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Cloudbet as the name implies offer a sports book, but what surprised us was that the casino offerings at Cloudbet are actually very good and rival some of the more slot orientated sites we have reviewed.
Cloudbet works across all popular devices as the site has been designed to cater for tablet, mobile and desktop users. Winnings are generally paid out within 24 hours and the bitcoin reserves are all kept off-line, in cold storage, which provides for great security of funds.
Creating your Cloudbet account in 30 seconds
Click Join. Enter your e-mail address, pick a password and enter your date of birth. Simple really. A nice straight-forward sign up process that took us about thirty seconds to complete. Once we had registered our e-mail address, we were told to check our in-box. The confirmation e-mail arrived within seconds and once we had clicked the link we were good to go.
Upon e-mail confirmation choose your preferred username – the live dealers call you by this in the casino – so be sure to choose a name you like!
We were able to deposit into our account as soon as we had created it, and also presented with a reminder of the generous sign up bonus.
Gameplay & Graphics
There are four main gaming areas at Cloudbet they are: Sports, Live Sports, Casino, and Live Casino.
Sports & Live Sports
The sports betting page is clear and easy to navigate – seperated into four main sections – sports selector, info panel, markets offered and bet-slip.
You can see the four different areas of the main betting window in the below screenshots:
It’s a breeze to change the odds format using the drop down selector and the site offers odds in any format you could wish for including: American, Decimal, Fractional, Hong Kong and Malaysian.
The top info bar has a handy reference to the bitcoin wallet you should deposit funds into if you wish to top up your account, this is a useful feature and saves a few clicks when it is time to deposit. You can also change your view via a drop down on the info bar if you prefer the Asian style screen when viewing the betting markets.
Odd changes are updated in real-time and you can spot the way the market is going thanks to live green and red arrows which indicate which way the price is shifting.
The bet-slip is simple and easy to use, with the stake clearly displayed, alongside a bet max button. Should you wish to bet the maximum on offer you can press this button and the maximum the book wants to take will be populated into your stake box. This varied from 0.1 to 2 BTC on the few markets we tested.
Considering Cloudbet is a sports book we were very surprised with the casino. The casino on Cloudbet is not like those found on some of the other sports books we have reviewed – an afterthought – on Cloudbet there are plenty of games on offer.
The casino lobby is split into seven key sections:
- Jackpot Slots
- Video poker
- Table games
- Instant win
- Bingo and Keno.
The featured section showcases some of the latest additions to the casino which is useful if you are looking to check out something new.
At the time of writing Cloudbet boasts an impressive 377 slots and 20 jackpot slots.
The video poker section of the site houses classics such as: Bonus Deuces Wild and All American Video Poker, while the table games on offer cover just about anything you could think of: from blackjack to baccarat.
The instant win section of the site had some issues during our testing. The game we tried was Bowled Over by Microgaming. The button to actually get your next scratchcard was very buggy and we found we had to click the mouse about ten times to get it to register, almost a game in itself. We had a similarly bad experience trying bingo on the site, again the game we chose at random happened to be powered by Microgaming, but we were simply presented with a message informing us that This game is not available at this time. Please try again later. Surprising we thought as it was listed in the main games listings.
Cloudbet feature a wide variety of live casino games and had sixty five tables on offer when we checked them out. The tables are provided by Evolution Gaming, Vivo Gaming and Asia Gaming. The live roulette experience is what you would expect from these table providers. High class dealers and a very reliable gaming experience, highly recommended.
Bonuses and Value
Cloudbet offer just one bonus and that is a first deposit bonus. The first deposit bonus is a 100% bonus up to five bitcoins.
- The bonus is earned when you collect loyalty points by playing sports and casino games.
- 0.01 BTC is released for every 800 loyalty points earned. These 0.01 BTC increments appear directly in your Cloudbet account.
- In order to be eligible for the 100% first deposit bonus, you must a minimum of 0.01 BTC.
- You have a total of 365 days to earn all the loyalty points needed to earn the bonus after it is initially activated.
- The bonus balance is displayed on the player dashboard.
For more information on the bonus and full terms and conditions be sure to check with Cloudbet.
Cloudbet is sport book that surprisingly packs a punch with its casino. We were surprised to find that a site with bet in the brand offered a casino experience to rival its sport book experience. Cloudbet is a great choice if you want to place bets either pre-match or in play. The Microgaming games we tried were buggy and for this reason we would give the instant win and bingo portions of the site a miss. Overall though, the site is worth checking out.Claim your 5BITCOIN Bonus