Tag: online gambling

Useful Online Casino Tips & Advice
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05 June 2015

There are lots of things that you should be aware of before signing to an online casino and this page will offer some useful tips and advice which should be of use for both newbies and seasoned pros. Before you sign up to an online casino you need to make sure that the casino is owned & operated by a reputable company and you also need to make sure that it is fully licensed by a trusted authority in a well-known online gambling licensing jurisdiction.

One of the easiest ways to find out this basic information is to read several reviews for the casino that you have had your eye on. Online casino reviews can pretty much tell you everything you need to know about a casino without ever actually having to visit the casino. You can find a comprehensive range of online casino reviews over at CasinoReviews365.com. Our team of researchers have basically asked the questions so that you as a player don’t have to and they have compiled reviews for some of the best online casinos in the world.

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How to Really Gamble Responsibly Online & Setting Limits
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27 April 2015

Gambling online in the real money mode can become a problem for some players, but there are plenty of effective techniques that you can use at an online casino to improve the way in which you manage your bankroll. However, if you do already have a gambling problem or if you feel as though you have an addictive personality then perhaps the best thing to do would be to avoid visiting online casinos altogether.

There are lots of charitable, non-profit organisations out here today and they are designed to help problem gamblers by offering free support & guidance. Some of the main organisations include Gamblers Anonymous, GamCare and Gamble Aware These are just three places that you can go to if you feel as though you or a friend/family member has developed some kind of gambling problem.

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A Summary of Events from The Online Casino Industry in January and February 2014
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06 June 2014

January and February 2014 has been an exciting couple of months in the online gambling industry, particularly in the field of online casinos. Plenty of new games have arrived, just as many new ones have been announced or previewed and plenty of other things have been happening.

The seventh annual International Gaming Awards (IGA) took place towards the beginning of February and also at around the same time, the ICE Totally Gaming 2014 event took place in London’s ExCel centre from February 4th – 6th. All of the big names were in attendance here such as Sheriff Gaming, Playtech, Microgaming and NetEntertainment and they all got to show off their latest innovations.

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Mr Green Receives Casino Operator of the Year Award
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04 June 2014

The seventh annual International Gaming Awards took place towards the beginning of February 2014. This event has been running now since 2008 and it attracts the biggest names from the online and land based gaming industry. For the second year in a row, Mr Green (which is a popular online casino) won the Online Casino Operator of the Year award.

This award was sponsored by Playtech, which has won plenty of awards itself over the years for its innovative products. Lets’ find out who else won an award at this year’s event. The Casino/Integrated Resort of the Year award, sponsored by Empire, went to Crowne Melbourne and the Casino Operator of the Year Americas award went to Wynn Resorts. The Casino Operator of the Year Asia/Australia award went to Galaxy Entertainment.

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The Best Way to avoid being Scammed when Gambling Online
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09 May 2014

This page will take a look at some of the most effective ways which can help players avoid being scammed out of their hard-earned cash when visiting an online casino or other similar gambling portal such as an online bingo site, online poker site, online sportsbook or online lottery site.

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What were the Best Online Casino Games released in 2013?
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12 April 2014

This page will offer a brief overview of some of the most impressive online casino games that really made an impact in 2013. These brand new titles were developed by the best online casino software providers in the online gambling industry and some of these new titles included The True Sheriff, Spartania, Spiderman: Attack of the Green Goblin, South Park, Bruce Lee – Dragon’s Tale, Who Spun It and The Dark Knight Rises.

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Is It All Over For Download Casinos?
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18 January 2014

When I first entered the, for want of a better word, arena of online casinos, two things struck me about the options that were available to me. Keep in mind this was back in 1999 or 2000.

The first was the no-download, instant play casinos all looked terrible, had appallingly laggy games that were developed in Java and frequently timed out before the reels had even stopped spinning. And, oh yes, the online gambling forums ALL – without exception – warned against playing instant play slots. The reason: they were too easy for the online casinos of the day to manipulate and change to the detriment of the player.

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Online Casinos and Sports Betting Sites - How Much Can You Really Make?
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18 December 2013

Make no mistake, online gambling is now more accessible than ever, and with mobile phones constantly connected to the internet, you can now place a bet wherever you are. Though how much money can you really make when it comes to online casinos and sports betting sites? For many, it sounds just like a scam, though there are a few big winners who'd like to tell you otherwise.

