Introduction to Gamdom
Since the release of Counter-Strike:Global Offensive or CS:GO by Valve Corporation in 2012, the game has been a huge hit among the players. With the game recently going free-to-play, millions of more people have added it to their steam library. The game still gets millions of players every day and has enabled millions to earn their livelihood from it through E-sports, Youtube, Twitch, and Skin Trading.
CS:GO has spawned with its popularity, its own economy of sorts in the form of skin trading, and creating. Skin traders and creators earn a six-figure income comfortably. This huge economy has also spawned gambling sites for it where people can bet their skins to either receive better skins or lose what they already had. One such website that caters to CS:GO skin gamblers is called Gamdom.
To cater to the CS:GO skin gamblers, the site Gamdom was launched to the public in 2017. The site is these days primarily a fairly regular crypto gambling site website like Roobet with games being submitted by various developers in the gambling gaming market. It started as a CS:GO betting website, but has more into a more general gambling website which takes the center stage. The site does not emphasize a lot on the graphics or other bells and whistles. The developer submitted games load very slowly and consume bandwidth to play. Unlike many premium gaming sites, Gamdom focuses mainly on a few very popular games which we will get to later on.
Apart from CS:GO skins some other game skins are also accepted as fair methods of exchange. One such example is Dota 2 skins. The Blockchain-based VGO skins and Bitcoin are also accepted.
Normal FIAT currency is also accepted with modes of transactions being AliPay, CASHU, Google Pay, Mastercard, PayPal, Union Pay, Visa, and WeChat.
That being said, withdrawals are only allowed in the form of cryptocurrency and skins.
Basic User Interface
Going into the site, It greets you with dark colors. The site looks very minimalist, unlike most gambling sites prompting the user to feel all business which can be a negative for some people in this space. There are no shiny graphics or banners, nor are there any ads that litter it. On the top left corner of the site, we see a home button. Similarly, on the top right corner, the language change option is given along with a counter of people who are online. This counter updates in real-time.
There are three other options sitting next to the home button which read as “Blog”, “Forum” and “Education”.
Clicking all three in succession lead me to empty pages. I also used a VPN to check if this restriction was specific to my location but it still had the same result. In my opinion, the site either had a forum that was closed in order to reduce bandwidth, or they are planning to start one. Either way, the buttons that do not do anything make the site feel like it's not serious about maintenance.
Underneath the home button, the site proudly showcases links and icons of their most popular games. These games are Crash, Roulette, Hilo, Trade Up, and Jackpot. We will explain the mechanics of these games later.
Going down, We get the developer submitted games which I believe get the shorter end of the stick as the games (even though having a section reserved for them) do not feel like they are the main attraction here. The games also take their sweet time to load because most of the site’s bandwidth is allocated to the five main Gamdom games which are the main attraction of the platform.
Moving down, we find a chart which shows how much people have wagered and won. A live bet chart is being updated in real-time with the user names, game, time, and payouts. A weekly leaderboard also proudly displays the names of the top ten people who have bet the most in the week and how much they have won. Six-Figure bets had won five-figure sums which mainly shows how people haven’t been lucky this week.
Moving on, we see a bar that shows various payment methods. The next section advertises a bonus reward system that apparently is very successful. It is called Rain Reward.
The site also features the names of the developers who have provided games for it.
At the very end, we find an anti-Gambling advisory and links to a few sites which educate about gambling addiction.
The site also has a very active chat room that can be accessed from the homepage. The chatroom is divided into people from many different countries.
The Rain Rewards mostly happen in the chat rooms hence the activity is explained. The rain rewards system is also called rain bot where the site’s currency which is called ’coins’ is randomly sent to the people who can catch them. A literal example of that would be a robot going into a busy public area and throwing money into the air and people running to catch it.
Although the site has a few empty pages and some services feel as though they are being throttled intentionally, it still manages to load very fast. The chatbox and the leaderboards get updated in real-time. The Gamdom games also work flawlessly. The developer submitted games are treated more like a small supplement even though money is still being wagered by people on there.
The website is built on HTML5 which helps in scaling it up and down. The site is available on all platforms (mobile, tablet, and desktops). It is however recommended that the site be mostly used on a desktop or a laptop, with the browser being Google Chrome, so that you enjoy a smooth gaming experience.
The site has a very active social media presence on websites like Twitter, Instagram, and VK. Gamdom profiles are very active and provide regular updates on anything new that’s happening on the site.
