Players Not Accepted: France, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the USA
If you are looking for an online casino that offers over 1,000 games from a wide variety of software providers and a plethora of banking options at your disposal, then look no further. BetChain Casino has been around for nearly 5 years, first opening its doors in 2013. Since they were founded by BetChain Ltd Casinos, they have really gained a nice reputation in the online gambling world despite not offering their services to major countries such as the USA and the UK.
BetChain Casino boasts a stellar reputation in the online gambling world and we could not find evidence of any unresolved complaints. Their website also claims that the games are provably fair, their RNG is certified, and their operation is licensed by Curacao eGaming. The only thing that we found strange was that none of the badges at the bottom of their website pertaining to these features were functional links.
BetChain does not have a downloadable casino client available, but you can access the casino with any web browser. When testing out their site, we used Google Chrome which worked just fine and the games loaded rather quickly. There are a total of 16 different software providers available at BetChain which is pure insanity compared to most other online casinos that only have a few options to choose from.
We think it is great that BetChain Casino decided to include a fun mode, so players can try some of the games first before they deposit real money. The only difference between this software and other online casinos is that you can toggle the currency to “Fun” in the upper right-hand corner while playing each game instead of being forced to do it before you log-in to the site. The advantage to this is that you can hop back and forth from play money to real money without having to log-in and log out of the casino.
Our only complaint about the casino software that BetChain Casino uses is that they will only show you 12 games at a time until you click on the “Load More Games” button. This inconveniently forces you to hit that button over one hundred times if you wish to see all of the slot games that are available, which is obviously not ideal. However, if you know the name of the software provider or the name of the game you wish to find then you can filter this insanely large game library with the filters provided at the top of the screen.
Slot Providers: SoftSwiss, Betsoft, Amatic Industries, iSoftBet, NetEnt, Microgaming, Booming Games, Habanero Systems, Endorphina, Ezugi, GameArt, Belatra Games, BGaming, Mr. Slotty
Slot Betting Limits: $0.01 to $15 per spin
The most popular type of game you can find on BetChain Casino is clearly slots and second place is not even close. Around 75% of the entire game library at BetChain.com is comprised of slot games and they come from a collection of over 15 different software providers.
Even though most of the games on BetChain Casino list their betting limits in terms of dollars, some of the slot games list them in terms of BTC or Bitcoins. No matter which currency you come across, there are so many slot providers and slot games to choose from that it seems nearly impossible to fail at finding a game that you like to play.
Our personal favorite among these games are the slots made by Endorphina. These slot games always seem to have the best graphics, extremely high player returns (in the upper 90% region), fun bonus games, and they occasionally come with jackpots attached as well. Speaking of jackpots, there are a total of 138 slot games on BetChain Casino that are advertised as having a jackpot attached to them.
Primary Table Games Offered: Roulette, Blackjack, Caribbean Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Caribbean Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, Baccarat, Hi-Lo Switch Oasis Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, Trey Poker, Casino Hold’Em, Texas Hold’Em, Draw High Low, Punto Banco, Mahjong Exchange, Vegas Craps, Dragon Tiger
Primary Table Games Not Offered: War, Ultimate Texas Hold’em
Even though their game library mainly consists of slots, BetChain Casino does a great job of offering a wide variety of table games from a number of software providers as well. The fact that there are multiple software providers is the reason why there are multiple variations of the same game in some cases, such as European Roulette or Classic Baccarat.
We are also intrigued by the presence of many unique table games that you don’t normally see on other online casinos such as Switch Oasis Poker, Mahjong Exchange, Dragon Tiger and Draw High Low. The only complaint we have about the table games section at BetChain Casino is that none of these games come with a progressive jackpot, with the exception of Caribbean Stud Poker.
Baccarat Games Available: Classic Baccarat, Baccarat Professional Series, Baccarat Gold, Baccarat Zero Commission, High Limit Baccarat
Baccarat Betting Limits: $1 to $500
There are 13 different Baccarat games which is a large amount considering most casinos only offer one or two. With that being said, more than half of these options are just copies of classic baccarat that are made by different software providers. There are also three copies of the same Baccarat Professional Series game for some reason, but nonetheless, this is still a relatively great site to play on for Baccarat enthusiasts.
Types of Blackjack Offered: American Blackjack, 21 Burn Blackjack, Single Deck Blackjack, Pontoon Blackjack, Pirate 21 Blackjack, European Blackjack, Double Exposure Blackjack, Multi-Hand Pro Blackjack, Blackjack Surrender, Classic Blackjack, Mini Blackjack, Blackjack French, Blackjack 3-D Multi-Hand, Blackjack Reno, Super 7’s Blackjack Multi-Hand, Vegas Strip Gold Series, Vegas Strip, High Streak Blackjack Gold Series, Premier Blackjack Hi-Lo 13, Big 5 Blackjack, and more!
