Bitcoin Sports Betting Highlights | October 2019

The action never stops here at Cloudbet, and our sportsbook is always brimming with value bets and some of the best bitcoin odds online. Read on to discover the best of the books for the tenth month of 2019.

October 2019 Highlights

With the culmination of Major League Baseball, the return of the NBA and the continuation of the NFL and soccer season, October was an extremely busy month for our bitcoin sports bettors.

Best odds on the NBA everyday until Christmas

After the success of our ‘best odds’ campaigns for both soccer and the NFL, Cloudbet has extended its offering to the NBA too!

From October 23rd until December 25th, customers will be able to get the best-price on the spread, guaranteed, for sixty-three of the competition’s most high-profile fixtures.

Simply click here, to find the fixture of the day, and start making the most of bitcoin betting with Cloudbet today.

Soccer customer scoops 25/1 winnings betting on the Bundesliga

One savvy customer won an impressive 25/1 prize when betting on Hoffenheim to beat Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga at the start of October. The German league is one of many across world soccer to have featured in our best odds campaign, with our industry-leading odds the reason why the sport saw so much betting activity last month.

Most bets placed

It comes as no surprise, then, that soccer leads the way in this category - with over 46000 wagers placed last month alone as the competition in all six European leagues intensifying. Can top of the table Liverpool maintain the lead they’ve opened up over Manchester City in the English Premier League? And will Barcelona manage to ward off Real Madrid’s title advance in La Liga?

Plus, who will qualify for the knockout stages of soccer’s biggest competition, the UEFA Champions League? All that and more is set to be decided in the coming months - making it one of the most exciting sports to bet on this year.

Most active bettors

Last week the 2019 MLB World Series came to a close, with the Washington Nationals winning the first title in their franchise history after a 7 game battle with the Houston Astros.

Despite the majority of our punters preferring to bet live in-play during October (mostly thanks to the huge number of sporting events happening every day all over the world), over 60% of MLB bets placed during the competition were actually made pre-match (non-live) - with the action on the field simply too gripping to turn away from!

We now look forward to a busy few weeks leading up to Christmas, where the competition in the NBA starts to heat up, Anthony Joshua takes on Andy Ruiz. Jr in the highly anticipated heavyweight rematch, and the NFL regular season comes to what we’re sure will be a thrilling end. For a list of all our fixtures, as well as the latest odds for each and every one of your favourite sporting events, click here.

Noteworthy comebacks and payouts

Last but not least, here are some noteworthy comebacks/shocks that paid out big.

  • England’s Rugby World Cup semi-final victory over New Zealand was one which surprised many following the twenty-team tournament in Japan…. BUT not everyone. New Zealand went into the match heavy favourites and whilst many would have been forgiven for backing them to be victorious, one customer struck gold, coming away a nice 0.18 BTC reward for backing England as unlikely winners.
  • The start of the NBA season saw the Golden State Warriors officially move into their dream home, but dreams quickly turned to nightmares following an embarrassing 141-122 loss to the LA Clippers in the first game of the regular season. One smart customer saw this coming, winning a cool 2.5 BTC betting on the Warriors’ demise.

That’s all for October- stay tuned to the latest sports opportunities and previews here on the Cloudbet Blog.


September 2019 Highlights

With the majority of sporting competitions officially in full swing, September was an extremely active month for our bitcoin sports bettors.

Best odds on the NFL every Thursday night

After the success of our ‘Best Odds On The Best Leagues’ soccer campaign, Cloudbet extended its offering to American Football and the start of the new NFL season. Every Thursday night, customers can take advantage of our industry-leadings odds on the NFL - with margins as little as 1% on the spread market.

Soccer customer scoops 50/1 multiple

At Cloudbet you can combine multiple bets to make huge profits, putting small amounts of crypto to effective use with our new minimum stakes limits. One savvy customer won an impressive 50/1 multiple on Granada to beat Barcelona in La Liga and West Ham (-1.5) against Manchester United in the Premier League. We continue to show each month our players win large with huge odds.

