Before you get to play on BitKong, you will be greeted with a dialog box asking you if you agree or disagree as to whether or not you meet the site’s requirements for playing. There are two requirements, which are basically the standard requirements for almost all online casinos: being at least 18 years old and the legality of the site in the jurisdiction where the player resides.
As of April 2016, BitKong claims that at least 1,000 BTC or 1 billion bits have already been wagered on the site. During its first three months of operation, according to one tweet it posted on its official Twitter account, the site already facilitated more than 1 million games and by the time we did this review, more than 3.9 million games have already been played on the site with 1.287 million mBTC or 1,287+ BTC wagered. These are indeed great numbers for a small bitcoin betting site.
BitKong is a decent gambling site that could be a good option if you are looking for something that allows you to play quickly. It even offers free bitcoins you can use for playing.
The game here is very simple. It’s like a minesweeper game but you just have to move up one column at the time. You will only be playing with 3 columns and 10 rows for the Easy and Hard game difficulty settings while you will be dealing with just 2 columns and 10 rows for the Medium setting.
The goal is to be able to pick the field (the rectangular cell with prize label) that has a fruit to be able to move up to the next row. In the easy setting 2 out of the 3 fields in a row have a fruit (a coconut) so you have a 2/3 chance of picking the right field and moving up to the next row. In the Medium setting, obviously, 1 out of the 2 fields in a row has the fruit (banana). For the Hard setting, only 1 out of the 3 fields in a row has a fruit (a pineapple).
If you pick the right field, your bet will increase based on the prize indicated on the field and you will be able to move up. However, just like in a minesweeper game, if you chose the field that does not have the fruit, you will lose all of your bet. The good thing with this game, though, is that you can just proceed to taking the prize you have earned so far after clearing a row. You don’t need to complete all 10 rows to be able to claim your prize. You can stop after you clear even just the first row.
The game is as simple as that but it can really be fun.
What we don’t like with the game, though, is that it takes time for the “reveal” to happen. You have to wait up to a few seconds after you click on the field before you know whether or not the field you picked has the fruit. It can get a little frustrating. Also, if you have Internet connection issues, the game may freeze your browser or you may have to.wait for a really long time before you can proceed with the game.
The game has a demo version so you can try it even if you have no bitcoins to deposit yet.
BitKong only uses bitcoins (BTC) but you can choose to have the amounts presented on the site in their equivalent US dollar (USD), euro (EUR), British pound (GBP), and Chinese Yuan (CNY) values. Bitcoins are presented on the site in bits (1/1,000,000 BTC) and mBTC (1/1,000 BTC).
We have to emphasize in this BitKong review that the site only allows deposits and withdrawals in bitcoins. The fiat currencies mentioned here are only for expressing the amount of bets and winnings in more familiar currencies. Some players may not have a good grasp yet of how much a BTC is really worth. Converting BTC to other currencies just for presentation purposes may be helpful for some players.
To make deposits, you just have to click the Deposit button. You will then be presented a bitcoin wallet address to where you will be sending the bitcoins you want to deposit. There’s also a QR code in case you want to make the deposit through your mobile device. The minimum deposit amounts are indicated on the Deposit interface along with their corresponding BTC conversions.
For withdrawals, the steps are similar. Just hover your mouse pointer over the button with a bitcoin icon to show the Withdrawal button. There’s a transaction fee of 200 bits that will be deducted for every withdrawal, which is automatically deducted from the amount being withdrawn. Two confirmations are needed before a withdrawal is completed.
- Simple and enjoyable game
- You can stop and claim your prize after clearing a row, even after just the first row. It’s not necessary to clear all 10 rows to be able to claim your prize.
- Free bitcoin faucet
- Provably fair
- No live chat support
- Only one game available
- Facebook account required
- There are no instructions or tooltips to help you understand the different parts of the site and to help you learn how to play the game.
- The site can get sluggish over time.