The Rise of Esports Betting


Is esports betting legal in USA?

Yes and no. There is no federal statute prohibiting esports gambling, but every US state has its own laws regarding betting. In some parts of the country you can get in trouble for placing bets on sports or video games, while in the others you can bet to your heart’s desire. Nevada and Massachusetts are famously known for giving the green light to any form of online betting, including esports.

Where can I bet on esports?

Most betting websites have esports sections these days. Pretty much any well-known site accepts esports bets and has gaming streams incorporated into its layout. Just scroll through the selection of sports and you’ll find Counter-Strike, Dota 2, and many more esports events there.

How do you bet on esports?

Esports betting doesn’t differ much from traditional betting. You can pick an outright winner, a score difference if the game tracks scores, or events that may happen during the match. We highly recommend getting familiar with the video game you’d like to make bets on, as you’ll have a better understanding of that esport and what can affect the outcome of the match.

Can you bet on video games?

Yes, especially if that video game has become an esport and there’s a professional league. Video games are exciting by themselves and are very entertaining to watch, so the recent rise of esports betting was inevitable. As with any other kind of betting, you can pick a winner, forecast the final score, or bet on specific events during a match. Some sites even allow you to bet on private matches between friends and co-workers.