Most bets placed

The end of summer is always an exciting time for soccer fans around the world as the major European leagues heat up. September carries even more excitement with the start of Europe’s biggest club competition - the Champions League! With that in mind, it’s no surprise then that soccer has had the most bets out of all of our sports in September.

Most active bettors in-play

The US Open drew huge interest in September, leading to tennis being our second most popular sport for the month.

With lots of action, stand-out moments and shocks aplenty, the summer Grand Slam tournament was the perfect opportunity for our players to get involved in live betting. Over 60% of all bets for the tournament were live bets compared to non-live bets, which registered just below the 40% mark. In fact, a staggering 86% of all turnover for the tournament was placed live.

Noteworthy comebacks and payouts

Last but not least, here are some noteworthy comebacks/shocks that paid out big.

  • This season’s Carabao Cup has already seen plenty of shocks in England, with the most noteworthy upsets being Colchester United of League Two defeating last season’s Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur, and League One side Oxford United thrashing Premier League side West Ham.
  • The 2019 MLB season has produced some stunning comebacks and this month was no different. One of the most notable results of September was the Washington Nationals stunning 11-10 win over the New York Mets, having trailed 10-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth.

That’s all for September - stay tuned to the latest sports opportunities and previews here on the Cloudbet Blog.


August 2019 Highlights

With a lot of sporting competitions coming towards their compelling conclusions, and many others only just beginning, August was a thrilling month for our bitcoin sports bettors.

Biggest accumulator odds

At Cloudbet you can combine multiple bets to make huge profits, putting small amounts of crypto to effective use with our new minimum stakes limits. An unbelievable 8 team soccer accumulator was placed by one of our Spanish VIPs, choosing over 3.5 and 4.5 goals when the price was around even money. This all totalled to an unbelievable 220/1 winner, where his 0.000681 BTC bet turned into 0.149 BTC! We continue to show each month our players win large with huge odds.

Biggest payout from a single bet

Not only do we have great minimum stakes, but we also have high limits for our big spending players. For this year’s US Open we have hosted huge limits both pre-play and in-play, but this also extends to some of the smaller tennis tournaments. One of our players at the start of August placed 2.75 BTC on Khachanov to beat Wawrinka at odds of 2.36. The Russian won 2-1 in sets, to give our lucky customer 6.57 BTC! It goes to show, our unrivalled in-play value odds are worth betting on, especially if you think an upset is on the cards.

Most bets placed

August is always an exciting time for soccer fans around the world as the big leagues such as the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga kick off with newly shaped squads dreaming of a successful season. It’s no surprise then that soccer has had the most bets out of all of our sports in August, with MLS seeing some high activity as the sport continues to grow in the US. Make sure you check out our best odds guaranteed campaign where we are smashing our competitors, giving you the best value and returns in crypto, so why bet anywhere else?

Most active bettors

MLB continued throughout August with the standings starting to take place ready for the play-offs to begin on the 1st of October. The Dodgers, the Yankees and the Astros have all reached the 90 win mark and will be looking to gain momentum to have the best chance of winning the World Series. Amazingly we had a 50/50 split between live and non-play bets, with more turnover coming from live betting.

We now look forward to September where the NFL season starts and we extend our best odds guaranteed promotion to Thursday Night Football. Every week we will have incredible odds for the spread market and you can check all the details here.

Noteworthy comebacks and payouts

Last but not least, here are some noteworthy comebacks that paid out big.

  • Lowly Newcastle were written off before travelling to Spurs in the opening few weeks of the Premier League, but against all odds they managed to hold on to a 1-0 win, with new signing Joelinton scoring the winner to give Steve Bruce some much needed optimism

  • The beauty of MLB is that it’s never over until that 9th inning is finished, which can often result in some crazy games. On August 9th the Mets scored a game-tying three-run home run to bring the game to 6-6, with a final score of 7-6.

  • There was an unbelievable record broken in the cricket this month as England somehow managed to comeback and win against Australia in the Ashes. Ben Stokes survived and overturned an overnight Australian lead, hitting 11 fours and 8 sixes to win with an unbeaten 135.

That’s all for August - stay tuned to the latest sports opportunities and previews here on the Cloudbet Blog.


