Investing in cryptocurrencies may have been called gambling by some—but if you’re holding crypto and you’re looking to wager on real games of chance, there are plenty of options for gambling with your hard-earned Bitcoin.
Unsurprisingly, there are loads of ways to gamble online with crypto, and it’s not difficult to see why. Crypto affords users a level of anonymity they wouldn’t have with fiat money deposited from banks or credit cards, and depending on the platform, the casino may not be affected by gambling restrictions in certain locations. It’s a seemingly ideal use case for decentralized technology and anonymous currency, and many gambling sites have sprung up to meet the demand.
Looking to gamble with Bitcoin, ether, EOS, or another top cryptocurrency? Here’s a look at how you can do just that, along with some of the unique elements and restrictions that come along with it.
Decrypt is not advocating or vouching for the quality of any of the dapps or online casinos mentioned here—we are simply highlighting popular options.
There’s a rising number of decentralized gambling apps that take place directly on the blockchain as dapps. You can find a handy listing of the most popular ones at DappRadar. Many of the most popular gambling dapps are based on TRON (TRX), as its 2,000 transactions-per-second turnover rate allows services like these to thrive.
As of writing, the most popular gambling dapps include WINk, which also supports DICE (TRC20) and BTT (TRC10) in addition to TRX. WINk, billed as “world’s first trustless, permission-less, and high-performance e-gaming platform on the TRON network,” has a volume of more than $14 million in a seven-day period, with more than two million transactions and 5,000+ users. It offers games based on its DICE coin, as well as live slots, table games, and more.
Another popular option is RocketGame, which supports TRX and ROCKET (TRC20) and has a variety of player versus player (PvP) games….