Based on the way BitCoinCasino is presented, it appears to be aimed at those who are new to online gambling using bitcoins. There are many pages dedicated to discussing bitcoins including the methods for obtaining and using bitcoins as well as the advantages of using this cryptocurrency for online gambling. BitCoinCasino, however, is definitely not only for those who are new to gambling with bitcoins. Many of what this online casino offers are similar to or may even be better than what some other online gambling sites are able to offer.
To register for a BitCoinCasino account, click on the large Instant Play button on the homepage. Admittedly, we didn’t quickly figure this out. We were looking for a “Sign Up” or “Register” button but there was none we found on the homepage.
The registration process is supposedly short and simple. The online registration form asks for a name, surname, and address. We thought this was going to affect our goal of anonymous online gambling but it’s not really something that should bother those who are gambling with bitcoins to be anonymous. You can just enter an alias to hide your identity. No credit card details will be required and you will not be asked to confirm your identity with your Facebook or other social media accounts.
However, we did not promptly receive our confirmation email so it took us some time to complete our registration.
Familiar Account Interface
There’s nothing special about the account interface of BitCoinCasino. It’s mostly similar to the account dashboards used by other online casinos. What may make it slightly different from most other online casino dashboards, though, is the ability to set limits on the amounts spent on playing.
Casino Games – Not as Many as Claimed
BitCoinCasino claims to have more than 130 games but based on the manual count we did for this BitCoinCasino review, there are only 41 standard casino games and 6 live casino games.
There are 28 games under the Video Slots category, which include popular titles such as Crystal Mystery, More Cash, Atlantis World, Fortune Panda, Power Dragon, Wolf Quest, Explosive Reels, Pirates, and Magic Unicorn.
There are 7 games in the Table Games category. These are roulette, blackjack, poker, and pai gow games.
For the Video Poker category, there are 6 games namely, Jacks or Better, Aces and Faces, Deuces Wild, Double Joker, Joker Poker, and Tens or Better.
We like how each of these games comes with their respective image previews, descriptions, and playing guides. We are just not that sure about how all the games are presented in one page. The page took some time to load but once everything was loaded, navigation became easy breezy. We could browse the games in different categories without any waiting time.
Unfortunately, there is no “play for fun” or “demo” option for all of the games. It is possible to play the games using play money but you need to register for an account first and log in to be able to access the games.
There are games with live dealers, though. These are live blackjack, baccarat, roulette, poker, and casino hold’em games. The live games are filmed in different parts of the world including East Europe and the Baltic region.
The games offered at BitCoinCasino.fm are from Blue Ocean Gaming, GameArt, GGL, and Ezugi. The live games are supplied by GGL and Ezugi.
Top online casinos such as Casino.mx, mBit Casino, and Florijn Casino features games from GameArt. Ezugi, on the other hand, is a popular live casino platform provider used by the likes of BetChan, BitStarz Casino, and Sin City Casino.
There is no information presented whether or not the games featured on BitCoinCasino.fm are provably fair. The games also don’t come with provability widgets. However, we are inclined to write in this BitCoinCasino review that the games are fair and reliable considering that they are supplied by some of the world’s top online casino software providers. BitCoinCasino claims that its Random Number Generator (RNG) is fair and that it uses server environmental noise to get its seed.
Not Compatible with Mobile Gaming
Just as we suspected, BitCoinCasino does not have a mobile-friendly website. While the games (in Flash) can still be played by most mobile devices, navigating the site is a big hassle. You need to zoom in and out several times and pan across directions to find the right links or buttons to click on the small display of mobile devices.
Currency, Payment Methods, Deposits, and Withdrawals
BitCoinCasino.fm only uses bitcoins at the moment.
Deposits usually completed instantly while withdrawals may take 24 hours to be processed especially when the amounts involved are unusually large. Withdrawals are only processed once per day.
