When Bitcoin burst onto the currency and technology scenes in the late 2000s, there were many of us in the online gambling industry who thought that this could be an interesting way to move money back and forth between online casinos and players. What we didn’t anticipate was how quickly the cryptocurrency and gambling markets would become intertwined, and within a couple of years not only did we see sites accepting Bitcoin for payments but also sites dedicated to BTC gaming. This page is going to be focused on one such site: mBit Casino.
mBit Casino is part of the family of casinos that comes to us from Direx N.V., a Curacao company that is also responsible for Bitstarz. There is another Cyprus company listed on the website, so while we aren’t sure where the actual offices are located, we do know that the casino itself is licensed from Curacao. This isn’t great news for our readers, as the country is not known for being the most protective of players in the online casino space. However, many reputable casinos are licensed in Curacao so we will give mBit Casino the benefit of the doubt for now.
What is surprising to us is that despite being in an operator-friendly jurisdiction, mBit Casino is not open to players from the United States. Americans join residents of Spain and the United Kingdom in not being able to open real money accounts at this site.
The Casino Games
So with all the details about the company’s background out of the way it is time for us to turn our attention to the games offering itself. mBit Casino prides itself on having almost 1,100 games that are all available to play in BTC. These games come from a collection of software suppliers. The base platform for this casino is SoftSwiss, a software company that provides a centralized back office that allows operators to manage multiple providers, which mBit casino takes full advantage of – look at the list of suppliers:
- Amatic Industries
- Net Entertainment
- Booming Games
- Habanero Systems
- Mr. Slotty
- Belatra Games
- Evolution Gaming
Starting with the enormous slots catalog, we began searching for titles that jumped out at us and landed on the 3D games from Betsoft. You can see the quality of the development work from this company in each of these graphics-rich games, and we love the way the characters and reels come to life. With so many slots to choose from, there are several ways to filter the games, but we especially like how you can choose by individual vendor. Overall, this is an incredible display of games in a lobby, and we are very impressed.
Now, typically when we are this impressed with the slots section, we brace ourselves to be very disappointed with the rest of the casino offering. However, in clicking on the Table Games tab at mBit
Casino, our fears were quickly set aside. You will find page after page of games to choose from, including favorites like Pai Gow Poker and Caribbean Stud. We loved seeing some of our favorite video poker titles available in 1,2,5,10 and even 100 hand variants! Blackjack has its own tab which showcases a dozen different tables to choose from. When you add in the Live Casino games which are supplied by industry-leader Evolution, you are left with an almost perfect selection of Table Games as a whole.
If you are wanting to branch out from casino betting while at mBit, you can try your hand at sports betting as the site offers a full-service sportsbook as well. You can bet on your favorite teams or leagues, all of which takes place in mBTC. We looked quickly at the sports section and found everything from the latest top-tier soccer to all the available eSports leagues available for betting.
Many of the games at mBit Casino have been optimized to be accessed from mobile devices. Now, when you go to the mobile site from your phone or tablet, you may notice some of the games are not showing up in the lobby. Not every game has been made available, but we still found games of every type, and there is no doubt that you will still enjoy your gambling experience if you play mBit Casino away from your PC.
The Welcome Bonus
Given the sheer number of Bitcoin that are available in jackpots and bonuses across this site, you can tell what the value of the currency was when the site launched. We hope that this is the case or else the site is doing some serious false advertising.
The Welcome Bonus at mBit Casino is a 200% match bonus to a maximum of 50 mBTC / 300 mBCH / 300 mETH / 3 LTC / 75,000 DOGE / 500 EUR. This is a relatively attractive bonus, although we would like the site to provide more up-front details on the deposit bonuses. We found out that the bonuses are only convertible on slots play, and the wagering requirement is 35x. So, if you are a Table Games player, you won’t really get any value out of these promotions.
The Payment Options
This is where mBit takes a stand and tries to differentiate itself from other BTC casinos. At this casino, you can only use cryptocurrency to make deposits and withdrawals. Now, setting up a crypto wallet is much easier than before, but the truth of the matter is that many players will not be ready to step away from traditional currencies. This is especially true given the volatile nature of these currencies recently. We hope this doesn’t deter too many players from joining this site.
The VIP Program
mBit casino offers a tiered VIP Program to all of its players. Once you earn a minimum of 100 VLP (loyalty points), you enter the first of 4 tiers. Each advanced tier gives you a special set of bonuses and perks, and there is a full loyalty store where you can convert your MLP loyalty points for Free Spins, cashback, and other great offers.
The Support Department
Customer Support at mBit Casino comes in various means, which is a good thing as we suspect there will be a lot of questions from players who are used to playing at more traditional casino sites. You can reach the site via several forms of social media such as Facebook and Twitter when you are no doubt going to get a quick response due to the public nature of these forums. There are many questions answered with information on the Help pages of the site, and should you need to, you can email the site directly or use the Live Chat feature which can be found at the bottom of each page of the website.
It is interesting to see a site take such an advanced stand when it comes to payments and gameplay inside a casino. mBit Casino is clearly focused on attracting a forward-thinking player, but we wonder if it is just a bit too far ahead of its time. Don’t get us wrong: if you are ready to use cryptocurrency for your online gambling, then this is the site for you! There are over 1,000 amazing games to choose from, and the promotions and VIP program are very well thought out. However, if you think that you would like to wait for the volatility of Bitcoin to settle down a little more before dipping your toes into that pool, then you are going to need to read some of our other reviews of more traditional casino sites.