Pinnacle REVIEW 2018
Brief overview & history
Pinnacle is one of the most respected esports betting sites in the business. With 20 years of experience in the betting field, the platform offers one of the most beneficial fantasy sports betting options for users. While competitors try to shine with flashy content and constant confusing promotions, Pinnacle keeps it simple – and they do it extremely well. The interface is friendly, every submenu is just a click or two away, and with one of the sweetest margins available, they’re a valuable choice to consider when heading into an esports betting career!
Special offers/bonuses & how it’s played
Unlike most rivals, Pinnacle doesn’t offer any bonuses upon sign up and deposit. While this may come as a disappointment to many users, we find it plainly different. You can’t be tempted by whopping offers which leave you with less winning percentages right after. On this site, everything is what it seems. We get the exact deposited amount and get to make it on our own. As for esports betting coverage, Pinnacle has an amazing array of competitive online games to bet at. Although they are an old-schooler at the betting scene, they know how to embrace the new trends. Below is the list of all fantasy sports games eligible for a wager at Pinnacle:
- CS: GO
- DOTA 2
- League of Legends
- Starcraft 2
- Heroes of the Storm
- World of Tanks
- World of Warcraft
- Starcraft Bloodwar
- Rocket League
- King of Glory
To put it simply, almost any game we can think of betting on can be found in Pinnacle. They take great dedication to expand their horizons and cover as many betting options for their customers as possible. This alone should be enough of a reason to check them out but there are other positives about the site…
Pros & Cons
- Easy to use webpage, suitable even for rookies
- Friendly odds for bettors across the globe
- The highest possible betting limits
- Incredible mobile optimization
- Parts of the software (expanding boxes, e.g.) can be tricky to get used to
- No promotions
- Bigger market coverage is needed
How much focus does esports get?
Esports betting options can easily be spotted on Pinnacle. Yes, there are limited options for fantasy sports, but they cover the widest range of esports games out there. You can find esports bets among the traditional sports, but there is also a separate esports tab. The site also has a Main Page feature with the top 6 markets to bet on at the current moment.
Esports betting at Pinnacle
Esports isn’t that different from ordinary sports when it comes to placing bets. We simply log on and select the esports menu. Then we see all possible competitions to bet on. They are based on game titles and timeframe – we get to wager ongoing matches and future events, too. In addition to the simple Outright and Single Match bets, we get to predict the number of maps played in CS: GO, and even bet on every unique map if we wish to.
After choosing our preferred game, we can easily place any bet amount (up to the limit, of course). Hitting the “Submit Bets” button, we finalize our bet and wait for the outcome. There is also an automated calculator showing us exactly how much we can lose if we are wrong, and a possible profit maximum for the right decision.
Also, the parlay bet function can be difficult to grasp at first. If a player wants to parlay between leagues, they are literally asked “Are you sure?” before they may proceed. This can happen more than once at a time, and users must get used to it to avoid having to restart the process. Other than that, we don’t have anything else to prepare you for.
What is more, we expect a new range of specific bets being added to Pinnacle. After all, esports is the most rapidly growing betting market at the moment, and it is safe to say that respected betting sites will want to get as much from it as they can.
Payment methods and withdrawals
Banking options at Pinnacle cover the most widely used debit/credit card brands like MasterCard and Visa but there is also Bank Transfer, eCheque, EcoPayz, Entropay, iDebit, Instadebit, Instant Banking, and Paysafecard. In our opinion, these are more than capable of handling all of our deposit/withdrawal needs – with minimal fees also. The site strives to deliver a great service to their players without fees but some industry regulations oblige them to implement a fee. As for withdrawals, Maestro, MasterCard, and Visa cashouts may take up to 3 banking days while iDebit, Entropay, and Paysafecard have a 24-hour pending period. Bank transfers are in the 2-10 working days range, and eCheques also take from 1 to 3 banking days.
Customer service and security
Pinnacle offers a live chat and an email contact option. While live chat is faster and more convenient, these guys are veterans, so they conduct their customer support correspondence mainly via email. With this in mind, the email channel replies quickly. Even hard-to-solve problems can be answered in less than two hours, with only the most complicated cases taking up to 24 hours.