With ESL One Birmingham 2019 still on the horizon, here are five esports betting sites where bettors can place wagers on other Dota 2 tournaments.
British esports fans can jump for joy as Dota 2 is returning to the United Kingdom. And with the return of Dota 2, online sportsbooks now have another sure way to attract esports bettors.
Tournament organizer ESL revealed that Birmingham will host for the second time in a row the Dota 2 ESL One Birmingham 2019—after an electric and successful event last year—on May 31 to June 2, 2019.
🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 Dota 2 is coming home: #ESLOne Birmingham 2019 confirmed!
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) November 8, 2018
Despite the six-month wait, esports fans and bettors should not worry as there are still a huge number of tournaments in the Dota 2 sector they can watch and wager on. Here are five esports betting sites Dota 2 fans can check out for odds on Dota 2 and other esport titles.
LOOT.BET is an esport-focused betting site with in-play and outright odds on 25 games, including Dota 2, soccer game FIFA, basketball title NBA 2K, and mobile title Vainglory. In addition to betting, LOOT.BET also offers a variety of online slots to choose from. This site was launched in 2016 and is licensed in Curacao.
Esports is just one section on Betway’s betting site, which also includes sports such as soccer, tennis, horse racing, and virtual sports. Betway Esports offers odds on Dota 2, RTS hit StarCraft II, and five other titles. The UK Gambling Commission licensed and regulated this online sportsbook.
Like Betway, Pinnacle focuses more on traditional sports. Still, this Bitcoin sportsbook has an acceptable number of games bettors can place a stake on. Dota 2 fans can bet either match result or on just one map result using cryptocurrencies. This online bookie is licensed in both Curacao and Malta.
On GG.Bet, not only can bettors place a stake on live matches from Dota 2 and nine more video games, but they can also view the matches as it happens. A video stream embedded on the upper part of the shows a live game broadcasted on streaming website Twitch.
A relatively new competitor in the scene, Rivalry has odds on seven of the biggest games in esports. Players can choose between match betting and tournament betting, with a special option called Thunderdome coming soon. The Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission regulates this esports betting site.