Even though the developer submitted games mostly take a backseat in Gamdom, there are still many developers that submit games to this site. These developers include names like Betsoft, Big Time Gaming, BluePrint, Booming Games, Booongo, Caleta, Gameart, Green Jade, Hacksaw Gaming, Kalamba Games, Microgaming, No limit City, One-touch, Play’n Go, Pragmatic Play, Quickspin, Red Tiger, Relax, Spadegaming, Tom Horn, Truelab, Wazdan, and Yggdrasil.
The main attraction of this site and the games which make the most money are created by the site itself under the name of “Gamdom exclusives”. These Exclusive titles are featured on the top of the website. These titles are also common on other CS:GO gambling sites. They are as follows:
- CRASH: This game reminded me of the Grand Theft Auto 5 side activity where the game character puts money in at one point and withdraws it as soon as it goes up. Even somewhat similar, Crash works a little bit differently. A graph with a line starts moving horizontally which represents a multiplier. The players cash out as the line slowly goes up.
The line can crash at any time so people are very keen to cash out. Those who do not cash out in time lose their money while the people who cashed out on time receive their earnings in accordance with when they cashed out relative to the multiplier. This game is mostly based on luck as I’ve seen games where the multipliers have gone up to 5x or even 8x. Similarly, there are times when the multiplier stopped somewhere around 1.5x.
- HILO: This game is very straight forward. A card is shown to the player with the option of predicting whether the next card will be higher or lower. Those who predict the right pattern would win while those who’re unable to predict the pattern will lose their money.
- TRADE UP: This is mostly a betting game. The player chooses a skin in the Gamdom marketplace and bets a specific amount for it. The odds are calculated on the basis of the price of the skin and the amount gambled. The higher the price of the skin, the higher goes the difficulty of winning.
- ROULETTE: The Roulette is also a prediction game. The game is divided into three sections. 1 to 7, 0, and 8 to 14. They are color-coded red, green, and black respectively. People predict where the wheel will stop. However, the red and black coded winning bets only pay 2-1 while the green (which is the number 0) pays 14-1 due to higher risk.
- JACKPOT: The Jackpot game is mainly a lottery with the spirit of all or nothing. People trade in their skins for tickets. The higher the skin value according to the steam analyst API, the higher the number of tickets. One single ticket is drawn and the person with that ticket goes home with all the skins in the pot.
Bonuses And Promotions On Gamdom
Bonuses on Gamdom are linked to the level of the player. The players can level up by using experience points or XP points. XP is earned by placing bets on the site. The higher the XP, the higher the level. The player gets to earn better bonuses on higher levels.
One of the most popular bonus features on Gamdom is the Rain Rewards. The rain rewards are given by Rainbots which appear randomly in the chatrooms. The rain bots distribute coins in the chat rooms which can be the real-life equivalent of throwing money in the air and people catching it. There are three types of Rain Rewards.
- FREE RAIN: The free rain does not discriminate. Coins are thrown in the chatroom and anyone regardless of their level and XP can claim them.
- NORMAL RAIN: These rewards are only claimable once a player has wagered a certain amount of coin while playing different games on Gamdom.
- TSUNAMI/TORNADO/VOLCANO RAIN’S: This is the highest level of free coins the rain bots can throw in a chatroom. The players have to reach a certain threshold to claim these rewards but once they get there, the rewards are huge.
Customer Care and Support
Gamdom does not have any live customer care and support. They can only be reached out by email. They also have an active social media presence on Instagram, Twitter, and VK. The unavailability of a live chat feature and contact number is possibly the biggest drawback of this platform.
Gamdom has not restricted itself from any country by itself. Yet Gambling laws in many countries like Pakistan and Israel make the site’s use illegal in these countries. Violating these laws may lead you to pay huge fines and serve jail time. Hence players should research their country’s gambling laws before they start betting money on Gamdom.
The trust ratings of a website are mainly based on provably fair algorithms that they deploy on the website. Provably fair is a tool that enables a player to analyze a site for fairness.
Gandom has an entire “Provably fair” page that walks the player through the progress of how everything happens on the backend. The results can be checked out by anyone and it does point to a high trust rating.
Gandom is owned by a company called Smein Hosting N.V which is a registered company in Island Nation of Curacao.
This is definitely a good place for people who want to gamble using their CS: GO skins. They are fair in their transactions and what you see is mostly what you get. The bonuses could be better in our opinion but they are still adequate. The website’s design is all business minimalist which might turn off some people and it takes itself a little too seriously for a gaming website.
That being said, this is, by all means, a good platform for what the customer wants – fair wagers. Go ahead and check it out.
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