Sportsbook Review reported that bitcoin (BTC) had a great 4th of July weekend gaining $14 and closing around $270.
Bitcoin has had another great week and is now trading at $296 Saturday, meaning that more online sportsbooks might look to offer the currency as player interest grows.
SBR upgraded the bitcoin sportsbook list to be responsive and fully mobile-friendly last week.
Online sportsbooks 5Dimes, Heritage Sports, BetOnline, and Bookmaker are presently the most established sports betting websites to offer the anonymous crypto-currency.
The sportsbooks allow players to store their balances in their local currency, which means that the players are protected from currency fluctuations. This is in direct contrast to how a sportsbook like Nitrogen Sports or any bitcoin exclusive site operates, as players deposit, wager, and are exclusively paid through bitcoin.
Bitcoin sports bettors looking for companies that have stood the test of time might want to give preference to the websites that have been in business before bitcoin surged in popularity, as only these websites have documented backgrounds and payout track records in the industry along with the reputation of always having done right by players.
Bitcoin bettors that are comfortable accepting additional levels of risk might want to search the SBR Sportsbook & Industry forum for player gripes on any of the unrated or unranked bitcoin sports betting websites on the bitcoin sportsbooks list.
Last two weeks worth of Bitcoin price movement, data per Coindesk.com:
Sports bettors can also shop for bitcoin accepting sportsbooks using the sportsbook rating guide.
If the currency continues its ascent, even without breaking $1,000 as it did when shattering previous highs and leading to bitcoin ATMs popping up over the grid, players will find more online sportsbooks supporting the currency than perhaps ever imagined.