Here are most important things to remember and strictly follow when betting on CS:GO. This could be a huge list, but we will keep it simple with our final couple of advice in order for you to create successful CS:GO predictions and gambling.
1. Never go all-in
As simple as it gets. You never want to place all of your bankroll on one match or a parlay. If you want to make a max bet, base it on 10% of your current bankroll.
2. Always do your research. Always
Betting blind is a purely relying on luck, if the underdog odds are 30%, that definitely doesn’t mean the team has a 30% chance of winning. It just means 30% of the betting community chose that team. A late roster change could mean there’s zero chance for the team to win.
Check in with our predictions to help give you some more background on the game. Do not forget to read our tips for placing your bets.
3. Try to as much as objective as possible
If your CS:GO team is playing, you should definitely not place a bet on them or against them. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the game. Subjectivity cannot be skipped, and your favorite CS:GO team will cost you money.
4. You cannot win every time
Winning and losing are two key elements of CS:GO and Esports betting in general. You want to keep calm while you are on a losing streak.
5. Never chase back your loses
As soon as you feel like you have to bet again to recoup loses, you’ll feel compelled to make bigger bets with bigger risks. This often starts an endless cycle driving your losses further and further. Instead, after a big loss, take a day off from betting (or a week if was really big). Keep to the proper bet sizing based on the risk of the match no matter what. You are not in a race to win it back, just take it easy.
6. Have a bankroll
Another very important advice. You are here to win money while placing bets on CS:GO. This is why you need to have a bankroll put in place. You definitely do not want to go over that bankroll. This is the best method to control your betting.
7. Be patient
When you first start out you’ll be tempted to try to bet as frequently as possible, don’t. Wait for matches with good odds where you or the predictors know the teams. Never force yourself to bet, bet on matches that you are confident in. You may go days or weeks without placing a bet, you’re not in a rush, wait for bets you are comfortable and confident in and profit should follow.
8. Skipping a bet is always an option
If there’s any uncertainty, don’t place a bet. Save your skins for another day. There will be plenty of other matches that you can bet on.
9. The “safe odds” zone
Betting is always risky, that’s unavoidable. But staying inside a ‘safe zone’ will help cover you off from some really silly bets. When starting out with a low inventory, large bets placed on matches with 80%+ odds aren’t going to return much in general (on lounge, even less due to the inconsistent returns) but you’re still risking a large amount of your inventory for very little. Equally, odds below 30% sound very, very attractive with huge returns possible. But if you don’t know the teams or all the details, it’s very possible the team doesn’t stand any chance. If you think there might be a chance, reduce the size of the stake or consider an ICB.
10. Gambling odds do not match a team’s chance of winning
Do not blindly follow betting site odds and think that they are correct to the true odds. If a betting site has Team A as a heavy favorite, it does not always mean that it’s an easy win for Team A.
11. Never bet when angry or frustrated (a.k.a. ragebet)
If you’re feeling angry or frustrated, your judgement get’s very cloudy. You’ll make a stupid bet and lose. If you just lost a big bet or are on a losing streak, instead of trying to force a bet, you should take a step back, calm down and just take a break, come back refreshed with a fresh mindset.
12. Use the odds tracker
Use one of the better known CS:GO odds tracker to predict the final odds as the start of the match get’s closer. If the odds are increasing/decreasing for the team you intend to bet on the return may not outweigh the risk anymore. A huge significant switch of odds at the last moment may mean that something shady is going on, mostly in very low tier games, or a sudden announcement, e.g standing may have occurred.
13. Chain logic does not work
There are many factors which contribute to the team winning a match, these factors such as player performance, map selection, strategy and tactics which may not apply to other teams.
14. Bet last minute
This ensures you have the best chance of the staying where you think they are and maximising your chance to skip if new information is released. We recommend refreshing and checking CS:GO match betting prediction websites minutes before the game starts to look out for any drastic odds changes or new information the predictor has released.
Do you know more important principles that should be followed when betting on CS:GO? Please let us and all our readers know in the comments below.
To be continued …