Rise of crypto poker: Ignition Poker’s first Crypto Poker Tournament

Here at Ignition Poker, there’s always something new and exciting happening – and this is no exception! Whether you’re a crypto connoisseur, a poker pro, a poker prodigy, or some combination of these, you’re in for a real treat. Why? We’re so glad you asked! We hosted our first-ever Crypto Poker Open, the latest (and hottest) addition to the Ignition Poker tournaments line-up.

So, what’s the deal with this new tournament? What are the perks of crypto betting? Here’s everything you need to know about this crypto poker tournament.

Why Crypto Poker?

Crypto poker gives players the ability to play poker online using cryptocurrencies rather than or alongside traditional currencies. Players can start playing poker, including cash games, poker tournaments, video poker, and the different poker variants using other crypto.
Even regular traditional poker players are now seeking cryptocurrency-based poker websites like any poker websites. The reason? To avoid the hassles involved in using real money like sharing player’s account details with financial institutions. Also, crypto-only sites of poker facilitate anonymous yet secure transactions with no third-party involvement.

Crypto Poker Open: The Most Important Deets

Let’s start by going over the basic details; y’know the “who, what, when, where, why” of it all.

The entire event ran from May 31 to June 28, 2022.

The Main Events Sunday consisted of these action-packed events:

  • CryptoPO Early Bird Main #89 – $10K/.25 BTC Gtd – $75 + $7
  • CryptoPO Mini Main Event #90 – $100K/2.5 BTC Gtd – $100 + $9
  • CryptoPO Main Event #91 – $240K/6 BTC Gtd – $425 + $25
  • CryptoPO Micro Main Event #92 – $30K/.75 BTC Gtd – $35 + $3.50

With a whopping 100 numbered events in total, this was an Ignition Poker tournament like no other. All Ignition Poker members were welcome (and encouraged!) to join us for some top-tier gaming.

H3: The Prize?

At Ignition Poker, we’re no fools. We totally get that the main appeal of any poker tournament is the prize up for grabs. So, we’ll cut to the chase: the prizes here won’t disappoint.

The Crypto Poker Open featured 125 BTC in guaranteed prize money. To give you some context, that’s equivalent to roughly US$5 million (which is over AU$7 million!).

Plus, if you’re exploring the uber-cool new world of NFTs, you’ll be stoked to hear that you could win some here. You could walk away with one of 10 NFTs from the Goobers Collection (valued at $5,000).

How Could You Get into the Crypto Poker Open?

To get involved in the Crypto Poker Open, all you needed was to simply deposit with USD or crypto and start enrolling for the events. You can learn how to deposit crypto into your Ignition Poker account here.

This tourney was open to depositors of all kinds but depositing with crypto scored an entry to the NFT giveaway every time you finished in the money in any of the Crypto Poker Open events! More chances to win – what’s not to love about that?

Hint: depositing with crypto can also help you access some sweet crypto promotions that you definitely don’t want to miss. A couple of awesome examples include our Casino & Poker Welcome Bonus and the Weekly Boost.

Are There Any Other Crypto Events I Can Check Out?

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: at Ignition Poker, there’s always something new and exciting on tap. But if we’re getting really technical, there are actually heaps of thrilling things happening at any given moment – including some killer crypto events.

The Benefits of Betting with Crypto

If you know anything about Ignition Poker, you know we’re straight shooters. So, when you ask us about the perks of crypto betting, you can rest easy knowing we’ll lay ‘em all out in the open for you. And now’s the perfect time to start!

A key benefit of crypto betting is the variety that comes with it. At Ignition Poker, we proudly support a sweet selection of cryptocurrencies, which include:

  • Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin Cash
  • Bitcoin SV
  • Ethereum
  • Litecoin
  • Tether

If you’re an online poker player who loves to switch things up, then crypto betting at Ignition Poker is bound to be a perfect fit.

Another thing you might love is freedom and flexibility – two things you’ll get in spades when you bet with cryptocurrencies. One of the most unique things about cryptocurrencies is that they’re decentralised. That means they’re untouchable when it comes to external interference from bodies like banks or governments. Y’know, the groups that normally have their noses in your financial matters. But when you play with crypto, you’re in total control.

Plus, when you play Ignition Poker games with crypto, you’ll enjoy lightning-quick transfers and transactions. Once your withdrawal request has been submitted and approved through your Ignition Poker account, you should receive your funds in as little as one hour. No more impatiently waiting for your money to hit your bank balance – it’ll be there before you know it!

Betting with crypto also opens the door to a wide range of adrenaline-pumping tournaments just like the ones we listed above. Since many of our competitions are targeted specifically at crypto gamblers, you’ll soak up a sense of exclusivity as you play – and who doesn’t love feeling a lil’ extra special? You can learn more about Ignition’s various Bitcoin tournaments.