BetOnline.ag, one of the biggest online sports betting, poker, and casino platforms in the world, announced today via the Odds PR agency that it has become the first gaming operator to accept ApeCoin as a payment method.
ApeCoin ($APE) began trading on crypto exchanges Thursday, March 17. Even though the token was released by ApeCoin DAO and not by Yuga Labs, the creator of BAYC, the company announced on Twitter that it would adopt ApeCoin as the primary token of the Bored Ape Yacht Club ecosystem and future Yuga services and products.
BetOnline, which publicly announced its entry into the NFT market in February after buying Bored Ape #320 for $375,000 during Super Bowl week, was an early adopter of cryptocurrency.
BetOnline started accepting Bitcoin transactions in 2010.
“We got in early on Bitcoin because we are confident blockchain is the future of global currency,” BetOnline CEO Eddie Robbins III stated. “And now, it’s incredibly exciting to start adding NFTs to our asset vault and be the first in our industry to accept ApeCoin. We’re bullish on the world of Web3, and we’re eager to build and strengthen our partnerships and promotions in this space.”
On BetOnline.ag, aside from Bitcoin, a number of altcoins are accepted for deposits and withdrawals, including Ethereum, Dogecoin, Avalanche, Cardano, Polygon, Solana, and USDC.
“We’ve established ourselves as the go-to sportsbook, poker, and casino platform for crypto players who want the best gaming experience that is guaranteed by anonymity and transparency,” Robbins said. “The security of our customers has been, and will always be, the top priority at BetOnline.”