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UNIKRN.COM Official Q&A
United States Unikrn 
Hey HLTV community, we’re Unikrn.We now offer legal esports betting on four continents, 24/7 virtual CS:GO matches and you can even legally bet on your own ranked public matchmaking games (even in most of the USA). We were a founding member of the Esports Integrity Coalition and founded with investment from Mark Cuban, Ashton Kutcher our co-founder previously founded Microsoft’s startup incubator, Microsoft Ventures. We were the winners of Esports Operator of the Year 2019 from the betting-industry EGR awards. You can try Unikrn out with $10 free using code HLTVQA if you sign up today. Questions about your specific account? Contact our support team via email: support@unikrn.com. For legal and security reasons, we will not discuss individual accounts on a public forum.
2020-02-19 15:21
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Peru TheJuan 
Did you get permission to do this??
2020-02-19 15:22
Yes, we did.
2020-02-19 15:26
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Peru TheJuan 
Very nice
2020-02-19 15:27
Men HLTV have no shame, promoting these shady gambling sites
2020-02-19 15:28
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Peru TheJuan 
Martin has to pay the bills somehow
2020-02-19 15:28
Wagering is a major driver in esports (and traditional sports) growth, and a lot of people enjoy it. We don't want anybody to bet who isn't interested in betting, we just want to make sure we provide the best options possible for people who are. Esports is going to continue to grow, and Unikrn is going to continue to be there to help push it. We're really proud of that, and we're glad to have gone to mainstream investors like Mark Cuban, Shari Redstone and Elisabeth Murdoch and successfully pitched them a vision of esports that they understood all the way back in the mid 2010s. That brought millions of dollars of non-endemic investment to help fuel the growth of esports through things like tournament prizepools, team investments and original esports content.
2020-02-19 16:21
your copy paste game is good pr person ngl
2020-02-19 19:33
He is right nonetheless, betting is one of the big reasons why we get such good tournaments and why there’s so much investment in the scene. I think it’s a good thing, provided there aren’t any scams.
2020-02-19 22:24
yes but most of the replies are too copy-pastey pre-generated corporate messages for an HLTV qna, the ggbet guys were a bit chiller
2020-02-19 22:33
Well, I’m sure the guy prepared some pastas in case of common questions. Imagine if he had to type a custom precise answer to every question, there’d be no time to answer everyone. So he gets the common ones out of the way and the fun/short ones he can write down himself. Idk how ggbet did their thing but good on them if they made it look better tbqhwy
2020-02-19 22:35
+1
2020-02-19 22:37
Yes this is verified.
2020-02-19 16:06
#125
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Other serene 
how can I verify my acc?
2020-02-20 18:28
can anyone say if this is legit??
2020-02-19 15:22
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Korea XigNw0w 
They have verified profile, it's legit.
2020-02-19 15:29
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Sweden Hasklon 
Thx very cool!
2020-02-19 15:24
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Germany Flachzange 
How did you fuck up Banks exactly?
2020-02-19 15:29
Due to privacy and legal reasons, we cannot discuss employment issues, especially conflict between two former employees within a subsidiary group. James contributes a lot to the Esports space, is well-loved by Unikrn and we’re extremely pleased to see his continuing success.
2020-02-19 15:31
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Germany Flachzange 
fair enough
2020-02-19 15:31
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Reunion 1iquser 
why is your jersey pink? why not orange or green?
2020-02-19 15:29
Although we sponsored Unicorns of Love, they are an existing brand with an existing style outside of their relationship with us. We certainly wouldn't want to step in and tell them how they have to look while they play!
2020-02-19 15:32
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
Future of UKG?
2020-02-19 15:29
We continue to release more ways to play and develop new innovative ways like streamer betting / virtual CS:GO and new partners to give UKG users a growing array of options. Coming up, our rewards system is having an overhaul to power more game play. To see updates on UKG, visit Unikoingold.com or unikrn.com/press!
2020-02-19 15:40
#19
flusha | 
Finland ))) 
Can I sue you if I bet on your site as a minor?
