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Are you a beginner att esports betting? We will give you a push in the right direction and guide you into the world of really fun and successful betting.
There’s no big difference between betting on esports then on other sports, it’s just a different sport with different things to bet on. The games has particular things and events to bet on but you will mainly see odds for which player or team that will win the match.
Stick to betting on winners and don’t go advanced until you are more experienced
If you don’t have a lot of experience with esports, we recommend that you stick to the winner odds and that you learn about the players and the teams by time.
Just like any other type of betting, Esport betting is all about knowing the teams and finding the value in certain odds. Like other sports, form plays a huge role into a teams or players performance. The form of a player in a physical sport might make more sense then in esports, but the fact is that players and teams have their ups and downs when it comes to form too.
Finding the best value in terms of odds and probability is key to big wins
Identifying good odds is all about finding value; this means finding odds where the betting companies might have been a bit too generous to a team or player in regards to the odds they have on winning the match.
It is easier to find value in live betting; where there is usually more things you can bet on besides the end result. Since most matches swing quite aggressively in terms of momentum; the odds tend to do the same. For example you can secure a higher odds for a strong team based on a poor performance in the start of a game. This can particular be true in Counter-Strike: GO where losing the pistol round can have a big effect on the teams odds when live betting.
The better you know the game and the players; the more skilled of a better you will become. Remember, value in betting is based on your own interpretation and knowledge of the game. If you don’t have a lot of knowledge about the games, the players and the teams, you will most definitely have to spend some “school money” to learn by time.
Esports betting is simple compared to many other sports, if you know the sport
The good thing about esports betting though, is that it’s fairly simple compared to football, hockey and other team sports.
When choosing a betting site the most important thing is to find a company that suits your needs and offers good odds in the games that you are interested in. It is also recommended to use a site which you feel is trust worthy and pays out the money you win in good time. The larger brands will also be the most trustworthy, but the downside is they offer less odds per game and also lower odds than the more Esports focused betting companies.
You have to be 18+ to bet on esports and make sure you bet responsibly
Registering on a betting site is easy and only takes a few minutes. The betting companies usually require standard information such as name, address, and telephone number. Once you are registered you might have to send over proof of address along with a copy of your identification such as a passport to prove that you actually are the person you say you are. Remember that all betting sites require you to be 18 or older to bet.
Watch these videos from Pinnacle, which is our favourite sportsbook, to learn more about the basics of betting.