Any and all of the money deposited into BitCoinCasino’s system must be wagered before it can withdraw. This wagering requirement is not similar to the bonuses, though. In this case, the wagering requirement is only 1x or 1:1. If you deposited 500, for example, you need to wager as much. If a player decides to withdraw a deposited amount without wagering it, a 10% charge is applied to all deposits and withdrawals.
Also, we have to point out in this BitCoinCasino review one particularly unfair condition in this online casino’s terms. This is about the maximum payouts. Accordingly, once the wagering requirement is met and a withdrawal is made, any amount that is more than the allowed maximum withdrawal limit is REMOVED FROM THE PLAYER’S BALANCE. This effectively puts a cap on the winnings players can withdraw. Also, as mentioned in the site’s Terms and Conditions, withdrawal limit changes from time to time.
BitCoinCasino.fm Bonuses and Rewards
Of course this BitCoinCasino.fm review will not be complete without the section for bonuses and rewards. BitCoinCasino offers a number of bonuses, which are summed up below:
- 100% sign up bonus for the first deposit
- 30 mBTC no deposit welcome bonus
- 6 BTC reloadable VIP bonus
The minimum wagering requirement for bonuses is 30x. No deposit bonuses, on the other hand, need to be wagered 50x. However, for players in the UK, Germany, Greece, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, and Poland, the wagering requirement is four times the usual, a ridiculous 120x!
Unfortunately, we find it difficult to understand the terms of the VIP bonus that claims to offer up to “6 BTC FREE.” That’s a really big amount! We also couldn’t get customer support to help us in understanding the terms. Something seems off with this particular bonus. It says “6 free bitcoins” but the accompanying note below says that BitCoinCasino.fm will “match your deposit UP TO 1 BTC.”
It’s also important to note that there are many games that don’t count towards the compliance of the bonus wagering requirements.
Some games come with free spins. Just refer to the respective game descriptions for the details.
BitCoinCasino Customer Support
BitCoinCasino.fm, based on the texts presented on its website, supposedly provides live chat support available from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM CET. However, we could not find this live chat facility. We are only able to find the Support page which comes with an online form for sending emails inquiries. Email support is provided 24/7.
You may send email inquiries or assistance requests directly to this address: email@example.com.
No Country Restrictions on BitCoinCasino
We could not find information regarding country-based player restrictions on BitCoinCasino. The only requirement clearly indicated is for players to be above 18 years old or to be of legal age. We have no compellingreason to write in this BitCoinCasino review that players from the United States and Canada are not accepted. However, it is possible that BitCoinCasino automatically denies the registration of the accounts of players who may come from certain countries. We have learned about a number of instances when the new players were blocked even before they could fully register and confirm an account.
BitCoinCasino Gambling License, Regulation, and Player Privacy and Security
BitCoinCasino is a licensed online gambling operation. It holds a license granted by the Official Degree of the Central Government of the Netherlands Antilles No 8048/JAZ. This license does not only cover online casino games but also includes sportsbook or sports betting activities.
As emphasized on BitCoinCasino’s website several times, gambling on this online casino is guaranteed to be private and secure. All player data and transactions are protected by VeriSign SSL. The information collected from players are used to send notifications, verify transactions between the casino and the player, and to enable participation in interactive game features and services. It’s a little disappointing, though, that BitCoinCasino also clearly states in its Terms and Conditions that player data may also be shared with third parties to provide information about games, goods, and services that might be of interest to the players. But then again, this is similar to the policies most other online casinos adopt. This does not mean that it is no longer possible to anonymously gamble online.
Important Pages You Should Visit on BitCoinCasino.fm
You can also visit BitCoinCasino’s Facebook page to get updated information about it or to send questions, comments, or complaints.
Pros and Cons
- Anonymous online gambling with bitcoins
- Live games or games with live dealers available
- Licensed bitcoin casino
- 30 mBTC no deposit bonus given for merely signing up for an account
- Too many games don’t contribute to the completion of the wagering requirement
- Inconsistent or wrong information presented on the site
- Contrary to what is being claimed on the website, we did not find the live chat support facility
- Too high wagering requirements (from 40x to 120x)