How to Bet on DOTA 2

5 Steps How to Bet on DOTA 2

DOTA 2 is one of the most popular video games in the world. It's a multiplayer online battle arena game that has not only gained a huge following of people who love to play it, but people who love to watch others play it, too.
In fact, DOTA 2 is one of the most popular eSports games to watch in the world. There are also plenty of opportunities to bet on it. If you're wondering how to bet on DOTA 2, follow our guide below to learn how to bet on DOTA 2 in five easy steps:

Step 1 Choose a Legit Sportsbook 

The first thing you need to do is find a legitimate sportsbook that offers you the options for DOTA 2 betting. There are plenty of sportsbooks today that offer betting lines on eSports, so you shouldn't have too much of a problem there.
But, you want to make sure that the sportsbook you choose is legitimate, meaning it gives you a fair chance to win, will actually pay you when you win and won't steal your information or money. The easiest way to find a legitimate sportsbook is to only play at operators that have a gambling license from a reputable gambling regulatory agency.
If the sportsbook has one of these, they'll display it prominently on the homepage of their website and app. If the sportsbook you're looking at doesn't have one, avoid it at all costs.

Step 2 Open an Account

Once you've found the sportsbook you want to bet at, it's time to open an account. The sign-up process should be very simple and straightforward, no matter which sportsbook you choose.
You'll need to provide your basic personal information such as your legal name, address and email address. You'll also need to create a username and password, which you'll use to sign into your account. 
The sportsbook may then verify your information by asking you to upload a copy of a photo ID. This is just to make sure that the information you enter matches your ID. After this is done, you can move to the next step.

Step 3 Get for a Welcome Bonus

At this point, it's time to qualify for a Welcome Bonus. Sportsbooks offer these as an incentive for people to sign up for new accounts at their site. Welcome Bonuses typically work as matches on your initial deposit. The sportsbook will usually match your first deposit 100% up to a certain amount, say $400.
This means that if your first deposit is $400, the sportsbook will match that and put another $400 in your account. If your first deposit is $600, the bonus will still be $400 since that is the maximum amount of the bonus.
Other common components of a Welcome Bonus are risk-free bets, in which you get your first bet stake back to you as a bet credit if it loses. Another potential option is free bets, where the sportsbook will give you a free bet token of a certain amount that you can use to bet on eSports or other markets on their site.

Step 4 Deposit Funds

To actually get the Welcome Bonus and bet on DOTA 2, you'll need to deposit funds into your account. To do this, you have to connect a payment method to your sportsbook account. Make sure that the sportsbook you choose offers your preferred payment method before you sign up there. 
Most sportsbooks will offer common payment methods such as direct bank transfer, debit and credit cards, and third-party payment processors such as PayPal. You'll need to either enter your payment method information into your sportsbook account, or connect it directly by logging into that site.
After you do that, you'll simply need to enter the amount of your deposit, a promotion code to qualify for a Welcome Bonus (if applicable) and click submit. The deposit should only take a few minutes to process.
After that's done, the full amount of your deposit as well as your Welcome Bonus should be available in your sportsbook account. You can view this at the top of the homepage and also on your profile page. Then, you can start having fun.

Step 5 Start Betting on DOTA 2

Now that you're all signed up and have money in your sportsbook account, it's time to start betting on DOTA 2. You can find all the betting lines that are available by navigating to the eSports page on the sportsbook, usually in the navigation bar to the left side of the page.
There, you'll see all the available events for DOTA 2 as well as all the different betting lines and options. Simply select the bets you want to make to add them to your bet slip, enter the amount of your bet, and click submit. Then, sit back and watch DOTA 2 and root for your bet. 
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