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!
Recent Blog Postings
Added: May 22, 2017
As you probably know, the topic of legal online casino action is currently being hotly debated in the Pennsylvania legislature. For the record, this back and forth on both sides of the aisle are all about HB 271 that would legalize online gambling sites in Pennsylvania.
That is the background. Now for the really interesting part of this debate. None other than Pennsylvania Senator Mario Scavello let on that in his opinion HB 271 could in fact allow for entities other than existing Pennsylvania brick and mortar casinos to apply for the online gambling licenses.
Now do understand, the language allowing for non Pennsylvania entities to apply for online gambling licenses states states this is a possibility if and only if the Pennsylvania casinos do not apply for the online gambling licenses.
Naturally, that triggers the question of why would existing brick and mortar gambling sites in Pennsylvania not apply for such an online gambling license? One area of contention that is causing some hesitation on the part of the land based casinos is the proposed tax rate for online slots.
Note that HB 271 is worded such that online slots would be taxed at a rate of 54%. You should understand that is in fact the very same tax rate that brick and mortar casinos already pay for slot machine games.
All appearances suggest that this comment by Senaro Scavello seems to be a tactic to get the existing Pennsylvania gambling sites on board. Consider this: there are 12 ...
Added: May 15, 2017
Perhaps you are aware that there is an effort underway in the state of Pennsylvania to legalize online casino action. Note that to date there has been what looks to be definitive progress with the proposed legislation. Yet as you are about to learn, this supposedly proactive online gambling legislation contains language that could prove to be a fatal flaw.
Following is what this is all about. As it stands now, the Pennsylvania House Bill number 271 only just recently made it through a Senate with a definitive margin of 13 to 1. In other words, all signs to date seem to look rather promising.
Yet, if you look a bit closer, you can spot the looming problem with this online gambling legalization push. You see, there looks to be an effort from a number of Pennsylvania Senators to impose what seems to be nothing less than a punitive tax rate.
What sort of online gambling tax rate are the Pennsylvania Senators contemplating? How about a tax of 25 percent. Does that sound like a lot? Naturally you can understand that the Senate wants any new legislation such as Bill 271 to produce revenue. But 25% or possibly higher?
One Pennsylvania Senator, Tommy Tomlinson has publicly voiced his opinion on the issue. According to Tomlinson, any sort of taxes imposed on online gambling sites must mirror the rates that are being currently charged for the State’s existing brick and mortar casinos.
So what does that really mean? To better ...
Added: May 8, 2017
Wobble so much that it could in fact turn out to upend and spell the end of what looked to a promising path for legal online casino action in the state of Michigan. Following is what this is all about.
As you may already know there was a legislative Bill in play in Michigan, the Lawful Internet Gaming Act. Many online gambling pundits have commented this could be a significant step forward for statewide legal online casino action. However, as it turns out there are some recently identified issues with the Bill that could prove fatal.
The first such issue with Senate Bill 203 (also referred to as the Lawful Internet Gaming Act) is an unmistakable erosion of the long accepted sovereignty of Michigan’s 12 American Indian tribes. You see, the current language in Senate Bill 203 would impose Michigan taxes and regulations. Naturally, you can readily understand that is a clear violation of federal law.
Another issue with Senate Bill 203, at least as the Bill is currently written concerns the revenue split with the State of Michigan. According to none other than the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency, no less than five of the state’s 12 American Indian tribes are currently operating under expired tribal state regulatory compacts.
In addition to all of that, the Senate Fiscal Agency (SFA) also outline the what it identified as legal and regulatory challenges to full passage of Bill 203. In essence, the most significant significant challenge for Bill 203 lies ...
Added: May 1, 2017
You are most likely well acquainted with the story of New Jersey and the state’s unwavering commitment to bring legal online casino action to state residents. Recall back in late 2012 into 2013 it was none other than “my way or the highway” Governor Chris Cristie that made online gambling a reality for New Jersey.
You probably recall all of the naysayers back then that were quite quick to stand up and denounce this action. Remember that even brick and mortar casinos were not so enamored of the whole idea. Yet, take a look at the story in New Jersey today.
The story that quite clearly lays out the truth about legal online casino action. Better still, the truth about legal online gambling sites in a state with existing land based or brick and mortar gambling sites. Recall that one of the early criticisms still touted today by some naysayers is that legal online casinos will siphon away customers from the brick and mortar casinos.
Of course you know that is not even close to being the reality, least of all in New Jersey. As a matter of fact, the real truth is that New Jersey online gambling sites have demonstrated is that the online casinos actually bring in new casino customers, folks who may not have even considered walking into a brick and mortar casino until they tried out the gameplay at the online casino. Note that under New Jersey law, legal online casinos must have some sort ...
Added: April 24, 2017
If you are any sort of fan of online casino action at all, chances are you are least familiar with online gambling site terms and conditions that specify the rules and regulations for wagering, deposits, withdrawals and such. Yet, the reality is that quite a number of online casino players merely glance over this sort of thing, even when asked to agree to those Terms to sign up for online casino action.
The result is that a number of online casino players completely miss language that specifies in detail how wagering under bonus conditions is supposed to proceed. You see, the fact of the matter is that the majority of online gambling sites impose wagering restrictions that apply to the bonus wagering rounds. This restriction clearly states that there is a limit imposed on the size of the wager for the bonus round. Unfortunately, most online casino players barely glance at the Terms and Conditions, much less pay close attention to Bonus Round Wagering Restrictions.
The problem arises when the online casino player exceeds the wagering restriction. Exceeding the wagering restriction, whether intentional or not, means the round is canceled and the online casino player is left rather unhappy, to say the least. You see, in the majority of online gambling sites out there, it is way to easy to simply click on the MaxBet Button without even thinking about wagering restrictions.
That being said, a clever new technical implementation that stops this sort of thing is now available from ...
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