Bitcoin gambling reached an important milestone today. A cryptocurrency casino called Edgeless has received a gambling license from the government of Curacao. This wouldn’t be breaking news if Edgeless wasn’t the first online casino entirely based on blockchain technology that now has a license from a recognized jurisdiction.
The casino is not just using cryptocurrencies for payment methods. Instead, the whole software, including games, is written into blockchain technology. While similar casinos do exist, none of them owns a license from a trusted regulatory body.
Even though a license from the government of Curacao is better than no license, they are not as highly regarded as the ones from the UK Gambling Commission. You see, Curacao licenses are notorious for not offering player protection and for the lack of transparency. They only care that the casino is not running a money laundering scheme.
We don’t want to reduce the importance of this milestone. However, it should be noted that well-known regulatory bodies like the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner have yet to approve the license for the first bitcoin casino.
About Edgeless casino
Being the first licensed cryptocurrency casino is not the only unique thing about Edgeless. They are also claiming that they are the first fully transparent and fair online casino. To back up this claim, Edgeless officials are pointing to how their software works.
All of their games are using the blockchain technology called Ethereum Smart Contract. And they claim that this gives them absolutely no chances to cheat or rig games. Additionally, Edgeless is offering fast, reliable, and fee-free payment methods. They plan to support all popular cryptocurrencies, as well as their own cryptocurrency called EDG.
Finally, Edgeless casino is starting the player registration process on January 18th, 2018. So, anyone looking to test their services won’t have to wait for too long. Even though we are still not 100% on board with Edgeless casino, this is without a doubt a crucial step for cryptocurrency gambling. We just hope that this casino makes the right calls and avoids controversies like some of its predecessors.