fine. You can still load your EntroPay account using your INR currency debit card. Also, the money converts to INR when cashing out. Unique about EntroPay, balances attach to a Virtual Visa Card. You can both deposit funds to gambling sites, and spend your balance at any website that accepts Visa.
EntroPay can be an intermediary between your debit or credit card and betting sites. First, use your debit or credit card to fund your EntroPay account. Next, deposit at a gambling site. Because your bank only sees the name EntroPay, they will not recognize this as gambling. This why they’re referred to as an intermediary.
Opening an EntroPay Account from India
Opening an account at EntroPay is a very simple process. Follow the sign up instructions at www.entropay.com. You need a Visa or MasterCard, debit or credit, to fund your account. If you have only Maestro, read my article on using Maestro with EntroPay. In most cases a debit card issued by your Indian bank will work. But, it will only work if you register your card with Verified by Visa, or MasterCard SecureCode. This is also referred to by some Indian banks as 3D Secure Code.
Verified by Visa / MasterCard SecureCode
EntroPay deposits involve a prompt to enter your Verified by Visa / MasterCard SecureCode. If you haven’t used this service before, it will prompt you to register. Transactions decline when skipping this step. This is because the charge is in your selected account currency of USD, GBP or EUR. Indian bank debit cards are not pre-enabled for international transaction and currency exchange.
Registering for 3D Secure code enables foreign currency and international transactions. Most often, enrollment instructions are given when first loading EntroPay. If not, refer to my article on Indian Debit Card 3D Secure Code Registration. There I’ve compiled a list of popular Indian Banks and links to register your card online.
Depositing With EntroPay
You can use your EntroPay account to deposit anywhere accepting Visa. Additionally, many online betting sites list EntroPay as a deposit method. When you see this, be sure to select EntroPay as the deposit method. Doing so gives the ability to later withdrawal your winnings to EntroPay. With this feature it is easy to move funds back and forth between betting sites.
Moving EntroPay Funds to Your Bank Account
You can withdrawal your EntroPay balance to you local Indian bank account online. Log into your account and click the tab labeled ‘EntroPay Card’ and then select the card you have a balance with. Next click ‘Transfer Funds’, enter the withdrawal amount, and click ‘New Bank Account’. Here there is a prompt to enter your bank account details, and to confirm the request. Once confirmed, the money will reach your local Indian bank in about 7 business days.
Temporary Restricted Accounts
My article on EntroPay Gambling Sites (for all countries) explains, EntroPay is a trusted company licensed in the United Kingdom. But, from time to time they send emails titled “EntroPay Support Follow-up”. These say “Whilst carrying out a random security check, we have noticed that your account needs further verification, and we have temporarily restricted your account.” If this happens, don’t panic. Having your account unrestricted is easy, and your funds are safe. See our article on temporarily restricted EntroPay accounts.
Betting Online in India
If you any questions about using EntroPay from India, contact their support department. I’ve dealt with their support many times and found them both competent and friendly. For more on the topic betting online from India return to our hub. Here you can learn about other banking methods, the best betting sites to use, who has the best IPL cricket odds and many additional topics.