Esports Betting Report

Pinnacle Esports Review

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Pinnacle does not offer bonus codes or any special offers on sign up. What you do go get: Better lines than any other sportsbook on the market.

Pinnacle overview

Pinnacle has often been regarded as one of the strongest betting websites in terms of both lines and being user-friendly. Throughout the years, other books have come onto the scene and offered (sometimes) interesting things such as virtual sports, built-in video players and constant promotions.

This is where Pinnacle is different.

Pinnacle sticks to what works and what keeps the user around, which are great lines and an easy-to-use website.

Unlike its competition, an overwhelming amount of visuals do not fly off the screen at you at Pinnacle. No Flash player is needed, and the screen is less cluttered than at other sportsbooks. Pinnacle keeps it simple.

Pinnacle also offers some of the best margins.

Why it works

  • Very basic webpage
  • Bettor friendly
  • Highest limits
  • Fantastic mobile app

Why it doesn’t

  • Needs more markets
  • Expanding boxes take getting used to
  • Lack of promotions
  • Not many props

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How much focus does esports get?

It’s fair to say esports definitely has a presence on Pinnacle. But when you dig deeper, there isn’t much outside of your simple bets.

Esports is grouped with traditional sports like most books. But it also has a separate tab, in the middle of the screen right next to “Live Casino.”

If that’s not enough for you, it is also featured on the main page as one of the six major markets next to the English Premier League and MLB.

Esports is definitely noticeable enough for it to deem a “can’t miss” on Pinnacle’s homepage.

Once you are logged in, you’ll be sent to your member page, where you’ll have to scroll down a bit to find esports. From there, you’ll have drop-down menus in order to keep things easy.

Inside the esports betting at Pinnacle

Placing a sample bet

In order to bet on Pinnacle, you must be logged into your account. After doing so, you’ll select “esports.”

From there, you’ll see all of the competitions that are available within the game that you have chosen and you’ll be able to select from the matches that are happening now or in the future.

What Pinnacle has also done is incorporated specific maps in games like CS:GO underneath the main match bet. So, if you want to bet on a team on a specific map, you’re able to do so.

Once you find what you’d like to bet on, you simply type in your bet and a pop-up appears showing your max risk and what you’d win based on your bet.

After doing so, you’ll then press “submit bets” (which is conveniently all in green) and you’ll be on your way.

How easy is it to place a bet?

Placing a single bet on Pinnacle is simple. Creating a parlay, however, is more difficult. If you’re not used to the website, you’ll have to tinker around with it. It’s almost like Pinnacle has created an “are you sure?” option for parlaying between leagues.

Parlaying between the same sport is hard enough, but Pinnacle makes you go through a maze in order to parlay with other sports. One wrong click and you’ll be tasked with getting back to your original starting point.

Definitely tinker around with Pinnacle’s interface before you go making massive parlays.

How wide a range of games are offered?

Pinnacle does a great job of offering the main markets as well as more niche games that books are yet to cover. Pinnacle covers the major titles such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Starcraft 2 and Overwatch but also dives deeper into Rocket League and Starcraft BroodWar.

It’s safe to say that Pinnacle will almost always have the esport you’re looking for.

What kinds of bets can you place?

Compared to other books, Pinnacle is lacking in the types of bets you can place. You won’t find crazy prop bets, but you’ll find your basics (moneyline, some handicaps) with better odds.

You’ll also find futures ready far in advance.

Does the site offer in-play betting?

Pinnacle offers a strong in-play betting option for esports. The more niche games won’t be as quick, but for major events, in-play betting is one of Pinnacles strengths.

Pinnacle esports mobile app

Can you bet on esports using a mobile app?

In the app store, Pinnacle’s app is titled “Pinnacle Lite – Sports Betting, eSports, Football”. The fact that esports is ahead of football shows how dedicated Pinnacle is.

iPhone & Android app overview

Just like its webpage, the Pinnacle app is very easy to use, perhaps even easier. Instead of text all over your screen, the app is mainly picture oriented. You’ll find esports right under the picture of the headset.

From there, you’ll see the leagues listed in alphabetical order, as well as how many selections you’ll have within the league you choose.

After you find what you’d like to bet on, you simply tap the bet and you’ll even see how the odds have fluctuated. What makes Pinnacle great is that setting reminders or alerts for odds moving is literally right at your fingertips.

If you’re happy with the odds, just select the bet, and you’re set. Pinnacle’s app makes betting a stress-free experience.

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Banking options

Deposits

  • Bank transfer
  • Credit card
  • eCheque
  • EcoPayz
  • Entropay
  • iDebit
  • Instadebit
  • Instant banking
  • PaySafeCard

Fees

From the website:

Pinnacle make every effort to ensure our payment processing rules strike a balance between being fair to you the customer, and free of fees, while also enabling us to keep offering the best value odds online.

Whenever possible we absorb transaction fees, however failure to meet our industry standard deposit roll-over threshold (three times deposit amount) will incur a 3% processing fee on the deposit and any applicable withdrawal fee.

Turnaround times

If you deposit by any method outside of eCheque, your transfer is immediate; eCheque takes one to three banking days.

Cashing out

  • Bank transfer
  • eCheque
  • EcoPayz
  • Entropay
  • iDebit
  • Instadebit
  • Instant banking
  • Turnaround times

Credit cards take one to three baking days. iDebit, PaySafeCard and Entropay will be within 24 hours. Bank transfers can take within two to ten banking days. Using eCheque takes one to three banking days.

Customer service

What customer service channels are available?

Pinnacle offers you a chat service when making your account but it seems to disappear afterwards. Customer service is mainly handled by email.

Response test

While giving users only an email to communicate with, Pinnacle proved efficient and responded in roughly two hours. A follow-up reply was sent with a quicker response time. As long as you provide the agent with everything upfront, they will most likely be able to resolve your issue in less than 24 hours.

Editor’s review

  • Esports coverage
  • Bet variety
  • Limits
  • Ease of use (web)
  • Ease of use (app)
  • Customer service

Summary

Pinnacle has had a strong reputation for years based on its simplicity. Pinnacle doesn’t offer you a ton of fancy bets but offers you the bets that get you paid moreso than the other books.

Using the webpage might take some getting used to, but in a world dominated by cell phones and always being mobile, the app Pinnacle has created trumps most others.

The only thing missing that would make Pinnacle the home of esports betting is more props. Outside of that, Pinnacle is easily a top-three choice for esportsbooks.

4.3

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Matt Best
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After graduating from the College of Sports Media, Matt has worn the hat of producer, director, editor, writer, on-air host and basically anything in the world of sports media. A lover of all things video games, Matt has covered esports, hosting several shows and interviewing many stars of the industry.