Bitcoin sports betting highlights | April 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 fourth month of 2019.

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 at the Cloudbet Blog, and until next month.


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