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: Dec. 9, 2013
You know that there has to be a first. At any point in history, some person, some company has to go out on limb, so to speak and blaze a trail for the rest. Well now it seems to be that All Slots Casino is our new ground breaking pioneer.
Take a look at what has been going on lately with online casinos and All Slots Casino. If you recall, just last month, All Slots laid it on the line with an innovative advertising campaign. And not just a regular advertising campaign that you might expect from an ordinary run of the mill online casino.
Nope. All Slots Casino went all the way. They blasted their message across the airwaves with a television campaign. Perhaps not surprisingly, this campaign has been extraordinarily successful. Some even herald the All Slots TV campaign as yet another milestone in the push to allow online gambling everywhere. These proponents of online gambling make the point that many online casino players from around the world are already enjoying the benefits of online casinos where they are legal.
Either way, let’s take a look at this campaign. What was it about the All Slots campaign that made it so very successful? Could it be the the amazing offer that came along with the TV campaign? In case you missed it, the campaign rolled out the red carpet for new online casino players. They offered any and all newcomers a generous welcome bonus of £33.
Added: Dec. 2, 2013
Residents of New Jersey have been eagerly counting the days till online casinos are live and available to them. As you know, New Jersey is one of the few states in the United States that has been steadily moving towards legalization of online gambling within their borders. In fact, some pundits are busily pronouncing the state of New Jersey as a model test case for the rest of the nation. Yes, there are other states such as Nevada and Delaware that have already established online gambling operations. But, New Jersey is the first state with a large population to embrace online casinos. There are an estimated 9 million residents within the borders of New Jersey. Not surprisingly, the governor, Chris Christie is forecasting a virtual flood of tax revenues flowing to the state’s treasury.
Not surprisingly, at the very same time that New Jersey is loudly proclaiming what a giant step forward this is, the state just released a comprehensive set of rules for both the casino operator and the online casino player.
Among these rules, there are some that deserve a second look. Here is an example of one of the rules from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. An online casino is allowed to offer up a bonus and this bonus can in fact be tied to a wagering requirement. In other words, suppose you head over to one of the New Jersey online casinos. The site welcomes you with welcome arms and immediately credits your ...
Added: Nov. 25, 2013
Have you heard the latest news from the United States about online gambling? Have you noticed that online gambling in the United States always seems to be just on the edge of being fully available and then something happens that slows down or stops the whole process. The latest stumbling block in the United States is being thrown up by financial institutions.
Here is how this is being played out right now. Major banks like Bank of America, American Express and even PayPal are out right refusing to process transactions to or from online gambling sites. Not only that, it does not seem to even matter whether the online casino sites are legal or not. The banks are digging in their heels, so to speak and refusing to play ball.
These banks say its not their fault; they point the finger at the United States Congress. They remind us that way back in 2006 a federal law was passed that specifically prohibited financial institutions from accepting money from or sending money to online gambling sites. This law, named the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act or (UIGEA) has now become a major headache for the very few legalized online gambling operators in the United States.
Remember that as of now, there are already three states that have legalized online gambling of some form or the other within their state borders. These states are New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware. Now that online gambling is on the very edge of becoming legitimate, these ...
Added: Nov. 18, 2013
In a brand new twist on the growing saga on legalizing online gambling in the United States a new shot has been figuratively fired across the bow. As you may have noticed, so far there are but a handful of states in the U.S. that have embraced some form of online gambling. Nevertheless, it looks like even the very few states involved are already scrambling to get a foothold in the online gambling market.
Here is what is going on. In a recent announcement, it was revealed that the Governors of Delaware and Nevada have been meeting behind closed doors. Apparently the two governors are discussing a possible team up for their online gambling customers. Under one such scenario, online poker players in Delaware would be allowed to directly play against online poker players in Nevada.
As you may recall, the way that online gambling works right now in the United States is only at the state level. There are no federal laws that specifically allow online casinos or any form of online gambling for that matter. At the same time, there are 37 states that allow some form of online gambling, if the games require a least a bit of skill. At the federal level, it is prohibited for banks to handle online gambling transactions and for websites to take sports bets online.
All of that confusion aside, the real issue is what the closed door meetings of these governors means for the online gambling industry in the ...
Added: Nov. 11, 2013
You must decide for yourself of course, but you may well want to pay attention to the latest news from Europe. Apparently one of the leading online casinos in Europe has been paying attention to what many online casino players have been griping about for years, loyalty programs that just don’t seem to worth the trouble.
You may have had the same complaint. Actually, this complaint seems pretty widespread. You see many online casinos hyping up the value of their loyalty programs. You fall for it and then what happens? You try to redeem or cash out of some or all of your loyalty points and suddenly its like you and your online casinos are on different planets speaking different languages. You may end up sending dozens of emails to support or customer service representatives in a desperate attempt to redeem your loyalty points. Finally, after a frustrating ordeal, you finally break through and are able to get some of your loyalty points back. Note the word ‘some’. At this point, quite a few online casino players discover to their dismay that they can’t cash out of all of their loyalty points without jumping over more hurdles. No wonder many just give up on their loyalty points.
Fortunately, one smart online casino is working to turn this around. William Hill, one of the largest and most successful online casinos to be found in Europe recently announced an innovative new loyalty bonus program. This new program reportedly will guarantee ...
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