One of the newer names in the UK esports betting market, Puntt Esports has already earned a growing reputation for esports betting and in this Puntt review, we are going to take a closer look at why that reputation has been earned.
Part of what makes the company so appealing is the fact that rather than using traditional esports betting, the company uses Puntt Pool Betting as its primary method for betting on esports. Puntt UK customers may be familiar with this already, but we will explore how this type of betting works in this review too.
While the site at the moment only offers Puntt Pool Betting on two major esports, CS:GO and League of Legends, what is impressive for Puntt Esports customers is that there are usually different pools available to select from for each of the markets.
At the moment, we think that the Puntt Esports betting offering is still very much a niche market, but it is an interesting way to bet and in the remainder of this Puntt review, we will explore how the pool betting system works and how effectively it is implemented on the Puntt UK site.
Puntt Pool Betting
Puntt Pool Betting differs from standard esports betting in that it operates under the basis of a pool and no good Puntt review would be complete without clearly identifying what that means for punters.
In pool betting, all bets on a particular market offered by the betting site, are collected together to form a pool. Once that money is collected, a small percentage of that pool is set aside as the fee for Puntt for hosting the pool.
Punters then can place their bet on a selection within that pool. For example, a popular bet on CS:GO games is to bet on which player lands the most kills in a game. All bets taken on that pool are then collected and when the game is played, the players that bet on the correct selection from the pool are paid out the money from the pool, minus the fee charged by Puntt.
The amount you win back is proportional to the size of your bet, so for example, if a pool raised £1,000 and out of all the people who bet on the outcome, there were 2 winners, one betting £90 and one betting £10, this means that the player betting £90 would receive £900 in winnings, while the player betting £10 would receive £100 in winnings.
On the Puntt UK site, you can bet on pools taken from major CS:GO and League of Legends tournaments at the moment.
To sign up with Puntt Esports, you need to first register with the company. This is just a case of filling in a simple form with your main details:
- Date of Birth
- Email Address
And then once you have checked a couple of boxes, your registration will be checked, and once these checks are completed, you then become a member of the site.
Once you are a member, simply click on the Login button at the top of the screen and use your email address and the password you chose at registration to log in to the site.
Puntt Esports Pool Betting Markets
We have already stated in this Puntt review that the company focuses mainly on CS:GO and League of Legends betting on its UK site. However, when it comes to the specific markets available for these esports, what Puntt offers is a little different to other providers.
Rather than betting on markets with generally small numbers of selections or outcomes, such as which team will be the winner of a CS:GO or LoL match, Puntt Pool Betting focuses more on markets that offer a range of different options, many based on a players individual skill or ability to work within a team.
As such four of the most common markets offered in Puntt Esports Pool betting are as follows:
- Most Kills – This can be a bet on which player lands the most kills over the course of a single map, or over the entire match.
- KDA – This is an acronym for Kills, Deaths and Assists. Essentially, this is a bet on which player has the best KDA ratio and the ratio is worked out by adding a player’s kills to their assists and then dividing that number by the number of deaths that they experienced in a game (if any).
- ADR – This is a bet on which player in either team competing will have the top Average Damage per Round (ADR) score over the course of the game.
- Ace – This is a bet on which if any single player will score a kill against every member of the opposing team during a game.
Players can bet on either the Win (a player finishing top of the selected market) or the Place (finishing top or second on a given market). Other bets such as Duo, Exacta, Trio, Trifecta, Pick N, Pick N Duo and Pick N Trio bets are also available.
Puntt Payment Methods
Given as this Puntt review is for the Punt UK website, this means that the site will only offer payments using Visa Debit or MasterCard Debit cards. Credit Card deposits are now no longer legal in the UK for any esports or sports betting provider to offer.
Funds can be withdrawn back to the deposit method you used to deposit cash into your Puntt account initially.
Puntt Safety and Security Features
This Puntt review is pleased to note that there are a number of security and safety features included on the Puntt Esports site. The site is fully licensed to operate in the UK by the UK Gambling Commission and it also has a dedicated Gambling Controls section of the site where you can set deposit limits, stake settings and even suspend your account if you feel the need.
The site also offers prominent links to IBA, Be Gamble Aware and GamStop at the foot of the main page if you need to contact these services.
What can we make of this Puntt review? Well, Puntt certainly offer UK esports punters a different way to bet on markets than most. Pool betting is still something of a niche market for UK esports punters and it is going to be interesting to see how much it appeals. The site itself is nicely organised and very intuitive but the nature of pool betting and the fact that only League of Legends and CS:GO are covered at the moment, means that the selection of bets is not as extensive as you can find on other more standard esports betting sites.