If you have been part of the online gambling industry for the past three to five years, you probably have noticed the steady rise in the number of online casinos that are accepting Bitcoin transactions. These are either already established casinos, or casinos purposely set up to accept only bitcoins.
Don’t be surprised. Bitcoin is like the promised currency for gamblers that have problems accessing online casinos for various reasons, but mostly because of the law. If you are one of those, here is a quick guide on how to choose a good Bitcoin casino. These are general guidelines that more or less can be applied to searching for a good non-Bitcoin casino too.
Things to Watch Out For
Deposits and Withdrawals
Online casinos that do accept Bitcoin transactions, but primarily focus on transactions involving dollars and other government-regulated currencies need to be checked whether they allow withdrawals in bitcoins too. You don’t want to be left hanging at the last minute when you are about to make a withdrawal only to find out you can’t have your winnings in bitcoins.
Promotions and Wagers
Players have been facing other kinds of problems with such casinos. For example, since they primarily focus on, for example, dollars, all of their promotions, offers, and others may be expressed in dollars only. This can be a problem because you will have to do the converting yourself to find out how much to deposit or withdraw, or how much you need to wager. It’s best to look for casinos that express everything in bitcoins.
This aspect goes without a question. A good Bitcoin casino needs to have a good reputation. Even the new ones launched only recently, because good word spreads fast. One of the best ways to find out if a Bitcoin casino has a good reputation is to ask experienced players. You can do this through Facebook groups, Twitter, Reddit, forums, etc. Even at Bitcoin gambling portals, where you can find additional info such as technical specifications, info about the bonuses and reviews.
There is hardly a casino that won’t offer a bonus for your first deposit. This is why the need for filtering out the good bonus offers is essential. Are the free spins offered really free? Does the welcome bonus offer have a wagering requirement trap?
The following rule usually applies: “the bigger the bonus, the stricter the conditions”. Read how many times you need to wager the bonus (and the deposit if applicable) before you even accept any bonus. Sometimes it’s better to avoid the bonus and play with your own money only.
Last but not least, the customer service. Good customer service says all about the overall brand, and the operator himself. Don’t neglect this aspect. You will realize how important it is for the Bitcoin casino to have good customer support when you get in dire need of help but can’t get any.