Stake casino is not available in the USA, however, they have an alternative Stake.us which is a free social casino available for US-based players. You can play over 400 games for free, which means no deposit, no cash in but you still get the look and feel of the casino to enjoy. You will need to verify your details by uploading verification documents, they require a valid government-issued ID and a selfie. You can do this via text or by scanning a QR code which then takes you to the upload link for the required documents. If you don’t want to go this route, whip out the VPN and get gaming!
As soon as you open the webpage you are welcomed by their sponsored teams, Alfa Romeo F1 team, Everton FC, UFC. It has a dark background which will help with long playing times. There is a pop up menu on the left hand side which you can minimise to view the images on their homepage a bit better. Their distinct font and logo can be seen almost everywhere in the casino, even when you open games. On the top right hand corner you have your profile, the community chat and your bet slips.
Under your profile there are many options to choose from:
Wallet - Deposit, Withdraw, Buy Crypto, Tip
Vault - Deposit or Withdraw
VIP - Progress, Benefits, Giveaway
Affiliate - more information on how to become an affiliate
Statistics - how many bets you have placed, Trophies, Races, Giveaways
Transactions - history on your Deposits, Withdrawals, Tips, Bets, Bet Archive, Other
Sports Bets - bets placed, Active, Settled, Leaderboard
Notifications - this shows the history of the changes in your account
Settings - General, Security, Preferences, API, Sessions, Ignored Users, Verify, Offers, Responsible Gaming
Live Support - Opens up the chat window for support to assist you
Logout - log out of the casino for security reasons
They separate the Casino and Sports sections very well by using vastly different colours, green for casino and amber for sports. Once you click on Casino you will see their current promotions. It then loads up their original games first, followed by slots, providers, live casino, game shows, table games and new releases. Once you click on Sports you are immediately welcomed by their current sports promotions. Then by the Live events, Popular events, European Championship Qualification, and rotational relevant sports of the day.
Stake offers a “Register Instantly” option or you can register using Facebook, Google, Line or Twitch to link your accounts to those platforms. Be cautious when doing the social media link option as it may show up on your feeds.
For the sake of this article we are doing the manual registration.
Enter your Email address, Username, Password, home address, date of birth and accept the term and conditions. You have the option to enter a code here, which would be a code you have selected, like a pin code, which you will be required to enter each time you log in. You would use your email address, password and this code you have selected.
You will be prompted to complete a capture for the registration of your account.
You will receive a confirmation email in your inbox, which will verify your email address and allow you to play freely from this point on. When you go to log in a second or third time, you will be emailed a separate code to enter as a form of verification.
Large variety of games
Quick deposit and withdrawal times
24/7 live support
Top notch security
KYC upon withdrawal
Personnal information requested on deposit
No welcome bonus
Difficult to find specific information in the Terms &
Heavy website, slower than average loading times
There are many promotions running at Stake casino regularly for both casino and sportsbook. Currently, they have a $100,000 daily race and $75,000 weekly give away on the casino side, and a NBA, Football and UFC “back the winner” promotion where you can double your winnings if you select the correct team. Stake offers a rakeback and VIP program that is remarkable in its own right.
The VIP program is based on wagering, the more you wager, the higher you get in the VIP rankings. The VIP status allows you access to their VIP Telegram portal, weekly and monthly bonuses and as you get higher in the ranks, you will receive exclusive customized benefits.
Stake offers a welcome bonus which you are required to claim within the first 24 hours of your account creation or you are no longer able to claim it. They also offer a monthly promotion which arrives in the middle of the month, also only available for 24 hours. You will be emailed about this promotion. As I registered out of this time frame, I was not able to claim this bonus, or any other bonus.
Finding free bonuses for Stake Casino is quite a challenge, so you need to keep looking at their promotional pages, or as suggested by their customer support, take a look through their affiliates for these types of promotions. Their standard wagering requirements for a bonus is 40 times the bonus amount received, which is pretty standard for online casinos these days.
Stake offers their own brand of original games, as well as games from 38 different providers on slots. They have live dealer, game shows, table games, crypto games and 39 different sporting events you can bet on.
They categorise their vast array of games well with featured, new releases, high rollers and challenges sections well spread out.
