Tag: gambling online

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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Online Slot Tournaments
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11 March 2010

Tournament gaming is one of the mainstays of the internet community. Tournament Games are not just restricted to action Video Games, or even to Online Poker Tournaments but also Online Slot Gaming.    

Online Slots Tournaments are a great way to compete, play and gamble with a lower risk factor than playing solo online slots. Tournament buy ins will grant you more credits than in solo games and with the objective being to complete the time limit of the tournament you can vary your strategy to preserve or increase your credits as much as possible.

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Money Management for Online Slot Players
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11 February 2010

Whether you are gambling in a casino or using online gambling websites, when it comes to slot machines, you cannot control the spin of the slot game. It doesn’t matter how much you urge it round to the symbol that you need you cannot control it as it is completely random.

The only thing you can control is your feelings and the amount of money you put into the machine. By using good money management strategies you can plan to maximise your winning capabilities and losses to get the best possible entertainment.

The longer you can keep your head and stick to a money management strategy, the longer you will find the games will last, and you’ve got to be in it to win it.

It is important to have a money management strategy in place before you play that particular game as an online slot machine will have a different strategy to playing online blackjack. Many gamblers suffer from a hot head and this is when an online slot will take your money as you will make snap decisions with your budget and before you know it your money’s all gone and the games over before you’ve had a proper chance to win anything.

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Straight and Progressive Video Slots
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29 January 2010

With the arrival of the Internet came the concept of online casinos that offered a variety of games for you to try out, like video slots. Video slots have become one of the most popular games at most casinos. Video slots are often referred to by many different names across the globe, such as video fruit machines in the UK and video poker in Australia. There are even some hand video slot machines called one-armed bandits for its appearance and also because the gambler can lose all their money within a few minutes.

Video slots are similar to the regular slot machines found in land based casinos, but with the key difference being that instead of the traditional three spinning wheels there is a video display with five reels. One of the great things about video slots is the enhanced graphics and audio and video effects, as online casino experts we find this gives a better playing experience when playing slots. The standard three reel slot machines have a single payline but with video slots you can have as many as nine paylines, therefore you have a better chance of winning – which is a huge bonus to video slots. What is more, video slots have a wide range of symbols like multipliers, wild symbols and scatter symbols, games with bonus screens and a feature where players can try doubling or even quadrupling their jackpot winnings.

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Gambling Online in the U.S.
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14 January 2010

Even after the Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA), the future of gambling online in the United States is not entirely clear at present. Having tried several times to pass bills that would prevent online players in the U.S. from using online gambling websites legally, legislators finally discovered a way to make it more complicated for citizens in the United States to enjoy real money games online.

Making Online Casino Gambling Illegal in the U.S.

Through the history of gambling online, legislators have tried several times to set up a bill that would ban online casino players in the U.S. from gambling at online casinos for real money. However, the legislator’s bills were thrown out in 2000 and 2001. On the other hand, the U.S. government tightened regulations on the online casino industry, which has indeed encouraged online casinos to enhance their services by providing detailed security information for their registered players. Nonetheless, the government were still not happy and so instead of banning gambling online in the U.S. they passed the UIGEA (above) which made it illegal for credit card companies as well as banks to transact with online casinos.

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Take Advantage of Free Casino Games
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31 December 2009

It has been noted that online gambling is currently one of the most popular activities on the Internet. The majority of people who come across references to online casinos and gambling online want to try it out. What is more, finding and registering at an online casino is a very easy and simple process. However, the problem lies in the fact that these first time gamblers do not understand the rules, procedures and strategies of online casino games. As a beginner, you could always find a book or articles on the web but these will only help you up to a certain level. The proof of the pudding is in the eating and you’ll only really gain the knowledge of online gambling if you actually play. But it is important to remember that if you start betting with real money right from the start you will no doubt lose heavily and are more than likely to just give up, and effectively online casinos will lose potential customers.

As such in the interest of the online casinos and the novice players, casinos create free casino games. The gamblers do have to sign up before they can choose the free games option, but once they are registered they can select the free casino game they want and will receive a certain amount of credits to use. Unfortunately for the new players these credits are worthless and cannot be cashed, but if they do lose all of them they can simply restart the game and will get a new set of credits.

