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: Sept. 1, 2014
Or, to put it another way, a long established and welcomed around the world payment processor could completely turn the tables on Internet Gambling in the United States. This payment processor is PayPal of course.
In recent news, it was revealed that high level executives are in the midst of serious discussions with the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement. It does not take much thinking to figure out what this is all about. As you may already know, one of the frustrations that the newly legalized online casinos in New Jersey are facing is a refusal by some large financial institutions to process transactions.
These institutions who are refusing to play along include the banking giants Bank of America, American Express and Wells Fargo. In no uncertain terms, these organizations have made it perfectly clear that they want no part of any online casino transactions.
As you might expect, that puts the online casino player in the awkward position of seeking alternative payment systems or ‘web wallets’ as they are sometimes called. The most common of these are Skrill and Neteller. Unfortunately although both Skrill and Neteller are a popular choice in other online gambling markets they have not yet gained a significant amount of trust in the United States.
Considering the hurdles that are put up by the most trusted banking institutions in the United States to keep out online casino players, it’s a wonder any of the legalized online casinos in New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada ...
Added: Aug. 25, 2014
As you already know, online gambling and online casino action in the United States is still a hit and miss type of affair. On the one hand, there are three states, Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware that have already authorized and set up some form of online gambling for their residents. Additionally, other states such as Pennsylvania and California, to name a few are actively debating the topic in their respective State legislatures.
Yet even with all of that, the average United States online casino player still faces hurdles and obstacles to enjoying online gambling. You may not know that the major credit card brands of MasterCard and Visa don’t necessarily endorse online gambling. In fact, up to 25% of attempted credit card transactions at legally authorized online casinos in the United States are declined.
That’s right, declined. And not for lack of funds, mind you. Nope, this is all about MasterCard and Visa covering their “assets”. Some issuing banks point to the federal ban for online gambling and outright refuse to play along.
Yet, that may not even matter much longer. As it often happens, when one door closes, another one opens up. You have heard of the payment processor named PayPal have you not? Well, although it cannot in fact be confirmed as of yet, there is mounting evidence that PayPal is about to change the game.
You see, PayPal is a recognized payment processor used by people all over the world. If and when PayPal ...
Added: Aug. 18, 2014
By all reasonable indications, the signs are pointing to an online gambling industry that is already well past it’s early startup stages. When there are announcements of billion dollar (yes, billion with a big ‘B’) internet gambling acquisitions it is clear that the tide has shifted.
Consider some recent news coming to us from none other the the giant Canadian Internet gambling company by the name of Amaya Gaming. To fill you in quickly in the off chance you have not yet heard of Amaya Gaming, this company is a giant in the online gambling industry. The company bills itself as an international gaming provider.
The company provides numerous products and services throughout the world for online casinos, online poker, sports betting, online slot machine games as well as local lotteries. In other words, Amaya Gaming has a wide breadth of knowledge and skills for the online gambling world as seen in their 10 global offices.
With an announcement that literally stunned the online gambling industry, Amaya Gaming recently revealed the acquisition of the international online gambling operator named Rational Group. Now pay attention here, the details can seem a bit muddled at first glance.
It turns out that Rational Group owns the well branded names of Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker as well as EPT, PCA, LAPT and APPT. Essentially, a full basket of established global online poker brands. For the record, until this acquistion by Amaya Gaming, Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars were specifically excluded from operating ...
Added: Aug. 11, 2014
At least in the state of California, that is. As you already know, the move to legalize online gambling in the United States has been a virtual roller coaster ride over the last few years. Consider, some states such as New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware have taken matters into their own hands and enacted their own versions of online casinos. Other states such as Pennsylvania and California (as well as others) are actively debating the topic in State legislature sessions.
And that’s what this new update is all about. You may recall that around 13 registered Indian tribes (sometimes referred to as native Americans) have banded together to create their own online gambling operations. At the same time, their is a concerted effort on the part of some politicians to squash this move to legalize online gambling of any form.
Consider the latest outburst from Senator Dianne Feinstein from California. Be aware that Senator Feinstein has made quite the name for herself over the years by supporting what some refer to as the more liberal agenda. That being said, her most recent announcement is in some ways a bit puzzling.
Here is what just happened. In a tersely worded letter to none other than the United States Attorney General, the Honorable Eric Holder, the Senator urged him to call a halt to the expansion of online gambling operations throughout the country. Note that the Senator was not the sole author of this letter.
No indeed. It turns out that ...
Added: Aug. 4, 2014
Hey you already know the issue of legalizing online gambling and online casinos in particular has both proponents and opponents. Nowhere in the world is this split between those that support online gambling and all things related and those that loudly proclaim that it should be completely banned than the United States. Of course, by now you already familiar with one of the most vocal (and free spending) opponents of online casinos, none other than Sheldon Adelson. Yes, the same Sheldon Adelson who has publicly vowed to spend any amount necessary to enact federal legislation to ban so-called Internet Gambling in the U.S.
But, that may not even matter as you will see here. You see, proponents of legalizing online gambling are finding all sorts of loopholes and workarounds that might make Sheldon’s efforts a waste of time. Consider the example of the Fantasy Sports.
In case you missed out on the news, participation in Fantasy Sports has been growing year over year. In most instances, Fantasy Sports refers to a game where the participants act as owners to actually build a team that will compete against other fantasy owners. Here’s the thing, the part that makes the whole idea of Fantasy Sports work at all. The wins or losses of these fantasy teams are actually based on the real world statistics from actual players or even teams of the professional sport. Did you get all of that?
What does this have to do with online gambling ...
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