BitStarz is the leading Bitcoin casino right now, the site being dedicated to users that prefer this method of payment, but it’s offering regular currency as well for the rest. They’re owned and run by Direx N.V. and they are bound by the laws of Curacao when it comes to player protection and licensing. The casino is relatively new, established in 2014, but it’s been making waves since it came out. It’s been considered the best casino at least once, other times it got awards for customer support, so it looks like they’re doing a lot of things right.
Looking at the site, you will find that it’s got a modern design and that it has all the information you’d need concerning the current promotions and the top games that they offer. You get the option to sort out through their games right there, from the homepage, the filters working based on the type of game and provider. They don’t seem to have filters based on features or themes, but you have a search box and you can easily find what you’re interested in, if you know what you need.
The three languages in which the casino is available are English, Russian and Swedish. This part is not as well covered as it is at other casinos, but English is known by most players.
This is a Bitcoin casino, with the big focus being on this cryptocurrency. It also has the regular currency option, with payment options listing Skrill, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa and several others. They have extremely fast withdrawals, particularly for fans of the Bitcoin option.
Software and Games
BitStarz is an instant-play casino, the sort of site on which you can find content from dozens of different developers. The list of companies that offer content on their site is very long, but I will mention some of the big ones, including Microgaming, Amatic, Betsoft, NetEnt, Belatra, Habanero, Endorphina, EGT, Play’n GO, Booming Games, Asia Gaming, Yggdrasil, Spinomenal, NextGen, Thunderkick and so on.
That sort of variety will usually be visible when it comes to the Slots collection, and indeed that’s where the bulk of the content is going to be found. It’s not the only section available to you at BitStarz though. Major areas that they’re promotion include Jackpots, with 23 titles in it currently, some of them paying as much as $3 million at the moment, others starting out from just a couple of thousand dollars.
The section that I’m considerably less impressed with is the Table Games one, which has only 20+ titles in it. You do have all the big options, like American/European Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow, several types of Blackjack or casino poker, but there is not a huge amount of variety. If you’re into rarer table games, BitStarz might not be able to offer you the content you need.
Moving on to the Live Casino, this is an area where they’re doing very well. This section is powered by Evolution Gaming, the leader of the Live niche, and there are tables for all their major games, from Roulette, to Blackjack and Baccarat. The secondary provider is Asia Gaming, with tables for several games, mostly Baccarat and Dragon & Tiger.
Security and Fair Play
With the awards that they won since they launched, BitStarz managed to get an excellent reputation for the way they dealt with customers and their fairness. They don’t take a long time to pay, on the contrary, and they have a fully secure site. The downside is in the Curacao gaming license, which doesn’t offer the player a lot of protection.
Promotions and Customer Support
Promotion wise, BitStarz does a lot to attract players and then to keep them playing on their site.
The welcome package that they designed covers both regular and crypto currencies. If you’re among the regular users, you can get $500 in bonuses, for the first four deposits. Your money will be matched at 50% to 100%, depending on which deposit you’re at. Cryptocurrency users will get up to 5 BTC, matched the same way and for the same four initial deposits. Your first deposit also brings you 180 free spins, which will be credited 20 at a time, for the next 9 days.
Ongoing promotions might cover certain slot machines that they promote, a competition like Slot Wars ($1,000 and 250 free spins offered weekly), Table Wars, Treasure Island multi-level competitions and more.
In terms of support, you have every reason to think that you’re in good hands. BitStarz even gets awards for their customer support staff and the work that they do. It’s available 24/7, and you can get in touch with email, live chat or phone (request it and they will call you).