GG.BET is one of the most famous brands in the esports arena betting market. If you happen to follow esports, then you should definitely know this company. Its orange and black colors often appear on the pros' jerseys, and esports live streams UI elements.
- 15 esports titles
- Lot of esports betting markets
- Most famous esports sportsbook
Still, there are some things you might now know about this brand. In this review, we'll try to go over the points of interest and thoroughly explain what makes this bookmaker one of the leading players.
And for those who don't want to read a lot, we will briefly highlight why you should or should not choose GG.BET:
|Main pros of GG.BET||Main cons of GG.BET|
|One of the most famous esports betting brands.||Outdated functionality and a UI that requires updating.|
|All known esports titles that other bookmakers may not cover.||No apps in Google Play or App Store.|
|Many betting markets for everyone||Can't deposit funds via PayPal or cryptocurrencies|
As in our other reviews, we follow our rules for evaluating bookmakers, and the maximum amount of points for GG.bet cannot be more than 100 points.
The site doesn't look inconvenient in itself, but the design seems a little outdated and sloppy. It's about time GG.bet redesigned the site to meet the modern trends (material, glass morphism UI, etc.). Here are some points about the site's UI worth paying attention to.
No light color theme is present. GG.bet features only the standard dark theme with orange and black colors, which may be off-putting for some users.
There are too many betting markets on the event list in the interface, which may confuse the users, especially those new to betting. In our opinion, it would be best to simplify the GG.bet interface and show fewer available odds, given that the most popular bet is a bet on the winner.
Conveniently, you can add tracked matches to your favorites list and always have quick access to them, even if you haven't placed a bet yet. This is useful on live bets when the odds are changing rapidly and you need to make a quick decision.
Interacting with coefficients
In the GGbet interface, it is possible to switch coefficients in several metric systems: decimal, American, and Hong Kong system. There are also the rare Indonesian or Malaysian systems, but for some reason, there is no fractional system, which is popular in the UK and some other countries.
There is also an interesting function with a “%” sign. At first, we assumed this was simply the output of the teams' winning odds in percentages. But it turned out that this is the percentage of bets from GG.bet users on any of the coefficients. It seems like this option may be helpful in times when choosing a winner can be unclear.
When you hover over the coefficient, you can view its change history. Unfortunately, it doesn't show for what period this change is, so the indicator is largely useless for professional betters. It seems to be purely cosmetic.
Registration and authorization
The registration form is straightforward. As usual, you can authorize using popular social media accounts (Google, Facebook, Steam, Twitter), as well as a mobile phone or email. The authorization process is similar.
The personal account opens in a new window on top of the website interface. Here you will find:
- Deposit and withdrawal menu;
- Your current balance;
- Personal data (required to be filled in to withdraw funds);
- Two sections with bonuses (bookmaker and casino);
- History of deposits, bets, and used bonuses;
- As well as the “invite a friend" menu.
In general, we did not like the personal account tab. The decision to split up some menus doesn't make sense: for example, the financial block consists of a Cash Register, Balance, and Payment History, all separated. We believe it would've been way more convenient if these were all combined into a single Finances tab, where you'd have all the deposits, withdrawals, and betting history conveniently placed together.
The same goes for the "Bonuses" tabs: there are casino bonuses, and there are betting bonuses - why wouldn't they be simply combined into a single tab?
GG.bet gets 7 points for its interface and design. The brand needs to pay close attention to its website as it looks outdated and overloaded, especially considering the fact that the brand is very well-known and popular within the esports audience.
GG.Bet is operated by Brivio Limited, registered in Cyprus under the ID HE315596. The gambling license was issued by Invicta Networks (license No. 8048/JAZ), registration number: 123787. Tested and approved by eCOGRA under ISO/IEC 17025:2005 license by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Is GG.bet legal?
According to the current license No. 8048/JAZ, GG.Bet is a legal betting operator in the countries where this license is allowed. Therefore the legality of GG.bet depends primarily on the country where you live. Please note the list of countries where GG.bet does not operate:
- Afghanistan, Australia, Cyprus, Curacao, North Korea, Ethiopia, France, Great Britain, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Israel, Netherlands, Laos, Malta, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Syria, Sri Lanka, Uganda, United States of America, Turkey - for all these countries, GG.BET does not allow opening accounts or depositing funds;
- In all other countries, GGBet is legal and allows depositing and withdrawing funds.
