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: May 25, 2015
Perhaps you might have missed this story that recently rolled out about the giant media and entertainment company Walt Disney. Yes, the land of Mickey Mouse, theme parks and the like has not so much announced as revealed that the company is getting into the world of online gambling.
At this point, Walt Disney is only looking to get into the world of daily online fantasy sports betting. To some observers, this move by Walt Disney comes as a complete shock. After all, Walt Disney Company has waged what looks to be an all out war against any expansion of gambling and casinos in their home state of Florida.
Yet, to be fair to Walt Disney, you can certainly understand the emphasis on not bringing in land based casinos to the area. Remember, Walt Disney prides itself on its family friendly focus. Not to mention the fact that should a land based casino just so happen to open its doors down the street…well then, those dollars could end up flowing in the wrong direction.
On the other hand, dipping their proverbial toe into the online gambling industry with daily fantasy sports cannot really be called hypocritical. After all, most any hotel in the Orlando area offers adult pay per view movies. In other words, the family atmosphere is still maintained if only adults can engage in daily fantasy sports activity.
How is this going to work? Per the most recent information available, Walt Disney Company is planning on investing ...
Added: May 18, 2015
Are you starting to notice a trend that is showing up in various places around the globe? A trend of more and more countries finally waking up to the very real benefits of legalized online gambling for their residents? Sure, there are still the holdouts that refuse to even consider the idea of legalized online gambling. Still, the point should not be missed here; it seems that every week nowadays there is news of another country that listened to what their residents really wanted and are taking steps to set up at least some form of online gambling.
The latest country to throw their proverbial hat in the online gambling ring so to speak is Portugal. Yes, it is true. The country of Portugal has not been so much in the news with respect to online gambling or online casino action over the last few years.
Nevertheless, the Council of Ministers just recently approved a new Remote Gaming Bill. Note that this new bill was officially approved by President Anibal Antoni Cavaco Silva. Although at this point in time the fine print, the details as it were, are a bit sparse, it is clear that this new Remote Gaming Bill will essentially open up the online borders to online casino operators from around the world.
The way that it will work is that the International Online Gambling operators who want to offer their services to the residents of Portugal will need to apply for an online gaming license. This license ...
Added: May 11, 2015
Of course at this point in time you are probably at least somewhat aware of the goings on in the United States. On one hand, you have the federal government which to date has not really taken any proactive action at all. On the other hand, you have more proactive individual states such as New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware which have passed laws authorizing legal online casinos for players located within the boundaries of the states.
But, obviously this ad hoc sort of affair does not really do so much for the rest of the country. What about residents in other states who want to get in on the action? Well, although their names may not yet be household names, there are at last count four online casinos located around the world that do accept online casino players from the United States. In no particular order, those online gambling sites are listed below.
Start with Slotland Casino. For the record, Slotland Casino has been in the online casino business for quite some time; actually getting their start way back in 1998. Interestingly, Slotland Casino is one of the very few online gambling operators who take the extra time to develop their online gambling software in house. One way this shows up is in the fact that Slotland Casino has online casino games you just can’t find anywhere else. The online casino games at Slotland are easily accessible via desktop, mobile versions and even Wii.
Another online casino that welcomes ...
Added: May 4, 2015
Sure looks that way at first glance. Here is what is going on. As you probably remember, the status of online gambling in the United States is literally all over the map. Legal in some states, illegal in others while the status of online gambling at the federal level seems to keep going back and forth.
Also remember that one holdup for further expansion of online casinos around the United States has been the reluctance of banks to process transactions related to online casinos. If you think back, that was one of the holdups back when the state of New Jersey took the plunge and authorized online gambling.
Just to review how this sort of thing works in the real world, understand that the major credit card companies such as MasterCard and Visa facilitate payments by credit card. At the same time, keep in mind that these credit cards are actually issued by state and national banks. In other words, it is completely up to the bank whether or not they will allow online casino transactions to be processed.
After taking a close look at how many credit card transactions in New Jersey were actually being declined because of association with online casino transactions, New Jersey officials realized they need to act and to act quickly. Investigating the matter in more detail, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) in conjunction with the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) realized the magnitude of the problem.
In short, the ...
Added: April 27, 2015
At least that is what quite a few residents from the state of Pennsylvania seem to be suggesting. Consider: the state of Pennsylvania could certainly use some revenue coming into the state coffers. Especially at a time when tax revenues seem to be falling a bit short but the expenses just keep piling up.
As you may have noticed, the state governor, Tom Wolfe is doing his best to make up for a massive $2.3Billion dollar shortfall in the budget. Can you say deficit with a capital ‘D’? Not surprisingly, the only thing that Wolfe has brought to the table at this point is more tax increases. But seriously, when is enough going to be enough? Does Governor Wolfe even consider the idea that maybe, just maybe the state residents of Pennsylvania are sick and tired of seemingly never ending tax increases? Could there be another solution that that Governor has not bothered to consider as of yet?
Of course there is a better way. Truthfully, at this point in the game it is pretty much a no-brainer. Wake up Governor Wolfe. It’s time to go ahead and put your big boy pants on and do the right thing. What is the right thing? Legalize online gambling of course.
As you probably already know, Pennsylvania has an existing land based casino in place. At the same time, the truth is that the revenue at these Pennsylvania land casinos have been dropping as of late. Yet, instead of saying ...
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