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What You should Know about Licensing for Online Bingo Games – and How You are Protected

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It’s always a bit risky when you play online bingo games – or at least, so it seems. It’s easy to see why so many people would be concerned with it, after all: some sites ask for credit card or debit card details, and once you’re allowed to play, there doesn’t seem to be any way of checking whether the ‘balls’ that are drawn (the numbers that are generated) are really random, or whether the computer programmers have somehow rigged the game so the house constantly wins, giving you only a small (and unfair) chance of taking the prizes. However, the game is tightly regulated and even when playing online, the reputable sites are closely monitored. Here’s what you should know about licensing for online bingo games – and how you are protected.

Why sites need a license

Without a license (issued by an agency that is authorised by a government office, the UK Gaming Commission), you’re never sure who or what kind of platform you’re dealing with. Only if the site has a license are you sure they are properly supervised to ensure everything is legitimate and that you are protected.

How you are protected

The licensing agencies have many demands, all of them to protect the customers and to ensure that the gaming is conducted in a fair and honest way. Here are some of the ways in which licensing agencies ensure all is legal:

Age verification – everyone who engages in gaming must be at least 18 years old. This is to protect minors.

Claiming your winnings – As a player or gamer, you want to be sure you can claim your winnings and that you receive what is rightfully yours.

The random numbers – The drawing of the balls happens electronically. With computer programmes, this happens with a random number generator. Licenses ensure the numbers drawn are truly random and not tampered

with. Secure information – You credit card information, as well as personal data, is safe and stored confidentially.
The company is legitimate – The website is legitimate, registered and pays taxes.

True, there might have been a time when the Internet offered sites and playing platforms that were less than honest – suspicious at the least, but those days are gone. Internet sites that offer gaming need to be licensed; those that aren’t are quickly removed. Always check the site to see whether or not they are licensed, that’s the only way you can be sure that someone is watching and making sure the game and the proceeds of the game are all legitimately dealt with and fair to everyone. If they have a UK license, then all you have to do is play your preferred bingo game and enjoy the process and your winnings.

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Why not play a game of bingo?

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

Plenty of games that were once played in halls and betting houses, have indeed taken over on the internet and also become one of the major gaming sensations among adults.

Like most of the online casinos today, online bingo too has gained it’s impetus and has managed to gain extreme popularity in the United Kingdom and other countries across the globe. Be it land-based bingo or it’s online counterparts, the enthusiasm with which the players play has remained unchanged.

The game was initially stereotyped saying that it’s played mostly by old women. Today young people of both the sexes indulge in the game and they really have a good time playing it. All they need to is buy tickets and watched their number getting auto-dabbed, while the numbers are called out!

In the past decade a number of online bingo sites have emerged which guarantees fun and entertainment for players. It’s not only a game of gambling, but also has a great opportunity for like-minded people to socialise. The combination of money and amusement makes the game so delightful.

If you are yet to try the game, you must do it now. Among the best bingo websites, there is Bingo Diamond with great incentives to look forward to. The site is themed in purple and orange colors and has some great bingo jackpots and progressive jackpots on offer.

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New Jersy is a Pioneer in Online Gambling

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There are many opinions about online gambling in the US, as some believe it should be legal once more, while others tend to leave gambling to the more traditional brick and mortar casinos. However one state has take a stance when it comes to legalize gambling for online players and that is New Jersey. (Vegas is also legal, but that's a given..).

The state of New Jersey has approved online gambling to its residents as it realized its massive potential, collecting more taxes from people who will go and gamble anyways.. so why not making it legal ? Apparently there are a lot of online poker players in new jersey , who like to go to Atlantic City, but the availability of online games, tournaments and events has elevated that interest, and as oppose to other states who are more conservative, New Jersey players enjoy great game, without the fears of breaking the law.

As it was with legalizing Marijuana process, that correction of the law will take some time, but New Jersey is one of the pioneer in doing do, same as Colorado was the first to allow people who chooses too, to smoke in the comfort of their homes, without being harassed. that same logic, exist in the gaming sector, where soon enough, lawmaker will realize there is no much sense of banning games that people love, while collecting the taxes, making it legal, helping those who need help, and blocking black markets and crime be committed without supervision.