Coins and payments
They offer 24 different cryptocurrencies to choose from. You have the option to display your Crypto in Fiat as well while in play. This helps to keep track of your balances in Fiat terms. In order to deposit, you will have to insert your personal information. First and Last name, address, occupation, date of birth. This is a once off process and they ensure all your information is stored safely.
They then take 30 seconds to verify your information and then generate your crypto address and QR code. They only require 1 confirmation for the deposit to reflect in your account. My first deposit took 90 seconds to reflect into my account.
These are the steps to process a deposit:
Ensure you are logged into your Stake Casino account.
Click on the Wallet button found in the top middle part of the web page
Click on Deposit
Complete the verification requirements and click continue
Allow for the verification process to complete
Copy the Crypto Address or QR code into your Crypto Wallet under “send”
Select the amount you wish to deposit
Wait a few moments for your deposit to reflect into your Stake Casino account, and you are ready to play!
In order to process a withdrawal, simply follow the below steps:
Ensure you are logged into your Stake Casino account
Click on the Wallet button found in the top middle part of the web page
Click on “Withdraw”
Insert your Crypto Address (which you will find in the “receive” option on your Crypto Wallet)
Enter the amount you are looking to withdraw
Click the bright green “Withdraw” button and you are done!
Stake do not have limits when it comes to maximum deposits and withdrawals which is great news for crypto whales. Withdrawals across all crypto currencies take approximately 30 minutes and have a small fee attached, which stays the same for whichever amount you are withdrawing. They also accept deposits using MasterCard, ApplePay, GooglePay and Samsung Pay using MoonPay or Remik service providers if you do not have cryptos in your crypto wallet. You will be required to complete the service providers’ specific KYC for this process, which is separate from Stake casino completely.
Stake offers Live Chat support. They are very quick to respond and are friendly and helpful on their live chat. A nice touch is in the Live Chat, the operator has a photo of themselves, which adds to a more personal feel when you are chatting with them. They do have relevant social media pages such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a community forum, but these are more for promotions than support.
Geos and languages
Stake offers the casino in English, German, Spanish, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Chinese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Vietnamese and Finnish.
They strictly do not allow players from Afghanistan, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Netherlands, North Korea, Ontario, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe.
One of their top providers, NetEnt, has a similar list of countries their games are not available in, but once you head into one of those games you are prompted with a warning message telling you the same.
Security and community reputation
Stake casino is very security conscious with 2FA being suggested at every step of the deposit and withdrawing process.
You are also required to enter a random code emailed to you once you log in again after logging out. Be aware though, that if you don’t log out completely by clicking on the avatar or my profile option in the top right hand corner, you will always be logged in. I strongly suggest logging out every time you finish up your gaming session, for additional security reasons.
As I mentioned earlier, the loading time of the website is quite slow. What this means is that when the page is loading for the first time, you will need to wait for all the images to spool through and for the games to come up and load when you go into a new or different game for the first time. If you accept the cookies, this refresh rate or loading time will decrease, but it is not a very good look for an older casino to be lagging behind with loading times, especially with the amount this website has to offer.
When it comes to community reputation, Stake has built quite the following. Trustpilot has a solid 4.4 rating. Bitcointalk.org has a few mixed reviews, however, there are many responses from the forum owners, and the community comes together to resolve as best as they can. The admins for Stake do respond and assist as best as they can, so there is a good response time and clear communication from their side. CasinoGuru have also given them a 7.7/10 which is their equivalent of a good casino reputation.
Stake Casino is an all rounder that has been in the game for quite some time, but they are not perfect, no one is. With that in mind, we have these alternatives set out for you:
Jackbit: even though they are newer kids on the block, they have a Sportsbook, they are a hybrid casino with a clean sleep look to it.
Crashino: here you will have less games to choose from, you do have the anonymity that you won’t quite have at Stake Casino
Stake casino was developed and perfected by the creators of PrimeDice, who are world known for the first provably fair dice game in the BitCoin community. Stake casino has proven to be a great overall all rounder with great options, provably fair games, Sportsbook for everyone, and quite a few promotions going on where all you need to do is wager to place in their equivalent of leaderboards. We always do suggest you take a run through the terms and conditions just to ensure you are within your gambling rights and theirs. They will adhere to the terms and conditions without batting an eyelid if they spot something out of their ordinary.
Stake does have a lot to offer, and will definitely be the market leaders for years to come. It would be best to register through an affiliate to get those additional bonus benefits.