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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
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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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
24 October 2012
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?
17 October 2012
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
20 August 2012
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?
18 August 2012
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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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
03 August 2012
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
01 August 2012
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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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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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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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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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?
06 June 2012
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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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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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
16 February 2012
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
01 February 2012
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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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
28 January 2012
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
25 January 2012
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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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?
20 January 2012
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?
15 January 2012
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
16 November 2011
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
30 March 2010
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
24 March 2010
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.
Popular Types of Online Gambling
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
21 October 2009
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
14 October 2009
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?
08 October 2009
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
Find the online casino payment methods you can trust
27 August 2009
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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13 August 2009
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