Category: gambling

$36,000 Win for player at Casino UK
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15 November 2013

N.I. strikes major riches playing Hitman at the UK’s favourite online casino

A player at Casino UK experienced the ecstasy of a major Win this October with a single prize of US$36,000. N.I.’s achievement is an example of the genuine fortunes to be made at Casino UK.  With fantastic service, generous promotions and top-quality entertainment, a winning experience is assured. However, if lady luck is in a good mood, any player could be left as well off as N.I.

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20 Years of Online 21
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28 October 2013

With the ever growing popularity of online casinos, Blackjack has broken out of the Las Vegas clubhouses and spread to all corners of the world. From lavish casinos to users' mobile devices, the game is now more popular than ever before.

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William Hill Exits China
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09 October 2013

The leading UK gambling operator William Hill PLC has decided to withdraw all of its gambling services from the Chinese market. The withdrawal from China came into instant effect as of Monday 19th August 2013 and it will affect hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of online gamblers in China.

Affiliates of William Hill bookmakers were recently sent vague details via email which simply stated that the decision was due to ‘regulatory reasons beyond our control’. Online gamblers in China will no longer be able take advantage of the services offered by William Hill, but for those who still have a positive balance in their account, they can still make arrangements to withdraw their funds.

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German Player Wins €3 Million
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07 August 2013

Mega Moolah is an online slot machine that was developed by Microgaming. This is actually a progressive jackpot slot that has recently paid out a huge prize to one lucky German player.

This lucky German player was playing at a Microgaming powered online casino called Casino La Vida (LaVida) when he hit the jackpot while playing on a popular progressive jackpot slot called Mega Moolah. The player’s life changed forever when he netted himself a colossal €3,036,433.21. Casino La Vida is one of several secure online casinos which is owned by a trusted operator called Club Red Gaming.

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Hollywood Gamble - The New Fantasy League
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02 August 2013

Chances are good that you know at least a few people who completely love Fantasy Football. In the months leading up to the NFL season, these diehards spend hours meticulously going over their roster, choosing their dream teams, participating in drafts and then monitoring games to see how their fantasy teams are doing.  The hobby's popularity is so vast that there’s even a show on FX called “The League” based on this often time-consuming hobby.

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Top 4 Countries Where Online Gambling is Legal
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29 July 2013

Internet gambling world has been strictly structured these days. Before you start it is imperative to be aware of what countries allow online gambling.

Over the past few years, it has been seen a steady growth in popularity in online casinos. Since more and more people continue to register with sites in order to enjoy their favourite casino games. If you are the one among the big sport lovers then you have definitely seen the advertisements of online gambling sites.

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Online Casino Tips You May Never Have Thought About
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05 July 2013

Over the past decade or so online casinos have come to the forefront of the gambling world, allowing players the possibility of winning money in the more relaxed environment of their home or even when on the move. The variety of games on offer is huge so some general tips for gameplay are useful to know. Here are some you may never have thought of before.

Learn the games

Don’t just assume that you can play a game – it’s a recipe for losing a lot of money. Even if you’ve played blackjack before and know the rules, there might be slight variations even if it’s only in the amount you can bet or the layout of the game. Take time to learn the rules if the game is unfamiliar to you – many online casino sites, including Betsson Casino Online, offer the chance to play for fun so you can get acquainted with the game first. These sites also offer tips and resources for each game.

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Top 5 Winning Strategies for Gambling
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21 June 2013

After a long day at work, people generally try to find out various ways and means to relax. Gambling is one of them. Gone are the days, when people used to visit casinos to indulge in the same. Now, they can simply opt for the same sport from their home by indulging in online gambling. These Las Vegas style gambling sites have a lot of offers on display. Here are a few winning strategies that will help you to win the same.

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Clash of the Titans over Online Gambling: Social Media Versus Australian Government
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18 January 2013

Online gambling is a term used to denote gambling that takes place over the internet. Online gambling, or iGambling, involves traditional casino games, such as poker and blackjack, as well as sports betting and bingo. From the inception of online gambling around 1994, legal controversy has ensued.

