Leon
Leon
4.5

An online betting site with a variety of cricket betting markets

Get ₹5,000 in Free Bets
  • Accepting INR
  • Local Payment Methods to deposit money
  • A wide range of cricket betting markets
  • Very few payment methods for withdrawal
  • No Live Streaming offered for Sports Events
  • Payout Speed
    5.0
  • Bonuses & Offers
    5.0
  • Security
    5.0
  • Software & Games
    5.0
Total Score
5.0

Leon Review India

4.5

Who is Leon?

Leon is an online sports betting company operating since 2007. The website offers a wide range of sports betting options including a variety of cricket betting markets for Indian bettors. The bookmaker also covers esports and features betting odds and markets for simulated reality leagues also known as SRL betting.

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Welcome Offer

Up to ₹5000 sports free bet

Leon offers up to ₹5000 sports free bet as a welcome offer to new players from India.

How to claim a free bet from Leon?

  • Sign up with Leon, find the sports free bet on the promotions page and click Join Now
  • Use one of the bonus codes depending on your choice of free bet and proceed to make your first deposit
  • Place your first bet on sports and if your bet loses, you will be credited with a free bet of up to ₹5000.

What are the bonus codes for claiming a sports free bet on Leon?

There are 4 options you can choose from when it comes to bonus codes and the subsequent free bet amount.

  • If you wager ₹500 on sports and the bet loses, you will be credited with a ₹500 free bet. The bonus code for this free bet is INDIA5
  • If you bet ₹1000 on sports and your bet loses, Leon will credit you with a ₹1000 risk-free bet. The bonus code to opt for this free bet is INDIA10
  • When your first sports bet worth ₹2000 is lost, you will get a ₹2000 free bet. To qualify for this free bet, the bonus code is INDIA20
  • When your first sports bet worth ₹5000 is lost, you will get a ₹5000 free bet. To qualify for this free bet, the bonus code is INDIA50

How to use the free bet from Leon?

The free bet up to ₹5000 must be used within 7 days from being credited to your account. You can place the free bet on any sport with odds of at least 1.80.

How to Open an Account?

You can sign up using either your phone number or email. It is a quick 2-step sign up process at Leon and takes just a minute or two to set up your account.

Leon Signup

 

Fill in your email, set a password, choose your currency, enter a bonus code if you want to opt for one, and click Sign Up.

In the next step, you can select and confirm your country as shown in the below screenshot.

Leon Registration

 

You will be registered and logged in within a few seconds after you click Submit in the above screen. The website will pop up a list of the deposit methods as soon as you’ve signed up successfully.

How to Deposit using INR?

A wide range of local payment methods is available on Leon for Indian players to deposit using INR. From NetBanking and UPI to GPay, PhonePe, and other online wallets, the betting site accepts all the popular payment methods in India.

  • NetBanking
  • UPI
  • PhonePe
  • GPay
  • Airtel Money
  • Ola Money
  • Freecharge
  • Jio Money
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • TETHER

To deposit funds to your account, click the ‘plus’ sign next to the balance displayed on the top-right corner of the screen.

Leon Deposit Methods

 

Choose your preferred payment option from the list of available payment methods. You can also read the minimum and maximum deposit limits for each of these methods shown in the above screenshot.

How to deposit on Leon using the NetBanking method?

For demonstration purposes in our Leon review, we select the NetBanking method.

Before you can proceed to deposit using this method, a Personal Information popup will be displayed.

Leon Making a deposit

 

Fill in all the details such as first and last name, phone number, city, and address before clicking the Save button.

Now, in the next step, enter the amount you wish to deposit to your Leon account. The minimum deposit limit for the NetBanking method is ₹500 while the maximum you can add using this payment option is ₹50,000.

Leon Netbanking

 

Enter the amount and click Deposit. In the next step, you will be required to select your state and again click Deposit.

Now, you will be directed to a payment gateway site such as ZiggPay where you need to select your bank and click Pay.

Leon NetBanking Deposit

 

When you click Pay, you will be redirected to your bank’s site for authorization.

Once you authorize the payment from your bank, it will be deposited in your Leon betting account shortly.

Sports Betting on Leon

Leon sportsbook covers a wide range of sports that includes some of the most popular ones such as cricket, football, tennis, basketball, and table tennis. Fans of esports and games like CS:GO, Dota 2, and Overwatch will find betting markets and odds for all the major esports tournaments.
The betting site also offers live streams for top esports matches. On the sports page of the website, you can view the live events in the middle while the left sidebar displays a list of all the available sports.

Leon Sportsbook

 

Above the list of sports, you can choose to view the top leagues from cricket, football, tennis, basketball, and esports.

In addition to the in-play odds for the winner market, you can also get the live scores for ongoing matches on the home page as shown in the above screenshot.

