WinPoker Becomes First Major Gambling Operator To Adopt Bitcoin

WinPoker Becomes First Major Gambling Operator To Adopt Bitcoin

Jon Matonis @Forbes

WinPoker in Curaçao announced that it will now begin accepting bitcoin as a deposit and withdrawal method to their WinPoker accounts which are on the iPoker network.

Consisting of over 30 different brands, including large European bookmakers like Paddy Power, Bet365, Betfair and William Hill, iPoker is the largest network of online poker rooms operating internationally. According to Pokerfuse, iPoker sits behind only the independent rooms PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker in terms of cash game action.

The attraction of bitcoin to the online gaming community is obvious. Funds clearance is near immediate and the transactions are irreversible. Payment processing fees are a fraction of what they are compared to other payment methods.