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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]
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.
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]
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]
Online Gambling Products - Understanding the Differences
When it comes to gambling on the internet, people generally think of online casinos. However, there are other gambling products, such as sports betting and poker, which are also available online. In fact, sports betting and poker are much more prevalent and generate much bigger revenues ...[continue]
More States Pursue the Legalization of Online Gambling
In what is sure to change the landscape of the online gambling market in America, five big states are inching closer to the passing of bills that would legalize online gambling within their borders.
With the path to state-regulated online gambling already established by Delaware, New ...[continue]
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]
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]
If Betting Is Not A Crime Is It Legal? In New York, it is not a crime to make a bet. But does that mean that betting in
New York is legal?
This may sound like legal hair-splitting. But the U.S. Supreme Court recently
refused to overturn a lower court's decision that betting does not have to be a crime to be
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]
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]