We at CoinGecko were recently asked to do a review of Bitstarz, one of the largest Bitcoin casinos around. Since casinos are a large part of the cryptocurrency ecosystem, we decided to take a look at the latest offerings.
In short, we are pleased to see the quality of Bitstarz and how this fledgling industry has continued its growth. As a Vegas style gaming website, Bitstarz allow players to bet with bitcoin or fiat currencies. Bitstarz offers over 750 games on its website such as slots, table games, live games and of course Bitcoin-specific dice games. The casino software are provided by leading companies such as Netent, Microgaming, Betsoft, Amatic, and Softswiss.
One of our most favourite games are the Bitcoin-specific dice games, specifically PocketDice. We were borderline hooked onto this game and tried for a long time to earn more money from this game.
The premise of the game is simple. You have two dice which are rolled inside the red cup. You can then bet whether the sum of the dice is greater or under a certain number. As you can see in the image above, we took a very conservative approach by betting the sum of the dice to be above 4, which happens almost all the time. Of course the higher we bet, the risk will increase and so will our rewards.
At the end of each round, we can play a Risk game where we have a 50% chance of multiplying our last win. All we need to do is select 3 dice and click the Roll button. In this case, the die that came out was 6 which was one of the selected 3 dice so we just doubled our winnings! :)
The other type of games which we enjoyed were the live casino games. We tried our hands at blackjack and we really enjoyed playing with a live dealer as compared to playing with a software. It almost feels like we are in a casino but the fact is we are right at home in our pyjamas.
We did have some fun playing with the roulette software game. It is really fun selecting our numbers and seeing the spinning roulette.
We tried our hands at the slot machines but for some reasons we could never figure out how to win at the game. Perhaps slots are just not the kind of games that we enjoy but Bitstarz has many slot games available for you to play.
There are many bonuses on Bitstarz such as the 20 free spins upon signing up. There are many other bonuses where you can get upwards of 5 BTC in bonuses and 200 free spins. There are other interesting incentives such as Monday Reload, Monthly Slots War race and Wednesday Free Spins.
One of our last question that we wanted to know was how did the Bitstarz operators figured out regulations. It was one of the things that we asked ourselves couple years back as we considered running an online Bitcoin casino too.
Turns out that Bitstarz is operated by Direx N.V., a company registered in Curacao. If you are like us, you must be wondering where Curacao is. A quick search on Google Maps will show that Curacao is a Dutch Carribean island off the coast of Venezula.
So there you go, at least you learned of a new interesting place. Go try your luck at Bitstarz and have some fun!