Posted 23rd November 2015 By: para
This weeks update grew larger and larger. Starting out as an inclusion of livestreams into our match pages it’s now grown up to include a new match chat system, bet calculator and a bet tracker.
The idea having the streams on the match pages has been around for ages, I’ve finally been able to include this onto the site. Once the stream has been added it’ll appear next to the live chat.
If a match is going to show the stream, you’ll see the ‘Livestream Available’ text appear on the betting advice page.
Once into the match the livestream should be visible. If it’s a Twitch stream then you’ll also get the choice of the twitch chat feed or the CSGOHUB Match Chat. This is currently for premium only while we stress test it on the live site. We intend to make streams available to all sometime soon.
[Update: The chat system had a server crunching bug so this was reverted back to the original chat software]
We’ve noticed a lot of tweets & group posts with users going all in or asking what we recommend for a certain sized bet. So to help we’ve added a calculator onto the match page.
So if a predictor calls a Small bet. you can use the calculator to see how that equates to your own inventory. Just type in your inventory size on the left and select a bet size from the dropdown in the middle. Your recommended bet amount will pop out on the right.
The bet tracker/marker/follower/whatever allows you to mark a match done (as requested by Angel). Once you’ve marked a bet, it’ll mark matches on the advice pages to make it clear you’ve already read it.
On the previous advice page it’ll highlight the matches you said you placed a bet, then you can check your results.
View the screenshots below of the new updates
This update contains around 1000 modified lines of code including a host of other small amends and fixes. We’ll keep working to improve the site, just keep sending in your suggestions and let us know if you spot any bugs via the contact form or any of our social media channels.
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When you first start out you’ll be tempted to try to bet as frequently as possible, don’t. Wait for matches with good odds where you or the predictors know the teams. Never force yourself to bet, bet on matches that you are confident in. You may go days or weeks without placing a bet, you’re not in a rush, wait for bets you are comfortable and confident in and profit should follow.
If there’s any uncertainty, don’t place a bet. Save your skins for another day. There will be plenty of other matches that you can bet on.
Betting is always risky, that’s unavoidable. But staying inside a ‘safe zone’ will help cover you off from some really silly bets. When starting out with a low inventory, large bets placed on matches with 80%+ odds aren’t going to return much in general (on lounge, even less due to the inconsistent returns) but you’re still risking a large amount of your inventory for very little.
Equally, odds below 30% sound very, very attractive with huge returns possible. But if you don’t know the teams or all the details, it’s very possible the team doesn’t stand any chance. If you think there might be a chance, reduce the size of the stake or consider an ICB.
Always bet with a percentage of your inventory. Think, what happens if you lose an ‘All in’ bet, do you stop betting for the rest of your life, or just get your wallet out and go again? You may think there’s no risk, however there is always risk. If you’re placing a high bet, stick to an absolute maximum of 20% of your betting inventory.
Always leave enough to bet another day.
If you’re feeling angry or frustrated, your judgement get’s very cloudy. You’ll make a stupid bet and lose. If you just lost a big bet or are on a losing streak, instead of trying to force a bet, you should take a step back, calm down and just take a break, come back refreshed with a fresh mindset.
Betting blind is a purely relying on luck, if the underdog odds are 30%, that definitely doesn’t mean the team has a 30% chance of winning. It just means 30% of the betting community chose that team. A late roster change could mean there’s zero chance for the team to win. Check in with our predictions to help give you some more background on the game.
Use the lounge odds tracker to predict the final odds as the start of the match get’s closer. If the odds are increasing/decreasing for the team you intend to bet on the return may not outweigh the risk anymore. A huge significant switch of odds at the last moment may mean that something shady is going on, mostly in very low tier games, or a sudden announcement, E.g standin may have occurred.
Bookies will put up their odds based on their own expectations, as the bets start coming in they'll tweak the odds to ensure it's still profitable for them. That early stage is key to getting an edge on the bookies.
As soon as you feel like you have to bet again to recoup loses, you’ll feel compelled to make bigger bets with bigger risks. This often starts an endless cycle driving your losses further and further. Instead, after a big loss, take a day off from betting (or a week if was really big). .Keep to the proper bet sizing based on the risk of the match no matter what. You are not in a race to win it back, just take it easy.
Do not blindly follow betting site odds and think that they are correct to the true odds. If a betting site has ‘Team A’ as a heavy favorite, it does not always mean that it’s an easy win for ‘Team A’.
SK beat Na’Vi… Na’Vi beat E-Frag. That means SK can beat E-Frag now, right? No.
There are many factors which contribute to the team winning a match, these factors such as player performance, map selection, strategy and tactics which may not apply to other teams.