Should you use Bitcoins in online casinos?

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With the phenomenal rise in the popularity of Bitcoins and cryptocurrency as a whole, almost every industry wants to associate itself with this relatively new digital currency. One such industry is gambling. Over the past few years, there has been a rise in the number of online casinos accepting Bitcoins.

Using Bitcoin to play in any online casino is similar to making a deposit with any e-wallet or debit card. For instance, when you deposit Bitcoins in an online casino, they are converted to a standard currency say USD. Thereafter, you can use that deposit similar to any usual deposit via credit card, debit card or e-wallet.

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Despite the ease of using Bitcoins in online casinos, many still doubt using cryptocurrency for gambling. Such players, however, need to know that cryptocurrency holds various benefits over traditional currency when it comes to online casino.

The first major advantage is privacy. Use of Bitcoin ensures privacy for both the casino owners and the players. No one gets access to your personal and financial information. Moreover, there are no chargeback issues that are usually seen with standard credit cards.

Another benefit is the speed you are able to withdraw the winnings. If you are using traditional currency, it could take about a week to make a withdrawal. However, Bitcoin withdrawal could be completed within minutes as it does not require any third-party approval.

With Bitcoin you also don’t have to pay hefty transfer fees associated with traditional currency. Since there is no need for any third-party approval, you can send and receive Bitcoin at very low fees.

Many countries have not yet legalized online gambling. Therefore, banks in these countries might not process transactions related to gambling websites, leaving players with no other choice but to look for alternative deposit methods. For such players, using Bitcoin is the best option as it gives them access to the online casinos without the need to link their credit or debit card.

In all, it won’t be wrong to say that using Bitcoins in an online casino is a good option, or infact is a better option than using traditional currency. But, one thing that you must ensure is that the casino site where you wish to use your Bitcoins is reputable. This is very important, considering the irreversible nature of Bitcoin.



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Anna Peel
Anna Peel is a professional writer. In the past four years, she has written for many websites including BSC Kids, Wasabi Media Group, Boomtron, and many others. She currently live in Savannah, Georgia and occasionally blogs about fashion during her free time.