Shanky Technologies now accepts Bitcoin in payment for our all three of our Poker Bot licenses. This is a direct payment through Coinbase, so if you have a Coinbase account you can pay from your balance if you like.
More and more online poker rooms are accepting Bitcoin deposits as well. Among those that our Holdem Bot currently supports are the four Winning Poker Network rooms (America’s Cardroom, Blackchip Poker, 5 Dimes Shark Tank, and True Poker), and BetOnline Poker, which our Holdem Bot is currently in beta testing for. In addition, Neteller recently began accepting Bitcoin deposits – which pretty much means you can now use Bitcoin for online poker at any poker site you choose, if you live in a country that Neteller services.
The Bitcoin enthusiast community is an interesting group of people. They seem to be rebels at heart, seeking to live and conduct their personal business freely, outside the oppressive constraints of government scrutiny over every personal financial transaction. Well, who can blame them? Online poker is a good fit for this crowd, as cash moves back and forth across the felt free from outside interference. Bitcoin is essentially online cash, so its presence should only help the online poker industry which has been so negatively affected by unjustifiable government harassment in so many international venues. We feel this is a step back in the right direction. Poker players should be able to play where they want when they want, globally. We all desperately wish to see a return to those days.