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 https://www.sunbets.co.uk/casino/.

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.

How to Play at a Live Casino

live casinosLive casinos are more popular than ever! Gamblers love the real casino experience live dealer play offers. If you’ve never tried it, now’s the time.

Before playing at a live casino, there’s a few things you need to know. First, always confirm you’re playing at a licensed and regulated casino. Also, check player forums online. Other players are a great way to get more info on a particular live casino.

Second, live casinos are just like a Vegas casino. A live dealer at an actual game table is livestreamed right to your computer or mobile device. Gameplay is the same as in a physical casino. You wager online and the dealer or an assistant will put physical chips on the table for you. The game is then played accordingly.

In roulette, the dealer will spin the wheel, drop the ball, call the winning pocket, and mark the appropriate number as winner. Blackjack is the same, chips are placed indicating your wager, physical cards are dealt to the players and dealer, and your actions are completed on the table. And so on for every casino game. It’s pretty cool!

You can play all your favorite casino games:

  • Craps
  • Roulette
  • Pai Gow Poker
  • Blackjack
  • Three Card Poker
  • Baccarat
  • And More

The user interfaces, meaning the mouse clicks you use to interact with the game, are intuitive and easy to use. If you’re already playing casino games online, you’ll have no problem playing at a live casino. In fact, you’re probably going to like it more than traditional online gambling.

You can even socialize with your fellow players. Chat, share your best gambling tips, and even send virtual gifts with the fun new people you meet playing live casino games from the comfort of your own home.

Don’t want to be on camera? No problem. You can select an avatar and keep your privacy.

How about a casino party. Host your very own casino night at home. Live casinos supply the games, you supply the fun! Don’t miss out on this exciting new trend. Try live casino games today.

What is Bet Behind?

RoyalVegas-live-casino Bet behind is a Live Blackjack feature, loved and used in practice by many casino players. In brief: you bet on a player that you think will win a hand by placing chips in your ‘Bet Behind box’.

How to use this betting type?

Each player seated at a live blackjack online table has a ‘Bet Behind box’. You wil see this box just below your own betting box. Now all you have to do is place your chips in the Bet Behind box from the player you want to wager on (you want to follow) during the betting period.
Handy with it is the ‘Hot Streak table’, usually located at the top right of your screen. This table displays the players at your live BlackJack table that are on winning streaks and how many hands the streak has lasted. We advise new players to play with low stakes bets to try out live blackjack and to experience the Bet Behind option.

Do you have a seat?

It happens that you have to wait for a seat at the live BlackJack tables. No problem! While you are waiting for one of the seven seats to become free, you can already start with bet behind. There is no limit to the number of ‘waiting for a seat’-players to bet behind the seated players. Once you have a seat, you can still bet behind any other seated players.

Why should I bet behind?

There is just one reason to do it: the huge payout potential! Especially the unexperienced players can take part in the game with low bets and, if lucky, win some real money. The standard payout ratio is 3 to 2, depending on the casino but this is the general rule.

Where to play Bet Behind?

Unibet-casino-Livecasino Not all live dealers casinos offer Bet Behind. In general you can play this betting feature at online casinos live blackjack tables with software providers such as Microgaming and Evolution Gaming. Note that ‘Bet Behind’ is only available for blackjack!

Start Tips Bet Behind

• The number of game rounds a player has won is displayed on your screen by medals, ribbons and stars. So you can evaluate how ‘hot’ or ‘good’ a player is doing. Hot players are highlighted with a gold medal next to their name. A number on the medal shows how many game rounds a player has won. Ribbons can go from 1 to 2, and stars can show up to 3. It is just an indication of the success of a player.
• When the best player chooses to double down or split his cards, his bet is doubled.
• Start with low stakes, especially when you are a new player!


We repete as conclusion that, especially for inexperienced players, Bet Behind is a very useful side bets occasion. It is a good experience to learn the live dealer blackjack table games and thus increase their revenue potential. But … Blackjack is always a game of skill… you win money, you loose money. By ‘Betting Behind’ you are relying on other player’s knowledge, experience and luck. You completely rely on other players’ decisions, way of playing and winnings or losses. Take your time to learn how it works!

No Deposit Bonuses – The Best Casino Offer

no deposit bonusThe onset of the online gambling industry has brought about many changes to this activity. Old-fashioned gambling was still present, but many business ventures managed to combine it with something unique in order to maximize their profit. This purpose led online casinos, poker rooms and even sports betting sites to try offering with all kinds of promotions and bonuses to their players.
Online casino promotions and bonus offers are their latest invention aimed to attract a larger player pool and increase traffic. However, there are several differences among providers which could help you distinguish the most suitable offer that fits your needs.

Types of No Deposit Bonuses

These online gambling sites include various types of bonus offers in order to appeal to all customer groups. The No Deposit casino offers where you keep what you win are ultimately the best, but players need to be aware of all before deciding which to use. This bonus is awarded to novice players who have just finished the sign up process on a particular site and basically provides them with some kind of ‘free play’ option.
The No Deposit Bonus Codes are the first variation of this offer. These bonuses are no different than the rest, except they cannot be claimed by simply signing in on a particular casino site. Here, you would have to enter a specific code for the bonus in the designated box right before you complete the sign up process.
Free Spins are another No Deposit bonus option. These usually include about a dozen free spins limited to a particular slot as a promotion strategy. Some sites may offer a greater number of spins, while others tend to include all their players in this type of offer.
Ultimately, these No Deposit bonuses can take the form of timed promotions. These give the player a certain time period, like an hour, for risk-free play on the particular site. After the end, some simply require you to return the free bets money from your profits (if you have any). On the other hand, there are sites which demand a specific number of real money bets which you need to play out in order to withdraw any winnings.

Terms & Conditions

Each of these No Deposit casino bonuses has specific terms and conditions regarding the way players can use them. Moreover, they tend to determine the way you are able to withdraw your winnings (if any).
Make sure you are extremely careful when it comes to analyzing the best bonus with the most suitable conditions. After all, there are certain wagering requirements which continually need new bets without providing any chance to withdraw your winnings.

Other Bonuses

Aside from No Deposit bonus offers, online casinos often promote their First Deposit bonuses. These usually match your initial deposit amount to a certain percentage, of course if the actual deposit isn’t in the thousands or millions.
Loyalty programs are also seen as a type of promotion or bonus offer, as well as VIP programs which award players with a certain status ranking.