Certainly, this BetKing.io review is not going to accept hook, line and sinker the claim that this gambling site is “the world’s most trusted bitcoin casino.” BetKing may have a reputation for being generous with its payouts and for having a comprehensive rewards system, but we will be doing a careful examination of what this online casino really has to offer.
BetKing.io was established in 2013 and has since paid thousands of bitcoins to players. Payouts for 2015 amounted to a staggering 35,000 BTC.
BetKing starts 2016 with a number of updates and new games. Currently, they have 45 games, which mostly belong to the Slots category. The games are fairly simple to play and if you need assistance on the games, you will find instructions for every game.
Registration Not Required
Players who value their anonymity can find their casino haven here because registering for an account is not necessary. The site will automatically give you an ID, which is based on your IP address. Upon getting your private URL login, you can edit your account, so you can provide an email address (this is optional) and your username and password so you can secure your account.
In case you prefer to stay anonymous, by using the handler name that the site has given you, you can copy the link of the private URL login that your account is linked to and copy that on your mobile devices or to other PC or laptops. You will find this in your account page, which you can access by clicking the dropdown menu box on the upper right hand corner and click the User XXXX button.
You can also access your transaction history, update your security settings and check on your affiliates at the same time through your account page.
Choose from 45 Games on BetKing
For now, you can choose from 45 games, of which are slots and the remaining three are dice, blackjack and roulette. All of the games on BetKing come with demo versions that come with 1,000 credits. These credits serve as the temporary currency and are not redeemable.
The bets for the slots games usually range from 750 to 2500 mBTC. Jackpot winnings could amount to as much as 125,000 to 150,000 mBTC.
Under the roulette category, the chips are sold at 0.001 BTC up to 0.05 BTC. For the Blackjack, the minimum bet starts at 0.0001 BTC and the payout is set at 3 to 2. Lastly for the Dice category, the minimum bet is also the same with the rest but the payouts can be up to 5 times depending on what you selected.
For those interested in live casino games, BetKing unfortunately does not offer them yet.
BetKing Gaming Platform
As BetKing.io rebranded (it was formerly known as Pocket Rockets Casino), it veered away from third party game integration. In lieu of this, the casino pursued partnerships with other sites. Bet King is silent as to which sites it has forged partnerships with. We can’t write with certainty in this BetKing.io review what its gaming platform is or who developed the games but the site is using Flash for the games.
A Little Outdated Design but Fast Page and Game Loading
BetKing website looks okay although it is somewhat outdated in terms of design and overall aesthetics. It could definitely use some improvement. Nevertheless, it’s very easy to navigate. The images and texts on the homepage look cluttered even though there are just a few of them. When it comes to page and game loading, things were pleasantly fast. It’s to be expected, though, considering that the pages don’t really have a lot to show and there’s nothing fancy about the games’ graphics.
House Edge and Mobile Friendliness
Along with the phrases “instant cashouts” and “huge betting limits,” BetKing also uses “low house edge” as one of its highlights. However, the site does not provide supporting content or clear numbers regarding the house edge. There are some texts on the site that mention bonuses in relation to the house edge but no exact numbers are provided.
BetKing.io website is mobile-friendly even though there’s an obvious alignment issue. Still, it’s usable. Navigating the mobile version of the site is way better than seeing the desktop version getting loaded on a small screen. This online casino does not have mobile apps for either Android or iOS. The mobile version of the site already suffices for an enjoyable mobile gaming, though.
Currency Used, Deposits, Withdrawals, and Maximum Payout
Bitcoin is the only currency used on Bet King. For almost all of the games, the minimum bet is set at 0.000001 BTC.
The site does not contain information on the maximum payouts and cash outs. We could not assume for this Bet King review that there is none so we contacted them via email. We will update this as soon as we hear from them.
When it comes to withdrawals, players are charged a transaction fee of 0.0002 BTC.
All bets placed are final. You can no longer ask for a refund if you committed mistakes with your bets, regardless of the circumstances.
Bet King has a bitcoin faucet on the dice betting panel. It is the orange bitcoin icon to the lower right side of the page. New players may claim 0.000004 BTC through the faucet. The amount that can be claimed from the faucet can increase to 0.0002 BTC as more wagers are made.
BetKing Rewards Program
Unfortunately, BetKing.io does not offer sign-up/welcome and deposit bonuses. However, it has a VIP rewards program. Players can earn VIP points that can be exchanged with bitcoins later on. There are three levels of VIPs on BetKing: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
Bronze VIPs (new players) get 0.5 VIP points for every BTC wagered. Silver VIPs get 1 VIP point for every BTC wagered. Gold VIPs, on the other hand, are given 1.5 VIP points for every BTC wagered. These VIP points can then be traded with real BTCs as shown in the table below:
Bet King also offers an affiliate program. This program allows players to earn 0.1% of the bets made by the players they invited or referred to the site. Take note that it’s 0.1% or 1/10 of 1%. It’s not going to be a big amount but if you get to bring in many players to BetKing.io through the affiliate program, you can make quite a few bitcoins.
Limited Customer Support
Unfortunately, Bet King does not provide 24/7 customer support. Unlike the other online gambling sites, they only address complaints and inquiries through their customer service email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BetKing also does not have official social media accounts. The Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ links you can find at the bottom of the homepage are for sharing the site on social media, not for contacting BetKing via social media.
BetKing Offers Provably Fair Games
As explained on Bet King’s Provably Fair Help page, the games on this online casino can be mathematically tested for fairness. The games come with their respective Provably Fair tabs. You can find this tab below the game, along with the tabs for the Bets, Chat, Leaderboard, and Investment. There is also a link to a third party tool for verifying bets.
Bet King Casino Operations
We could not find information regarding Bet King’s license and regulation on its website and other authoritative sources online. Actually, the information presented or claimed on Bet King’s website and blog are not that credible. There are claims that Bet King was the most popular gambling site in 2015 but we find it difficult to reconcile this claim with Bet King’s web traffic. The claim of being “the most trusted” is also something this Bet King review can’t lend credence to. Nevertheless, for being able to offer provably fair games and for being able to pay winners, we can’t consider Bet King as a fraudulent online casino.
Privacy and Security
Bet King is a great option for those who want to engage in anonymous gambling since players don’t have to sign up for an account However, Bet King provides the option to secure accounts with a username and password later on. There’s also the option to implement 2FA or two-factor authorization to further beef up the account’s security.
Players Accepted, Languages Supported and More
Based on the information provided on Bet King’s website, it accepts players from all parts of the world where online gambling is legal except for the UK. The website, however, is only viewable in the English language.
There is limited amount of information you can find on Bet King’s website. Perhaps the notable content worth mentioning are the casino’s official blog, the pages for the rewards and affiliate programs, and the page for the Frequently Asked Questions.
BetKing.io Pros and Cons
- Features a bitcoin faucet on the dice game
- Offers VIP points that can be converted to BTC
- Instant cashouts for bitcoins earned
- Mobile-friendly website
- Website design and game aesthetics could use some improvement
- The high color contrast used for the different page elements and texts on the site sometimes makes it difficult to properly distinguish page elements or read texts.
- No sign-up/welcome bonus, deposit bonus, and reload bonus