BitStarz - Review

BitStarz is an online casino that accepts fiat currencies like EUR but cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin. The casino uses the SoftSwiss gaming platform.

Summary

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Pros

  • Accepts Bitcoin, Dogecoin & Ethereum for deposits and withdrawals
  • Excellent design, easy to navigate
  • Regular slots tournaments including table games
  • Large collection of slots and software providers

Cons

  • Only Curacao gaming license
  • Limited number of cryptocurrencies accepted

History

BitStarz has a very short history but it hasn’t taken long for this casino to go from a small Bitcoin focused brand to one that is well recognized by players in the casino community. BitStarz as the name implies, is a Bitcoin casino but it doesn’t mean they don’t deal with FIAT currency as well where you can use EUR if you choose to not use Bitcoin. BitStarz was founded in June 2014 back when the price of Bitcoin was well under $1000 per coin. The casino launched on the SoftSwiss gaming platform and under the gaming license for Direx N.V. which is licensed in Curacao. Over the years as the price of Bitcoin has grown, so too has it’s popularity and amongst webmasters, they are happy promoting BitStarz and it has not just become a popular Bitcoin casino but a popular casino on it’s own.

Casino Games

BitStarz has a very wide collection of games which includes from the following software providers: Net Entertainment, Betsoft Gaming, Amatic Industries, Ezugi, Asia Gaming, Belatra Games, BGaming, Booming Games, EGT, Endorphina, Evolution Gaming, GameArt, Habanero, iSoftBet, Platipus, Play'n Go, Pragmatic Play, Quickfire, Spinomenal and Yggdrasil

BitStarz does have a great collection of games including some BTC games. The casino has nearly the full spectrum available for game types and these include:

  • Slots
  • Progressive slots (jackpot games)
  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Baccarat
  • Pontoon
  • Caribbean poker
  • Video poker
  • Scratch cards
  • Pai gow poker

They even have a great collection of live dealer casino games that includes:

  • Live blackjack
  • Live roulette
  • Live baccarat

Their BTC games includes game titles like Mexico Wins, Presto!, Legend of Loki, Taxi Movida, Hot 40, The Champions, and Wild Heist.

Tournaments

BitStarz is one of the few online casinos that has regular tournaments. Their Slot Wars tournaments are every week and feature various prices of cash and free spins. Their Table Wars are a series of tournaments based around any table game. They offer weekly prizes and have leaderboards for their slots and table games tournaments.

Welcome Bonus for new players

BitStarz is very bonus friendly and they have given players many reasons. Players can choose to collect their match deposit bonuses in EUR or in BTC where the BTC values are significantly larger than the EUR amounts. On top of having great signup bonuses, BitStarz has frequent bonuses for regular players.

  • 20 free spins no deposit
  • 100% bonus up to 1 BTC
  • Up to 5 BTC in bonuses on your first 4 deposits
  • 180 free spins when you make your first deposit

The casino currently has Reload Monday and Wednesday Free Spins for their regular weekly promotions. This is all on top of their regular and weekly tournaments. Of course the casino has bonuses for any special event and season.

Customer Service

BitStarz is fairly fast to respond to questions over email or livechat. There are no listed phone numbers on the site but players can access live chat on the site itself and email.

List of support services

If you are happy with your customer service, they give a BTC address where you can send a tip to these agents.

Where to play

BitStarz is a no download online casino where you can signup through any browser. This means you’ll have no issues playing the casino on your Windows, Mac or Linux computers. Likewise the casino is fully responsive for mobile phones and they have a great design and user experience making it easy for players to navigate. So you can play on your iPhone with iOS operating system or Android where you don’t need to download any apps to play the casino. The casino works just as well on tablets and iPads too.

Licensing

BitStarz has their company listed as owned and operated by Direx N.V. where this company represents numerous online casinos running on the SoftSwiss gaming platform. Information about the company and gaming license are listed on their website as follows:

Bitstarz is the first bitcoin casino where you can play with EUR and Bitcoins. www.bitstarz.com is owned and operated by Direx N.V., a company registered and established under the laws of Curacao and its wholly owned subsidiary, Direx Limited, registered address Stasinou 1, MITSI Building 1, 1st Floor, Flat/Office 4, Plateia Eleftherias, Nicosia, Cyprus. Direx N.V. is licensed and regulated by Antillephone N.V. Direx N.V.’s registration number is 131879 and its registered address is Heelsumstraat 51 E-Commerce Park, Curacao.

Ownership

BitStarz is listed as owned by Direx N.V. which is a common company used for SoftSwiss online casinos. Overall this makes the casino technically a white label casino but the truth is, they operate like their own standalone casino. They are one of the more responsive and well known brands on the SoftSwiss gaming platform and there seems to be no issues of player payments on any site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Does BitStarz take US players?

It is unknown if the casino does take US players as it isn’t explained in their terms and conditions. Users signup with their email to join the casino and it seems the casino geo-targets users to block specific softwares from being available to players. For example, NetEnt games are not available to all users:

NetEnt games are unavailable for Australia, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Сzech Republic, Ecudaor, Guyana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lao, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe, as well as Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United States of America, United Kingdom, Latvia, and Lithuania

Question: Does BitStarz take Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency for payments?

At the time of writing this review, BitStarz takes Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin for deposits and withdrawals.

Question: Does BitStarz offer online poker or bingo?

BitStarz only offers online casino games. It isn’t known if BitStarz will offer an online sportsbook in the near future or lottery games.

Question: Is there a VIP & loyalty rewards program for frequent players?

The casino offers frequent promotions for all players. In asking their live chat agents about their VIP program, they confirmed they don’t have one at this moment. Despite being told that, in their bonus terms and conditions page they talk about VIP players and VIP Cashback deals so this does exist but it is more secretive.

Question: What are the wagering requirements of the signup bonus?

The terms and conditions could change at any given time so always check the site’s promotional terms and conditions before signing up.

For the 20 free spins no deposit bonus

  • 100 EUR/USD/CAD/AUD, 1,000 SEK/NOK, 0.05 BCH, 0.5 LTC, 0.05 ETH, 15,000 DOGE, 400 PLN, or 6,000 RUB. Max winnings for GBP is £50. For BTC the maximum payout is 5 mBTC
  • There is a big list of countries that are not eligible for the no deposit bonus so check this list before signing up.

Question: Does BitStarz have an Android or iOS app for betting?

No app available and no app needed at all. There is no download for this casino and just a browser is needed to play the casino on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet/iPad or mobile phone.

Question: What resources does BitStarz offer to help problem gamblers and for self-exclusion?

BitStarz has a dedicated responsible gambling page called Play Safe and they provide a list of resources for players to seek help for any gambling problem or addiction. The casino does offer self-exclusion service where you can block yourself from playing at the casino.

Question: Does BitStarz have a refer a friend program?

BitStarz doesn’t seem to have a refer a friend program but those wishing to refer other players can join the BitStarz Affiliates casino affiliate program.

Question: How long does it take to receive a withdrawal from VegasCasino?

Some withdrawals can be processed in 24 hours including by Bitcoin and depends on the deposit method used. The casino does reserve the right to request KYC documents and for new players this is a standard procedure and usually needs to be validated before withdrawals can be made.

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