Monday, 27th of June, 2016 – Bitcoin sportsbook operator Sportsbet.io has enjoyed a strong start to Euro 2016 following its launch at the beginning of June.
The month-long tournament is the biggest betting event since the 2014 World Cup and the Bitcoin-only operator has seen average daily stakes increase by more than 20% during the first two weeks of the tournament.
Among Bitcoin punters, France has been the most popular country to back at the Euros, accounting for 37% of Bitcoin bets. It is followed by England with 23%, and Portugal with 17%.
More than half of all bets placed on Sportsbet.io have come via the mobile channel, with 45% on smartphones and 7% on tablet devices.
Sportsbet.io has also been quick to reward users for their loyalty, having already handed out 36,000 mBTC (€22,000) in prizes via pre-sign up raffles, as well as daily draws.
One lucky user won two tickets to the European Championship final, which takes place in Paris, as well as flights and accommodation following a draw on theSportsbet.io YouTube channel.
Another four customers were also rewarded with a pair of tickets to the semi-finals of the tournament – just for finishing in the top four of a winning bets leaderboard.