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The Importance of Online Casino Reviews
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17 December 2009

If you’re looking to place your bets online then online casino reviews are probably going to be your best guide on understanding the process and how to win big. For online gamblers, the casino reviews can actually turn out to be your best friend in the whole world, particularly if you are a beginner and looking for some basic facts to help you select the right site and the right game. However, always take the online casino review sites with a pinch of salt as sometimes they can be misleading and direct you to a rouge online casino and, in effect, ruin your online gambling experience. So be aware of fake or untrustworthy casino review sites and ensure you research into the review sites themselves.

Furthermore, it is now apparent that online casino reviews are extremely important these days. It is true that rouge online gaming websites do surface many players, yet over time many online gamblers have become aware of these sites and therefore the number of these false online casino review sites has declined. The majority of illegitimate casino service providers are well-known in public and so the online gambling business is gradually proving to be extremely lucrative for all the honest and reliable online casino review sites. Equally, you tend to find that the sincere service providers provide the best payouts for the online gamblers. These online casino review sites can of course afford to pay the players more due to the fact that they are not driven by greed but are more concerned with profit.

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Turning the Odds in your Favour with Online Gambling
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04 December 2009

So you are desperate to figure out a way to turn the odds in your favour when gambling online, you want to beat the online casino at their own game? Well thousands of online casino players are always thinking this very same thing. However, it is important to note that there is no guaranteed way to turn the odds in your favour when gambling online. But there online gambling strategies you can incorporate to make sure you are a winner and do not lose all your money.

Firstly, to try and beat the online casino at their own game you need to have a good online gambling strategy practice in place. It is better to play online casino games that your now and are familiar with, so that you understand the rules and how the game is carried out. Additionally, bear in mind beginners luck might crop up but even if it does it will only take you to a certain point. Equally, if you pick online games that require a very low minimum bet yet have a relatively high jackpot this is also a good strategy to take. Your gambling budget will go a lot further if you minimise your spending and you will get more time to gamble online. When you become more confident you can then move up to an online game with a higher minimum spend and therefore a higher paying jackpot.

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Popular Types of Online Gambling
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28 October 2009

Over the last few years the popularity for gambling online websites has rapidly increased. With new games being developed and the older games still attracting players it is no wonder that online casinos are evolving fast.

Some of the top online gambling games are blackjack and poker. You can play many different types of poker games online, usually in either tournaments or cash games. Texas Hold’em is by far the most popular online poker game, but many other variations are also played. Omaha, Seven Card Stud and Draw Poker are all available at online poker rooms. It is important to remember that poker requires a certain level of skill in order to win so it is best to read and learn about the game before playing and gambling. Video poker is another online game that attracts users from around the world. It is primarily based on 5 stud poker and part of the appeal to the majority of the players is that there is no bluffing. Additionally, the odds for winning and getting a payout on video poker are quite favorable in comparison to some other forms of online gambling. Similarly, slot machines are one of the most played games in a casino as well as online. This could well be because it is a fairly basic game to play as you only ever have to click a button or possibly pull a lever.

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History of gambling online
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14 October 2009

Gambling has been an extremely popular form of entertainment for thousands of years since people begin betting whilst playing card games etc. Gambling entered the online industry in the mid 1990’s and has since grown rapidly to become a huge part of online gaming. Around 20 million gamblers now enjoy betting online in the many different games available.

Microgaming are one of the oldest software providers for online gambling games and are known for inventing the one of the first online casinos accepting bets over the internet. InterCasino were also there creating an online casino processing real money wagers. This all happened in 1994 around the same time that the Free Trade and Processing Zone Act was passed by the Antigua-Barbuda government. This enabled licences to be given to online companies looking to open up casinos on the internet. Online casino’s evolved over the next few years to provide more features and different games to users, including the multiplayer games introduced by Boss Media in 1999.

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Why gamble online?
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08 October 2009

Gambling online is massively popular and draws in fans from all over the world to play online games which involve betting. There are many factors that make online gambling so appealing but some people are still against the principle of gambling online so we’ve come up with a short list of reasons to play gambling games online and some reasons against it.

Pro’s of gambling online includes the following;

- The ease of being able to play in your home, whenever you like. This eradicates the cost of travelling to Las Vegas and paying you for a hotel. Many people enjoy just playing the games so being able to gamble on their own computer proves very beneficial.

- The selection of games is almost never ending, the cost of making and running each game is so low that casino’s can afford to offer a much wider variety of gambling games than they can in land based casinos

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