Cricket Betting on Leon

In every sportsbook review, one of our major areas of interest is cricket betting. The popularity of online cricket betting in India is on the rise. As such, the competition among betting sites for offering a better cricket experience is also increasing. In our analysis of the sportsbook for the Leon review, we found an impressive range of pre-match betting markets for cricket.

Not only was there a variety of betting markets, but we also found the coverage of cricket matches to be far-reaching. From T20 leagues such as CPL, IPL, BBL, and others to international and domestic tournaments, Leon sportsbook covers all the major cricket events from around the world.

What are the various cricket betting markets offered on Leon?

Players can bet on different aspects of a cricket match. Whether you wish to bet on an individual player’s performance or predict the team with the top batsman in the match, there is a betting market with high odds available on Leon.

Here is an example of the pre-match betting markets for a T20 match between Bangladesh and New Zealand –

Leon Cricket Betting

 

As you can see in the above screenshot, the pre-match betting section for this cricket match has betting markets such as –

  • Tom Blundell to score 50 (yes/no)
  • Tom Blundell Total (over/under)
  • Away Team Total at 1st Dismissal
  • Away Team Total Sixes

There aren’t many online betting sites that cover these betting markets or have such a variety in the selections for these markets. For example, the Away Team Total Fours betting market has 6 different betting selections as shown in the above screenshot.

This isn’t very common and is what makes Leon a promising and attractive sportsbook for cricket betting.

Moreover, you can also bet on the contests between the two teams in different areas of the game such as total fours, total sixes, top batter, and top bowler.

Leon cricket betting markets

 

The Team with Top Batter betting market had offered odds of 1.60 for team 1 i.e. Bangladesh and 2.20 for team 2, i.e. New Zealand.

The market for Total Sixes is a particularly attractive one that has great value. The Under 8.5 selection in this market was valued at 2.02 (a ₹1000 bet returns ₹2020). The venue of this match has a slowish pitch which has posed a huge challenge to every team that has played a T20 here recently.

As such, the chances of Over 8.5 sixes i.e 9 or more sixes being hit in the match wouldn’t seem high. Our cricket predictions offer insights into the conditions of the pitch, players’ form, team’s strength, and composition helping bettors make a well-informed decision.

The sportsbook performs well in the in-play betting section. All the popular live cricket betting markets are available including the top team batter and top team bowler. SRL or simulated reality leagues are another highlight feature of Leon sportsbook. You can place bets on simulated IPL and BBL matches that offer a wide range of betting markets for both pre-match and in-play.

During our analysis of the in-play betting section for cricket, we found over 50 betting options for live SRL matches that included –

  • Runs in the next over
  • Runs on the next delivery
  • Player to score 25 runs
  • Player to score 50 runs
  • Dismissal method

Apart from the lack of a live streaming feature for cricket betting, we found the overall experience to be quite smooth and exciting. The ease of setting up an account, depositing money, and navigation between sports makes Leon a beginner-friendly sportsbook. Whereas, the variety of cricket betting markets and the coverage offer exciting opportunities of making a healthy profit for professional bettors.

Football Betting on Leon

Leon covers a wide range of football events including the leagues in India. The football coverage on most betting sites in India is limited to ISL when it comes to Indian leagues. However, Leon is among the few that goes well beyond and offers markets and betting odds for other leagues such as Calcutta Premier Division as well.

The popular football leagues on Leon include Premier League, UEFA Champions League, La Liga, and Bundesliga. You will also find markets and odds for Serie A, UEFA Europa Conference League, Ligue 1, and UEFA Europa League.

Another area where Leon performs exceptionally is in its coverage of English football leagues. In addition to the Premier League, the sportsbook also offers betting markets for other English leagues such as –

  • Championship
  • League One
  • League Two
  • England FA Super League Women
  • England National League North
  • England National League South
  • National League
  • Premier League U23

The number of different outright markets available for betting on the Premier League is also quite impressive. You can not only predict the winner of the tournament but also bet on the top goalscorer and teams to finish the top 4.

Leon Premier League Betting

 

However, when it comes to pre-match betting markets for football, Leon isn’t up there with other bookmakers in terms of variety. The number of pre-match betting options for Premier League matches was between 350 and 400. While you can expect all of the popular categories of markets and best odds, there may be a few options Leon may lack in comparison to other betting sites. Nevertheless, it won’t make a big difference if you’re limited to betting on a select few outcomes and the sportsbook offers odds for them.

Leon Football Betting

 

The above screenshot displays the pre-match markets for Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur match in the Premier League. More than 300 different betting options are divided into these categories – Main, Handicaps, Totals, 1st Half, 2nd Half, and Quick also commonly known as Fast markets.

