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. 12, 2015
Game changer as in disrupting both the land based and online casino industry. You may not be surprised when you learn this newcomer on the scene that is causing some much hand wringing is that of fantasy sports. More specifically that of daily fantasy sports betting.
Which you cannot help but have noticed over the last year or so. In no uncertain terms, the rise of daily fantasy sports betting has caught quite a few industry insiders by surprise. Consequently existing online casino sites and land based casino operators are scrambling to come up with a way to respond.
To really get a handle on this, all you really need do is to take a quick look at the amount of money that is now involved. Think big dollars. Consider, that not so long ago, the acknowledged two front runners in the daily fantasy sports betting space, DraftKings and FanDuel have already attracted $575 Million. Get this, that pile of money represents but what was received in July. Your takeaway, some powerful folks with big dollars to invest have spotted an opportunity and are now swooping in to grab a piece of the pie.
That and that alone will point to the problem that existing gambling operators (both online and land based) have with daily fantasy sports in general. To put it bluntly, these gambling operators are looking to make a case that it is just not fair.
The gambling operators are quick to point out that whether it is ...
Added: Oct. 5, 2015
At least for the time being. What’s this all about? Well start with a big name you most certainly are familiar with. The name of Steve Wynn. Yes, that Steve Wynn. The Steve Wynn who is the CEO of Wynn Resorts. As you know, Wynn Resorts is a public company that owns and operates high end hotels and casinos.
And for those of you that have been paying attention to the news over the last year or so with respect to online casino action you might remember that Wynn Resorts was actively interested in getting into online casino action. So much so, that the company figured out a way to get a piece of the online casino pie out in New Jersey.
In case you did not know this, the current law in New Jersey is worded so that online casinos are in fact legally authorized as long as there is some sort of tie-in to a local New Jersey based land casino. You may not be aware that even now, Wynn resorts does not have any sort of land based casino in New Jersey.
However, that turned out not to be an obstacle after all. Wynn Resorts took the time to setup partnership deals with both Caesars and 888 Casino. This allowed Wynn Resorts to receive what is referred to as a transactional waiver. This waiver would have allowed Steve Wynn’s company to begin online casino action in the very near future.
Well, that was then and ...
Added: Sept. 29, 2015
Massive as in being so utterly and completely disruptive that this shift will rewrite the rules of online gambling sites and online casinos all over the globe. This shift is being triggered by a recent move by none other than PayPal. You know PayPal of course, the huge payments processing company.
For the record, PayPal has not accepted payments for online gambling in the United States since way back in 2003. You may not remember that was about the time when there were new laws and rules that were enacted about online gambling transactions. Plus, that was back when PayPal actually merged operations with Ebay. You might be interested to learn that before the merger with Ebay, PayPal was in fact the largest payment processor for online gambling transactions. However, that all came to a grinding halt after the merger (and the new regs).
Yet, nowadays PayPal is once again a free and independent company. More to the point, it seems that PayPal has been hard at work behind the scenes all throughout 2014 to bring back online gambling transaction payments. And why not? After all, you don’t have to look very hard to see that there is increased interest in online gambling and online sports betting activities.
As you might well expect, this will make online casino action much smoother (and some would say safer) for online casino fans. After all, PayPal is a known and trusted payments processor all over the world. Better still, the transactions will ...
Added: Sept. 21, 2015
Consider the premise that it is undeniably true that online gambling and online sports betting have risen to mainstream awareness. And not just awareness, mind you. As a matter of fact, for quite a large number of people around the world there is at least a tacit endorsement of the idea of legalized online gambling.
Now take the above premise on one hand. Now add yet another undeniably true modern reality; that of state governments scrounging around for additional sources of revenue. For whatever reason or perhaps no reason at all, it is not at all uncommon for state legislators to suddenly realize their state books don’t quite add up. That is to say, there is more than one state out there that is scrambling to find ways to pay all of the bills.
As you might well expect and as has already been witnessed throughout this year, this is the time when the idea of online casino action is brought back to the table. That’s right. Despite what may have been said before about the so-call ills of online gambling, a state government finance committee may find itself analyzing the options available with legalized online gambling.
At the present moment, this is the story being played out in the state of Washington. Yes, Washington state, not exactly the hotbed of gambling activity by any stretch of the imagination. But what is new and different in the state of Washington?
For one thing, the state has pretty much ...
Added: Sept. 14, 2015
Naturally you hear all sorts of stuff about the status of online casinos and online gambling from various websites and such. Yet, as you might well expect what you see and read on one site may be completely contradicted on another website. Which leaves the question of how to really get a handle on what is really going on with online casinos and such around the world?
Perhaps one good source to turn for a more unbiased look is a reputable news source. In this case, take a look at a recent story published in the Economist. As you probably know, The Economist is an English language newspaper published weekly that looks in depth at worldwide issues from economics to finance to global trade and more. The point being that when you come across mention or better yet an entire article in The Economist you can rest assured that the material will be worth a read. With that in mind, following is a brief recap of the article mentioned above.
First, The Economist took the time to examine the countries and locales that support online casinos or even land based casinos for that matter. Interestingly, the point of this report was to highlight the losses sustained by gamblers and their respective countries. This examination revealed some rather surprising results.
For example, there is one bar chart that ranks the biggest gamblers in terms of loss. Surprisingly, the country of Australia actually tops the list. Australia is closely followed by Singapore ...
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