With the unfortunate demise of Seals with Clubs (at least temporarily), there is a lack of established online poker sites providing a Bitcoin-exclusive poker product. Several projects are in soft-launch mode which may develop into an acceptable alternative to Seals with Clubs but, for the present, the only viable option for players wishing to play online poker with Bitcoin is to use a mainstream site that allows Bitcoin deposits.
Below we list the best of these mainstream poker sites that accept Bitcoin (BTC) and some of the alternative projects that have not yet taken off, but may be worth keeping an eye on for the future. We also provide warnings over sites to avoid and explain why. Our short summaries of each site only touch on the surface of what they can offer for Bitcoin poker players. For more information, visit our individual reviews of Bitcoin Poker sites or use our links to visit each site directly.
Recommended Bitcoin Poker Sites
Bitcoin Poker Sites to Keep an Eye On
Betcoin Poker offers transactions in both Bitcoin and Litecoin and hosts its own exclusive cash games. Sit n Go games and multitable tournaments are played against players on the Winning Poker Network and, with the first deposit bonus being far better (and far more achievable) on Americas Cardroom – and with very limited cash game action at the site´s exclusive Bitcoin tables – there seems little point (at present) in depositing at Betcoin Poker.
Get Lucky Poker was set up recently by poker professional Michael Mizrachi as an option for Bitcoin players, but has failed (so far) to attract much in the way of traffic. The clearing requirements for the 100% match bonus of up to 1 BTC are pretty attractive but, with hardly anybody to play against, it is unlikely that you would be able to clear the bonus in the time allowed.
Use These BTC Poker Sites at Your Peril
Infiniti Poker has been in and out of soft launch mode for a number of years and allegedly owes a lot of money to players from when it was in beta mode. The site is now live and offers some attractive bonuses, but can it honor cashouts this time?
WinPoker attracted a lot of attention when the iPoker skin first started to accept Bitcoin as a deposit option, but the site has been slow in making payments recently (including Bitcoin withdrawals) and is best avoided.
Satoshi Poker went offline last year during an acrimonious purchase by BurnTurnPoker. A product relaunch last year failed to materialize and it is not known what the current owners intend to do with this low-volume Bitcoin Poker site.