In my line of work, I get asked a lot of questions by friends and family. But for the last few years, these have mostly revolved around: “Nicola, do you understand cryptocurrencies and do you use them to gamble with?”. My standard response to these queries is of course “yes” which usually receives a sharp intake of breath from some. Cryptos don’t need to be scary though. But even I admit back in 2009 when Bitcoin plopped into the world, I had a mouth-open moment. How could I use money that I couldn’t see, feel or stash in my purse?
Thankfully since this time my knowledge and awareness of all things crypto has increased. I have a keen personal interest and have also written heaps of gambling articles, guides, and blogs on the topic too. I wasn’t at all surprised when crypto gambling became a ‘thing’ and it felt like a natural transition for me.
But diversity makes the world go round, and my excitement for virtual currencies may not be yours. Which leads me to another question I get asked a lot: “Do you think I should try crypto gambling?”. This is your personal choice, though I’m an honest bod so I’ll tell you why I love it so much and some of the stuff I’m not so fond of.
It’s difficult to write about everything that I like because there’s so much. I’ve also been warned not to go off on a tangent so here’s my top 5 list, in no particular order.
I don’t want to sell you the perfect online casino experience, because we all know that that doesn’t exist. And just like anything, crypto gambling has its downsides which I've experienced firsthand over the years.
I’ve keenly watched over the years the emergence of a lot of new crypto casinos. And even raised my eyebrows at platforms that I never in a million years thought would accept cryptos. But the question on my lips has always been about safety. My opinion on it is this, if you play at a site that has a valid gambling license then you can’t go far wrong.
Often crypto casino licenses are issued by gambling authorities in Curacao. And whereas once I would have been hesitant, I now don't raise an eyebrow. The Curacao eGaming licenses have received quite the overhaul and offer more protection for players. With a greater element of credibility and fairness, there’s not so much to worry about nowadays.
Don’t forget the added reassurance of blockchain security, the possibility of using 2FA, and peer-to-peer payments to take into consideration. If security is still a worry then you may even sign up at some crypto casinos anonymously - so you won’t need to share your data.
In my most humble and expert opinion, I’d advise you to give crypto gambling a try. With increased security, more choice, and some of the best casino bonuses I’ve seen - there’s no better time to get involved. If you are a more reserved player then wagering a small amount of coin will give you a feel for things. You may even win something or bump into me in a forum or live chat stream. Whichever direction you choose to go in, my advice is to always play responsibly and keep your crypto wallets secure.
This article delivers the thoughts and opinions of the author, and it doesn't represent the stance of GoodLuckMate.