July 2019 Highlights

Biggest accumulator odds

At Cloudbet you can combine multiple bets to make huge profits, putting small amounts of crypto to effective use with our new minimum stakes limits. An unbelievable 8 team soccer accumulator was placed by one of our players, choosing mostly low odds games but also a 3.8 odds draw selection. This all totalled to a fantastic 78/1 winner! We continue to show each month our players win large with huge odds!

Biggest payout from a single bet

The most exciting payout from a single bet came in tennis, where the un-favoured Riske came back from a set down against the seeded Vekic at Wimbledon early in the month.

Riske’s odds shot up to 9.76 in-play and one of our customers placed 0.1905 BTC on her to win which returned a fantastic 1.66 BTC! Our unrivalled in-play value odds are worth betting on, especially if you think an upset is on the cards!

Most bets placed

The 1st of July saw the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament commence as Wimbledon took centre stage this month. 15 year old Coco Gauff wowed the British crowds by progressing into the third round, beating her idol Venus Williams along the way, whilst Andy Murray made his long awaited return, partnering with Serena Williams in the mixed doubles.

The standout match was the Men’s final as Federer and Djokovic epically duelled to the final set, with a 13-12 tie-break (the first of its kind) winning it for the Serbian. It proved to be one of our most active events of the year so far, with players finding huge success in-play!

Most active bettors

The regular European soccer seasons may be dormant but that hasn’t stopped punters tucking into the action as fans have eagerly been watching pre-season friendlies around the world to see how their favoured clubs are getting on.

With some detailed research on likely team selections, pre-season friendlies can be a great opportunity to beat the bookie as strange results can often happen due to the lack of key players in line-ups.

We now look forward to August where the competitive action starts, starting with the English Premier League on Friday. Read our team by team preview of each club here before heading over to our sportsbook and betting on soccer with the best odds guaranteed.

Noteworthy comebacks and payouts

Last but not least, here are some noteworthy comebacks that paid out big.

  • Back to Coco Gauff and Wimbledon for one of the biggest comebacks of the month as the 15 year old battled back from 5-2 down in the second set to win in 3 sets against Hercog.

  • The Cricket World Cup saw an unbelievable end to a thrilling tournament that was hosted in the UK. Amazingly and unprecedentedly, the match finished in a tie meaning a Super Over was needed to decide the tournament winner between England and New Zealand. The match could have swung either way but the home team managed to secure the title, fielding fantastically to spark wild scenes and euphoria.

  • Finally, the Tour de France crowned its first ever Columbian champion as 22 year old Egan Bernal became the youngest winner for 110 years. Bernal managed to secure the win over last year’s winner Geraint Thomas who started as the pre-event favourite.

That’s all for July - stay tuned for the latest sports opportunities and previews here on the Cloudbet Blog.


June 2019 Highlights

Biggest accumulator odds

At Cloudbet you can turn throwaway crypto into big bucks using our new minimum stakes limits on our sports product. This was fantastically proven by one of our PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) bettors who combined two winning margin bets to muster a 98/1 double! Just a 0.00037 BTC bet returned a 0.036 BTC win that was converted into a 0.1 BTC withdrawal.

Biggest payout from a single bet

The largest payout from a single bet came in boxing, where the huge upset victory for Andy Ruiz Jr over Anthony Joshua netted one customer a substantial win. The bet was placed at odds of an incredible 15.35 and returned 2.12 BTC, not bad for a 0.14 BTC investment!

Most bets placed

Arguably the biggest cricket competition in the world, the ICC Cricket World Cup boasted the highest amount of bets after a month full of fixtures as the changeable weather in the UK provided some interesting contests. We now head into the final stages with the semi-finals starting on the 9th July. Cloudbet continue to be the best priced in the crypto industry, so you can win more by betting with us! Check out our latest odds here and get involved in one of the most popular sports across the globe.

Most active bettors

Although the regular European soccer leagues take a rest in June, there have been a number of exciting international tournaments that have kept soccer punters on their toes.

