Poker Beta Testing

Soon Nevada will be host to Vegas casino games in the field of online poker, and in order to gain regulatory approval the new World Series of Poker site is looking for beta testers in the state to try out their software and spot any glitches there.

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PaddyPower Profits Rise

PaddyPower are really making a name for themselves in the world of online gambling, with a lot of great statistics throughout the last year that saw them expanding their land based presence in the UK and gaining a lot of revenue through mobiles.

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Social Casinos Up

New figures show that online casino games in the social centre are earning more revenue than ordinary social games, and that the US are the ones getting the most spend happy in the world. The market now stands at a huge $1.6 billion, a coup for the online industry.

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Hurricane Sandy Disruptions

Hurricane Sandy is expected to cause large disruptions for land based casinos across its path over the next few days, so casino enthusiasts in its path are advised to stay home and play online until the danger is over and any necessary repairs to the casinos have been carried out.

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Casino Dealer Cheater

One thing that you can be sure of when playing casino games PC style is that you will not have to watch out for a dealer who is tampering with the odds, or indeed a fellow player trying to make sure that those same odds swing in their favour. Such was not the case over at the Marina Bay Sands Casino recently, as a dealer there was been charged as being involved in corruption – with his false winnings amounting to $10,000. Kenneth Lim Khan Lerk, a thirty eight year old dealer at the Money Wheel table on October 2, 2010, was approached by his pit supervisor to take part in some corruption to the benefit of a patron, and he agreed right away. At first the plan was not to get Lim involved, but when the scam started, pit boss Keith Yong Kee-Hwei began to suspect that he knew what was going on, and so he offered him some money to make sure that he would not report the foul play. The plan itself was simply: Yong would position himself at the Money Wheel table, along with businessman Steven Tan Tiong Loon. The idea was that Tan would place a bet, and Yong would use his hand to ensure that the Money Wheel stopped at the desired place, thus allowing Tan to collect big rewards – while Yong...

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Tribes Against Poker

In a startling show of predictability, Native American tribes have begun to speak out against the legalisation of casino gambling games to be played online on PCs, tablets, and smartphones across America, claiming that it will take away the revenue that they need to survive. The officials representing some of the tribes have expressed concern that gamblers will not want to drive to the casinos that are often location on remote tribal land, when it would be much easier for them to simply log on to their computers at home and get going. While it is undeniably true that this will be the case for some, the suggestion is that land based casinos will remain a novelty amusement for most, as those who have casual attitudes to gambling and therefore might play online would not be interested in travelling to a casino in the first place. The only real move towards legalisation so far has been made in the field of online casino video poker, in the states of Nevada and Delaware where it is estimated that legal gambling could be achieved over the internet early next year. It looks like New Jersey will be following suit soon, but of course three states is hardly a huge amount just yet. Still, over on Capitol Hill you will find tribes lobbying for votes against the idea of legal online gambling,...

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WSOP Final 27

The World Series of Poker is really heating up now, as after a field of 6,598 entrants have been knocked down to just twenty seven finalists the race is on to find the overall champion of 2012. It looks like at least one of the finishers is going to be someone who learned poker by playing casino games pc style, as Daniel Strelitz finds himself currently placed second in the chips table. The overall leader right now is Marc-Andre Ladoucer, with $16 million in chips to his name. All of the twenty seven remaining entrants will be winning at least $294,601 as a result of getting this far, and all that remains to be seen is who will take home the really big bucks, with a few of the more familiar faces having already dropped out before this stage. In second place with $12.8 million in chips, Strelitz has quite the story. He is only twenty-two years old, and he got into playing online casino video poker as a young man. During his freshman year at college he finally realised that he had a unique talent for playing poker: he hit a six figure score on the online games and made the choice to quit school and become a professional poker player. It looks like that decision is paying off as he heads closer to the finale, and he...

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Top Casino Games

An online casino site recently published a list of which of its Vegas casino games are the most played, with few surprises in the top ten. Casino blackjack has always been a popular game worldwide. It is no shock to see it high on the list – last year it topped hot lists of the same online casino – but its reign on the internet gambling throne seems to be over, as it falls down the list to allow the rise of the casino games slot machines. With so many different themes of slot machine out there, it is perhaps easy to imagine that they would not rank highly because of the sheer number available – but in fact, some are far more popular than others. Heading up the top of the list this year are a variety of slots –  including those named Hell’s Grannies, Royal Derby, Woolly World, Chief’s Magic, and Jekyll and Hyde. Jekyll and Hyde is the newest release to have made it to the top at only two months old – clearly, online players are attracted to a name and theme that they recognise, as well as entertaining game play. It is all well and good pulling customers in with nice pictures and branding, but the proof is in the pudding. New games tend to experience a surge in traffic when they are released,...

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Get ready to be spooked

Microgaming is known for its innovation and creativity. Once again the software mogul has come up with a brand new game that is sure to scare your socks off. Microgaming has launched a selection of online slots on its flash platform. So if you have subscribed to the Microgaming instant play online casinos you will be able to enjoy these new slots games that are connected by scary themes. The first terrifying slot game from Microgaming is Jekyll and Hyde. You all know the Robert Louis Stevenson classic story about the doctor whose experiment, with the good and evil nature of man, goes terribly wrong. The whole slot game is dark and eerie and the ominous look high card symbols on the reels just add to the whole creepy effect. The game may look scary, but the features you can enjoy here are pretty cool. There are 10 free spins, plus this game is a 243 ways to win game giving you lots of opportunities to win. The animation is pretty cool on this game. When you get Dr. Jekyll on the reels you can see him transform into the monstrous Mister Hyde. The next game you will find in Microgaming new flash slot machines is the remake of a timeless classic. Alaxe in Zombieland is a twist on Alice in Wonderland and all the characters have been ‘zombified’....

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Microgaming Has Best Casino Software – Official

The very best online casino software provider in the world right now is Microgaming, and that is now official thanks to voters at the Gambling Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards this year. Of course, Microgaming has received this esteemed accolade previously. In fact, Microgaming have won the Top Casino Software award every year consecutively since 2003, which was the very first time the awards took place. Microgaming’s Chief Executive Officer Roger Raatgever explained that “Microgaming prides itself with the honour of being the leader within this industry, and are continually determined to remain a huge stride in front of the casino software development herd.” when asked how pleased the company were to have picked up this particular accolade. Microgaming driven online casinos provide you with over four hundred casino games including the likes of slot machines, online casino video poker, roulette, video poker, and incredibly rewarding progressive jackpot slots. As with any competition there must always be a second place winner, and this time around it was Playtech who are known for their very popular casino software. The company received an respectable reference at the first award show in 2003, and since that date has been featured in the top end of software development year after...

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