Online betting site SatoshiBet has announced that it will be leaving the US betting market after the regulatory future of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin was cast into doubt.
Because of the uncertainty SatoshiBet made the decision to begin ISP blocking American punters, effective immediately. It is unknown whether the site is allowing American punters to pull funds from their accounts, but Casino Listings will update this story should any information on this issue come to light.
A SatoshiBet statement on the matter read: “Since SatoshiBet launched its casino in early 2013, Bitcoin gained an exponential amount of mainstream attention, [from] both users [and] lawmakers. As a consequence we have decided, effective immediately, to close SatoshiBet.com to US players. All US-based IP’s are from this moment onwards unable to access the website and any of its services.”