Roger Ver shuts down his casino

Discussion in 'Bitcoin Casinos' started by Humble Servant, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Just a few short months ago Roger Ver caused a stir in the bitcoin community when he launched an online casino on this portal. Many felt that such an important domain should be used for educational purposes rather than for promoting slots and blackjack. The casino launched to much fanfare, boasting of over 1,000 games to choose from, however, in an email to their players they've now decided to “to change the strategy on game offering" and “to focus more on blockchain centric games rather than classic casino games"

    Players were request to withdraw their funds ASAP. There were even reports on reddit of players having problems withdrawing from but thankfully those seem to have been resolved.
  2. 2damoon

    2damoon Member

    this is surprising. i never played at it but it did look slick. i wonder was it removed for legal reasons or because it wasn't making any money?
  3. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    I doubt is was for legal reasons because it never accepted players from the United States to begin with. As we've seen with the whole big block saga Roger is pretty impatient so my guess is the casino wasn't the goldmine he expected so he fired the games providers.
  4. Toast

    Toast Member

    There are more basic casino games on the site now. You can play video poker, craps, slots, dice etc.
  5. BeastyBoy

    BeastyBoy Member

    The new casino looks really basic compared to the old one. I wonder why he chose to switch to such crappy software?
  6. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    My guess is he only had a basic affiliate deal previously that gave him a 30% to 40% cut of the revenue. His new casino software looks far more basic so maybe he had it developed in-house so he could keep 100% of the profit.
  7. EthHead

    EthHead Member

    I would not give that guy a single satoshi even if my life depended on it.
  8. Freddy

    Freddy Member

    According to this sites, they have blocked players US, Iran, N. Korea and Syria. The U.S. keeps some good neighbors.
  9. Tommy82

    Tommy82 Member

    Now that Roger is no longer a U.S. citizen, why doesn't he start welcoming real money gamers from the U.S. to his casino? Isn't he living on some island in the Bahamas now? What are the U.S. authorities going to do?
  10. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Roger still has family and friends in the USA and probably would like to be able to return to visit them without being arrested at the airport for promoting online gambling.
  11. EthHead

    EthHead Member

    his crypto casino probably only accepts bcash now so it's not worth playing at unless you want to be a bag holder from jihan wu.
  12. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

  13. Lance

    Lance Member

    i read this week that he was going to add an exchange to after mtgox was hacked, roger ver made a video saying that users funds were safe and that users had nothing to worry about so i really don't know who will be stupid enough to trust their crypto on an exchange run by this guy.


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