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Bitcoin Sportsbook Shuts Down

A Bitcoin-only online sportsbook,, has closed its doors this week citing financial issues. While the company claims players will receive all funds owed to them, that remains to be seen.


The following notice appeared on the website

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/15/2015

Bitcoin Online Sports Betting: BetPhoenix Begins Offering Option and Big Bonus, the nearly ten-year-old online sports betting site based out of San Jose, Costa Rica, which has seen its business more than double in the past year, has now joined the ranks of sportsbooks offering the anonymous digital currency Bitcoin.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/13/2015

Wizard of Odds Analyzes Bitcoin Gambling

Internet betting information site Wizard of Odds has been tackling the world of Bitcoin in the online gambling industry, bringing about an informational guide on the subject.

Submitted by Payton on, May/25/2015

Any Online Sportsbooks Accept Bitcoin for Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight?

BetOnline is the latest online sportsbook to accept the anonymous digital currency Bitcoin and will be doing so for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.  They have been a long time sponsor of the website.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/30/2015

BetOnline Becomes The Latest Big Online Sportsbook to Introduce Bitcoin

With the start of the NCAA Tournament last week, online betting giant saw more March Madness players in on the action than ever before.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/26/2015

Bitcoin-Only Online Poker Room Seals With Clubs Closes After ‘Sledgehammer’ Raid

The largest of the Bitcoin-only online poker rooms, Seals With Clubs, has unceremoniously closed its doors following a raid of CEO Bryan Micon’s Nevada home.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/22/2015

Bookmaker Looks for Boost With Morgan Spurlock ‘Inside Man’ Bitcoin Survival Piece

CNN’s Morgan Spurlock “Inside Man” plans to take us inside the world of anonymous digital currency Bitcoin on Thursday February 19, 2015 at 9 pm EST and online gambling site is hoping to capitalize on what will likely be a mini-surge of sorts on folks trying out the mysterious currency.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/13/2015

Unregulated Bitcoin Could Soon Become Regulated in New York, California

New York’s Department of Financial Services came out with a revised set of rules to regulate companies that buy, sell, hold, and transfer bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/04/2015

Bitcoin Sportsbook For Super Bowl 49: The Importance of the Bookmaker News

Many fans of Bitcoin, the anonymous digital currency, may not have fully grasped the importance of announcing its new Bitcoin sportsbook platform this past week. To say this is the biggest news related to the marriage of Bitcoin and online gambling would be an understatement.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/01/2015

Bookmaker Offers Bitcoin Just in Time for Super Bowl XLIX

San Jose, Costa Rica –The hype for Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks is reaching a fever pitch, and is making its own worldwide headlines by now accepting Bitcoin for both deposits and withdrawals.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/30/2015 Begins Offering Bitcoin as Payment Option, one of the biggest and most established online sportsbooks, has officially opened Bitcoin as an option for all members just in time for the Super Bowl.  As always, you can claim up to $2500 in free cash when joining

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/28/2015

Nitrogen Sports Bitcoin Book to Begin Accepting US Dollars

Nitrogen Sports is beginning to distinguish itself from one of those many fly-by-night “Bitcoin-only” books that have come and gone with the drop of a….well, the drop of the anonymous digital currency’s price.  A great number of these so-called sportsbooks existed only to take advantage of the dramatic swings in Bitcoin's price, benefitting from upward mobility.  Those days appear to be over.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/28/2015

Bitcoin Will Explode to Beyond $1 Trillion

The anonymous digital currency known as Bitcoin is set to explode beyond $1 trillion, so says those famous Winklevoss twins.

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, best known for their legal battle with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, are both major investors in the crypto currency.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/27/2015

Bitcoin is 10 Percent of Americas Cardroom’s Business Right Now Reveals CEO

Americas Cardroom CEO Phil Nagy tells, the anonymous digital currency Bitcoin has thus far impressed at his online poker business.

“Bitcoin is doing good for us,” he told G911 this week.  “It is 10 percent of our overall business right now.”

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/16/2015

Americas Cardroom Officially Begins Accepting Bitcoin Deposits

San Jose, Costa Rica – Getting money onto an online poker account has now officially become more convenient. Leading US online poker site Americas Cardroom today announced a groundbreaking move in payment processing. The poker site today becomes one of the first poker rooms to accept Bitcoin for deposits, with maximum daily transactions as high as $1,000 and minimum deposits as low as $5.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/09/2015

Bitcoin or Bit Con: $730 Million Bitcoin Heist May Have Been Inside Job

As more and more online gambling websites mull over the anonymous digital currency bitcoin, there appears to be good reason why said companies have had reservations up to this point.

Business Insider in the UK reports that Japanese authorities are investigating whether a $730 million heist this past year could have been an inside job.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/05/2015

CNN Live Twitter Chat Thursday: The Future of Bitcoin

CNN is scheduled to discuss the topic of Bitcoin’s future in a live Twitter chat Thursday December 18, 2014 at 12 PM EST @CNNTech.  The anonymous digital currency has finally begun to catch on in the Internet gambling community after a long period of resistance.  A number of mainstream outlets are also starting to take notice.