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Play Online Bingo on the Move
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04 December 2013

Online Bingo has been one of the biggest growth areas within the online gaming industry over the last decade. Having started life as early as 1996, this popular pastime is now a real big money business with hundreds of different operators looking to secure and retain the millions of players that take part around the globe.

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Can We Make Money By Playing Online Games
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24 October 2013

The facility of internet has helped in making everything online and games are no exception to it. The technology and internet has made it possible that you can play any type of games from the comfort of your home. And to add more fun and thrill to the gaming, you can even earn handsome amount of cash by playing some games.

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Online Casinos for US Players
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07 October 2013

Online Casinos for US players are generally powered either by Realtime Gaming, Rival Gaming or in some cases, by TopGame software. The reason that so few US online casinos exist is because of the harsh online gambling laws that currently exist in the US.

Normally when you visit an online casino or when you read a review of an online casino, you should clearly be able to see some kind of information telling you whether or not US players are welcome at that casino. If you are a US player and you are unsure as to whether or not you can sign up to a casino that you have had your eye on, the best thing to do would be to contact the customer support.

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eCOGRA Continues to Expand
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02 October 2013

eCOGRA (e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) is an iGaming certification and standards body which originally formed in 2003. Since its inception, it has helped to improve player safety and standard operational practices within the online gambling industry due to its consistent monitoring and reviewing of more than 200 gambling operators and software providers.

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Useful Tips for Getting Started at an Online Casino
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23 September 2013

Getting started at ANY online casino today is a relatively straightforward process. Before you can start gambling in the real cash mode though, you will need to register your details and open an account with the casino. As soon as your account has been activated the next step is to make a deposit. When you have funded your account, only then can you can start playing for real cash prizes.

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Mobile Online Casino Gambling in the UK
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01 August 2013

In the UK today, the fastest growing form of online gambling is in fact mobile gambling. Mobile casinos are becoming extremely popular with UK players and this particular form of gambling has also become just as popular around the world in countries such as Canada, Australia and in various different European countries.

Mobile casino software has been optimised for devices such as the iPod, iPad and iPhone, but it is also now compatible with most Android devices and various other state of the art Smartphones. Players can also now access mobile casinos form various different Symbian devices, Blackberry’s and Tablets.

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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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Remarkable Casino Payout Percentage Reports
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15 July 2013

This article refers back to just before Christmas 2012 when three fully licensed online casinos all recorded having payout reports which exceeded 100%. Cinema Casino, 777 Dragon Casino and Casino Mate are all owned by a trusted online casino group called Vegas Partner Lounge.

This is a responsible operator which owns several other trusted brands such as River Nile Casino, Casino UK, Crazy Vegas Online Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, Maple Casino and Sun Vegas Casino. Although it isn’t unheard of for an online casino to record having an average return-to-player payout report in excess of 100%, it is relatively uncommon, so having three individual casinos with 100%+ payout reports is great news for players.

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What Kind of Online Gambler are you?
casino blog
03 July 2013

Poker Player
Your straight faced saloon-slinger goes straight to the poker room to look for their last card on the river. People with a bad poker face can still manage with online rooms and it’s so easy to find a new room if you don’t like who you’re playing with.

Lottery Player
You fell out with your work syndicate and can’t be bothered to stop off and get a ticket on the way home so you found the easiest way was online. The thing to be cautious of here is that, when you can’t see the money you spend, it’s easier to get rid of it. The temptation is there to buy five tickets instead of one, and that might not be the best option for your pocket… unless you win, of course.

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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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Important Considerations When Selecting the Right Online Casino
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15 May 2013

Owing to the increasing popularity of online gambling, customers today have a wide variety of casinos to choose from. Unfortunately, not all these casinos promise safe, fair, and secure gambling as they are meant to scam unsuspecting consumers. When you gamble with real money, you often have to divulge personal information, credit card numbers, and other sensitive bank details that can be misused in the wrong hands. This is precisely why you should take your time, weigh your options, and choose the right online casino for real money gaming.

