Category Archives: Online gambling in the United States

Bitcoin Casino Bonanza!

Bitcoin is certainly all the rage these days, and no more so that in the online gambling space. There are many online casinos, poker rooms, and sportsbooks that process Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals, but I have found four that have proven to be the best in class.

  • BitCoin Casino: 15 Free spins when you sign up, and a 100% bonus on initial deposits between 3 mBTC and 1 BTC
  • mBit Bitcoin Casino: 100% bonus on initial deposits between 3 mBTC and 50 mBTC
  • BetCoin Casino: 100% bonus on initial deposits between 50 mBTC and 1 BTC
  • 4Grinz Bitcoin Casino: 100% bonus on initial deposits between 3 mBTC and 200 mBTC

All of these Bitcoin online casinos accept players from around the world, including the United States. As always, however, be sure to check that online gambling is legal where you live.

I’ve played at each of these Bitcoin online casinos on my PC, Mac, iPhone (iPhone 6), and iPad (iPad 2). The games run smoothly on all of these platforms, so you can play pretty much anywhere, anytime that you have access to the Internet.

And if you like sports betting, each of BitCoinmBit, and BetCoin also conveniently provide access to their sportsbook from the same wallet as your casino wallet.

These sites feature games from several online casino software vendors, so you are sure to find more than enough games to pique your interest. Their games will provide you with an enjoyable (and hopefully profitable) gambling session.

I’ve ranked more Bitcoin online casinos on my site — keep checking back as more Bitcoin online gambling sites are added weekly.


2 x $50 Free Chips for Online Slot Machines, Keno, and Scratchers

There are two new $50 free chips to try at a couple of online casinos.

Silver Oak Online Casino

Slot Madness Online Casino

The terms are the same for both: $1500 playthrough on slots, keno, and scratch cards, with an exact $100 cash out amount — meaning you can cash out only $100 and not until you reach $100.

The software that runs these two online casinos are different, so you’ll have plenty of variety to choose from. In addition, if you like to play from your iPad or iPhone, Silver Oak Casino is the way to go.

If you like what you see at either Silver Oak Casino or Slot Madness (or both 🙂 ), they each have a generous welcome bonus:

  • Silver Oak Casino – Use bonus codes SILVEROAK1 through SILVEROAK10 for 100% bonus on each of your first 10 deposits, up to $1000 bonus each
  • Slot Madness – Use bonus code DBCOM300 for a 300% bonus on your first deposit of up to $1000, for a bonus of up to $3000.

The terms on these deposit bonuses are pretty standard:

  • 30 x (deposit + bonus) amount playthrough if you play slots, keno, scratchers
  • 60 x (deposit + bonus) amount playthrough if you play other allowed games, including some table games

Players from around the globe can deposit using a credit card or from a bitcoin account.

Silver Oak Online Casino

Slot Madness Online Casino



Play Online Solitaire for Cash

I would guess that over 90% of all Windows computer users have played Solitaire. It may very well be the most-used Windows application ever.

Windows Solitaire

I recently discovered an online site called Game Colony that spreads Solitaire tournaments for real money.

Below are the complete rules of the Solitaire tournaments at Game Colony.

Object of the Game
The object of the game is to use all cards to build up the 4 suit stacks in ascending order starting with the aces.

Suit stacks to be build are in the upper right corner. The bottom card in each of the 4 suit stacks is an ace. In the example, 2 of clubs in the second suit stack is already placed on top of the ace of clubs (ascending order).

The bottom 7 stacks are called row stacks. The cards in the row stacks are in descending order alternating between red and black. The bottom card in the row stack is the king. In the example, the top open card in the leftmost row stack is the queen of hearts (red) that is placed on the king of spades (black).

Playing the Game
As the game proceeds, the 7 row stacks on the bottom are build only as an intermediate holding place for eventual build-up of 4 suit stacks.

To move cards to any of the 4 suit stacks, you must start each suit stack pile with an ace. Once an ace has been put up in the suit stack pile, 2 of that same suit can be placed on the ace, and so forth, ending with the king. Once a card has been placed on the suit stack pile, it can be moved back to the row stack, however, a point penalty will be assessed for this act ion.

Cards in the 7 row stack piles can be placed on other cards by building downward and alternating colors. In the example above , the top open card in the leftmost row stack is the queen of hearts (red) that is placed on the king of spades (black). You can move more than one card at a time; for example, a rightmost pile containing an 8 of hearts & 7 of spades could be picked up and placed on a 9 of spades (if 9 of spades was an open card in any other of the 7 row stacks). When a card in any of the 7 row stacks has been moved to expose a downward-faci ng card, that card can be turned face-up (by clicking on it). Whene a card in any of the 7 row stacks is moved to create an e mpty slot, that slot can be filled with any king.

When there are no moves to make in the row stacks, go through the closed deck (upper left corner), turning one card up at a time (in the 1-card variation) or three cards at a time (in the 3-card variation). As the cards in the deck are clicked, the y are put face up next to the closed deck. The top card from these open cards is available to move either to the row stacks o r to final suit stacks if there is a place for it there. After going through all of the cards in the closed deck, you can go through it again however, there is a point penalty for this action.

The play continues until all 52 cards have been placed in the 4 suit stacks or until no more moves are possible or until time runs out : five minutes (5:00) is the maximum time allowed.

Moving the Cards
Click and drag to move a single open card from any of the 7 row stacks to another spot in the row stacks, or to any of the su it stacks, etc..

