Betting your CS:GO Skins (or in-game items for other games like Dota2, PUBG etc) to see if you can build a bigger inventory or reach that Karambit Knife is fun. However, it can be hard finding the right site to do this since there are so many of them these days.
CSGO Reviews have focused on describing each type of game that you can gamble on and then compiling a list of trusted, legit sites that offers these games. Each site also got a review with pro’s & con’s and we update these lists regularly. All in all, this site provides a good starting point when you try to navigate the CS:GO Gambling jungle.
The game categories
As mentioned previously, we grouped and categorized the different games into different categories. There are more games than we covered but if a site have a special game that the others do not you can see it under the review page listed as a feature. These are the skin-betting games that are the most common:
- Case Opening
- Lucky Wheel
- Poker (unfortunately, no site have this at the moment)
Choosing the right type of site
There are different types of betting sites to choose from depending on what you are looking for. Summarized it can be said that there are Skin Gambling Sites, nisched eSports betting sites, and regular betting sites / casinos.
Skin Gambling Sites
The skin gambling sites are unregulated sites where you can exchange your in-game inventory in games like CS:GO, Dota, PUBG, Fortnite etc for credits. You can then use these credits to gamble and if you win you can either cash-out or exchange these credits for new in-game items. It is a bit different from site to site if you are able to exchange your credits for funds. It is important to know that these sites are not regulated by any authority and some of the sites have had troubles with the game providers like Valve etc. This makes it a bit risky to gamble at these sites since you don’t know exactly if they will be permitted to continue to operate their business. But it’s also very user friendly and usually only takes a moment to start.
Nished eSports Betting Bookmakers
These sites are regular gambling companies, with a legit gambling license. They offer eSports betting on a lot of different games (the games vary a bit between the companies) but they usually cover CS:GO, Dota, Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, Fifa, Rainbow six and so on. You can read more about eSports betting our CS:GO Betting page. This means that you can bet on the games that you like to watch on Twitch. In addition to the match betting on eSports they usually have some kind of casino games like slots, roulette and other games.
Most of them are new startups which means that they are young. This does not have to be bad, it often means that they are agile and good to meet the needs of their customers. On these sites you deposit money with a deposit option of your choosing (a lot of them have some kind of Skin Payment deposit option, where you can exchange your skins for real money). These companies also offers bonuses when you start out, which you can find at this site. We would also recommend eSportbetting.eu which is a great resource for checking odds, calculating margins or just reading reviews about the different companies.
Regular gambling companies / Casinos
This group contains more mature gambling companies. They also got a legit gambling license and offers match betting on eSports. However, eSports might not be their main focus which means they might not be as good as the nished eSports betting sites when it comes to which games and eSports events they cover. With that said they usually cover the big eSports like CS:GO, Dota 2 and League of Legends.
Just as the nished eSports sites they have deposit bonuses where they give you a bonus as a new customer where they match or double your deposit. These bonuses comes with terms so be sure to read their terms and conditions carefully before signing up.