William Hill vs. Egaming Bets: which is best for e-sports betting?
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With more people watching eSports than some of the world's biggest sporting competitions, many punters are looking to wager on the outcomes of these matches.
Our review will help you pick the right operator.
|Bonus:||£30 free bet
New customers only / T&C apply : Sports
|100% matched bonus|
|Our Verdict:||Far too limited for the majority of punters||Decent eSports bookmakers|
|Website:||Register with William Hill||Register with Egaming Bets|
Note: because EGB deals exclusively with eSports for the purpose of a fair comparison we will focus solely on gaming markets. For the best bookmakers for classic sports betting, check out Betminded's review of Bet365 vs Betfair.
Welcome package: Egaming Bets
Both operators give new users a generous welcome offer, which can be accessed instantly after your details have been registered.
William Hill offers a £30 free bet which can be used anywhere in the sportsbook, including eSports markets. However the bet can only be used for one wager.
New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.
EGB offer a 100% bonus on first deposits up to $600. This bonus can be used across multiple bets, however it is credited in 5 stages meaning you cannot wager it all instantly.
To claim the full bonus simply keep wagering and accumulating points, once you cross a threshold more of your deposit will be released.
You will need to accumulate 500 points to release every bonus dollar, and you get 10 points for every real dollar wagered.
Available markets: Egaming Bets
Both operators offer a disappointingly small amount of markets, however unlike William Hill, which only offers 1 match betting market, Egaming Bets has four per game.
The sole market on WH is match betting, allowing punters to predict the outcome of each game.
EGB has individual map betting combined with round betting, allow punters to follow the action closely and wager accordingly.
Best odds: William Hill
When backing the favourite both operators pay out the same amount. For outsider betting William Hill's payouts are much higher and they offer much more appealing odds.
This trend is consistent across all eSports matches, meaning if you like to back the outsider, head for William Hill.
Special features: Egaming Bets
Being one of the world's largest bookmakers William Hill has a huge range of special features. Sports fans can follow all the unfolding live action through their Live Streaming service, or via the radio service.
WH also features a tip advisor, which shares tips based on statistical analysis and popular bets. There is also an In-Play schedule with a comprehensive list of all the upcoming events for the next week.
The downside for eSports fans, is that there is nothing unique for this market, and it remains very limited.
Egaming Bets features embedded Twitch TV streams, meaning players can easily follow the action and place their wagers at the same time, considering the depth of EGB's in-game round betting this is a great feature.
Editors choice: Egaming Bets
While William Hill's great odds make them an appealing operator, the range of markets and special features makes Egaming Bets the best candidate.
Featuring a good range of map betting and a versatile welcome bonus it offers a superior betting experience to William Hill.
If however, you simply want to back the outsider in individual matches, William Hill's superior odds are worth factoring in.