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Gambling: The Most Profiting Online Business
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20 March 2013

On the 18th day of the month of August in the year 1995, Internet Casinos Inc. became the first internet casino, offering 18 games. Today the online gambling industry boasts of 1400 odd websites and a turnover of 3 billion dollars per year. It is even more interesting to note that no other online business yields such high revenue than online gambling. Of the entire fraternity of online gamblers, 30% are based in Asia.

The Procedure of Online gambling and Sports Betting

Placing an online bet is a matter of just a few minutes. If one has a credit card to his name, he can get registered with an online gambling website and open an account for himself. Through this account, he can place bets of major sport events like cricket, Wimbledon, Formula One, horse racing etc. One can also opt for virtual casino games like poker, roulette, poker, blackjack etc. A bet can range from a few nickels to several thousands of dollars.

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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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The best way to play and enjoy live online casinos
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24 October 2012

If you are looking to get the most out of online gambling today, one of the things you should really check out at some point is a Live Dealer Casino. They have only been around for the past five or so years, since 2006, but they have become increasingly more popular over the past couple of years.

These secure portals can be enjoyed 24/7 on your own, or better still, perhaps with a few friends over the weekend and with a few cheeky drinks. Just try not to consume too much alcohol or spend too much cash. You can only access a Live Dealer Casino after you have registered an account at the main casino.

Most of today’s sites that have a Live Dealer Casino will require you to initially download a program from the internet, which should take just a couple of minutes. You will then have to make a minimum deposit (or more) before the games can begin, because there’s no such thing as a free play mode or practice mode at any of today’s Live Dealer Casinos. They only accept hard currency.

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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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Online casino and gambling domains as great assets
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20 August 2012

The online casino market in Italy appears to be booming, even in the current unstable economic climate that we are living in and it seems as though owning your very own gambling domain could fetch you a nice price tag. Many online casino and gambling domains have recently proven to be extremely profitable for many people.

Intelligent owners of these domains are aware of the potential that one of these gambling sites can generate in terms of revenue. People are snapping up these domains at quite a staggering rate.

According to Marketwatch, over the past twelve months there have been several Italian gambling domains that have sold for extraordinary prices.

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Who's filling the USA gap?
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18 August 2012

Many of the companies that offered gambling services to US players were either shut down for business or they had to relocate and operate from a new offshore location. This left US players with very few portals to choose from, especially when compared to the selection that UK, Canadian, European and South African players have available to them.

The main secure portals for US players that keep popping up over and over again when you perform online searches include websites such as All Star Slots, Club USA (Club World), BetOnline, Win Palace Casino, Grand Parker Casino and of course Bovada (formerly Bodog but recently rebranded). Bovada remains the most popular out of all of these.

As of December 2011, online gamblers from the US could no longer place real cash wagers at bodog, which is why the company rebranded to Bovada.

Most US players will now be familiar with the Bovada brand. This secure gambling portal is accessible for US players. It is owned by the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group and in addition to using Realtime Gaming software it has also incorporated its very own proprietary software and Digital Gaming Solutions (DGS) software into its platform. Bovada has a modern and stylish feel and the smooth interface is extremely user-friendly.

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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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The social predicament of online betting
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03 August 2012

Over the past few years and with the advent of online gambling, it seems as though gambling in general is becoming frighteningly and increasingly more socially acceptable. Young and old can now place a bet at the click of the button, whether they are at home or even now on-the-go via the use of a mobile device. It isn’t the view anymore that gambling is a ‘mug’s game’ or that gambling is purely for degenerates.

Everyone is getting in on the action. With all this gambling on the TV and on the internet, we are without a doubt breeding a new generation of hardcore gamblers across the nation. For some people, gambling is something to be done at certain times of the year when famous events take place such as the Grand National horse race or the footballing FA Cup Final. But for others, the freedom to gamble online has really opened up a can of worms.

Unfortunately for many, gambling is starting to take hold of people’s lives and although (as mentioned) we know that is has become a more socially acceptable ‘pastime’, gambling is still the destroyer of worlds.

Just like any other addiction, whether it’s of the drug or alcohol kind, gambling can turn into a major problem if you are not careful. Sure, there are independent entities and some government-funded organisations that can help gambling addicts, but only a very small minority of the population that even recognise they have a problem will actively seek help.

