Luckbox expands its esports betting platform with eight new titles
Luckbox has added eight new games to its esports betting platform. Customers at the Isle of Man-based betting site will now get to enjoy placing bets on games like Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Call of Duty, King of Glory, StarCraft II, StarCraft, Hearthstone and Super Smash Bros.
Since Luckbox opened up its beta version back in June, it has given customers the chance to bet on iconic esports such as League of Legends, Counter Strike Global Offensive and Dota 2. But the decision to more than triple the amount of games on offer marks a significant increase in how this brand sees the potential of esports betting.
Many traditional sportsbooks now feature odds for the biggest esports like LoL and CSGO. But by allowing their customers to wager on less popular games like King of Glory and Super Smash Bros, Luckbox will be hoping to take advantage of a growing esports betting community.
Their decision to include odds for Heroes of the Storm might be questionable seeing as the game’s parent company, Blizzard Entertainment, recently made the controversial move to cancel this title’s pro gaming tournaments.
However, with moves made to allow customers to bet on breakthrough esports like Overwatch, it seems that Luckbox could be very well placed to cater to the growing demand for safe and fair esports betting. Plus with the endorsement of respected esports host such as Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner, Luckbox have made a strong start in a short space of time.
Luckbox currently allow customers in over 100 different countries to enjoy real money betting on esports. The brand was started by two former employees of PokerStars in 2016. In their bid to make esports betting safe and simple, the Luckbox brand has also launched their own mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
The Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission-regulated site faces tough competition in the nascent esports betting scene. Established sportsbooks such as William Hill and Betway have found great success in offering gaming fans a way to bet in real-time on esports, and Luckbox have been quick to try and provide customers with a few extra gamer-friendly features.
These include the option for using in-game items and cryptocurrencies to place their esports bets, as well as the ability to use regular payment methods such as credit cards, e-wallets and bank transfers. In addition to this, Luckbox also features their own Discord channel that has been set up to cultivate an active esports betting community.
It’s still early days for Luckbox as their beta testing process only began in May. But with all-important licensing and regulation in place, it looks like the site is ready to help gaming fans take real money bets on a variety of esports. Plus with a boosted selection of esports odds that take in everything from Nintendo fighting games to collectible card games, Luckbox are evidently aiming to take esports betting to the next level.