Updated: January 3, 2023

Blockchain Casino Awards – The Best Crypto Casinos in 2021

Despite all the outstanding developments that have taken place in the world of online casinos in the last decade, crypto casinos still have a reputation for being a bit rough around the edges.

We want to break that misconception and showcase the cream of the crop of the blockchain gambling industry.

And so, we have created the Blockchain Casino Awards, which aim to give recognition to the safest and most innovative blockchain casino brands in 2021.

Each of our five categories rewards excellence on what we believe is a core aspect of blockchain gambling:

AwardWinnerHonorable Mentions
Best Blockchain Casino?True FlipCloudbet and BitStarz
Best Gambling Dapp♠️EarnBetBetfury and CasinoFair
Best Crypto SportsbookCloudbetStake and FortuneJack
Best User Experience?King BillymBit and Bao Casino
Best Crypto Games#️⃣StakeBetfury

For more information about our ranking criteria for all awards, please see here.

Best Blockchain Casino - Blockchain Casino Awards

The Best Blockchain Casino award recognizes excellence in all core aspects of a blockchain casino.

From the very best Bitcoin bonuses to the most popular crypto games, the recipient of this award provides a stellar crypto experience across the board.

True Flip – The Best Blockchain Casino In 2021

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True Flip casino offers the best of both worlds: while it stays true to a more mainstream audience with a light-hearted tone and jaw-dropping promotions, it also includes features that please users of blockchain technology.

True Flip’s Ethereum-based house token, the True Flip Token, unlocks exclusive rewards, and the brand also supports a vast array of cryptocurrencies, including all the popular coins.

As for its games, True Flip offers an impressive range of slot machines – including titles from its own game studio – as well as all the best live casino tables.

It’s a well-rounded casino with a fun theme and an outstanding reputation: what else could you ask for at a crypto casino?

How We Selected Our Winner

To be considered for the ‘Best Blockchain Casino’ awards, websites must allow cryptocurrency payments and/or integrate blockchain technology elements in the player experience.

The latter could be the usage of blockchain casino RNG or blockchain-based provably fair systems, although all casinos in our shortlist accept at least one cryptocurrency.

We have also taken player safety into account, as well as the variety of payment options offered.

In the end, selecting just one winner wasn’t easy, and several other outstanding casinos came close to winning the top prize, including:

Best Gambling Dapp - Blockchain Casino Awards

The Best Gambling Dapp award recognizes decentralized casinos that go the extra mile towards achieving the ideal crypto gambling experience: a transparent, anonymous, and provably fair casino that pleases even the most passionate blockchain fans.

EarnBet – The Best Gambling Dapp In 2021

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EarnBet is a decentralized casino featuring a handful of original and provably fair games.

Although other brands feature more games and a wider variety of promotions, this Dapp stays true to the principles of decentralization and transparency.

Its in-house token gives you exclusive access to unique advantages, like a reduced house edge, and you can also play for a progressive cryptocurrency jackpot.

It’s also a thriving casino: EarnBet is consistently on DappRadar’s top ten most visited gambling Dapps. As such, it offers safety and stability for all its players.

How We Selected Our Winner

Gambling Dapps can be hard to define. For this award, we only considered transparent casinos with a solid integration of blockchain technology. Furthermore, we used the list of Dapps on DappRadar as our point of reference.

Since many Dapps work on Ethereum or Tron-based applications, we gave Bitcoin transactions a lower weight. However, it was also a ranking criterion.

On the other hand, we considerably increased the weight of provably fair games since we believe they are an intrinsic feature of decentralized casinos.

Other core aspects of Dapp gaming were also considered, such as token-based systems that reward players with a share of the house’s earnings.

Although one brand passed our test with flying colors, other decentralized casinos also stood out from the rest. They were:

Best Crypto Sportsbook - Blockchain Casino Awards

Although cryptocurrency gambling remains mostly casino-focussed, more and more blockchain casinos are now offering sports bets.

Our high-achievers provide a well-rounded sportsbook product with features such as in-play betting and dedicated sports promotions across multiple markets, including e-sports and virtual sports.

