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Online Gaming: The Recession Effect
Online gaming is one of those industries you would think of as being recession-proof. After all, for over a decade gambling has been a multi-million dollar business. The one-day revenues from slots players alone can generate millions of dollars in earnings for Las Vegas casino operators. ...[continue]
What is Expected of the Player One of the biggest problems facing the online gambling business is abuse by players. At the annual industry meeting in Montreal there was just as much, if not more, discussion about this issue than the future legality of online gambling. This is a very legitimate concern because there are a ...[continue]
How To Play Baccarat Are you looking for a game with a low house edge and easy to play?
If so internet baccarat may be an ideal game for you. The house edge on the best bet is only 1.07% and playing is almost as simple as betting on the toss of a coin.
Procedure of Play
Baccarat is played in a snooty ...[continue]
Beating Blackjack Online The following tables show the blackjack rules offered by some major software providers. Some software providers allow their licensees to select their own rules. I know this to be true of Real Time Gaming, Unified Gaming, and GamblingSoftware.com. The rules below for Real Time Gaming used to be ...[continue]
Slot Machines And Lotteries Win Election The big winner of the November 2002 elections was legal gambling, particularly state lotteries and slot machines.
Arizona voters again shouted their approval of their state lottery, voting 73% - 27% to renew it for another ten years.
North Dakota and Tennessee finally gave in. The Peace ...[continue]
Online Casinos vs. Land-Based Casinos: Which is Better? No, this isn't the main event card at Caesar's Palace. It's the fight between Internet casinos and the traditional land-based alternative for the public's gambling dollar.
The question is: Which is better?
Both have unique and powerful advantages weighing in their favor. But while they are ...[continue]
Best Online Bets The following list indicates which software brand offers the best rules for the most popular games. Brands of software considered are Boss Media, Cryptologic, Microgaming, Real Time Gaming, Starnet, and Unified Gaming. The criteria for judging is the lowest house edge among all bets. For ...[continue]
Don't Forget Before You Bet What are the most common concerns people have regarding online casinos? Basically people need to understand the key differences between land-based, and online casinos.
First, the speed at which the games are played online are FAST. You can play about 25 to 30 hands of Blackjack in a ...[continue]
Playing Craps Online The first thing people need to remember when they're playing craps online is to stick to line bets (Pass, Don't Pass, Come, and Don't Come) and take the maximum allowed odds. That will cut down on the house edge as much as possible. All other bets carry much higher house edges, especially the ...[continue]
Gambling Wins Again At The Polls Now there are only two: On November 5, 2002, voters in Tennessee amended the State Constitution to create a state lottery, leaving Hawaii and Utah as the only states without some form of legal gambling.
Across the nation, the election showed voters are becoming more comfortable with legal ...[continue]
Is It Bingo, Or A Slot Machine? A new casino competitor is coming to America: the bingosino.
Bingo is already being played on video screens. These gaming devices are about to become virtually indistinguishable from video slots. They will be joined by other machines and fast-action table games, giving bingo halls, ...[continue]
Simple Steps For Safe Online Bets So you think you're ready to play at an online casino? If you've already done your homework then a little help from Lady Luck is all you'll need. However, if you've simply been swayed by dreams of gigantic jackpots and cascading coins, you'll want to take a moment to consider the following ...[continue]
Why Disney Will Not Take Bets From Vermont The Los Angeles Times broke the story at the end of May, 2001: The Walt Disney Co. is backing a pay-to-play online gaming venture.
Disney's partner, Skillgames, was supposed to officially launch its website, Skillgames.com, in 2001 "amid a multimillion-dollar promotional blitz." This ...[continue]
Casinos As Spies For The Federal Government The following Notice has not been approved by any government official. (In fact, some of them would probably be unhappy to see this warning published.)
WARNING TO ALL CASINO PATRONS:
If you win big, are a high roller, or do anything that a casino or the government regards as suspicious, ...[continue]
Dealing With Card-Counters Casinos are the only businesses which make money by beating their own customers
at games of chance. The operators of lotteries and parimutuel betting do not care who
wins or loses. With casinos, however, the house cares very much who wins. The casino
participates as a player covering the ...[continue]
California Legalizes Internet Gambling California Gov. Gray Davis recently authorized what may be the second largest expansion of legal gambling in the history of the United States. At the same time, he brought legal Internet gambling to a significant percentage of the country's population.
Of course, nothing can compare to Gov. ...[continue]
Federal v. State Governments Internet gambling is exposing inherent weaknesses in some of the world’s largest governments; conflicts that cannot ever be completely resolved.
In the old, old days (around 1996), it looked like the Great Divide was between the large countries in the Northern Hemisphere, and everyone else. ...[continue]
California Bill Would Have Brought Back Prohibition The California State Legislature almost voted to reinstate Prohibition.
The last time we had Prohibition, 1919 to 1930, it was prohibiting "intoxicating
liquors for beverage purposes." This time, California is going after gambling on the
The proposed California laws would ...[continue]
Nothing Is Certain Except Death And More Taxes State legislators are playing a kind of Russian Roulette with gaming taxes. Only the victims are casino workers, investors, owners and their patrons, who did not even know they were playing the game.
The rules of the tax game are simple: A state legislature first legalizes some form of ...[continue]