Satoshi Poker, the industry’s newest online poker site featuring the digital currency Bitcoin, has dipped into its marketing budget in an effort to increase player sign-ups.
The site launched rather quietly on April 24 and is not yet being tracked by any independent websites that tabulate player traffic data. New advertisements touting the benefits of playing at Satoshi Poker have been appearing at online poker news sites, as well as sites devoted to Bitcoin.
Players the world over, including the U.S., are able to sign up and play. Satoshi Poker boasts “almost instant” deposit and withdrawal methods using Bitcoin.
According to the Satoshi Poker website, players who choose to sign up and play there can count on “truly anonymous poker games, without the known hassles at withdrawals as known by the current online poker elite.” The site also states that “your bankroll is safe against the piracy that some governments commit against their citizens, as we don’t know what country you are from.”
After downloading the client, Satoshi Poker asks players to provide their name and location. However, this information is not required and players wishing to play anonymously need provide little more than a screen name and email address in the initial sign-up phase.
Satoshi Poker promotes itself as taking the lowest rake in the industry, a mere 2%. Players can expect rakeback of 20% and Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals to be processed within an hour’s time, at most. Customer support promises responses to emails in 48 hours or less. Players can also take advantage of numerous freerolls, a referral bonus, VIP program, bad beat jackpot, and various other promotions from time-to-time.
Satoshi Poker joins SealsWithClubs, Switch Poker, and WinPoker as poker rooms that feature Bitcoin as a payment processing option. Along with Satoshi Poker, only SealsWithClubs is U.S.-friendly.