There are 3 high quality sportsbooks who dominate the landscape of end-to-end crypto sportsbetting, and deservedly so.
- Cloudbet (review, American bettors are geo-blocked)
- Sportsbet (review, American bettors are geo-blocked)
- Stake (review, American bettors are geo-blocked)
All provide a world class betting experience that beats the best quality government currency sportsbooks and wipes the floor with other crypto sportsbooks.
In crypto sports betting there is a huge drop off in quality after the big 3. Apart from Cloudbet, Sportsbet and Stake, other crypto sportsbooks are just not good.
Why are they so good?
They made thousands of cheap bitcoins during the 2014-2016 bear market (Stake and Sportsbet through their stablemates PrimeDice and BitCasino). Much of which they still have and use to keep investing in their product.
Their main asset is competence, which comes from previous experience in gambling. And the fact that they care about providing a great betting experience for their customers.
They are not perfect, the area they most need to improve on is offering better odds. The solution for bettors is to take the best odds on the crypto odds comparisons, which gives a synthetic overround of about 1.2%.
Why are the others so bad?
There are a lot of amateurish, B-team crypto sportsbook operators who don’t have enough experience and don’t care about their customers enough.
The reason there aren’t more than 3 good ones must be because the market cannot support more than that. The vast majority of crypto bettors bet with the big 3 and there are not enough bettors left for anyone else to justify the cost of making another high quality crypto sportsbook.
Sorry Americans, Brits and Aussies
All 3 of these top crypto sportsbooks block US and UK bettors. All but Cloudbet also block Australians.
See the full version of the above table here. The sportsbooks don’t want to block these bettors but they do want to avoid paying American and British taxes and gambling licence fees.
The best sportsbooks obey USA and UK government restrictions while the worst sportsbooks don’t. Causing USA and UK bettors to use less trustworthy sportsbooks. So the restrictions do not protect bettors, they protect tax revenue.
The USA and UK have shown willingness to go after sportsbooks that serve their citizens without kissing the ring. The reason Sportsbet and Stake block Aussies is because their owners are Australians who want to be able to live in or visit Australia without fear of the law.
Where to bet?
It’s so easy to join the good crypto sportsbooks that you may as well try out all 3. This overcomes the poor odds by letting you bet at whichever has the best odds for each bet you want to make. You also get 3 times as many bonuses and promotions to choose from. They all accept
If you want to bet with a crypto other than those then check this table, or the full version with all crypto gambling sites. Cloudbet have made a point of accepting 3 USD stablecoins and a gold stablecoin.
See all crypto sportsbooks’ current bonuses here.
Compare all crypto sportsbooks’ odds here.
Select a crypto sportsbook based on your personal preferences here.
Read and watch detailed honest reviews of all crypto sportsbooks here.
Let us know if you think one of the big 3 is particularly better or worse than the others and why, in the comments below.