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The Discerning Players Guide to Real Online Baccarat

Play Baccarat Online Real Money Games for Responsible Adults In recent years, we’ve heard arguments from all angles, foretelling the rights and wrongs of online gambling. “It’s more convenient”, laud the players. “It’s bad for business”, criticize the land-based operators. “It gives players more variety”, defends the software brands. “It proliferates problem gambling!” argue the clinicians. I tend to believe that the responsible adults – adults like you and me – we are the ones whose voice is lacking the most. We don’t blast our opinions out there, because it doesn’t benefit us to do so. We play online, and we do so with discerning taste, playing what we want, in the time, and with only the funds, we know we can spare. Players like us are risk takers, but not so methodical as to count cards in blackjack, nor so whimsical as to play slot machines. For most of … Continue reading

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Manitoba’s Veterans Reap the Rewards of VLT Gambling

Manitoba’s Premier fulfills promise to give more gambling revenue to Legions. Gambling is a tricky topic. Some people love it. Other people hate it. A few think they can make a living from it, while some lose everything they hold dear trying. The morality and legality of gambling has for decades been a matter of great religious and political debate. But if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the governments who regulate it are mesmerized by the amount of money it generates. Most governments are prone to increasing taxes to suck every bit of money they can out of casinos and other gambling businesses. While Manitoba’s leaders do appreciate the cash flow it generates – perhaps more so than any other Canadian province – they’ve exhibited a greater level of respect and appreciation for the people of the province than the gambling money in their coffers. … Continue reading

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Full Pay Video Poker Machines Explained

Lessons in Winning Video Poker: What is full pay and why does it matter? If you’ve spent any remarkable amount of time playing video poker, you’ve probably heard the term “full pay”. Those who understand the term know just how important it is when choosing the right game to play. If you’re not sure what full pay means, give me a couple minutes of your time to teach you, and I promise you’ll be a far better video poker player for it. What Is Full Pay Video Poker? The term “Full Pay” refers to the value of a video poker machine’s pay table. Every game has one. The pay table details exactly what payouts the gambler will receive for achieving each hand rank on the menu. The term is most often heard when referencing a Jacks or Better Full Pay video poker machine. In this case, a Jacks or Better … Continue reading

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Citizens Launch Petition Against Kenora Casino Proposal

Seven years after approval by the city, residents petition against new casino in Kenora, Ontario. The city of Kenora has come a very long way over the years. For centuries, it served as a merchant port under the rules of various European nations. When it was incorporated as a trading post by France in 1882, it was called Portage-aux-Rats, or Rats Portage, meaning exactly what it sounds like. In 1905, it gained the more respectable title of Kenora, and the city has steadily flourished since. By 2012, the city had swelled so much that it drew the attention of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Provincial regulators thought it was about time Kenora received its own small casino establishment, complete with 300 slot machines that would create an estimated 90 jobs in the community, and generate up to $6 million in revenue for the coffers of the municipality. The … Continue reading

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Microgaming’s New Paranormal Online Slot, A Dark Matter

A Dark Matter Slot: Sleuthing the paranormal within old England’s Wraith Manor. Would you consider yourself a good detective? Are historic tales of maddening mystery right up your alley? If stirring Sherlock Holmes into a good Stephen King novel would be your perfect cup of tea, you’re sure to enjoy the latest addition to Microgaming’s Quickfire iGaming platform. Fresh off the digital publishing presses of Slingshot Studios is a brand new online slot machine they call A Dark Matter. It is a dark matter, indeed, as a cunning sleuth attempts to uncover the truth behind an ominous presence that’s skulking through the shadows of Stonehurst. The citizens of the old English town are becoming increasingly fearful, and all evidence points towards the confines of Wraith Manor. Are its eccentric inhabitants to blame? Or is there something more sinister going on? You’ll have to spin the reels to find out… Sleuthing … Continue reading

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The Neutral Nation and the Darker Side of iGaming

A Swiss online gambling study is exposing a problem some of the world’s politicians have feared for more than a decade; the vulnerability 24/7/365 accessibility poses for compulsive gamblers.

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IGT’s Jeopardy Slot Machine a Huge Hit in Vegas

IGT launches more new game show slot machines at G2E 2019. International Game Technology (IGT) is one of the oldest and by-far most famous slot machine manufacturing companies in the world. Dating back to 1975, the Vegas-based company has produced some of the most recognizable slot gaming cabinets in the world; most notably, their extensive series of Wheel of Fortune Slots. There’s a lot more coming to the table this year from IGT’s software studio. Much of it revolves around the same premise as their most famous titles – game shows. The company just debuted a brand new Jeopardy Slot, The Price is Right Slot, Plinko Slot, and others. New Game Show Slot Machines from IGT There are already many game show themed slots on the market, but that’s not holding IGT back from delivering more. The way they see it, it’s a matter of giving players what they want. … Continue reading

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Gambling Strategies that Don’t Translate to Online Casinos

Best casino strategies that you can’t employ at online betting sites. Most of us enjoy a friendly wager now and again. Of those who do, most prefer to make smart bets that have a better chance of paying out. Gambling strategies can be an effective way to minimize risk and losses, while giving us a stronger sense of accomplishment when we win. For the most part, land-based and online casinos are the same. They offer the same great games, with the exact same rules of play. But the strategies involved don’t always translate from the physical to the digital realm. Best Casino Strategies that Don’t Work at Online Betting Sites The only discernible difference between live and online casino games is the use of RNG-based software. A lot of terrestrial casinos utilize electronic games these days, but over the internet, every game is governed by a random number generator (RNG) … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Healthy Relationship with Gaming?

BCLC invests in PlayPlanner to promote healthy casino gaming in Canada. Gaming regulators across Canada have spent the last few years seeking ways to quell public outcry. Since the dawn of internet gambling in particular, its been feared that problem gambling will swell out of control. Prior to multi-provincial regulation of iGaming, evidence surfaced to support those concerns. Researchers were commissioned to study the situation and recommend solutions. What they’ve come up with is a fundamental need to raise awareness and promote greater responsibility. All this time, regulators have been pumping revenue into the promotion of gaming. Every other commercial encourages adults to go out and buy a lottery ticket. Billboards depict the broad-grinning excitement of slots players and table games enthusiast. Such advertisements aren’t going to go away – the government does need to sustain its most abundant source of entertainment-driven revenue. However, they will be promoting greater responsibility … Continue reading

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Join Pragmatic Play for The Great Chicken Escape of 2019!

Look at all those chickens! A platoon of poultry flees the coop in all new slots from Pragmatic Play. Rest assured, if there’s a slot machine on the market themed around a farm or ranch, it’s either got sexy young ranch hands as the main character(s), or the design team was aiming for comedic gold. I’m more of a fan of the latter myself, which is why I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw the newest online slots release from Pragmatic Play. The Great Chicken Escape Slot hit the virtual casino market in the last week of August, featuring a courageous cavalry of plotting poultry intent on fleeing their coop. Jam packed with bonus features and fine-feathered mayhem, this slot has all the potential for humorous entertainment as players spin the reels in hopes of unleashing inimitable wealth. “We are delighted to release our latest thrilling slot, The Great … Continue reading

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