Stake.com Review | How to bet on Esports with Stake.com
Bonus:€25 Worth of Extra Bets Total Bonus Offer
Stake.com is a casino and sports betting site that only accepts cryptocurrency as a form of payment. Owned by Medium Rare N.V. and based out of Curacao, the betting part of the site offers a wide range of pre-match and In Play betting markets on a variety of sports as well as a selection of esports titles.
It is those esports betting opportunities that this Stake.com review is going to focus on in the main and in particular, we are going to look at what those options are and what other aspects of the site can tie in with esports betting (such as the Stake.com deposit bonus). Available in a number of countries, Stake.com Canada is very popular for example, let’s now take a look at why you would select Stake for esports betting.
Stake.com Welcome Bonus
One thing that this Stake.com review must point out regarding the site’s welcome bonus is that while the site is crypto-based, the offer is explained in terms of a currency (the Euro) with the equivalent crypto value of the Euro amount stated being credited to your account.
This is a sensible approach as with several different cryptocurrencies available on site, using one for the bonus would make working out its actual value difficult. In this way, each customer that signs up and accesses the bonus gets the same offer.
The bonus starts when you sign up and make your first deposit into your account of an amount worth €25 or greater. Once your deposit has been confirmed, you then need to place your first bet on a market of 1.50 or greater odds, of an amount of €25 or more.
When you do, regardless of the outcome of your bet, you will receive €25 worth of bets, in the form of five €5 awards over your next five days as a customer. One of the best things about this promotion is the fact that these bets are genuine bets with no restriction on receiving your Free Bet back if you land a winner. This is quite rare when it comes to Free Bet offers and is certainly a positive point about the Stake.com deposit bonus.
|Online Esportsbook||Stake Sportsbook|
|Stake Promo Code||Not Needed|
|Bonus Offer||Get €25 worth in Extra Bets|
|Wagering Conditions||Place a €25 bet on esports, with odds of 1.50 or greater to get a €5 award per day over the next 5 days|
Stake Esports Betting Markets
Our Stake.com review is mainly focused on its esports service and it should be noted here that Stake.com does not have a dedicated esports section. Instead, you can find its esports betting options listed alongside the sports betting choices in the drop down menu. Games listed are: CS:GO, Dota 2, King of Glory and StarCraft.
In addition, in the Electronic Leagues section, you can find esports betting options available for esports games based on sports, such as FIFA 21 or NBA2K.
While the selection of esports on offer is not as large as on other sites, the number of markets available on each esport and event is generally varied and offers punters a good choice of bets to make.
In-Play Betting Options
Alongside the standard pre-event betting options on esports (and sports for that matter), Stake also offers a selection of In-Play betting markets on its esports selection. In fact, its In-Play betting options are probably as extensive as its pre-event options, which makes it a particularly good choice if you prefer the immediacy of In-Play betting on esports.
Stake Bitcoin Casino
While this Stake.com review has ostensibly looked at its sports and esports betting site, it is worth noting that Stake.com also operate a casino option too. This can be accessed by clicking on the Casino tab on the drop-down list and when you do, you can see a list of all the different casino games available.
They include standards such as slot games, table games, blackjack, baccarat, and roulette, as well as a Live Casino option, and games based on Game Shows, plus Feature Buy-In Games, Virtual Sports Game and games based on Game Shows from the TV.
Certainly, if you are someone that likes to mix up your wagering between sports, esports, and casino gaming, Stake.com does offer you a good selection of options for each.
If you have a query with Stake.com then you can usually get it resolved quickly and easily by contacting their dedicated Live Customer Support, which is available 24/7 via a chat service.
No Stake.com review would be complete without a thorough look at the different payment options available to customer to fund their accounts and this is simplified by the fact that Stake.com is a cryptocurrency-only casino.
This means to deposit, you need to use one of the different types of cryptocurrency options available on site, which are Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, EOS and Tron.
One thing to note here is that while some promotions and offers may quote a bonus in a particular currency, such as the Euro for example when the bonus is awarded to customers, this cash is exchanged for the cryptocurrency equivalent before it is added to your account.
Licensing & Security
One of the key questions any customer would ask themselves about this betting provider is ‘is stake.com legit?’ and the good news here is that yes, the site is very much legit. Not only does the site hold a Curacao Egaming License, which certifies it to operate as a casino and sports/esports betting service, but it is also a member of the Crypto Gambling Foundation network.
This means that not only has the site been licensed to operate in many countries around the world, but that Stake is also a safe place to bet using cryptocurrency and that it adheres to the highest standard of safe, fair gambling that is fundamental part of the Crypto Gambling Foundation’s remit.
Given that cryptocurrency transactions do not require any form of personal identification attached to them, this also makes Stake.com Canada, or indeed any of the other sites you can access all over the world, very secure to use too.
While not overburdened with additional features, this Stake.com review is pleased to note that one area of the site which does have an abundance of options for customers is in the Promotions tab. Ckicking on the View All option will bring up a page that lists all the available promotions on the site at any given time and the great thing about them is that they are a broad mix of different types of promotions. Some offer you a chance to win items, others offer enhanced odds-on certain bets, others offer insurance, so you get your money back if your bet is a loser and the promotions also cover a wide range of sports. There are a number of dedicated Stake casino-based promotions too. At the time of writing, there was no dedicated esports promotion, although that does not mean that some may be available at Stake.com in the future.
Final verdict in our Stake.com esports review
Stake.com may not be a dedicated esports betting site, and while it has a generally smaller offering of esports than some other sites, what it has it offers a good choice of bets on. Add to that its fantastic selection of promotions, a good starter bonus for new customers, the fact you can access casino gaming and sports betting alongside your esports betting, and all the benefits of a cryptocurrency casino and it is easy to see why Stake.com is the top choice for many punters around the world.