Nitrogen Sports Bookmaker History And License
Nitrogen Sports sportsbook has made a solid name for themselves in the community.
As a Bitcoin sportsbook, Nitrogen Sports looks the same as other sportsbooks but takes a little bit of getting used to. With Bitcoin becoming more mainstream, depositing and withdrawing with sportsbooks in the Bitcoin currency has become the standard.
Nitrogen Sports Sports Betting
Although Nitrogen Sports doesn’t have the coverage of sports that a book like 5Dimes has, they do have an amazing array of offerings within each sport. Nitrogen Sports, by far, has the greatest listing of soccer odds that we’ve seen in any sportsbook. They seemingly cover every league and cup match in every country in the world.
The number of contests that are available rivals the best sportsbooks in the industry. They seemingly have odds on everything from Aussie Rules Football to darts. Just about the only thing that we couldn’t find as we do this review in July is odds on the Tour De France.
What sort of shocks us is the inconsistency of the vig between different sports. As a quick note to the amateur bettor, the vig is the rake that the sportsbook takes.
Baseball, which typically has the lowest vig at the standard sportsbook, has a rather high vig at Nitrogen Sports. Yet when we look at the early football lines, the vig is a lot slower than the average sportsbook. So, for now, this falls into the neutral category.
As for bet limits, the minimum bet is currently at 0.001 BTC which at current rates is around $9.50. It is important to note that almost as soon as this article is published that this will change as the price of Bitcoin is very erratic. When we first published this article back in July, the price of Bitcoin was about a fourth of its current price. The bet max varies by sport but is generally much higher than is seen at the traditional online sportsbook.
Nitrogen Sports App
Gambling apps are still not allowed in the Apple Store or Google Play, so we still need to rely on mobile pages to do the trick. With its mobile page, Nitrogen Sports really didn’t put forth their best effort. Though usable, bettors will find the page clunky and a bit difficult to use.
Although the page is styled in the same way that it’s desktop page is, it is much harder to navigate. When a bet is added to the bet slip, the user is left mystified as to where the bet slip is. Certainly, this is something that Nitrogen Sports Sportsbook can improve in the future
Nitrogen Sports Deposits And Withdrawals
Simply by clicking on the amount of Bitcoin that is available brings the user to the deposit page (as shown). From here, the user is given a Bitcoin address to fund their account. Note that every user has a unique address so the system knows which account the deposit will fund.
The entire process, from setting up an account to having Bitcoin on the site, took us no more than five minutes. Those who have signed up at other books know that this turnaround is incredible! We were betting in no time!
One of the major pluses of using the Nitrogen Sports Sportsbook is the ease and speed of the payout system! This is one of the areas where Bitcoin shines! At most (if not all sportsbooks besides Nitrogen Sports), the user has to go through a few phases before they can receive money. First, they need to submit the request. Second, the request has to be accepted. Third, the money needs to be sent out (likely through a third party). All of these steps take time! A great sportsbook will have you money within 48 hours, while a bad one can take up to six weeks or longer.
Nitrogen Sports is on a level of their own in that their Bitcoin processing is very fast! Withdrawals are practically instant so the user only needs to wait for the Bitcoin network to confirm the transaction. The larger withdrawals take a little bit longer as would be expected. We tested the withdrawals at a few different amounts that were all under 0.5 BTC. In all three instances we had the Bitcoin show up in our wallet in about 90 minutes (give or take 15 minutes).
Nitrogen Sports Site
In a lot of ways, one can take a look at the image above and make a judgment as to how they feel about the interface. As with every interface, there is some good and some bad.
The first thing that we really like is the chat bar near the top of the screen. This seems to add a level of transparency that is welcome for any type of online sportsbook. Second, the set up is very similar to other sportsbooks with the list of sports on the left, games in the middle, and bet slip off to the right. There is no confusion at all when coming to this page (except that the “My Wagers” area is hidden under the “Nitrogen” tab). Third, the bet slip is very easy to use. Again, the drawback is that one is betting in Bitcoin (BTC) and may have to do some math to really understand how much they are betting.
There are two things that we don’t like. One, there is seemingly way too much space is used in the middle of the screen for the matches. One has to do a serious amount of scrolling to find the game or match that they are trying to find sometimes. Two, and this is the important one, we do not like the “Confirm Bet” functionality at all. Really, this just an additional button press and does not calculate total bet amounts or anything of the like. There have been multiple occasions where we have bet the wrong amounts on accident which is surprisingly very simple to do when betting in the weird currency of BTC.
Nitrogen Sports Casino
The Nitrogen Sports Casino seems pretty basic with only eight offerings: Dice, three versions of Blackjack, Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Slots, and Craps. Nitrogen Sports heavily promotes their “Provably Fair” feature which allows each user to verify the fairness of every roll in dice games or deal in card games.
Nitrogen Sports Promotions
Nitrogen Sports Sportsbook didn’t provide any deposit bonuses for our first transaction. So, while there are no bonuses to be heard of, there are two very cool promotions that Nitrogen Sports runs.
First is the NFL Survivor Pool which is a promotion that is run during football season. The promotion works as a simple survival pool, where the bettor needs to pick a winning NFL team every week without repeating teams. While it still remains to be seen how many pools they will have in 2017, they had 8 different ones in 2016. The free pool, which had 1508 entries, paid out a guaranteed 1.000 BTC.
The second promotion that Nitrogen Sports runs is their monthly Parlay Jackpot. The way that these works is a little bit complicated. Every time that a parlay is played, Nitrogen Sports adds a portion of the bet to the Parlay Jackpot. Each bet is broken into three pools (Featherweight, Middleweight, and Heavyweight) based on the amount bet on the parlay. In a nutshell, the biggest parlay wins in each pool take home the jackpots for the month.
While bonuses aren’t the strong suit of the Nitrogen Sports Sportsbook, there are some cool promotions that keep things interesting.