Best CSGO Match Betting Sites for 2018 — Most Trusted Sites Ranked!

In today’s post we are going to explore the best CSGO match betting sites for 2018, as voted by actual players.

I think you’ll agree with the fact that trust is the key, when it comes to picking the right platform for CSGO betting.

It’s easy to risk $150 gambling on skins when all the website has is your Steam inventory.

However, the game gets a bit more serious when you need to give out your credit card information.

The simple fact is that the era of CSGO referral codes is ending — whether you’ve been playing at CSGO coin flip sites or CSGO jackpot casinos. Pretty soon, there will come a time when all we have left is real money betting. Which is actually not that bad. 

But, how do you know which are the most trustworthy CSGO sites for betting? 

Easy. Just ask the players.

So we sent out a quick survey to our newsletter subscribers and got our answers pretty quickly.

With our audience giving us their picks, we thought we had more than enough material for our top betting sites breakdown.

But then it came to us:

What about other CSGO players?

Even though we’re very proud of our community, there are hundreds of thousands of CSGO fans who are interested in betting.

We decided to kick it into higher gear and so we went to work.

Forums, user feedback on Reddit, HLTV — you name it, we found it.

After all that, it was time to count in the third factor:

Our own experiences.

We bet ourselves, so it kind of counts for something.

Gamopo currently has a pretty nice database of esports betting sites all of which have to fit into certain criteria to be placed on our list:

Customer support, withdrawal processing times, bonuses and most importantly — reputation. 

We figured that, after all of this, we have more than enough information for you guys.

So, here’s what you’ll learn after reading this post:

  • Which are the best CSGO match betting sites, as voted by actual players and ourselves
  • Why you should check out each operator in this list

Ba Dum Tss. Let’s jump right in. 

Best CSGO Match Betting Sites for 2018

1) ArcaneBet

ArcaneBet is one of the newer CSGO match betting sites, but still licensed and fully regulated. Their strong point, in our opinion, is their diverse deposit and withdrawal system and an option to bet with CSGO skins, which is especially attractive to players who are versed in CSGO jackpots and coin flips.

Their website is extremely simple to use and get started and there are plenty of options for CSGO betting aficionados: match winner bets, map winners as well special markets (pistol round winners, odd/even rounds and total rounds over/under). The ability to watch the matches on the website and bet live at the same time is actually pretty welcome. ArcaneBet does have an interesting feature that is not so often these days — a “system” bet, through which you can create a parlay betting slip that pays on the amount of bets made. This way, you can create a parlay bet for 5 matches, get 4 of them right and still get paid.

TRY IT FOR: efficient customer support, possibility to deposit skins, live betting with an integrated stream.

BONUS:  150% signup bonus, up to 100€ (bonus code: GAMOPO)

 

2) Pinnacle

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Two words — the player’s favorite. Pinnacle has been in the esports betting game for over 5 years and has since received more than 3 million bets on CSGO, Dota 2 and other popular esports.

They are praised in every CSGO betting discussion as a trustworthy sportsbook, and I couldn’t agree more. Pinnacle offers everything you’ll need to get started, including match winner bets, handicap bets and a very useful resource base. Their support is top notch, as we received a reply to our query in just one hour. The minimum deposit is 10€, which gives you plenty of room to try it out and see if it fits your bill.

Pinnacle has been voted as an esportsbook of the year for 2016, which only goes to show that they can be trusted as they have a lot at stake in this market currently.

TRY IT FOR: quick and efficient customer support, excellent odds and their trademark reduced margin price model.

NOTE: There are currently no bonuses at Pinnacle, which doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check it out.

 

3) Egaming Bets

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When I first logged into EGB, it looked like it was made by a 9 year old kid using a potato and a keyboard.

However, I have soon discovered that a lot of people were using it and it kind of grew on me. The website exists since 2011 and has since hosted God knows how many bets. They have a large social media following and are generally trusted by the public. There is no minimum deposit at EGB, but their minimum bet is 1€. Their bonus is also great, as can be seen below. 

Update: EGB has recently completely updated their website and is now one of the best csgo match betting sites on the market.

TRY IT FOR: lots of active users, plenty of deposit options, amazing bonus.

BONUS: 100% match up bonus (they equal your deposit amount with their bonus). It goes up to 600€, which is awesome.

 

4) VitalBet

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This website is owned by Manny Pacquiao, I mean what could go wrong?

Jokes aside, unless you are Floyd Mayweather, you’re gonna love VitalBet for the amount of events they cover.

Like, seriously, these guys cover everything from ESL Majors to smaller Balkan leagues. Their odds are decent (although not the best) but they cover a wide range of bets: map winner, pistol round winner, over/under rounds, winners by rounds, etc. 

Besides that, you will be thrilled with the fact that you can actually watch matches once you bet on them, which is great if you’re into live betting. If you want to explore other games, they offer a whopping 12 esports to bet on.