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Live Casinos Have Staying Power
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01 August 2012

Live Casinos are one of the most exciting additions to the online gambling industry in recent times. For many, travelling to a real life bricks and mortar casino is often out of the question. The next best thing is a Live Casino, which can be accessed from your computer and so for many players, this is the ideal substitute.

The reason why so many people are enjoying these Live Dealer Casinos is because you can get the taste of a real casino environment but from the comfort of your own home. A few major software companies now have their very own Live Dealer Casinos and the only way that you can access one is by signing up to the casino via their main website and then downloading the secure software. No games are available in the free play demo mode at any of today’s Live Dealer online casinos.

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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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When is it Best to Play on an Online Progressive Jackpot Game?
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16 June 2012

A progressive jackpot game has an accumulating prize pool that is usually spread over a vast network of online gambling portals. In the past few years, more and more progressive jackpot games have become available for players.

Each software provider has its own progressive jackpot network, with each company offering between 5 and 20 progressive jackpot games. It isn’t the software provider or the casino that contributes towards the jackpot, it’s the actual players. A small percentage of each stake spent on a progressive jackpot game is added to the total prize pool. This is why we hear of so many progressive jackpots that reach into the millions.

This is also why there are certain times when players are better off playing on a progressive jackpot game. A progressive jackpot will usually have a seed amount (a starting amount) which is often been added by the casino, but from then on, the prize will continue to climb as more players vie for that same jackpot. The advice for players is to wait until the prize has reached a decent amount, otherwise if you win, you may not be so impressed with the jackpot.

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What has happened since Black Friday - America's Darkest Day for Online Poker?
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13 June 2012

More than 12 months have passed since online poker’s darkest day occurred in America. This section takes a brief look at what has happened since congress decided to make gambling online illegal and reveals what has actually happened since April of 2011.

Three of the founders of the world’s leading online poker sites such as Full Tilt poker were indicted by the US Department of Justice (D.O.J) and the F.B.I froze billions of dollars’ worth of player’s money. This happened overnight and left most players and operators in a state of shock. It was no longer legal for players to play in the real cash mode, or for these operators to process transactions with online payment companies or other banking institutions.

The online gambling companies were officially charged with serious offences. These offences included money laundering, illegal gambling and even bank fraud. This new act was called the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and meant that players basically had no legal US based gambling portals to play at anymore and many other major offshore operators also pulled out of the US market altogether.

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Which Licensing Jurisdictions impose the toughest regulations on their Licensees?
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11 June 2012

There are various different licensing jurisdictions around the world that regulate the online gambling industry, with some jurisdictions being tougher on their licensees than others and some are well-known to have higher standards than others.

This section explores the main licensing jurisdictions from around the world and reveals where the best online gambling portals are actually licensed from. Also, players should know that where these online casinos are actually licensed doesn’t always mean that this is where they operate from.

At the lower end of the scale of licensing jurisdictions (that don’t tend to impose strict regulations) are jurisdictions such as Panama, Costa Rica, Anjouan/Comoros and Belize. It is more likely that a rogue online casino would operate from one of these Central American online gambling licensing jurisdictions. It appears as though they hand out licenses to any old operator, providing they can afford one (and possibly a bribe as well) with little or no background checks on the casino operator.

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Can I Continue Playing in my Favourite Online Casino when I Travel Abroad?
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08 June 2012

Online gambling laws vary a great deal from one country to the next, so the best advice to give would be to perform some research yourself into whether you are allowed to legally gamble or not online in the country that you intend to visit.

For those of you who are just going away on a break for two weeks or so and if you feel as though this is too long to go without playing in your favourite online casino you’ll be pleased to know that you should be able to log in to your favourite online casino from most destinations and you will probably still be able to place a bet, especially if you are using a computer in for example your hotel’s internet café.

You may notice a few precautionary measures trying to stop you, but allowing pop-ups for example will let you continue playing online poker or online roulette in the online casino you are already registered with. Some countries are very strict on not permitting online gambling in any form, but most of the time these countries have very few authoritative organisations that actually clamp down on the owners/operators of gambling portals, or the individuals themselves who play at these sites.

