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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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New Payment Tech Could Boost Online Gambling

Added: Jan. 16, 2017

For now, as of this writing, this innovative new payment method is showing up in the state of Nevada. Here’s what you will want to note: a recent closed door meeting in the state of Nevada brought together no less than eight of the state’s gaming bodies. The topic of discussion was the feasibility of what is being referred to rather generically as a Single Payment System. Such a system would provide casino players an option to fund any and all of their gambling activities with a single payment method.

For the record, the fact of the matter is that such a system is already set up in the state of Nevada. This single payment system is referred to as a wagering account. More to the point, although these so-called wagering accounts are already authorized in Nevada, as of now, these wagering accounts are only available in a rather limited capacity. That means that in the current form, the wagering accounts are only authorized for sports betting activities and a very few online casino games.

Back to the ground breaking meeting mentioned up above. It turns out the Nevada Gaming Control Board sees quite an upside potential in expanding the use of the wagering accounts. You can readily understand the working premise behind these wagering accounts. If nothing else, the presence and availability of a single account to take of all of their gambling and casino action, online or offline radically simplifies the process for the casino player ...

End Of The Road For Online Casinos In California?

Added: Jan. 9, 2017

What with all of the post election drama along with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you might have missed the news story that came out about the state of California. You may well recall that the topic of legal online casino action in California has been a back and forth affair for the past few years.

At the same time, you may remember that the proactive Tribe of lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel took matters into its own hands and launched their own online bingo site that was made available to all California residents over the age of 18. Citing their implicit authority to take such a position, the Tribe based their claim on the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).

In fact the Tribe made this statement: “…in offering online gaming through Santa Ysabel Interactive, the Tribe is exerting its sovereign right under the IGRA to regulate and conduct Class II gaming from the tribe’s reservation”. Take note of the fact that Class II gaming includes such games as poker and bingo but does not include other casino games such as online slot machine games or House banked games such as BlackJack. Seems reasonable and logical on the surface don’t you agree?

Not so fast. At least not according to a federal judge from the Southern District of California. Get this: Judge Anthony Battaglia issued a ruling that has left quite a few industry observers shocked and stunned. In his ruling, Battaglia made it clear ...

Online Gambling Foes Are At It Again

Added: Jan. 2, 2017

Perhaps this sort of thing should be expected. After all, the United States just recently completed a rather contentious election cycle. An election cycle that ended up with a President Elect few pundits foresaw. What’s this all about?

In a rather blatant attempt to make sure the President Elect supports their side, the opponents of legal online casino action in the U.S. are in no uncertain terms “at it again”. At it meaning, desperately jockeying for position if you will, in order to make their case to the President Elect that legal online casino action is not the best strategy for the new elected President.

You may well recall that only just recently a tersely worded letter signed by no less than 10 attorney generals from various states around the country was forward to the President Elect. Interestingly, this letter which was sent during the last weeks of November was sent directly to Vice President Elect Mike Pence.

To sum it up, this letter requested that the Transition Team consider the Restoration of America’s Wire Act which would have the effect of outlawing any further legal online casinos or online gambling sites as well as possibly force the shutdown and closure of existing legal online casinos such as the ones found in New Jersey In other words, the opponents of online casino action in the U.S. quickly gathered their forces and collectively communicated their position.

Yet, it was not long afterward, that the transition team for ...

They’re Back, Anti Online Gambling Opponents That Is

Added: Dec. 26, 2016

By this point in time, this back and forth drama concerning online gambling sites and online casino is in many respects starting to look like something from a Hollywood movie. In this case, think something like the movie Terminator in which the foe kept showing up to thwart the hero.

That is pretty much the same theme that is now it’s appearance in the United States. This time around, the anti online casino effort is showing up in the form of a very official looking letter sent to the new Vice President Elect Mike Pence along with the Trump transition team. For the record, this letter bears the signatures of no less than 10 state attorney generals from various states around the country.

Get this: the letter is rather bold in the requests (implicit demands?). This inflammatory letter asks that the new President and team essentially override the 2011 Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel opinion. Check out some of the language in this letter that can only be labeled brazen at best to get a sense of what this is all about. Here is a brief section of the letter for you to examine for yourself: “In the dark of night on Christmas 2011, the Obama administration overruled 50 years of practice and precedent when a Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel opinion claimed the Wire Act only applied to Sports Betting”. Wow! Talk about accusatory and inflammatory.

Recall that this 2011 clearly stated the the ...

How About A Look At The Online Gambling Scoreboard?

Added: Dec. 19, 2016

First, take note of the fact that for the purposes of this article, the term online gambling scoreboard is being used to refer to a closer look at the truth of the online gambling industry in the United States. More specifically this article will lay out for you the state of online gambling in the state of New Jersey.

As you probably know full well, the state of New Jersey has been somewhat of a test case in the United States for legal online casino action. Recall that as recently as the year 2013, the state of New Jersey grew tired of the do-nothing Congress that refused to enact legislation regarding online gambling. Instead the proactive Governor Chris Cristie and the New Jersey legislature took matters into their own hands and enacted their own laws for legal online gambling for New Jersey residents. Thus, you can readily understand that is quite instructive, especially as the year end approaches to take a look at online gambling in New Jersey.

As in who’s actually winning? As you might well suspect, it turns out that New Jersey online gambling is an outstanding example of the often illusory goal of “win win”. Yet, in this case, that is in fact the reality of the state of online gambling in the state of New Jersey.

If you take a look at the published numbers for New Jersey, it is quite clear that both online casino players as well as the state of New Jersey ...

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