Blackjack Betting Limits: $1 to $1000 per hand
There are 62 different blackjack games to choose from on BetChain Casino, which is once again one of the largest collections we have ever seen. The classic variations will generally allow you to bet up to $100 a hand, but if you are interested in betting more we recommend trying out the High Limit European Blackjack game which allows wagers of up to $1,000 per hand.
Unfortunately, there are no blackjack games that feature any sort of jackpot, but that is not a big deal since it is very uncommon in the online casino world anyway.
Types of Roulette Offered: American Roulette, European Roulette, French Roulette, Common Draw Roulette, VIP American Roulette, VIP European Roulette, Zoom Roulette, Mini Roulette, Roulette Advanced, Premier Roulette, Premier Roulette Diamond Edition, Roulette Crystal, Roulette Master, Multi-Wheel Roulette, Double Zero Roulette, European Roulette Gold
Roulette Betting Limits: 3$ to $1000 per spin
Most online gambling sites will only offer a couple of roulette variations but BetChain Casino bothered to offer 37 of them. However, two of these variations are VIP roulette which just means that the maximum bet limits are going to be much higher and the game is the same as the original version. This is one of the most impressive roulette sections that we have ever seen before and we highly recommend roulette lovers get signed up on BetChain immediately.
Video Poker Games Offered: Jacks or Better, Wild Texas, All American Video Poker, Bonus Deuces, Double Bonus Poker, Deuces Wild, Deuces and Jokers Poker, Bonus Poker, Double Joker Poker, Five Draw Poker, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, Split Way Royal, Tens or Better, Bonus Deluxe, Louisiana Double Poker, Joker Poker Power Poker, Bonus Deuces Wild, Aces & Eights, Texas Hold’em Joker Poker, Vegas Joker Poker, Poker Pursuit, Poker Bowling Strike, Joker Wheel Bonus, Joker Poker VIP, Joker Multi-Times, Joker Poker Big Beer, Deuces and Joker, Double Joker, 50x Poker Play, 4x Vegas Joker, 3x Joker Play and more!
Video Poker Betting Limits: $0.01 to $50 per hand
If you like to play video poker then the odds are that you will enjoy one of the impressive 131 video poker games found on BetChain Casino. This is easily one of the largest video poker sections that we have ever seen even though some of these games are doubles or triples due to the multiple software providers. Many of these games come with the option of playing anywhere from 1 to 100 hands at once, but we recommend sticking to just one hand at once where the house edge is lower.
There are also seven jackpot games to be found in this section which is actually pretty rare since they are often slot games or table games. The seven video poker games that have a jackpot attached to them are All American Video Poker, Deuces Wild Progressive, Joker Poker Progressive, Jacks or Better, 4 of a Kind Bonus Poker, and Tens or Better Progressive.
For those of you who are tired of the standard casino games, there are a total of sixty unique casino games which do not fit into any of the previously mentioned categories. These games are listed under the “Casual” section in the game library, which is a strange name for what is the most exciting section of the game library, in our opinion.
As you might imagine, there is quite a wide variety of games in this section that range anywhere from virtual horse racing to just flipping a coin. There are also a ton of scratch cards, bingo variations, and even a minesweeper copycat game where you get more money the longer you can go without uncovering a bomb.
Live Dealer Games Offered: Live Roulette, Live Automatic Roulette, Live Automatic Roulette with La Partage, Live Blackjack HD, Live Blackjack, Live Baccarat
There are six different Live Dealer games available on BetChain Casino which is way more than you will find in most online casinos. Three of these games are roulette variations, two are blackjack variations and one is good old-fashioned classic Baccarat.
We are especially impressed with the Live Blackjack HD game due to the stream quality. It almost feels as if you are looking right at the person in a casino since the picture is so clear. We highly recommend these games if you are looking for an authentic interaction with a human dealer instead of just staring at software all day.
As is quite common these days, BetChain Casino does not offer any sort of mobile app that you can download to your phone. Instead, you simply need to go to their website at BetChain.com from your mobile device and log-in to your account to begin playing.
Once you are logged in to the BetChain website you will notice that there are 186 slot games, four roulette games, three video poker games, three casual games, seven blackjack games, and nine card games that are not blackjack. This is an extremely well-balanced selection of games so we have to give them a lot of credit for not just including slot games in their mobile game library like most online casinos do.
There are two sign-up bonus options to choose from when you first join BetChain casino. The deciding factor that will let you know which one you should choose is whether you are a high roller or not.
The first offer is a 100% match deposit bonus for up to 1 BTC plus 200 free spins spread out over the three weeks after your first deposit. There is no minimum deposit limit for this bonus but you must deposit at least 0.005 BTC or $10 if you wish to receive the free spins.
