Esports Betting

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Esports have begun to become very popular across the entire world. With teams forming, tournaments happening weekly if not daily there is action going on all the time whether you are playing, watching, or even gambling. Some of the top video games to bet on include, Madden, NBA 2K, Fifa, Call of Duty, Fortnite, and League of Legends to name a few.

Esports betting might not be as popular as betting on professional teams that are playing the sports, but esports betting opens up an entirely new world of betting. Esports has gotten so big that professional teams and players are competing for serious amounts of money and the competitions are fantastic.

What is Esports Betting

Esports betting is much different than normal sports betting as it offers a variety of different factors that end up coming into play. When wagering on esports it is always good to do a little research into who is playing on the computer or holding the controller in their hands.

Unlike professional sports, you cannot just say, “Oh the Lakers are playing the Magic, I’m going to take the Lakers they are the better team,” because it depends more on who is physically playing the game than just the teams. In many of the esports games that are offered on sportsbooks most of the players are professional and experienced.

Something that separates esports betting from betting on professional sports is the fact that esports competitions and games can take place literally 24/7. Now some of these competitions will not be as big as others, but people play video games at all times of the day and video game characters do not need rest as professional athletes for example need.

How to Bet on eSports

Anyone can get lucky in betting. However, it usually catches up with them sooner than later. Betting esports is no different but very hard to master. If you wish to make some solid money on a bet and become a whiz at wagering in the esports industry, then you need to pay attention to the details.

It is also possible that you have played a multitude of esports games in your lifetime and feel comfortable in this world. This could get you in trouble. It would be best to stick to just a few, if not one or two, of the most popular games.

Let’s dive a bit deeper with some understanding of the terms so your bets appear knowledgeable.

Where Can You Bet on Esports

Betting on esports has not officially entered some of the larger markets and remains only on offshore sportsbooks or illegal sportsbooks. With the emergence of esports, esports leagues, and esports tournaments it is hard to imagine it will take long before legal sportsbooks begin to offer esports betting on their platforms.

In some states betting on esports is illegal while betting on sports is legal. As states continue to legalize sports betting, betting on esports is sure to soon hit the Government.

What to Bet On

With competitions and tournaments for some of the most popular esports taking place, it may be better to bet on more important esport competitions rather than more meaningless exhibitions. Major tournaments and competitions for the most part will be streamed on platforms such as Twitch allowing you to watch the competition.

Twitch is by far the most popular esports streaming platform that has streamers for almost any game playing and some of the best professional gamers playing.

Typically just watching esports can be very entertaining, but once you end up having money on the competition, and is even more engaging. Also for esports games take far less time compared to actual sporting events.

If you bet on sports video game esports quarters and halves take much less time and you can learn the results of your wager in under 10 minutes depending on the competition.

Simulation Betting

Something that became very big during quarantine during Covid-19 when businesses were shut down and people were told to stay home is wagering on simulations. Mainly simulation betting is offered for sports esports and seemingly anything can happen.

Video game simulations can be very frustrating as there is no player with control as the computer is playing the full game. Simulations bets offer most of the same wager types as professional sport betting with options such as money line, spread, team total, and total to name a few.

Tips to Winning

Research. Everything that is bet in this world needs research in order to be successful on a long term basis. Know the game. Whether it is the Overwatch League, League of Legends, or DOTA 2, learn the strategies involved in the game and then check out the players. Be sure to have a working knowledge of the game.

As an example, let’s assume you know each and every hero in Overwatch. Having this knowledge gives you the power to understand what will happen next. That allows you to know the game.

A successful bet also takes into account that you have a good understanding of the team. If you are betting a soccer contest involving Manchester City or a baseball game in which the St. Louis Cardinals are playing then a deeper understanding of the team and its players it needed. That is no different in esports. Follow the teams.

Get a grip on who the best players on in the esports league you are betting. If you follow baseball and know that Clayton Kershaw is pitching, then you have a deeper understanding on how to bet the Dodgers game. There are legendary players in esports and there are up-and-comers, too.

Follow their efforts to help solidify a winning bet. These players are also capable of having bad days or a run of bad luck. If you follow these things closely you it is best to shy away from betting that contest.

The single bet before the match is the best way to get started but maybe you are feeling the complexity of the league and are ready to move to live esports betting. This allows you to move away from the actual game into the live odds that are moving the needle on earlier wagers. This betting tactic takes patience and you must be a skillful player to pull this off.

There are several types of advice that should be followed on anything you bet in the world of sports and esports. Have a budget it a good start. Know what you can afford to bet and stick to it. Don’t chase your tail after a loss and double up to get back to even.

Patience is a Key

Don’t place you bet at the first book you find. Make sure you have rooted around for the best odds possible. Check several sites and if they are giving the odds you like skip the bet. Many times walking away from a wager can be successful.

Look around the web for sites that are handing out bonuses. Sign up for free offers and existing promotions. Remember to read the terms and conditions before entering into this agreement. This can help you boost your earnings and allow you to continue making more money.

Betting successfully takes patience and research. In behooves each bettor to follow those tips along with good bankroll management in order to be a consistent winner!


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