Logistics of Gambling in Australia

The official ruling from the Australian Federal Government in 2000 made it impossible for online casinos created after the 2000 ruling to operate. One Australian online casino, Lasseter's Online Casino, effectively became the only legal online casino available to aspiring Australian online gamblers. The only recourse for Australians eager to roll the dice online became novelty gambling (without real money) or riskily gambling online via an offshore website.

Resurrection for Online Gambling?

Currently in Australia, a movement is underway to allow simulated casino games on Smartphones and similar devices. The idea is to change the previous ruling via-a-vis the Australian Federal Government in 2000 to more lax rules that allow online "for fun-only" gambling. The reframing of the 2000 Australian Federal Government's ruling would not regulate bookies and in-person sports betting, but would seek to alter how the Australian government deals with online poker, roulette and blackjack. Over the past 12 years, the 2000 ruling has prohibited casino games like poker from being accessed on cell phones and, most recently, Smartphones.

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Corruption within the sports betting world
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21 November 2012

Sadly, corruption within the sports betting world is rife and it appears as though almost every sports has had its own scandal. At the time of writing, the cyclist Lance Armstrong is probably one of the characters that comes to most people’s minds when thinking about corruption within sports.

You might even remember back to the famous Pakistan cricket spot-fixing scandal, which involved several members of Pakistan’s national cricket team. Those involved were caught and convicted of accepting bribes from bookmakers in 2010.

Some of the world’s most popular sports, including Football, Cricket, Cycling, Snooker, Horse Racing, Athletics, Tennis and Boxing have at some point been in the spotlight for some kind of match fixing claims. Baseball was also rife with corruption at one point, plus there is an endless list of other sports that have had their fair share of scandals. It makes you wonder how, at such a top level, this is possible?

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How to tell a good Rival casino from a bad Rival casino
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27 October 2012

The first Rival Gaming powered gambling portal appeared in 2006 and today their product is hosted at approximately 50 different online casinos which are owned by roughly 40 individual operators world-wide. Their catalogue of games includes just over 100 titles and players can access them via a download client or in the instant flash mode.

Some of the latest games include their revolutionary i-Slots which are accessible via their Casino Controller platform. Rival is actually wholly owned by a Cyprus-based company called Black Chip Ltd, so when you are installing the download client, the verified publishers name should say Black Chip Ltd. Most of the casinos that use Rival software are in fact licensed in Curaçao (in the Netherlands Antilles).

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To own a horse or not?
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20 October 2012

The following discusses whether owning a horse in today’s current economic climate is a good investment or not. Today there are lots of opportunities to own your own racehorse, or be a part-owner of a horse and the main reason why so many people are doing so is because they believe that the horse (or the trainers) can win them money at racing events and competitions.

Of course there is also the excitement of owning your very own race horse and for many, this is purely a hobby. Some people will only invest in a racehorse because of their love of the animal and because of their love for the sport. Today we see a growing trend of horse owners from the celebrity world, in particular professional sports stars, plus there is also a growing number of ‘everyday people’ looking to get in on the action.

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A social network for gamblers and players?
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17 October 2012

The idea of combining online gambling with social networking sites could have catastrophic consequences, especially if the operators do little to control which users are actually gambling. However, a social network for gambling is just what users have wanted for a long time and it is basically the leading social networking sites (together with various well-known software companies) that are merely responding to demand.

Currently there are licenced gambling portals such as bingo sites, poker sites, online bookmakers and online casinos where players can go online and place a legal wager, but only after having provided the necessary identification documents and after passing ID verification checks. With regards to social interaction, the only real way for players to communicate with one another is via the occasional instant messaging chat feature.

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Budget Tips for Gambling Online
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13 October 2012

There are various tips that you can apply to your gambling strategy which should easily help you stay within your budget and therefore help you to not over-spend. One sensible piece of advice is to set a weekly deposit limit. This is an option which is available at most of today’s reputable online casinos. For example, you can set the maximum that you wish to deposit per week (or month) to $/€/£100.00 and once you have reached this amount, the casino will notify you.

This daily, weekly or monthly deposit limit can usually be adjusted somewhere in the cashier section and it is a great tool for helping you keep within your budget. The only problem is that this spending limit can easily be lifted by you at any time, so if you are the kind of person that has very little control over how much you spend, this is a pretty pointless feature to have. The thing is that online casino’s must be seen to be actively promoting responsible gambling in one way or another so this feature will always be available, no matter how pointless you think it may be.

