An Introduction to Online Casinos
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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Added: May 2, 2016
As odd as it may at first appear, that headline is exactly what some forward thinking legislators are stating. Interestingly, this proactive online casino stance is originating in the state of Michigan. Not exactly a hotbed of online gambling site activity to be sure. Nevertheless, no less than five state senators from Michigan have put their names on the line with a new bill they only just recently unveiled. This new online gambling site legalization bill is SB889. Even more interesting is the name selected for SB889. Get this: SB889 is officially known as the Lawful Internet Gaming Act.
That title selected for SB889 seems to be squarely aimed at the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act of 2006 (UIGEA). You may well recall that is was the UIGEA that setup prohibitions against online gambling sites. Perhaps you may also remember that the UIGEA was worded in such a way that it technically prohibited online gambling sites from performing transactions with financial institutions in the U.S.
All of that being said, the newly arrived SB889 is a fresh approach to the concept of legalized online gambling sites. In short, the wording of Michigan SB889 clearly allows for the legalization, the regulation and of course the to be expected taxation and online gambling site fees that are expected to be collected. One of the five Michigan Senators behind SB889, Senator Mike Kowall had this to say: “the bill’s purpose is to protect residents of this state who wager on games of ...
Added: April 25, 2016
Truth be told, you pretty much had to see this one coming. The new online gambling platform, that is. In this case, the not so terribly new online gambling platform is the natural result of a few factors. First up, understand that as rapidly as online casino action seems to be growing around the world, the fact of the matter is that there still remains what can be best be described as stumbling blocks that remain in place. The indisputable fact is that these stumbling blocks are one reason that online casino action has not grown even faster.
What are these online gambling site stumbling blocks? The most predominant stumbling block is that of an acceptable payment and withdrawal methodology that is both safe and inexpensive. Beyond walking up to a land based casino and handing over cash, all of the other payment and deposit methods extract some sort of processing fee. As you might well expect, these transaction fees vary widely based on the payment method, the actual country involved and other factors. Worse still, in certain places around the world, some modern payment methods are not even available. So that is one factor.
Another stumbling back to more widespread adoption of online casino action is the actual or perceived lack of privacy at online gambling sites. The fact of the matter is that there are number of would be online gambling site visitors that shy away because of privacy concerns. For whatever reason or perhaps for no reason ...
Added: April 21, 2016
At this point in time, the question of the viability of online casinos and online gambling is pretty much settled, at least for those progressive governments around the world that are willing to take a good hard look at the facts. Get this: the online gambling industry grew by a shockingly high 100% in a mere nine years. In dollar terms, the online gambling industry exploded from $24.3Billion in online casino revenue in the year 2009 to a massive $35.5Billion in 2015.
Get this: a consensus of online gambling site analysts agree that online gambling revenue should quite easily reach $56Billion by the year 2018. In other words, there is quite a bit of money on the table. Money on the table for those governments who spot the opportunity and are willing to take a more proactive stance with respect to online casino action.
After all, there are numerous examples of the successful legalization, regulation and more importantly for government coffers, all of the online casino taxation and associated fees. If you have been paying even a little bit of attention as of late you know there are both local examples as well as national example.
One great illustration of local legalized online action can be examined up close and personal in the state of New Jersey. As you probably know, even now, the state of legalized online casino action is literally all over the map in the United States. Yet the state of New Jersey has been ...
Added: April 11, 2016
As you are well aware, the United States is in the midst of what looks to be a rather interesting election year. Yet at the very same time that all of this election rhetoric is flying back and forth, there is what looks to be very good news regarding legalized online casino action. This news is coming from of all places, the New York state legislature.
In this case, New York is taking a serious look at legalized online poker legislation. You may well remember that New York has been toying with the idea of legalized online poker play on and off for the last few years. That being said, by the looks of things now it appears that New York legislators are about to make a clear decision.
Interestingly, this new push for legalized online poker play is happening at the same time that legislation is under way with regards to legalized daily fantasy sports betting. In addition, the timing of this new embrace of online casino action is in fact part of a possible budget deal. Note that despite what some opponents of online casino action and online sports betting like to claim, the New York legislators clearly identify both online poker and online daily fantasy sports betting as skill based games.
If you are looking for a bit more evidence as to which direction the New York legislators are likely to take you may want to take note of the fact that only just recently the State ...
Added: April 4, 2016
You cannot escape all of the media attention on the up and coming United States presidential election. With political rhetoric being thrown around all over the place it may be insightful to take a few minutes to contemplate what effect, if any the election will have on online gambling sites in the U.S. As of this writing, all signs suggest this is going to be an out and out brawl between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Which of course brings up the next obvious questions. Will Hillary take on the land based casino gambling sites and impose her view of what they should and should not be doing? Will the Donald feel obligated to turn against the online casino industry because of his tie-ins in Atlantic City?
First up, how about a closer look at what is known to date about Donald Trump and his attitudes and positions with respect to online casino gambling sites. One key factor to keep in mind when attempting to forecast what sort of position would embrace if elected is that of hie long term relationship with land based casinos. Pay very close attention to the fact that ‘The Donald’ has been involved with casino gambling sites since the 1980s. Recall that back in 1984, Trump opened the Trump Plaza and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In addition, you will want to take note of the fact that Trump continued to take big stakes in land based casinos around the country. For example ...
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