Racing Game Offers Bitcoin Rewards To The Fast And Furious

Racing for Bitcoins? Yes, please.

Racing for Bitcoins? Yes, please.

Hot Rod Hustle wants to bring bitcoin wagering to the Mac and PC, with real money betting available on iOS and Android. This is the first time we’ve heard of a racing game with available real-world money rewards on any platform.

All versions of Hot Rod Hustle will use the same servers, letting those on iOS play with those on Mac, for example. The Mac and PC version of Hot Rod Hustle will allow for Bitcoin wagering, while the mobile versions will use Skillz.com, an online wagering system, which is limited to 37 states as well as the UK and Scandanavia. The cross-platform compatibility means that you can build up your hot rod on your iPhone, then log in on your Mac and race for Bitcoins. Exciting!

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Hot Rod Hustle is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) racing game in development for Mac, PC, iOS, and Android. It’s just gone live as a Kickstarter project, though the game itself has been in development for over a year. The project features some impressive stretch goals, but the team is committed to bringing Hot Rod Hustle to fruition.

“While the game will be produced regardless a major portion of the features relating to more of the Motor City Online feature set are up to the Kickstarter community,” writes project lead Tyler Thomas on the Kickstarter page. “The level of complexity and detail of car modification, the number of courses and most importantly, the persistent online world of Hot Rod Hustle all depend on reaching their respective tiers.”

If you’re interested, check out the game’s Kickstarter page and drop them a few (real) coins. If nothing else, you’ll be in on the ground floor of a seriously unique new way to race virtual cars.

Here’s a full list of the US states the Skillz.com wagering system will be available in:

Alabama
Alaska
California
Colorado
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
Washington DC
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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