How to play in a casino

first casino visitWhen you intend to play in an online casino for the first time, there are some things you should now to start your game play. This article gives you a very simple guide to make your first step. No complicated casino games’ strategies and casino terms, just a few advices for a basic start and more specific for new players, so called newbies, who visit a casino for the first time to try out their luck and win some cash money.

Sign up and do this carefully

This sounds patronizing but it is very important. At first you do not realize this but your identification will be used for your later payment (withdraw) of your won money. Fill in your name, address, email and further requested data correctly. Avoid problems that arise afterwards so take care of your administration.

Choose a casino

That is not so difficult with a little help from Google. There is no lack of choice! According to some sources there are more than 2,000 online casinos. Surf a bit round and pick out a casino that gives you a good feeling and where you are allowed to play. Most of the online casinos today work with geolocation. This is based on your mobile phone number. Probably you get a pop up that casino X is not available for you.

Your first casino visit is literally your first gamble. On your next visits you will undoubtedly gain experience and make other choices. For now, it is only about the choice of your first online casino experience to learn to play.

Choose a slot game

Afterwards you will learn that there are different kind of games, like slots, video poker, baccarat, roulette, keno, blackjack etc. Most popular amongst players and very easy to play are slots. So start with a slot game. If you are going to play on a mobile device then look for that part of the casino website with the tab ‘Mobile’ or ‘Mobile games’ or ‘Mobile casino’… Further on, the choice you have will be classic slots, fruit machines, video slots, 3D slots, penny slots, so good luck. May be a classic slot is a good idea for you.

Play the games for free

During your first visit, it is certainly not a bad idea to play a few casino games for free. Almost every casino website has a tab ‘demo play’ where you can try out the games without costing money. Even an easier way is that you go to a particular game and when you mouse over the banner of that game, you will see ‘Sign up’ of ‘Play for free’. Go for the free play and play the game a few times!

Accept free money or not

For new subscribers at the casinos, a ‘Welcome Bonus’ is an integral offer today. This free stuff is used to ‘welcome’ you. The most standard welcome bonus is the deposit match bonus given on your first deposit , i.e. €$£10. That deposit is matched with a certain percentage and that percentage amount is given to you as a bonus. At some casinos this welcome bonus is applied automatically; at other online casinos you can claim this welcome offer via your casino account. Sometimes you get a ‘promo code’ (bonus code, coupon code). Today, almost all welcome bonuses are given as ‘Welcome Package’, which means that the bonus is spread over several first deposits. You can always play without accepting a welcome bonus! For a list of no deposit offers, click HERE.

How much money do I spend

That is a very good question! Of course your decision depends on you personal budget. You can play to win real money with small deposits of €$£ 1, 5, 10 and of course bigger deposits. It’s your choice.
We are able to give you one common used tip: suppose you play with €25. We advise to play approx. ten times with a bet of €0.90, so a rather high bet per spin. Because the higher you bet, the more chance to win some cash. If that does not work very well, then make a few bets with €0.50. If that doesn’t bring money either, stop playing. Do not loose all your €25 playing one game until your money has gone. Leave the game and give it another try a few hours later or the day after. Just try this out. Have patience, play on different moments of the day, etc.

I have won and now

Before you withdraw your winnings, check if you have met the wagering requirements! Very important. When you ask for a withdrawal and you did not accomplish the wagering conditions, your win will disappear! The fact that we do not pay much attention to this item in this article, does not mean that this is not of importance. Due to the length of this article we limit this subject to one sentence: carefully read the Terms and Conditions (T&C) BEFORE you apply for a payout in the casino cashier!

How ask for your money?

Congratulations! Go to the casino cashier, choose you payment option and amount! It is always a good idea that you deposit and withdraw your cash by the same payment option, but that is not always possible!

Molly’s Game a movie every casino player must see

The story of Molly Bloom
We do not judge the quality of this movie. We only advise to see it! There are some lessons to learn for casino players, all of them, not just poker players.

The story of Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom grew up in Colorado. She attended the University there, majoring in Political Science. Besides her studies, Molly was a member of the USA ski team with a 3rd rank overall in North America (1998). But, after an accident, her sporting career was cut short.

At the start, Molly Bloom was a smart, sweet, ambitious girl, who worked very hard to organize what had to be one of the biggest, most star-studded weekly poker games of all time. And she succeeded: for several years Molly organised one of the largest and exclusive underground high-stakes poker games in the US for Hollywood’s elite and and Wall Street millionaires. Hundreds of millions of dollars changed hands. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play. She got the title ‘the poker princess‘. Molly’s game became the game for those in the know celebrities, business moguls, and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities, was courted by handsome leading men, and was privy to the world’s most delicious gossip.
But for all the wealth and exciting lifestyle, there was a very dark side too. She got problems with the Russian mafia, started using drugs and in 2011 the fairy tale ended when the FBI comes in and closes her business. Two years later, she was arrested in New York. She was charged with profiting from hosting illegal casino games and money laundering operations, together with more than other 30 people. She faced up to five years in prison. The case ended with a plea deal for probation and a huge fine. She completed 200 hours of community service.

