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Switchpoker.com, the world's first real money online poker site compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, today announces it is the first real money poker site to offer the revolutionary virtual currency Bitcoin as a deposit and payment method.
Bitcoin is a distributed currency that operates without any central point (such as a bank) and without any governmental control. It is very much like gold is in the offline world. Bitcoins can be exchanged from one person to another directly, anonymously and without fees.
It has proved controversial due to its decentralized nature and the inability of governments to track its use. It has already attracted the negative attention of the Chinese government, the CIA, the US government and many lobby groups around the world.
Conor McCarthy, spokesman for Switchpoker.com, said, "The advantage of the Bitcoin currency is that it has the ability to remove all payment processing related barriers of entry for poker and gambling sites around the world. It would allow any person to play for real money completely anonymously.
"Players will be able to now send us funds directly without a 3rd party being privy to the transactions, and we will be able to send funds directly back to the user. It also means that people without a Skrill or Neteller account will be able to play. Players can get Bitcoins on sites such as Bitcoin247.com"
Switchpoker.com, launched in October 2010, offers a simple web-based solution to online poker players who wish to play their favourite games on the move - no download is required, simply visit Switchpoker.com using your mobile Apple device, sign up for an account and start playing immediately.
Switchpoker.com can be played by anyone over 18-years-old with an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or using standard web browsers including Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera.
Switchpoker.com is not currently available to U.S. residents.
Switchpoker.com is the world's first real money online poker site for use with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch mobile devices. The software company which developed the platform used by Switch Poker was formed in Ireland in 2010.
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