Some of us here at GamblingSites.com have been playing sports betting for many, many years. The sports betting industry used to be very different when we started. There was no internet and therefore no websites for online betting. We had to place our bets the old-fashioned way, with traditional bookmakers.
These traditional bookmakers ultimately served the same purpose as the websites today. They took our bets (and our money) and paid us out when we won. The betting options were extremely limited compared to now. We could really only bet on mainstream sports back then, and there were not so many different types of bets.
Today we have a MANY number of betting options. There are all kinds of different stakes and all kinds of bets. We can also bet on just about any sport in the world, including professional video games.
Yes, video games are a sport. That is why it is known as eSports (for electronic sports). This is obviously different from “conventional” sports in many ways, but they also have a lot in common with them, generating a lot of betting activity. Hundreds of millions of euros are bet on professional eSports competitions every year, and the numbers are still growing. Interest in eSports betting is growing rapidly.
This particular interest comes from people who are completely new to eSports and/or betting in general. Does it look similar for you? Then you should read on This is a complete introduction to eSports betting, covering everything you need to know before you start. There is also a section on HOW to get started. We start with a quick look at how competitive video gaming has become over the years.