Betting from Abroad? Online sports and bookmakers

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Do you want to bet from abroad? Betminded offers players a list of operators where you can play online and place bets from USA, India, Canada, France and China as well as a review of the gambling legislation as well as the betting market in the relevant countries.

The type of sports that are most popular to bet on vary. In USA American Football is the biggest sport to bet on whereas in India it is cricket and in Canada it is ice hockey.

Canada: Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Baseball

USA: American Football, Basketball, Soccer

India: Cricket, Soccer , Tennis

France: Soccer, Horse racing, Tennis

China: Football



The legislation differs from country to country, below is a quick reminder of the laws overseeing gambling activities in each of them.

It is illegal to run a gambling site in China, but some bookmakers offer their services to chinese players from other countries. The government tries to prevent from many forms of gambling but offers a limited kind of legalized bookmaking in the form of the China Sports Lottery.

In USA, online gambling is prohibited in many states. New Jersey is one of the states offering online gambling to US residents.

In Canada, residents can play on both sites sanctioned by the government as well as operators from other countries who accepts canadian players.

The gambling market in India is heavily restricted and it is illegal to offer a gambling house as well as visiting one, but the online market is very big. Offshore sites are being blocked by the government but are still very popular. Domestic sites, although target of heavy sanctions, are still thriving.

France has a regulated market, which means operators need to have a licence to offer online betting and gambling to french residents. Bookmakers who don't hold a licence in France are blocked for players in France.

Payment system and security

The big bookmakes and operators offers a wide variety of payment soultions to suit customers from all countries. Usually you can pay with creditcard, banktransfer and many different e-wallets like Skrill, Neteller, Ukash and similiar services. The security level is high and need to be to keep the licence for the operator. Personal information is encrypted and deposits and withdrawal is handled with safety and integrity.

To make deposit on offshore bookmakers can be very difficult from India when using a creditcard or bankaccount. Moneybookers like Skrill and Neteller usually is no problem and all of the bookmakers below offers many different payment methods.

Payment OptionUSACanadaIndiaChinaFrance
skrill-logox x xxx
 Neteller – x –x
Ukash xxx
Click2pay xxx x
 Clickandbuyx xx x

Betting from abroad

Here you find which countries you can bet from on the biggest operators.

Colossus bets logo xxXX
ladbrokes xx
 bet365x x x
 William Hillx – – –
BetfairLogotype –xx –
 paddy-power-uk –x –
 Logo StanJamesx xx –
betclic xx xx
boylesportslogo –xx –

More about the bookmakers


Colossus is a sportsbook registered in the UK and accessible to players around the world. You can participate in betting pools on all major football events in the world, and with their cash-out function, you can trade in your betslip at half-time if things are looking tough!

For more information and deals from ColossusBets, be sure to check out our review article


Ladbrokes is on of the biggest bookmakers in the UK who offers a wide range of games to bet on as well as casino,bingo and poker.


Bet365 is also one of the biggest Sportsbooks operating from the United Kingdom offering betting on almost all kinds of sports both regular and in-play. They also offer casino and games.

William Hill

William Hill has been in the games since 1934 and offers online sports betting and also a very good casino section as well.


Betfair is a betting exchange where you can both place and book odds on all major sports.

Paddy Power

Paddy Power is an Irish bookmaker mainly focusing on irish and british players but players from India are accepted.

Stan James

British bookmaker that operates from Malta. Good odds and one of the pioneers in live betting.


Boylesports is an Irish bookmakers, a bit smaller than Paddy Power with lower odds, but with good quality. You can bet on all major sports.


The leading bookmaker in France. Internationally licensed and offers sports betting with goods odds, casino and poker.

This article is not aimed at those looking to open a gambling account illegally; its aim is to provide information only. Betminded does not take responsibility for anyone who uses these articles to open a gambling account illegally.

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