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The Gamification in iGaming

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The iGaming industry was first introduced in the early 1990s. The concept was accepted well, but the Internet and computers were limiting its progress. With the rapid advance of technology, the interest in iGaming around the world has increased. Today, millions of people from different parts of the world are involved in iGaming.

One of the reasons why this industry is so successful is the fact that the providers are constantly looking for ways to improve his experience. Of course, certain new regulations in different countries forced this industry to make changes, but these changes usually don’t affect user experience.

The latest trend in the world of iGaming is gamification. This is quite natural because this process is implemented in other areas too like social media for example. In their essence, video games are not different than gambling. Namely, the player is constantly motivated to keep playing in order to reach another level or get some non-financial reward. Well, the latter is the only difference because iGaming allows players to win money in case they are successful. Simply, the points you earn in video games are converted into money. Of course, in order to win money, you will have to invest some too.

Gamification in iGaming allows users to experience something different than ordinary gambling games. Even though the main goal of each player is to earn money, these games still have elements that make them unique even without the financial reward. They have special animations, music, sounds and lights and they also provide power-ups that make the gaming experience special. Another reason why many iGaming websites are using gamification is to attract different categories of people. When someone mentions gambling most people think about activity associated with luck. However, when it comes to playing games, many people associate this activity with experience and skills and this is the reason why so many people who have never gambled before are starting with games on gambling sites.

Of course, this process would not have been successful if some popular websites like Casino Heroes and Betser didn’t implement this activity and spiced it up. Casino Heroes is a specially designed online casino focused on gamification. The players get their avatar and a map they need to explore. Every player can make progress (and earn money) by playing some excellent games like blackjack, roulette, slots etc. But, the best part is the Balls or Brains concept introduced by both Casino Heroes and Betser. This concept revolves around players betting style. So, each player will get balls or brains based on the bet they’ve just made.

Balls and Brains is an interesting concept that should be analyzed carefully before you actually get involved. The good news is that the aforementioned websites provide tips and strategy which will help you get the most from your activity. Generally speaking, in order to be successful, you must learn how to select the right bet type and focus on a certain sport or a certain team. This is a unique opportunity to make a profit while having a lot of fun.

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Play Online Slot Games at Holiday Palace

Written by Super User. Posted in Players on TILT

Aside from loads of luck and positive vibes that you need when playing slot games, you also have to play it at the right venue like the Holiday Palace, Thailand’s most trusted online casino featuring tons of mobile phone and online slot games to pick from and play with any operating system, iOS or android. Below, discover the reasons to play mobile and online slot games in the web casino.

 

Mobile Phone Slot Gaming

Playing  golden slots would be more fun and easier if you’re able to access your top pick slot games from your phone, including iPhone or Samsung. In this web casino, you get all the chance and the time in the world to play slots anywhere you are and anytime you wish to, without any interruptions!  Choose from video slots, three-reel slots, progressives and fruit slots, among others, and have the chance to win in high stake games.

 

Online Slot Games

Playing slots on the web is one of the most convenient ways of gambling on the internet because it lets you play with your desktop or with your tablet, laptop, mobile phone or net book, provided you are connected on line. Without you having to spend on fuel, toll fees and food and drinks in the land-based casino in Cambodia, you can play all you want from your couch or on your bed.  And of course, you can always access your games while on the road, in the gym, in the restaurant or in the salon. Undoubtedly, playing casino on the web is one of the most hassle-free ways of playing slots today!

 

App Casino Games

Through your phone, laptop or desktop, you can also choose to download a casino online app for added convenience. Some partners, including the Royal1688 and Genting Club have their mobile apps ready for download and installation to let players have the chance to play online or mobile slot games anytime. If you wish to take the slot games anywhere you’re going, you now have the freedom to install any of these casino apps and enjoy non-stop gaming at the Holiday Palace.

 

Play Online & Mobile Slots

Easy and quick signup process waits for you when you select the web casino for your slot games. Just give their customer support a call and let them assist you in the process of registration, which you can complete within hours, depending on how fast you could make your initial deposit of 1000baht.

 

But then if you wish to test slots before betting with real money, you can play free slot games in the casino online. Again, give them a call for your username and password. After which, you will be able to play free slot games before betting with real casino money later once you’ve decided to become a member of the best Thailand casino.

 

Bonus slots are also for you when you play at the online venue, and these games can let you win big amount of money in high stake bonus games without using your bankroll. These games are fun and there are many of them to choose from and play slots with at the casino.

