Vera&John becomes first regulated online casino to accept Bitcoin

30 January 2014

Online gaming operator Vera&John claims to have become the first regulated and licensed internet casino to begin accepting the Bitcoin virtual currency.

Customers will now be able to use the virtual currency for various games on the operator’s official casino website.

Vera&John said that it had opted to begin accepting Bitcoin due to an increase in awareness and popularity of the virtual currency during the last year.

“One of our key company values is innovation and that is why we are very proud to be the first regulated and licensed online casino to offer Bitcoin to our customers,” a company spokesperson said.

As reported by iGaming Business, a number of other companies have also recently announced that they would accept the Bitcoin, including social gaming firm Zynga.

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