Deposit with Bitcoin at SWC Poker
Editor’s RatingVisit SWC Poker
- Bitcoin Only
SWC Poker (formerly SealsWithClubs) is the daddy of bitcoin poker. As the first legitimate and dedicated bitcoin card room, SwC has enjoyed a lot of early success in this rapidly growing market – no doubt due to the company’s official stance that “SWC Poker gladly accepts players worldwide”. The software is accessible across the board no matter where you are from. SWC Poker is also the most active bitcoin poker site and offers browser-based software as well as a downloadable PC client. Tournaments and ring games are available as well as a weekly 40BTC guaranteed tournament.
SWC Poker does not collect rake on any hands that do not make it to the flop. Rake sizes are considerably lower than the industry standard.
|NL/PL||2.5%||0.01BTC (10 chips)|
|Limit||1%||0.007BTC (7 chips)|
SWC Poker only accepts deposits and withdrawals in bitcoin. The poker site does not ask for any personal information beyond an email address and deposits are made instantly. Withdrawals rarely take longer than 24 hours.
SWC Poker offers a number of promotions including a competitive rakeback system. While playing for real money at SwC you will earn VIP points known as ‘Krill’.
- Earn up to 50% rakeback.
- Enter hourly freerolls.
- Krill does not decay, it is cumulative throughout your lifetime.
Getting Started at SWC Poker
SWC Poker takes only a few minutes to register a free account. Once you have an account, you will need to get hold of some bitcoin. Here’s an overview of everything you need to know:
1. Bitcoin Wallet
Before you can start playing poker with bitcoin you’ll need to make sure that you have a ‘bitcoin wallet’. Your bitcoin wallet enables you to make transactions with other bitcoin users and poker sites across the world. When you download your wallet, you will be able to receive bitcoin by asking other users/businesses to send bitcoin (from their wallet) to your unique ‘bitcoin address’; the reversal is true if you want to send bitcoin, or in this case, deposit funds in a poker site. Your wallet is permanently available, you do not need to be online to receive bitcoin.
2. Buying Bitcoin
There are two ways to get hold of this virtual currency. You can ‘mine’ bitcoin through your computer (difficult and lengthy), or you can purchase it at market price on a bitcoin exchange like MtGox (quick and easy). Once you purchase bitcoin it will be held in your exchange account; you then simply need to transfer it to your new wallet’s bitcoin address.
3. Depositing Bitcoin at SWC Poker
After registering, access the ‘my account’ page at swcpoker.eu. To deposit bitcoins into your Seals account, send bitcoins from your wallet to the address specifically generated for you (under the tab “Current Cash In Address”). The transaction will then be made almost instantly.