GoCoin and DerbyJackpot Launch First Legal Bitcoin Gambling Site in U.S.
Bitcoin fans in the U.S. have reason to celebrate as for the first time they will legally be able to enjoy playing with the digital currency. DerbyJackpot.com is the first Bitcoin based legal online gambling site in the U.S. which will enable punters to bet on horse races across the country. The partnership between DerbyJackpot.com and GoCoin has been cemented after many months of lobbying and explaining to the financial regulators the ins and outs of Bitcoin.
CEO of GoCOin, Steve Beuregard was delighted that the U.S. will be the first to adopt a real money regulated gaming site with DerbyJackpot. He said,” Having spent the last 18 months circling the globe educating gaming and financial regulators in Europe and Southeast Asia, I’m thrilled to see the U.S. be the first to market with a legal-regulated real-money gaming site with DerbyJackpot. As a Bitcoin company, compliance needs to be top of mind. Our compliance team was uber impressed with the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of the DerbyJackpot compliance program, that they were a natural fit for GoCoin,” he added.
The request for the Bitcoin option to be accepted was key to DerbyJackpot.com accepting bitcoin payments and comes at a time of the season when horse racing is at its height with the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing Season taking place.