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Will online gambling grow again now that USA is starting to open it's doors?
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17 August 2012

Since December of 2011, the US seems to have been making steps which could lead to some forms of online gambling becoming legal. Congress appears to be easing the laws of internet gambling after passing legislation that could mean the re-emergence of the USA as a secure and regulated online gambling zone.

As soon as the majority of states follow in the footsteps of places such as Nevada (therefore having a relaxed approach towards online gambling in general), it will hopefully pave the way for a completely regulated gambling environment that offers players the services and security that they have long been pursuing.

America is certainly beginning to open her doors to online gambling by making some games legal. If all forms of online gambling are to eventually become legal across the nation, it could see games such as poker becoming available almost overnight at a large number of innovative gambling sites which already offer their services to players from around the world.

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How much was really wagered over Euro 2012?
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15 August 2012

The following section takes a look at Euro 2012 and tries to find out how much was actually wagered during one of the most important events on the football calendar. This football tournament was comprised of 16 of the best European footballing nations and it began on 08 June, 2012.

The Euros (as they are otherwise known) is a popular footballing event that is second only to the World Cup. The actual final between Spain and Italy was held more than two weeks later on the first of July, but exactly how much cash was wagered during this period?

According to expert analysts, there was a staggering £508M (approximately USD$800M) taken in bets form British bookmakers up and down the country as well as from online gambling portals.

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The Jackpotjoy Bingo brand
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30 July 2012

The worldwide market for what is collectively termed “gambling” is estimated to be worth around $110 billion each year – and it’s growing. Of this total, casinos (both real and online) currently make up the largest percentage, followed by gaming machines, lotteries, then Bingo and other betting (including horse racing, football etc.).

It’s difficult to separate out exactly how much business is done online and these stats are, of course, global, so are hugely swayed by what is included in the term gambling – and the activities of countries like the USA and China.

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Efficient Broadband: the Vital Prerequisite for Online Gambling
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02 July 2012

Few of pastimes have been as captivating and enticing to mankind than gambling. Our natural inclination towards risk, combined with the spoils you expect to recoup should all go your way, creates almost the perfect montage. When this almost irresistible temptation evolved into online gambling networks its addictive essence tripled.

However, for all the entertainment of being able to gamble online, owning an efficient broadband is often overlooked and considered a luxury, rather than essentiality. A sluggish broadband connection can be used when gambling online, however is akin to a footballer taking free-kicks with battered boots. Here are just a few reasons why a fast and sturdy internet is an absolute must for those looking to win some money online

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The Role of Luck and Probability In Gambling
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29 June 2012

Luck and knowledge on probability is a potent and winning combination when you are gambling in casinos or anywhere else for that matter. Although luck cannot be controlled by anyone, even the gambling houses will have access to information on probability. So, there is every chance that they come up with ways of beating you, even if you devise a probability approach to win consistently.

Luck however is a totally different thing. When you have luck on your side, it is like the Midas touch. Every call you make, every card you draw and every throw of dice will win you more fortunes.

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What is In-Play Betting and Why is it so Popular
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09 June 2012

In-play betting is basically what it says, placing a bet while the action is in-play. Until recently, punters could only place in-play bets if they were either down at the local betting shop or over the phone at certain major high street bookmakers, and providing you had an active account with them. Today, almost every online sportsbetting site offers markets for in-play betting.

It doesn’t matter if you miss the start of a match any more because you can now place bets right through to the last minute of the game while betting in-play. Not all sports have in-play markets, but most of the major ones do, such as football, tennis, darts, snooker, rugby, hockey, American football, baseball, cricket and other sports, plus various other special events such as the recent hit TV talent show, The Voice.

While the actual event is taking place, markets become available that never used to exist. For example in football, punters can predict which minute the next throw-in could occur, when the next corner will be, when the next goal will be scored, who will actually score next, or even when the next bookable offence will be.

