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Esports betting, what to know before you start?

Author: americangambler | Last Updated: April 19, 2019

Before you start betting on esports games, it’s important to familiarise yourself with sports betting and online betting laws in your own country. Some countries have straight-forward online betting laws but other countries such as the United States, have very convoluted laws because the legislation is still catching up to the advances in technology. Being aware of the legality of gambling and withdrawing money online, as well as tax local laws is very important before you begin gambling to make sure you’re not in breach of the law. Generally, large online betting sites are perfectly safe to use.

Next, you’ll want to choose a site where you can make your bets. Bovada and BetOnline have huge esports sections where you can bet on many of the popular and also smaller tournaments. Traditional sportsbooks like Bet365 and BetWay also have dedicated esports sections where you can make bets with reasonable odds. You may also want to research the starting bonuses that each of these sites offer, some of them have esports bundles that allow you to make your first few esports bets for free.

You’ll also want to have knowledge of the esports game you’re betting on, obviously. If you want to make money off educated bets then it’s better to be a regular viewer of the esport you want to bet on to increase your chances of finding an unlikely victor. Esports betting is very similar to traditional sport betting in many ways so if you’re experienced in this area then it isn’t difficult to make the transition to esports betting.