..

How to Use Bitcoin to Bet the Winter Olympics

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Feb/18/2018

You can fund your online sports betting account using Bitcoin for the Winter Olympics and withdraw using that cryptocurrency, then convert it into USD, euros, pounds or other money by connecting to your bank account.


Bookmaker accepts most crypto-currencies

The online betting site will simply have you send them the special address/token obtained from the Bitcoin wallet or exchange.

You would select either SEND (to deposit funds) or RECEIVE (to withdraw funds).

Some exchanges allow one to connect to their bank accounts.  The Bitcoin can be converted into the currency of your choice then transferred into your account in as little as 24 hours.  It is important that if you wish to hold onto some of your Bitcoin to do so in a specific wallet.  

A good Bitcoin wallet can be found at Bitcoin.com here.  You should transfer funds between the wallet and your chosen online sportsbook then move funds into the exchange and finally into your bank account.  While this adds a little extra time to the process, wallets are considered much more secure than the exchange itself.  You never want to store funds for any long period of time on an exchange.  The exchange should only be used for converting and transferring of funds right away.

The one drawback is that the exchange rate could fluctuate upwards or downwards depending on the trading price of Bitcoin and, in fact, we witnessed this at the time of the Super Bowl with significant drops leading up to the big game and continuing afterwards at a time when many would be requesting withdrawals.  We suggest monitoring the Gambling911.com website to follow current  pricing trends and avoid making a withdraw during periods in which the price is trending downwards. 

Bookmaker, by the way, offers up to 60 different cryptocurrencies to use for betting purposes.

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

Business/Financial News

The Bitcoin White Paper: Combining and Splitting Value and Privacy

The Bitcoin White Paper: Combining and Splitting Value and Privacy

Dr. Craig S. Wright and Ryan X. Charles continue the video discussions in a series exploring the Bitcoin White Paper line-by-line. The next section tackles the principles of combining and splitting value as well as looking at how privacy relates to Bitcoin.

Coinbase Goes Public, Exposure to Regulatory Danger?

Coinbase Goes Public, Exposure to Regulatory Danger?

Coinbase is making its initial public offering of stock April 14 and this has helped push the price of Bitcoin up to near $64,000 as of Wednesday morning.

Sudan Embraces the Blockchain, Arizona One Step Closer to Sports Betting

Sudan Embraces the Blockchain, Arizona One Step Closer to Sports Betting

The Bitcoin Association and the BSV delegation was welcome by the Sudan government last week in an effort to implement blockchain technology and this week Arizona was well on its way to becoming the next US state to legalize sports betting with only the Governor's signature needed.

Lawsuit Filed Against Dr. Craig Wright "Father of Bitcoin": Not Author of White Paper?

Suit Filed Against Craig Wright "Father of Bitcoin": Not Author of White Paper?

Suit seeks to prove Wright is NOT the rightful founder of Bitcoin, but some would argue we will know otherwise in due time.

Ethereum-based Virtue Poker Gets Malta Clearance

Ethereum-based Virtue Poker Gets Malta Clearance

Ethereum-based startup Virtue Poker plans to conduct an initial DEX offering (IDO). While these types of announcements typically get lost in the crypto waste dump - often where they belong - this one has a little more punch.

Syndicate