If you’re just getting started with betting on CounterStrike, or switching from CSGO skin betting to betting with real money, taking advantage of a free bet is a great way to boost your starting bankroll. Free bets are something that skin betting sites like CS:GO Lounge never offered and are a good reason to move over to a real bookmaker. CSGO Betting lists only reputable betting websites that are trusted by our team, who have over ten years’ experience in both the betting and esports industries. Integrity, usability and offering a good range of CS:GO betting markets are integral to our recommendations.
CSGO Betting lists as many free bets as are available. If a betting website isn’t listed here, you should ask yourself why. Many visitors to this site are from other countries so you’ll only be shown the latest offers from betting websites which accept customers from the country you live in. Choose your favourite free bet, you’ll be redirected to the betting website and then open an account with the site you decided on.
Most online bookmakers who offer betting on esports will offer you a free bet when you’re opening an account, and it’s worth taking advantage of them. Whilst there will be some terms and conditions, you should be able to meet them easily and the bonus will help add to the enjoyment. We’ll highlight how to claim each of the sign up bonuses and any of the associated T&Cs. You won’t necessarily find these CSGO betting bonuses by going direct to the bookmaker’s website, as many of our partners give us exclusive free bets, so make sure you click on the links from our site when joining to make sure that you receive your bonus without any problems.
The terms of your free bet will vary depending on the bookmaker you choose to sign up with. Registering an account at the bookmaker’s website using one of the above links is the first step to getting your sign up bonus. Then, you will usually have to deposit some of your own money and bet a certain amount with it – this can sometimes be in one bet, or sometimes you’re able to do it in a number of smaller bets. Once you’ve fulfilled the criteria for the free bet, you’ll find it credited to your account within a few days, usually instantly. You’ll then be able to place a bet with the free bet. If it wins, you’ll receive your winnings but usually won’t receive your stake back. For example, if you place a £10 bet using your bonus at 3/1, you’ll receive the £30 winnings but not the £10 stake.
Sometimes, you may have to keep betting (“turnover”) the free bet a number of times before you can withdraw the winnings.
For example, you bet £10 and get a £10 free bet. You then bet the £10 free bet at 2/1, winning you £20 (stake not returned). If the turnover requirement is 3x, you wouldn’t be able to withdraw the £20 you’d just won until you had bet the value of the free bet three times (3x£10=£30). Usually you can reach that limit in any number of bets.
By setting up accounts with lots of bookmakers, not only can you take advantage of all their free bets, but you’ll be able to bet on more markets and at different prices. Especially in esports, certain bookmakers only offer odds on certain games. Bookmakers also offer very different prices on CounterStrike matches because they don’t have the same statistical models that they do in other sports, so you can take advantage of their differences in opinions and get much better prices if you shop around.
Enhanced odds are frequently offered for more traditional sports but have not yet made their way into CS:GO. Enhanced odds are where new customers are given a bigger price about a selection, for example 33/1 on SK Gaming to win a tournament rather than the standard 3/1, with a small maximum bet amount. Sometimes, any winnings from the enhanced odds are paid in free bets. Fortunately, there is a way to make your own enhanced odds when joining a bookmaker. Simply place your initial deposit on your chosen selection, and then place your free bet on that same selection. For example, if you took a Bet £/€10 Get £/€30 free bet offer, and put your £/€10 and the £/€30 on SK Gaming, you’d get £/€130 back in cash if they won the event – effective odds of 12/1.