The Best Esports Betting Sites in the World
If you are not a gamer, you might be unaware of the fact that eSports are taking the world by storm.
11:21 28 May 2019
Maybe you didn’t notice … or ignore the fact that ESPN and other top sports outlets have dedicated sections to eSports. And prize pools for major events are now up into the millions (US dollars).
On top of that, just like football, basketball, baseball, and pretty much every other sport known to man, top sportsbooks around the globe set lines and take action on individual matches and tournament outcomes alike! But what are the best online betting sites for eSports? If you are new to this topic, check out this comprehensive guide on how to bet.
Bet 365 has a ton of eSports betting options available. More importantly, they have great odds as well. You’ll almost always find odds for League of Legends: LCS, LEC, LCK, and LPL, as well as Starcraft 2, Dota 2, CS: GO, and Hearthstone. The only real ‘cons’ to Bet365 is it isn’t available to North Americans and they don’t usually cover the smaller tournaments. And the website can be a little overwhelming for newbies.
Bovada & Bodog
Bovada is fantastic for eSports betting because they are fully integrated with bitcoin. So here, you never have to use ‘normal’ cash transfers. You can handle all deposits and withdrawals in cryptocurrency if that’s what you prefer.
Bovada only serves America (USA). So, if you are an American reading this, Bovada could end up your default eSports books. Here you’ll regularly find, LoL, Starcraft 2, Dota 2, and CS: GO odds. Bovada has a slick, easy to use user interface and fantastic mobile & live betting options. The only ‘con’ to Bovada is they don’t have as many eSports options as say, Bet365.
Bodog is Bovada’s international counterpart available in Canada, Latin America, and much of Europe (USA and UK restricted). That said, this is essentially the same site as Bovada, although some offerings will be a little different due to markets, opening odds for shared markets will be the same in most instances on both sites. The user interface, bitcoin capability, and player perks are basically mirrored images of each other.
If you want to move beyond League of Legends and CS: GO, William Hill might be your best option. Especially if you are in the UK. Will Hill has tons of eSports offerings, including Overwatch, World of Tanks, and Heroes of the Storm as well as a plethora of LoL, Dota 2, and Starcraft markets!
Will Hill allows deposits as small as just 10GBP, so you can get up and running for the price of a trip to your favorite fast food chain.
Overwatch, Call of Duty, League of Legends and more! As long as you aren’t in the USA, Australia, Russia, or Spain, you can take advantage of Betway’s awesome sportsbook. If you are in the US state of Nevada, you can download the Betway Vegas app to dive into their eSports action.
Betway has embraced eSports and is a great place for additional eSports information such as betting tips, strategies, news and more. They are also known for their fantastic eSports welcome bonus of 150% of your deposit. The only downside of Betway is the fact that they don’t have any live streams. That said, their mobile experience is streamlined and smooth and their site offers a user experience that is easy on the eyes as well as easy to navigate.