The second offer is for high rollers which features a 75% match deposit bonus for up to 3.75 BTC. The only catch is that you must deposit at least 2 BTC or $600 if you wish to be eligible.
All other promotions on BetChain Casino are comprised of a ton of deposit bonuses in addition to some cash back rewards, tournaments, and a tiered VIP Club. The deposit bonuses appear to be especially lucrative for Bitcoin users since the maximum amounts are nearly 10 times that of the other currencies. Overall, this promotions program is very well-rounded and the playthrough requirements are relatively easy so we are a big fan of the value that can be found here.
Once you have exhausted your sign-up bonus you can move along to the second deposit bonus which is a 75% match deposit bonus of up to 0.5 BTC, €500, $600, 4,740 SEK/NOK or 7,000R. After that, the third and fourth deposit that you make will come along with a 50% match deposit bonus of up to 0.5 BTC, €500, $600, 4,740 SEK/NOK or 7,000R.
When all is said and done you will have accumulated a total of 1.5 BTC from these extra deposit bonuses for a total investment of 2.666 BTC. These are pretty big number considering the current price of Bitcoin so we feel that these deals are excellent for high rollers compared to other casinos’ deposit bonuses.
All you need to do to qualify for the 15% cash back reward on any given Tuesday is to make a deposit on that Monday of at least 0.01 BTC, €10, 150R, $15, or 95 SEK/NOK. However, it is important to know that the maximum bonus you can claim is 0.1 BTC, €50, 400R, or $75.
If you have lost all of the money from this deposit you just need to contact the customer support team and they will put 15% of your losses back into your account. You must also wager this bonus amount 1 time before you are allowed to withdraw it.
Each Wednesday of every week is a chance to take advantage of the 50% match deposit bonus of up to 0.25 BTC, €25, $40, 240 SEK/NOK or 350R. This bonus can only be claimed on your first deposit of the day and only one time per week.
Even though this promotion is for Fridays only, you will only need to make one deposit per month to be eligible for up to 50 free spins. Unfortunately, BetChain sees free spins as a way to try out their site since they don’t offer a free practice mode so they decided to cap your winnings from these free spins at 0.001 BTC or $25.
Each month BetChain runs a tournament for their VIP Club members which features about 20 different slot games. You will automatically earn points towards the tournament leaderboard when you play the selected games since there is no registration required.
The top five players on this leaderboard at the end of each month will win a share of the 500 Euro prize pool. The first place prize is 200 Euros, the 2nd and 3rd place prize is 100 Euros and the 4th and 5th place prize will be 50 Euros. These prizes could be a little higher considering the fact that you are forced to play with real money instead of tournament chips, but we really like the fact that they provide a constantly updated leaderboard so that players will know if they are close to winning a prize or not.
This promotion features a randomly chosen bonus that you can claim for only one hour each day. The only way to claim these bonuses is to check your email and follow the instructions provided for each one.
They state on their website that these emails will go out during happy hour, but they neglected to mention what hour and in what time zone this happy hour happens. They also forgot to mention anything about what type of prizes are given out, but we assume that they are most likely going to be free spins or bonus funds most of the time.
The VIP Club is BetChain’s way of rewarding their most active gamblers by offering them special VIP bonuses, cash back bonuses, reload bonuses, tournaments, and free spins. The tiers that you can reach are the Silver Tier, Gold Tier, Platinum Tier, and Black Tier and the rewards increase slightly with each tier. The Black Tier, which is the top tier that you can reach, will feature a 50% VIP bonus every Sunday, 25% cash back every Monday, a 25% reload bonus every Wednesday, and 50 free spins every Friday.
The only way to improve your current VIP Club tier is to earn comp points by playing in the various casino games that BetChain has to offer. You will earn 1 comp point for every 100 mBTC you wager on slot games, every 200 mBTC you wager on jackpot games, or every 500 mBTC you wager on table games.
The playthrough requirements for the bonuses on BetChain Casino will vary based on which bonus you are trying to clear. Both of the sign-up bonuses as well as the second deposit bonus will require you to wager 40 times the amount of the bonus you receive while all other bonuses require you to wager 50 times the amount of the bonus. These requirements are right around the average level of difficulty that you will find amongst online casinos.
The percentage of each wager that counts towards the previously mentioned playthrough requirements will also vary depending on which game you are playing. Games such as roulette, baccarat, Wild Orient, Bikini Party and Dragon Dance will unfortunately contribute nothing towards the playthrough requirements, while craps, poker, blackjack and dice games will contribute only 5%. The good news is that every other game appears to contribute 100% of your wagers towards clearing bonuses since they did not specify any other percentages.
