So you’ve built up an impressive collection of rare and valuable Counter-Strike skins and now you want to wager them. But where do you go? Who can you trust with your valued collection? Today we will be taking a closer look at SkinArena.com, taking into account their reputation, design, games on offer and more, all to help you decide if this is the operator to use.
A cursory Google search will bring up several results that are both positive and negative. However, most of the negativity seems to stem from how slow their customer service department is. Another concern is the sheer amount of SkinArena impersonators. On the positive site, imitations are said to be the highest form of flattery. The operator is Kinguin Affiliate, which adds a lot of credibilities. This credibility is further enhanced by the number of big-name YouTubers that can found playing on the site.
The simple and clean design aesthetic of SkinArena.com ensures that it is a breeze to navigate. As soon as you open the page you are taken to their Raffle game. The handy Quick Deposit function is prominently placed on the left with the live Chatbox on the right. The remaining links run along the top of the page. Overall everything is where it should be. It’s easy to use, navigate and loading times are fairly impressive.
Types of Bets
SkinArena.com offers players 2 different games. The first game is Raffle, where the winner takes the entire pot. Punters bet their skins and receive the appropriate number of tickets based on the value of the skins. After a set time passes, the system randomly picks a winning ticket. In Coin Flip, 2 players go up against each other. Each player bets an equal amount. The system then flips the animated coin and picks the winners.
Both games employ a Provability system where the winning ticket and coin flip can be verified by anyone on the site.
Deposits & Withdrawals
Players can make deposits and withdrawals by using a Steam Trading Bot. After logging in to their Steam account through SkinArena.com. Once you input your trade link, your full Steam inventory will be visible, allowing you to withdraw and deposit skins as you wish. When you have decided on the skins you’d like to withdraw, the bot will send you a request. This process will be familiar to anyone who has placed a bet using CS skins before.
The Service Team are available via email and their social media channels of VK and Twitter. As we mentioned earlier, there have been quite a few negative reports on how long the team takes to respond (generally between 2-5 days). In this day and age, especially when Live Chat is a common feature among all of their competitors, this is just too long.
On the whole, SkinArena is an operator worth using. Their reliability is confirmed by being a Kinguin Affiliate, several big-name YouTubers playing on the site and the built-in Provability Fair system. However, punters need to be wary that they are not being fooled by one of the countless SkinArena fakes. But if you use the correct URL at all times, you will be fine. Just remember that their service team could take up to 5 days to reply.