How to start a Bitcoin casino

Published: November 20th 2016

Table of contents

  1. Basic requirements
  2. Available solutions
    1. Publishing a web site
    2. Cashier
    3. Customer service
  3. Chain Games Bitcoin games
    1. The missing piece
    2. Legal considerations
  4. Conclusion

Basic requirements

Starting and operating your own Bitcoin casino is a great way to earn Bitcoins. Starting one is possible with off-the-shelf products and technologies.

Lets look at the basic services you need to provide for your players:

To operate a casino, you will need other products and services. These can include but are not limited to:

Work in creating a brand and identity for the casino is also necessary.

Available solutions

Looking at the available products and services, everything needed is easily available. Required basic services like domain names, hosting and email accounts are available from multiple providers accepting Bitcoin payments.

Publishing a web site

A hosted Content Management System like Wordpress, Joomla or Drupal is a good option for two reasons:

  1. You will need a CMS anyway
  2. Fast setup because you get everything ready

Using one of these platforms gives you necessary functions:

  1. User registration, email verification and forgot password
  2. Ability to manage content and run promotions on the website
  3. Access to plugins for additional functionality

Big part of this is of course creating a brand and identity for your casino. All of these platforms have themes available that can work as a great starting point.


Your players will either already own Bitcoins in their own wallet, or need to buy Bitcoins to play the games. In both cases it makes sense for you to provide a way for the player to buy Bitcoins.

There are multiple different services that sell Bitcoins using many payment methods. Most of these services offer affiliate programs that can create additional revenue. Examples of service providers:

Players have their own Bitcoin wallets where they keep their Bitcoins.

Customer service

Live chat services are the best way to communicate to the players. Many services have plugins ready for Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal. These services also handle email communication with your players. Examples of services:

For promotions to your players you can use email marketing services like MailChimp or Benchmark.

Chain Games Bitcoin games

The missing piece are the games for the player to play. Chain Games offers games that can be integrated with any web page using a simple HTML iframe. The games handle deposits, bonuses, withdrawals and the actual betting. You are paid commission on house winnings from your players.

Chain Games accepts deposits from players, makes the bets and pays the winnings. This means, you are not making bets with the player. The other consideration is promoting gambling and legislation regarding that varies by country.


We hope this white paper has presented a convincing case on how to start a Bitcoin casino.