Plus, there are 3D mobile and online slot games at the Holiday Palace.  These come in high definition audio and video effects and cool animation and graphics to keep you visually entertained while trying your luck in themed, traditional or modern slots.

 

And then, there are also progressive slots that let you win whopping amounts of money that could reach up to thousands of dollars. By maximizing the coins to bet, you’ll gain an opportunity to win the highest possible jackpot in a particular game.

 

Simply, golden slots are more fun, convenient and satisfying when played at a reputable online casino. The next time you consider playing slots, don’t think twice but access them all in the mobile and online slot versions offered a good online casino.

 

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The Payouts in Online Casinos

Written by Super User. Posted in Players on TILT

The payout percentage in an online casino refers to the average return to a player. It is also commonly known as the RTPpercentage. Out of the payout rates in the casinos, the players get around 98% or even more with a very small house hold of 2% or sometimes even less than 2%. This is true for most casino games such as online baccarat, roulette, poker etc., and also for mobile casino games which can be found on countless sites.

The best part about playing casino games on the Internet is that the payout percentage is much higher than that provided in land based casinos. This is because; many land-based casinos in Las Vegas provide a payout percent of 80-90%, which is obviously lesser than that provided online.

The main reason behind land-based casinos providing less payout is that they have higher operational expenses and overhead costs, which is almost non-existent or minimal for casinos based on the Internet. There are many online casinos, which offer a payout as high as 98.4 or even more percentage. Some of these casinos include Club World, Rushmore Casino, All Slots, Cherry Red, Silver Oak and others.

Therefore, if you are looking to have a maximum payout while you Play texas holdem poker for instance, or any other casino games, then it is advisable that you play casino games on the Internet rather than playing in land-based casinos.

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What is Bingo? and Why is it so Popular ?

Written by Super User. Posted in Players on TILT

Bing is one of the most popular and radically different gambling games in the casino. In fact, online bingo is the only game where players don’t have to place bets.

There is a buzz that bingo is a game of the older generations however this is not so as bingo came to the fore much later than the other casino games.

It is a lottery type game, which earlier used to be played as means to raise money for the social event or to give money as donations. However, bingo has become extremely popular in this contemporary world and is being played on online casinos. In reality, the advent of the Internet and the online casinos has brought Bingo even closer to the hearts of the people who have never tried their hand in this exciting game. and with great bingo sites like Fabulous Bingo, who can blame them ?

Due to its simplicity and the all the fun that it provides to the players, bingo has become of the most largely played casino games in the entire world after poker and roulette. So, if you are wondering what bingo is all about, and you would like to play bingo online, then stop wondering and try your hand in a game of it as it is as simple as A, B, C to play a game of bingo.

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Are you a superstitious player?

Written by Super User. Posted in Crazy "All-In"s

Your alarm goes off and you snooze it exactly three times and force yourself out of bed on the fourth ring. Take nine steps to the shower and stay in there for exactly nine minutes. Everyone knows that the number three is one of the luckiest numbers so three times three has to be lucky, right? Nine steps back to the bedroom and you put on the lucky red socks, the old ones kept safe right at the bottom of the drawer. Go downstairs and take out the cracked cup, the one nobody else wants to use but you know the power it wields. Sit down at the computer at exactly nine o'clock and enrol to the poker tournament. It’s going to be your lucky day again. So why did you go through this unusual, obsessive, compulsive routine? Because that’s how you’re going to win the big prize.

Are these the kind of maddening thoughts that you find going through your mind before sitting down at the computer to play some games on your favourite casino online? Well, don’t worry because you are not alone. There are plenty of superstitious gamers out there who have elaborate rituals like this. Some people have routines that could make the one above sound like normal behaviour.

There are poker players who have to sit in a certain seat, or will play or not play certain hands because they deem them to be lucky or unlucky. Many poker players the world over consider two pairs of aces and eights to be unlucky and call it the dead man’s hand. This comes from a story about an old gambler in the Wild West who was shot dead while clutching this hand. Another famous poker player, Doyle Brunson, is well known for always playing a ten and a two as if they were a strong top pair. Even though his chances of winning with this hand are statistically slim, he won two major tournaments with it and believes it to be extremely lucky.

Superstitions get stronger as well when they appear to pay off. A gambler may do something in a specific way before winning a big pot and this serves to add support to the belief about the need to do the superstitious ritual. This is positive reinforcement, and it can make these behaviours very hard to break.

