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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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Jeopardy James Returns for Tournament of Champions

Pro gambler and Jeopardy! phenom James Holzhauer returning for $250k Tournament of Champions. Earlier this year, the game show loving world was enraptured by the genius mind of one James Holzhauer. He first appeared on Jeopardy! in April 4, 2019, converting his rapid-fire wisdom in a 32-game win streak worth $2,464,216. That total makes him the second highest money-winning player in the 55 year history of Jeopardy, and the fourth largest of nay game show prize earner since the dawn of television. For the countless fans who watched ‘Jeopardy! James‘ in action during his two-month reign, this week’s announcement by long-time host Alex Trebek was a source of immense enthusiasm. For the first time since 2017, Jeopardy! Will host its famous Tournament of Champions, welcoming Holzhauer back for a chance to become the show’s all time highest cash winner. Pro Gambler Jeopardy! James Holzhauer is Back! James’ last appearance on … 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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No More Credit Card Gambling for New Zealanders

New Zealand bans credit card casino deposits ahead of SkyCity Auckland’s online launch from Malta. New Zealand‘s approach to online gambling regulation has been has been one of uncertainty. The island nation has been on the fence over the matter for years. They’re still hosting political debates in an attempt to determine how best to regulate the industry. One thing they know for certain is that they do not want unlicensed offshore companies – too many of which have defrauded NZ players in the past – infiltrating their market once the proper laws are in place Those who obtain an NZ license would be required to abide by the strict rules of the jurisdiction. Of course, coming up with those rules, scripting legislation that will benefit the government while protecting the people, is what’s been holding them back all this time. And as that lengthy legislation isn’t expected to be … Continue reading

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Lucky Lotto Player from Quebec holds $32M Ticket

Who won $32M Lotto Max in Quebec last weekend? Check your tickets now! There’s a new multi-millionaire in Quebec today, but that lucky person may or may not know it. On October 18, 2019, the Lotto MAX drawing resulted in one perfect winner. That one person held the ticket with the exact numbers, and bonus ball, to unleash the massive $32 million jackpot. Yet to date, no one has stepped forward to claim that monumental prize. We don’t have a whole lot of information to go on. Until someone steps forward, or until enough time passes that it’s worth shedding a bit more light on the situation, lottery regulators are not pin-pointing any particular location. All we know for now is that the ticket was purchased somewhere in the vast province of Quebec. Who Won the $32 Million Lotto Max in Quebec? There’s just one ticket out there worth $32 … Continue reading

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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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