Bitcoin has revolutionised the online payments industry. Today, it is the most popular cryptocurrency and a real gamechanger in the online gambling industry. Gamblers and casinos can now rely on Bitcoins as a fast and efficient payment method which can't be sanctioned by governments and banking institutions. By 2017, over $4.5 billion in Bitcoins had been wagered.
Uzbekistan is the most populous, and one of the wealthiest, countries in Central Asia. As a part of the ancient Silk Road and home to several ancient empires, it sports an impressive cultural heritage. Though the state is secular, a vast majority of Uzbekistan's population are Muslim. All gambling is officially illegal, including online casinos.