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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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Set Up For Federal Legalization Of Online Sports Betting

Added: Jan. 19, 2015

That is the word coming from the great state of Indiana. As you may remember from last year, the state of online gambling in the United States has been an up and down affair. On hand you have progressive states like New Jersey who are literally pushing the envelope and trying to bring in online casinos, sports betting and most everything else. On the other hand you have the naysayers, the one who follow the gospel according to Sheldon Adelson who proclaim that any expansion of online casino activity is a very bad idea.

So with that in mind, it is actually refreshing to hear from one state legislator who actually gets it, who understands what this is really all about. His name is Alan Morrison, State Representative Alan Morrison to be exact. And to his credit, Mr. Morrison is apparently not afraid to stand up and state the facts.

Representative Morrison made headline news when it was revealed that he has filed not one, but two separate bills that address sports betting within the state of Indiana. Interestingly, the first bill is worded such that it would legalize state racinos to set up and conduct fantasy sports leagues. Just for the record, to make sure everyone is on the same page here, a racino is nothing more than a combined race track and land based casino. Also you probably recall from last year that Fantasy Sports are one of the fastest growing online gambling activities in the United States ...

Winning A Jackpot From Yesterday’s Play

Added: Jan. 12, 2015

Certainly you are most likely up to speed on online slots and video slots. As you know, one of the really attractive features of online slot machine games is the whole idea of the progressive jackpot. Just to be sure everyone is on the same page here recall what a progressive jackpot is and how it works. A progressive jackpot is essentially a pileup of winnings, aka a “jackpot” for any sort of gaming machine (but most often applied to online slots). This pileup of winnings is actually increased each and every time any player plays a game. This process continues over and over until finally someone somewhere wins whatever is in the jackpot.

Now with that in mind, it is easy to understand how some of the progressive jackpots out there in the online casino world can grow to such massive sizes in what looks to be a short period of time. This is due to the fact that the progressive jackpots are actually linked so that players from other locations add to the pileup of winnings.

Yet all of that being said, one situation that many online casino players face is the disappointment experienced when someone wins a massive progressive jackpot soon after they log off. Curse words are uttered, perhaps the table is pounded a bit, that sort of thing. “Oh well” the online slots player consoles himself/herself. “The jackpot will build up again, maybe I’ll get the next one”.

Perhaps, but then again perhaps ...

Will Greed Stifle The Growth Of Online Gambling?

Added: Jan. 5, 2015

Naturally this sort of question could trigger endless hours of debate. Yet if you have been paying attention as of late you may be starting to worry about the state of sports betting and online gambling in general. You see, as with any sort of activity like sports betting or even online casino action there is at least some level of trust involved.

For example, suppose you show up at your favorite online casino. You happily open up your wallet and deposit some of your hard earned money into your account so you can engage in some real money play. Not wanting to think about it so much today, you decide to take it easy with a couple of rounds of online slot machines. You win some and you lose some but overall you have had a good time of it.

Yet, now imagine how you would feel if the next morning you turned on CNN News and learned that federal officials had shut down this same online casino operation for allegations of rigged games. Would that not cause a sickening feeling deep down in your gut? For most people, the answer is a resounding yes. In other words, the point is this: no matter where you hang out in the online gambling world, there has to be a level of trust between the online casino player and the online gambling operator. Once this trust is violated for whatever reason, that player is never going back there. Worse still, that ...

Kentucky Senator Says No To Electronic Devices

Added: Dec. 29, 2014

In what could arguably be called a strange turn of events, a Senator in the state of Kentucky has made headline news with his latest ploy. Here’s what this is all about: as you know, the status of online gambling in the United States is literally all over the map. Some states like New Jersey have already proved the concept of legalized and well regulated online casinos can and do work. In fact, even now there are other states such as California, Pennsylvania and more actively debating legalizing online gambling. In other words, the trend was starting to look positive for fans of online casinos.

Thus, the latest happenings down in the state of Kentucky caught many by surprise. Hastily put together and thrown into what Kentucky refers to as Emergency Legislation, this bill would slam the brakes on online gambling expansion in Kentucky. There are a couple of interesting things to note about this pending legislation.

First, consider that BR229 as submitted by Senator Mike Wilson is specifically designed to amend Kentucky state law so that any form of online gambling is prohibited. The legalese wording defines a gambling device as any electronic device used to facilitate Internet gambling.

Second, take note that Senator Wilson very craftily threw this last minute bill on the tail end of Emergency Legislation. Unfortunately for the residents of Kentucky, the way it works in Kentucky is that Emergency Legislation is enacted immediately. Emergency Legislation completely skips the 90 day period of implementation ...

Sheldon Adelson Smackdown!

Added: Dec. 22, 2014

Well almost. As you know, Sheldon Adelson has been on a crusade to effectively bring back Prohibition, at least as far as online casinos and online gambling are concerned. Recall that he stood up on his bully pulpit in 2013 and very publicly vowed to spend any amount necessary to not only prohibit any further expansion of online casinos in the U.S. but to also outlaw the online casino operators already operating.

True to his promise, Sheldon Adelson has been spending buckets of money to support his cause. Money offered up as campaign contributions for candidates to support his cause. With that in mind, the online casino world was all abuzz just recently when none other than the Huffington Post let on that a Nevada Senator was about to take action on Sheldon’s behalf.

According to the story broken by the Huffington Post, Nevada Senator Harry Reid had leaked out that he was on the edge of slipping in supportive legislation into the omnibus spending bill. As a reminder for those who are not political junkies, an omnibus bill is just what it sounds like. An omnibus bill is more or less like a catch all bit of legislation. With an omnibus bill, there are frequently a number of diverse and unrelated topics.

There are a couple of oddities with an omnibus bill that make this issue extremely relevant. Number one, the omnibus bill is a piece of legislation that is accepted or not in a single vote ...

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Helpful Resources

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