2020-02-19 15:31
It’s illegal to bet on Unikrn as a minor. Part of the terms and conditions you accept you are over the age of 18 and from an eligible region. All accounts have to be account verified. We have extensive, regulator-approved KYC (know your customer) and AML (anti-money laundering) procedures to prevent fraud.
2020-02-19 15:36
In germany you can demand the money back you paid in. Even if you agree that you over 18. So if ur country has similiar laws
2020-02-19 22:33
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Norway stekt_laks 
who are you btw?
2020-02-19 15:33
Unikrn is one of the longest-operating esports-first betting operators in the world, and we love CS:GO so much we helped found a team and developed our own event, United Masters League, dedicated to developing rising talent and giving growing players a place to gain the experience needed to become tier 1 all-stars. We have 24/7 CS:GO betting, even when there's no live games, and odds on 70 CS:GO matches right now, and we even give CSGO players like you rewards just for playing CSGO. We're also the only regulator-approved operator who lets you bet on your own ranked matchmaking. You can also enter to win great skins and prizes (right now we have a Karambit | Ultraviolet up from grabs, among other stickers and skins).
2020-02-19 15:46
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United States NA_KEKW 
Lmfao
2020-02-19 18:09
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Norway stekt_laks 
so i could, in theory, enter a game with aimlock and walls, and get paid if i win???? do you have some "overwatch" committee reviewing each vod?
2020-02-19 19:30
Unikrn has methods of counter-cheating, including manual review, but we can't divulge too much about our methods. Cheaters can be punished, including being banned from Unikrn, per our use policies.
2020-02-19 19:34
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Norway stekt_laks 
so a person who would use some low fov aimbot, or some harder detectable cheat, could in theory cheat money from the system, be it 1 or 2 games?
2020-02-19 19:59
We're confident that is not a risk factor and doing so is a violation of the terms of services.
2020-02-19 21:08
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Norway stekt_laks 
Nice, thanks for clarifying. I've actually been looking for a viable match-betting website and will definitely be checking yours out :)
2020-02-19 21:13
You're very welcome! Have fun ;-)
2020-02-19 21:22
i uploaded all necessary documents over 1 month but still "Verification Pending"
2020-02-19 15:36
Hi ss, we can't discuss your specific account here, but if you reach out to support@unikrn.com, I believe they should be able to look at your situation with you.
2020-02-19 15:37
this is the complete opposite of 1xbet Q&A n1 men))
2020-02-19 15:38
Typically, if you're still in verification pending after sending all of your documents, there's been a rare issue in confirming your identity and we need something additional. That'd be because of legal regulatory requirements. We do have thousands of active customers and verification issues are rare, but they can happen. If that's the case, we would have sent you a message, but it's possible it went to a spam filter. If you message our support team directly, you can mention you asked about this in the HLTV Q&A and give them further details so they can help you get approved or explain what happened.
2020-02-19 16:53
Why on earth would you bet on a matchmaking game
2020-02-19 15:40
Some players want the extra adrenaline and excitement from CSGO which comes from having something to win, just like some esports fans think it's more fun to watch esports with a bet on the line. Historically, you'd need to be a very high skill player to experience that thrill, but now almost any player can know what it's like to win cash playing a game they love. Some players also find that having something on the line helps them focus and motivates them to improve. This is something we've heard frequently from pro players, that playing in competition is different than scrims, and we wanted to give average players the same options pro players have. Another reason some players like to bet on themselves is because they feel they have more direct control on the outcome as opposed to betting on a team, plus UMode (our matchmaking betting option) is legally available some places where esports betting is not -- including most of the USA. There are other reasons players might bet on themselves, but the only way to figure if it's for you is to try it yourself!
2020-02-19 15:52
"plus UMode (our matchmaking betting option) is legally available some places where esports betting is not -- including most of the USA" So to sum it up, you've found a loophole in the law which allows you to make more money. Thanks for your reply. I don't think I'll be trying your service, though.