The Women’s World Cup has thrown up some thrilling encounters, with VAR often stealing the show, whilst the Copa America, African Cup of Nations, Gold Cup and U21 European Championship are all deep into their respective fixtures.

We also can’t forget the Champions League final on June 1st, where unless you were a Liverpool fan, you probably weren’t thrilled by the match as both sides failed to put on a show worthy of the occasion.

All of these international tournaments are still going on into July, so take a look at the array of fixtures on site and the markets we offer here.

Noteworthy comebacks and payouts

Last but not least, here are some noteworthy comebacks that paid out big.

  • After scoring a below par 232 runs in the Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka had it all to do against a confident England side who were favourites to win the tournament. They produced an impressive bowling performance, matched by an equally unimpressive batting performance from England to produce a huge upset.

  • The Gold Cup has produced a couple of big shocks that have involved Haiti, who have made it to the semi-finals of the competition. On the last day of June they managed to defeat Canada after going 2-0 down inside 28 minutes, with one player placing a 42/1 bet in-play!

  • Toronto Raptors amazingly secured their first ever NBA title as Canada erupted and celebrated this momentous achievement, exemplified by a parade with over 2 million fans! Outsiders from the start, they managed to secure 3 away victories against the overwhelming favourites Golden State, with Kawhi Leonard winning MVP.

That’s all for June - stay tuned to the latest sports opportunities and previews here on the Cloudbet Blog.


May 2019 Highlights

Biggest accumulator odds

An unbelievable 7-market accumulator was hit this month across the NHL, NBA & MLB. The customer placed just 0.0007 BTC (possible due to our new minimum stakes limits) on a variety of markets that all had odds over 2.0.

This included spreads, run line and moneyline markets with the accumulator being completed due to a bet on Under 208.5 during the Toronto and Philadelphia play-off game on May 12th. The odds of the accumulator was a staggering 274/1!

Biggest payout from a single bet

The largest payout from a single bet came from Italy in Serie A. The bet, placed on a draw of Lazio v Bologna at odds of 3.03, netted the bettor a very profitable 7.2 BTC after the match finished 3-3!

Most bets placed

With a lot of the major competitions, including the NBA, NHL & European Football Leagues, winding down in May, MLB took the most bets from players as the league started to take shape.

Our fantastic MLB prices are the best around in the crypto-world, with players betting the majority of their bets in-play rather than pre-play. Check out our latest odds here and get involved in one of the most popular sports to bet on!

Most active bettors

Clay court tournaments are always a sign that the tennis season is heating up as it arrives in Europe, with a couple of Grand Slams right around the corner. Masters 1000 events in Madrid and Rome provide the perfect warm up for the top players to get ready for the French Open, whilst bettors can analyse their form before the big one.

Tennis was the most popular sport in May and attracted a lot of new bettors, with our range of in-play markets proving popular throughout. The French Open has started and although the winners will be crowned in June, it’s important for the top seeds such as Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Zverev to negotiate some of the less experienced and fancied competitors.

Last but not least, here are some noteworthy comebacks that paid out big.

  • Liverpool qualifying into the Champions League final, after an incredible 4-0 performance at Anfield, following 3-0 defeat in the first leg at the Nou Camp

  • Sticking with the Champions League, Tottenham managed to secure an incredible last minute winner to complete their comeback against Ajax. With seconds to go, Lucas Moura wrapped up his hat-trick to send the London team into dreamland

  • Toronto Raptors amazingly secured their first ever finals trip in the NBA, coming from behind to beat the Eastern Conference favourites Milwaukee Bucks 4-2

That’s all for May - stay tuned to the latest sports opportunities and previews here on the Cloudbet Blog.


April 2019 Highlights

With a lot of sporting competitions coming towards their compelling conclusions, and many others only just beginning, April was a thrilling month for our bitcoin sports bettors.

Biggest accumulator odds

An incredible 8-match accumulator was hit this month on 8 separate soccer matches. The customer placed just 0.0005 BTC (thanks to our new minimum stakes limits) on eight total goals markets. On each occasion the player chose over and all of them came in, with the accumulator hitting odds of 38/1!

