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: Aug. 24, 2015
Of course you are well aware of the technology behemoth that is Google. So when Google makes a move, oftentimes there are repercussions that follow. Sort of like when the leader of the pack makes a move, pretty much everyone has to follow along.
So what is going on with Google that has online casino operators scrambling to catch up? Not all of them, mind you. But certainly enough online casino operators are affected that this new change could, at least in the short time, completely rewrite the rules on online casino site rankings.
In so many words, Google has made it known far and wide that the Google site ranking algorithm has been tweaked. Tweaked in such a way that Google includes a metric for how mobile friendly (or unfriendly) an online casino site is when establishing it’s search engine ranking.
As you probably know, the exact Google Search Ranking Algorithm is a closely guarded secret. Although clearly identifies important ranking factors, the exact weight given to each factor is still an unknown. All of that being said, when Google publicly announces such a drastic change as adding in Mobile Friendliness to its ranking algorithm it is a big deal.
Interestingly, right along with this announcement, Google also revealed a quick and easy way to determine whether or not an online casino is in fact mobile friendly. In simple terms, all you have to do is to Google the site in question from your smartphone. If you perform ...
Added: Aug. 17, 2015
Oddly, this bit of welcome news come from a state not so much in the news, at least concerning online gambling and online casino action. Would you believe that this is happening in the state of Alabama? Yes, that’s right, Alabama. Not so much a hotbed of gambling activity to be sure. Yet that may not even matter since early signs are pointing to more proactive action in Alabama.
Consider what only recently just happened in the Alabama legislature. You see, in the Alabama legislature there is a committee named the Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee. Get this: the Committee just voted 6-2 on a proposal for two gambling options. The first of these is to go ahead and establish a state lottery system. You may not be aware of this, but Alabama is one of the few states remaining in the United States without some form of lottery in place. So that’s proactive step number one.
At the same time, the Committee wants to take a serious look at allowing what it calls Vegas style casinos. This proactive stance is being championed by none other than the Senate President. For those of you who may not know how the system works down in Alabama, suffice it to say that the Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh is viewed by many observers to a powerful legislator. In other words, when Del Marsh puts his muscle behind an issue, chances look really good for it showing up.
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Added: Aug. 10, 2015
In the United States. In the, shall we say, conservative section of the country that makes up the Midwest no less. Actually, from within the City of Chicago no less. Following is what this is all about:
As you know, quite suddenly the whole topic of online gambling and online casino action has become a hot button topic. Perhaps it is due to the upcoming 2016 Presidential election. Perhaps it is only because the time is right. For whatever reason or perhaps for no reason at all the City of Chicago has, in so many words endorsed the whole concept of online casino action.
Not explicitly mind you. More of a round about way. You see, unless you happen to reside in or around the City of Chicago you may not be up to speed on local and state attitudes towards government money. That is to say government money desperately needed to fill up the state and local coffers. As a matter of fact if you hang out in Chicago locales for any length of time you can’t miss out hearing the locals mutter something to the effect of :’…never seen a tax they don’t like….”. In other words, Chicago and the State of Illinois has a long storied history of taxing just about anything you could think of.
Which is how the issue of online casino action even came up. You see, City of Chicago Finance Department recently decreed that there is a new 9% tax. This ...
Added: Aug. 3, 2015
At least that is one conclusion you could draw from the latest happenings over in New Jersey. Recall that New Jersey is one of the very states in the United States that actually has some form of legalized online casino action available. So when word comes out that there is yet another new online casino about to open their virtual doors, well that could be a sign. A sign of a couple of things.
First the fact that there is another online gambling operator vying to get a piece of the New Jersey online casino action most likely is a sign that there is an expectation of a growing and thriving online casino player base to target. Think about it this way. Understand that opening a new online casino is no small feat anywhere, much less a location such as the state of New Jersey where the Department of Gaming Enforcement has strict standards and rules.
Yes, it is true. There is actually another possibility, however remote. Perhaps this new operator is hoping to provide such a superior online gambling experience that it hopes to siphon away a significant portion of the online casino players that enjoy other online casinos in New Jersey. So yes, this is certainly a possibility, but that would hardly make for a good business plan in most cases. More likely, this new entrant into the New Jersey online casino space is planning on a bit of both. That is to say, to gather up new ...
Added: July 27, 2015
Maybe so. At least that is what the early signs seem to indicate. As you know, the status of online gambling in the United States has been something of a back and forth affair for quite some time. Yet recent events clearly indicate that the issue is reaching a boiling point. In some respects you could say this latest development comes about at an interesting time.
Consider recent events in the United States that have completely disrupted what used to be the status quo. Recall that the U.S. Supreme Court only just recently affirmed the right of marriage for same sex couples. Also remember that President Obama has recently been wielding his executive pen like there was no tomorrow (and since he is in the last few months of his presidency, that is actually true on two levels). In other words, the status quo on many fronts is changing in the United States.
Which could turn out to be the reason that it seems that the opposition is starting to panic and run scared. The opposition to all things online gambling related, that is. If you think back over the last few years (since 2013 in fact), there have been quite a few big money opponents to the expansion of what is sometimes referred to as Internet Gambling. You may remember that none other than the land based casino magnate Sheldon Adelson publicly vowed to spend any amount of money necessary to not only prohibit any further expansion of ...
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