2020-02-19 17:02
It's not a loophole, that implies that we didn't go through the proper regulatory channels to get a betting experience live. In the USA, each state determines its own betting laws. We made UMode and took it through robust legal frameworks to make sure it qualifies for legal online betting in every state where it's available. That means it isn't available in some US states, but it is available in most of them. We would have made it for other regions even if we were unable to offer it in the USA. We are extremely dedicated to making sure Unikrn is THE safe and trusted esports bookmaker. It's why we were a founding member of the ESIC and how we won Esports Operator of the Year last year, our first year operating UMode. We sometimes pause launch of new betting experiences for months or years to make sure that they meet all legal standards. We wouldn't do that if we were looking for loopholes. If UMode isn't for you, that's okay, we think we have a lot of other options to offer, and if betting isn't for you, that's also okay, we just want to make sure we're offering a safe and legal environment for people who ARE interested in betting. We also have non-betting experiences available, including no-betting-required reward systems for CSGO players.
2020-02-19 17:15
In states where other forms of eSports/videogame betting is illegal, you have found a way to legally provide a videogame-based betting service. As far as I'm concerned, that's a loophole. And as for all your "proper regulatory channels", if I found a way to legally pay less tax (a tax loophole), it would still be a tax loophole even if I went to HMRC (the UK tax authority) and asked them if it was illegal. From that second paragraph, you also seem to me to be confused as to what a loophole is. A loophole isn't illegal. So when you say: "We sometimes pause launch of new betting experiences for months or years to make sure that they meet all legal standards. We wouldn't do that if we were looking for loopholes." Of course you would. The whole purpose of a loophole is to make sure that an otherwise illegal act isn't illegal. And yes, betting isn't for me.
2020-02-19 17:35
The distinction between a loophole and not a loophole, typically, is whether the law is being used as intended. In our case, we are offering wagering as it was intended. We know because we work with regulators and operators existing in the space. To be clear, we don't offer esportsbook wagering in the US. The reason UMode is available while esports betting is not is because many lawmakers intentionally differentiate between betting on an act of skill (like playing CSGO), betting on others playing a game of skill (like esports) or games of pure chance (like slots). These categorizations exist intentionally and are being used as intended (we checked). Most states use something called the Dominant Principle Test, which CSGO and many other online games pass because of the influence of skill, opportunity to showcase that skill, abundance of data and a few other factors. These tests are actively written into the law specifically for use on cases like this -- and if the law doesn't permit betting in this or a similar way, we don't operate. We understand betting isn't for you, and we're glad you know what you want, but many people find betting to be a good way to enhance their enjoyment of hobbies like playing games or watching esports. We're making sure there's a legal, regulated, safe place to do this, which takes legal betting customers out of the pockets of illegitimate sites or predatory betting sites. By taking those bettors who could legally bet off sites that target minors or at-risk bettors, we're reducing their volumes and making it harder for predatory & illegitimate operators to run. We're really proud of the positive impact we have on esports and the way our work has helped contribute to cleaning up the esports betting space. Unikrn is an American company with our own licensing, a wide array of experiences to offer, each only available in regions where they're meeting regulatory standards.
2020-02-19 18:01
That's a pretty fancy way of saying you found a loophole. Don't take it personally. You want money and you're a business, it's perfectly acceptable and I don't judge you. Also, by "We're making sure there's a legal, regulated, safe place to do this, which takes legal betting customers out of the pockets of illegitimate sites or predatory betting sites. By taking those bettors who could legally bet off sites that target minors or at-risk bettors, we're reducing their volumes and making it harder for predatory & illegitimate operators to run."... You really mean "we're getting rid of the competition"
2020-02-19 18:46
Hello I deposited 10$ in ETH 3 months ago, verifiction pending and I can't get the 10$ back, I don't want to go through the trouble again so can you just refund me the 10$ in ETH
2020-02-19 15:47
Hi Silverstone, I'm really sorry to hear about that -- unfortunately, we can't discuss your account in a public forum like this for legal reasons. However, email support@unikrn.com and they'll work with you to figure out what happened and try to fix it.