Biggest payout from a single bet

The largest pay from a single bet came from baseball. The bet, placed on Colorado Rockies at odds of 2.47 against the Atlanta Braves netted the bettor a staggering 9.33 BTC - nearly €44,000.

Most bets placed

The hotly anticipated Indian Premier League drew in a massive amount of bets last month, with Cloudbet’s industry smashing cricket odds largely to thank. We have been offering markets with just 1% margins during the prestigious T20 tournament, using an exchange style to allow customers to trade and tactically place multiple bets on each event to make a profit. There have been 37 games during April and the group stage is almost complete, so keep an eye out for the exhilarating knockout phase in May and watch the drama unfold.

Most active bettors

April is always an exciting month for basketball fans as 16 teams begin their play-off campaigns in hope of winning the coveted NBA Championship. With 5 away victories out of 6, the Golden State v LA Clippers series consistently attracted a high number of punters.

The Warriors, who are huge tournament favourites, had a couple of disappointing performances that may have given the other teams hope, particularly as center DeMarcus Cousins is now out for the rest of the season.

As the Conference semifinals begin, expect the NBA hype to increase as we get ready to crown the champions in June.

Noteworthy comebacks and payouts

Last but not least, here are some noteworthy comebacks that paid out big:

  • Ajax secured their place in the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-1 win away at Juventus, thereby ending Ronaldo’s UCL dreams. What an incredible achievement for the Dutch side after also beating 2018 champions Real Madrid in the last 16.

  • The biggest upset of the month happened in snooker, as world number 1 Ronnie O’Sullivan lost to an amateur player in the World Championships. Although Ronnie was struggling with illness, this was the first time an amateur player had ever competed in the tournament, let alone beat the number one. James Cahill’s lack of experience certainly explains why not one of our bettors backed him to win, but with odds reaching a high of 23.00 prior to the match, a €10 bet on him would have pocketed you around €227. He may have secured himself a place in the snooker history books for such an unexpected win, but he’s also earned his place in ours this April for being the one that got away.

That’s all for April - stay tuned for the latest sports opportunities and previews coming up in May as you enjoy bitcoin betting on sports at Cloudbet this month.


March 2019 Highlights

March been dominated by basketball and soccer, as NCAA March Madness avalanches through the month and the UEFA Champions League reaches its later stages. But other sports have also brought some unexpected wins.

Biggest return from any bet

Without a doubt, this honour goes to an 8-match multi-bet on the UFC. Starting with just 0.02 BTC, the lucky player took home about 1.4698 BTC - nearly €7,000 from a bet of less than €100. The bold player stacked odds of around 68/1, including 3 outsiders, in his call.

Biggest payout from a single bet

The largest pay from a single bet came from tennis. The bet, placed on Roger Federer at -1.5 sets against Isner netted the bettor 2.53 BTC - nearly €12,000.

Most bets placed

Given the sport’s popularity, the frantic nature of this particular competition, and our lowering betting limits to staggering 10 Satoshi, it’s no surprise that basketball took the throne here. In particular, March Madness has attracted an unprecedented number of bets placed - especially with it being part of our basketball BTC giveaway. Players took advantage of the lowest limits in crypto to jump all over the books.

Most active bettors

It’s hardly a surprise that the most popular sport in the world is also the one with the most active bettors here at Cloudbet. With the UEFA Champions League reaching its Quarter-Final stages, it’s only natural that to see punters go for the most competitive tournament in the world - especially as Ronaldo and Messi made it through, and a dream final confrontation between the scoring titans still on the table.

Noteworthy comebacks with noteworthy payouts

Last but not least, here are some noteworthy comebacks that paid out big.

  • United qualifying into the Champions League final, at odds of 20/1 - quite a feat for the club at this stage.

  • The biggest upset of the month happened in tennis, as Number 1 seed David Goffin lost in the Phoenix Challenger QF after being set up to Salvatore Caruso. One lucky punter managed to bet on Caruso at 18/1 at the start of the second set, banking 0.188 BTC with his call.

That’s all for March - stay tuned to the latest sports opportunities and previews here on the Cloudbet Blog.

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