The book ‘Molly’s Game’

In June 2014 her book ‘Molly’s Game’ has been released in the US. It is the insider’s story of excess, danger, glamour and greed. Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The book looks behind the scenes of Molly’s life. As reader, you get a detailed impression of the high-stakes poker games that celebrities frequent in a world we can only imagine being a part of. It’s a fairly accurate picture of the poker scene including names of some of her clients, like Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jamie Gold, Phil Ivey (who lost $3 million in 30 minutes playing craps, but also made a lot monthly from Full Tilt Poker), Phil Hellmuth, Rick Salomon, Ruderman (lost all his money), Andy Beal (lost up to $50 million in a weekend), Houston Curtis and Tobey Maguire (made an arrangement after the former lost $1 million in a night).

The movie ‘Molly’s Game’

The movie is, based on the book, about what happened to Molly Bloom. It tells the story behind the high-stake poker games and reveals intimate details regarding ‘the game’ from Molly. Her role will be played by actrice Jessica Chastain, accompanied by Idris Elba (who plays Bloom’s lawyer) and Kevin Costner (who plays her father), Michael Cera, Chris O’Dowd, and Jeremy Strong.
It is not just a poker movie but a ‘poker-themed’ movie. If you are a poker player, you will enjoy the poker scenes during two hours and twenty minutes. It probably will (not) help to improve your poker game but it is a great movie that no poker fan should miss.
In US the premiere took place on November 22nd, Europe will have to wait until December 12 (UK) and lateron during December in all other European countries.

Lessons of this movie

• Do not play in illegal casinos
• You can loose a lot of money by playing at casinos.

Small budget casinos

Which casinos accept one minimum deposit

Indeed, there are online casinos where you can make a deposit from as low as 1 euro, dollar or pound. Why do casinos accept such low deposits? The answer is quite simple: for casinos it’s just a way to introduce their casino to new players in the hope that they sign up and become regular visitors, read regular players. And we talk here about all currencies: the minimum deposit includes also £1, as $1, and €1.

Minimum betting limits: bear in mind when making a minimum deposit as low as $1,$1,£1 that the lowest bet or token value at some casino games may be as high as 0.25 (twenty five cents). Of course, not all games will require this high stakes. You can still find some games allowing bets from 1 cent. Be aware of this issue when you do make low deposits.

Deposit less than $-€-£ 1

Virtual City CasinoAn exception to the 1 minimum deposit brings us to Virtual City casino. This is the only mobile casino we found that satisfies with a minimum deposit of $0.10 if you deposit by Neteller, Skrill, Eco, PaySafeCard, Clickandbuy.
A short introduction to this casino: Virtual City uses the well known and reliable Microgaming software, in a variety of languages, so all players can play in a language they feel comfortable. Virtual City has a great selection of games, including the great progressive jackpots like Major Millions, Wow Pot and Triple 7s Blackjack. The mobile casino offers a number of popular payment options to make online banking as hassle free as possible for the player. Currencies accepted are UK£, USD, euro and CAD.
What methods can I use to make a deposit at the casino? Virtual City Casino accepts deposits from all major credit and debit cards, a variety of bank transfer services, prepaid vouchers, and from the internet’s most popular e-wallet services. If you’re unsure of how to deposit, login to your account, navigate to banking, and then choose the live help button to speak to a member of the 24/7 customer service team.

Deposit $/€/£1.00

Both All Jackpots casino as All Slots casino allow their players to deposit using either Ukash or PaySafeCard for a little as $1.00 or €1.00. Aside from those two specific payment methods, new customers making their first deposit can use a variety of other methods to deposit a minimum of $€1. I.e. you could use your credit card or ewallet to make a $1.00 first deposit. This limit applies to all your future deposits at either casino as well, and not just your first deposit. These two mobile casinos are open to most countries, except for the AUUSA and UK. Aside from the normal software install, these casinos also have no download versions available, as well as mobile versions of the casinos for android and ois tablets and phones. All Slots and All Jackpots casino are both Microgaming casinos.

Deposit $€ 1.00 play with €$20

Both Nostalgia Casino and Zodiac Casino are running the ‘Deposit €$$1 and play with $€£20’ promotion. Actually they give you a $20 bonus on your $1 deposit so you play with $21. This promotion applies to your first deposit with either of those two casinos. Further deposits must be at least for the minimum amount for whichever deposit method you use. Most deposit methods at these 2 casinos require a minimum of $€£20 on subsequent deposits. Both of those casinos are open to players from most countries in the world, except for the US.
These to mobile casinos run also on microgaming software.

