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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Defining Slots-For-Tots The new Millennium has begun with a new controversy for legal gaming: whether some slot machines might be
unduly attractive to children.
The issue became news in October, 1999, when the Nevada Gaming Commission (ANGC) made public its growing
unhappiness over gaming devices with cartoon ...[continue]
Gambling and the Law While the media focused on the close race between Al Gore and George W. Bush for President, little attention was given to other contests in the November 2000 election. Legal gambling was directly and indirectly involved in some very close races, including ones which also required ...[continue]
Gambling Wins Again At The Polls - Part II The November 2002 voting will be remembered as one of the few times that the party in power in the White House also gained control of both houses of Congress in a midterm election. But the biggest winner may have been the gaming industry, which will see renewed growth in racinos, state ...[continue]
The Worlds Only Gambling Court Is compulsive gambling a disease?
The prevailing view in the law is that gambling is a vice. Compulsive gamblers who destroy their lives may be pitied, but they are punished for their moral weakness, not treated.
In this view, telling judges or juries that defendants committed crimes to ...[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]
Attempted Robbery By Lawsuit Woody Guthrie said: "Some rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen." But, you do not usually find
someone trying to do both.
On Dec. 21, 1998, Mark A. Merrill robbed a bank in Peotone, Illinois. A month later, he held up the First
National Bank of Illinois in Mokena. He managed to ...[continue]
Re-raising Arizona [Please note: I am a consultant for the Arizona Department of Gaming. The opinions
expressed in this column are my own and do not represent those of the Department nor the
State of Arizona.]
With more than 100% of the precincts reporting, voters in Arizona have decided to
keep their ...[continue]
In Nevada, It Is Pay Your Markers Or Go To Jail The District Attorneys' offices in Nevada are threatening to charge gamblers who don't pay off their markers to local casinos, with felonies.
Law enforcement officials do not normally act as collection agencies.
But two recent decisions from two different courts in Nevada have indicated ...[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]
DOs and DON'Ts of Online Gambling There are some important things you need to keep in mind even before you play at an online casino. Follow the steps in our Dos and Don'ts of gambling online to make sure that you are ready to play.
Do - Research the casino you want to place a bet.
Do - Learn if the casino a member ...[continue]
Spencer's Roulette Systems Many gamblers are not sure of how Roulette is played, and shy away from the game because of it. That's understandable, but once you understand the rules, you'll have a hard time staying away from the pit.
Roulette is very simple and requires no skill whatsoever. Simply lay your chips on ...[continue]
Online Casino Slots The world of online slots is rapidly growing. There are more designs, rewards, and play opportunities today than ever before. If you only have a look at our slots section, you'll see what I mean. With the constantly increasing demand for newer and better game software, new ideas come to life ...[continue]