The Fine Print Behind Online Gambling Bonus OffersWritten by Mahal Ramapois
If you have never opened an account with an online casino, poker room, or sports book you may be wondering if bonus offers are legitimate. We are all aware of wisdom in sayings, “If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is” or “There is no such thing as a free lunch”. So what’s catch? When a casino offers you $100-$1000 in free money should you dismiss it, assuming that there are all sorts of strict requirements, making it too difficult to achieve pay-out? The quick answer is no. These offers are for real and in most cases required terms and conditions to receive pay-out are typically quite easy to achieve. Some are as simple as making small minimum deposit of $50 to $100. Some require, in addition to minimum deposit, a minimum, but achievable, level of play.
How are online gambling sites able to give away free money and remain in business? The answer is simple. In most cases they get entire bonus back and more. Casinos live by odds that all casino games are in their favor and that eventually you’ll lose your original deposit and bonus. Online poker rooms, on other hand, get bonus back by taking a rake (usually 5%) of every pot.
Let’s take a look at various “free money” offers and requirements for full cash-out access to money. The requirements (the catch) are found in terms and conditions of bonus offer on site.
No Deposit Required! Some casinos and poker rooms offer free money without any initial deposit requirements. These offers legitimate and you will be able to play at all real money tables and slots. The typical catch is that you will need to make at least one deposit before bonus plus any winnings are released. For example, if you receive a $10 bonus and have $50 in winnings from that bonus, you will have to make a small deposit to your account before $60 is released for withdrawal.
First Deposit Bonus. To entice you to deposit real money into an online gambling site, a first deposit bonus is almost always offered. The interesting thing is not that they all do it, but very wide range of bonuses offered. You'll find one online site offering a 10% bonus while one of its competitors offers 200%. All online gambling sites have a maximum bonus limit. So a site that offers a measly 20% bonus could have their maximum bonus set to $200 (deposit $1000) while site that offers whopping 200% bonus could have a maximum bonus set to $100 (deposit $50).
Poker Room First Deposit Bonus. The catch for a poker room is that you will have to play a minimum number of raked hands and there may be a time limit. For example, to receive a $50 bonus you may have to play 100 raked hands in 60 days. The raked hand requirement is typically easy to achieve; however some of very large bonus offers are more difficult. Sometimes these large bonuses are paid in installments. For example, to receive a full $200 bonus poker room might require 500 raked hands with $20 released every 50 raked hands. If you're new to online poker, don't be discouraged by number of raked hands required; a typical online table will play 50 to 100 games per hour.
How to Play Online RouletteWritten by Mahal Ramapois
Maybe you haven't played online roulette before, or you are contemplating making move from good old casino roulette to online roulette. Or maybe, your story is that you can't afford to fly to Vegas as often as you might like. Whatever case may be, this article will help you make move to playing roulette online.
Online Roulette is one for most exciting casino games in world of cyber casino gambling. You will truly come to enjoy playing roulette online. It's virtually same as playing in a real casino, and if you're a serious roulette player it even holds some advantages.
To begin with, most obvious difference, casino environment, is staring you right in face. In land based casinos it is part of casino’s game to distract you in an unbelievable number of ways. You could consider it unfortunate that they also succeed in their distractions.
They feed you free booze, keep lots of mirrors around so you're never really sure where you are, constantly send beautiful girls walking by table, clang coins and buzzers and bells and whistles all around you, all in a rather effective attempt to take your money in as smooth a way as possible. Playing roulette online eliminates these nasty distractions. Believe me when I say that this is a good thing!
By playing roulette online you can free you from devious plans by land based casinos to distract you while they take your money. You set your own environment at home, with as much or as little distraction as you like.
Anyone interested in playing roulette online is usually curious about odds. Are odds at an online casino fair? Are they same as Vegas? Who determines odds? Typically, roulette is completely random. There are little pegs and obstructions strewn around wheel in an effort to have ball bounce around for a good while before coming to a rest. This randomness can be comforting to gambler as it provides some security that you are not likely to be ripped off.