It is not necessarily a bad thing, though. Some studies have shown that believing in something to be lucky can actually create ‘luck’. Derren Brown did an experiment about luck where he planted the idea that there was a lucky dog statue in a town where the people believed themselves to be unlucky. After they became convinced that patting the dog’s head was lucky then their fortunes began to change. This was all down to an idea that helped them think in a more positive way. See a clip about this below. So to all you superstitious gamers out there, there’s no reason for you to give up your rituals, just try not to let them get too out of control!

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The Slots with the Worst House Edge

Written by Super User. Posted in Players on TILT

If you’ve ever tried a slot machine, you know that slots can’t be won by devising a strategy like in the case of other games like poker, or blackjack. Slots are games of luck and most people play them for their attractive jackpots. However, some players consider both the jackpot as well as the chances of returning their wager when they sit behind a slot machine. After all, if you’re not lucky enough to hit a jackpot, you at least want to win some of your money back, right?

Knowing Your House Edge

That’s where the house edge comes in. Basically, the house edge in slot machines is calculated with the help of the RTP (Return to Player Percentage), which most game makers freely share. The formula is pretty simple. You just subtract the Return to Player percentage from 100 and what you’ll end up is the house edge. Of course, the RTP does not apply to a single game but depends on your play time, i.e. the more you play the slot the more likely are your chances of reaching that exact RTP.

The reason why RTP is important is that it can help you find games that are more profitable, instead of just throwing your money away on slots with high house edges. It can even help you make some bucks by spending none, as it’s possible to play online for free.

Now, since a fair RTP is considered to be somewhere around 96%, you can easily find which slots have a bad house edge and avoid playing them. To save you the trouble, here are the slots with the worst house edge:

NetEnt’s Relic Raidders – 10%

Relic Raiders is a popular NetEnt game with a theme that is very similar to Tomb Raider. The slot is 5-reeled with 50 pay-lines, no progressive jackpot, and a hidden-tomb bonus feature where you’ll go relic hunting to win the Mystery Win Bonus. You can also win free spins and the 10,000 base jackpot. It’s definitely a fun game to play, with great visuals; in fact, the only thing that might put you off is the 10% house edge.

Microgaming’s Wow Pot – 10.37%

Wow Pot is a classic slot game with 3 reels and a single pay-line. The theme is “classic”, with traditional slot symbols, and it has a progressive jackpot (the WOW sign is the wild symbol), no bonus rounds, and a highest payout of 1000x. The graphics and visuals are exactly what you would expect from an older game, and that’s one of the reasons why many nostalgic players like it. However, the house edge is 10.37% - definitely not a fair percentage.

Rival’s Eggstravaganza – 10.51%

One of the more popular Rival’s games, Eggstravaganza is an Easter-themed classic slot game, with a single pay-line and 3 reels. There’s no progressive jackpot or bonus features, but this shouldn’t come as a surprise since the game is not very new. There are free spins, however, as well as a highest payout of 2,500x. The graphics are nicely done and make the slot pretty playable, but with a house edge of 10.51% you’ll be better off playing a different holiday-themed game.

Microgaming’s Major Millions – 10.63%

Major Millions is one of the most popular Microgaming slots that helped make the company what it is today. On the off-chance you haven’t played it, it’s a military-themed 5 reel, 15 pay-line game, with a progressive jackpot that can sometimes amass to a pretty large sum. However, even though the game still holds its charm, you can’t help but notice its outdated visuals. Take that and combine it with its large house edge of 10.63%, and you’ll end up with a game that doesn’t really attract.

Rival’s Ice Picks – 11.63%

As the name suggest, Ice Picks is an ice-themed game. The slot has 5 reels, 20 pay-lines, up to 25 free spins that can be won by the compass symbol, a 9000x jackpot and a bonus round that you can get into by landing 3 treasure maps. Ice Pick’s graphics and visually appealing background is what makes the game playable, however, it also has one of the worst house edges – 11.63%.

Microgaming’s Mega Moolah Isis – 12%

Mega Moolah Isis is the fourth slot having the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot. The theme is Egyptian, like many other popular slots, so be on the lookout for any related symbols. You get 5 reels and 25 pay-lines, and 4 progressive jackpots: Mini (10+ credits); Minor (100+ credits); Major (10,000+ credits); and Mega (1 mil+ credits); The game is nicely made and it mostly attracts slot players due to its randomly generated progressive jackpots, however, it is definitely to be avoided as it has a staggering 12% house edge.

