BTC-casino.io falls in line with most other Bitcoin casinos at the same time as standing out from the pack completely. Though they were only founded in 2014, they have quickly risen the ranks not only of Bitcoin casinos, but of online casinos in general. The site itself has a familiar black and gold feel, with a simplistic—almost minimalist—layout. Naturally, this is something that lends itself to ease of use. Further increasing the ease of use is the fact that the mobile and desktop versions of BTC-casino are almost indistinguishable.
Before going any further, it must be mentioned that BTC-casino is not available for residents of the United States. For now, the site is available only to countries in Europe such as the UK and Spain. Something that stood out to us as being great is their use of different software providers. This flies in the face of so many one-dimensional sites that only utilize software from one provider.
As was mentioned above, the site uses more than just one software provider. As for many of their more than 150 games, NetEnt and Novomatic are behind the functionality. Bestslotsgaming, as its name implies, is responsible for many of the slot games on the site. BTC-casino ensures that all of their games are tested for randomness by a third-party company. This is about par for the course as far as what you should be expecting of any competent online casino.
Something worth mentioning is that the software at BTC exists as flash software, meaning that it does not need to be downloaded. In the same breath, the fact that the software must be run through your web browser means that you must ensure your browser has been updated to the latest version and that all of the appropriate plugins are installed. Otherwise, you may experience some freezing and glitching. In fact, if we are being honest, even the most highly functional browsers may see the games freeze from time to time.
The thing that really upset us when it came to the game offering of BTC Casino is that the site is mainly offered to players who are interested in playing slots. In fact, of the almost 100 games available at BTC a whopping majority are slots. In fact, there exist only 2 other casino games on offer and both of them are roulette.
Being that the site is still somewhat new, we are holding out hope that there will be more games added in the future.
Promotions and Bonuses
Once again, BTC Casino mostly disappoints in that they do not offer the most attractive of bonuses for new players. While other sites will offer a matching bonus on first deposits or something to that effect, BTC only offers players a sign-up bonus in the form of player comp points. This does not do much in the way of getting people excited to play at this casino.
To be specific, they offer 3 different bonuses for new players, each involving comp points. The first bonus sees players rewarded 20 comp points just for signing up for an account. If you choose to waive the initial bonus, you have the option of making a deposit and having your comp points doubled for 72 hours or, if you’re feeling ambitious, having your comp points quadrupled for 24 hours after your initial deposit. The comp points can eventually be converted to BTC. All in all this bonus is ok, but it is really lacking when you stand it up against some of the best in the industry.
Other Features Worth Mentioning
Something worth mentioning is that BTC Casino is available in 4 languages. Other than English, you can play games in Russian, Italian, and Spanish.
Mobile gaming is an option with BTC Casino, however it is fairly new. The mobile site, as was previously mentioned, looks about the same as the traditional desktop site. Something you might find with the mobile version of BTC is that the games sometimes function better on a tablet than they might on a laptop that is not equipped with a highly functional browser. Long story short, playing on a tablet might be your best option as far as optimizing your overall gaming experience is concerned.
Customer support is available at any time of the day or night, and exists as an online chat. There is no page specifically for contacting customer service, but rather a tab that will immediately begin a chat with a representative. If the problem is serious enough or the representative feels it necessary, a phone call may be executed.
If you want our honest opinion, it is that BTC Casino is a fine online casino, but it is hard to say that it is one of the best. They offer a decent site that is easy to use and available for mobile play, but the overall game offering is lacking. They almost exclusively offer slot games, and without any emphasis on other casino games it is going to be difficult to sell this site as a world-class Bitcoin casino.
The fact that customer support is available at all hours of the day is nice, but the fact of the matter is that it does little to make up for the site’s other flaws. While the software utilized provides sufficient games, the flash platform upon which it functions is sometimes a source of problems for players. We encourage you to check the site out for yourself as it is constantly being changed and updated. Our opinion is that the future is bright for BTC Casino, but right now we would rank it as nothing more than a middle of the road casino.