Popularity of the GG.BET brand
The table below shows data on GG.bet that we have collected from various open and niche sources:
|Main countries of operation (according to Google Trends, SimilarWeb, Ahrefs)||Germany, Ukraine, Russia (the bookmaker announced that it stops accepting players from Russia after 05/31/2022), Brazil, Korea, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Philippines|
|Sponsorship of LAN tournaments||Very high. GG.BET acts as one of the main sponsors at almost every major tournament.|
|Livestream advertisement||Very high. You'll find ads of this brand on most major event live streams.|
|Advertising on the players' uniforms||Very frequently placed|
|Brand recognition in mainstream news (Google News, etc.)||Frequent|
|GG.BET ambassadors||Natus Vincere, Starladder, Maincast|
|Brand's leagues||GG.BET Championship Series (Dota 2)|
|Official Wikipedia page||None|
|Number of site visitors / per month||1.9 million visitors|
|Founded in||2016 (approximately)|
|Annual income||no info available|
|Social media||Twitter, Instagram|
Compliance with the rules and requirements for users
|Notification of the collection of cookie data on the website||Present|
|Option to opt-out of cookie data collection (according to General Data Protection Regulation)||None|
|Limiting the age of users to 18 and above||Observed|
|Payment control||More than 96%, according to eCOGRA|
Pay attention to clause 12.6 of the rules. according to which GG.BET has the right to block the accounts of players who have remained inactive for a long time (the deadline is not specified). In such cases, there should be a notification about fund withdrawals - if any remain on the inactive account.
The GG.BET website has been translated into many languages. In addition to English, you can switch to Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Thai, Filipino, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese at any time. Therefore, compared to other bookmakers, GG.BET has vast possibilities for displaying the site in different languages.
GG.BET has no problems with its reputation - the brand is well-known and has been in the esports ecosystem for a long time. The bookmaker also provides ample opportunities to use the site in different languages. But note that: 1. GG.BET does not have enough licenses to work in some large markets (for example, the USA or the UK); 2. Non-transparent attitude towards inactive accounts that may still have funds on them. Due to these two factors, we lowered the score by 3 points.
Here GG.BET is the undisputed leader among all of its competitors. It offers bets on all well-known esports games and a wide range of betting markets - from classic bets on the winner to less popular ones, for example, bets on the outcome of a single map or round.
What games can I bet on in GG.BET?
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
- League of Legends
- Call of Duty
- Heroes of the Storm
- King of Glory
- League of Legends: Wild Rift
- Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
- Rainbow Six
- Rocket League
- Rugby League
- StarCraft II
Tournament and match coverage
GG.BET covers almost all known leagues. This means that not just the most prominent events are available - it's not uncommon to be able to bet on matches within the scope of the smaller tournaments. At the time of writing this review, we could bet on any of the 400 esports matches scheduled for the near future - a very high indicator of diversity. GG.BET primarily covers CS:GO events (~30% of matches), Dota 2 (~25% of matches), and League of Legends (~25% of matches); the remaining 20% are distributed evenly among all other esports disciplines.
Available markets and types of bets
Bookmaker GG.BET is one of the leaders in the range of esports betting markets. Just take a look at the number of betting options within a single match:
|GG.BET betting markets||Types of GG.BET bets||Options of GG.BET bets|
|Winner (match outcome)||Single bet||Standard|
|Total for the number of maps (more\less)||Express||Live|
|Even/odd on maps||Combination|
|Handicap on maps|
|Accurate map count|
|Different variations of all the markets above on separate maps|
|Outright bets (bets on the tournament winner)|
What is the minimum bet for GG.BET?
The minimum amount of one bet in GG.BET is $0.50. If your currency differs from the US dollar, then the minimum bet will be recalculated at the bookmaker's conversion rate.
Demo account GG.BET
The bookmaker does not provide such an opportunity. As such, you will not be able to test your event forecasting skills without placing a real money bet.
It Seems like everything here is spotless, except for your inability to make a demo account - but that functionality is quite rare. The bookmaker provides a huge range of esports events that you can bet on, and it allows you to play in many betting markets.