One clause we found that seems quite important is that if you live in the countries of Australia, Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, China, Denmark, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, or Ukraine you will not be eligible to play in the NetEnt game Mega Fortune. This game contains a pooled jackpot which is one of the biggest attractions of BetChain Casino so even if you win the jackpot they will simply confiscate it.
The final clause that drew our attention says that the most that you can bet per round when you are clearing a bonus is 0.0013 BTC, 1000 DOG, 0.06 LTC, 0.01 ETH, 0.01 BCH, 5 EUR, 300 RUB, 50 SEK, 50 NOK, 5 AUD, 5 CAD or 80 ZAR. It is important to know this information because if you bet more than these amounts on any given spin then they can confiscate your winnings.
Customer Support Options: Email, Live Chat
There are two different ways to contact BetChain Casino’s customer support department but calling them by phone is not one of them. However, this is a pretty standard customer service format in most Bitcoin casinos for whatever reason.
On a Saturday morning, we decided to give their Live Chat feature a whirl by clicking on the blue speech bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of their webpage. We were greeted by a message that said there was one person ahead of us in line and we were quoted a one minute wait time. We did not receive a response for 3 minutes which is a bit slower than the Live Chat feature on other sites but this level of speed is still acceptable.
Due to the fact that the Live Chat feature will always be faster than the email contact method you should only use the latter as a last resort. If necessary, you can either send them a direct email at email@example.com or you can fill out the contact form that pops up after you click on the “Support” link at the bottom of their website and they will email you back. Just to confirm the lack of speed associated with this contact method we sent them a test email and we were not greeted back with a response until four days later.
Minimum Deposit: No minimum limit for Bitcoin Cubits
Maximum Deposit: No maximum limit for all cryptocurrencies
Deposit Methods: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cubits, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Visa Card, Mastercard, Skrill, Paysafecard, Neteller, Sofort Uberweisung, Trustly, EcoPayz, iDebit, Instadebit, Zimpler, Yandex, Qiwi, Alfa Click, Promsvyaz
Withdrawal Methods: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cubits, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Visa Card, Mastercard, Trustly, EcoPayz, iDebit, Instadebit, Skrill, Neteller, Yander, Qiwi
As you can see above, there are a plethora of options you can choose from when depositing money onto BetChain casino. If you can’t find an option that works for you then you might be doing it wrong since there are plenty of credit cards, cryptocurrencies, wire transfers, and e-wallets on the list. However, not every option is available in every country so you will need to log-in to your account cashier to discover which ones you are able to use.
The minimum deposit limits vary widely depending on which method you use since they range all the way from no minimum limit with Bitcoin Cubits to a $200 minimum limit for most of the obscure e-wallets. However, most of the bank cards and popular e-wallets have a minimum deposit limit of between $10 and $30.
The maximum deposit limits amongst these banking options also have a wide range since most e-wallets and bank cards impose a $4000 limit while all cryptocurrencies come with no limit at all. As you will soon see, this is one of many reasons why we recommend that you use cryptocurrencies to move your funds around on BetChain Casino.
No matter which deposit method you use, the transaction will be completed instantly and then you can begin playing. However, it will take a few minutes to set up a cryptocurrency wallet on a site such as Coinbase.com if your intention is to use one of those digital currencies.
Moving on to withdrawals, there are once again a large number of options for you to choose from in most countries. All of these withdrawal methods fall into the category of a cryptocurrency, a bank card, or an e-wallet.
The minimum withdrawal limits are the smallest when you are dealing with cryptocurrencies since they will range anywhere from 0.01 to 0.00001 coins. E-wallets will generally require a minimum deposit of $20 or $30 while the Yandex and Qiwi withdrawal methods impose a $200 minimum withdrawal.
The maximum withdrawal limits are once again going to be the highest when you are using cryptocurrencies so we recommend all high rollers deposit with one of those digital coins. The highest withdrawal limit comes with the Bitcoin method since you can withdraw up to 20 BTC at once. The smallest maximum withdrawal limit can be found in the bank card and e-wallet methods which impose a $4000 maximum per transaction.
If you happen to accumulate over 5 Bitcoins or $15,000 in your account then you will be paid out in monthly installments of 2 Bitcoins of $10,000 per month until you are fully paid. Additionally, you may only withdraw up to $5,000 or 0.5 BTC per week and only $10,000 or 2 BTC per month. The only exceptions to this rule are those players who have won a jackpot or have a high VIP Club status.
If a quick withdrawal speed is what you are interested in finding then cryptocurrencies are once again going to be your best option. These digital currencies will be withdrawn into your crypto wallet INSTANTLY after the transaction is processed, which usually takes a day or two. You will be hard-pressed to find any withdrawal options that work faster than that since the others will generally take between 3-7 business days to process.