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Cloudbet Launches Second Major Stablecoin With USDC

George Miller

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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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Big Fight: Tyson vs Jones Jnr – Cloudbet customers ring the changes

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Mike Tyson remains favourite, but Cloudbet customers turn their backs on Saturday’s boxing circus

  • Savvy bettors shun Tyson vs Jones Jnr exhibition
  • Value of Cloudbet’s market so far less than 1% of McGregor vs Mayweather fight
  • Celebrity undercard bout featuring Disney star Jake Paul and ex NBA point guard Nate Robinson attracts 12x number of bets
  • Almost 50x amount of money wagered on Paul v Robinson than on Tyson v Jones with the bitcoin betting pioneers

The Covid-hit sports calendar of 2020 might have thrown up a number of surprise hits with global betting enthusiasts but it seems the forthcoming Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jnr bout is not destined to be one of them.

Belarussian football, Taiwanese basketball, League of Legends… at different times, these all caught fire with sports bettors, but this high-profile boxing exhibition seems unable to land a knockout punch. Back in 2017 the match-up between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jnr, hyped as “The biggest fight in combat sport history”, or more simply, “The Money Fight”, totally lived up to its billing, making it the biggest betting event in Cloudbet’s history by number of players.

Fight promoters Triller, a social media app spending millions to try and compete with Tik Tok, hoped to replicate this excitement, and gave it a whopping $49.99 pay per view price tag. But bettors think you must be punchdrunk to get involved, likening it to that Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson PPV head-to-head back in 2018, which proved a waste of time for all except the two golfers, who netted a huge payday.

Roy Jones Jnr’s team has been bigging up their man’s fitness and “evolution” as a fighter, while Tyson, who last set foot in the ring in 2005, claims his recent persona of a weed-smoking peacenik will be a distant memory the second he gets his gloves on. But, with both Tyson and Jones Jnr the other side of 50, the fight is being held on special exhibition rules – such as “hard sparring” only, no knockouts and the threat of just a cut precipitating an immediate stop from the referee – the only thing to look out for is if these two legends of the ring remember they’re not supposed to be fighting for real.

The bout between the two aging ex-heavyweight world champions takes place on Saturday at Staples Centre, Los Angeles, on a bizarre card which also features a former NBA star, Nate Robinson, facing YouTuber-turned- Disney Channel star (and Triller investor) Jake Paul.

Cloudbet’s customer base just aren’t buying into this seniors’ day out and haven’t spent much time searching for Tyson vs Jones odds. Twelve times the number of bets have been taken on the Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson fight, with almost 50 x as much turnover in this market, compared with wagers on Tyson vs Jones Jnr.

Founded in 2013, Cloudbet is one of the world’s longest established bitcoin betting operators, and will be running winner’s and total rounds markets on this fight and its undercards. Besides bitcoin, Cloudbet accepts ethereum, bitcoin cash and a number of stablecoins including USD Tether and USD Circle.

New customers gagging for bitcoin odds for boxing can get a bet on Tyson or Jones Jnr through an easy sign-up process and on-site cryptocurrency purchases with a credit card. Iron Mike is favored, by the way, at 1.53 (- 187).

So why have these two legendary boxers agreed to something that could leave their reputations on the ropes? Another ex-champion George Foreman has been in the media saying he thinks he knows. “It’s temporary insanity. I liken it to a guy who wants to get on a boat and go out to sea. It seems like so much fun, so peaceful, so he wants to get out there and do it. Then he gets out there and the big waves start coming and the sea is rough and it’s raining and the wind is blowing and he asks himself: “Lord, why did I ever do this?”

Anyone stumping up the $49.99 fee to watch this may well end up asking themselves the same question.

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DAOWallet integrates into 1Click Games platform

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Partnership sees 1Click Games debut the DAOWallet crypto payments solution

 DAOWallet, the B2B cryptocurrency-fiat gateway provider and partner in DAOGroup, has agreed to a full integration with igaming platform 1Click Games.

End-users of the platform will now be able to seamlessly deposit and withdraw cryptocurrencies at 1Click Games’ partner brands without complex exchange requirements, with operators also protected against chargeback fraud.

DAOWallet supports player transactions in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), a variety of stable coins, as well as DAOGroup’s proprietary token BET. Player deposits can also be made via credit card, giving players full flexibility in their choice of payment, while operators are also supported with a range of fiat currency settlement options.

Secure crypto payments processing, fully protected against chargeback fraud and without any extra charges or complex processes, is key to attracting new casino players who want to take advantage of the benefits cryptocurrency delivers.

This new partnership with 1Click Games will allow its operators to easily support cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals for their players across all markets and requirements.

Players and operators will both benefit from instant transactions at the best exchange rates, with operators also able to choose from a variety of invoice options and the ability to convert into fiat currency at any time.

DAOWallet will cover all KYC and AML procedures as part of its mandate; and will also allow 1Click Games to track the provenance of all cryptocurrencies coming into its wallet, allowing for casino management to identify incoming VIP players, as well as red flag any potentially problematic historical use of the coins.

Commenting on the integration, DAOGroup’s CCO Glen Bullen, said: “Easy, secure crypto payments are demanded by a vast, unserved audience around the world, and integrations like this, with the innovative 1Click Games, can now give this market access to the best casino experiences around.

“1Click Games share our view that cryptocurrency payments are inevitably entering the mainstream, and we’re very pleased to kick our partnership off and help deliver new revenue streams through this offering of our solution for their players.”

Maxim Terehovich, CEO at 1Click Games, added: “This cooperation with payment solutions provider DAOWallet is very valuable for 1Click Games because we always focus on our clients and operators.

“Market trends research gave us a full insight into the rapid development of the cryptocurrency market and 1Click Games is glad to give our operators the possibility to reach a vast audience of cryptocurrency users who would have previously struggled to find a service in the traditional gaming and betting space.

“We now have a wide range of payment options for our operators and we now feel more flexible to adapt to market tendencies and our client’s needs. This partnership helps us to be more competitive and now we can provide the best experience for those who are interested in Bitcoin casino operation.”

DAOWallet is available immediately to all iGaming operators looking for a payment solution for the growing cryptocurrency market. For more information, visit https://daowallet.com/

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Gamban to Block Crypto and Trading Platforms

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Self-exclusion software provider Gamban is going to block access to certain platforms offering cryptocurrencies and stock trading to provide greater protection to its users.

Its self-exclusion software currently blocks access to thousands of gambling websites but will now expand its reach to cover cryptocurrency and stock trading following requests from customers. It says such platforms can provoke similarly addictive behaviour to gambling.

“One of the main differences between Gamban and self-exclusion schemes is that we are not required to integrate with websites in order to block access to them,” James Forman, business intelligence officer at Gamban, said.

“This means we can move quickly and block emerging threats such as esports and skins gambling that have risen to prominence during the novel coronavirus,” James Forman added.

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