More than a decade after the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin, people have finally started viewing crypto as a legitimate type of currency and not just as a means of conducting illegal transactions on the dark web. Thus, cryptocurrency-reliant bookmakers such as Betcoin were created. This brand was founded in Hong Kong in 2013 and caters to those who want anonymity whilst making transactions. But does Betcoin have enough compelling features aside from their unusual roster of payment options? Let’s find out, shall we?
In the design department, Betcoin.ag can indeed hang in with the best of them. For their website, they chose to implement a cool mixture of pitch dark brown and blood red, alongside the unavoidable Vantablack that many bookies have made great use of. The left side panel features all the biggest markets, along with a full list of available sports. Clutter is minimal and it’s definitely easy to find what you’re looking for.
One thing that stood out to us was the right panel, which allows you to create a bet slip on the go. At the same time, you can browse available events while analyzing your slip. It’s a feature that not many bookies have used successfully, so kudos to Betcoin.ag for implementing this lesser-known perk.
Onto the payments - we have Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash, Monero and IOTA as the available options. That’s essentially all you need as a crypto enthusiast, but we can’t help but notice the absence of Dogecoin, one of the most popular digital currencies. It would be amazing if they added DOGE to the fold. Ripple is a good-enough replacement, though. Waiting times are anywhere from one minute to half an hour, so that’s 10/10 if you ask us.
Remember when Betcoin.ag offered only email and ticket-based support at select hours only? Well, we do and it’s amazing to see that their customer support has evolved into a well-oiled machine providing live chat, email and ticket assistance 24/7. Agents are much more cordial and knowledgeable before.
Sports and Betting Odds
Betcoin.ag offers many sporting events for users to place bets on. Among the covered sports are: American football, soccer, tennis, basketball, ice hockey, handball, volleyball, futsal, rugby, snooker, table tennis, cricket, darts, waterpolo, boxing, MMA, Aussie rules, motorsport, cycling, golf, Esports. Betting odds at Betcoin.ag are competitive overall. Soccer betting margin is 3.0%, tennis betting margin is 8.2%, ice hockey betting margin is 5.7%, basketball with 4.0% and so on. The overall betting margin is 5.2%. These betting margins have been calculated using odds from different events in each sport. Please note that margins may be different from a sport to another, and even from a league to other.
The Betcoin.ag sportsbook has also “grown up” in recent years, managing to combine popular markets and niche sports into one single offer. With the bet slip-on-the-go option, you can easily surf around the website in search of an event that interests you. To really put their betting offer to the test, we’ve first started testing on a Tuesday at 6 am, just to see how many matches were there. Astonishingly, we saw 500+ available markets, on what is considered a slow day. Special bets are there too, so it’s a job well done.
Security and Fairness
What’s truly alarming is that Betcoin.ag currently does not have a license, despite an official blog post from 2019 saying “it’s coming soon.” Nevertheless, we know that they implement 2FA, IP white-listing and email transaction confirmation, so it’s not a stretch to say you won’t be scammed. Still, the lack of licensing is an issue.
You can find here a list of the most frequent questions regarding Betcoin.ag, along with answers. While we are trying to keep the info up to date on this page, please note these details may change in time and is needed to double-check it with Betcoin.ag website, where most info comes from.