Minimum deposit €$£1 and bonuses

Another factor to consider is that the amount you deposit may not be high enough to trigger the initial bonus deal that is available on the casino website. Check the terms to see just how much you will need to transfer in order to be eligible for their bonus offer. If you don’t qualify with your first transfer, you can always contact support and ask for that deal on your second transfer, if that deposit is high enough to qualify. Try this out! It works!

List €$£1 min. deposit casinos

1) Virtual City accepts $0.10 if you use Neteller, Skrill, Eco, PaySafeCard, Clickandbuy;
2) 7 Sultans Casino accepts $1.00 €1.00 £1.00 if you use Paypal, Neteller, Skrill, Eco, Clickandbuy, Paysafecard;
3) All Jackpots Casino accepts $1.00, £1.00, €1.00 if you make use of PaysafeCard, Neteller, Sofort, iDeal, Webmoney, Przelewy24, Moneta;
4) All Slots Casino accepts $1.00, £1.00, €1.00 if you make use of PaysafeCard, Neteller, Sofort, iDeal, Webmoney; not allowed in UK, US, AU;
5) Royal Vegas casino accepts €1 if you deposit by Clickandbuy, Paypal, Neteller, Skrill, Eco;
6) Wild Jack Casino accepts a min. deposit of $1/£1/€1 with PaysafeCard, Neteller, Sofort, iDeal, Webmoney; not allowed in UK, US, AU
7) SlotoCash casino (RTG software) accepts €1,€1 low deposits using PaySafe Card only, $5 by EZ Voucher; US players welcome!
8) Quatro Casino accepts a FIRST deposit of $1; subsequent deposits have a $20 minimum.
9) Zodiac Casino accepts a 1 minimum deposit on 1st Deposit only; many banking options, ewallets.
10) Nostalgia Casino also 1 min. deposit with 1st Deposit only; many deposit options.
11) Red Stag Casino (multi software) accepts a deposit $1.00 by Paysafe;

Few remarks

• Neteller is not available to American players, whose best deposit option is now Visa.
• Players from US can not use their Paypal account to deposit in any online gambling site. One of the best options for US players is to try depositing by Visa card. Not all Visa Card companies accept deposits onto online casinos.
• Eco Card – Not available to US players;
• OCT (Visa) – Not available to US players;
• Wire/DBT/Swift transfer – Not available to US players;
• EZIPay – Not available to US players;
• Skrill – Not available to US players;
• Click2Pay – Not available to US players;
• ClickandBuy – Not available to US players.

Fastest Payout

Once your withdrawal comes out of the so called ‘pending status’, take into account the following approximate times for refunds:
• Checks by mail – up to 21 days;
• Use My Wallet – 1 to 2 working days;
• Eco Card – 1 to 2 working days;
• Visa – 3 working days;
• Wire/DBT/Swift transfer – 6 to 10 working days;
• Neteller – 1 to 2 working days;
• Skrill – 1 to 2 working days;
• Click2Pay – 1 to 2 working days;
• ClickandBuy – 1 to 2 working days.

About casino licenses

Casino licenses simply explained

casino licenseEach casino needs to have a license delivered from an official gambling authority organization in order to guarantee legitimacy and fairness. Online gambling legislation varies greatly from country to country. There are many jurisdictions all over the world that issue gambling licenses to online casinos. Such licenses are issued only after the online casino business meets the requirements of the chosen jurisdiction.

Types of gambling licenses

There are two kinds of licenses in online gambling: international (also known as offshore gambling licenses) and internal or country-specific (national) gambling licenses. Of course an International gambling license aims a larger market coverage. An internal license on the other hand allows an online casino to legally function within the borders of one specific country. Examples of internally regulated gambling markets are the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Portugal, Mexico, The Netherlands and others. For each country, the respective government carries out the licensing, monitoring and regulatory procedures.
There are quite a few international gambling jurisdictions. Below is a brief overview of the most frequently chosen international gambling jurisdictions.

