Impact of Black Friday in 2011 and Beyond

2011 will definitely be a year to remember for the online gambling world, but unfortunately more for negative reasons than positive ones. The US Department of Justice unleashed indictments and domain seizures on Friday, April 15 (aka Black Friday) for online sites including Full Tilt and PokerStars, with the reverberations still being felt in the online world. PokerStars continued on largely unfazed (and is still the world’s largest online poker site by a wide margin) but Full Tilt would ultimately implode and shutter its online doors. The passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in 2006 paved the way for Black Friday, with the UIGEA making it illegal for US banks to knowingly do business with online gambling sites. Some sites exited the US market and obeyed it but others stayed, suffering no real consequences until the Department of Justice made its move on Black Friday.

A Brief Internet Slot Machines Guide

Here are just a few sinple tips for the Slot Machine fans :) Always play maximum coins! The reason is that the jackpot will only be played when maximum coins are played. Play a slot machine with smaller amounts per bet and play maximum coins rather than playing slots with higher amounts per bet and not play maximum coins. Progressive Slots pay much more when hitting the jackpot, while non-progressive pay more on lower winnings! Therefore, non-progressive slots are also a nice option to play, especially if you just want to have some fun and want to spend a small amount of ...

Video Poker Strategy: Minimize Casino Edge

Playing correct strategy in Video Poker is very important to your success. Below, we give you some advice that will definitely help you become a better Video Poker player and should help you become more successful when playing Video Poker. You will not be able to completely make up for the edge the casino has, but you will be able to minimize it, so you can enjoy yourself for a longer time playing Video Poker. Always play with maximum coins! This is the most important thing when playing Video Poker. The reason therefore is very simple: The payout for the royal flush is much higher in terms of units payout (amount you get for $1 bet) when you play maximum coins, instead of just 1 coin. If you can't afford maximum coins at a certain Video Poker computer, go to a Video Poker machine that has a lower coin value (instead of playing at $1 machines, play at $.25 machines).

Video Poker Rules: How to Play Video Poker

Video Poker is a casino game that is quickly growing in popularity. It is played on a computer and involves a lot of decision making on the player's part, which makes this game so interesting. This is probably also the reason for the fast growing populartiy of this game. Unlike in "regular" poker, when playing video poker, you are not playing against an opponent, but you are trying to get the best hand possible given the cards you are dealt.

Roulette Strategy: Minimize Edge of Casino

Many people try to sell you roulette systems that will guarantee you to win when playing roulette. These people are lying. There is no such system that will guarantee you that you will win when playing roulette. Sure, in the short term, these systems might work, but in the long term, the casino always have an edge. This brings me to my next point. The casino always has an edge of 2.63% when you are playing European Roulette, no matter what bet you take. Should you be playing American Roulette, the casino always has an edge of 5.26%. The only difference between European and American Roulette is that the American Roulette wheel has an additional zero (00), which is responsible for this large increase in the edge of the house.

Roulette Rules: How to Play Roulette

Roulette is a game of chance with no skills involved, in which you will almost not be able to make a mistake. All you should know before playing roulette are the basic rules, which include the different bets available, as well as the payout of these bets. Before explaining the rules, you should download an internet casino, so you can play roulette online for free, while reading through the explanation of the rules. This should help you learn the rules faster, compared to simply reading through them without really seeing what I'm refering to.

Craps Strategy: Minimize Edge of Casino

Craps is a game of chance in which the casino always has a small edge, no matter what other, so-called experts, might tell you. This means, that there is no system available for craps that will make you a guaranteed winner, but if you make the bets giving the house the lowest edge possible, you will be able to have a great time with your money when playing craps. The best bets available at the craps tables are the Pass/Don't Pass and Come/Don't Come bets. When betting on Pass or Come, the casino has an edge of 1.41%, while the edge of the casino for the Don't Pass and Don't Come bets is 1.40%, which basically means that the house edge for these 2 types of bets is almost the same, but still somewhat lower for the Don't Pass and Don't Come bets.

Craps Rules: How to Play Craps

When you go to an online casino, you can usually hear where the craps tables are located. They are usually the loudest. But, before you can join the fun, you should try to learn the rules of this exciting casino game. To help you, we explain the basic rules below. When a new round begins, the players will make bets on "Pass" or "Don't Pass", as well as several other bet opportunities, which are always available, and which are explained below. But, in general, we recommend avoiding these other bets, as the house edge is much higher, compared to the "Pass" and "Don't Pass" bet.

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