Is Betcoin.ag About to Support Ether Deposits?
Update: 2017-01-10 15:15 UTC
Betcoin have confirmed via live chat that Ether deposits and withdrawals are “expected soon”.
In September 2016 a poll was announced on the Betcoin.ag website to ask for feedback as to whether the company should integrate Ethereum (Ether deposits) or “another cryptocurrency”. Since the poll closed, there had been very few signals that Betcoin were taking action to integrate new deposit methods… until now of course.
Whether by mistake, or as a subtle hint as to what’s to come, Betcoin.ag updated its homepage title element from “Bitcoin & Litcoin Poker” to “Bitcoin, Ethereum & Litecoin Poker”. The company also included Ethereum in their 2017 blockchain predictions and notably off the back of this post, a new “Ethereum” news category was added to the site.
Betcoin.ag is the world’s largest crypto-purist casino, poker room and sportsbook (as well as a dice game) with no fiat integration whatsoever. Having registered well in excess of 250,000 players, Betcoin.ag is well positioned to introduce mainstream gambling to Ether users. Whilst it’s highly unlikely that Betcoin will integrate Ethereum smart contracts (a la Rouleth.com and more recently, Etherplay.io), the acceptance of Ether deposits will no doubt be a great boon to the market.
We anticipate that Betcoin.ag will soon be joining our growing list of Ethereum gambling sites.