The most popular international gambling jurisdictions

• Malta
Malta (part of the EU) is for European casino operators the most important online gambling jurisdiction in the world. Malta is known as a highly reputable EU gaming jurisdiction. It has granted licenses to well over 450 online gaming sites since 2000. Gaining a license in Malta opens the doors to many banks around the world where it will be possible to open a merchant account for processing banking cards. It has developed and created very specific and rigorous policies and procedures for remote gambling operations. As a result, Malta licensed casinos may be considered as very reliable for players in mobile casinos.
• Kahnawake
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission was founded in 1996 and is since holding licenses to over 120 online gambling sites. The basic requirements for acquiring a license are less strict in comparison with Maltese licenses. On the other hand, to keep safe gaming, the licenses of the Kahnawake jurisdiction are (very) expensive. Over the last decade, the Kahnawake jurisdiction become the largest grey-market gaming jurisdiction in the world. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission is proud of its hard-won reputation. We talk here of approximately 250 online gaming websites.
• Gibraltar
Gibraltar (EU member) is home to almost 300 online gaming sites and over 30 online gaming operators. It is independent from UK tax laws and there is no VAT, so it is a rather exclusive gambling jurisdiction. Licensing covers poker, bingo, betting and online casino websites. They take casino licensing very serious: only operators who have a proven track record and whose software has passed rigorous testing. On the other hand, it’s one of the cheapest licensing jurisdictions in Europe. That is the main reason why most companies wish to acquire a license from Gibraltar.
• United Kingdom
The UK allows online gaming since 2006 as long as it’s regulated by the Gambling Commission. At present, around 120 online gaming companies are registered in the UK. All types of gaming products such as poker, casino games, bingo, sports betting and race betting are allowed. Online casinos need to obtain a remote license from the UKGC in order to to accept players from the UK and promote themselves on the local market. A majority of the best online casinos are typically licensed in the UK along with one other familiar jurisdiction like Isle of Man or Alderney. UK licensed casinos may be considered as very reliable with a strong financial security backing control.
• Alderney Gambling Commission
In 2005 the Alderney Gambling Commission (AGC) introduced a free market approach towards e-gambling, covering all markets in online gaming, including casino games, sports betting, and live casino broadcasts. Since then any online casino with the license of this jurisdiction can operate on the international level. Alderney transmits more Internet e-gambling traffic than any other location on the globe. They claim to be much larger than the combined activity of its three European offshore rivals, being Gibraltar, the Isle of Man and Malta. Alderney acts as an important and reliable, trustful conduit for the hosting of online gambling events with a variety of iGaming companies, transmitting more traffic in this sector than anywhere else on the globe.
• Isle of Man
In the Isle of Man application procedures for an online gambling site is quite extensive and expensive. At present this is one of the most popular jurisdictions that is known for its strict requirements, as well as professional and unbiased monitoring and control of the online gambling companies applying for licenses. Applicants must have a solid money reserve for payouts, prove to be reputable and offer fair gaming principles. All licensed casino companies must be registered in the Isle of Man and the servers hosting the online casino should also be located there.
• Curaçao and Netherlands Antilles
Currently over 450 licenses are being upheld in the island. These licenses allow almost everything to operators, such as Poker, the traditional casino gaming, sportsbetting, Exchange betting, Live betting, Live dealers casino games, mobile gambling, mobile poker games, Fantasy sports betting, Forex trading, Binary options trading and even Lotteries. The advantages to having a license from the Netherlands Antilles include the possibility of obtaining sub-licenses to online gaming operations from the Netherlands Antilles. No wonder it’s a super popular jurisdiction for iGaming. The license holding entity must be incorporated on Curaçao. Not the best reputation!
• Costa Rica
Costa Rica has always been the favourite centre to hundreds of legal and illegal online gaming companies. Currently the number of casinos is estimated at approximately over 160 but the right number probably does not know anyone. They have no gambling legislation because of the fact that the government does not consider online gambling to be taking place at the location of the gaming servers but instead at the place where the player is interacting with the gaming software. So, as a result of this policy, you can consider that Costa Rica has in reality no gambling licensing. In practice, Costa Rica’s companies that offer online gambling services do need to obtain a data processing license, and that is of course not an official gambling license. No wonder that this lack of a decent gaming legislation nor online gambling control has resulted in unreliable companies with rogue online gaming sites.
• Antigua and Barbuda
The islands of Antigua and Barbuda offer two types of online gaming licenses: gaming (casino games and poker) and sports betting. Antigua and Barbuda is a respected but at the same time expensive gaming license jurisdiction. The application procedure lasts at least 60 days. A reserve of $100,000 is required before the casino starts operating. They handle severe anti-fraud and money laundering regulations.

Other less popular jurisdictions around the world include Australia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Native Territories, Montenegro, New Zealand. Russian Federation, Sweden, Tasmania and United States.

Big Business

There are approximately 2000 Internet gaming sites based out of Alderney, owned by around 350 companies.

Can you see where a casino is licensed?

Yes, most online casinos display this information in their website’s footer. Scroll to the bottom of ANY page (not only their Homepage!) and you should see a stamp, a crest or a name, indicating where the website is registered.

Can one click change your life

casino compalintsYes, it can! A few hundreds of casino players catched a big win through the years and grabbed a decent amount of money changing their life. The one and only rule is: you have to luck! Luck plays the biggest role by playing casino games. That brings us to the question: which online casino game has the highest component of luck to win? The answer: all of them. Think about this: we all play so called ‘games of chance’, that says enough!