Most of the football betting markets on Leon revolve around Total goals in the match. While we also found the correct score and both teams to score betting markets, overall, there wasn’t much variety.

Punters who enjoy Handicap betting will have a good time at Leon sports given the many Handicap and Asian Handicap betting markets for football. This may be one of the very few bookmakers that has a better variety of betting markets for cricket than football. Football betting is ideal for beginners while the pros may not be very impressed with the lack of variety and the bet builder feature.

Tennis Betting on Leon

There is always something happening in the world of Tennis. Apart from the four Grand Slams, there are many other tournaments and matches all year round. Fans and punters can find betting odds and markets for the major tennis events on Leon. It is an exciting sport with the odds shifting quickly when two legends meet in a Grand Slam final.

Here is a screenshot of some of the Tennis events you can bet on –

Leon Tennis Betting

 

Just like with football, the sportsbook also offers a wide range of options for outright betting on tennis tournaments. Here are some of the outright betting markets available for the US Open on Leon sports –

  • Quarter 1 winner
  • Quarter 2 winner
  • Quarter 3 winner
  • Quarter 4 winner
  • US Open winner
  • To reach the final

There are some other interesting outright betting markets that you may not find on other betting sites. The outright market for who will go furthest is one such market that is unique and allows punters to predict who among the given two players will go furthest in the tournament.

Another such exciting market is the Stage of Elimination outright market. Here, you can predict the stage at which a participant will be eliminated. The below screenshot shows the different betting options and odds for one such outright market –

Leon Tennis Outright

 

As you can notice, the odds decrease the further you go in the tournament and it is because Novak Djokovic is the favourite to win.

For betting on individual events, the pre-match section offers markets for sets and games. You can bet on the set winner, total games, set handicap, and games handicap.

Leon falls short in the variety of tennis betting markets but offers all the major markets and the handicap betting options for both sets and games adds to the excitement of tennis betting. Moreover, the outright markets are also something that sets Leon apart from many other sportsbooks.

Withdrawal

There are not as many payment methods available for withdrawal as you’d find for depositing money on Leon. Nevertheless, you will still find the NetBanking payment method for withdrawal. This is one area where we reckon the betting site needs to improve.

Once you’ve met all the wagering and other requirements such as account verification, you will be eligible for withdrawing funds from your betting account.

Click the account icon on the top right corner of the screen on your desktop and select withdrawal from the drop-down menu.

The website will display a popup with all the available payment methods for withdrawal like the screenshot below –

Leon Withdrawal Options

 

Choose your preferred payment method to proceed with the withdrawal. In the next step, you may be asked to enter your date of birth if you haven’t already.

If you’re using the NetBanking method, the minimum amount you can withdraw is ₹500. Simply fill in the amount in the field and click Withdraw. It can take from 1 hour to 3 working days for the amount to reflect in your bank account.

Note – Remember you should request a withdrawal using the same payment method you used for the deposit.

Customer Support

While there are multiple ways to reach the Leon customer service team, there is no live chat widget on the screen while using the desktop site. To find the available ways of contacting customer support at Leon, you need to click the Help button on the right sidebar under the bet slip section.

You will see three options – FAQs, Live Chat, and Email.

  • The website recommends you first go through the FAQs section to find the answer to your query. And if you don’t find a satisfactory answer, you can go to the live chat section, type in a message, and wait for a response from the operator.
  • It may take up to 10 minutes as suggested by the message in the live chat widget. However, we found the response to be much quicker and efficient during our review of Leon sportsbook.
  • If you choose the Email option, a popup will ask you to choose a topic of your query, type in your question, and click Send.

Mobile App

Leon offers mobile app support for Android users. While the mobile site is also quite smooth and efficient, the app makes online betting easier and quicker. You can quickly switch between sports and casino and even open or close the bet slip as all of these options are present in one menu bar at the bottom of the screen.

You can also access live chat or email assistance quickly as there is a live chat popup always present on the bottom right corner which also indicates any new messages received from the operator.

From deposits and withdrawals to placing bets on sports, casinos, esports, and virtual sports, the Leon mobile app offers all the features of the desktop site helping you stay on top of your betting game.

Conclusion

Leon is an experienced online betting site that has been around for more than a decade. The betting site shows great promise when it comes to catering for the Indian audience. From easy payment methods for deposits to vast coverage and a wide variety of cricket betting markets, the sportsbook has covered all the major bases. However, there is still room for improvement with certain features such as live streaming of cricket matches, bet builder, and more payment options for withdrawal.

Nevertheless, it is still an exciting destination for beginners and pros alike, especially for the fans of cricket betting. There is an impressive collection of betting options for SRL betting that ensures cricket bettors always have something to bet on. The user interface and design of the website and mobile app is particularly impressive. The navigation between different sports and betting markets is smooth and quick which is ideal for live cricket betting.

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