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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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What are the best ways to manage your own bankroll for online gambling
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02 May 2012

There are various different ways of being able to manage you bankroll more carefully when gambling online. The most important thing to do is make sure that you are not betting more than you can afford. If you are spending more than you can afford on a regular basis, perhaps you should start trying to seek professional help before a serious gambling problem develops and spirals out of control.

If you have just made a deposit, don’t spend it all in one go. Try to spread it out as much as you can and don’t waste money on ridiculous bets with odds for example of 100/1 (100:1, +1000). This is one fast way of losing your money if you continue placing bets with odds that offer very little chance of winning.

If you have made a deposit of say $/€/£50.00, try to spend as little as one fifth of this bankroll. This rule can be used whether you are playing online poker or bingo, placing some sports bets or playing on your favourite game in an online casino. Never put all of your money into one game, which is what many gamblers tend to do. Like the saying goes, “Never put all of your eggs into one basket.”

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Which USA companies are poised to take advantage when online gambling gets regulated in the States
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17 February 2012

When online gambling becomes fully regulated in the US, there will be a variety of companies that will seek to take advantage of this lucrative industry. These businesses will be comprised of both small and large organisations, as well as the longstanding companies that have been in the industry for years and those that will launch in the wake of online gambling becoming fully legal.

The regulation of online gambling in the US will see a rise in new companies who will be looking to claim their stake in the estimated $4 billion that is spent by US players on a yearly basis.  It will be like a modern day gold rush and as usual, it will inevitably be the player that gets exploited.

New Jersey (which is already a major gambling state), along with Iowa, Illinois, New York and California are all now rushing to propel themselves into that elite group of states that hope to be recognised as the leaders in online gambling.  

It appears as though Washington and Nevada will be the first to start online gambling and to begin with, poker will be the main form of gambling in these states.

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Whatever happened to David Carruthers CEO of BETonSPORTS plc
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16 February 2012

For those of you who know of David Carruthers, you should be aware that he was the former CEO of BetOnSports plc who in 2006 was held by US authorities in Texas as he was flying from London to Costa Rica.

This was part of a clamp down by US law who were tackling major offshore organisations that had been offering illegal online gambling activities and services to players within the US.

He was therefore charged for violating US federal laws that directly related to illegal gambling in the US. The indictment of BetOnSports reported that there had been a minimum of nine violations of the law. Carruthers was put under house arrest and the bail bond was placed at $1,000,000. Carruthers actual charge was violating the US Wire Act of 1961.

Three years later in April of 2009, David Carruthers then went on to plead guilty to charges relating to racketeering. He also agreed to assist the authorities during the federal investigation of the founder of BetOnSports, Gary Kaplan.

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Legal update of regulation in Online Gambling in Denmark
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01 February 2012

Denmark has become the latest European nation to open up to online gambling. They have joined an ever growing collection of EU countries to pass legislation, which allows them to regulate online gambling.

So far, there have been 38 leading operators that have managed to gain a total of 55 Danish Online Gaming licenses including bwin.party, PKR, 888, UniBet, PokerStars, Betfair, Betsson, Cryptologic, Red Club Poker and Danske Spil. Denmark has followed in the footsteps of countries such as Spain and France who have realised the potential revenue there is to be made from this multibillion dollar industry.

More than half (20) of the companies that acquired an online gambling license from Denmark are in fact Malta-based operators. This new legislation was given the green light by both the European Commission and the Danish Parliament.

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Profiting from the profiteers - How the US Government are planning to tax online gambling when it regulates
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30 January 2012

Back in the summer of 2011, the Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act (H.R.2230), which is a federal bill, was introduced and referred to the Committee by Rep. Jim McDermott.

If it the bill gets passed (which is currently still in the early stages of the legislative process), it will not receive a warm welcome because of the steep taxation that will affect both the operator and the player. Most bills do not make it past the committee stage but if it does, it appears as though players will certainly not be able to gain from it. In fact, quite the opposite will happen.

This bill will modify the 1986 Internal Revenue Code and is solely aimed at taxing and regulating Internet Gambling.