Luck, luck, luck

So, to win you are going to need luck. Can you influence luck? No but for example if you play roulette alternately red/black, you may not always win, but it seems to defy the odds. Give Youtube a visit and you will discover dozens of movies instructing you how to do it.
So, do I need to have a strategy? No, because all casino games depend on luck more than skill and strategy. For most of them skill plays no part at all. Slot machines, roulette, keno, most card games and any dice game are games of pure chance and no skill.
Perhaps we should make an exception for (video)poker because you have to understand the rules of that game before you start playing in order to stay in the game as long as possible. If you don’t prepare yourself beforehand, it seems that the house edge increases immediately by more than 5%! In other words: If you play without learning in advance at least the basic strategy you’ll lose money quickly.

Based on casino play experience

We are lucky to have a casino player in our midst who has been playing with real money for the past 40 years. From him we received the following tips:
• The only thing you can do is to check the size of the house percentage. If you check, you will see that slot machines (having the lowest odds of winning), at most casinos have a house edge of 10% or more.
• About the games with the best odds: table games have much better odds than slots.
• After you’ve spent some time on the slot machines, move on to the Blackjack and/or Roulette table, and start by just observing. Do not play for half an hour at least and just look what happens!
• Blackjack has the best odds of winning, with a house edge of just 1% in most casinos.
Plus, you are playing against only the dealer, not hooded poker champions.
• Blackjack is one of the easiest games to play. You have to beat the dealer’s number without going over 21.
• Play online in casinos during a less busy time! Sometimes that is during the night, or early morning, but the most favorable hours can also be in the afternoon.
• Being a novice, do not play on the poker tables.
• Roulette pays fairly well. The pleasure here is that you bet on your favorite numbers. Every player has them! And if you stick to betting on just Reds or Blacks, you have nearly a 50-50 chance of walking away as a winner.
• Blackjack is the best way to go home with money in your pocket. If you take a little time to learn the game, you have the best odds of winning.
• Do not play too long (hours and hours) because you will lose. In the long term the casino does not lose!
• With slots, the more money you put in per bet, the higher your chance of winning. If you play with $1 and $5, slots pay out much better.
• Don’t waste your time and money. If you ‘feel’ that the machine does not give you any money after two dozens of game play, with bets from €£$1 to €$£0.10 respective, stop playing and try again afterwards!
• Always gamble responsibly!

Are you a casino bonus hunter

Bonus hunting, bonus whoring, bonus bagging, bonus abuse, it is all about the same subject: players who try to make money by using bonuses offered by online casinos. So, in fact it is your game style that determines whether you are you a bonus hunter or a casual gambler? We think that the longer you play in casinos, the more experience you gain with bonuses, and for that reason you are increasingly turning to bonus hunting. It’s a matter of learning by doing … In other words, you have to become a ‘smart’ online casino player because only then, you can make huge profits out of bonus hunting. Naturally, online casinos don’t really like bonus hunting players. Bonus hunting is not officially prohibited.

To the origin of bonuses

Why give casinos bonuses to players? On first sight, you should think that they are crazy because they give free stuff to their (new) subscribers … First of all, casinos are not crazy: new customers must be encouraged not only to sign up but also to return to the casino and spent more money in their casino. Keep them busy marketing! So, the bonuses were born with all kinds of variants: sign up bonus, no deposit bonus, multiple bonus, split bonus, bingo bonus, reload bonus, weekly bonus offers, daily bonus offers, first deposit bonus, loyalty bonuses (in form of comp points that can be exchanged for money), free spins, etc. but keep in mind: usually a (small) amount of your own cash is involved to gain a profit from all these promotions available!

Bonus hunting strategy

The tactics used are very simple: sign up at as much gambling sites as you want with the sole intention of claiming the bonus. Play, try to make a profit, withdraw your win, and move on to the next casino website. Difficult? Not at all… Why are we not all millionaires?