TRY IT FOR: great event coverage, live streaming, good bonus.

BONUS: 100% match up to the first deposit, and it goes up to 50€.

 

5) TipBet

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TipBet has invested a lot of time and money into attracting the Counter Strike crowd and, looking at their current offer, it seems like their hopes came through.

The best thing about TipBet is that it’s the most beginner friendly website for CSGO betting. And that’s mainly because of two things: two kinds of bonuses and a straight up ease of use for match winner bets. Once you sign up, you can choose between 100% or a 200% bonus. The 200% bonus is activated on deposits up to 25€ (deposit 25€, get 50€ bonus) and 100% bonus on deposits up to 100€ (deposit 100€, get 200€ bonus).

TRY IT FOR: good odds, betting on straight match winners. 

BONUS: When you register, you get either a 100% or a 200% bonus that equals your first deposit.

 

Right now, I’d like to put the ball in your court…

Please share your experiences with best CSGO match betting sites in the comments below.

Which do you think is the best (if there is ever such a superlative)?

We are all excited to hear out your thoughts and keep this list as trustworthy as possible for future players. 

How to Easily Predict CSGO Matches and Tournaments in 3 Steps

Disclaimer: the strategies used in this guide are for informational purposes only. We do not promise rainbows and unicorns. 

If you’re like most of us then you have searched for CSGO betting predictions on more than one occasion.

What you found was a bunch of tipsters and promises, but not a lot of tangible information that you can trust.

Trust me, this happens all the time.

CSGO is one of the most competitive games in eSports. Right now, there are more than 2,000 tournaments in a year, with a total of 4,500 professional players.

And that can be overwhelming.

Hence, many of us have, at one point, decided to take a shortcut and follow someone else’s tips instead of spending time analyzing the matches ourselves.

Don’t get me wrong, there are good tipsters out there. But in my own experience, there are also a lot of scammers.

But what if you could do it yourself? Read more

ESports Championship Series Season 2 Finals: The Best and The Rest [FULL PREVIEW]

Esports Championship Series (ECS) Season 2 Finals are taking place between December 9-11 in the Anaheim Arena, US. The tournament features 8 teams from North America and Europe and a pretty decent $750,000 prize pool.

In this post, we are going to primarily explore the form of all 8 teams ahead of the ECS Season 2 Finals.

This means that you’ll get:

  • Statistical breakdown of the performance of each team, post ELeague
  • My top 2 picks for winning ECS
  • Breakdown of the tournament winner odds (for those who are interested)

But, first things first — the table. Read more

9 Craziest Winning Odds We Saw at IEM Oakland (Worth 5 Million!)

Another day, another exciting tournament wrapped up. Simply put, IEM Oakland 2016 was a blast.

We blazed through the playoffs, staying up all night and tracking everything that was going on in the community. To recap:

  • The mighty NiP are back in style, after a three month break. They won the tournament (along with a $125,000 check) by defeating SK in the finals (2-1).
  • The tournament MVP is f0rest from NiP, despite the strong competition by Coldzera and Taco, who both played incredibly well throughout the entire event.
  • The next stop for our CSGO addiction is ELeague, which will prove as a revenge platform for teams who found themselves disappointed. Expect SK to pick up the pace there as well.

Read more

IEM Oakland 2016 — Complete Statistical Breakdown

With IEM Oakland around the corner (November 16-20), I wanted to do a bit of research and give you guys a complete breakdown of the current form of our favorite CSGO teams. 

But, first, let’s go over some important introductory notes for our fellow gamers who have just tuned in to watching competitive gaming.  

Intel Extreme Masters is an eSports tournament organized by ESL and it exists since 2006. It has featured three major games: CSGO, SC 2 and LoL, but in the latest season we only have competitions in CSGO and LoL.

The event takes place in Oakland’s Oracle Arena — the place where Steph Curry puts on a basketball clinic every now and then. 

The total prize money is $400,000 and it’s split in the following way: Read more

ESL One New York 2016: Busting the Odds

One more major tournament that we will have the pleasure of following is the upcoming ESL One New York. This large scale event will include competitions for Street Fighter and CS:GO and will be hosted in Brooklyn, NY.

So, is there anything special about it? Read more

How to Prepare Your CSGO Bets (Top 4 Prep Websites)

What would betting be without good old statistics?

Whether you have been betting on CSGO from the early days or you switched over from regular sports betting there is only one true way of preparing a bet — through statistics.

Now, I am not taking intuition out of the equation. We all know how important sixth sense is when it comes to eSports, but in a market as volatile as this, it would be better to just burn your money straight away than to place a bet only if you have a hunch that one team will win.

Because, let’s face it, not even the bookies yet have a good way of predicting a match winner. So, how can we? Read more