Cloudbet has recently arrived on mobile devices, which places them amongst the first few Bitcoin Casinos that have a dedicated mobile platform. See our article announcing their launch. My interest was piqued – are Bitcoin-only casinos the way forward? What are their casino games like, since Cloudbet’s specialty lies in sports betting? Is it easy to deposit, withdraw and get around the casino?
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|UK Friendly||Yes (Players from all countries accepted)|
|Software Provider(s)||Betsoft Gaming|
|Casino Type||Mobile and desktop|
|Facebook Page||Cloudbet’s Facebook page|
|Cloudbet on Twitter – @Cloudbet|
|Helpline number||None provided|
|Help email||[email protected]|
|Number of Games|
|Bonuses||100% First deposit Match up to 5BTC|
|Wagering Requirements||0.01BTC bonus is released every 800 loyalty points|
|Deposit Methods||Bitcoin (Instantly)|
|Withdrawal Methods||Bitcoin (within 24 hours)|
|Pros||High security, big bonus and reliable mobile gaming platform|
|Cons||Limited selection of games at the moment|
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Here’s a playlist of the many Betsoft games you can expect to find on Cloudbet Mobile.
At the time of launch, Cloudbet stocks an array of 22 games, a meagre collection which pales in comparison with the more traditional mobile casinos. However, there is quite a bit of variety between the slots with different themes, number of paylines and features. In fact, a few of those are Betsoft’s cinematic 3D slots. These renowned Betsoft games are tested for fairness by Curacao eGaming and the GLI Accredited Testing Facility.
Wagers for slots start at as little as 0.00002BTC, whereas some progressive jackpots rise up to 140BTC. With today’s exchange rate, that’s 1p and £41,000. This is nowhere near the largest jackpots around, but it is still a fair amount.
Full list of games available on mobile:
|Lucky 7||True Illusions||At the Copa||Puppy Love|
|Mr. Vegas||Tycoons||Boomanji||Safari Sam|
|Rook’s Revenge||A Night in Paris||Gladiator||Slotfather|
|Three Wishes||After Night Falls||Greedy Goblins||The True Sheriff|
|Under the Bed||Lost||Madder Scientist|
|American Blackjack||European Roulette|
Cloudbet’s Sportsbook is coming to mobile in the next few months; in the mean time, you can play on their main desktop site. Fellow review site, Bitcoin Casino Pro has reviewed Cloudbet’s Sportsbook – he praises their large variety of sports and betting options, as well as their strong knowledge of online bookies and bitcoins. I haven’t got a clue what good betting odds are, but my untrained eye can confirm that the sports betting platform updates in real time and is easy to navigate.
Their system of fulfilling wagering requirements is slightly different compared to other casinos – bonuses are released into your account in small amounts. For every 800 loyalty points earned, 0.01BTC will be released into your main wallet.
Cloudbet has a decent Rewards Programme that you should take advantage of. Every time you place a wager (be it a sports bet, spin of the slots wheel or a Blackjack bet), you’ll earn Loyalty Points, regardless of the outcome. Different games contribute to a different amount of loyalty points; assuming you only played slots, it would take around 2.3BTC to earn 800 loyalty points/ 0.01BTC. Read more about this Cloudbet’s Rewards Programme here. I must say, this system is well-thought through and equivalent to the wagering requirements of ordinary mobile casinos.
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There is a minimum deposit of 0.01BTC. Cloudbet generates a new Bitcoin address for every transaction – just copy this address into your Bitcoin e-wallet and send.
Have you set up a Bitcoin Wallet? Learn more using our guide – Bitcoins and its Benefits for Mobile Casino Players.
One of the largest concerns about Bitcoin Casinos is regarding the safety of bitcoins, following the $460mil robbery of the bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox. At Cloudbet, all player deposits are received directly into cold storage with keys kept offline and away from online threats. This assures players that their bitcoins are safe at Cloudbet. The casino also uses advanced encryption and two-step authentication technology to guarantee maximum security.
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Cloudbet batch-processes all player withdrawals daily for security, which means you’ll be paid within 24 hours. There is a minimum withdrawal 0.001BTC and 5% handling charge to cover transaction costs. The withdrawal can be made directly from your mobile device. After receiving the Bitcoins, you can exchange them into your local currency at a trusted exchange.
The biggest benefit of using Bitcoins is the quicker processing times, leading to near instant withdrawals. This is unattainable using any other traditional depositing method like credit cards, which are held back by bank processing times or snail-mailed cheques.
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How is Cloudbet compared to “regular” casinos?
Cloudbet upholds the beauty of using Bitcoins– anonymity and the lack of a digital trail of your personal information lying around. All you need to sign up at Cloudbet is an email address. For some Bitcoin users, this anonymity isn’t enough and they’d prefer a site without requiring a login! Intense. Besides that, you can play at Cloudbet from anywhere in the world. Compared to regular credit-card casinos, it lacks in bonuses. These are the challenges that they must carefully balance, because it is hard to give out Loyalty Bonuses to someone who prefers to stay anonymous. Installing a large collection of mobile games requires couple of months of work, so we’ll come back in a few months.
Cloudbet is also known for great customer service, a service we’d expect from any business today. You can find them replying support emails within an hour, and on Bitcoin forums. There is also a helpful step-by-step guide on their main site to help those who are new to bitcoins.
Cloudbet is a great casino…
- Biggest bonus among Bitcoin Casinos
- High-quality and fair games
- Good security in place
- Large range of wagers accepted
but it could do a little better.
- Small collection of mobile games
- Withdrawals are not instant, albeit within 24 hours
Cloudbet has a small bit (hehe) to go before it enters our list of Top 10 Bitcoin Mobile Casinos. Have you played there and what was your experience? Comment below!
Last updated by: Victoria, 16 June 2014