1xBit first ran a government currency poker site, 1xbet. Instead of just adding crypto transactions like a lot of government currency sites have, they took the right choice and made a stand-alone end-to-end crypto site.
There is a lot going on here
- Poker room.
- Sportsbook– Sports betting and live betting including a betting exchange, horse racing, trots, greyhound racing and cockfighting!
- Casino – including live casino, XXX games and games like rock-paper-scissors and Russian roulette.
- Dice game.
Sports betting is decent, everything else is bad.
If you can find it 1xBit has a simple but effective in-browser poker platform. You get all the basic table options like 4 color deck and custom bet-size slider settings. All the dialogue boxes and controls work exactly as you would expect, so are easy to use.
We love that the lobby and multiple tables display directly below each other in the same window. This lets you just scroll up and down between them rather than having to switch windows when multi-tabling or checking the lobby.
It is annoying that you have to transfer money between your main balance and a separate poker balance. For us, it did not work and we had to contact support multiple times to get it sorted out. Then when you move money between your poker balance and a table it is converted from m฿ to USDs.
1xBit does rake differently, we think better, than any other crypto poker room. They simply take 1 % of your profit every time you leave a table. If you don’t win overall on the table, you pay no rake. Great idea!
Range of Tables
2, 6 and 9-handed no-limit Texas Hold’em games are available but only 2 and 6-handed tables have action.
Stakes range from $0.01/$0.02 up to $25/$50 but only tables up to $0.5/$1 have action. By crypto poker room standards this is a wide range with high stakes.
There is a 9-seat sit-and-go with action from $1 to $5 but no tournaments.
The website is cluttered and clunky, trying to cram too many things into 1 place. There are too many options and they don’t always work as expected.
We did not like it at first but it grows on you as you use it. You will not feel disorientated after you figure out where things are and how they work and some parts of the site are actually pretty cool.
1xBit has the same thing up at multiple URLs. The main one is 1xbit.com but they also use and link to things like 1x-bit.com and 1xcrypto.com where your login is preserved. This is confusing and insecure.
Unique deposit addresses: Not available.
Confirmations before play: 6 for casino games, 1 for everything else.
Withdrawal time: Not instant but less than 1 hour.
Player-to-player transfer: Not available.
The minimum withdrawal is way too high, at 5 m฿! There is no withdrawal fee so this policy may have come about when Bitcoin transaction fees were very high.
1xBit supports a huge range of 18 different cryptocurrencies!
Customer service channels available: Live chat and email.
Speed of replies: Live chat usually reply instantly but are slow to actually help, or sometimes they just forget about you. Emails are quickly replied to.
Accuracy of replies: Not good. They can answer some questions about playing poker on 1xBit but are not knowledgeable about crypto and if you have a bug or issues they are useless. Live chat will waste your time getting nowhere and then ask you to email support instead.
Real-life customer service test
Question: How many confirmations does a Bitcoin deposit need before it can be used to bet?Answer:
Deposit via Bitcoin may take up to 24 hours depending on the priority you have chosen. There is no confirmation limit however.
Notes: This is incorrect and shows a lack of understanding about Bitcoin transactions. After I tried to explain the number of confirmations is not a limit but rather a requirement they will have set, probably between 1 and 6, the customer service staff would still not get the correct information.
Privacy and security
Information required at signup: Email address.
2-factor authentication: Available.
Players in the United States of America are geo-blocked by 1xBit.
100% first deposit bonus up to 1000 m฿. The funds go into your account gradually as you play and you can easily opt out.
There are several different bonuses and special offers on 1xBit depending on your interests. It’s nice that the terms and conditions are explained fully and clearly.
1xBit has an okay little poker room tucked into the corner of a much larger and more complicated site. It’s buggy so for most people we recommend the higher-ranked options.
Having said that 1xBit could be an option if
- You are only interested in no-limit Texas Hold’em cash games and sit-and-goes (not tournaments).
- You want to use altcoins.
- You want to have a sportsbook, casino and other gambling available with 1 deposit.