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Gambling cryptocurrencies now worth more than $150 million

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Deciphering the Mysteries of Bitcoin and DarkWeb Gambling
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Cryptocurrencies created specifically for the gambling sector now have a combined value in excess of $150 million, according to research from CryptoGamblingNews.com.

Gambling-focused cryptocurrencies, such as FunFair Technologies’s $FUN token, remain popular among crypto traders.

The combined market cap of the leading 22 gambling cryptocurrencies is now greater than $150 million dollars, with speculators trading more than $3 million per day across these coins.

Currently, the most valuable gambling cryptocurrency by market capitalisation is $WIN, a coin used to power the decentralised WINk casino.

And five gambling-focused cryptocurrencies now hold market capitalisations in excess of $10 million.

The data is provided by a newly-launched tracker, which reports the value of gambling-dedicated cryptocurrencies in real time, as well as providing sector wide insights and data.

A CryptoGamblingNews.com spokesperson said: “Cryptocurrencies created for the gambling industry are increasingly attracting the attention of traders.

“As the crypto gambling sector continues to consolidate, investors are identifying a handful of cryptocurrencies with high growth potential, and investing significant sums to ensure they do not miss out on the action.”

According to previous research from the CryptoGamblingNews.com team, more than 30,000 customers play at blockchain casinos each week.

You can track the latest prices across the crypto gambling sector in real-time at: www.cryptogamblingnews.com/cryptocurrencies/

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Cloudbet Unveils Betting With Gold in Gaming World First

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Cloudbet Unveils Betting With Gold in Gaming World First
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  • Crypto gaming pioneer adds Pax Gold coin to its platform
  • PAXG is Cloudbet’s third stablecoin integration this year

Cloudbet, the pioneering crypto casino and sportsbook, has added Pax Gold to its platform, making history by allowing players to bet online with gold for the first time ever.

The integration of gold betting on a crypto-gaming platform marks a unique milestone in the evolution of tokenisation, whereby a physical asset is made divisible, tradable and easier to exchange through smart contracts and blockchain technology. Each unit of PAXG is a digital asset backed by one fine troy ounce of a gold bar held in custody by the Paxos Trust Company.

“Tokenisation allows individuals to express their spending habits through the assets they choose to hold, rather than having to use currencies to which they hold no philosophical or economic attachments,” a Cloudbet spokesperson said. “In this case, we’re empowering players that want to own gold with the means to place bets with a gold casino or a gold sportsbook.”

New players who deposit PAXG with the operator are eligible for a welcome bonus worth up to 5 units of the gold coin (almost $10,000 at current prices), as well as 100 free spins over two weeks on a gold-themed slot in the Cloudbet casino.

PAXG is Cloudbet’s third major stablecoin betting integration after launching USD Tether and USD Coin, the biggest coins in the stablecoin universe, earlier this year. For crypto gaming, stablecoins have been put forward as a solution for players seeking to protect the value of their cryptocurrency winnings from the extreme price fluctuations experienced by holders of non-stablecoins.

PAXG’s value is tied to the price of gold, while USDT and USDC are fixed on a 1-to-1 basis with the US dollar, meaning the fiat values of winnings in these currencies don’t swing with cryptocurrency market prices. For this reason, stablecoins have been championed as the key to convincing traditional fiat currency audiences to experience the benefits of betting with crypto: Fast transactions, low fees and industry-leading bonuses.

The new coin amplifies what’s on offer at Cloudbet for players seeking the best odds and highest limits for crypto betting from the comfort of their homes or on the go. Founded in 2013, Cloudbet is one of the world’s longest established bitcoin betting operators, with a history of innovation in the crypto-gaming space.

The operator relaunched its site in April to attract a more diverse audience and has introduced a swathe of bold new features including esports, politics betting, easy credit-card coin purchases and the three stablecoins. The site also accepts ethereum and bitcoin cash.

The operator grabbed the attention of industry observers in June with an ambitious English Premier League campaign, under which its sportsbook charged no margin on pre-match bets for all games left in the season. That allowed customers to access the fairest prices — and therefore the highest returns — in the market.

The campaign was an extension of Cloudbet’s long-standing “best odds” campaigns on sports including soccer, basketball and tennis.

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Cloudbet Launches Second Major Stablecoin With USDC

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Cloudbet Launches Second Major Stablecoin With USDC
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Cloudbet, the pioneering crypto sportsbook and casino, has added USD Coin to the portfolio of coins available to customers, marking the operator’s second major stablecoin integration after launching USD Tether in May.