Hot issues

• Do not make any illusions, it’s not that easy! During the past years, some things have changed. For example, casinos nowadays are not as generous anymore. They still offer free stuff but have built a lot of limitations in the field of meeting the required terms and conditions. They have made their T&S’s a lot stricter, so making a bonus profit is still possible, but the chance that you become ‘a winner’ is rare! The times of very player friendly bonus offers like a 300% deposit match bonus with 10 times wagering requirement and no game restrictions and quick profits are over. On the other hand: you can spent a lot of time and energy on chasing bonuses, you can always have bad luck!
• Another determining factor is the restriction of games available. The so called ‘low house edge’ games only count for a percentage of the wagering requirements (WR). You will find this (very important!) information included in the T&C’s as ‘Casino Game % Towards Wagering Requirements’. For example: slots 100%, Roulette 50%, Table Games 40%, Video Poker 5% etc. Many online casinos will not allow you to play Blackjack, and often no Table Games at all while you are playing with their bonus money. Other casinos will allow you to play Table Games with Bonus Money, but it does not count towards the playthrough. Most casinos that will not allow Table games to be played, also do not allow Video Poker games to be played. This brings us to the following remark: your success of bonus hunting depends also on choosing the right game! But we all have to admit: who reads those boring conditions with the necessary attention?
• Got caught! Good casino managers may notice from your betting style that you are a bonus hunter and not a casual player. Then the question arises: will the casino pay out if you win a big sum of money? Yes, because most of them don’t want to risk their reputation for a few thousand dollars, despite they realise that you are a bonus hunter.
In case of discussion, most casinos have covered themselves with the following clause and precautionary measure in their T & Cs to get rid of most bonus hunters, the so called ‘irregular play’ clause. It is formulated like: ‘If we notice any kind of irregular play with bonus (bonus hunting) we reserve the right to void the bonus’.
A second variant of this precaution is a clause prohibitting so called ‘Advantage Play’ or ‘Professional Play’. When casinos make use of this restriction, they claim that you have voided the Bonus and violated the Terms & Conditions. Do not expect any pay out of your winnings!

Hunting or bouncing in the casino

You can still get some decent extra value from the online available casino bonuses. On the other hand: we dare to claim that some bonus offers are simply not worth claiming. You must find good terms and conditions, easy-to-meet wagering requirements, safely play the bonus money in the casino and have luck to win real money!
We end with our most important advices: choose an honest, fair, good reputation and generous casino, read T&S’s carefully before you start playing, take a look on the internet about ‘rogue casinos lists’, and read Player Reviews (but also the casinos’ side).
Keep in mind that more players loose money than there are winners! Otherwise, all casinos have to close their doors!
For more excellent, to the point information and relevant tables, we recommend this website.

Do not create several player accounts in a online casino

Some time ago, I have read this comment in response to a so-called complaint from an unsatisfied casino player. In fact, this is a case of bonus abuse and we wrote a separate article. Read more about this subject

The comment was formulated as follows:

Please don’t create more than 1 account in 1 casino! You’ll never ever get paid anyway and you can piss the casino off and they may stop giving this bonus in the future. When I asked the support managers why they don’t want to give bonuses to players from certain countries, they replied that they had a lot of players from some countries with 10-20 accounts. They didn’t have to pay for any wins but they had to pay to the game provider for the free spins anyway.

These are two aspects of playing in a casino, namely having more than one account, and the geo location used by all casinos. Let’s start with the first penny: having more than one player account at a casino.

More than 1 casino account

Obviously this is bullshit and, moreover, illegal. In ALL T & C’s of any online casino, the following is clearly stated:

You hereby agree to hold no more than a single real account at the casino.

Anyone who can read, therefore, knows that you can only have one account per casino. There is no discussion about this: one account is one account. You can not experiment with that as a player. Ever since playing in a casino online, the computer programs of every casino register everything, but everything: how often you log in, when you log in, you win or lose your username, your login information, your address, phone number, date of birth, credit card information (sometimes, depending on your preferred banking option); IP address of your computer, what games do you play how much Your bet, whether you play for small or big amounts, everything, everything, everything … In short, big brother casino is watching you! Assume it’s not possible to cheat an online casino. So, NO, you are not permitted to have multiple accounts, do not attempt to sign-up for more than one account! The casinos have become better and better at detecting that. Do not creat fake ID’s or other ways to forge documentation to pass the identification verification. The casinos have gotten smarter too and are nowaday much better prepared to combat them. You will be blocked by the casino management whenever they find that you have multiple accounts. In such cases, the management has the right to close the account and all your balance will be forfeited.
Another version of this rule:

The Casino reserves the right to disqualify winnings in case the following incidents occur: more than one active account at the Casino unless given prior approval by management.

You would think that this wording contradicts the foregoing. That’s also the case … Our advice is to take into account the necessary caution and to ask if it is safe to play in these online casinos. If 95% of the casinos do not allow multiple accounts why would the remaining 5% do that? Yes you are right: to attract players, to let them deposit and play, and only afterwards they get the message that they are blocked. Sin of your time, energy and money!
If you want more clarity about multiple player accounts at the same casino, you can do the following: Before playing with a second account, contact the casino support and ask clearly and explicitly if you can create a second, third account. If your question has a positive confirmation, make sure that you make a printscreen of that confirmation and keep it safe. If problems arise afterwards, you have at least proof of their permission to open multiple accounts. That will not guarantee your success once the discussion starts about withdrawals but it’s better than nothing!

Geolocation by online casinos

We already published an article on this subject some time ago and you can read it HERE. We will follow up with the latest update information. Nowadays, geolocation is determined as follows in the T&c’s:

You are solely responsible for ascertaining whether it is legal in Your Jurisdiction to participate at the Casino. You may only participate at the Casino if it is legal for you to do so within Your Jurisdiction.

