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. 22, 2014
You already know that online gambling and online casinos are spreading rapidly throughout the civilized world. Well, probably the uncivilized world too, but that’s another story. For now, we look to none other than the country of Mexico to see how fast online gambling is spreading.
Yes, that’s right, Mexico. Not exactly the name of a country on the tip of your tongue when you speak about online gambling to be sure. Yet, that is not the point. The thing to get here is Mexico is a text book case example of legislators finally “getting it”. Getting it as in looking up from their desks and finally noticing what is going on all around them. Not only that, in the case of Mexico, there was an extra bit of incentive that helped pushed the legislators over the edge.
Here’s what is going on. It turns out that this latest move is actually a long-awaited update to the already existing gambling laws within the country. As you may already know, Mexico has land-based casinos scattered throughout the country. Yet, the existing gambling laws on the books were long overdue for an update. That is exactly what the country’s gaming regulation authority, the Association of Licensees, Operators and Suppliers of Gaming and Enforcement (AIEJA) have in mind.
The proposed updates have already been drafted and introduced to Parliament. From there it expected to be relatively smooth sailing through Mexico’s House of Representatives with final approval expected by ...
Added: Sept. 15, 2014
In case you missed the news recently, there may be a new contender for online casino players. This comes to us from none other than the Bahamas. As you know, the Bahamas is the home of the land based casino called the Atlantis Paradise. More on that in a bit.
The question of the hour is whether or not this is for real. This time, that is. You see, back in May of last year, a new law that would have effectively introduced online casinos sputtered out and failed. The odd thing about the 2013 online casino law is that it would have effectively banned locals from playing.
Huh? Yes, you read that right. As proposed back then, the online casino law would only have allowed tourists to play at the proposed Bahamian online casinos. The question of the hour is whether or not the new law being proposed has the same such restrictions.
One would certainly hope not. Thankfully, at least one member of Parliament has come out and voiced the same message. If you are a track fan, you may remember the name Leslie Millar who competed in the 1968 Olympics. Nowadays, Millar is a current member of Parliament. Observers of the process note that he looks to be supportive of the new law.
At the same time, he has come out pretty strongly against restrictions against local citizens. In an interview published by the Bahamian newspaper Tribune 242, he was quoted as saying: “…There are contentious parts ...
Added: Sept. 8, 2014
Or, is this just the smart workings of a savvy government official? You decide for yourself.
What’s going on here? Without repeating the whole drama (yet again), you most likely already are well aware that the push for legalized online casino action in the United States has been a wild roller coaster ride over the last few years. You know that there are already three states, Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware that have already legalized online casinos and are already allowing their residents to enjoy the benefits of online gambling action.
Yet, it’s likely that no one would have predicted some wild action from none other than the state of West Virginia. Yes, you read that correctly, West Virginia. Not really the hot bed of gambling activity, in fact, not really on the online gambling radar at all. All that aside, let’s take a look at a possible work around that West Virginia officials are considering.
First up, what’s the point? What is the sudden motivation for change in West Virgina? In a word, cash, or to be blunt, a lack of cash. You see, officials in West Virginia have been watching their numbers drift lower and lower. In this case, its the numbers reported from the state’s racetrack casinos. According to their own figures, they have seen the state Lottery revenue drop 4 percent since the same time last year. Also, the state’s racetrack casinos which sport a wide selection of video lottery options ...
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 ...
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