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An Introduction to Online Casinos

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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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Spain Makes World Headline News Again

Added: Nov. 17, 2014

As you know, online casinos and online gambling operators are growing in popularity around the world. With that in mind, it will come as no surprise to you to learn that the country of Spain is putting out the red carpet. At least for a little while, that is. You see, in Spain there has been some grumbling by existing online gambling operators that the rules and regulations concerning so called ‘product inventory’ are just too restrictive.

Whether its from these complaints, from the government of Spain looking to add more revenue to the state coffers or something else entirely, the fact is that Spain is opening up its market. Not in a huge way, mind you. This new opening really only lasts till through the first week of December of this year. During this time period, the country’s gambling regulator, La Direccion General de Ordenacion del Juego (DGOJ) has let on that it wants to bring new operators into the country’s online gambling marketplace.

During this narrow window of opportunity, some pundits that monitor the online gambling industry speculate that Spain could bring in an additional ten to twelve new online casino operators. Also, it is important to note that the DGOJ wants new applicants to understand that the process of evaluating and then issuing new online casino licenses could take as along as six months.

In addition to all of that, the DGOJ also released another tidbit of good news with this latest announcement. In no ...

All Eyes Are On The Prize

Added: Nov. 10, 2014

Or at least, that is what seems to be the takeaway from the most recent Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit. This summit which took place on October 27 and 28 was all about where online gambling is headed. Interestingly, the location for this Summit turned out to be in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Although it is true that some of the land-based casinos have shall we say, seen a decrease in revenue, the online gambling operators in New Jersey are setting the example for the rest of the United States. Thus, perhaps the choice of venue for this Summit was chosen for exactly that reason.

As far as the Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit, it was really all about where the online casino industry is headed. To that end, the Summit brought in a list of experts to examine the industry and discuss the changes going forward. As you might expect from the name of this Summit, in large part it was all about the consumer’s seemingly insatiable demand to put everything there in the palm of their hand through their favorite mobile device.

Accordingly, the entire online gambling industry is in the midst of what could be considered a new focus on mobile. The point was made clear to all attendees. The online casino player is no longer content to play his favorite online casino game at home (or even at work) on a desktop computer. The online world is going mobile and online gambling fans expect online ...

Can More Help Ease The Pain?

Added: Nov. 3, 2014

Maybe, maybe not. In case you missed the most recent news in the online gambling world, at least one country is taking procative steps to increase gambling revenue. This country is Spain and in a recent announcement they revealed their plans.

Here is what you need to know. The numbers just in show that the metric that Spain refers to as the Gross Gaming Revenue has declined by a fairly high 6 percent on a year to year comparison. Note that this decline in revenue is only for the online gambling sites. These sites are oftentimes referred to as “…dot.es” sites. Anyway, apparently whatever is going on in Spain as far as online gambling is concerned doesn’t look so good.

So the next most obvious question is what is Spain doing to boost the revenue? Would you believe that the Spanish gambling regulators have put forth a plan to issue more licenses? These proposed new online gambling licenses will be issued to existing online casino operators. According to the regulators, these new licenses can be used to expand into new areas of online gambling. More interesting perhaps is a bit of language buried deep in this announcement that indicates that these new online casino licenses will also be issued to other companies that are looking to get into the online casino market in Spain.

Is this a wise move on the part of Spanish regulators? Of course we cannot know the answer to this question for about another ...

Step Forward Or Backward?

Added: Oct. 27, 2014

As you know, online gambling is spreading throughout the world. Countries from diverse locations around the globe are amending or even eliminating antiquated laws prohibiting so called Internet Gambling. So you may be shocked to learn that in modern day Europe there is one hold out you may not have even suspected.

Oddly, Germany is beginning to look like it is taking a step backwards in terms of online casinos at least. Here is what is going on: there is new attention on actually prohibiting banking institutions from processing payments to online wagering sites or even accepting withdrawal requests related to these sites.

Except for those that can accept payments of course. The real truth is that within Germany there are existing laws on the books that prohibit any only casino operator that is not controlled by the state. Aha! So that’s it. The state controlled gambling operators can take deposits, they can provide winning payments, etc. Yet, non-state controlled online casino operators are left out.

However, apparently that has not stopped the German public from actually enjoying these so called “un-licensed online wagering sites”. Interestingly, as recently as 2012, Germany made a public announcement that twenty additional online non state controlled gambling licenses would be issued. However, despite there being well over 100 applicants, not even one online gambling operator license has yet been issued.

Naturally the supporters of non-state controlled online casino operators are up in arms over this state of affairs. They very sagely point out ...

A Race To The Top

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 ...

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