PLACING AN ESPORTS BET

If you are new to Pinnacle – or to betting on eSports – the following instructions will guide you through the simple process of placing your first bet.

Your Pinnacle account

You need to be a member of Pinnacle to place a bet. If you aren’t a member yet, opening an account is free and easy. Click here to open an account now.

 

During the sign up process you are prompted to choose a password – it is 6-10 characters, including at least one (A-Z) character and one number (0-9). If you are already a member but have forgotten your details follow these links for your Client ID or Password.

 

Choosing from the Betting Menu

Once you have successfully logged-in, you will automatically be taken to the Betting Menu.

In the top right-hand corner of your screen you will see your balance. If this is 0.00 you’ll need to fund your account, by selecting the Deposit/Withdraw tab in the main menu and choosing a deposit method.

Once you have funds in your account you can select a bet. The Betting Menu is organised into helpful categories; including one dedicated to eSports (bottom right).

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Competitions are first divided into games (typically DotA 2, Starcraft 2 and LoL). Click the plus icon next to one of these to see a list of available competitions, then click on one of these to open the betting page.

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Note there are three states for the betting markets:

  • Currently available for betting
  • Not currently available for betting
  • Betting to be available soon

If you are expecting to see a betting line but it is not there, please wait and try again later. Usually, this is because we are updating the line to give you the best odds possible.

The full market page shows the odds available for a competition. If you wish to change the format of your odds, use the drop-down menu at the top left of the page.

You can refresh the odds at any point by using the 'Update Odds' button.

The default bet selection for eSports events is the match win format we discussed in eSports odds explained. You can also bet Parlays/Accumulators on eSports, which are fully explained here.

 

Risk, to win & base amount

The odds format that you use to view the betting menu will determine the way the betting process looks

Pinnacle offers both the option of simply choosing your Risk amount (stake) with the potential profit displayed on the bet ticket, or alternatively choosing the amount you would like To Win with the risk (stake) required then calculated for you. These options aren’t available across all bet types, however.

 

Betting Limits

On the bet page you'll see the Maximum Bet amount for each available bet type displayed at the top of the columns of odds. Individual games may have a limit that is actually lower than the market limit – indicated by a red circle – or higher – indicated by a blue circle. By hovering over the circles, you will see a small floating orange box displaying the applicable limit amount.

Limits tend to increase towards the start of the event.

 

Placing Your Bet

When you have selected the bet you want to make, enter the amount (Risk or To Win where applicable) in the white rectangular box, then select the green 'Submit Bets' button. You can make more than one bet at a time.

 

Checking Your Bets

After you have submitted your bet, you will see a confirmation page that presents the details of the bet(s) you are about to place. Check that the details are correct and then click 'Confirm Bets'.

If the bet is accepted, you will see a message saying 'Bet Accepted' and a Ticket Number, as well as your new available balance. Your bet may not be accepted if you do not have sufficient funds, or the odds have changed during the betting process. You can review all your bets by clicking the 'My Account' link, available on every page in the main and right hand navigation menus.

Congratulations – you’ve just placed your first eSports bet.

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