Best United States bitcoin sportsbooks?

Discussion in 'Bitcoin Sports Betting' started by NKOTB, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. NKOTB

    NKOTB Member

    Forgive me if this is a super dumb question but are there specific cryptocurrency sports betting sites for United States sports fans? I know cryptocurrencies are global but for instance most of the crypto poker rooms don't accept Australian players and Nitrogen Sports even stopped allowing British citizens from wagering. So my question is, what are the best bitcoin sports betting sites for U.S. citizens?
     
  2. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    No it's not a stupid question at all. One of the biggest names in bitcoin sports betting is CloudBet and they no longer welcome sports bettors from the United States. Also, major bookies like Pinnacle who accept bitcoin do not accept wagers from US citizens so you can't presume that just because a sportsbooks accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin that it also accepts sports bettors from the United States of America. Here is our recommendations for US friendly bitcoin sportsbooks.

    NITROGEN U.S. SPORTS - NITROGENSPORTS.EU
    Nitrogen Sports has a higher rating on Sportsbook Review (B+) than any other cryoto-only sportsbook and for good reason. They have been accepting BTC wagers since 2012 and are generally considered to the be the biggest and most trusted name in bitcoin sports betting. They are based in Costa Rica and are fully licensed and regulated by the gaming commission there.

    ADVANTAGES
    • U.S. sports bettors are welcome and the site has a strong focus on United States sports.
    • Nitrogen is totally anonymous, you don't even need to provide an email address if you don't want to.
    • You can wager live in-play on everything from the NFL to the English Premier League or NBA basketball.
    • Super slick design design that also works great on iOS or Android tablets and smartphones.
    • They run regular promotions like the NFL Survivor Pool or the MLB Postseason Parlay Promo.
    • You get one free withdrawal per week and the minimum withdrawal is just 0.001 BTC.
    • Competitieve odds on the the NFL, NHL, MMA/UFC, College Football, soccer, golf and more.
    • While support is only available via their ticket system and live chat, they are very responsive. You'll usually hear back within 30 mins.
    • You can turn on 2-factor authentication for added security. There haven't been any reported hacks at Nitrogen.
    • Lightning fast payouts, request a withdrawal and it'll be in your wallet in a couple of hours.
    • You can also play online and mobile poker at Nitrogen and there is a variety of casino games.
    DISADVANTAGES
    • No horse race betting. If you are into the ponies, try one of these bitcoin racebooks.
    • While email support is fast, it would be nice if they provided phone support.
    • We have heard reports that grading can be a little slow at peak times.
    • They currently only support Bitcoin, which is fine for 99% of USA sports bettors but we're sure some crypto geeks out there would like to have the option to also wager with Ethereum, Dash, Litecoin or Monero.

    BOVADA USA-ONLY - BOVADA.LV
    If you are a fan of sports betting in the United States then you are probably already aware of Bovada because they have been of the biggest names in traditional offshore betting in the U.S. for well over a decade. What you might not be aware of is that they now also accept deposits and withdrawals in bitcoin. If you are not quiet ready to make the leap to a crypto-only bookie then Bovada offers U.S. sports bettors a way to try digital currencies in a familiar environment.

    ADVANTAGES
    • Make deposits or withdrawals with bitcoin or traditional banking methods like wire transfers, checks or Visa, MasterCard and American Express debit/credit cards.
    • Bovada have an A+ rating on Sportsbook Review and are one of the most trusted brands in United States offshore betting for over a decade so your money is safe.
    • While Bovada charge a fee for traditional withdrawals (4.9% for credit cards), all BTC deposits and payouts are totally free.
    • Biggest range of prop bets online. Since they are a US-only sportsbook they have are strongly focused on big North American markets with a huge array of football, basketball and hockey and baseball lines.
    • When you deposit with bitcoin, your BTC is instantly converted into dollars so you don't need to worry about the wild fluctuations in price.
    • Bovada excels at user experience, their site and mobile apps are beautifully designed and easy to use. It's the closest thing sports bettors in the United States have to the major European bookmaker sites like Bet365.
    • You can wager on horse racing from racetracks in the U.S. and Canada, which is something that most crypto-only sportsbooks don't offer.
    • American poker fans can also play online poker from their desktop, iPhone or Android.
    • Support is excellent and can be accessed via live chat, email or you can just phone one of their representatives.
    DISADVANTAGES
    • You cannot create an anonymous account. When you request your first payout, you may be asked to provide some form of photo identification and proof of address.
    • It is only available from inside the United States so if you are on vacation or traveling for business, you won't be able to access the website without using a VPN.
    • The only crypto they support is Bitcoin but you would expect a sportsbook of this size to also offer DASH, XMR, ETH or LTC sports betting.
    • In our experience bitcoin withdrawals are usually processed within 6 hour but we have heard of reports of it taking up to 48 hours.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
  3. NKOTB

    NKOTB Member

    what's your opinion of betonline, i would have thought they deserve a recommendation also. they're probably my favourite crypto friendly bookmaker because they offer betters lines than bovada and they accept a few different cryptocurrencies.
     

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