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 28, 2014
Maybe yes, maybe no. However, signs are looking up all over the European Union as far as online casinos and online gambling are concerned. In a recent news release, the European Commission made it clear that they recognize the growing popularity of online gambling. The Commission issued a set of recommendations to address online casinos and online gambling throughout all of the member states.
This news can be considered extraordinary for the online gambling industry. Consider that as of right now, there is no cohesive set of rules or regulations for the 28 member states. The result, as you might expect, is chaos, confusion plus some level of distrust. You see, since there is no single set of regulations covering online gambling, each member states operates as their own little fiefdom, at least as far online gambling regulations are concerned. Some states disallow online gambling of any sort whereas neighboring stats welcome online casino players with open arms.
Yet all that may be on the cusp of changing with this new set of recommendations by the European Commission. Although, it is true that at this point, these are only recommendations, the fact remains that by even bringing up the issue, the Commission is finally acknowledging the increasing popularity of the online casino in the modern world.
What about these recommendations, what is the Commission suggesting? The quick and easy way to look at the recommendations is to look at them as equivalent to consumer protection laws. For example, one of ...
Added: July 21, 2014
Although there was certainly no fanfare attached to a series of studies by none other than Harvard Medical School, one would think proponents of online gambling would have been dancing in the streets.
Here’s what’s going on. As you probably know, the status of online gambling varies all over the world. Some countries are all for it, some countries are dead set against it, while still other countries are doing it sort of half way (like the United States for example).
Those that are opposing the expansion of online gambling sound like the proverbial Chicken Littles. These opponents stand up on their pulpits and loudly proclaim to any one that will listen that the expansion of online gambling and online casinos in particular will bring on a pile of trouble.
Not so much. That’s not what the researchers at Harvard found at all. First, a bit of background information. Up until online gambling became widespread, it was in fact, difficult, if not impossible to study gamblers in a scientific way. This difficulty was due to a distinct lack of reliable data for researchers to examine. Prior to the online era, research studies had to contend with small sample sizes, unreliable data, as well as the misreporting (intentional or otherwise) of true gambling data from land based casinos or other gambling establishments.
Yet, the online era changed all of that. Suddenly, there a vast amount of data became available for examination. This data showed up through the rapid ...
Added: July 14, 2014
Alert the Presses. 117 Year old company has thrown their hat into the online casino ring. You may have heard the name Tivoli Gardens if you have been in or around Europe at all. Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park headquartered in Denmark that was founded way back in 1843. Since then, Tivoli Gardens has become an extremely popular travel destination for millions of international visitors.
What’s important to note is the Tivoli Gardens also has created Tivoli Casino which has turned out to be a wildly popular online casino in the Netherlands. Seeing the popularity of Tivoli Casino and the seemingly insatiable demand for online gambling experiences, the owners of Tivoli Gardens and Tivoli Casino decided to take a very bold step. They decided to release an English version of Tivoli Casino.
Company spokespersons point out that the aim of Tivoli Casino is to take the lessons learned from the 117 years of history with Tivoli Gardens and combine it with the thrill and excitement of an active online casino. If you take a look at Tivoli Casino you will see that many of the available online casino games are based upon famous Danish folklore. For example, there is a, unique to Tivoli Casino, special progressive jackpot which is all about the “Tinderbox”, a world famous fairly tale written by none other than the 19th century Danish author Hans Christian Anderson.
At this time, Tivoli Casino boasts an impressive variety of online casino games, 140 and counting. Not ...
Added: July 7, 2014
Did you see the news this week coming from the United States Supreme Court? The highest court in the nation basically said “get outta here” with that nonsense. The court was referring to the appeal filed by the Governor Chris Christie.
This appeal was an attempt by New Jersey to allow sports betting. The legal team for New Jersey based their argument on a constitutionality issue. In other words, New Jersey claimed the federal law banning Internet gambling and sport betting in particular was in fact against the United States Constitution.
More specifically, New Jersey made the case, or more appropriately, tried to make the case, that the federal sports betting ban was a direct intrusion on state’s rights. Additionally, New Jersey argued that the federal ban effectively created a legal environment where there was unequal treatment applied to different states. Most likely, the legal team was referring to the state of Nevada which in fact does allow sports betting.
Although you may at this point think the case is closed and there is no room for any more discussion, there is in fact a late-breaking new addition to this story.
Apparently the legislators in New Jersey don’t take so kindly to the ‘feds’ telling them what they can and what they cannot do. In a hastily assembled legislative session, it didn’t take long for the state legislature to come out strongly against this Supreme Court ruling.
Taking the state’s motto of “Liberty and Prosperity” to ...
Added: June 30, 2014
Another shot across the bow if you will, in the seemingly never-ending quest to legalize online gambling in the United States. This time it’s some good news, at least for those that are pushing for full legalization of all forms of online casino action.
Here’s the latest news, coming to us from no less than the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate. As you may recall, it was reported earlier this year that Pennsylvania legislators were sort of waffling back and forth about the whole idea of online gambling at all. Also, do remember that the government of Pennsylvania, the state of virtue, liberty and Independence (the state motto)is on a tear to bring in more money after the Governor revealed a massive budget shortfall earlier this year.
Anyway,that’s the back story. What’s new is that a procactive state senator by the name of Edwin Erickson has decided enough is enough. He penned his own version of a online gambling bill that he just recently introduced to the State Senate.
Senator Erickson’s online gambling bill is missing one key bit of language that was included in other Pennsylvania gambling bills that had been offered before now. That missing language was all about online poker. More specifically, whereas the prior bills would only have ever authorized online poker, Senator Erickson took the very bold step of making sure that language was not in his bill at all.
Instead his bill reads “…any interactive game approved ...
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