Is it safe to use a VPN at Nitrogen Sports and CloudBet?

Discussion in 'Bitcoin Sports Betting' started by Humble Servant, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    As some of you may already be aware, some popular bitcoin-only sportsbooks have started banning players from particular countries. CloudBet no longer accepts players from the United States, while Nitrogen Sports is no longer available in in countries like Ireland, Russia and the UK. A number of posters on this forum have mentioned that they use VPN's (Virtual Private Networks) like Tunnel Bear or Hide My Ass to get around these restrictions. What I'd like to know is how safe is it for gamblers to use these services? Are you likely to have your account frozen if you use a VPN at a crypto gambling site?
     
  2. Fatboy

    Fatboy Member

    I know PokerStars and Full Tilt have been pretty aggressive about blocking real money players from the United States. If they catch you logging in using a known VPN address, then they'll freeze your account and keep the funds so in my opinion it's not worth the risk.
     
  3. Jake21

    Jake21 Member

    I have used a VPN occasionally at CloudBet since the blocked US players and I haven't had any problems. I don't think cryptocurrency gambling sites go to the same lengths that poker rooms like PokerStars go to because many poker rooms have already been shut-down and their directors have been prosecuted.

    Having said all that, I usually only deposit however much I need to place a bet and withdraw any winning immediately when I'm using a VPN.
     
  4. Spud

    Spud Member

    my guess is that they are not monitoring IP's that closely. they do sometimes require you to do some KYC when you make a withdrawal so you should be careful about that if you live in the united states.
     
  5. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Nitrogen Sports have informed us that they only have restrictions on players from Spain and the United States. Occasionally they need to ban IP addresses from particular countries if their website comes under denial of service attacks but those are just temporary restrictions that last a few hours to a few days until the attacks subside. Unless you live in the USA or Spain, you should not need to use a VPN to access Nitrogen Sports 99% of the time.
     
  6. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

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