Back in the middle of last year, when Nayana compiled a complete list of all the different deposit and withdrawal methods available to mobile casino players, one of the newest additions to the list was Bitcoin. Still in its relative infancy as a mobile casino banking method, Bitcoin has been growing in popularity so much so that we’re seeing more and more casinos which will only accept Bitcoins. This week sees the launch of a brand new Bitcoin casino: Miami Vice Casino.
While many operators accept Bitcoins and one possible deposit method – like Cozy Games for example – Miami Vice is a new breed of casinos where players can take advantage of the convenience, speed and anonymity of the crypocurrency, while playing in environment specifically designed to take full advantage of the benefits of Bitcoin.
While being able to play with Bitcoin is going to prove a huge pull for many players around the world, offering that as a deposit option alone is not enough to create a successful casino. What you also need to bring is quality games, a decent aesthetic, and some other offers and bonuses to sweeten the deal. Does Miami Vice Casino manage all that? Yes. Just.
In terms of the look of the new casino, there is a little left to be desired. While it doesn’t look untidy, it looks a little too dated to be excused for a brand new casino. Of course, a little leeway must be given, considering that Miami Vice is an independent operator, so doesn’t have any big names as a driving force behind it, but it still might be nice to have a little more flash and glamour to make it feel like a good place to play.
Any concerns you might have about Bitcoin casinos and bonuses will be allayed by the fact that new player enjoy a 100% first deposit bonus worth up to 1,000 mBTC.
While you shouldn’t be expecting to find any of the most recent, state-of-the-art, blockbuster games at Miami Vice, there’s plenty of games available, and plenty of choice. With games from the likes of Betsoft, Novomatic and Play'n Go, you’ll find both traditional casino games as well as slots with a broad variety of themes and features on offer. One of the big plus points of Miami Vice as compared many other Bitcoin casinos is that it offers many casino games with live dealers, meaning that you can enjoy a real casino experience with all the convenience of Bitcoin.
Of course, with the fluctuating value, frequent difficulty acquiring it and inability to spend it in many places, there are a number of drawbacks to playing with Bitcoin, but there are also plenty of advantages. Miami Vice chooses to focus on the anonymity angle to justify why it chose to go all-Bitcoin. The amount of personal data that a casino has to collect from you to allow you to play with Bitcoins is nothing compared to depositing with credit or debit cards, or even phone bill deposits.
Miami Vice might not be the best casino in the world, but it is a symptom of the growing interest in Bitcoin casinos, and is no doubt only in the first generation of many Bitcoin only casinos which we’ll see in the future.