Cloudbet – The Best Crypto Sportsbook in 2021

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Our Cloudbet review starts by highlighting that this brand is one of the oldest cryptocurrency casinos in existence and then explains how it has grown into one of the most popular brands in the world.

While it’s true that Cloudbet’s stellar reputation certainly didn’t hurt its chances, it was its comprehensive, customer-friendly, and fun sportsbook platform that convinced us.

With features such as an impressive selection of realistic virtual sports, a dedicated esports section, and an extensive list of traditional sports with appealing odds, Cloudbet is a solid choice for all punters.

Those wishing to bet and win Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the like can do so with ease.

How We Selected Our Winner

Several criteria that we used when selecting the Best Crypto Sportsbook were exclusive to this award.

For instance, we gave an individual weight to items such as the diversity of betting markets (in-play and pre-match) and the variety of sports and competitions covered.

Of course, we also considered cryptocurrency-specific aspects:

  • The diversity of coins offered.
  • How well the website integrated crypto payments.
  • The quantity and quality of cryptocurrency-specific bonuses and other promotions (when applicable to sports bets).

The competition for this prize was fierce. While only one website achieved the highest score, others have also come a long way into providing a great cryptocurrency sports betting experience.

Honorable mentions include:

Best User Experience - Blockchain Casino Awards

Here, we recognize brands with stellar customer support, uncomplicated cryptocurrency transactions, and a safe and seamless player experience from sign up to withdrawal.

What’s more, we also value features such as the brand’s originality that are important yet perhaps out of the scope of our other awards.

King Billy – The Best User Experience in 2021

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With the current quantity and diversity of blockchain casinos, it’s nearly impossible to surprise us with an original theme. King Billy is one of the few exceptions.

An example of King Billy’s commitment to its royal theme is its highly-thematic VIP club, where you go from citizen to monarch, amassing fitting rewards along the way.

Features like the winner’s table, a very detailed casino dictionary, and a royal letter from King Billy himself help create an immersive and user-friendly player experience that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere.

But it’s the brand’s free and instant cryptocurrency payments (with generous maximum and minimum limits) that set it apart from the rest.

How We Selected Our Winner

Many prospective players look for cryptocurrency casinos with an established player base and a strong reputation.

However, brands with many players often come short on aspects such as payment processing times. These are often slower at larger casinos with generous bonuses, which tend to victims of bonus abuse, identity scams, and even money-laundering schemes.

While we understand the casino’s necessity to protect itself and its players, we also acknowledge that these hiccups often result in a less than optimal player experience.

The Best User Experience award recognizes the blockchain casinos – big and small – that go above and beyond to improve your experience across the board.

While our winner went above and beyond when it comes to providing the optimal cryptocurrency gambling experience, other brands were also noteworthy in their efforts.

Honorable mentions go to the following brands:

Best Crypto Games - Blockchain Casino Awards

Games are the heart and soul of online casinos, whether you’re playing with Bitcoin, altcoins, or fiat money.

However, there is a category of games that stand out from the rest at blockchain casinos: crypto games.

Almost always provably fair, these games integrate blockchain technology into their mechanics.

Stake – The Casino With The Best Crypto Games in 2021

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Stake casino’s collection of original games unquestionably took home our Best Crypto Games award.

Stake Originals – the brand’s in-house games – are famous for their low house-edge and appealing simplicity. They appeal to a crypto-friendly audience, with games such as Crash and Plinko taking a prominent role in this category.

What’s more, Stake Originals are provably fair, which means that you can validate the outcome of every round yourself!

How We Selected Our Winner

When we thought about creating an award celebrating the very best crypto games, our first idea was to celebrate a single game.

However, we soon realized two crucial things:

  1. Many players (including ourselves) often play more than one game.
  2. It was impossible to select just one game: we would have to choose at least one game per category (dice, slot machines, roulette, crash), which wasn’t the goal.

Eventually, we realized that we should, instead, celebrate casinos with an outstanding collection of crypto games.

We looked at the overall game variety, game-specific aspects such as the games’ originality, aesthetics, and performance. However, we also looked at the casino’s reputation and other brand-specific features.

For this category, we have a single runner-up: Betfury. This casino wowed us with its branded games.