Archive for March, 2011

Online Gambling Ban Bill Approved in Cyprus

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Cyprus is a small island country which is a home to numbers of online gambling companies  an island in the Mediterranean. Their government stay committed to blocking or banning the online gambling, with the cabinet passing the said rapidly moving drafted bill.

Last Tuesday, the associated press has been told by the Deputy Government Spokesman Christos Christofides that the bill – which still requires legislative approval – will lessen vague provision under the existing law which have turned a growing online gambling business in the country into a “social wound.”

Online Casino Gambling Booming in Macau

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Summarized article based from the news at OnlinePoker.Net; The article below discusses the growth of casino gambling in Macau. Credits to the Original Source of the Article.

Since 1850s when the government of Portuguese legalized the activity in the colony, gambling in Macau has been legalized. Macau has been known all over the world as the “Monte Carlo of the Orient” since then.

The biggest revenue generator in Macau is the gambling tourism which makes up about 50% of the economy. Chinese nationals from the mainland and Hongkong largely make up the visitors. In 2007, Macau overtook Las Vegas Strip in gaming revenues with the advent of huge foreign casinos from Las Vegas and Australia.

Generally, Gambling in Macau can be categorized into three, casino games, horse racing and greyhound racing. Sports betting and lotteries are also available. However, nowadays, Macau does not allow online gaming operations such as online casino sites.

Gambling at the Movies

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Many of both land based and online casino gamblers usually not only enjoy gambling alone but also love getting involved with some other activities that with an involvement to gambling and one example for this is watching a gambling movies.

Ocean Eleven is one of the best gambling movies that was watched by many so we provided a review about it for those who still didn’t watched the movie and also for those who want to reminisce the movie.

About Three Quarts of Britain Adults Are Into Gambling

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The article below is an excerpt from entitled “Problem gamblers increase as betting becomes more mainstream in UK.”

According to an independent report released today by the Gambling Commission, more people are getting involved in gambling. In the said report, it shows that about three quarters  or 73% of adults in Britain gambled in the previous year up from 68% in 2007. Common reasons of the huge majority of gamblers say that they get involved in gambling “because it’s fun” and “for the chance of winning big money”. As shown on the The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010, the British public take part in a wide extent of activities with still only a comparatively small portion of online gambling.

Poker Pro, Phil Laak Breaks Guinness Book of World Records

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

This is an excerpt from the article in Best Poker Rooms; An Interview with Poker Pro Phil Laak in achieving Guiness Book of World Records.

Philip “Phil” Laak was born on September 8, 1972, grew on the East Coast of the United States and now residing at Los Angeles and California. He is now an internationally recognized professional poker player holding a World Poker Tour (WPT) Title, a WSOP bracelet and also a regular on televised poker shows like Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker. He is known for his iconic look at the poker table, he always wears sunglasses  and a hooted sweatshirt pulled over his head. His animated personality, joke at the tables and interest in joining in sometimes unusual propositional bets have also contributed to his fame.

On June 7 last year, “the Unabomber”, Phil Laak broke the world record for the most hours of poker played in one sitting after 115 hours. Setting a world record and having that record formally confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records are a meaningful achievements and Laak reached both with an acceptance of his 201- sessions as an official world record this week.

Merging of Online Casino Operators

Monday, March 14th, 2011

An excerpt from news:

As summarized; The online casino gambling industry is growing and developing rapidly and in terms of finances, this current year seems to  be an impressive year. It has been predicted by some of the industry experts that 2011 will be the top choices for stock market investors.

The investors interest has been stimulated by the recent merger of several online casino companies. The enormous billion dollar deals that has been created will be some of the largest online casino gambling operators in existence and proves that the industry is a safe bet on the stock exchange.

Today, other online casino companies in the industry are trying hard to make similar agreements. The perspective of joining with another company guarantee a bigger market share for online casino gambling operators and it also means that an additional source of funding can be provided by the stock market investors.

Online casino companies become more attractive to investors as it grows larger and larger and this is the right time to invest. It would be wise to purchase in online casino gambling companies that are on the approach of merging or expanding wherein the stock prices are still low.

Poker Pros and Celebrities in both World of Offline and Online Casino to Play in Charity Poker Event

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The Eleven – times World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth is doing something other than flapping his gums, causing a scene and winning a bunch of money at the felt. He has put together an extraordinary poker tournament called “Raise Your Hand for Africa”.

Phil Hellmuth together with celebrities from Hollywood and music industry,  poker stars in both offline and online casino community and NFL stars will come together for the first ever annual Texas Hold’em poker tournament, “Raise Your Hand for Africa” has been set to be held at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Caribbean Stud Poker

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Have you heard of the Caribbean Stud Poker? Then if you have not, probably you’ve heard of its extreme twin in popularity, the Texas Hold ‘em Poker. As its name implies, this game originated in Caribbean. In 1988,  the Caribbean stud poker was first introduced to casinos. There are many versions of the true origin but, it has never been definitively proven where the game was first played.  Today, almost every actual and online casino carries Caribbean Poker Stud available for its players.

Caribbean stud poker is any of a number of poker variants in which each player receives a mix face – down and face – up cards dealt in multiple wagering rounds. Caribbean stud poker is a casino table game with rules similar to five card stud poker. However, unlike standard poker games, Caribbean stud is played against the house rather than against other players. There is no bluffing or other misleading techniques. The game rules and best strategies are easy to remember. Each set at the table has a player lay out and chip slot. A small led lights up when a chip that has been placed in the slot is allowed to fall through for collection be the dealer. This light should be watched as this indicates the jackpot bet.

Roulette Myths and Legends

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

After long decades of giving unstoppable gaming excitement, Roulette has turned out to be one of the most popular online casino games in the world. This game of chance comes from a french word which means “little wheel”. As early people believed, Roulette was originally invented in European France and slowly became popular as it moved overseas to the Americas in the 17th century. Its real version was quite known as the European Roulette, the most famous and well known version of the game that is still around today. The other one is the American roulette, which was invented at a later time in the United States.

And since there are no strong strategies on winning in this kind of game, there came a lot of myths and legends in which people tends to believe that might increased or cut-down their chances of winning the game. Some of the myths are as follows.