As long as people like gambling, they will continue to play so, online and inside the casinos, but since you can't go to Las Vegas every other week, they will turn to online play. That will be resulted in few things: First, they are now breaking the law. Second, they will most likely play in an off shore site, pushing all the revenues (and potential taxes revenues) to outsiders. In addition, in an an unsupervised market, many people who will have problems, will have hard time go and seek help, as they essential do something illegal. The state of new Jersey, has avoided all of that, by simply legalizing online playing withing the state limit.

The desire of the people is to have freedom in doing what they want, as long as they are not hearing other citizens. By legalizing gambling all over the U.S, and not only in New Jersey, the federal government will do the citizens, and it self, a great service, by taking a lucrative industry, regulate it, gain the taxes off of it, and help people who will need help in an orderly fashion. That is their obligations to its citizens, and that will surly be in the near future, same is with the greet state of New Jersey.

The future is with technology and online is where everybody is. There could be some limitations, and regulations and laws and other elements that could be in place, to enable safe and secure playing, but having it completely banned create the exact opposite, and that makes no sense at all. The state of New Jersey is a pioneer, by realizing all of the above, and provide residents what the want, as long as its being done in a safe environment.

 

 

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How to Beat Your Friends at Bingo Online

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

Playing bingo is one of the UK’s most popular pastimes, with 90% if the world now playing and enjoying the game. And while it’s joked that bingo is just for your Nan, the average age of a bingo player is below 35, proving that it’s more popular with younger generations.

These days bingo isn’t just limited to your local bingo hall, but has also moved to online bingo, giving players a lot more freedom to play the game when it suits them. Online bingo can still be fun and social, and can even provide you with a bit of extra money along the way. It can be quite the competitive game, and when you can play against your friends online, how can you ensure that you beat them?

1.      Practice makes perfect

Like the majority of things, you’ll get better at bingo the more you practice. Many online bingo sites have free games available that you can use to build your knowledge of the game and take advantage of the bonuses on offer. By practising online bingo your knowledge of the game and take advantage of the bonuses on offer. By practising online bingo a few times before you start going for the huge jackpot offerings, you’ll have a better understanding of how the game works, and how you can use it to your advantage to beat your friends.

2.      Join in with the community

The great thing about online bingo is that you can join in with the community chat rooms and reach out to other players in the game. Joining in with the community that surrounds bingo sites can make bingo more fun, and can give you some hints and tips from more experienced players, who might even be able to point you in the direction of new games or bonuses that you might not have come across yet. Other players are friendly, and will be happy to help you out, especially if you’re new to the game.

3.      Set yourself a daily limit

While online bingo can be a lot of fun, it’s important to not let yourself get carried away with it. Likewise online bingo doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money, just work out what you can afford and then stick to it. Remember that this is a game of losses as well as wins, and the easiest way to keep track of any profits made is to know exactly how much you are willing to spend each day. Just because you were one number away from winning last time, doesn’t necessary mean you’re likely to win on the next game. You don’t want to let confusion and stress take the fun out of online bingo.

4.      Don’t play all your cards at once

Some online bingo sites give you the option to play as many cards as you want for a set amount, which can be tempting to play with ten or more. While there’s many websites that will tell you it’s a good idea to play bingo on multiple cards, and yes this might maximise your chances of winning more, but it could also get you confused and miss opportunities. It’s best to stick with 3-4 cards at any given time, then that way you’ll be able to keep track of the games you’re playing.

5.      Pick the right time to play

When it comes to playing online bingo, your timing could be everything. It’s likely that evenings and weekends are likely to be the more popular times, as naturally this is a time where more people are around. When more players are online the odds of winning go up dramatically. When playing online bingo players should try to vary their gameplay, going online at different times of day. And while there might not be one time of the day that gives players the best odds, the variation allows them to spread their chances.

If you want to increase your chances of winning and are serious about online bingo, find a site with less players participating in the early mornings or afternoons – a less crowded time slot means a higher likelihood of you reaping some financial reward.

6.      Don’t give in to bingo myths

There’s so many online bingo myths about how you can make more money on the game, and while it might be tempting to believe in them, a lot of them have no truth behind them. For example there’s the myth that if you play the same numbers then it will help you hit the mark. While there’s no guarantee if this strategy works or not, I can guarantee you’d be spending a lot of money before you’d find out.