A panel of experts have been assembled to discuss Bitcoin.  They include:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/17/2014

Silkroad Founder Accused in Six Murder-for-Hire Plots: PokerStars to Offer Bitcoin?

With online gambling sites only now beginning to jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon (quite possibly PokerStars among them), some of the earlier Bitcoin startups are currently facing scrutiny, the most notorious of them all being drug bazaar Silkroad.

And now the founder of that underground company, Ross Ulbricht, is alleged to have set up at least six murder-for-hire plots.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/09/2014

From Poker Player to Bitcoin Miner: Chris McAlary Talks Coin Cloud ATM

Chris McAlary tells he decided to start the Bitcoin mining website Coin Cloud ATM following the events of April 15, 2011 in which three of the world’s largest online poker sites were forced to make abrupt exits from the US market, a result of indictments leveled against several key executives from each company.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/30/2014

Michael Mizrachi Launching Bitcoin Online Poker Site

One of the biggest names in poker, Michael Mizrachi, has announced plans to open his own bitcoin online poker room.

In an exclusive interview with the online gambling industry trade website, Mizrachi revealed his decision to get in on the operating side of things in light of all the difficulties in securing sponsorship deals.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/28/2014

Americas Cardroom to Implement Bitcoin Withdrawals Next Week

Americas Cardroom CEO Phil Nagy confirmed Wednesday evening that the popular online poker room plans to roll out its Bitcoin withdrawal platform some time during the first week of December (an exact date was not immediately known).

“We were working on this today and should have the withdrawal functionality ready by next week,” Nagy said during a four hour live streaming Q&A format broadcast on Wednesday evening.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/27/2014

Bitcoin Set to Revolutionize Online Gambling

The average price of Bitcoin has settled in between $400 and $500 without the extreme upswings and downswings we witnessed earlier in the year, suggesting stabilization of the anonymous online currency.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/25/2014

$5 Billion in Bitcoin Fantasy Sports Contests Annually: Joins the Fray

Bitcoin + Daily Fantasy Sports contests could amount to big bucks.  Try $5 billion.

Fantasy Sports has always seemed like a promising area for Bitcoin acceptance, suggests Kenny Spotz of the

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/18/2014

Where Can I Bet on Football Online With Bitcoins?

You can bet NFL Football and College Football using bitcoins at here.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Sep/04/2014

Is a Bitcoin Online Gambling Boom on the Horizon? featured an interesting piece on Tuesday suggesting that the bitcoin gambling boom is only getting started.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/02/2014

Bitcoin Domain Sells for $1.1 Million

Domain names can still fetch top dollars as witnessed this week with the $1.1 million spent by Josh Garza of Connecticut-based mining equipment firm GAWMiners to acquire

Garza told Cryptocoinsnews' (CCN)  that he had some "huge things in the works" for the mining world and digital currencies.
"Investors that are looking at Bitcoin will see this acquisition as another sign that it is worth investing in Bitcoin and Bitcoin related companies," Fargo wrote.
The rare domain name was exclusively brokered by Domain Guardians.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/04/2014

Speaker Line-up Announced for Inaugural Crypto Valley Summit

Industry titans, government personnel and Adam Wood, Lieutenant Governor and the Queen’s personal representative, are among more than 30 speakers due to make a powerful statement of the Isle of Man’s commitment to cryptocurrencies, as the speaker line-up for the inaugural Crypto Valley Summit is announced.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/01/2014

Amicus Brief Filed By Bitcoin Foundation in Miami Criminal Case

The Bitcoin Foundation announced Thursday afternoon that they have filed an amicus brief with respect to a criminal case surrounding bitcoin transactions in the state of Florida and more specifically a case involving two subjects arrested last February in Miami Beach.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/31/2014

5Dimes Becomes Latest Online Sportsbook to Accept Bitcoin

Popular, a US-facing online sportsbook, has become the latest to embrace the anonymous digital currency bitcoin.

5Dimes began accepting bitcoin deposits early this month but withdrawals via this method will be unavailable for the foreseeable future.

Bitcoin will be converted into US currency at the time of deposit as, as such, customers will not be exposed to fluctuations in bitcoin’s exchange rate.

Over the past month, bitcoin has traded slightly above $600 on average across the various exchanges.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/24/2014

Satoshi Poker Closes: Players Migrated to BurnTurn Amidst ‘Blame Game’

Satoshi Poker unceremoniously shut its doors after just over one year in business and it has done so amidst much finger pointing.

One of the first bitcoin-only poker sites, Satoshi sold to new owners last month, however, this group plans to abandon the Satoshi Poker software in favor of their own including the migration of all remaining players to, a soon-to-open online poker room.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/23/2014

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