BetChain Casino Review
BetChain is an online casino that works with a number of cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, as well as fiat currency payment systems such as major credit cards and e-wallets.
The casino has a wide range of games from multiple software providers, including Betsoft, Endorphina, Bgaming, Pocketdice, NetEnt, Mr Slotty, Ezugi, Gameart, Pragmatic, Booming, and more.
Opened in 2013, BetChain is owned and operated by Direx N.V., which is licensed in Curacao. They welcome players from around the world, including the USA and UK.
BTC / Crypto Deposits & Withdrawals
This casino deals with a wide range of virtual currencies, including bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Dogecoin (DOGE).
The primary fiat currencies BetChain deals in are USD, EUR, SEK and NOK. They accept those through MasterCard and Visa, as well as major third-party payment systems such as Skrill, Neteller, Trustly and others.
Registration and depositing are simple for BetChain’s bitcoin players. Registration involves providing only an email address and creating a password.
When registered and signed in, go to My Account, click on Bitcoin or Add Currency and then click on Bitcoin. You then get a bitcoin address to send your money. Copy that address into your personal bitcoin wallet, indicate an amount and send. Your BetChain account will be updated in seconds.
You can deposit as little as .0003 BTC, but be aware of minimum deposit amounts for any bonus you may choose. No maximum bitcoin deposit is listed.
Withdrawal is simply a matter of going to My Account, requesting a cash out, copying your personal bitcoin address into the prompt and providing an amount. When the process is complete, you should have the amount in your wallet within minutes in most cases.
The minimum amount you can withdraw is .001 BTC, and the maximum is 20 BTC.
Before you withdraw, make sure you have achieved the required wagering for any bonuses you have agreed to.
BetChain Casino Bonuses and Promotions
BetChain has a series of four primary matching bonuses that descend in percentage value and come with the same requirements to be eligible to withdraw money.
The initial welcome bonus is a 100% match for up to 1 BTC, plus 200 free spins. It comes with a playthrough restriction that requires you to wager 50 times the deposit amount within a month of the deposit. This means that if you deposit 1 BTC, you have to wager a total of 50 BTC before you can withdraw money.
The bonus is designed for slots play, because wagers on blackjack, craps, poker and dice contribute only 5% toward the playthrough requirement, and roulette and baccarat count nothing at all. Also, none of your individual bets can be more than .0013 BTC, and you can deposit no less than 5 mBTC.
The free spins are doled out in increments of 10 spins each day for 20 days. Winnings on those spins also come with a 50x rollover wagering requirement.
The bonus for your second deposit is a 75% match for up to 0.5 BTC, and the third and fourth deposits are 50% matches for up to 0.5 BTC.
There is also a high-roller bonus that matches your deposit by 75% for up to 3.75 BTC.
You can also look for daily, weekly and monthly deposit bonus deals.
They all come with similar requirements for withdrawal. Details of all offers can be found under the Promotions section with bonus terms and conditions for each offer.
When you register and start playing with BetChain, you earn points according to wagers. You earn 1 point for every 100 mBTC wagered on slots, for each 200 mBTC on jackpot games and 500 mBTC on table games.
When you earn your first 100 points, you enter a VIP club that has 4 levels, each with a set of reload, cashback, and free spins deals
Check the VIP section for full details.
Games and Software
This casino has selection of nearly 200 games powered by software from top designers such as Bgaming, Endorphina, Betsoft, Netent and others. You can play the games for free without registering, and they all come up quickly and play without fault, we found.
Keep in mind that certain games are unavailable for players from certain countries; there are lists of these games in the BetChain Terms and Conditions section.
You can find games easily, in various games categories, by alpha, by provider, or game title search.
Slots make up the majority of the BetChain Casino games, with about 150 on board. You can find some of the most popular titles available; we noticed favorites like West Town, Cherry Fiesta and Platinum Lightning.
While we were visiting the casino there were 15 jackpot slots, including Mr. Vegas, The Slotfather and Greedy Goblins. We saw no jackpot totals, however.
Their card games in include various versions of blackjack as well as baccarat and Hi-Lo.
Poker games include casino poker, as well as their 15 video poker games like Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild and joker games.
Under Casual Games, you can find bitcoin Heads or Tails, Minesweeper, Virtual Racebook and scratch games.
If you like the atmosphere and higher betting limits of a real brick-and-mortar casino, BetChain has a live dealer section with blackjack, baccarat, roulette and keno.
The BetChain mobile casino should be compatible with your iPhone, Android or other mobile device. You access the site by browser at betchain.com, and play the games through instant play mode. Before you go all in on mobile play, you should make sure your device’s software is updated, and then try the site to see how it works with your setup.
Provably Fair Games
The casino site has a Provably Fair section you can find by going to the Help menu at bottom of main page. It explains how testing fairness works with each game type, including slots.
We did not find out exactly which games you can test, but most of the games we tried had a tool.
Most of the games carry software that is tested routinely anyway.
The BetChain FAQ section covers a lot about bitcoin transactions and play. But if you have other questions, they provide a number of ways to get answers. Under Support, you will find an email contact form. And there is Complaints section that carries your comments and others in an online forum.
If you need a quick answer, we found their live chat staff to be quick and informative.
Everything at this casino is up front, easy to find, easy to understand and easy to use. We like that.
We also like the fact that they seem to cater to bitcoin players, even over fiat currency players in many cases.
We weren’t overly impressed with their bonuses, but they seem as fair as any.
Everything else about BetChain gets our checkmark, and we’ll heartily encourage spending time here.