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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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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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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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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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The Foreseeable Future of Canada’s iGaming Frontier

Are mobile live casinos the final frontier for gambling in Canada? There’s no denying that gambling is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. Not for the gamblers, mind you, but for the owners and operators of gambling establishments; casinos, card rooms, bingo halls, race tracks, sports books, etc. Billions of dollars pass through Canada’s commercial casinos every year, and it’s been this way since the activity was legalized so many decades ago. Yes, gambling is one of the country’s most popular pastimes. With the national GDP on a steady incline, the amount of money we spend on this unique form of entertainment is sure to continue rising as well. How we partake in it, however, has been evolving since the dawn of the internet, so much so that the question of stability in the land-based gambling industry is questionable, at best. Are Mobile Live Casinos the Final … Continue reading

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Canada Casino Growth a Societal Boon or Bane?

Weighing the cost of expansion in live and online gambling in Canada. It’s rather phenomenal how fast the online gambling industry has expanded in just two decades time. Like a sports car spinning 0 to 60 in two seconds flat, iGaming went from one of the world’s least trusted industries in the late 1990’s, to the world’s second most profitable eCommerce (behind adult entertainment, of course). It was an industry with fantastic potential, giving gambling enthusiasts all over the world an opportunity to partake in the same casino games they know and love in land-based gaming halls, via desktop computers and, eventually, mobile smartphones and tablet devices. All it needed was the right level of security and regulation, and the rest was history. Expansion of Live and Online Gambling in Canada a Societal Boon or Bane? Gambling isn’t your average sort of eCommerce. Where auction sites like eBay and online … 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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US DOJ Aims to Reverse Online Gambling Laws, Again

US DOJ files appeal to include all internet gambling activities in Wire Act. To the surprise of no one with any knowledge of the situation, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is still donning their summer flip-flops. Following a sorted history that goes back more than a decade, the federal administration is hoping to see the definitions with in the Wire Act of 1961 altered to include all forms of online gambling. At present – as it has for the last 8 years – the Wire Act makes it illegal to offer sports betting over any type of telecommunication service, including the internet. Such activities can only be offered, where legally regulated, at a licensed retail sportsbook. Since the reversal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) earlier this year, sports wagering is being legalized and regulated in more and more US states, which seems to be drawing … Continue reading

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