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Wheel of Fortune Induces Game Show Slots Craze

Beloved by grandchildren, Wheel of Fortune Slot triggers new slot machines based on game shows of old. In the North American casino scene, there is one slot machine that reigns supreme above all others. It is the iconic Wheel of Fortune, developed in the 1990s by IGT. It’s not a single slot machine, but rather a complete series of games they’ve been pumping out for more than two decades. Networking their progressives together, the game pays life-altering jackpots on a regular basis. What is it that makes this game so incredibly popular? You might be surprised. A few years ago, IGT’s marketing and development crews wanted to know the answer to that very question, so they sent out a group of surveyors to ask players in casinos from all over… Wheel of Fortune Slot Reminds Players of their Grandparents As kids, most of us had a special relationship with our … Continue reading

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Playtech’s new Game Modifier Raising Controversy

Does Playtech’s ‘Game Modifier’ compromise fairness of online casino games? For decades, the integrity of casinos have been questioned by players from far and wide. In the early days of Las Vegas, it is well known fact that the mafia ran the city, and mobsters aren’t really known for their fairness. Strict regulation via government authorities eventually brought integrity to the land-based casino industry, but when internet-based gambling came along, all the old questions of fairness arose once more. Again, it took years of legislative efforts all across the globe to bring palpable order to the iGaming realm, but the industry has finally achieved a distinguished reputation for responsibility. So long as casinos are licensed and regulated in reputable jurisdictions, players can rest assured their getting a fair deal. At least, that was the perception before Playtech announced the release of its new Space Digger Slot. On the surface, it … Continue reading

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Habanero gets Crazy with Wild Trucks Slot

New Wild Trucks Online Slot takes Smokey & The Bandit to the extreme. Trucking a big rig across country is an oft-overlooked profession of great import and respect. All those hours on the road, away from home and family, urged to deliver each load as quickly as possible, with or without the clinically recommended amount of sleep. It’s a tough job, and one most of us aren’t cut out for. Habanero Systems is celebrating the road-weary men and women of the hauling industry in their latest digital gaming creation. They call it the Wild Trucks Slot, and it’s packed with features today’s sophisticated online casino gamers will surely appreciate. Wilds, multipliers, free spins, a payline function that starts anywhere, and the most surprising of all – an RTP of just above 98%. Now that’s something you don’t see every day… New Wild Trucks Online Slot from Habanero I saw the … Continue reading

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How to Calculate Probabilities in Gambling (without a Calculator!)

Simplified Mathematics: Probabilities of casino games. A lot of people don’t consider themselves to be good at math. What so many don’t realize is that most mathematical equations – even the dreaded fractions and percentages – don’t have to involve difficult math. I suppose it really depends on what level of math a person considers their skills to go downhill. If you can do basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – we’re talking grade-school stuff – you have what it takes to do something so seemingly complicated as calculating probabilities in gambling. I’m going to take this slowly, step by step, to show just how easy it is. Relax and take a deep breath – you got this! Probabilities of Flipping a Coin This is as easy as it gets, but don’t skip ahead. I’m starting here for a reason. It will help you understand bigger calculations later on. Probabilities … Continue reading

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Online Casino Games vs. Sports Betting

How does gambling for real money at an online casino compare to betting on sports? Ask any given group of 100 avid, educated gamblers what type of gambling is best, and you’ll get a wide range of responses. That’s because every gambler, no matter how experienced they are in wagering, is built differently. A lot of people like casino games like slot machines or blackjack best. Others prefer betting on sporting events, playing poker, or just buying a plain old lottery ticket. Today we’re going to compare the two most popular varieties of gaming found online – sports betting and casino gambling. They both have their similarities, but far more differences between them. Which is better? Well, that’s for you to decide. We’re just here to help you make the right decision for you. Online Casino Games & Sports Betting Similarities The most obvious aspect casinos and sportsbooks have in … Continue reading

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Is the Largest Casino the Best Casino?

Big casinos have more to offer, but are little casinos better for gaming? There are more than 5,000 casinos in the world today. The largest number – over 1,900 – are in the United States. Guess who comes in second? According to my sources, it’s Canada, with 219 of them. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The truth is, Canadians do love a good go at the local gaming hall. Not as much as Americans, mind you, but none the less. This article has little to do with the number of casinos in North America or anywhere else, though. No, today’s subject is more about quality over quantity – specifically, estimating the the quality of a casino based entirely on its size. I know, I know – you should’t judge a book by it’s cover. But like so many things in life, size does matter in the gaming industry. Unlike so many … Continue reading

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Evolution Launches Live Side Bet City

Side Bet City live casino poker game new from Evolution. Evolution Gaming is at it again, expanding its world-leading live casino platform with yet another innovative new way to place a wager. They call it Live Side Bet City, and it’s based on your typical poker hand rankings, while making space for an unlimited number of players to join in. Instead of playing your own poker hand against other players or the casino, the dealer will set one hand of 7 cards face up on the table. Your job is to place a bet on the strength of those cards – the first three, the first five, and/or all seven. Or, the more pessimistic among you can bet against them all! Oh, and did I mention it’s set in the fabulously neon 1980s? Side Bet City Live Casino Poker Game Evolution Gaming built an all new studio segment where the … Continue reading

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Will Seneca Casino Become Hotspot for Canada Sports Wagers?

New York tribe’s rare opportunity to provide legal sports betting for Canadians. The Seneca Tribe of Upstate New York has been given a very unique opportunity. Located a stone’s throw across the border from Canadian soil, the Seneca Niagara Resort Casino could soon become the closest legal option for Canada sports wagers, thanks to the recent passage of a bill legalizing sports betting in the state. So far, the tribe doesn’t seem to interested in the option, but there’s good reason to suspect that, deep down and behind closed doors, they’re grinning like kids in a candy store. After all, Canadians have long expressed their desire for a legal single-event sports betting product in their home country. With local legislative efforts stalling for years, this could be catalyst that sends more Canadians across the border than ever before. New York to Offer Closest Thing to Legal Sports Betting for Canadians … Continue reading

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One Roulette Strategy that Works

No strategy can give you an edge in Roulette, except this one. I’ve come across countless books and websites that swear they offer roulette strategies that work. Then they all spew forth the same garbage, failing to shift the game’s edge in any direction. If you don’t shift the edge into the player’s favor, you cannot change the odds so that you win more often than you lose. Most realists will tell you there is no way to alter the edge (without cheating, of course). For the most part, that’s right. Betting systems won’t do it. Seeking out history-based patterns won’t help you. Playing French Roulette with La Partage (instead of American or European roulette) will push the edge less in the casino’s favor, but it won’t turn it to the player’s advantage. These three commonly touted roulette strategies don’t work because they can’t raise a player’s win rate high … Continue reading

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How Fast is a Royal Vegas Casino Withdrawal?

Royal Vegas Payout Time – Expectations of a Winner’s Withdrawal The typical online casino experience is quick and easy, up to a point. Registering an account takes only a few moments. Depositing funds is instant. Playing the games, fabulously entertaining. Winning a significant sum of money, indescribable! But what happens when it comes time to withdrawal that cash back to your card, bank or web wallet? Suddenly it feels like the wheels are grinding to a halt. Dark clouds roll in. Trepidation and uncertainty abound. What if you mess this up? What if the casino isn’t as honest as you thought it was? Are you ever going to see that money?!? Relax. Take a deep breath. The payout process does take a bit longer, but if you’re working with a reputable casino like Royal Vegas, you have nothing to worry about. Their reputation dates all the way back to the … Continue reading

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