The best Bitcoin sports betting apps for iOS and Android

Discussion in 'Mobile Sports Betting' started by Sebastian, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    More and more online bookmakers are adding Bitcoin to their list of banking options. This is a positive step for sports bettors who are tired of paying excessively high credit card fees. It is also now possible for United States based sports fans to bet anonymously using Bitcoin in order to avoid any legal complications. Most Bitcoin sportsbooks will also process your withdrawals within a few hours, which is a huge improvement compared to the waiting times when you use conventional banking options. In light of these benefits, we've been putting together a list of the best bitcoin mobile bookies for iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Phone.

    In our opinion these are the best bitcoin friendly mobile bookmakers but we'd love to hear your recommendations too.

    NITROGEN SPORTS - WWW.NITROGENSPORTS.EU
    • The most popular bitcoin online sportsbook.
    • Hight competitive odds and the widest range of betting markets in the bitcoin space.
    • High betting limits of 100 BTC for NFL, NBA, European soccer and major sporting events.
    • Also offers mobile poker and casino games.
    • Compatible with Windows Phone, Android, iPhone and iPad.
    • Super fast transactions. Zero confirmations required on deposits to start betting.
    • >> Nitrogen Sports App Review

    CLOUDBET BITCOIN SPORTSBOOK - WWW.CLOUDBET.COM
    • Well designed mobile app that looks just as good as those from Bet365, Ladbrokes or Bodog.
    • Welcomes United States sports bettors with total anonymity guaranteed.
    • High betting limits. On major markets like the English Premier league, NFL or NBA you can place a maximum bet of up to 50 BTC. The minimum bet is 0.001 BTC.
    • CloudBet boasts the widest range of betting markets. Bet on everything from UFC to golf or even cricket and snooker. Lines offered on every major U.S. sporting league.
    • Most withdrawals are automated so you can get access to your winnings instantly day or night. Lager withdrawals make take a few hours as they need to be manually approved.
    • Players bitcoins are stored offline in cold storage to keep them out of reach of hackers. 2-step identification can also be enabled for added security.
    • State of the art live in-play betting is offered on dozens of sports from around the world.
    • CloudBet will match your first deposit up to 5 BTC. The bonus balance is instantly credited to your account and is by far the largest offered by any bitcoin-only online sports betting site.
    • >> Read CloudBet Bookmaker Review

    BETCOIN BITCOIN-ONLY BOOKMAKER (NOT RECOMMENDED)
    • BetCoin and Litecoin are the only ways to deposit or withdraw funds.
    • Welcomes US citizens to wager on NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAAF, NCAAB and more.
    • Mobile site that looks and works great on any smartphone or tablet.
    • Betback (sports rewards) of 1% to 3% offered on most sports.
    • Live betting, parlays, teasers, straight bets, round robins and more available online or from mobile devices.
    • Every major sport covered. Wager on football, soccer, basketball, baseball, Aussie rules, rugby, motor sports and more using bitcoin.
    • No documentation needed. Instant deposits and super fast withdrawals (within 24hrs)

    BETONLINE U.S. SPORTSBOOK (BITCOIN DEPOSIT FEES ARE 6.5%)
    • BetOnline is a conventional online bookmaker that accepts bitcoin in addition to more traditional banking methods like wire transfers, credit cards and cheques.
    • Welcomes U.S. player although you may have to verify your identify since BetOnline is a regular online sportsbook unlike the two bitcoin-only sites listed above.
    • Bitcoin payouts will be credited to your account within 48 hours.
    • Deposits are free but BetOnline charge 2% of the total payout amount.
    • Compatible with iPhone, Microsoft/Nokia Lumia or Androids (Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Sony, LG etc.)
    • Largest online bookmaker and poker room to accept the crypto currency.
    • There is no maximum for deposits but withdrawals are limited to $9,900 or less.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2017
  2. Roger

    Roger Member

    so if I sign-up with one of these bitcoin bookmakers, will I be able to place a bet without having to provide a copy of my passport, US drivers license or utility bills?
     
  3. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    BetOnline is a conventional online sportsbook that have added Bitcoin to their list of banking options so they may ask you to provide some proof of identity before they allow you to withdraw your money.

    Bitcoin-only bookmakers like BetCoin and CloudBet are anonymous and will never ask you to reveal your identity when you sign-up or request a payout.
     