With reference to the quote above, indeed casinos don’t want to give bonuses to players from certain countries but they had to pay to the game provider for the free spins anyway. We can understand the position of the casinos. If a player does play even if he is not accepted by the casino based on his place of residence, then the casino does not have to pay any cash, but they have to pay their license obligations to their provider. This is obviously not beneficial to the casino, in other words: a waste of money for the casino. That’s never the intention of casinos that you will understand. Thus, your players account will be blocked and nothing will be paid out.
If your registration goes right, this problem would not exist! Because most online casinos would block you from registering at the point of registration form by not having your country in their list of accepting players. It should be that simple! In other words: when you register in a casino, or try to do so, and you enter your mobile phone number or your resident place, and the software does its works correctly, you immediately get the message that you can not play at that specific casino because of jurisdiction rules. For example: a player from Bulgaria registers without problems in an online casino although his country was mentioned in the list of not accepted countries of that casino. He makes his first deposit of €95 and waits for his welcome bonus to be credited automatically. But nothing comes and he contacts the support and asks for more details and explanation. And all the troubles started! He was afraid that maybe Bulgarian players are restricted from getting bonuses. The T&C’s of the casino mentioned: You are not a resident of … Bulgaria … Meanwhile, he gets an answer from their support that he didn’t get the bonus because he didn’t check. He asked them why he was allow to register but was not allowed to play at this casino!
In our opinion, this player has a point: when it is not possible for any casino to accept players from restricted countries, why do they accept deposits and to allow them to play??? It’s the same as the story of the chicken and the egg!

Online Slot Machines: Where it all Began

mobile casino menuIf you’ve ever been in a casino online or on-land, you’re likely to have come into contact with a slot machine. Flashing lights, loud music and spinning reels glittering with the promise of unlimited riches, thousands of punters daily spin to win.

These days you can play alongside Batman and Catwoman, Egyptian pharaohs, Indiana Jones, aliens and many more crazy characters and themes. You even have the chance to snag million pound jackpots, with around 15 online slots having paid out jackpots in the millions – yes you really can become a millionaire playing an online slot!

But take a journey back in time to where it all began and things were a lot less glitzy. There were no monetary prizes, you just played for drinks and cigars.

The Birth of the First Slot Machines

Developed in 1891 by a New York based company Sittman and Pitt, one of the first slot machines had five drums and a total of 50 playing cards. The ten of spades and the jack of hearts had been removed to reduce the odds of getting a royal flush by half. Found in many bars, you had to pull the lever to spin the drums. If you had a win, there was no direct payout mechanism in the machine and you collected payment from the bar in the form of drinks and cigars.
Although he never patented his design, Charles Augustus Fey is said to be the inventor of the first slot machine to allow automatic payouts. The exact date of creation is up for debate but is thought to of happened around 1887-1895. His machine had just five drums with three reels and the playing cards had just five symbols – hearts, spades, diamonds, horseshoes and a liberty bell. Scoring a line of three bells got you the highest payout and gave the machine its name – the Liberty bell.

Slot Machine Evolution

As 1902 dawned, slot machines were banned in many states in America but this did not stop Fey or any of the other slot machine manufacturers. To get around the ban, the playing card symbols were replaced with pictures of fruit and items such as chewing gum. Payouts of actual cash were replaced with gum, thus bringing about the widely known name ‘fruit machine’ we know today.

Another well-known term for the slot machine is the ‘one arm bandit’. This refers to the lever that is pulled on the side, which set the reels in motion. Being an ingenious mechanism, giving the player the feeling he was in total control, these styles of machine can be seen across many casinos still today.
As technology developed, 1964 brought about the first electromechanical slot released by Bally called ‘Money Honey’. Although the reels were operated electrically, the familiar lever still gave the player control to spin the reels. Also, this was the first machine with a bottomless hopper, which means it could make an automatic payout of up to 500 coins.

Fortune Coin were first in the race to build and manufacture the first true video slot in 1967. Using a modified 19 inch Sony TV for the display, it first made an appearance in the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. 1996 brought on the release of ‘’Reel Em’’ by WMS Industries Inc. This was the first video slot to feature a second screen bonus round, which when triggered it opened up a completely new screen. Players of the game could also experience for the first time, winning extra cash during the bonus rounds.

Online Gaming Takes Over

As the internet age started to rear its head around the mid-90s, the first online casinos were developed. Blackjack and roulette were the first to grace the screens, shortly followed by online slot machines. To start with, the online slots looked exactly the same as the types of slots you found in land based casinos, with the same symbols and numbers of reels. As computer programming and creative genius improved, games started to become way more imaginative and innovative and also surpassed the popularity of other casino games.