2020-02-19 15:57
Ashton Kutcher the actor?
2020-02-19 15:47
Yup, he's one of our initial investors (which makes him one of the first celebrity investors in esports, actually).
2020-02-19 15:54
damn. nice to know that
2020-02-19 16:56
should i deposit for bet on 10$ free and withdraw if i won?
2020-02-19 15:50
I'm not sure I fully understand the question, but if you're interested in trying Unikrn, you can use code HLTVQA when you sign up to try us out and see how you like us, and we hope you do!
2020-02-19 16:05
ye i already sign, ive got 4x2.5 , okey if i win bets on this free money, can i withdraw it on my paypal or smth else accaunt? Or i should deposit a real money for withdraw?
2020-02-19 16:07
You don't need to deposit to withdraw your bonus winnings if you meet the bet thresholds. You should be able to withdraw your free $10 bonus if you turn it over at least 3 times at odds 1.5 or higher. We also have a deposit bonus for HLTV (deposit $20, play with $80) with code HLTV if you would prefer a larger bonus!
2020-02-19 16:25
okey, u have comfortable site , i think i will deposit 20$+ for big bonus i have 1 more question. Can i deposit\withdraw by VISA card (russian), webmoney, yandex money, qiwi ?
2020-02-19 16:26
Thanks for giving us a try! If you have any feedback, let us know at support@unikrn.com or DM us on social media. Generally speaking, we have Skrill, Visa, Mastercard, Crypto wallets, Neteller, instant ACH transfer, but this may vary based on your region. We're always working to add more payment and withdrawal methods in more regions.
2020-02-19 16:46
Payment/withdrawal methods for Germany? I know you take money very fast, but how fast are you paying the money out after its been requested?
2020-02-19 22:43
i send all documents for verifying 3 days ago and still "Verification pending" in my accaunt? Why so long verification in 2020?
2020-02-21 08:37
As we continue to grow, our team handle more and more verifications each and every day. We take this very seriously as we are committed to meet all of our regulatory requirements which can, unfortunately, prolong the process somewhat... But! We're working on new efficient ways to speed up the process! So we're sorry it's taken a while for you and in the future it's definitely something we'll streamline more.
2020-02-21 21:31
trying to make a serious ama on hltv forums is one of the worst - if not the worst - idea one can have. 80% of users here are literally just registered to shitpost
2020-02-19 15:50
We're here for whatever percentage of CSGO fans are legitimately interested in getting free rewards for playing CSGO, legally betting on esports, winning skins and digital items or enhancing their gameplay. If there's 80% shitposts, then that's an inconvenience worth suffering to make sure the other 20% feel like they can ask questions and get answers about Unikrn.
2020-02-19 16:03
Hmmm it does seem like the thread has been serious for now. Looks like it is a good idea, no wonder you guys keep making these threads. HLTV is a strange forum but this is the place in which you will find the most csgo bettors for sure
2020-02-19 22:31
i betted at m16r and they losed all my monies wen lost 16-0 can i sue m16r?
2020-02-19 15:51
Probably better to stick to forum posts on this one.
2020-02-19 16:07
What is your favorite hltv meme?
2020-02-19 16:08
EZ4ENCE led to the best tune since basshunter sang about Dota. Answering this question started the biggest office argument I've ever seen. Many lives were lost.
2020-02-19 16:42
Why are u doing w this on HLTV doe 😶😶😶
2020-02-19 16:25
HLTV likes CSGO. We like CSGO. We have the most robust CSGO betting options in the world, plus free rewards for CSGO players (even if they don't bet). Seems to us that's worth sharing!
2020-02-19 16:29
How do we use the code?
2020-02-19 16:31
Go to Unikrn and create a new account, once you've set your login information there will be a field for promotional codes. You can put it in there and the $10 bonus will be in your betting wallet once your registration is complete. If you have any trouble, you can message support@unikrn.com and indicate that you tried to use code HLTVQA for a $10 free bet and they'll make sure it gets put into your account once you've completed your registration.
