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Published: May 8, 2013 | Category: Online Casinos
Cryptologic has firmly established its name in the world of casino software developers ever since its inception in 1995. When they first started out, they were one of the few existing casino software developers in the world, but seeing their success, many other companies sprouted up, and today there are a large number of casino software developers. Despite the sharp rise in the number of competitors, CryptoLogic has still managed to stick to the top of the rankings with its reputation of trust and reliability as well as cutting edge software that keeps the players delighted.
Their range of games is also a matter of pride to the company which features unique games such as the Marvel Slot games that were developed in association with Marvel Comics. Other games include the Incredible Hulk, Spiderman and the Punisher. Also, in addition to casino software and poker software, CryptoLogic has expanded its reach into the niche market of online Bingo software. The best thing about their software is that the games can either be downloaded or played instantly depending on the speed of the player’s Internet connection.
Although the company was launched in 1995, their first licensee only came the next year in 1996. This casino is the famous InterCasino. Since then, CryptoLogic has grown from a two-man company to one that employs over 300 personnel. In 2002, the company got its software certified in the Isle of Man, which was the result of a deal with Littlewoods Gaming. The Alderney Gambling Control Commission subsequently certified the Ritz Club in 2004. CryptoLogic currently powers over a hundred online casinos and they are all very well known for their quality of service, fair gaming and ethics because of CryptoLogic’s stringent criteria. Here is a look at some of the more popular casinos that are powered by the CryptoLogic Software
InterCasino: This was the first casino ever to be powered by the exciting CryptoLogic Software and today, InterCasino is one of the best-established casinos on the Internet. It is also easily one of the largest around with a vast selection of games and over a million members.
VIP Casino: VIP Casino is a sister concern of the InterCasino. This popular casino was established in 1999 and licensed in Curacao. The casino has over 190 games, and is especially popular for the large cash prizes as well as the very interesting bonus schemes and promotions that are on offer to its players.
Published: May 3, 2013 | Category: Casino Games
On 25th April 2013, Microgaming announced that it would be increasing its portfolio of online casino games with the release of five additional new games. These new games are scheduled to be released in May 2013 and they will be available at numerous Microgaming-powered online casinos in either the instant play mode or from within Microgaming’s downloadable casino software.
These new games are all online slot machines and they all have five reels. Players will be able to practice on them prior to spending any real cash by launching them in the free play demo mode. Alternatively, players can jump straight into the real cash mode and play for some huge coin prizes.
Five of these new online slot machines are Microgaming’s 243 ‘Ways to Win’ slots and they include Mystic Dreams, Bust the Bank, Galacticons and Bridezilla. The other new slot, Mugshot Madness, is a 20-paylined slot machine. Each new slot caters for both low rollers and high rollers and they all have bonus rounds or free spin rounds where plenty of huge prizes can be won.
Bust the Bank and Mugshot Madness both have a crime theme. Bridezilla has a comical wedding theme. Mystic Dreams has a Native American theme and Galacticons has a science fiction theme. These games also have plenty of randomly appearing Multipliers, as well as Wild Symbols and Scatter Symbols which can all help boost your balance.
Players will be able to find Bust the Bank and Mystic Dreams on Microgaming’s’ downloadable Viper platform, Flash platform and QuickFire platform and Bridezilla, Galacticons and Mugshot Madness will be available on Microgaming’s Flash platform.
Microgaming has been developing online casino software for more than 15 years now. They have become a driving force within the online gambling industry and they have managed to develop more than 620 casino games.
Their product can be found in more than 400 fully licensed online casinos such as Spin Palace Casino, All Slots Casino, 32Red Casino, Casino Mate, Roxy Palace Casino, Jackpot City Casino, All Jackpots Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Gaming Club Casino and Betway Casino, among numerous others.
Their state of the art product also now boasts an exciting Live Dealer Casino platform and in more recent times they have released Live Dealer Casinos with actual Playboy™ Bunny dealers. They also have one of the most attractive progressive jackpot networks in the industry today, with individual prize pools frequently reaching more than $1,000,000.
Published: May 2, 2013 | Category: Land Based Casinos
Before the advent of the online casino, players from around the world would assemble at these brick-and-mortar casinos to enjoy their games of chance. These casinos were a little more restricting than the online casinos, because players did not have the flexibility of being able to play their favorite games from the comfort of their homes. Of course, these casinos had their own advantages, and it is because of these land-based casinos that the gambling industry developed so much.
