Anonibet has the distinction of operating for much longer compared to the current crop of online Bitcoin sportsbooks. BTC technology was first invented in 2009, and Anonibet came online in 2011. They accept players from anywhere in the world and also have an online casino in addition to their sportsbook.
Since their inception, Bitcoin’s first online bookmaker has been held in high regard by the online betting fraternity. Longevity is especially important in the Bitcoin gambling realm (many scam sites pop up and disappear with funds), and Anonibet has been around for almost four years. They have generally positive reviews from bettors and have paid consistently.
Anonibet requires an email address, so full anonymity isn’t available at the bookmaker. However, this is a requirement of many other BTC based bookmakers and is useful should you ever need to retrieve your account details or reset your password.
Other than that, Anonibet acts as a true bitcoin sportsbook. There are no hoops to jump through when cashing out, no documents to send in nor do you need to scan personal IDs.
Anonibet’s interface is one of the better ones in the Bitcoin sports betting market. It’s clean, straightforward and also has plenty of advanced options.
Bettors can choose their odds type (American, Decimal, and Fractional) along with their time zone. The markets are listed on the left side and the betting ticket on the right. Adding selections and stringing bets together for parlays is painless.
Bettors can also do an advanced search for each sport by a number of factors, such as odds type, start time and by markets, such as full game, halftime or quarter lines. Viewing your full bet history, open bets, and settled wagers is all customizable through certain dates as well.
Overall, the backend and betting interface is among the best I have seen in the Bitcoin betting industry.
Unlike other Bitcoin sportsbooks, Anonibet does not offer an initial deposit bonus. However, they do offer a VIP program where players can earn back a percentage of their losses. Players have a chance to get up to 10% of their losses back per calendar month. Members who wager 50 times a month (at 0.01 BTC or above) on multiple bets, known as parlays in the US and accumulators in European markets will earn 5% of their losses back. Those who bet 100 multiples will earn a 10% reprieve on their losses.
While this promotion is a nice offer for bettors, it does force them to wager hundreds of dollars (more than $500 USD to reach 10% losses back) on parlays to reach this level. As of late 2014, the minimum amount that must be wagered is 0.01 BTC, which is worth about $5.50 USD. If players qualify for the discount bonus, their discounted funds will be automatically be deposited into their account with no rollover.
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