The launch of MegaDice as the rebranded and improved version of SatoshiDice surprised the Bitcoin gambling sector. With the launch, the operators of what was once the most popular Bitcoin dice site now vows to offer more excitement and entertainment to members.
MegaDice is a clear upgrade from the old dice betting site. Players will find the dice game on board the now-defunct SatoshiDice, but the operators chose to drop the on-chain dice betting that launched SatoshiDice to success. Even without the original dice game, MegaDice offers a provably fair dice game with 0.9-percent house edge.
Improved casino experience at MegaDice
The most notable changes, however, is the addition of the 14 unique online slots developed by Quickspin. The fact that MegaDice is the first-ever Bitcoin casino to feature games from Quickspin makes this change all the more significant. With this, players can try their luck on Dragon Shrine slot and Leprechaun Hills slot, among others.
Other than the new game additions, MegaDice also promises to launch more games in the next months. This includes custom-created games and live video feed gaming that features a unique odd-even game. Also in the works is a live community chat feature, which is expected to make the experience all the more dynamic.
Speculations behind the change
While MegaDice presents above satisfactory gaming features, many players still wonder what factors might have caused the operators to make such decision. After all, SatoshiDice is a well-known brand name that not only spearheaded the trend of Bitcoin gambling in iGaming but was also the Bitcoin dice site that was sold 126,315 BTC. If converted at the time of writing, this amounts to $140 million.
However, with the series of technical difficulties that prompted the site to even shut down, it appears that the operators wanted to start anew.
It can be recalled that several complaints about payments and withdrawals surfaced last year. The withdrawal problems at SatoshiDice caused a stir. This forced the Bitcoin gambling community to believe that SatoshiDice was no longer the Bitcoin dice site to play at.
There was also a time when the website could not be accessed. It appeared that SatoshiDice went offline after a series of DDoS attacks. The team behind the dice site also cleared through its official Bitcointalk thread what had really transpired.
Efforts to bring SatoshiDice back to normal operations were in full speed. However, the operators still saw the rebranding as the primary solution.
While there are no official statements yet released by MegaDice when it comes to the rebranding, it is clear that the new Bitcoin dice site is headed toward the right direction.