Three Apps that are Better than Dream11 for Cricket Lovers:

In the past few years, real money games available on smartphones have garnered a lot of popularity in India. India has some of the strictest laws in the world when it comes to games that involve money. Most states have banned casinos and gambling, and more than half the states have also banned lotteries.

Betting inside India is considered to be illegal, except for horse race betting. However, recent court judgments have paved the way for online real money apps like fantasy sports, online rummy as well as online poker to become legal. Also, thanks to the archaic gambling and betting laws, online betting is considered to be legal, and it is now possible to use some of the best betting apps in India.

Fantasy apps like Dream11 enjoy immense popularity in the country. In addition to Dream11, there are a number of other apps which sports lovers, and particularly cricket fans will enjoy using. Let’s have a look at three such apps.


Betway is one of the most popular online sportsbooks in the world. Hosted in Malta, the website holds gaming licenses from multiple regulatory bodies including the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission, making it extremely safe to deal with. Also, according to current Indian laws, betway is completely legal to use. Betway app is available for both, iOS as well as Android users.

Betway allows users to bet on a whole range of cricket tournaments and matches, including ICC events, the Ashes, bilateral series’, as well as popular T20 leagues like the IPL and the BBL. In addition to placing bets on the outcomes of matches, the punters have an option to bet on a whole range of live betting markets, including toss winners, the number of runs scored during the Power Play, top scorer, top wicket-taker, as well as player of the match.

Betway supports deposits and withdrawals in a number of ways, including Net Banking and UPI, and allows transactions using Indian rupees, which is a huge advantage for Indian users.


Gamezy is a relatively new entrant to the world of fantasy gaming but has quickly garnered more than a million active users. Gamezy is developed by Gameskraft, who are the makers of India’s first and one of the most popular online real money apps, Rummy Culture.

While the basic concept of fantasy sports remains the same as that of Dream11, Gamezy offers some innovative and industry-first options to its users. Players can choose to play a single or multiple innings in a Test match, or opt to play the 2nd innings in a T20 or ODI match. It also offers a feature called Live Fantasy, wherein players can opt to play in batches of 5 or 10 overs at a time, for a multiple number of times during a match. This feature is very useful for players who are constrained by time.

Gamezy is extremely secure and supports various payment methods, including UPI, Paytm, Google Pay, Amazon Pay, credit/debit cards, and Net Banking.


Cricbuzz is arguably the most popular live score app for cricket in the world. Available for both, iOS as well as Android, the app provides live scores and ball by ball commentary for all international cricket matches, as well as domestic matches happening in India and well County matches. It also provides exhaustive coverage of T20 leagues happening around the globe, including the IPL, BBL, and the CPL.

The user interface is clean and quite intuitive, allowing users to scroll between cards offering live scores of ongoing matches. Users can also scroll to find match info, commentary, scorecard, as well as highlights of a match.

The platform maintains an up-to-date database of players, with their stats across formats. It also features blogs and articles by experts, who provide detailed insights on upcoming games, and detailed analysis of concluded matches.

The best part is that the app is completely free to use, and is supported by ads. Although recently, Cricbuzz has launched a subscription service, wherein the users can pay subscription fees to get rid of the ads and unlock some premium features.