After I read the beginners guide to Esports, where can I bet on them?
Betting restrictions and markets open to players vary a lot based on geographical location, as we’re sure any sports fan knows. Having said that, if you’re based in the United Kingdom, you’re in luck because Bet365 offers plenty of markets for Esports. Just simply log in and check out the website to see everything on offer.
Not yet a member? That’s no big deal, you can simply sign up and get a fairly wonderful welcome offer when you do.
If you’re in the United States, it might be tougher to find places where you can bet on Esports. However, PlaySugarHouse in Pennsylvania and BetRivers in Indiana are still offering a, albeit limited, selection of live sports games. Bet365 is too, but unfortunately those US online sports books don’t have the range of Esports options right now. But if you do sign up, make sure to use the PlaySugarHouse bonus code and the BetRivers Affiliate Code HOOSIERBONUS.
What are Esports?
Esports are basically playing video games competitively. This is ofen multiplayer video game playing and at the highest levels, the players who take part in the competitions are professionals. It takes a whole lot of skills to pull it off.
The big competitions are live streamed and a huge number of people watch them. They’re sponsored by big name game developers and generate a huge amount of interest.
Give me a list of the most popular Esports
The most popular Esports people are playing today include:
- League of Legends
- Super Smash Bros
How popular are Esports?
Esports really started to take hold in Asia, with China and South Korea being the first early adopters to get on board with the craze. Now Europeans and Americans are sold on the sport too, with plenty of major events taking place on those landmasses.
It’s estimated that about 454,000,000 people watch Esports and the industry is worth well over $1 billion. Now are you interested?
But is Esports really a proper sport?
We can see you raising one eyebrow when we mention Esports, but rest assured that it really is a proper sport. Don’t want to take our word? Maybe you’ll take the Olympics’ opinion on board. They’ve been seriously considering the sports inclusion in future games.
The jury is still out on whether they’ll definitely get the nod, but last December it was muted that perhaps the best way to ensure they would become a proper Olympic sport is to stick to sports-simulating Esports. Time will tell happen!