Betcoin Shutters Online Poker Operation

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Dec 29, 2017

Betcoin Shutters Online Poker Operation

But what happens to the $800,000 BBJ pot that players have created?

One of the earlier Bitcoin-denominated online casino and poker sites, Betcoin, has informed players at short notice that it is to shutter its online poker element, apparently following a change of ownership. It appears that online casino, live dealer and sports betting operations will continue however.

The notification advised that the change of ownership (the new owner is not identified) took place on December 18, and the poker section closed on December 25.

Poker players on various forums are now seeking an answer to an important question that is not covered by the closure announcement – what is the plan for the 40 BTC (approximately $800,000) BBJ that the players have generated?

In its three years of operations Betcoin has on a number of occasions been the subject of player complaints on the forums ranging from bot activity on cash games to allegations of collusion and unreasonably high rake fees.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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