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Which Online Gambling Operators can't be Trusted?
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06 June 2012

Rogue behaviour carried out by ruthless online operators comes in various different forms and whichever rogue attribute has been identified, it usually ends up with one or more players being let down in one way or another. Players must always be wary when signing up to an online casino because rogues keep surfacing on various radars.

News of a rogue casino doesn’t take long to circulate in chat rooms, reviews sites and online gambling information portals in general such as Casinoman.net, but before they are found out to be running scam operations, countless players are being ripped off. Before we talk about the actual operators, players must always ensure thatthe casino they intend to sign up to is fully licensed.

If it holds a license from one of the Channel Island licensing jurisdictions such as Alderney (the Alderney Gambling Control Commission), or from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, the UK Gambling Commission , or by the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, you can pretty much guarantee that you won’t encounter a rogue casino.

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Top 5 gambling apps for the iPad
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30 April 2012

Just a few months ago, there were very few gambling apps for the iPad and although various casino apps are currently under construction, the options are still quite limited. It seems as though it’s mainly sportsbetting fans that have more choice when it comes to gambling on the iPad. There are currently more sportsbetting apps available than any other gambling app.

Other apps from companies such as Mecca bingo are now available and several poker apps are starting to appear such as the bet24 poker app, which is awesome. There were apps from other leading brands that could also have made it into our top five, but these ones that feature here marginally beat the other contenders for a top 5 spot in our list of best iPad gambling apps. These applications appear in no particular order of importance because there was no clear winner.

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How to help your friend who is a problem gambler
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20 April 2012

There are many ways that you can help a friend who you believe has a gambling problem and the main way is to seek professional help. If you know for sure that your friend has a gambling problem, perhaps you should approach them and try talking to them about it.

If you think that they are just going to bite your head off then you may have to take a different approach. There are major organisations that offer their support and advice and one main organisation that you can turn to for help is gambleaware.co.uk. They promote and educate people about sensible gambling and you will often see their logo at the bottom of an online gambling portal such as an online casino, poker site, sportsbetting site, bingo site or other similar website.

You can simply hover over their logo and click on it to be redirected to their main website.  This organisation is actually administered by a charity known as The GREat Foundation. Their mission is to support initiatives to help reduce the risk of gambling from becoming a major problem in people’s lives.

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UK Gambling Commission - What do they do?
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29 July 2009

In order to rein in gambling practices in the UK, government officials worked to implement the Gambling Act in 2005. Due to the explosion of online gambling, the UK completely revamped their laws to include participation of online games in the new legislation.

In order to make sure everyone within the jurisdiction abided by the same lawful practices, the UK Gambling Commission was started in October of 2005. This commission has filled the role that was previously played by the Gaming Board for Great Britain. Among its many duties were regulating casinos, bingo halls, lotteries and gaming machines.

Today's Gambling Commission has taken on some new roles, and now has the responsibility of regulating all betting practices in remote gambling. The commission is also charged with the task of protecting children by keeping them away from the games, and to raise awareness of gambling addiction and the role it plays in society.

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Would you consider property speculation as gambling
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03 August 2008

In a financial context, speculation is the supposition of the risk of loss, in return for the uncertain prospect of a reward. Speculating is not the same as investing, though many seem to think so. Such a position would only be considered an investment if the particular position involved zero risk.

Financial speculation involves buying, selling, short-selling, holding, stocks, bonds, currencies, derivatives, real estate, or any other valuable financial instrument to profit from fluctuations in the price as opposed to buying it for use or income. Speculation represents one of four market roles in Western financial markets, different from hedging, long or short-term investing, and arbitrage. Currently, one of the most popular assets to speculate on is property. Real estate speculators are looking to turn a profit in the market. There is high risk involved with this business, but that hasn't deterred the lion's share of speculators.

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The rise of Gambling in Macau, a short history lesson
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01 May 2008

Gambling has been legal in Macau since the 1850's when the Portuguese government legalized the activity throughout the colony. Since then, Macau has become known worldwide as the Monte Carlo of the Orient. And it's no surprise that gambling has become one of the most significant parts of the city's economy.

The casinos only had Chinese games available until Western-style games were introduced in the 20th century. Whereas the most popular Chinese game was once fantan, now the Macau people were able to play blackjack and other sorts of westernized games.

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