Cryptocurrency gambling has been one of the most interesting innovations in the online gambling sector in recent years, with many casino and gambling operators now offering players the option to play their favourite online casino games via cryptocurrencies. Players can therefore now use Bitcoin and other crypto tokens to place bets on these platforms, and this has understandably proven to be extremely popular. Here, we will look at some of the ways in which this is possible, as well as some of the best games to try out.
Different casino operators offer different types of prizes, so while some games may have progressive jackpots, for example, others may not. Players should ideally look for sites that have games from a number of software and game providers, as this increases the chances of finding games with progressive jackpots. There are also different methods of winning at these games. One of the most common and oldest methods is by lining up matching symbols on paylines to land progressive jackpot prizes. Many games publish their hit rates, which will give players an idea of how likely it is that they will have a favourable outcome. Games will have different odds and probabilities of landing wins, and players will therefore need to do their research before deciding to commit to a particular game.
One of the most commonly found features, especially on sites that offer crypto gambling options, is randomly triggered progressive jackpot prizes. Here, there is no way to improve your odds of winning – the only way is to play and hope that a particular spin lands you a big prize. There is some correlation, however, with your bet size, as it is likely that the lower value jackpots will be triggered if you bet in low stakes, and vice-versa.
Another extremely common and popular way to win at these sites is to trigger bonus rounds. There are specific symbols that need to land on game reels, or specific methods to trigger these rounds. Once activated, there is usually an objective that needs to be completed to win, such as landing a winning combination, matching identical symbols, or even via a spinning wheel of fortune. This mechanism will differ from game to game, but many games have these bonus rounds that then offer progressive jackpots if you manage to fulfill the objectives.
We will now talk about some of the most popular crypto games to try out –
Book of Dead
Book of Dead, by Play’n Go, is one of the most famous and popular slot games out there. It is based on Ancient Egypt, with the design and sound effects all helping to create a suitable ambience. Playing symbols include pharaohs, Anubis, Horus and other Egyptian gods and icons. It is a five reel game with three rows and 10 paylines, with players being able to bet up to 5 coins per payline.
This is a video slot game based on the ancient Aztec civilization of Central America. The atmosphere is suitably mysterious, with the game having five reels and 15 paylines. The game has Wild and Scatter symbols that can help increase your wins, and is developed by BGaming.
Endorphina has developed this new game, based on cryptocurrencies. It is a six reel game with three rows and 20 paylines. The theme is even more exciting when you can place cryptocurrency bets, and the name is an homage to the anonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.
Evolution Gaming has provided this interesting variant of the traditional roulette casino game. Players place bets as usual between zero to 36 on the number wheel, along with the standard colour and odd/even bets. Once all the bets have been placed, lightning can hit on up to five numbers at random to increase their chances of winning, and this adds a lot of excitement to the roulette game.
BGaming has developed another classic card game, which is a variant of Blackjack. The player plays against a dealer who has one open card and one hole card. The dealer opens the hole card if they get an ace or a ten, and the game stops if the dealer gets 21 (blackjack). Players can play multiple hands at the same time, and it is therefore perfect for experienced blackjack players who want to try something different.