November 17, 2014
Playing poker isn’t often seen as a “real” profession by those on the outside. Some people have a moral issue with the idea of taking other people’s money for a living. Some find it difficult to associate the term professional with someone who plays a game.
October 30, 2014
Online gambling is fun, but finding an online casino can be tricky. There are so many options (thousands, in fact) that it’s hard to keep track of what’s available. More importantly, which casinos are trustworthy. You don’t want to win a big pot and then realize the system was faulty and you lost it or that there are/were poker bots at the table.
September 26, 2014
Social casino apps are games. These games, such as Hit It Reach slots and the WSOP Facebook app, simulate gambling, but players have no opportunity to win real money. They are part of what Gerard Goggin and I have termed ‘Mobile Social Gambling’ a new form of gambling media that combines gambling, social networking and social gaming, while also taking advantage of the affordability of mobile media devices, networks, applications, and touchscreens. In social casino apps you can communicate with and compete against your social network contacts. Social casino apps are played either on stand-alone apps for iOS or Android, or social networking sites like Facebook.
September 9, 2014
After the opening of a number of new Bitcoin-only casinos over the past 18 months, there has been some buzz about this virtual currency making huge waves in online gambling. Some commentators are quite enthusiastic and argue that Bitcoin online casinos will revolutionize the industry by escaping jurisdictional constraints. Thus attracting hordes of players from countries and jurisdictions where online gambling steps in a gray area regarding regulation.
September 3, 2014
The adage that “practice makes perfect” isn’t quite true if you’re practicing incorrectly. In blackjack, the only way to make money is to learn how to play with the correct strategy and memorize it once you perfect it.
August 22, 2014
A lot has changed since Planet Poker dealt the first real-money online poker hand in 1998. Since then, online poker has expanded across the globe and has become a culturally acceptable form of entertainment for millions of players. Based on the traditional table game, online poker requires an extra set of skills that are unique to digital play.
August 19, 2014
As a blackjack player becomes a little more serious about playing the game, he or she soon learns that the house advantage is small; only about 0.5 percent (about 1/200). Blackjack has among the smallest advantages for the casino and there’s a way for the player to turn the house advantage in their favor.
August 8, 2014
For anyone who enjoys gambling and playing casino games online, one ingredient is essential: money. For recreational players who only play here and there, it’s unnecessary to worry about proper bankroll management. As when all is said and done, they’re ok parting with a few bucks for a few hours of fun (with a chance to win, of course). But for players who take the games and wagers a bit more seriously, proper bankroll management is critical.
July 23, 2014
One of the main tools online casinos use to attract players is the bonus. After all, what’s more enticing than the promise of free money, right? But did you know there’s more to a bonus offer than meets the eye?