We are over a week into the 2018 FIFA World Cup that is currently taking place in Russia and being watched by an audience of more than 3 billion people from all corners of the globe. Like many other sporting events, the World Cup has also been a great opportunity for a little more excitement and side action in the form of sports betting which is enjoyed by a vast number of soccer fans.
Sports betting has been on the rise and even crypto has caught on to the trend. While betting on the previous World Cup was nearly unheard of, specifically because it was still at its infancy, this year’s World Cup is proof that crypto is here to stay – not just as an asset for gambling but also as a mainstream currency.
The debate about the viability of crypto aside, it is quite obvious that crypto sports betting has evolved tremendously in the past four years. As such, instead of worrying about the scarcity of crypto-powered bookmakers, this time around we will only need to stress (just a little) about finding the best one. So, how do you find one?
The Currency You Want to Deal in Matters
Bitcoin is still, without a doubt, the king (or queen) of digital currencies. However, we cannot ignore how important other altcoins are in the crypto ecosystem especially when it comes to betting. Bitcoin betting is still offered in most of the bookmakers but in sites like BetOnline, the punters can bet using Dash Litecoin and Ethereum while other like Bovada and Cloudbet accept bets in Bitcoin Cash. Whichever site you choose, just make sure it supports the digital currency you hold or wish to bet with.
Still, on the digital currencies, we all know how crazily the prices of cryptocurrencies fluctuate. Many gamblers, therefore, prefer to have their digital currencies converted to fiat currencies like the dollar, British Pound or euro once they are deposited. It is advisable to look for bookmakers like Bovada and Pinnacle that allow you to do this.
Go for the Best Promotions
Compared to the traditional online bookmakers, crypto-powered bookmakers usually have rather disappointing promotions especially when it comes to crypto-only sports betting platforms where the users can create multiple accounts. Fortunately, the World Cup has allowed for the creation of an exception – sites like CloudeBet and Nitrogen Sports are currently running World Cup free bet offers and promotions. You are certainly bound to come across more of such sites if you look hard enough.
In conclusion, there are a number of other things that you may need to consider before you settle on a specific crypto bookmaker – these include; how high the betting limits should be, withdrawal speeds and the legality of crypto gambling in your jurisdiction. All these are enough pointers to get you started on your way towards some exciting side action as you enjoy the 2018 FIFA World Cup.