If you play Valve’s popular shooter game Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) you know how important skins are to your playing experience. Skins make your regular weapons look cool and swanky. They are also the cause of a lot of envy and jealousy. Everyone envy’s that one teammate who has that cool expensive knife or the Dragon Lore AWP. Skin gambling is a great way to try to improve your items! In this guide, I’ll be going over how to make bets on CS:GO with skins. Your items can be used for betting on professional matches and playing games like roulette or coin flip!
What you need
Before we start, these are the things you will need:
- A steam account with mobile authentication enabled (I’ll go over how to enable this if you don’t have it in the next paragraph)
- A copy of CS:GO
- Some skins to gamble
- A phone
How/Why to enable Steam Mobile Authenticator?
Mobile Authenticator or Steam Guard protects your account by requiring you enter an unique code that is shown on your mobile device. Without the Authenticator, Steam puts a 7 day hold on any trades you make to “protect” your account. You need to be able to deposit and withdraw instantly because gambling websites don’t want to waste 7 days on a trade.
So now that you know why you need to enable the Mobile Authenticator, let’s get into the how. First, you want to download the Steam app on either IOS or Android. Log into your account and click on Guard which should be right below your name. Follow the instructions given to set up your Authenticator, and you are ready to start CS:GO gambling!
How do these websites work?
Each skin is worth some money in real life. When you deposit items into the site (will get into that later), they will give you credits based on the value. You can then use these credits to play games or bet on matches. After you have played enough you can then withdraw items based on the amount of credits you have. It’s a simple and fun system.
Ok sounds good… How to a choose a service to play on?
Now that you are ready to gamble (why else would you still be reading?) you need a site to bet on. There will be a big list of venues in this article, but which site you use is up to personal preference. However, there are many things that you should consider before depositing. First of all, make sure you like how the design looks. I personally prefer websites with a cool sleek modern look but it’s absolutely up to you.
Next, make sure they are a trustworthy service. Googling the URL will often help you with this. Another thing to consider is what the website will let you withdraw. If they don’t have good skins, what’s the point of depositing? Finally, make sure they have good games. Quick overview of games will be provided next.
Popular games include:
7 black tiles, 7 red tiles, and 1 green tile. The roulette randomly picks one ever 30ish seconds. You can bet on which color it will land on. You get 2x for black and red, and 14x for green.
You bet on a round beforehand. Each round, a line keeps climbing, which represents the multiplier your bet will be multiplied by. You can cash out at any time, however, the multiplier can crash at anytime causing any uncashed bets to be lost.
You bet against another player, you pick sides and whoever’s side the coin lands on wins!
CS:GO betting with items
Bets on matches played by professionals is another way to gamble skins. You can make a lot of money if you know how to bet!
I have found many websites I like! How do I get started?
Great! Now that you have a found a few venues you can get started. First, you have to connect your steam account to the website. This is very easy to do. Simply click the button that says log in with the steam logo on it. Don’t worry, these sites don’t get your personal info if you do this, Valve gives them a “unique numeric value”. Now you have to set up your trade link. There is often instructions for this under the account tab. Now that you have set up your account, you can start playing!
Before depositing, try the service out with the free money they give you by using special codes. These codes can be found either on the Internet or on the list of websites near this article. Simply look around for a place to enter these and you will get about 50 cents to try bets out. To add your own items on the site, click on the deposit tab.
You will see your CS:GO items with a credit value beneath them. Simply click on the ones you want to deposit and click OK. The service will send you a trade offer for stuff you selected. Once you accept the offer, you will have the credits! (They will also give you an unique numerical safety number. Make sure the bot that sends you the offer has that same number because it might be a scammer otherwise.) Now you are ready to play!
How do I withdraw?
Congratulations! You have gambled with CS:GO items and are hopefully ready to withdraw your winnings. Simply go onto the withdraw section of the site and pick the skins you want to cash out. As long as you have enough credits, the service will send you a trade offer! Make sure that you are receiving the items because there are many scammers who make it so you are giving the goods to them.
You should browse the Internet for strategies on the games, and enjoy gambling. Gambling is supposed to be fun so try not to get addicted to it. Also remember that these guys want to make money, and the odds are in their favor. Never gamble what you can’t afford to lose! Set limits for yourself and you will be fine.
Hopefully, this guide has helped you, see you next time. Good luck!