Pennsylvania to Ban Online Fiat, Bitcoin Gambling?
The Keystone State has three proposed bills in favor or legalizing online gambling, but Rep. Thomas Murt and other seven co-sponsors filed HB 1013, a bill that aims to ban all forms of online gambling, including Bitcoin gambling. With Pennsylvania being groomed to become the fourth US state to legally support online casinos and poker, the question is does the fourth bill stand a chance in fulfilling its goal?
“No individual or entity shall solicit, invite, collect or accept cash or any other form of currency through the Internet for the purposes of wagering or betting. No individual or entity shall organize, or cause to be organized, any type of gambling event that is held over the Internet.”
UltraPlay 2.0 to Improve Casinos, Sportsbooks
UltraPlay has been providing Bitcoin casino solutions since 2013, but this software provider is dedicated to take it to the next level by launching the second-generation betting software running on the technology provided by Betradar. Known as UltraPlay 2.0, the new software is expected to bring modern and intuitive features, progressive and mystery jackpots, various kinds of cashouts, and AI suggestive betting modules. Powering Bitcoin casinos like Bit777 and Bitcoin sports betting sites Ball2Win and Skedina, UltraPlay is bound for a better reputation in the Bitcoin gambling industry.
“Jeff Tang, Director of UltraPlay Asia, was quoted: We are happy to have brought our software this far. We are now able to cater to larger operators, who have their own trading teams.”
How Do Deposit Bonuses Give Life to BTC Casinos?
Numerous Bitcoin casinos and other gambling sites populate the online betting market. While this is a plus for variety, finding the right venues that offer better services become a little challenging. Thus, one way to sift through the long list of Bitcoin gambling sites is to know the offered Bitcoin casino bonuses–like the Bitcoin welcome bonus–and determine which can make the betting experience more entertaining.
“Bitcoin gambling is the next big thing in online gaming, but this growing industry is not all about bets and the games. It is also about the huge, attractive bonuses. Playing an integral role in the gambling experience of the bettors as well as in the success of the Bitcoin gambling businesses, Bitcoin casino bonuses are not to be taken lightly by the players and the operators. This is an open secret on this market, and this is evident in the latest packages offered today, primarily in the deposit bonus department.”
Million Dollar Sunday A Big Boom in Bitcoin Poker
Americas Cardroom may have only recently started accepting Bitcoin deposits, but this online poker room is quick in rewarding players with opportunities to win huge shares of the $1 million GTD tournament courtesy of its Million Dollar Sunday event. The latest tourney held on April 12 was another success, prompting the management to announce the next tournament set for August.
“Online players will have another opportunity to score their share of the $1 million prize pool on August 2 at 3 p.m. eastern time. Registered members will only need to take note of the date, but interested players who are still unaffiliated with this online poker site must simply download its software client to register an account and gain access to the gambling space provided by Americas Cardroom. The Million Dollar Sunday tourney in August will follow the same format and will grant the top player with a guaranteed $200,000 as well.”
How Bitcoin Gambling Thrives Amid Market Changes
Bitcoin regulations, controversies, and changing market demands all affect the Bitcoin ecosystem. However, despite these, the Bitcoin gambling industry stands still, and is even on its way to strengthen its presence in the iGaming industry.
“Contrary to the belief that this would indirectly affect Bitcoin gambling—due to the negative perceptions of Bitcoin that would take a toll on its market price—the interest in online gambling using digital currencies continued to progress, even presenting players with opportunities to make the most of the lower Bitcoin values.”