2020-02-19 16:33
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Serbia Fica01 
Do you require a deposit for withdrawing the 10$ we got using the code, and if so how much? What withdrawal methods are supported?
2020-02-19 16:32
Hi Fica -- you don't need to deposit anything to withdraw the bonus, but you do need to turn it over on our platform. The bonus is an opportunity to try us, so you'll need to bet the bonus 3x at odds 1.5 or higher before you can withdraw it. If you're ready to withdraw, we have tons of options, but they may vary depending on your region. Generally speaking, we have Skrill, Visa, Mastercard, Crypto wallets, Neteller, instant ACH transfer available and we're currently working on paypal. You can also spend your winnings on video games at our partners Gamivo.com.
2020-02-19 16:39
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Serbia Fica01 
Because we are given 4*2.5 eur, does that mean we can bet 2.5 eur 3x at odds 1.5 or higher and unlock that money, while the other 7.5 are locked?
2020-02-19 16:44
Yup, each needs to be turned over before its value can be withdrawn. You'll also need to have a verified account before you can withdraw (for legal reasons).
2020-02-19 17:05
How old are you?
2020-02-19 16:43
Unikrn was officially founded in 2014, so we're about six years old as a company.
2020-02-19 16:48
Thanks, interesting!
2020-02-19 16:49
Hello Unikrn, I've had an account since some time but haven't ever really tried it out. But since you have this offer for new customers(10eur free for signup), would it still be possible, to give people like me this offer aswell, since I never really used ur site? best regards
2020-02-19 20:24
We can do that for you if you reach out to support and they verify you haven't taken up previous offers or bets. Mention this Q&A when you message support@unikrn.com requesting the bonus, and they will credit your account once they verify you're eligible!
2020-02-19 20:58
yeah it worked out. just noticed, I tried to verify on juli 2019 and until now, my verification is pending. Could you guys look into that maybe?
2020-02-19 21:36
If you're still in verification pending after sending all of your documents, there may have been a rare issue in confirming your identity and we need something additional. That'd be because of legal regulatory requirements. We do have thousands of active customers and verification issues are rare, but they can happen! If that's the case, we would have sent you a message, but it's possible it went to a spam filter. If you message our support team directly, you can mention you asked about this in the HLTV Q&A and give them further details so they can help you get approved or explain what happened.
2020-02-19 22:08
Do you accept bets on Syman matches?
2020-02-19 20:30
Is there a max bet on cs:go matches?
2020-02-19 21:09
We have max bet limits for both UMode and Esportsbook betting. For Esportsbook, it depends on the user, the tier of fixture they're betting on and the type of bet—with exotic markets tending to have lower limits. If you're referring to UMode, then the match limits also vary per user and are generally based off of your game history. The more games you play, the higher the max bet limit.
2020-02-19 22:34
USA DEPOSITE WHEN
2020-02-19 22:09
You can already deposit in the USA if you meet regulatory requirements in your region! :D
2020-02-19 22:20
How do you secure age verifying? do you work under EU law? or somewhere in Africa?
2020-02-19 22:29
When you create an account, you will submit verification documents which we then use to validate your age, region and other information important to ensure you are a legal user of the network. Our onboarding processes have been approved and audited by regulators and are among the most robust KYC/AML systems in the world.
2020-02-19 22:39
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Korea XigNw0w 
I have never used your site, is it available in Korea? Can I deposit Wons?
2020-02-20 11:05
Yes, most of our products are available in South Korea! We currently accept USD, Euro and all major crypto deposits. Don't forget to use our free code HLTVQA to test us out ;-)
2020-02-20 18:21
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Latvia VAIZE 
Saw you have a promotional 10$ code for today HLTVQA decided to give the site a try but error comes up fiat_currency_unavailable
2020-02-20 18:34
Unfortunately this means your region does not support money based betting!
2020-02-21 02:34
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