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The Pros and Cons of Online Casino Gambling There can be no debate that online gambling is a lot different than gambling in a physical casino. In some ways it is better and in some ways it is worse. Below are my pros and cons of online gambling, based on my personal experiences, compared to gambling in a "real" casino.
Las Vegas Casino Operators Oppose Online Gambling
Las Vegas casino magnates, Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, own and operate two gambling empires: the Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts. These enterprises include hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls, all of which are built around the primary business of gambling.
With the advent of ...[continue]
Facebook Casino Games: Online Gambling Goes Social
Facebook casino games are similar to the free games you'll find at most online casinos. Unless you are more than 18 years of age and you reside in the UK, you cannot play Facebook casino games for real money. Instead of playing for cash winnings, players living outside of the UK who like ...[continue]
The Basics of Playing There are two ways you can go in terms of actually gambling online, Flash and downloadable software. Flash offers almost immediately playing but downloadable software offers better sound and graphics. Personally I find downloadable software to be much more enjoyable and faster but I respect ...[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]
Introduction to Online Gambling If you have never gambled online you are probably bewildered by how to get started. Online gambling is still a very young industry and as such the test of time has yet to root out many of the less reputable online casinos.
The good and the bad are still fiercely elbowing each other for ...[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]
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]
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]
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]
Nevada Legalizes Internet Gambling - Maybe Many Nevada casinos have decided that Internet gaming is not just going to go
away. As with Indian gaming, they have abandoned years of wishful thinking, arguing
for prohibition, and have finally adopted the position that the industry should be
regulated. So, in June 2001 they persuaded ...[continue]
Nevada Finds Free Internet Gambling Is Still Gambling Nevada is the only state in the United States, and probably the only government in the world, to conclude that players are making wagers -- when they are not making wagers.
Everyone knows what gambling is. Judges and lawyers may use words such as prize, chance and consideration. But you do ...[continue]
Gov. Davis Legalizes Gambling, Again California Gov. Gray Davis keeps professing he is against the expansion of
legalized gambling. He may be. But you certainly would not know it by his actions.
Gov. Davis is responsible for making the following forms of gambling legal in
the nation's largest state:
Casino slot ...[continue]
Why Visa Is Dropping Online Gambling Players wager billions of dollars online each year. Almost all bets are funded, at least initially, by credit cards. Companies like Visa get a piece of the action every time their cards are used, without risking a player getting a hot streak.
Yet players are finding it more and more ...[continue]
The Name Game The major obstacle to any Internet gambling operation is not the law or even the costs of doing business. It is getting customers. Add to this the limited number of ".com" and ".net" names available, and it is easy to see why there have been more lawsuits over brand names than over any other ...[continue]
Basic Record-keeping - Worth the Effort There is a basic rule of thumb every gambler should keep in mind when playing online. When I say basic, I mean basic --- one that should be common knowledge to new and veteran gamblers alike and it isn't a strategy that will make you a better player or increase your bankroll.
Just as you ...[continue]
What Games to Play, and Why Once you make your selection of which casino to play in, the next thing to do is select the games you should play. As I am sure you are aware, the house has an advantage in every game, and that is how they make money.
But a bit of simple research on your end before you get started, cannot ...[continue]