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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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Signs Of A Maturing Industry?

Added: Aug. 18, 2014

By all reasonable indications, the signs are pointing to an online gambling industry that is already well past it’s early startup stages. When there are announcements of billion dollar (yes, billion with a big ‘B’) internet gambling acquisitions it is clear that the tide has shifted.

Consider some recent news coming to us from none other the the giant Canadian Internet gambling company by the name of Amaya Gaming. To fill you in quickly in the off chance you have not yet heard of Amaya Gaming, this company is a giant in the online gambling industry. The company bills itself as an international gaming provider.

The company provides numerous products and services throughout the world for online casinos, online poker, sports betting, online slot machine games as well as local lotteries. In other words, Amaya Gaming has a wide breadth of knowledge and skills for the online gambling world as seen in their 10 global offices.

With an announcement that literally stunned the online gambling industry, Amaya Gaming recently revealed the acquisition of the international online gambling operator named Rational Group. Now pay attention here, the details can seem a bit muddled at first glance.

It turns out that Rational Group owns the well branded names of Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker as well as EPT, PCA, LAPT and APPT. Essentially, a full basket of established global online poker brands. For the record, until this acquistion by Amaya Gaming, Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars were specifically excluded from operating ...

The Heat Is On!

Added: Aug. 11, 2014

At least in the state of California, that is. As you already know, the move to legalize online gambling in the United States has been a virtual roller coaster ride over the last few years. Consider, some states such as New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware have taken matters into their own hands and enacted their own versions of online casinos. Other states such as Pennsylvania and California (as well as others) are actively debating the topic in State legislature sessions.

And that’s what this new update is all about. You may recall that around 13 registered Indian tribes (sometimes referred to as native Americans) have banded together to create their own online gambling operations. At the same time, their is a concerted effort on the part of some politicians to squash this move to legalize online gambling of any form.

Consider the latest outburst from Senator Dianne Feinstein from California. Be aware that Senator Feinstein has made quite the name for herself over the years by supporting what some refer to as the more liberal agenda. That being said, her most recent announcement is in some ways a bit puzzling.

Here is what just happened. In a tersely worded letter to none other than the United States Attorney General, the Honorable Eric Holder, the Senator urged him to call a halt to the expansion of online gambling operations throughout the country. Note that the Senator was not the sole author of this letter.

No indeed. It turns out that ...

Online Gambling Grey Area?

Added: Aug. 4, 2014

Hey you already know the issue of legalizing online gambling and online casinos in particular has both proponents and opponents. Nowhere in the world is this split between those that support online gambling and all things related and those that loudly proclaim that it should be completely banned than the United States. Of course, by now you already familiar with one of the most vocal (and free spending) opponents of online casinos, none other than Sheldon Adelson. Yes, the same Sheldon Adelson who has publicly vowed to spend any amount necessary to enact federal legislation to ban so-called Internet Gambling in the U.S.

But, that may not even matter as you will see here. You see, proponents of legalizing online gambling are finding all sorts of loopholes and workarounds that might make Sheldon’s efforts a waste of time. Consider the example of the Fantasy Sports.

In case you missed out on the news, participation in Fantasy Sports has been growing year over year. In most instances, Fantasy Sports refers to a game where the participants act as owners to actually build a team that will compete against other fantasy owners. Here’s the thing, the part that makes the whole idea of Fantasy Sports work at all. The wins or losses of these fantasy teams are actually based on the real world statistics from actual players or even teams of the professional sport. Did you get all of that?

What does this have to do with online gambling ...

Coming Together At Last?

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 ...

Harvard Medical School Says Don’t Worry About It

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 ...

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