  4. The Kid

    The Kid New Member

    Do any of the bitcoin internet betting sites offer free bet offers for new players? How do their promotions and offers compare to regular online bookmakers like Paddy Power or William Hill?
     
  5. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    I don't think any of the bitcoin-only bookmakers offer free bets, however, they do run first deposit bonuses. For instance, when you make your first deposit with the CloudBet sports betting site, they will match it up to 5 BTC. The downside is this bonus is only released in increments depending on how often you wager. You do have 365 days to clear the entire bonus, which is quiet generous.

    BetOnline are a regular online sportsbook that now accepts bitcoin. BetOnline offer their customers a free $50 free play when they place their first bet from a phone or tablet. Free Plays are essentially free bets as they'll refund your account if your first mobile wager loses.
     
  6. Sally Ann

    Sally Ann New Member

    I only have the occasional bet on major sports events like the NFL Super Bowl or on the baseball World Series so bitcoin looks attractive to me because I can sign-up and withdraw easily without the hassle associated with off-shore sportsbooks. My problem is I don't know where to buy bitcoin in the United States? Also the number of bitcoin wallets is kind of overwhelming. Can someone give me some advice on where I should start?
     
  7. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Buying bitcoin and setting up a wallet is surprisingly easy. To get started I would recommend this guide https://bitcoin.org/en/getting-started

    Since you live in the United States you will have no problem finding an exchange to buy bitcoin, there are even bitcoin ATM's in some U.S. cities.

    There is a bit of a learning curve initially but once you're set-up it's surprising easy. Most bitcoin wallets these days have very user friendly.
     
  8. Tassie

    Tassie New Member

    are there any bitcoin betting exchanges like betfair?
     
  9. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    No, right now all the bitcoin sports betting sites are regular bookmakers rather than betting exchanges. In order to operate a betting exchange you need to have a high volume of customers who can bet against each other. Right now bitcoin sportsbooks are in their infancy so they simply wouldn't have enough punters to operate a betting exchange.
     
  10. Most of the online gambling to do revolves around horse racing, particularly big meetings like Cheltenham Festival or major races like Grand National. Do any of these bitcoin bookies cover horse race betting yet? And if so, how do the odds compare to sportsbooks like Ladbrokes and William Hill?
     
  11. Terry W

    Terry W Member

    i highly recommend betonline if you want to do some bitcoin gambling. i've been using them for about 6 years without a problem. the website and app could do with a redesign but overall the customer service is excellent and they usually process withdrawals within a few days.
     
  12. if i decide to create an account with betconline and make a bitcoin deposit do i still need to go through all that kyc bullshit before i can place a bet or make a withdrawal?
     
  13. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    No. There is no Know Your Customer nonsense with any of the bitcoin only betting sites like Nitorgen Sports, BetOnline or CloudBet. To withdraw from BetCoin you just need to confirm the withdrawal from your registered email address and the bitcoin is usually in your wallet an hour or two after that.
     
  14. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    More and more conventional U.S. online sportsbooks now accept bitcoin. Last year betonline added bitcoin as a cashier option and now Bovada welcomes bitcoin deposits.
     
  15. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    If you deposit with bitcoin at BetOnline they will charge you the same 6.5% that they charge Visa and Mastercard depositors. They will hit you with an additional 2% to process a btc payout so we recommend that you avoid BetOnline. Bovada process both withdrawals and deposits free of charge so we recommend you wager there if you are looking for a bitcoin friendly traditional bookmaker. http://www.iphonebettingapps.com/bovada-mobile-us.html
     
  16. Cahill

    Cahill Member

    Nitrogen Sports are offering an NFL free bet offer that will run the length of the American Football season. Basically you just need to place 8 parlays bets on the NFL and they will give you a matching free bet up to 0.01 BTC.
     
  17. are cloudbet, betcoin or any of the other btc bookies offering free bets for college football or nfl games?
     
  18. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    As a general rule, sportsbooks that allow you to create anonymous BTC betting account like CloudBet and Nitrogen do not offer huge bonuses because players can create multiple accounts. However, for the duration of the 2016/2017 American Football season, Nitrogen Sports are running a free bet parlay offer for bets on the NFL.
     
  19. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

  20. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    People new to sports betting with bitcoin may find this video of use...

     

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