In the midst of CS:GO eSports betting scandals, one website still seems to have it all figured out. A website by the name of Dexerto advertises eSports bets with real money with their partner website Ladbrokes.
Whereas the controversial betting websites made use of CS:GO skins and the Steam API, this website only uses real money. This means that Valve has no real, legal reason to get rid of the website as it has nothing to do with their API. They offer many ways of betting, such as singles, multiples, and accumulators. One unique thing they have is the opportunity to combine sports and eSports.
According to Dexerto’s website, “If you’re a fan of Luminosity CS:GO and a fan of Barcelona, why not have them both to win as part of one bet? It’s as easy as building your accumulator and placing your stake. If both your favourite teams win, you’ll also win.”
Not only that, but “Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Ltd.” is a legit betting website regulated by the British Gambling Commission. Despite this, gambling on Ladbrokes is only legal”for persons gambling in Great Britain.” Contrary to popular belief, online gambling is illegal in the US. According to the FBI’s official website: “It’s illegal to gamble online in the United States. It’s also illegal for businesses to run gambling websites and to solicit online bets. Even companies handling transactions for cyberspace bettors can face federal charges.”
There you have it, folks, eSports Betting is nowhere near dead yet. I, for one, think that betting with real money is better because you can actually do useful stuff with it apart from skins which are near useless, apart from the brag factor. It does remain to be seen whether or not this website will take off worldwide, remain to the obscure corners of the internet.
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