The games themselves in brick-and-mortar casinos are a bit different. While the general rules are the same, in an online casino, the game is much faster, and the players have more access to tools to help them optimize their games. On the other hand, in a land based casino, the player has the advantage of being in the midst of other people, and especially in a game like poker, where player’s reactions play a large role, this is a big advantage.
In land based casinos, the games are generally divided into three major categories based on the way they are played. Though these categories exist in the online casino as well, the playing areas are a little more clear-cut in the brick-and-mortar casinos where players have to physically move from one place to the other to play different types of games. The different categories are: Table Games, Electronic Game Machines and Random Number Games. Here is a brief overview of these different kinds of games.
- Table Games: Table games, as the name suggests, are those games that are played on a table. Live croupiers or dealers who operate these games are generally the ones who control the pace of the game. Table games can be roughly divided into three kinds: Cards, Dice and Random Numbers.
- Card Games: Card Games at online casinos are not all the same, and their rules and regulations vary according to the game played. Some examples of card games that are commonly played at casinos are Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Casino Hold’em, Faro, Four Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Poker, Omaha, Poker, and Red Dog. Some of the less common games include Asian Stud, Australian Pontoon, Blackjack Switch, Chinese Poker, Teen Patti, Mambo Stud and Pyramid Poker.
- Dice or Tile Games: This is another popular variety of table games that are found in land-based casinos. Dice and Tile games are used to describe games of chance that are played using a dice (like craps) or tiles (like Sic Bo). These games are very popular, especially in brick-and-mortar casinos in the US.
- Random Number Table Games: These are purely games of chance that are played at land-based casinos (though the online casinos are also introducing these games). The most common of these games is of course, Roulette, but other games like Big Six Wheel and Chase Beezy are also popular.
- Electronic Game Machine: These games are generally single player games that are played at specific machines that control the game. There is no actual dealer in these games, and the machine dictates the pace of the game. The most common of these games are the slot games, Video Poker, Video Terminal Lotteries and Pachinko.
- Random Number Games: Unlike the random number table games, these games are more based on drawing numbers from a bag or a set of numbers. The most popular of these games are Keno and Bingo which are now played at many land-based casinos around the world.
Gaming machines, such as slot machines and pachinko, are usually played by one player at a time and do not require the involvement of casino employees to play. Random number games are based upon the selection of random numbers, either from a computerized random number generator or from other gaming equipment. Random number games may be played at a table, such as Roulette, or through the purchase of paper tickets or cards, such as Keno or Bingo.
Published: April 30, 2013 | Category: Casino Games
Roulette is a popular game of chance that is played at most casinos online or otherwise. The game gets its name from the French word meaning “Little Wheel” and is derived from many different wheel-based games that were played in early England. The Roulette that is played today is a very old game and was first recorded as being played in Paris in the year 1796.
The game is played using a wheel (from which it gets its name). This wheel has a circular track that is tilted. This track is located around the circumference of the wheel. In addition, the wheel has numbered pockets and depending on the kind of game you are playing, there can be 37 or 38 pockets which are numbered from 0 to 36. The American version of the game also features the double zero or 00. All numbers are marked either red or black except for the 0 and 00 which are colored green. Once the players have all placed their bets, the wheel is spun and there is also a small white ball that is spun around the track in the opposite direction to the wheel. This ball begins to slow down and eventually stops and falls into one of the pockets on the wheel. The pocket in which it falls determines the winning number.
The main aspect of the game is learning the different kinds of bets available. There are essentially two types of bets: The Inside Bets and the Outside Bets.
Inside Bets: These bets are usually on a number or a group of numbers that are separately demarcated on the roulette betting-table. Inside bets usually have a higher payout than the outside bets because the chances of losing are higher. There are six kinds of inside bets.
Straight Up: these are bets that are placed on a single number, and the player places his/her chip squarely in the center of a certain number on the table. This kind of bet has the highest payout of all.
- Split: In a Split bet, the player places his/her chip on the line separating any two adjacent numbers, thereby betting on the chance that either of these two numbers could win. The bets can be either on numbers that are one above the other or one next to the other.
- Street: The Street bet is a bet on three numbers that are present on a horizontal line. In this kind of bet, the chip is placed on the edge of the number which is at the end of the line.
- Corner: This kind of bet is placed on four numbers that are two adjacent numbers each in two rows that together form a square. To place a corner bet, the player places the chip at the centre of this square
- Six Line: This bet is placed on two streets and is made by placing the chip on the intersection of the two streets.
- Trio: The Trio bet is placed on the intersecting point between either the 00, 2 and 3 or 0, 1 and 2.
