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1xBit is widely regarded as one of the most popular Bitcoin sportsbook and casino platforms — but is it any good?

Founded in 2016, 1xBit is a popular cryptocurrency casino and sportsbook that offers a huge range of games, live sports, and events to bet on. The platform is commonly considered to be one of the earliest pioneers in the cryptocurrency casino space and is renowned for valuing its players’ privacy.

With that said, let’s take a quick dive in to see what all the fuss is about.

User Experience and Features

One of the ways 1xBit differentiates itself from the competition is its privacy-preserving approach to registration. Customers can register at the platform with a single click and are not asked to fork over any sensitive information or pass KYC checks.

Instead, 1xBit automatically provides users with a username and password that can be changed later on if required. Once registered, users immediately gain access to a wide variety of games and the ability to deposit 25 supported cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), in addition to several different stablecoins like Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC) — with no fees.

Getting around on the platform is a simple process, with the website neatly divided into different sections, allowing users to easily choose from sports betting and e-sports options on the left, and casino games on the right — including slots, live casino games, and a selection of its in-house games in the 1xGames section.

In our testing, we found that getting around the casino was a simple task. Slots were quick to load and easy to use, the live casino was lag-free and responsive, while the sportsbook was among the most user-friendly we have seen.

The platform is available in the vast majority of countries, though residents in the United Kingdom and the United States will not be able to access the platform. Nonetheless, for those in whitelisted regions, the platform is available in an impressive variety of different languages including English, Italian, German, Portuguese, French, and practically any other language you might be most familiar with.

When it comes to bonuses and special prizes, 1xBit definitely doesn’t disappoint since customers are treated to regular offers, promotions, and bonuses. Among these, the platform offers a welcome bonus for the first four deposits, with a first deposit bonus of 125 percent provided for those using promo code “BEIN125” which should be entered in the appropriate field while registering. VIP users are also treated to regular cashback on their bets.

All current bonuses found from anywhere on the site under the ‘Bonuses’ section in the header menu, while a variety of additional features, betting options, and games can be found in the ‘Extra’ section.

Mobile users will be pleased to find that the 1xBit website is mobile optimized, whereas there is also an official 1xBit Android and iOS application available for download.

Sportsbook and Casino Details

As far as variety goes, 1xBit certainly appears to believe that a huge range of gaming options is the best way to a player’s heart. Overall, the platform offers an immense range of games, ranging from classic casino games like roulette, craps and baccarat to video poker, live sports betting and more.

Slots lovers will also find games from some of the most prominent game providers around, including the likes of Endorphina, Amatic and iSoftBet among others. Overall, there are hundreds of 3D slot variants, over 20 blackjack games, and more than 100 video poker games to choose from.

For its in-house casino games, 1xBit utilizes a provably fair system, which allows players to easily check the fairness of each bet on dice, poker or roulette games. The platform even has its own branded tables and offers a weekly blackjack tournament for players on its Bit BlackJack table each Thursday.

Beyond this, players can enjoy playing live tournaments with real dealers on a variety of games including blackjack, blaze, roulette, and even Monopoly. 1xBit works with 11 popular live game providers such as Evolution Gaming and Luck Streak to offer players immersive gaming experiences.

The sportsbook is arguably the main feature of 1xBit and provides players with the ability to place bets on most major traditional sports like boxing and soccer, in addition to some less-known ones like chess and surfing. Put simply, 1xBit has an enormous sportsbook that even covers e-sports titles including CS:GO, DOTA 2, and League of Legends — among others.

1xBit allows players to bet on live events, but bets cannot be altered mid-play like some other sites.

Security and Customer Support

As is becoming increasingly clear nowadays due to the number of hacks and breaches seen in the cryptocurrency space, security is a paramount concern for any platform.

Fortunately, 1xBit has a good reputation when it comes to security. The platform has never been hacked and employs a variety of measures to ensure it stays that way. 1xBit uses end-to-end SSL encryption to keep user data safe and also supports Google Authenticator-based two-factor authentication for those looking to further secure their account.

With that said, 1xBit doesn’t provide any details on exactly how it stores its users’ funds and makes no mention of using cold storage anywhere on its site.

In terms of customer support, 1xBit customers have access to a 24/7 live chat but can also reach the customer support team through email. The support team is generally fast to respond, with live chat support generally responding within minutes, while email support can take up to 24 hours.

Our Thoughts

As far as cryptocurrency casinos go, 1xBit is clearly in the upper echelon in terms of game variety. With literally thousands of games available, dozens of payment options and a good variety of perks, bonuses and betting options available, the platform leaves little to be desired.

Likewise, the 1xBit sportsbook offers a huge variety of sports and events, as well as live betting for hundreds of matches, including an option to bet on your national team and its popular accumulator of the day. Overall, 1xBit is among the most feature-complete sportsbooks we have seen.

Beyond this, 1xBit’s flawless security record and unmarked reputation for trustworthiness makes the platform certainly worthy of consideration in 2020 and beyond.

Daniel Phillips

After obtaining a Masters degree in Regenerative Medicine, Daniel pivoted to the frontier field of blockchain technology, where he began to absorb anything and everything he could on the subject. Daniel has been bullish on Bitcoin since before it was cool, and continues to be so despite any evidence to the contrary. Nowadays, Daniel works in the blockchain space full time, as both a copywriter and blockchain marketer.

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