Making a deposit and withdrawing funds
Depending on your country of residence, GG.BET provides various options for replenishing your wallet and withdrawing money. Let's look at them in more detail:
Methods of adding funds to the GG.BET account and receiving payments
|Visa||All countries||All countries|
|Mastercard||All countries||All countries|
|Maestro Cirrus||All countries||All countries|
|Apple Pay||Not available in Canada, Philippines, Brazil, Russia||None|
|Google Pay||Not available in Canada, Philippines, Brazil, Russia||None|
|Skrill||In most countries||In most countries|
|Neteller||In most countries||In most countries|
|paysafecard||Europe, Canada||Europe, Canada|
|Bank transfer||In most countries||In most countries|
|ecoPayz||Canada, Brazil||Canada, Brazil|
Other payment methods (depending on your country): Sofort, Pay4Fun, PicPay, AstroPay, Bradesco, Boletol, Banco do Brasil, Itaú, Santander, Caixa, Banrisul, MuchBetter, MiFinity eVoucher, Rapid Transfer, Neosurf, GiroPay, iDebit, Interac, monobank, Privat24, and others.
It would be too difficult to focus on each payment method as there's a myriad of those for each country. However, we'll make an exception for two due to their importance: PayPal and cryptocurrencies.
Does GG.BET accept/pay money via PayPal?
No. GG.BET does not process payments made through this payment system, be it deposits or withdrawals.
Does GG.BET accept\pay money in cryptocurrency?
No. We have not found any ways to replenish the account with any cryptocurrency. It is also impossible to receive the winnings in crypto.
Security of financial transactions
GG.BET uses PCI Security-based methods when depositing funds via a card and handling your card credentials. When using other payment methods, the payment operators ensure the transaction's security.
To withdraw funds, you must enter your personal data and your mobile phone number, which will need to be verified by an SMS.
Also, please note that according to the GG.BET rules, money can be received only through the same channels as it was deposited.
Terms of receiving prize money and minimum\maximum payouts
|The minimum amount of the first deposit||Minimum payout amount|
|10 $/€ or other currency equivalents||10 $/€ or other currency equivalents|
|up to 300 $/€||up to 2 days|
|from 300 to2,000 $/€***||up to 5 days|
|from 000 to 20,000 $/€||up to 14 days|
|from 20,000 $/€||up to 30 days|
- * When we tried to withdraw a small amount of $10 to our card account, the money was received quickly and without any additional commissions 10 minutes after the application. Therefore, the period of 2 days is the absolute maximum and most likely depends on the country of your residence and your bank.
- ** The maximum amount for one payment transaction is $9,000/€
- *** If the amount of payments exceeds $1,000, GG.BET may request copies of your documents proving the identity of the payee.
The brand has a large number of methods of depositing and receiving funds. For instance, Apple and Google Pay are supported in many countries. Payments of small amounts are instantaneous, and if any delays occur, it is more due to the processing of payments by banks and not a GG.BET's fault. Still, we are disappointed that the bookmaker does not support PayPal and cryptocurrency, so our estimate is 15/20.
The esports bookmaker divides its operation into online casino and sports/esports-based bonuses. The process of getting to them seems inconvenient:
- First, you need to go to the “my casinos\sports bonuses” section of your personal account;
- Select a bonus from the list or enter a promo code and activate the bonus;
- Perform the requested action in order for the bonus to work (for example, make a deposit).
The main part that makes the bonuses so clunky is that deposit bonuses (activated when funds are deposited to the account) must be activated BEFORE the deposit; otherwise, the bonus will not work. This is not obvious after registration since the bonus menu needs to be found in your account tab, and there are no navigation prompts for this. For example, if you want to activate the first deposit bonus, you need to:
- Go to the bonus menu and enter the promo code;
- Activate a promo code;
- And only after that top up your account.
The bookmaker GG.BET offers a large number of different bonuses. You'll most often encounter bonuses tailored to a certain major event. For our users, we have prepared exclusive bonuses from Tips.GG:
|Type of bonus||Code*||Description|
|First Deposit Bonus||TIPSGG||+200% to the first deposit|
|Free Bet||TIPSFREE||Free bet of $70/€ for a $20/€ deposit|
|Bet Insurance||TIPSGGSAFE||Insures a bet of $ 25/€ with a deposit of $ 10/€|
- *Please note that the bonuses are limited. They expire five days after the activation.
