Recently-launched BetVIP.com, which has opened more than 3,500 accounts since going live in June 2014, has integrated Betradar’s Virtual Football League ahead of the 2014/15 season.
The world’s first bitcoin-only sportsbook already offers hundreds of markets on dozens of sports and now its members can enjoy 24/7/365 wagering opportunities on the authentic Virtual Football League match simulations.
“We are taking the site to another level with the implementation of Virtual Football and we will be integrating more products soon,” said BetVIP founder and CEO Daniel Schwartzkopff.
As excitement builds ahead of the 2014/15 season, with the English Premier League kicking off this weekend, Schwartzkopff is hoping to build on the initial success.
“We have been working around the clock since we launched to continue to build on the functionality of what is already a strong product,” said Schwartzkopff. “With domestic football about to begin again all over Europe it is imperative to constantly improve our offering to players.”
BetVIP.com opened for business before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and rewards all newly-registered users with a 100% first deposit bonus.
Bettors at the Curacao-licensed bookmaker, which takes wagers and pays out winnings exclusively in the digital currency, have staked an average of 0.07 BTC (£22) per bet.
Schwartzkopff said that players have been a mixture of bitcoin enthusiasts, as well as traditional sports bettors.
“Our analytics show that, like almost everyone else on the planet, the bitcoin community was not immune to World Cup fever,” said Schwartzkopff. “Early adopters and currency traders are by their very nature gamblers – and bitcoin users fall into both of these groups. Many BetVIP players have proven to be existing digital currency owners.”