Sportsbook Rating Change: Nitrogen Sports to B+
Online sportsbook Nitrogen Sports has received a rating upgrade from B to B+.
Nitrogen was added to the sportsbook rating guide in September of 2014 and has maintained consistent player feedback on their speed of withdrawals. Nitrogen is the first bitcoin exclusive sportsbook to have been added to the rating guide.
A payout typically takes anywhere from 5-10 minutes at the online sportsbook.
Nitrogen, unlike a typical fiat sportsbook, does not offer deposit bonuses and has less of a need to require extensive KYC screening when an account is created. The betting site reserves the right to request additional documentation from players and in extreme cases might review a player's activity.
As a result of the fluid nature of bitcoin, Nitrogen's initial rating two years ago was higher than that of a typical newly launched Costa Rica based sportsbook. Without a third-party processor slowing transactions down, there should be no reason for withdrawals to be slow-paid by Nitrogen Sports. SBR has received no slow-pay complaints to date against Nitrogen Sports.
The betting site has in many ways been ahead of the curve with establishing a secure and safe environment for bettors to wager exclusively in bitcoin. Players are able to configure two-factor authentication (2FA) for increased security of their sports betting accounts, and the website itself is encrypted.
Nitrogen Sports executives met with SBR staff last year and discussed their operation and business model. The sportsbook has been open to having SBR mediate player complaints. SBR advised players one year ago to take notice of an unusual policy on MLB betting at Nitrogen: the sportsbook does not list pitchers and does not adjust moneyline pricing when there is a pitching change.
SBR Forum members have shared their feedback on Nitrogen Sports at the bitcoin sports betting forum. The betting site came in tied for 10th place overall in April 2016's best sportsbook poll.