GG.BET bonus wagering
To get the most out of bonuses, it's essential to pay attention to the rules for wagering each of the bonuses and withdrawing bonus funds, as they differ for different bonuses. For example, to withdraw funds when using the first deposit bonus, you will need to:
- place bets for a total amount exceeding 28 times the amount of the bonus received within 14 days;
- use bets with a coefficient of 1.75 on single bets only;
Although the bonus activation system is not very clear, unlike most bookmakers, GG.BET provides a wide range of different bonus offers (both permanent and event-based). Therefore, our rating is 9/10.
There are several feedback options for GG.BET customers
|+44 (203) 769-19-62||English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Hungarian, Chinese, Japanese|
|+7 (495) 109-59-65||Russian|
|+38 (044) 237-98-98||Ukrainian|
|+4 (871) 881-04-23||Polish|
|+3 (572) 506-06-21||German|
Chat with GG.BET
- The chat works 24/7 and supports all language versions of the site;
- The chat window is a bit inconvenient and outdated - when you enter your message, only two lines of your text are visible, which is very clunky. Also, you see your message in a large font, and the operator's response is in a tiny font. Seems counterintuitive.
- We received a response from the support service 4 minutes after writing our message. Not immediate, but not bad;
- After the end, you can evaluate the operator's interaction as “positive” or “negative."
GG.BET email support
If it is necessary to solve more complex situations than those that can be resolved via a call, GG.BET also has an email hotline at [email protected].
GG.BET commits no sins there. The support agents are quick to respond. GG.BET also supports its international client base with a lot of language options. The score is reduced by 1 point for a very inconvenient chat window. An update is overdue!
In our opinion, the mobile version of the site is even more convenient than the desktop one. All elements are intuitive, and it is convenient to place bets.
GG.BET app on Android or iOS
The website states that the GG.BET bookmaker app is available in the Google Play Market (Android) and App Store (iOS), but, in fact, they are not there. Most likely, this is an oversight by the site designers who placed the official Google and Apple labels on the GG.BET website. The search through the apps did not reveal GG.BET application anywhere. However, there's still an option to install GG.BET app by simply downloading it from the official site.
Because of this mishap by the site creators, it's possible to fall victim to scammers when searching for GG.BET app in Play Market and App Store as copy-cat apps may appear in your search. If you happen to install one by accident, it will expose your personal information to scammers.
Both the mobile version and the app are convenient. In our opinion, it is even more convenient than the desktop version. But, the presence of Google Play and App Store shortcuts is misleading. A potential user may fall into a scammers' trap by installing a third-party application from these stores. Because of that, we take away 2 points from the final score.
We have checked popular review sites from different countries. To sum it up, we see that GG.BET generally has neutral reviews from its users:
|Website||Score||Number of reviews||Conclusions|
|trustpilot.com||2.9 out of 5||500+||Negative comments about the delay in withdrawing funds and blocking accounts. Representatives of GG.BET are responding to users.|
|askgamblers.com||6.24 out of 10||20+||Three complaints about account suspensions or payment delays.|
|reddit.com||neutral||Comment chains about blocking the users' accounts.|
Reviews are difficult to evaluate without having the full context of the situation in each case. Overall, we see both positive and negative opinions about GG.BET. Our assessment will also be neutral. It is also worth noting that the brand's support processes negative responses and does not ignore them.
In addition to the bookmaking activity, GG.BET also acts as an online casino operator. Users who want to take a break from betting may enjoy this more streamlined experience.
Internal tournaments with significant prize funds are periodically held among the players. The rules of each such tournament are compiled separately. These tournaments are open to everyone.
The bookmaker provides a section with sports statistics. Within the framework of this review, we are not interested in this since statistics are exclusively for traditional sports. But it's worth noting that such an option exists.
There is a sports and esports news feed right on the site. The page isn't updated too frequently, but, after all, this isn't the main selling point of GG.BET.
There's no point in ranking this: these are just additional quirks that do not contribute to the bookmaker's main scope of operation.
|Design and UI||7/10|
|Legality and brand credibility||7/10|
|Diversity in esports and betting||19/20|
All in all, this is a pretty high score. Tips.gg recommends checking out the GG.BET esports bookmaker if it is available in your country of residence.