Bitcasino Online Casino and Sportsbook Review
Bitcasino.io was established in 2014 and since then has kept its solid place on the best Bitcoin casinos shortlist. The quality of the platform is visible in everything from the design, to the games, their sportsbook and the whole company structure by itself. They are part of a bigger ambitious project called the Coingaming Group, which is responsible for powering their casino, sportsbook and promises to deliver more content in the future.
Although other Bitcoin casinos may not require as much information, signing up at Bitcasino is still pretty simple. Username, e-mail, birth date, password and you’re good to go; alternatively you can use a social media profile to complete the process.
They are available in every country covered by their Curacao license so you can expect some notable exceptions like U.S.A. and UK.
Let me start of by saying we really like the simple layout of their online casino. No flashy things popping up and clogging up the screen, just a list of game categories to choose from. Maybe it’s just personal preference here but I really don’t like when there’s too much to visual information to process, and it seems Bitcasino.io was all about that when they came up with their layout.
About game providers, we’ll just take a shortcut on this one and say that they are some of the best you can find. Great graphics and responsiveness. They have around 1,300 games revolving around slots, baccarat, blackjack and roulette. You can expect top quality material from the majority of them. Live dealers are also available. You can choose to play for real or to play for fun, and some games may require an Adobe Flash Player installation.
Onto the bad news: there is no poker and no craps. We don’t fully understand how or why Bitcasino chose to leave these classic games out of their roster, but it certainly is a big drawback given how popular they are. Coingaming will soon be launching a dedicated Blackjack and Slots platform, so while there is absolutely no confirmation for this, one hypothesis is that they could be looking into launching a dedicated poker platform too… We’ll have to wait and see.
Online sportsbook – Sportsbet.io
Bitcasino’s sportsbook is Sportsbet.io, they are all part of the same company and powered by CoinGaming. Your Bitcasino account will also work here, and the same terms and conditions apply, except for the fact that you can also play with Ethereum (ETH), All Sports (SOC) and also, suprisingly, Euro(€) and Brazillian Real(R$). How about that? A crypto sportsbook that also accepts national currencies! You can find information on the minimum deposit amount for each of those on their FAQ page.
Again, the layout is great! Finding what you want from their huge list of sports and events is pretty straightforward and there’s a big list of markets in those events to pick from. In football (soccer) the platform works superbly! It displays live stats and once you make a deposit you can even watch some live games! How good is that?
Live betting and cashout are available. This is honestly one of the best sportsbook we’ve seen around that accepts cryptocurrencies. We almost feel like it is worthy of its own review.
Bonuses and Promotions
Head over to the Promotions tab on their website and you’ll see that there is always a three of four bonuses up for grabs. One of the most regular ones is theirfirst deposit bonus, which doubles the amount of the player’s first deposit up to1 BTC. Other ones include2nd deposit bonus,25% reload bonusand other ones like giveaways and prize pots that change from time to time.
Bitcasino has a special VIP program. Not much information is disclosed on how you can join, all they say is that it’s an “invitation only club”. Our guess, which is probably a decent guess, is that when you cross an established threshold that hinges on playing frequency and amount wagered, you’ll receive the invitation. VIP players have access to competitions and tournaments, increased rewards and other prizes like an iPhone X, Macbook Pro, Smart Samsung TV, Free Spins and Gift Vouchers.
Deposit & Withdrawal
Currencies accepted are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and All Sports (SOC). The minimum deposit is 0.001 for BTC and 0.01 for ETH. Deposits made with altcoins via Shapeshift’s service will have to match BTC’s minimum deposit value.
Regarding withdrawals, the information provided is that the minimum amount to request a payout is 0.002 BTC. Any withdrawals exceeding the equivalent of 1 Bitcoin or €2,300, whichever is lower, will require additional KYC measures.
As usual, because deposits and payouts are all carried out with cryptocurrencies, the process is faster and anonymous.
They have excellent customer support service, available 24/7 through chat and e-mail (they answered a question I had within 30 minutes on a Saturday night). Sometimes they even engage in discussions in Bitcointalk’s forum.
Bitcasino offers players a terrific platform with top notch quality games! Don’t take it from us, they have received some very nice awards and certificates of trust. Their sportsbook, Sportsbet.io is one of the best Bitcoin sportsbook we could find, it even accepts some fiat money and has the great option to watch some live games!
We reeeally wanted to push the rating to a 5-star one here, and probably could have done that. The main reason why we didn’t is the lack of poker games (the shady VIP customer policy doesn’t help either). Coingaming is constantly pushing new products and we could soon see a dedicated Poker website as is the case with their sportsbook and blackjack platform. In such case it would be an easy 5-star rating. However if poker is not your thing, go ahead and enjoy Bitcasino’s fantastic product.