Bitcoin-loving poker players got another shot in the arm this week after Nitrogen Sports declared their intention to open an online poker room.
The scheduled launch date is Thursday, Sept. 18 and the online poker room will offer both real-money games (using Bitcoin) and a play money option. Customers will access the games via an HTML 5 application and initially there will be No-Limit, Pot-Limit, and Fixed-Limit Texas Hold’em cash games and tournaments (MTTs, SNGs and Rebuy tournaments).
It’s clear to us that online gambling would hugely benefit from embracing Bitcoin, with the biggest benefits being instant transactions, low transaction costs, anonymity, and security,” said Jacob Dawson, co-founder of Nitrogen Sports. “Extending those benefits to a community of poker players was an easy decision for us.”
The poker room is a turnkey system developed by the Swedish outfit Cubeia, who specialize in social and Bitcoin poker sites. They have business relationships with the likes of bwin and Microgaming, and a few fingers in the real-money poker pie in India.
A handful of Bitcoin poker sites
The Nitrogen Sports poker room is the latest poker room to choose the Bitcoin-only platform. Seals With Clubs and Betcoin Poker are the two well-known sites, with Switch Poker and WinPoker accepting Bitcoin alongside real-money offerings.
This extension of our brand comes directly from the feedback we’ve received from our current users,” stated co-founder James Hampelton. “Our goal has always been to provide the best possible user interface, and I’m really excited to hear what they have to say about our new and modern software.”
Although Cubeia have relationships with other poker operators, the liquidity of the Nitrogen Poker room will be purely self-contained. The poker room will run alongside the sports book, and it’s hoped that Nitrogen sports bettors will jump onto the tables in between flutters.
Nitrogen Sports was launched in 2012 and is based out of Costa Rica. It’s one of the leading Bitcoin only sports books in the world. Bitcoin Reviewer said that the site delivered “outstanding customer service,” that it was “a great social media experience,” and that they “listen to their customers.”
The Bitcoin betting guide said that Nitrogen Sports “has the best odds in Bitcoinland” before giving it a 95% rating.
Nitrogen Sports is one of the only Bitcoin sports books that have a wide range of betting on eSports including Starcraft, League of Legends, and Counter Strike.