New players who deposit USDC with Cloudbet are eligible for a welcome bonus worth up to 1000 USDC. Customers can buy the coin on the site with their credit cards or Apple Pay.

With the integration of USDC and USDT, Cloudbet now supports the biggest coins in the stablecoin universe, with a combined market value of US$18 billion. For crypto gaming, stablecoins have been put forward as a solution for players seeking to protect the value of their cryptocurrency winnings from the extreme fluctuations in price experienced by holders of non-stablecoins.

As with USDT, because USDC’s value is fixed on a 1-to-1 basis with the US dollar, the fiat value of winnings of the coin does not fluctuate along with cryptocurrency market prices. For this reason, stablecoins have been offered up as the key to convincing a more fiat-friendly audience to experience the benefits of cryptocurrency gaming.

“Since launch, a fundamental part of our philosophy has been about empowering players with technologies that solve their problems,” a Cloudbet spokesperson said. “Stablecoins are an extension of that.”

Cloudbet supports USDC on the Ethereum blockchain. The coin was introduced by the Centre Consortium, an organization co-founded by Coinbase and Circle, in part to provide a governance framework and network for the mainstream adoption of fiat-backed stablecoins.

The new coin amplifies what’s on offer at Cloudbet for players seeking the best odds and highest limits for crypto betting from the comfort of their homes or on the go. Since it relaunched its website in April, the operator has unveiled a swathe of bold new features to attract a more diverse audience, including esports, politics betting, and easy credit-card coin purchases.

Founded in 2013, Cloudbet is one of the world’s longest established bitcoin betting operators. The site also accepts ethereum and bitcoin cash, with more coins slated for release this year, the spokesperson said.

The operator grabbed the attention of industry observers in June with an ambitious English Premier League campaign, under which its sportsbook charged no margin on pre-match bets for all games left in the season. That allowed customers to access the fairest prices — and therefore the highest returns — in the market.

The campaign was an extension of Cloudbet’s long-standing “best odds” campaigns on sports including soccer, basketball and tennis.

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Trump vs Biden I: Cloudbet Markets Give it to Not-So-Sleepy Joe

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Trump vs Biden I: Cloudbet Markets Give it to Not-So-Sleepy Joe
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Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidency, won support from the betting public as he withstood a hail of bluster and interjection from President Donald Trump during a combative and fiery first presidential debate.

Odds on a Biden win shortened to 1.65, meaning betting markets give him a 61% chance of being elected, according to prices compiled by crypto sportsbook Cloudbet. That compares to 1.73 (58%) just before the debate. Trump’s odds drifted to 2.28 from 2.16, amid indications that bettors had taken significant positions on the president ahead of the debate.

Biden had managed to mostly fend off Trump’s constant interruptions and aggression, as part of his campaign’s ongoing attack on the Democrat’s mental acuity and cognitive abilities, commentators on both sides of the political spectrum said after the debate. Others said the chaos of the encounter blurred any attempt at messaging on key issues, and did little to sway undecided voters who are crucial for victory in key swing states.

Cloudbet is tracking the two candidates’ price movements closely as part of its comprehensive politics offering that allows customers to bet on the election winner as well as on state-by-state outcomes. The operator’s politics page features a superbly designed electoral college map integration that gives users an instant opinion on which party is likely to win the election, based on real-time odds presented for each state.

Cloudbet saw a significant pick-up in betting activity ahead of the debate: About 10% of the value of all bets on the U.S. election were placed in the 24 hours leading up to the event, a spokesperson for the crypto operator said. Bets on Trump accounted for 90% of the new positions.

“Some people thought that Biden’s weaknesses were going to get clearly exposed in the debate,” the spokesperson said.

The election map significantly amplifies what’s on offer at Cloudbet for players seeking the best odds for bitcoin politics betting from the comfort of their homes or on the go. Since it relaunched its website in April, the operator has unveiled a swathe of bold new features to attract a more diverse audience, including esports, USDT betting, and easy credit-card coin purchases.

Founded in 2013, Cloudbet is one of the world’s longest established bitcoin operators. The site also accepts ethereum and bitcoin cash.

The operator grabbed the attention of industry observers in June with an ambitious English Premier League campaign, under which its sportsbook charged no margin on pre-match bets for all games left in the season. That allowed customers to access the fairest prices — and therefore the highest returns — in the market.

The campaign was an extension of Cloudbet’s long-standing “best odds” campaigns on sports including soccer, basketball and tennis.

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