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An Introduction to Online Casinos

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Online Casinos are an exciting place for gamblers to spend their hard-earned cash while in a secure and fully licensed online environment. These entertaining gambling portals are otherwise known as internet casinos or virtual casinos and all you need to access one of these portals is a reliable computer (Windows or Mac operating systems) and a stable internet connection. To play in the real cash mode, you will need to register an account with the casino and you must 18 years old or above before you can place a real cash wager.

Some online casinos are downloadable and others are non-downloadable, but the majority today tend to give players both options. Adding funds into your casino account or withdrawing your winnings is a relatively straightforward task and players today can use a number of different secure online casino banking methods such as credit & debit cards, e-wallets and bank transfers. Various prepaid cards can also now be used to top up your account.

Online Casinos are the ideal place for you to have a flutter on your favourite casino games, without players ever having to leave the house. All of the online casinos that we have reviewed on this site are owned by responsible operators and they are fully licensed to offer real cash gambling services. They also happen to be powered by some of the worlds most advanced online casino software providers such as Playtech, Microgaming, Realtime Gaming (RTG), Net Entertainment (NetEnt) and Sheriff Gaming. This site basically contains everything you need to know about online casinos, and more!

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Chaos And Turmoil For European Online Gaming Industry

Added: March 2, 2015

At least that is what it looks like at first glance. Yet, if you take just a moment to examine this situation a bit closer, you may well conclude this is actually exactly what the online gambling industry really needs after all.

First; what is going on here? In the off chance you missed the headline news that flashed across the bottom of your screen, this is all about new rules that are suddenly hitting online gambling operators in and around Europe. Although, truth be told, this should not really be such a surprise. After all, each and everyone of these new rules was announced well in advance.

The first sign of this supposed turmoil came about when the site 888.com publicly announced that the impending deal (a takeover by none other than the giant firm William Hill, PLC) was over and done with. Although the breakdown of this deal was blamed on price issues with a key shareholder, outsiders are pointing more towards the impending regulations

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For example, over in the U.K., the government is for the first time ever imposing mandatory licensing requirements on online gambling operators. In addition, there is a new British tax specifically targeted at online gambling operators. In this case, the British tax will be assessed against all revenues arising from the U.K. regardless of where the online gambling operator is headquartered.

But that is just the beginning of this situation. Effective January 1st of this year, there is a new ...

Renewed Push For Online Gambling In U.S.

Added: Feb. 23, 2015

This time, the action is showing up in the halls of the state legislature of Minnesota. Yes, Minnesota, not exactly the hotbed of online gambling or sports betting activity. All the same, a forward thinking state Representative is coming on strong and making a stand for her cause, a change in the law that she believes is way past due to be approved.

Here is what this all about. The state legislator who is making this stand is none other than State Representative Phyliss Kahn. If you do not hail from the state of Minnesota you may not be so familiar with her name. Suffice it to say that Representative Kahn, who has been in office quite a while, as far back as 1973 to be exact, is not just some ordinary politician. No indeed. It turns out that Kahn is not afraid to take on a controversial issue. Despite what her critics may say, Kahn is not afraid to put up a fight for a cause she believes in.

This time around, Kahn has introduced a new bill that aims to legalize sports betting throughout Minnesota. Now truth be told, Kahn admits candidly she is none too hopeful. This stance is most likely due to her past experience introducing this sort of legislation. You see, Representative Kahn introduced a similar bill just last year only to watch it wither and die.

However, on this go around through the legislative process, Kahn is crossing her fingers and hoping for the ...

He’s Back! Down With Online Gambling

Added: Feb. 16, 2015

This tale is starting to look like more and more like a horror film from Hollywood. Would you believe that Sheldon Adelson is at it yet again? Yes, that Sheldon Adelson, the land based casino mogul who just so happens to be the CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. The very same Sheldon Adelson who publicly declared that he was prepared to spend any amount of money necessary to have his way.

If you recall, having his way in Adelson’s world is nothing less than a complete reversal of online gambling in the United States. Not only does Sheldon want to prohibit any expansion of online gambling in the United States, he also wants the existing online casino operations shut down.

Side note: can’t you imagine the scene. Put the My Way or the highway governor of New Jersey (Chris Christie who has been on a tear trying and succeeding for the most part to bring online gambling to his residents) into a cage match with Sheldon, an equally motivated and vocal opponent?

Anyway, here is what is going on. This time Sheldon’s actions are showing up in the form of a new bill by a tag team supporting Adelson’s cause. Representatives Jason Chaffetz (from the Republican side of the table) along with Tulsi Gabbard (from the Democratic side of the table) recently reintroduced the same bill that Adelson was supporting in 2014.

As you might well expect from this sort of political maneuvering, Chaffetz made ...

No Retreat, No Surrender For Online Gambling Opponent

Added: Feb. 9, 2015

Just when you might have been thinking the skies were clearing and online gambling might be on the edge of being legalized, even partially in the United States, it happens. News of a new push by the opposing team if you will.

Certainly you recall the antics of one of the staunchest opponents of online gambling legalization in the United States. Yes, that opponent, the same person who vowed to spend any amount necessary to overturn existing online gambling legislation as well as turn back the clock on the legal online casinos that are already operating.

Yes, the character by the name of Sheldon Adelson. The same Sheldon Adelson who is in fact the CEO of one of the largest land based casinos in Nevada by the name of the Las Vegas Sands. Recall that Sheldon Adelson spent a sizable sum of money to champion his cause in 2014.

With that in mind you will most likely not be surprised at all to learn that Sheldon Adelson looks to be searching around for a return on his “investment”. To get a sense of the size of Sheldon Adelson’s commitment to his cause, take a look at the amount of money he has already shelled out. Some sources are reporting that this sum totals up to more than $90Million. Yes, you read that correctly. Almost one hundred million dollars already anted up.

Once you get a handle on the size of his “contributions”, you will agree that is most certainly ...

Is The Increase In Italian Online Casino Use A Sign?

Added: Feb. 2, 2015

A sign of good things to come for online casino operators? Perhaps so. Let’s take a look at what is going on here so you can decide for yourself. As you may or may not know the state of online gambling in Italy has been something of an enigma as of late. Recall that as far back as 2007, Italy completely upended the world of online poker.

At the time, Italian authorities made it clear to everyone involved that Italian players must be clearly separated from international online poker players. Some have even referred to this move in derogatory terms, saying its something like an attempt to put a ring around Italian online poker players.

As you might well expect the consequences have been disastrous for online poker sites. So much so that the numbers reported comparing 2014 results against 2013 results point to a startling 24 percent decline. If you widen the time period all the way back to 2012, the results are even worse. Compared to 2012 numbers, the 2014 results were a stark 43% less.

But all that being said, that is not the whole story. As hinted at in the headline above, there is another side to this tale that is actually turning heads all over the world. As you might have already guessed, this is all about the reported results from the online casino industry.

Even better, at least from the perspective of online casino proponents everywhere the good news from the online casino ...

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