Operators of online gambling portals will still have to apply for a separate gaming license for the particular US state that they seek to operate their business from. The legislation will mean that operators are obliged to collect tax details and data from their registered users and details of all of their cash wagers. This information that they collect will then have to be relayed to auditors.

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The real reason why online gambling was banned
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28 January 2012

Gambling online is the same as gambling in real life, but for many organisations the worrying thing is that the internet now meant that anyone could have a flutter at any time of the day. This could breed a new generation of addicts and possibly lead people towards the dark side of gambling, which can result in the destruction of families. But don’t be mistaken, this is not why gambling was banned.

People can argue their case why online gambling was banned in the first place and most of these reasons (whether social or political) will hold a valid point. The bottom line is that the reason gambling was banned in the first place was NOT due to social or ethical reasons as much as we would like to believe.

We mustn’t forget that this is a multi-billion dollar industry and whatever laws the governments may put into place to try and halt gambling activity, operators and individuals will always find a way around them. The bottom line is that there is no stopping gambling in any way shape or form, but it can be regulated.

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Which US States will move first to allow online gambling in 2012
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25 January 2012

There have been many states that have been pushing and lobbying for legal online gambling for years now. It’s not a case of just one or two states that are keen to legalise the industry and assist in making the industry fully regulated. There are numerous states that are showing an active interest and are now pushing for change.

It is common knowledge that the US state which is furthest ahead in approving and permitting requested applications for online poker licenses is Nevada, and the institution to approve such gambling portals and hand out licenses to these websites is the Nevada Gaming Commission.

The District of Columbia will also be one of the first most likely to allow online gambling in 2012. There are already predictions from certain expert analysts that US players will soon be able to legally log in to their favourite online casino and start wagering with real money, as early as this year.

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A laymans explanation of the Wire Act of 1961 and how it is affecting online gambling today
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23 January 2012

The Wire Act of 1961 is basically a Federal Law that was implemented to prevent organisations and persons in the United States from taking part in any form of gambling which involves wire communications.

This meant that people couldn’t accept or place real money bets or wagers for any sporting events or other similar betting contests through transmissions by wire communications and if people were caught doing this, they could be prosecuted and could face a fine with a maximum of two years behind bars.

Fast forward almost 40 years to the mid/late 90’s, to the age of the internet and all of a sudden there was a boom in websites which started taking online wagers at venues such as online casinos, sports betting sites, bingo sites and poker sites.

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Will online gambling take off on the ipad?
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20 January 2012

If we look at how popular online gambling is from a mobile device, we can safely assume that gambling on an iPad is really going to take off, in a big way. The UK currently has the largest number of online gamblers who access their accounts from a smartphone or similar device and we know that there are a great deal of iPad users out there so we can safely say that putting these two together, the iPad gambling phenomenon will soon take off.

There are now various apps available that allow players to place a bet with their favourite sports betting site or online casino and players are literally lapping these apps up. The iPad is certainly taking online gambling to the next level, giving players more chance than ever to experience an online gambling experience on the move without ever having to turn the computer or laptop on and at the same time these players are privileged with outstanding, innovative technology.

The visually stunning graphics and pristine clarity, together with the fact the games can be played in the landscape mode or they can flip the device around and view the screen in portrait mode offers players a unique e-gaming experience. There are numerous sports betting sites that have developed some wonderful apps making it easier than ever for players to place a wager.

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What does 2012 have in store for online gambling in the USA?
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15 January 2012

To say that online gambling in the US will be totally legal in 2012 would be a very optimistic statement. However, progress is being made, albeit slow progress and until the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIEGA) is abolished, the wider community of online gamblers in the US will have to continue looking to find other ways of legally being able to place a wager at an online casino.

There have been a lot of stories circulating that American players are closer to being able to play online but the truth of the matter is that there is still a great deal that needs to go through the courts and there are still many more decisions that need to be made by Congress.

Before there is a possibility of widespread legal online gambling in the US, individual state laws will need to be modified and updated. Nevada will more than likely be the first state to allow all forms of online gambling, but again, this isn’t going to happen overnight.

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Top 5 Online Casino Bonus Terms & Conditions to Look Out For
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16 November 2011

When you enter any promotional offer at any online gambling site, whether it is a poker site, sports book or online casino, players should read the small print so they are clear about how special offer actually works.

