Strict gambling laws have long shunned US bettors from having a taste of the extraordinary world of the online gambling industry. Up until today, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) prohibits online gambling, forcing slot enthusiasts to wager their bankroll in regulated land-based locations, instead.
Unfortunately for the avid slot players in the US, they are sorely missing out on the excitement and rewards up for grabs on gambling platforms on the web. However, this is about to change as the gods of gambling have finally answered the prayers of the full-fledged online bettors.
While the UIGEA will not be lifted anytime soon, or will it ever be in this lifetime, US-based gamblers, specifically slot fanatics, are bound to get their online gambling sessions rolling. Instead of preparing a bankroll of US dollars, though, a wallet filled with enough Bitcoins is needed.
Yes, playing in a Bitcoin casino is the answer to this long-time dilemma of an online gambler, since US players will not be required to provide any document and go through stringent payment methods when depositing and withdrawing. It should be noted though that this experience will not be like the usual Bitcoin slot betting. US players will be spinning the reels of the popular slots of the online gambling software giants Microgaming, Playtech, and Net Entertainment using the digital currency.
Bitcoin, which is not regarded as a form of currency in the US, can be used since the government still has no jurisdiction over the use of the digital money. The bigger news, however, is that the famous and widely played slot games in online casinos are gradually becoming available in the Bitcoin casino market.
As a matter of fact, the Microgaming slots like Thunderstruck II, Hellboy, Tomb Raider, Avalon II, and Immortal Romance are available on Bitstars, a Bitcoin casino that only recently has also accepted euro payments.
Meanwhile, a newly launched Bitcoin gambling site called BTC-Casino.io features the Hulk slots made popular by Playtech, one of the leading software providers for online casinos to be available to every bettor in the US. Likewise, BC Casino, which has a relatively long history in Bitcoin gambling, also offers other Playtech Bitcoin slots like Elektra, Iron Man, and X-Men, among others.
On another note, Net Entertainment continues to expose its high-quality slots to the digital currency after supplying BTC-Casino.io with some of its high-quality NetEnt casino games. Earlier this year, Net Entertainment made a buzz in the Bitcoin casino market after Vera&John Casino became the first licensed online casino to accept BTC payments, only to suspend this service not long after.
With the Microgaming, Playtech, and Net Entertainment slots heading over to select Bitcoin casinos, it cannot be helped by the Bitcoin gambling community to be excited over the possibility of more games previously offered in fiat-run casinos to also operate through Bitcoin.
Nevertheless, US bettors consider this as a huge step as they can finally place a bet and win in any of these software providers’ slot games without violating the law.