Poker gamblers may soon be able to pay Bitcoin on PokerStars as talks of the online poker room establishing its Bitcoin integration have surfaced on the web.
Although the reports are yet to be confirmed or denied by PokerStars, this development holds significant value in the iGaming industry, especially in the Bitcoin poker niche.
This speculation reveals that the interest in Bitcoin gambling is on the rise and that Bitcoin poker is among the primary niches at the forefront of this campaign.
PokerStars and Bitcoin
PokerStars is one of the leading poker sites where aficionados can join numerous tournaments and cash games. It is based in Isle of Man, which coincidentally has become friendly with Bitcoin businesses.
Like the Bitcoin casino market, Bitcoin poker will benefit from the welcoming nature of its geographical location, which once expressed its intention to become a Bitcoin island.
With the possible fusion of the fiat-run online poker platform with Bitcoin nearing its finalization as per online reports, PokerStars will be at a win-win situation and may use this as an advantage over its competitors in the iGaming industry.
Bitcoin poker continues to be ‘hot’
While the news of PokerStars embracing the digital currency will be a big leap for the online poker community, it is too difficult to miss the gradually unfolding trend that Bitcoin poker is and will be a lucrative business to venture into next year aside from the constantly popular Bitcoin casino games.
Pro poker player Michael Mizrachi shares the same idea as he is at the front seat of the new poker room running on Bitcoin, GetLuckyPoker. He became the latest WSOP title holder to indulge in this market after Johnny Chan and the rest of the professional players who are behind Breakout Gaming, a new project that runs on its own altcoin, announced their full support for the said brand.
The probable addition of Bitcoin to the services offered by PokerStars will only strengthen the trend that Bitcoin poker is quickly becoming a hot market for both operators and players across the globe.