Malta-based tipster service Betting Gods has launched a new esports betting service; eSports Betting Tipster.
The service will be subscription based and will offer daily odds and tips covering titles including League of Legends, Overwatch, Dota 2 and CS:GO.
Jamie Lakin, Business Development Manager, Betting Gods said: “Entering the eSports market represents a significant move for us in terms of reaching a wider audience worldwide, plus we look forward to now serving a younger and emerging demographic under the BettingGods.com brand”.
This move by Betting Gods is no great surprise with more and more betting operators offering esports in some way, shape and form. Just recently we’ve seen the emergence of new esports focused portals such as Rivalry.gg (with whom you can read an interview here), Pixelbet and Luckbox, whilst more traditional operators have been upping their stakes when it comes to offering esports markets too.
Betting Gods Malta Ltd initially entered the esports betting market last year with its eSportsmaniacs brand. The company has now rolled out a tipster service on its core platform. As such esports joins the likes of football, tennis, boxing and horse racing. The esports betting tipster service provides 25 to 30 tips a month, it costs £20 per month or there is an annual fee option of £180. Betting Gods also offer a 30 day money back guarantee, and maintain that tips from it have averaged £340.58 since November 2017 with £10 bets.
Betting Gods was previously UK based, a nation in which it’s a big year ahead for the esports industry. Come September, London will soon play host to the nation’s first CS:GO Major (hosted by FACEIT), whilst in May, ESL UK are running the largest esports tournament, by some margin, ever to be held in the country. Prior to this Major, we’ll be running a business conference called ESI London which will include a comprehensive Betting on Esports track as a part of SBC Global’s Betting on Sports Conference. You can read more about that here.
A little further north in the UK, a Dota 2 Major, ESL One Birmingham, has already sold out tickets at Arena Birmingham. Big competitions such as these in a country such as the UK where regulated betting is prevalent and very much engrained in the culture is sure to give esports betting a boost.
Recently, Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner became an ambassador for Luckbox and he detailed why he did so, and his (agreeable) views that there needs to be far more education in regards to esports betting.
Esports Insider says: There is a definite need for more education around esports betting and initiatives like Betting Gods’ new esports focused tipster service are some proof that the appetite is there. The fact that this service is daily, and that it joins far more established markets such as football, boxing, tennis and horse racing, says a lot too. We’ll be very interested to see how many winners it delivers.