In the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turned to computer games as a way of life and a source of entertainment. Among these people, there is a massive army of online gamblers who are looking for ways to have some fun amidst the stay-at-home restrictions and uncertainty that the pandemic has inflicted upon the world.
One of the most popular games amongst this group is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO). In this first-person shooter, players choose to either fight for the possibility of bringing down an oppressive nation or organization, or work together to save the world from what is essentially a global apocalypse. Players engage in violence against other humans, or ‘hitscan’ as it is commonly known, and gain experience and weapons as they progress through the game.
The experience gained from playing CS: GO is valuable and can help gamers prepare for the real world. For instance, in the game you perform better when you are calm and collected, whilst engaging in aggressive behavior brings you closer to orgasm — and more points!
This is why many people see the game as a valuable tool for self-improvement and growth. This is also why so many people have tried to make making money playing CS: GO completely legal and even available to all. Unfortunately, creating a betting bot, for example, to automate your gambling and betting activity in the game is actually a violation of CS: GO’s Terms of Service.
Here, we will discuss various methods for running an illegal gambling operation in CS: GO, as well as methods for legally participating in a gambling operation in CS: GO.
The Basics of Gambling in CS: GO
To put it simply, gambling in CS: GO is almost entirely illegal. The only official gambling website in the game is csgo betting, which is a site that specializes in legal gambling activities. All other sites, including those that let you place bets on matches in the game, are prohibited. The only way to gamble in CS: GO is through these legal betting sites.
The reason for this is simple: CS: GO is a team based first-person shooter, and allowing individual players to gamble would be tantamount to facilitating cheating.
Although there are many reasons why individual players should not be able to engage in gambling activities in CS: GO, there is one reason why it should be perfectly legal for you to place bets on your favorite teams: to prepare you for the real world. In the real world, you will encounter situations where your team wins or loses based on luck alone, and you will need to be ready to act rationally in those situations. It is therefore imperative that you are able to control your impulses and perform rationally even when you are in the midst of a gaming session. This is why legal gambling is accepted in CS: GO, and why you should not try to participate in any illegal gambling activities in CS: GO.
Making An Auto-Bettings Bot for CS: GO
Although legal gambling is allowed in CS: GO, the same cannot be said for automated online gambling. An auto-bettings bot is a software program that uses various techniques to automatically bet on the game. These techniques can involve, for example, looking at the last game you played, determining what odds you’re offered and taking either a bet or a no-bet.
Making an auto-bettings bot for CS: GO is actually quite easy, as long as you’re prepared to get a bit of programming work done. You will need to make four parts, which we’ll discuss below:
The client is the part of your bettings bot that you use to communicate with the server that hosts the online gambling site you are using. The client will establish the connection with the server and send the required information, such as the username and password you entered for the account. In return, the server will send the account balance and any pending transactions for the user.
The client must be reliable and secure. In addition to establishing a secure connection to the server, the client also needs to be able to reconize faces and allow you to log in with your gaming account even when you are using multiple devices. For these reasons, it is usually a good idea to write client code ourselves or hire a local programmer to do it for us.
The server is the part of your bettings bot that interacts with the gambling site you’re using. The server establishes the connection with the client and then processes the required information and responses from the gambling site. Most online gambling sites use a REST API (a standardized, interactive representation of an HTTP resource) to interact with their customers. In order to create a REST API, you will first need to design a representation of the resource you’re trying to expose, which we’ll discuss in more detail below.
The Design Document
A design document is a description of the resource that you’re trying to create. The purpose of a design document is to precisely describe the resource so that nobody (including you!) misunderstands what it is you’re trying to build. The design document acts as an outline and guides you in the right direction, whilst the representation itself acts as the finished product. This finished product will be used later for the server to interact with.
The design document should be as complete and detailed as possible. It should include all the information that a client would need to connect to the resource, as well as information on how to use the resource properly. If you’re using standard HTTP methods (such as GET and POST) for the REST API, then the design document should include these methods, as well as any other appropriate ones. For instance, if you’re creating a blog-site resource, then you should include a PUT method in your design document, as well as any other methods that are specific to blog resources (e.g. DELETE, MOVE, etc.).
In addition to the client and the server, your bettings bot will also need a reliable and secure databse in which to store all of its relevant information. The databse must be able to accommodate all of the data your bettings bot will need to operate. The databse should be able to store player accountholders’ personal information (e.g. username, mailing address, payment method, etc.) so that players can log in whenever they wish, as well as all of the data associated with their current bets (e.g. staking amounts, predictions, etc.).
If you’re storing any personal information in your bettings bot, then it is imperative that you protect this information from unauthorized access. This is why the databse should be encrypting all of its data. You can use a cryptographic hash function (e.g. SHA-256) to encrypt your data and generate a unique key (called a cryptographic hash or message digest) that can be used to decrypt the data at any time with secure authentication (e.g. SSL/TLS).