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: Oct. 20, 2014
Things are heating up in the online gambling world, at least in the U.K. Here’s what is going on: a new report only just now released from Gambling Compliance Research Services (GCRS) points to a growing online gambling market.
Take a look at the numbers reported. GCRS states that the net gaming revenue of Europe’s largest online market rose by 12.2 percent. According to GCRS, the U.K. is Europe’s largest online casino market. Moreover, the metric referred to as “net gaming revenue (NGR)” rose by a startling 12.2 percent. That percentage increase translates into a E2.31Billion market. Yes, that’s billion with a big “B”. In other words, this is about big money.
GCRS goes on to paint a rosy picture for the online gambling market in the U.K. for the next few years. For example, GCRS is forecasting an 11.4 percent increase year over year by the time the year 2014 comes to an end. From there, the U.K. online gambling market is forecast to keep increasing by another 10.4 percent in 2015 and around 13.6 percent by 2016.
That being said, of course all of these rosy forecasts sidestep another factor in the U.K. online gambling market that is occurring at the same time. This factor is the increased competition in the U.K. online casino industry. In fact, a spokesperson from GCRS, Mr. Daniel Stone who heads data content was quoted as saying ...
Added: Oct. 13, 2014
Yes, that is exactly just went down at the recent Global Gaming Expo when Steve Wynn used his scheduled key note address to state his case. You know the name Steve Wynn of course. Steve Wynn was a key player in the revival of the Las Vegas Strip back in the 1990s. He and his companies refurbished existing name brand casinos as well as building new casinos. Yet all of that aside, here is the point to pay close attention to: Wynn’s casinos are in fact all land-based casinos.
Hmm, isn’t that interesting? Doesn’t that sound just like one of the strongest opponents to the expansion of online gambling in the United States? That opponent, as just about anyone who is interested in online gambling and online casinos in any way has heard about, is none other than Sheldon Adelson. Yes, the very same Sheldon Adelson who made a public vow back in 2013 to spend any amount necessary to defeat any new legislation allowing online casinos as well as outlaw the few existing online casino operators that exist today.
Recently, the president of the American Gaming Association President asked Wynn directly what his thoughts were on online gambling. Wynn was quick and to the point when queried about his position on Internet gambling in the United States. In short order, Steve Wynn made it clear he is not in favor at all.
He went on to explain that by his calculations, Wynn Resorts would need to ...
Added: Oct. 6, 2014
Did you see the news coming to us from the state of New Jersey recently? As you know, New Jersey has been at the forefront of pushing the envelope for online casinos and online gambling in the United States. Along the way there have been a few hiccups and mishaps as might be expected from such an undertaking. Now the efforts of online casino proponents and Governor Chris Christie in particular are only just now beginning to become apparent.
However, this time the news is of a pullout, a retreat from the New Jersey online gambling marketplace if you will. It turns out that the the online gambling company by the name of Ultimate Gaming is throwing in the towel. In a recent press release, senior vice president, Mr Marc Falcone let it be known that Ultimate Gaming has had enough.
In what could best be described as finger pointing, if not an outright attack, Falcone is blaming its own partner for having to pull out. You may not know this, but Ultimate Gaming is partnered with Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. Unfortunately, according to Mr. Falcone’s allegations, the Trump resort has left Unltimate Gaming with no other choice. And to make sure that everyone understood the point, Falcone stated that Ultimate is owed at least $1.5million from Trump. To make matters worse, Falcone stated that Ultimate has not been paid in more than two months.
Ouch! That smarts. Or does it? Is this more politicking and posturing ...
Added: Sept. 29, 2014
You are most likely well aware that the push around the world to allow all things online casino and online gambling in general is gathering momentum. A recent announcement coming to us from none other than the country of Spain is another giant step forward.
Here’s what this is all about. In Spain, the El Ministerio de Hacienda recently announced new rules for online gambling. In a surprise twist, this new set of rules specifically names the crypto-currency Bitcoin.
As you know, the use of Bitcoin around the world has also been growing at a rapid pace. Up until this recent announcement from Spain, some online casino companies were encouraging the use of Bitcoin in a not so veiled attempt to avoid Spain’s Gambling Act. Ministry Officials recognizing both the popularity of online gambling and online casinos as well as the desire for some online casino players to use Bitcoin took the next most obvious step.
That is, Spain said yes to online casinos using Bitcoin. Actually, Spain went much further than some other countries. In effect, Spain made it clear, that at least within its borders, Spain views Bitcoin as an electronic payment system. Note that as recently as May of this year, Spain had made it clear they were keeping a close eye on Bitcoin for suspicious activity.
What’s the big deal here? You may not be aware that Bitcoin, especially with respect to online gambling operators, has been viewed with great suspicion by quite ...
Added: Sept. 22, 2014
You already know that online gambling and online casinos are spreading rapidly throughout the civilized world. Well, probably the uncivilized world too, but that’s another story. For now, we look to none other than the country of Mexico to see how fast online gambling is spreading.
Yes, that’s right, Mexico. Not exactly the name of a country on the tip of your tongue when you speak about online gambling to be sure. Yet, that is not the point. The thing to get here is Mexico is a text book case example of legislators finally “getting it”. Getting it as in looking up from their desks and finally noticing what is going on all around them. Not only that, in the case of Mexico, there was an extra bit of incentive that helped pushed the legislators over the edge.
Here’s what is going on. It turns out that this latest move is actually a long-awaited update to the already existing gambling laws within the country. As you may already know, Mexico has land-based casinos scattered throughout the country. Yet, the existing gambling laws on the books were long overdue for an update. That is exactly what the country’s gaming regulation authority, the Association of Licensees, Operators and Suppliers of Gaming and Enforcement (AIEJA) have in mind.
The proposed updates have already been drafted and introduced to Parliament. From there it expected to be relatively smooth sailing through Mexico’s House of Representatives with final approval expected by ...
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