Best eSports Betting Websites 2018
Breaking news! The US Supreme Court lifted the ban on sports betting in May 2018, leaving each of the 49 states (Nevada already legalized it) to decide whether to make it legal in their jurisdiction. This will have a huge impact on eSports betting as the gambling and eSports universes converge.
Let’s be clear. eSports betting is betting on competitive video games, not physical sports. And this industry is growing leaps and bounds with some estimating a market value over $900 million. There are single and multiplayer games, like Fortnite, League of Legends, Warcraft, Dota 2, Counter-strike: Global Offensive, PUBG, and Overwatch, to name a few.
Many online gambling websites already have a section reserved for eSports – right after poker, keno, racing, bingo etc. For the most part, these websites are based outside of the United States, limiting access to millions of players.
Breaking breaking news: CBS Sports launched a new show Sportsline Edge, dedicated to sports gambling. It’s available on CBS Sports HQ and is a free 24/7 streaming service, hosted by oddsmakers and sports experts. Sportsline provides fans with projections and predictions using metrics-driven analysis for pro and college football and major league baseball. Could esports betting be in the distant future for not only CBS but for other media power players?
Stay tuned for updates on legal eSports betting in the US! But for now, read on to see which eSports betting websites grabbed our attention!
|1st||9.6 out of 10||Varies|
LOOT.BET ReviewThis new eSportsbook offers pre-match and live bets for over 12 eSports game titles; and banking solutions for four currencies, including Bitcoin.Full LOOT.BET Review »
|2nd||9.5 out of 10||Varies|
Betway ReviewDespite a wavering eSports selection, popular game titles are often represented; and you can take advantage of a special cash out option, as well.Full Betway Review »
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Bet365 ReviewWhile eSports game titles and special offers are limited, you can play on the go with secure access and enjoy great cash out options.Full Bet365 Review »
|4th||9.3 out of 10||Varies|
ArcaneBet ReviewArcaneBet started in the right direction by offering a boatload of games, a handful of deposit options, and multi-language support.Full ArcaneBet Review »
|5th||9.1 out of 10||Varies|
Unikrn ReviewTrusted by the community and 100% legitimate, Unikrn lets you enjoy betting on your favorite eSports with all of the ease and none of the worries.Full Unikrn Review »
|6th||9.4 out of 10||Varies|
Unibet Lottery ReviewUnibet Lottery doesn't differ a lot from the competition when it comes to their lottery game offers, but they do have other games to help pass time.Full Unibet Lottery Review »
|7th||9 out of 10||Varies|
Betsafe ReviewPre-match and live bet options, a reliable registation process and a secure mobile app balance out Betsafe's limited support for eSports game titles.Full Betsafe Review »
|8th||8.6 out of 10||Varies|
Ladbrokes ReviewLadbrokes provides an adequate betting service with great customer support; and though its eSports section is limited, it does feature uncommon games.Full Ladbrokes Review »
|9th||8.4 out of 10||Varies|
Pinnacle Sports ReviewThis is a truly beginner-friendly eSports betting website; with many learning resources provided, and a good selection of popular game titles.Full Pinnacle Sports Review »
|10th||8.2 out of 10||Varies|
William Hill ReviewGood customer support and live betting make William Hill a hit, especially for the European market. It's not very user-friendly for beginners, though.Full William Hill Review »
|11th||8.1 out of 10||Varies|
GG.bet ReviewGG.bet offers more than just eSports, and they have the latest games in the industry. They do have conditions that are less than customer-friendly.Full GG.bet Review »
|12th||8 out of 10||Varies|
EGB.com ReviewAt EGB.com, you not only get your eSports betting fix, but also get to join promos and activities that allow you to earn points--and even real money.Full EGB.com Review »
|13th||7.9 out of 10||Varies|
10Bet ReviewYou will enjoy great service and the typical sportsbook comforts here, but seasoned eSports fans may find a lack of specialized and updated content.Full 10Bet Review »
|14th||7.9 out of 10||Varies|
NetBet ReviewAs a sportsbook, NetBet has strong foundations, but is still growing--and its inclusion of eSports seems to not be fully realized and streamlined yet.Full NetBet Review »
|15th||7.7 out of 10||Varies|
888sport ReviewIts extensive responsible gaming policy, live betting options, clean web interface and mobile app make up for a severely limited eSports selection.Full 888sport Review »
|16th||7.5 out of 10||Varies|
Sky Bet ReviewFor a sportsbook, its eSports selection is not bad; and despite limitations, Sky Bet still provides consistent service and great customer support.Full Sky Bet Review »
|17th||7.3 out of 10||Varies|
Nitrogen Sports ReviewNitrogen Sports offers a specialized eSports betting experience; as it utilizes Bitcoin, a digital currency, to accept wagers and pay out winnings.Full Nitrogen Sports Review »