Nitrogen sportsbook review


Updated Jul 19, 2021


  • Good odds.
  • Longstanding trusted operator.
  • Good privacy.


  • Bitcoin only.
  • Fees for frequent withdrawals.
  • Being replaced by new site, Nitro Betting.
Overall score 80%
User experience 7/10
Odds 8/10
Range of bets 7/10
Live betting 7/10
Transactions 7/10
Customer service 7/10
Privacy and security 9/10
Min bet
Max win
Bitcoin BTC

Nitrogen Sports are an industry stalwart with a long standing good reputation for integrity and a dedication to bitcoin. They offer a wide range of sports and leagues to bet on, with better than average odds.

Nitrogen also have a great crypto dice game (review) and poker room (review).

You should be concerned that Nitrogen have just launched a new replacement (they say its not a replacement) website called Nitro Betting (review). We give all the details and back story in this blog post but the short version is since they have made a newer better site for the same target market you have to assume the old site, Nitrogen Sports, will now be neglected.

User experience

Nitrogen’s betslip could be improved. When you make a selection your betslip doesn’t automatically open, so can be hard to spot. This is particularly troublesome when building a multibet where you want to see the slip throughout. The problem doesn’t take place on wide screens, but most laptops would encounter this.

One feature we would like to see added is a lifetime profit/loss record. The live community chat is a nice feature and adds to the overall fun vibe of the site.

Your bet history isn’t the easiest to find. It’s located under your balance and username and not under the “My Wagers” section in your account, which seems strange.

A gripe we have is on the mobile site, where the design isn’t quite as sleek and takes a little getting used to. The menus, whilst all there, are sometimes a little hidden which can cause frustration.


Sportsbook's overround: 4.97%

50:50 equivalent: 1.91

Nitrogen’s odds are better than average and very consistent.

Range of bets

Range of sports, leagues and events: Huge, including things like eSports, chess and table tennis!

Range of bet types per event: Just the standard bet types like winner, spread and totals on most games.

Live betting

Nitrogen has a solid in-play offering. Streams are integrated where available – mainly on eSports – which is a nice touch. The live match display also livens the experience up, although can be inconsistent at times (e.g. on NFL you can see a score but not game clock or current state of play). Price changes are smooth and stable across their wide range of sports and leagues.

The mobile live match display also feels clean and simple to use. Every aspect is where you’d expect and doesn’t feel clunky to scroll through.

There is no cashout feature though, which is a shame.


Unique deposit addresses: Available.

Confirmations before bet: 1.

Withdrawal time: Usually as fast as 10 minutes but we have had significant delays.

Player to player transfer: Available.

You only get 1 free withdrawal every 6 days. After that you have to pay a 0.1 m฿ fee per withdrawal. It’s also worth noting that new accounts must wait 6 days before being eligible for the free withdrawal offer. If you try to withdraw within the first six days you will have to pay the 0.1 m฿ transaction fee.

Customer service

Customer service channels available: On site ticketing system or email. No live chat customer service although you can usually get some help in the community chat or through Nitrogen's social media accounts.

Speed of replies: 1 hour or less via on site ticketing system. Slightly longer via emails.

Accuracy of replies: Usually very good, support staff are well trained and knowledgeable, although there are exceptions. Explanations are usually detailed with links for further reading, if required.

Real life customer service test

Question: I am trying to understand your esports markets. If a CSGO event has handicaps of 2.5 and betting for over/under 26.5; thats 26.5 whats? Is it points or kills or gold or maps? What is that number counting?


The point spread levels the playing field, making betting on either the favourite or the underdog equally attractive. Either the favourite has to win by the margin listed, or the underdog has a buffer to lose the game by that margin, or win it outright. In the case of -2.5, if it's a spread/ total in CS:GO it can refer to individual maps as well as the final score in a “best of” CS:GO matchup. If you see as an example Dignitas +2.5 it may refer to the score of the match at the end of Map 2 and not the overall score in a "best of three" matchup. If it's a total 26.5 it means going over/under 26.5 kills for an individual map. An example could be Dignitas vs Astralis (map1 over/under 26.5 total kills).

Notes: This answer is too long and rambling. They did get around to answering my question accurately right at the end, 26.5 refers to the number of kills in a map. We like a thorough response but in this case all the extra info more confusing than clarifying.

Privacy and security

Information required at signup: None, not even an email address.

2 factor authentication: Available. Mandatory for withdrawals.

Nitrogen won’t delete your account if you wish to remove your data from their site – or if you encounter problem gambling.

If they think an adversary has gained access to your account they will make you do fake security theatre to get it unblocked.

Nitrogen has the equal best privacy and security of all sportsbooks.

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Bettors in Costa Rica and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are geo-blocked by Nitrogen.



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Nitrogen seem a good option for people in the USA, because most better crypto sportsbooks geo-block them. All the more so if you also enjoy poker or dice which Nitrogen excel at.

Nitrogen are an integral part of the crypto gambling community, openly interacting with players on social media and running cool promotions. We would recommend using the desktop site over the mobile site – which can take a little getting used to.

There is a dark shadow hanging over Nitrogen in the form of Nitro Betting, a newer better sportsbook from the same company. This makes us think Nitrogen will fade into obscurity and your account will eventually be migrated to Nitro Betting.


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  1. Gino

    Sorry if this is a dumb question but does nitrogensports allow arbitrage bettors? I’m worried I might get banned/limited.

    • BitEdge

      Nitrogen will not ban or limit you for taking any bets on their site. FWIW you bet anonymously so you could just make a new account. Good luck!

  2. Anonymous

    They’re legit, grades are quick and payouts are fast but they have some of the most incompetent moderators who dismiss / treat clients like shit. They don’t listen, never take any constructive criticism or admit the times when they’re wrong. If you question them whatsoever: they will ignore, answer back rudely and/or mute you.

    • BitEdge

      I don’t have any problem with the chat moderators but the chat in general is useless because there is only one chat box for everyone to talk about everything and there are too many people talking about too many things at the same time.

      At the very least they should make separate chats for sport, poker, casino and other.

  3. seth

    Do you have any bonuses for the sportsbook? Do you have a poker room?

  4. Fred

    Customer service has tanked here over the last few months. Definitely new customer service support and it is not very good. They also have had terrible times with their lines. And live bets? Forget it.

    There are better btc books, with better offerings, and better support.

  5. Carl

    Watch out!

    These guys posted a random MLB line in the middle of Monday’s lines for a Tuesday game. Please be careful because as per their CS “We do not have a menu of events listed under a particular date, and though it may be uncommon, we can have lines listed that don’t play for days”. So, since they do not have events listed under a particular date, apparently (even though i only seen it once and it happened to me) you will have MLB lines for different dates mixed throughout the lines you think are for todays date.

    Ridiculous if you ask me.

    • Mike (NitrogenSports)

      Hi Carl,

      We offer multiple MLB games at any one time. Sometimes, some games between two teams play 2 days or 3 days in a row, NitrogenSports offer games to bet ahead of time. This is one of those cases. NitrogenSports cannot cancel or refund wagers to users, we offer a double-confirmation feature to ensure users take a careful look and are betting the correct match, time, and wager amount. I can understand the confusion that can take places in cases like this and will use this as a suggestion to improve how we display games/lines/bets.


    • Luke

      I made the same mistake with the MLB. It is a easy mistake to make. One thing I noticed to help me identify it is there is no run line on the overnight line. So if you don’t see a -1.5 option it is probably tomorrow’s game.

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