7.      Have fun!

While this isn’t really a tip to help you win at online bingo, but one of the most important things you can do is to enjoy yourself! Bingo is meant to be first and foremost an entertaining, social game. Keep it as fun first, and beating your friends second and you’ll never lose.

It’s also worth remembering to gamble responsibly. Set yourself limits and don’t always try to go for that top jackpot prize. Keep your wins simple and small, that way you don’t end up with any financial problems from something that you were supposed to be having fun with. 

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Why Leave The House When You Can Play Online Casino?

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People have been enjoying casino games since decades but today it is played online. When you start browsing you will find many online gaming websites. Most of the websites offer a variety of games from which the players can select, depending on their taste and expertise. You can also get all the gambling fun you want through these sites then why leave the house when you can play online casino?

Today online casino is growing because most of the people opt to play from home. If you are skeptical and have not yet tried gambling games online then here are some reasons which will help you decide.

1. Online websites have some trial games for beginners. You can play these games without placing any kind of wager.

2. You can play games as convenient to you, either by downloading, or within the site enjoying the music and fun of live casinos.

3. When you play through a computer then certain crisis might occur like loss of power supply etc. Online gaming sites have a computerized system through which your data is saved and the game is protected.

4. You can play game at your own leisure. For example, if you are tired you can just stop the game at the point you want to and then sip a cup of coffee or do other chores and then resume when you wish to.

5. Distraction is also less in these online games. You can play from anywhere you want. It can be your friend’s house or your own bedroom.

6. Select game to your taste and mood. If you are bored of losing and want to taste the fun of winning then through online gaming sites select a game that is easy and has limited challenge.

7. If you wish to withdraw the winning amount from the live casinos then you need to present your identification proof. Some of the live casinos may also ask you to fill a form with lots of personal detail. When you play through online casinos then you are free from all these hassles. You can withdraw anytime you want.

8. You can also save money when you play online. Usually when we go to land based casinos we spend a lot of money on drinks and food. All that is saved when played online.

9. Other members of your family can join in and have fun of the game when played through online sites.

10. The online sites have guide with rules which will help you know the game better.

All of the game at All Slots Casino are powered by Microgaming, the industry leader in online casino gaming. That means you get all of the best action, all in the comfort of your home in Canada. Plus, you get outstanding promotions, tournaments, and special features just for playing.

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The art and science of playing Blackjack professionally

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Blackjack is a popular casino game that can learned in quick time but takes much longer to master.  Time, effort and discipline is required in order to develop strategies required to become a professional.  Here are some top tips on playing blackjack:

The first step in wanting to become a professional blackjack player is to understand all of the rules.  Don't just stick to the basics as many do, such as solely relying on hitting and sticking.  There is a lot more to the game.  Rules such as doubling down, splitting and taking insurance are all key parts if you want to be a professional.  Understanding all of the options available increase your chances of becoming a pro.

A professional blackjack player can make decisions without a second thought.  The more experience you get and the more you advance your skills, the better player you become.  There's nothing wrong in sticking to, and memorising a basic strategy.  It's a much safer system than relying on hunches or hope.

Card counting is a vital skill that all professional blackjack players understand and many use.  The practice of counting cards starts at home, often by shuffling a deck and then counting through the entire set.  You need to end on a 0 for balanced systems to know that you're on the right track.

Essentially, card counting turns the edge against the casino, which is why casinos often ban card counters if they can catch them.  It's not illegal, just frowned upon.  But if you want to make a living from blackjack or gambling in general then you're full away you're going to have to take some risks.  Just make sure there are a few casinos you can get to in case you get banned from a couple!

Betting systems also play a role in a professional blackjack player's success.  Systems such as the Martingale, where bets are doubled each time a hand is lost, is profitable to them in the long run.  The science of body language can also be used to one's success when playing blackjack, much like poker.

The size of one's bankroll is also very important.  This relates directly to what one can expect to earn.  Professional players will bet between 300-500 times the average bet in order to win enough to make a living from blackjack.  A working bankroll of $50,000 is where most start off with bets ranging from $50-100 per hand.  They will be looking to make at least $100,000 off this per year as a result.

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The Slots with the Worst House Edge

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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

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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.