After a Valve crackdown on DotA 2 lounge you can no longer bet your Steam items on the site. You can bet their virtual currency called “coins” on games but it’s ultimately pointless as you can’t use the currency to buy anything.
Handicap betting in Dota 2 works the same as handicap betting in traditional sports. When it comes to Dota 2, rather than score as it would be when betting on football matches, the handicap represents the game score in a best of series.
Dota 2 betting odds often work the same as traditional sports betting. The most common form of odds that are presented by sportsbooks is fractional odds.
Betting Dota 2 in-game items and skins has been an unregulated practice for a long time. A lot of talk has been going around lately about banning the practice altogether, especially with the recent controversies surrounding betting sites for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
League of Legends and Defence of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2) are by far the two biggest Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games in the esports scene. They are constantly compared and contrasted and fans of each game are often at each other’s throats over whose game is superior.
Esports betting is a relatively new venture so there aren’t many dedicated and trusted sites to get tips. There are a few sites out there but they haven’t been around long enough and research enough to verify the validity of their predictions.