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Traditional vs. Bitcoin Poker: 4 Key Differences

by Jason Wright Athlete

Poker is one of those casino games that truly stood the test of time. It may be considered the oldest of its kind, but poker still manages to reel in the biggest crowd in every casino, whether online or offline.


And because it’s gotten this far, several developments and upswings have become very evident, like the quick growth of Bitcoin poker in popular crypto-based casinos. With the globalization of Bitcoin now in full effect, poker players are now faced with the dilemma of choosing whether to play traditional, or go crypto.


To help you decide better, keep reading this guide to playing poker to know the key differences of regular and Bitcoin-based poker sites.


  1. Payment Method


The clear distinction between the two is the type of currency you use to play poker. With traditional poker sites, you fund your account with cash in your bank account, while in Bitcoin a poker site, well, you use your Bitcoin wallet. Simple. However, the main difference here is that with Bitcoin, you get to enjoy faster payment transactions because there’s no issuing bank or third-party processor that administers and approves your payment. Fund control is more absolute.


  1. Minimal Fees


Going back to the premise of having no third-party involvement to process payments, playing poker using Bitcoin will save you a lot of coins because little to no fees are incurred when funding your account, or withdrawing your payouts. 


  1. Rake


One of the most important things to consider when deciding a good payout option for poker is looking at the rake. In case you didn’t know, ‘rake’ pertains to the percentage which the house, or the casino betting site, takes from the pot as its commission. So, it follows that playing poker with a lower rake percentage will give you a higher yield, and better value for money, which you’ll find when you play Bitcoin poker.


  1. Tighter Security


Nobody likes to play poker on an unreliable casino betting site. While all poker sites today offer a safe space that’s free from malware and malicious activity, Bitcoin poker sites add another layer of security because of using Bitcoin alone, as well as a 2-factor identification system.



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About Jason Wright Freshman   Athlete

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Created on Jan 22nd 2020 20:05. Viewed 290 times.

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