It was a tough 2018 for everyone in crypto, with gaming alts hit particularly hard in the bear market.

But gambling remains crypto’s most compelling use case, and a number of fantastic projects were putting in the hard work during the market downturn.

With this in mind, here are four gambling-focused altcoins well positioned to bounce back during 2019.

CasinoCoin

CasinoCoin has been quietly assembling a world-class team of gaming and crypto veterans over the past 12 months.

Headed up by ex-PokerStars veteran John Caldwell, last year it added two big names with a background working for IGT – one of the world’s largest gambling providers.

The second of these appointments – Antonio Zanghi as chief compliance officer – is particularly interesting.

With regulation a key issue for everyone in crypto in 2019, few look better positioned to answer any questions posed than CasinoCoin.

FunFair

FunFair maintained its position as crypto gaming’s leading altcoin during 2018, but it nonetheless took a heavy hit to its value.

Regardless, the project made big progress during the year, including the launch of its first proprietary casino and the announcement of its first independent operator partner.

Project head Jez San always made it clear this was a long-term project, and while the hype has died down, the team has made tangible progress.

2019 could well be the year it begins to reap the rewards.

Edgeless

Edgeless has enjoyed a very strong opening to 2019, adding some 25 percent to its market cap in the first week of the year.

The platform is now live and regularly paying out large jackpots to players.

With a host of new features promised this year, that player base should continue to grow.

Wagerr

Since launching last year, Wagerr has quickly established itself as a leading crypto sports betting operator.

The team has also laid out an ambitious Q1 2019 roadmap, which should keep current users happy while attracting plenty of news ones.

This includes a new modern wallet, additional betting categories and markets, and perhaps most intriguingly, the first casino games to be launched on the platform.

If it can build upon its early promise, it could be a bright year for Wagerr.

RELATED  Peerplays, All Sports Coin lead way with big gains