One of the industry’s oldest and most renowned virtual dice oriented casinos still has plenty of shot in the locker. According to official statistics, as of 2012, the year it was founded and launched by a well-known entrepreneur Erik Voorhees, Satoshi Dice was indeed the leading bitcoin gambling site in terms of amount wagered. Despite a period of hard times the portal has had over the course of its life, by now, it has been able to establish itself as a reliable provably fair Bitcoin dice gaming platform with fast payments, a functional website, and a complete dice betting experience. Still, does it take some more these days to retain appeal for the increasingly demanding players?
Satoshi Dice in a nutshell
The portal is still alive, and that’s something already, some would say. Well, yes and no. Considered somewhat a living classics today by those in the know, Satoshi Dice used to offer betting options and features that no other online dice portal has at that time, like placing bets directly at the blockhain (a feature discontinued now). Accessing the portal without registration by simply using your Bitcoin wallet is a thing of the past now, too, as, in order to play here, you still need to have a full-fledged account with a valid email. The good thing, though, it has a rather sophisticated (but not complicated) gaming interface with more than enough features and adjustments. And no, the range of betting possibilities available is not just limited to the game of dice. Below, we are taking a look at what else this website has got in store for us.
Satoshi Dice site layout
Retaining its dark-green/patterns of grey color-scheme, Satoshi Dice website is still as laconic and efficiently built as it used to be at its dawn. There are 6 choices in the main menu pane located in the website’s header, and choosing the appropriate one for you will take to either gameplay, deposit/cashout, ‘bet on the house’, affiliate program section, or settings directory. Gaming statistics like recent bets, rare wins, and losing streaks are provided for those who like to go into more detail.
At signup (no possibility to play without logging in to the system any more), you automatically receive a randomly-generated username (alias) that you’re able to change later. Providing a valid email is necessary. Apart from English, there are no other menu languages available at Satoshi Dice.
Satoshi Dice bonuses
As of writing this, there haven’t been either a bonus, a Bitcoin faucet, or any promotions available to Satoshi Dice players.
Satoshi Dice deposit and withdrawal methods
Just as you expected (and as the portal’s name implies), Bitcoin and its fractional units, mBTCs and satoshis are the only currency you can make wagers with and receive payouts in at Satoshi Dice. Making and receiving payments is impossible without having a BTC wallet, so be sure to secure the one fully reliable for yourself. In order to make a deposit, you can use the casino’s designated unique Bitcoin wallet address (copy-paste into your wallet’s ‘Send to’ field…), or scan their QR-code with your smartphone’s camera. Fund withdrawals are available to make at any time, with payouts being processed immediately and usually confirmed in the blockchain within up to 20 minutes. The minimum withdrawal amount is 0.001 BTC, or 1 mBTC. Per every cashout, a 0.0001 BTC transaction fee will be deducted from your withdrawal amount. Please pay attention it’s impossible to withdraw funds from your Satoshi Dice balance unless you have made at least one deposit and all your deposits have received confirmations from the Bitcoin network.
Also, it’s worth being mentioned only session game streaks that having at least 1mBTC (0.001 BTC) average bet size are processed by Satoshi Dice. Winners are credited their rewards at the end of each day.
Satoshi Dice betting opportunities
What you’re offered at Satoshi Bet is a comprehensive provably fair Bitcoin dice betting experience with approximately 20ms bet returning time and daily leaderboards held. The total prize of 0.4 BTC is given out to winners every day.
Aside from virtual dice, there are some custom games like Satoshi Slot and the Satoshi Circle wheel of fortune game. The former is a provably fair Bitcoin-only virtual slot machine where you enter the bonus game mode by landing 3 or more Bitcoin symbols, with the winning potential per each spin being up to 513 times your bet. Other games to possibly come to Satoshi Dice soon are the Mammoth Slot and a the much rumoured about poker game, as well as several side games.
Another option is to play as the house by betting on the shared bankroll, taking the 1,9% house edge to your side. In the end, it doesn’t even matter if you win or lose betting on the house, as you still get your proportional share of the house’s bankroll.
Satoshi Dice customer support
Despite the portal has reached its maturity by now, there is still no live chat support to serve the players, so, essentially, there is only one way for you to get in touch with Satoshi Dice support service directly, and that would be by using the support (at) satoshidice (.) com email. Please consider it will take some time before they get back to you with an answer. To make things a little bit simple for their players, the dice platform compiled the FAQ and ‘How to Play’ sections where answers to some of the users’ questions are already provided.
Satoshi Dice mobile platform
Though described by themselves as boasting ‘mobile-responsive’, Satoshi Dice is not fully compatible with all present-day mobile devices powered by Android and iOS platform. In actual fact, although the portal does seem to have been designed to run smoothly mobile browsers, too, they layout seems to be lagging so bad the website becomes partially unreadable. This problem will probably be especially embarassing for smartphone users, whereas the portal will more or less do for those using a tab. Anyways, this is not what we expected one of the leading Bitcoin dice platforms to look on our smart devices.
Satoshi Dice security
Provably fair gameplay technology is enabled on Satoshi Dice, which means you are free to verify the trustworthiness of the outcomes of your wagers any time you find it necessary, and that is indeed one of the best reasons to prefer at least over those dice casinos not having this option. To determine if a wager is a winner or loser, the site uses a method to produce a number between 0 and 65,535, similar to how a random number generator (RNG) would be used. The service uses a combination of the transaction hash from the wager transaction from the blockchain and performs a 512-bit SHA2 hash for that transaction hash using a secret unknown to the player.