Number one:

Everything is clearly explained in the Terms and Conditions (T’s & C’s) regarding all promotions. A player should thoroughly read through these and if they are unsure about any of the information, they should contact the customer support. Failing to fully understand the T’s & C’s could result in disappointment. If the support are either less than willing to help you or don’t explain things clearly, you should try your luck elsewhere and leave this casino alone.

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Slot Machine Guide
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30 March 2010

Online slot machines have become increasingly popular in recent years and with the amount of online slots available on the internet constantly rising it can sometimes be hard to know which games are worth playing.

In principle online slot machines are no different to those that are found in traditional casinos around the world. The set up of online slot machines varies from game to game between 3, 5 and 7 reel displays.

Some people can be sceptical of online gambling due to its completely computerised nature, the world of online casinos has grown to such a level that it is so highly competitive and watched that any underhand trickery simply does not exist.

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The Best Online Casino Bonuses
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24 March 2010

With the world of online gambling becoming increasingly popular, the fight between the online casinos to win new gamers grows. In their bids to win new clients online casinos have introduced online casino bonuses whereby the gamer gets a bonus paid to their online gaming account for registering and placing bets with them. On some occasions online casinos also offer bonuses progressively for being a consistent player.

In recent years there has been allot of hype about online casino bonuses mainly coming directly from the online casinos themselves. As introducing online bonuses was a marketing ploy implemented by the online casino industry it can be difficult to distinguish between bonuses that really benefit you and those that are almost unobtainable. Casino Man has come up with a unique tool to differentiate between the two.

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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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Gambling Online Law
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21 October 2009

Trying to regulate and control online gambling is extremely difficult given the nature of the industry and the huge availability of casinos and online slots around the internet. Any laws need to be agreed internationally to have an effect on the online gambling industry as countries from all over the world will be affected and obviously these websites on the internet are available worldwide.

No agreements exist at the moment which means that online gambling is still open and available for any users, and due to disagreements between countries at the moment it is likely to be a while before any legislations are put into effect or agreed.

A lot of the interest in online gambling comes from Monaco, Antigua and Belize whose governments are keen to keep online casinos running although the United States is constantly arguing otherwise. The US believe that online gambling is illegal and restrictions should be made to stop it but they are unable to push this belief without destroying their relationships with other countries.

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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?
casino blog
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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Find the online casino payment methods you can trust
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27 August 2009

We have listed all of the most popular payment methods accepted by online casino’s and reviewed them for you to view. The casino payment types you’ll find on our website are all accepted by the top 3 online casino’s and are the most secure payment methods for you to use.

We have reviewed each of these payment methods and listed all of their most important details so that you are able to read through and find the payment type that most suits your needs. Each of payment type reviews gives you information on the company who have built the software and the services they provide. There are several different casino payment types giving you different options, for example rather than paying by credit card you are able to have the charges you accumulate added to your phone bill with 900 Pay.

Online gambling can be quite risky but CasinoMan ensures that you are taken care of and offers you all of the information you need for secure gambling. All of the payment types listed in our payment type guide are completely secure and legitimate with top security measures to ensure that your data is safe.

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Several Marvellous Reasons to use CasinoMan
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13 August 2009

Several Marvellous Reasons to use CasinoMan

When you're looking to spend a bit of cash on some online casino's you want to know where to find the best online casino's where you can spend your money wisely. You want websites that are easy to use, that give you your first bet for free or bonuses throughout your play. Where can you find these websites? Where can you find the best online casinos that enable you to gamble away instantly on a game you love? CasinoMan.net

We have the largest amount of gambling information that you can find anywhere on the internet. We know everything there is to know when it comes to online gambling, that's why we know that we have the one stop shop website where you find everything you need before you play.

We have casino experts roaming the internet daily to find new games and writing independent reviews on all the games they find so all you have to do is come to our website to read reviews of these online casino's, slot machines and poker rooms. We have lists of the favourite games, the new games that have yet to be found as well as a list of casino's that give the best bonuses/ payouts. You can find online slot machines, slot tournaments, casino's, poker rooms and top casino hotels so we're offering information on a range of different gambling games. All games are categorised into relevant sections so it's simple for you to find exactly what you're after.

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