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: Nov. 23, 2015
You may have heard the recent news about daily fantasy sports betting. Recall that not so long ago, online fantasy sports betting activities were viewed by online gambling proponents as a way in. In other words since the legal status of online fantasy sports betting is not so cut and dry, those who are looking to bring in more online casino action to the United States were growing increasingly excited. These folks were almost ecstatic to watch as more and more states began to actively contemplate allowing online fantasy sports betting. After all, it goes without saying that online casino action can’t be much further behind.
At least that was the thinking. Up until some shenanigans were revealed about an employee walking away with a pile of cash after profiting from what can best be called insider information. Suddenly and without any warning, it would seem as if the tide has turned.
If you have been paying attention to news about the online gambling industry as late you might have caught a newsflash about recent action in the state of New York. In no uncertain terms, the state of New York has declared that fantasy sports activities are gambling and thus should be regulated as such. Ouch! Keep in mind that up until just recently that and that alone was the one thing that kept fantasy sports betting from being targeted by federal regulators. The issue of fantasy sports betting as a skilled or at least semi-skilled activity that ...
Added: Nov. 16, 2015
You might have noticed that as of late there has been a lot of talk back and forth about the legalization of online gambling. When you consider the fact the U.S. is but in the earliest stages of what looks to be a contentious election year this all make sense. Interestingly, the latest to weigh in on the matter turns out to be a college professor from Illinois.
This comes from John Warren Kindt, a University of Illinois professor emeritus of business and legal policy. According to Kindt, who is a staunch and unwavering opponent of gambling, fantasy sports are most definitely gambling. That is how this issue is being played out.
Recall that this year has seen a virtual explosion of fantasy sports betting. Incredibly daily fantasy sports betting has grown wildly popular, seemingly overnight. But the issue, the arguing point if you will is how fantasy sports betting is classified.
You see the position taken by those who support daily online fantasy sports bets is that the activity is not gambling at all. Consequently any existing laws on the books that would prohibit online gambling don’t really apply. The argument is that fantasy sports is a game of skill and therefore should not be considered gambling.
That’s where the State of Illinois comes in. Only just recently, a bill was introduced by none other than Illinois state Rep. Mike Zalewski to regulated fantasy sports. According to Zalewski, the legislation will more clearly define daily fantasy ...
Added: Nov. 9, 2015
Well why not? After all it is an undeniable fact that online casino action and online gambling in general is becoming increasingly popular. Naturally both proponents of online gambling as well as those that oppose online casino action would support just about anything that would curtail problem gambling.
As you might have noticed, those that most staunchly oppose the idea of online gambling are quick to point out the potential issues with so called problem gamblers. That being said, do recognize that as of now online gambling in and of itself has not been proven to increase the likeliehood of so called problem gambling. Nevertheless, some new research from a software company no less could herald a whole new discussion on online casino action.
This comes from the company by the name of BetBuddy. It turns out that BetBuddy worked with City University London to fine tune the computer algorithms used by BetBuddy. Interestingly, the BetBuddy system works as something of an early warning system. This early warning system works by notifying online gamblers in real time if and when their online casino action begins to show signs of turning into an addiction.
As you may already know, in the U.K. online gambling operators are required to include some sort of self exclusion option in their online gambling sites. According to Dr. Artur Garcez of City University London “the ain has been to help BetBuddy test and refine their system so that it gives providers an effective way of ...
Added: Nov. 2, 2015
At least that is what some fans of legalized online action in the U.S. are hoping. This is all happening down in Texas. For those of you that are not quite so familiar with the gambling scene in Texas, suffice it to say that as of now, it is no big thing. Truth be told the opportunities to engage in any sort of casino action is somewhat restricted at the moment.
However, and this is what has proponents of the expansion of online casino action so excited there looks to be a move underfoot to at least examine the issue. Interestingly, this movement is being led by none other than the Texas Lottery Commission. Get this: in no uncertain terms, officials of the Texas Lottery Commission are taking what looks to be a fairly detailed look at other forms of what the Commission is calling lottery games. Sounds innocuous enough does it not?
However what may not be obvious to outsiders is that when the Texas Lottery Commission says they are looking at other forms of lottery games what that really means is that they are actually getting the details on sports betting, online wagering and online casino action.
And lest you start to think this is no big deal, think again. As a matter of fact, the executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission, Gary Grief sent a letter to the director of the Delaware lottery which thanked the Delaware director for the tour of the state’s ...
Added: Oct. 26, 2015
Perhaps so. At least that is what quite a few industry insiders are saying after the latest news from New Jersey. By now you are fully aware that the state of New Jersey has been at the forefront of a push to bring online gambling to its residents. Recall that New Jersey was one of the very few states to set up legal regulated online casino sites. You may also be aware that the outspoken Governor, Chris Cristie has been vigorously pursuing the legalization of online sports betting for his residents. So that’s your backstory, the background to make sense of the latest news.
What recently came about was actually the result of a rather protracted and lengthy licensing investigation. The investigation was all about PokerStars.com and whether or not this storied online gambling company should even be considered. As you may recall, PokerStars was driven out when the United States Department of Justice flexed its muscle and basically shut down the company’s site in the U.S. back in 2011. Although the charges were in fact dismissed, there was a settlement order mandating certain actions. Considering all of the above, it is no wonder that New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement took so long to make a decision.
However, this time around it is important to understand that PokerStars was actually acquired by Amaya Gaming Group in the later part of 2014. Anyway, the headline news that actually user in a new era for online gambling ...
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