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Within the last six years, the world saw an upsurge in blockchain adoption. Interestingly, the betting industry also saw a touch of blockchain technology, with cryptocurrency-based sportsbooks penetrating the mainstream.
Among such was Stake.com which stood out as a Bitcoin-friendly casino, launching back in 2017. By 2020, Stake.com expanded to accommodate a sportsbook section.
One of Stake.com’s most prominent selling points is the anonymity it gives bettors. We will not forget to mention Stake’s mouthwatering offering of 96%+ payout on all elite European football leagues.
What is more, bettors get to enjoy returns north of 96% on the 1X2 market section.
Registering an account on Stake is simple. Begin the process by confirming your country of residence in the list of countries where betting with Stake.com is legal.
Well, should you bravely choose to bypass the barriers – say your country is not accepted on Stake – you can readily leverage a VPN connection to create your account.
Alright, on the top right corner of the website, you will see the “Register” button.
Clicking it leads you to a window where minor details like email, username, and password are required from you.
Once you have supplied those details, a confirmation code (or link as the case may be) will be sent to your preferred contact medium.
This satisfies the verification requirement, allowing you to tap into Stake’s sumptuous welcome bonus, running up to $500 worth of cryptocurrency.
Let us assume you are not comfortable with all that lengthy protocol of registering and verifying. You can alternatively auto-populate the required personal details from your Google or Facebook account.
Website technology and usability
We have a special relish for simple-to-use betting websites. Interestingly, Stake’s website doesn’t disappoint us.
Knowing the importance of minimalism to an enjoyable betting experience, Stake doesn’t stack its website with all those annoying pop-ups, animations, or promotional banners.
How about the theme?
Stake’s website has a dark theme. This has a calming effect on our eyes, allowing us to sustainably interact with the website for hours without eyestrain.
When we attempted to place our bets, it was quick and fluid. We were not bogged down with games that took an eternity to load, nor was the website lagging.
Overall, the UX was seamless. Navigation was adequately simplified as we could reach just any section we desired in at most three website clicks!
The search bar at the website’s top was equally valuable in inputting search queries that led us straight to the feature we desired.
That said, we intermittently wished Stake.com could do without Adobe Flash technology for its offerings. But then we understand a larger fraction of casino websites are traditionally built with Adobe Flash.
Line and odds
Stake offers bets on up to 500,000 sporting events every year. On some of the most popular sporting events, Stake could provide more than 100 betting options.
First, we were not thrilled that Stake lacks a mobile app. All the mobile experience we had was concentrated on our mobile browser.
On the mobile browser, the website display was still excellent. A large portion of the sleekness from the desktop interface was successfully transferred to the mobile.
The theme was yet cool, and the navigability was still intact. We also enjoyed live streams on Stake’s mobile site.
We would only mention the menu design if we were forced to distinguish between the mobile browser and desktop website display.
Unlike in the desktop website interface, the menu (and the gaming options) were stationed at the page’s bottom.
With this mobile design pattern, the landing page was exclusively decked with the game and market offerings.
This was not bad either, as it made things far less jam-packed on the mobile browser.
The menu bar yet had the links to the search function should you want to look for a specific betting market or converse with a Stake operator.
Stake is one of the few bookmakers who boast a 24-hours-available customer support department. Stake’s support team is easily within reach via live chat on the website or via email support.
The support team can be reached through this email address: [email protected] When leveraging this email correspondence facility, try to keep your query properly structured.
Preferably, include just any clarification you want in one email. This makes it easier and quicker for your case to be solved.
If you have queries relating to registration, payment, withdrawals, or promotions, we recommend you promptly live chat with a Stake operator.
You can still connect with Stake’s support team via social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
If you reside in Curacao, Stake welcomes in-person enquiries at their headquarters situated at 4 Willemstad, Fransche Bloemweg.