Rival’s Win Mill – 14%

Win Mill, as the name suggests, is a windmill-themed slot game inspired by the Dutch countryside. It’s a 3-reel game with 5 pay-lines, and 2 bonuses – the first won by lucky-guessing which hand holds a gold coin, and the second by catching falling gold coins with your mouse - all in all not very easy to do. The graphics are nicely done, although they are somewhat confusing because you can easily get lost in the screen. However, no matter how tempting the slot may seem, you should keep away from it as it has the highest House Edge around – 14%.

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To Game Online or at Your Local Casino

Written by Super User. Posted in Crazy "All-In"s

With the advancement of online gaming, you can play every one of your favorite casino games in the comfort of your own home. The ability to play your favorite casino classics is now available right on your own computer screen. Depending on your preferences, online casinos and live casinos both offer their own unique benefits.

Each of these options typically have a wide variety of gaming options, from classic table games and a variety of slots to sports gambling and horse betting. If you are interested in having some fun and gaming with an online casino or at a local casino, then weigh the following benefits of each and decide which option suits your preferences best.

Benefits of Online Casinos

There are many reasons why online casinos may be the right option for you, beyond the ability to enjoy gaming while still in your pajamas. Many of the online casino companies such as M88, offer significant cash bonuses when creating an account and making a deposit, which is uncommon at land-based casinos. While playing online you can easily manage more than one game at a time, or bet on your favorite team or race horse while playing an electronic table game like Blackjack or Craps.

If you become frustrated or the winnings aren’t coming, you can easily click to quit or find a new game. Due to the high volume of people gaming through online casinos, the cumulative jackpot games can become quite large in comparison to live casinos with fluctuating business.While the noise and excitement of brick and mortar casinos can be enticing, it can also be distracting which can be detrimental to your focus and attention to the game at hand.Finally, one of the best perks of utilizing an online casino is that there are no personnel to tip when playing table games that are typically managed by professional casino employees.

Benefits of Live Local Casinos

If you don’t have a computer or high-speed internet, then online casinos are probably not be the right option for you. As an added benefit most local, land-based, casinos bring with them the glitz and glamour one might expect when choosing to visit. The atmosphere of live casinos can be fun and exciting, with the flashing lights, bells and whistles, and the unforgettable noise of casino chips in play. Local casinos often offer rewards programs for returning clientele, which can accumulate into free casino money or other promotional rewards.

With physical casinos there are also physical staff, who are well trained and offer convenient and courteous customer service that can exceed that of online technical assistance. If land-based casinos are operating then you can be sure of the legality of gaming in that location, whereas there may be laws against online casinos in your state and your deposit or winnings may be subject to being withheld. One other great perks of visiting a local casino is the potential to get a few free alcoholic beverages to sip while you are enjoying your favorite game in a pleasant atmosphere.

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AVOIDING THE SCAMS IN ONLINE GAMBLING

Written by Super User. Posted in Bad Beats

The internet is awash with potential criminality and security threats. No matter what happens online it can be a particularly unpredictable arena and when it comes to sharing sensitive data on the web, such as your personal information and credit card details for instance, you certainly need to have confidence and trust in the service you’re using. Industries like online gambling have had to battle against security issues and scam artists for years now so what is the best way to not get seduced by the dodgier casino sites that are unfortunately out there?

Online scammers and those phishing for your private information will often attempt to contact you via email with enticing proposals or free money, bonuses or other such deposit matching offers. These types of emails will include “faux” links to locations set up and branded to look and feel like the casino sites they’re promoting but the data you’re filling in to sign up or hand over your credit card details in order to make a deposit will be collected by online fraudsters. It’s better to discover which site or casino companies you’re most interested in signing up with first and then finding them on the internet. This way you can ensure you’re visiting their official sites and taking advantage of their current promotions.

You can always rely on secure gambling at Red Flush as well as many other well established and respected online casino sites. Sites with nothing to hide will be keen to ensure all their customers feel safe using their services and they are legally obliged to provide all the relevant details and information about their gambling licenses and any relevant governing body they belong to. Typically this information will be provided somewhere on the site in question but is usually detailed near the bottom of the home page. This information will include details about licenses and other regulations relating to a particular jurisdiction, and more often than not there will be a direct link to the sites license-related particulars. A site may also include a number of seals that will encourage player confidence, however make sure they are genuine and legitimately trusted seals relating to the gambling industry and jurisdictions in your area. Some quick online research will help you to better identity whether or not these apparent services are valid and trustworthy.