Million Pound Online Slot Jackpots

The first online jackpot slot was Cash Splash from Microgaming, which only offered a moderate jackpot. As time has moved on, jackpots have increased along with the excitement factor. The company Mega Moolah has made many millionaires and currently holds the title for the largest payout from an online slot – an amazing 17.9 million euros! If you fancy your chances at online slot machine gaming, try out the many thrilling games at

Author bio
Katie Lamb is a freelance writer and has 10 years experience working in the casino industry.

Provably fair gambling

Provably fair gamblingWhat about Provably Fair Gambling

Provably Fair gambling or the short name PF gambling is all about a system to obtain a non cheating casino assurance. It is specific for online bitcoin casinos. In short, it makes it impossible for a player AND for a casino, to cheat games.

How does provably fair gambling work?

To explain its operation, we must unfortunately become quite technical, but we try to keep it simple. PF systems rely on cryptographic hash functions. These functions make it possible to turn data into a string, known as a ‘hash’. The specific character consists of the fact that it is very difficult, quite impossible, to derive the original data from the hash. A good, actual example of this technology is the Bitcoin network. Until today, the cryptography behind the bitcoin network has not been broken. Specialists who can know, claim that this will never happen in the future. Let’s just wait and see….

Provable fairness related to casino games

  • Bitcoin casinos: Provably Fair is a concept created for the online cryptocurrency gaming industry, more specific for those online casinos without a licensing jurisdiction controlling and monitoring the activity of cryptocurrency gaming sites.
  • The aim of PF games and software is to offer players a way to verify that the odds and the games’ outcome are not manipulated in any way by the online casino server.
  • There is no single formula or algorithm for provable fairness concerning casino games. For example, the result of a blackjack game would be calculated in a different way, with different strings and hashes than that of a slot or roulette game. In addition, each casino gambling site has ts own method. As an active player, you should do some research and verify the results. A very good explanation is HERE! Thinking about your money, the software should be fair! Casinos could cheat by delivering only losing results to their players, that’s not fair.
  • From players reviews we read that they been disconnected to the casino’s software at the moment they were winning (big) money. The casinos blame connectivity issues, and use this as an excuse to refuse to pay the player. This is another example of casino cheating and of course NOT fair.
  • Another common players problem is not be able to withdraw money from casinos. An important prerequisite for this is of course that the player has performed all the rules correctly. In many cases, the players themselves are mistaken because they have not read or failed to read the T & C. In case the player played correctly by the rules and he can not withdraw his money, the casino steals his money. Avoid these NOT fair casinos but do not always rely on the players’ reviews you read on the internet!

How to check if a casino is provably fair

Look on the casino site for an explanation of its provable fairness. Can you read anywhere how the results are calculated? Most sites show a form to verify the results after a game. Make sure the results are calculated locally!

Provable Fairness conclusion

PF gambling is a step forward for online players. It makes it possible to verify the honesty and fairness of gambling websites, without relying on the site’s random number generator (RNG). Pick an online  casino that has provable fairness information (and results) on its site.

How Playing Online Slots Could Save Your Life

Playing Online SlotsIt’s no exaggeration to say playing slots online, instead of in a traditional casino, could save your life.

If you are like most gamblers and enjoy playing slots at casinos, then, like most gamblers, you likely have become ill several times from doing so. That’s because land-based casinos are filthy places that breed germs, bacteria and other contagions that could make you sick with the cold, flu — or even worse.

Studies affirm the most sanitary place in most casinos is the bathroom. That’s because most casinos are open all night, and only rarely will the casino gaming area be shut down long enough to thoroughly clean and sanitize it.

slot machinesThat goes for the slots areas. Most people are busy sitting at the machines, smoking cigarettes and feeding the machines their money. When those people leave, new ones arrive and start the process all over again. Yet, every time each of them leaves, they leave behind germs and other contagions that might make you very ill.

Slot machines in particular are breeding grounds for the common cold, flu and other bad illnesses. Players sit down and touch the same surfaces. The sneeze, hack and cough on them. When they leave, their germs stay behind, waiting for the next person to come along. If that person is you, when you touch the slot handle or buttons to play, you pick up the germs from the many people before you. Even just pulling up the seat could cause you to pick up germs you never intended to contact. And those germs might make you ill.

Even just entering a casino is to run a gauntlet of germs, bacteria and contagions. The door handles, stairway and escalator rails, and other commonly touched surfaces all are breeding grounds for germs left by others.

A recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin placed healthy gamblers at the same poker table as one afflicted with colds. By the end of the study, two-thirds of the healthy gamblers became sick with colds. Yet, they never came into actual physical contact with the sick players. Instead, they got sick from touching the same poker chips and gaming surfaces as the other players.
The same thing happens whenever you choose to sit down at a land-based casino to play slots. Only, your chances of becoming sick are even higher, due to the many more obstacles you encounter.

When you play slots online, though, you eliminate any concerns about becoming ill, and that could help you to win more cash — and stay alive and healthy.