A Beginners Guide on using Ethereum to Bet Online

Do not make transfers directly from a crypto currency exchange to an online gaming operator.  Sometimes exchanges will shut down account that make transfers to online gaming accounts.  Also, some online operators require you to have a receive address, just in case they need to issue you a refund.  Always make an online gaming purchase through a private wallet.

Types of Ethereum Wallets

Desktop/mobile, hardware and online are the three types of Ethereum wallets.  How much ether you are planning of holding and how much you value safety over convenience, will determine what type of wallet is right for you.  This is a basic overview over the type of Ethereum wallets available.  It is up to you and only you to make sure that your ether is secure.
    For most consumer, an online based wallet will be the most convenient type of wallet and it should be secure enough for the majority of Ethereum users for regular day to day purchases.  Online wallets mean that you can access it on any connected device.  These types of wallets are generally the most user-friendly outside of holding your ether at an actual exchange.  Blockchain.info and Coin Space are two popular web wallets that supports Ethereum and bitcoin.  Note: We recommend that you use two-factor authentication whenever possible.
    Don't want to store your ether online?  You can use a hardware wallet such as KeepKey, Ledger or Trezor.  These hardware devices will store your private keys offline.  The other option is a mobile or desktop application.  Of course, do not use this option if it is a shared computer.  The best Ethereum desktop applications is the Mist and Electrum wallet.

What you need know before sending Ether

Just like every single other crypto currency, make damn sure that you send the correct amount, that you copy, paste and always recheck your sending and/or receiving addresses.  Only send your ether if you know what you are doing.  You can send a small amount of ETH to this test address "0xc7E140C81932c1dD13aD663E9746911d3843054b" and view your transaction at https://etherscan.io/ or https://etherchain.org/.
    There is no such thing as second chances when it comes to ether.  Just like most, if not all crypto currencies, there is no charge back and/or cancel button for Ethereum.

Top Ethereum Poker Rooms

Depending on where you live, these two poker rooms are just your average poker rooms, or these are the very best options for playing online poker using ether to fund your account.  If you are from the U.S., then there are no better options available, regardless of how you were planning of funding your players account, with the only exception being Bovada, which bitcoin is the only crypto currency accepted here.
    Outside the U.S., you can find better poker rooms, but excluding Poker Stars, your other options are not much better.  Country based splitting has slowed down the poker traffic on most of the poker networks.

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