Outside Bets: Outside bets are the lower risk bets that usually have a higher chance of winning than the inside bets. As a result, the payout on an outside bet is much lower. There are five kinds of outside bets which are 1 - 18 (a bet on the first 18 numbers), 19 – 36 (second 18 numbers), Red or Black, Even or Odd, Dozen Bets (a bet on either the first, second or third dozen numbers on the table) and column bets (wager on all numbers in any of the columns on the table).
Published: April 26, 2013 | Category: Casino Games
The game of Blackjack has been around for two centuries now, and its appeal hasn’t waned a bit since it was first introduced in 18th century France.
If you want to start playing Blackjack online, you are on to a good thing because this game can bring you excellent rewards. When you consider the lucrative potential of this game in its online form, it is not surprising that Blackjack is simply the most popular table game played at online casinos on a worldwide scale. It is exciting, too, and you will thoroughly enjoy playing the game. This is because a reasonably skilful Blackjack player can regularly beat the house and earn excellent profits playing online Blackjack. You can either download the game or play online.
The fundamental objective of Blackjack is to get a hand that is worth more points than the dealer’s hand. However, the total worth of the points in your hand cannot be more than 21. The cards are valued on this basis – an Ace is worth 1 or 11 (you can decide, depending on your hand), Kings, Queens and Jacks are worth 10 each, and the other cards have the same value as the number they bear.
In online Blackjack, it makes sense, since it is always you who starts the game, to stick with a hand that may go over 21 and ‘bust’. The exception to this rule occurs when the dealer does not seem likely to go bust.
What do you need in order to play online Blackjack? A computer with a reasonably fast internet connection and enough available memory for game downloads is fine – you don’t need any special software or graphic cards, for example. You will need to have a Flash player installed – several online Blackjack games work with this technology. Your internet connection needs to be fairly good, especially nowadays, when the games are getting heavier and bulkier with rich graphics, fancy sound effects and so on, that add to the pleasure of the game experience. You want the game to run smoothly, and your net connection should be able to handle this comfortably. Downloading is easy, it won’t take ling and it will not cost you anything. Just follow the casino’s simple instructions and you will soon be ready to play.
Once you have grasped the basics of Blackjack, you will be eager to try out your new found knowledge. Many online casinos offer you the opportunity to play for free on their sites and it would be a good idea to start with these games. Don’t risk betting actual money until you are confident that you have mastered Blackjack skills, and remember to start playing at low stakes.
Tournament play is great fun too, when it comes to online Blackjack. If you have attained a certain level of skill and confidence, by all means try your luck on a competitive level. You are sure to have a good time, even if you don’t win, and the experience you gain will prove invaluable down the line. More great information about blackjack and playing including counting cards and other resources can be found by visiting the following website: http://www.cardcounter.com
Getting Started at Online Casinos
After you’ve chosen the online casino you wish to play at you’ll need to choose whether you’re going to play the download version of the online casino or the no download flash instant play version. It’s our suggestion that you opt for the download option as the games are far superior and overall the quality of the gaming experience is much better.
The next thing you’re going to want to is ensure that you have a valid credit card that you can make deposits with at the online casino (Note: All of the sites we feature here accept Visa, Master Card, Amex (Gold, Black and Regular Amex credit cards) in addition to a number of alternative banking options should you decide to use another method at the casino. Also all of the casinos we’ve featured here on our site have the best processing abilities making it far easier and quicker to make deposits and start playing.
Once you’ve successfully deposited you’ll need to select and choose a game you’d like to start playing and that’s about it. Keep in mind that there’s a huge selection of games typically available online that you can choose from and play so we recommend playing several casino games not just one or two to get experience in several different game types. All of the online casinos offer several online slots, blackjack, video poker, roulette and other game type variations so there’s definitely no shortage of games to choose from and play.
Something to keep in mind is that should you win a sizable jackpot you should definitely consider cashing out and walking away. So many times players will win a nice jackpot and start playing which is a big mistake. Continuing play after a jackpot is won often times leads to players putting their winnings back into the casino so it’s always advised that if you win a good amount that you cash out as soon as you possibly can.
Cashing out your winnings will sometimes depend on their terms and conditions which often time include up 48 plus hour delays in your ability to withdrawal funds from an online casino. It’s always worthwhile to check the “banking options, cashier, or other relevant sections for the terms and conditions of such restrictions so that you’re not all of a sudden freaked out at your inability to withdrawal your funds immediately from the casino.