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: July 25, 2016
At least that is what the latest actions from the land based casino behemoth out in Nevada by the name of Las Vegas Sands Corporation appear to be. Here is what this is all about, in short the legislative actions in the state of Pennsylvania aimed at bringing in legal online casino action to state residents. More to the point, how these rather progressive legislation steps are in no uncertain terms under what looks to be an outright attack from Las Vegas Sands.
Here is how this is playing out. Start with the fact that as of right now, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation has a rather sizable investment in land based casinos in the state of Pennsylvania. However, in language that makes its position completely clear, the Las Vegas Sands Corp. threatened to pull hundreds of millions of dollars of investment away from the Las Vegas Sands Corp. land based casinos that are already in place in Pennsylvania if online gambling legislation makes it all the way through the legislative process and becomes law.
You certainly recall that the Las Vegas Sands Corporation is run by the infamous Sheldon Adelson. Yes, the very same Sheldon Adelson who let it be known way back in 2013 that he would spend any amount of money necessary to thwart the expansion of online casino action in the United States. Now you can see a local example of this same focus being applied at a state level.
For the record, the proposed legislation ...
Added: July 18, 2016
What with this being an election season and all that means, one might well be thinking that this will be the year. Finally, the year where some positive action for increased availability of online gambling sites. At least that is what quite a number of proponents of online casino action have been hoping. Alas, not so much. Except for a few not so notable exceptions, the status of legal online gambling action in the United States seems to be on track to mirror what happened over the last few years as in little to no further expansion of legal online casinos.
What is going on here? Why does it seem as if the increased availability of legal online casino action in the U.S. is moving at a ‘snail’s pace’, if not even slower? If you take a step back and look at this situation in a bit more detail you may start to understand all of the factors at play.
Naturally you understand full well that there is a bit of angst on the part of land based casinos about protecting their turf so to speak. By this point in time you may well be sick and tired of hearing the name Sheldon Adelson and his comment back in 2013 about his intention to spend any amount of money to ensure that legal online gambling does not happen. As the Chairman of the behemoth land based casino Las Vegas Sands, Adelson is clearly on the defensive. In other ...
Added: July 11, 2016
Gamechanger indeed. That is the bold claim of a rather new startup that seems to have it all figured out. Figured out in terms of addressing one of the most vexing frustrations long associated with most any online gambling activity.
As you probably know first hand this frustration is the hurdles one must go through to either deposit real money into that new online casino you want to try or worse still, to pull your winnings out. What with the varying rules and regulations imposed by numerous governments and regulatory authorities, not to mention the fees extracted by 3rd party payment processors such as credit card companies and the like it is actually a wonder that online casinos have been as successful as they have been.
Yet this new startup hinted at above may have come up with a solution that could in essence rewrite the rule book on online gambling transactions all over the world. For the record, this new startup is named Breakout Coin and the name is most definitely a clue as to the possibilities if their solution catches on with online casinos and online casino players around the world.
Here’s what this is all about: Breakout Coin only just recently initiated its public coin sale at the Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange. Representatives of Breakout Coin (BRK) is part of what is known as the Breakout Chain blockchain for gaming. The exciting fact to note here is that this blockchain was created by a dedicated team of ...
Added: July 4, 2016
Or will this be just another case of business as usual? Unless you have hiding under a rock avoiding the media for the last couple of weeks you cannot help but know the world is abuzz about the implications of the recent Brexit vote. It would seem that the citizens of the U.K. made it loud and clear that they are in at least sick and tired of business as usual. The other side of the Brexit vote is that those that were supposed to know and boldly proclaimed that the U.K. would actually stay in the E.U. were, for the most part, stunned by the actual vote.
Which brings up the question of the day. How much, if any effect will the decision by the U.K. to exit the EU have on the worldwide online casino industry? Understand this is a bigger question than you might have thought.
Consider the fact that the U.K. serves as headquarters for no less than six distinct jurisdictions, each of them regulating the online gambling industry. For example, there is the UKGC, There is Gilbratar and of course there is the Isle of Man. As you might well already know, these UK jurisdictions are home to some of the largest online casino operators around the world.
The most immediate question that is asked is whether or not these online casino operators will choose to stay put or whether they will make the studied decision to pull up stakes ...
Added: June 27, 2016
This comes from none other than the state of New Jersey. As you probably know by now, the state of New Jersey has not only been a leader in bringing online casino action to their residents, it has also been pushing the envelope to bring ever more online gambling action into the state. It goes without saying that New Jersey is now the example that quite a number of other states are attempting to model with respect to online casino action.
So what is new and exciting in the world of online casino action in New Jersey? Get this: the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has only just recently signed off on a deal with the GVC Holdings. You may not be aware of the fact the GVC Holdings is the parent company behind Bwin.party brands.
Anyway, what you need to sit up and pay close attention to is the fact that the DGE just wrapped up it’s preliminary investigation of GVC Holdings. You see, the NJDGE subjects each and every prospective online casino operator to a rather rigorous investigative process.
But there is a bit more to this story that you may be interested in learning about. Recall if you will that the DGE has strict rules about what it terms ‘black markets’ as well as ‘grey markets’. The fact of the matter is that quite a few online gambling industry analysts were not so clear that this approval was going to happen.
This initial ...
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