Would you please give us a history of BitStarz?
Of course! BitStarz began life way back in 2014 as a Bitcoin and EUR casino. A couple of months later we added the option for players to be able to deposit and play in a range of other fiat currencies, including, but not limited to, USD, AUD, NZD, PLZ, YEN and JPY.
Since those days, BitStarz has gone on to take both the Bitcoin casino and online casino industries by storm. We’ve won numerous top tier awards, including Best Online Casino 2017 and Player’s Choice Casino 2018 at the AskGamblers Awards.
BitStarz managed to pass the infamous Casinomeister trial by fire recently with relative ease and we’re always looking for our next challenge!
Which cryptocurrencies can users play with, and are you looking to add more?
At the moment, we currently work with CoinsPaid for our cryptocurrency payment gateway, as it's got an incredible amount of flexibility. Payers can easily opt to deposit and play in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Tether and Dogecoin.
Thanks to the CoinsPaid integration, adding new cryptocurrencies is really easy for us to do, and we’re always keeping our eye on the crypto markets to see which cryptocurrencies become really popular. If one stands out to us, or players request a specific one, we’ll always look into adding it.
I can’t go into too much detail about the next cryptocurrency we’re looking to add, but we can say that it’s got a huge community behind it and a ton of real-world use cases.
Do you have any interesting bonuses for players at the moment?
Right now, we have a number of really cool promotions going on, and there’s a LOT to be won. The Halloween period was jam-packed with promotions, where we gave away thousands of free spins and a ton of cash.
There’s also the Christmas Level Up Adventure where players are racing through 40 levels to win a 6-night stay at the incredible Chalet Mirabell in the Italian Alps. We’re also giving players the chance to win a brand-new Tesla Model 3 simply by playing their favorite games – this is a lottery style promo.
Every week players at BitStarz can take advantage of our Monday Reload bonus, where they can get a 50% or more deposit bonus. On Wednesdays we also do a free spins drop of up to 200 free spins. VIPs get an extra reload bonus on Thursdays, but this bonus varies from week to week.
We also have one of the best welcome bonuses in the online casino world, where players can get 200 free spins and up to €500/5BTC simply by making four deposits. In their first two weeks, players will get thrown into the Welcome Freeroll where they compete against other new players to record the biggest win. There’s €1,000 split between the top 200 players, which makes the welcome bonus even more exciting.
There’s always something going on at BitStarz, so do check out our Promotions tab to see what’s going on and what you’re able to take part in.
Which games at BitStarz are most popular with players?
With more than 3,000 slots, table and live casino games to pick from, players are pretty spoilt for choice. We only list the very best games from the biggest providers, creating an up-market vibe here at BitStarz.
It’s hard to say which are the most popular right now as this can change day to day, especially given the number of exclusive titles and early releases we get from providers.
Right now, I’d have to say that Royal Lotus, Emerald King, Buffalo Hunter, Western Gold Megaways, Gold Digger Hold and Win, Dead Wood, Book of Dead, Wolf Golf, Money Train 2 and Tombstone are very popular with players – we’ve even seen some major wins on a few of these titles in the past couple of weeks.
How do cryptocurrency gamblers differ from traditional fiat currency gamblers? Why should players opt for crypto?
That’s a bit of a complex question, but I’ll try to break the answer down and make it easy to digest. Fiat players are into the traditional providers such as Pragmatic Play and Play’n Go. On the other hand, Bitcoin and other crypto players tend to be more into the fresh talent on the scene and place larger stakes, compared to the average fiat player.
The biggest advantage of playing in a cryptocurrency is that you are your own bank. You don’t need to worry about your bank cancelling a payment because it’s to a casino. Once a deposit or withdrawal has been made, at least in the case of Bitcoin, the money will be in your account or wallet in around 30 minutes – which is way faster than the 5 days a bank would take.
Additionally, many banks around the world look for payments to casinos when making decisions on loans, meaning if you deposited in a fiat currency your bank might flag you up. But, if you’re playing in Bitcoin, there’s no bank to flag your transaction, so there’s that advantage too.
Obviously, I can’t go into much detail about behavioral patterns and the technical aspect as that would be giving away company secrets.
What is on the roadmap for your casino over the coming months?
We’ve got a lot of plans that we’re working hard to introduce in the next few months, including win history on specific games so that you can see just how much you’ve won from a specific slot and the types of multipliers you’ve earned.
We’ve got a ton of new games set for launch over the next couple of months as well, including a raft of exclusive titles from the likes of Booming Games and Platipus Gaming. When it comes to new currencies, I can’t give too much away, other than we’re just waiting for a few providers to complete some work on their end and we can push those live.
We've also just launched our new fast deposit that makes depositing easier than ever before. With that came a few UI tweaks and changes to make things a bit more streamlined.
There’s a lot going on at BitStarz now and I think you’re going to love what we’ve got coming for the rest of 2020 and into 2021!