To move a group of cards within the 7 row stacks, click on the highest card in the group, and drag it to the destination card .

To reveal a face-down card in any of the 7 row stacks, just click on it.

To reveal the next card from the closed deck (or, in the 3-card variation, to reveal the next three cards), just click on the closed deck. To return the open cards placed next to the deck to closed deck for subsequent drawing, just click on the empty spot.

If you double-click on an open card in one of the 7 row stacks, and there is a spot in the suit stack for that card, that car d is immediately moved to the suit stack slot.

To take back 1 move, click the ‘Undo’ button. You cannot take back more than 1 move. When no moves can be taken back, the Undo button will be disabled. For example, the move that opens a previously hidden card cannot be taken back, so Undo button will be disabled.


  • Any card moved to any of the 4 suit stacks earns 10 points.
  • Any card moved from the deck to any of the 7 row stacks earns 5 points
  • A closed card revealed in any of the 7 row stacks earns 5 points
  • A card moved from any of the 4 suit stacks back to row stacks — 15 points penalty gets subtracted
  • In the 3-card variation, every time you go through the deck after the 3d time, 20 points penalty gets subtracted
  • In the 1-card variation, every time you go through the deck after the 1st time, 100 points penalty gets subtracted
  • At the end of the game, there is also a Time Bonus for each unused second.

Solitaire Strategy Tips

  • If there is a choice of cards to use from the 7 row stacks, select the one with most unopen cards under it
  • Since there is a penalty involved for extra trips through the hand, avoid those
  • Especially in a 3 card variation, players with good memory will benefit from going through the entire deck prior to moving a single card

About Game Colony

  • Players from most parts of the world are accepted, including from the United States
  • FREE Paypal payouts are offered to players once every three weeks
  • At GameColony you can play online head-to-head games and tournaments in 20 multiplayer games of skill.
  • GameColony has a thriving online community where players from all over the world are engaged in healthy skill-based competition — either for prizes or for free.

The Single Page Online Gambling List

Both rookie and veteran online gamblers struggle with locating basic information about online casinos, online poker rooms, and online sports books. Things as simple as:

  • Does the site accept real-money players from the United States? If so, from all states, or are some states barred?
  • What is the new play offer, its limits, and its playthrough requirements?
  • What are the deposit methods that are offered to which countries, and what are their limits, fees, processing times, and how frequently can a deposit be requested?
  • What are the payout methods that are offered to which countries, and what are their limits, fees, processing times, and how frequently can a payout be requested?

To make it as simple as possible to locate this information about online gambling sites, I have spent may hours tracking down and compiling this information into The Single Page Online Gambling List. It’s a long page that ain’t pretty but it is functional — it displays all the basic information that I described above for top online gambling sites. Currently, it lists 14 online casinos, 4 online poker rooms, and 4 online sportsbooks — representing the best-of-the-best, 5-star sites from my Online Casino Gambling Directory. As time goes on, more sites will be added to the list.

If you use my list, please do me two favors:

  1. If you like a site, click on the site’s link from The Single Page Online Gambling List. You can click on the site’s name at the top or the bottom of the site’s summary table.
  2. Tell your friends. Please share The Single Page Online Gambling List with them via email, social media, etc.

I’ve been playing at every conceivable online gambling site for over 10 years. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. My email address, and other information about me and my site, is listed on the About The Online Casino Gambling Directory page.


Americas Cardroom Offers Fast, $100 Minimum Check Payouts

At last Saturday’s UFC 210: Cormier vs Johnson 2, I went 5 of 6 at the Americas Cardroom sportsbook.

On Sunday, I requested a payout of my winnings. They offer one free check payout per month, with a low $100 minimum. I’m happy to report that the check arrived Thursday, with no hassles, delays or unnecessary requests for additional information.

In today’s online gambling landscape, Americas Cardroom‘s payout policy really stands out. It is RARE indeed that a site offers free monthly payouts with such a low minimum. It’s one of the reasons that Americas Cardroom is one of the few 5-star sites at the The Online Casino Gambling Directory.


Americas Cardroom has a poker room, casino, and sportsbook. Real-money players from the USA are accepted.


Payout Methods and Fees at the Top US-Friendly Online Casinos

Getting your winnings out of your online casino account has never been easier!

Online casinos spread all the games that you enjoy at your local casino, or when you’re playing in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or other land-based casino. You can expect to find games such as:

Below are the top US-friendly online casinos, along with the payout methods and fees that they charge. Both Slotland Casino and Win A Day Casino payout via check or bank wire at no charge. Bovada Casino pays out in Bitcoin at no charge, and with a low $20 minimum payout.

If you’re new to the world of online casinos, now’s the time to take a chance with one of these top-rated online casinos. I have personally played at each of them, and can attest that these really are the best of the best.

Slot Madness
New player offer: $50 Free chips and 400% 1st deposit bonus
Payout table
Method Fee Min Max / Week
Check $25 for up to $1K
$40 for $1K or more
$100 $2500
Wire $25 for up to $1K
$40 for $1K or more
$500 $2500
Raging Bull Casino
New player offer: $50 Free chips and 200% 1st deposit bonus
Payout table
Method Fee Min Max / Week
Wire FREE $100 $2500
Slotland Casino
New player offer: $28 Free chips and 200% 1st deposit bonus
Payout table
Method Fee Min Max / Week
Check FREE $25 $2500
Wire FREE $100 $2500
Win A Day Casino
New player offer: $26 Free chips and 100% 1st deposit bonus
Payout table
Method Fee Min Max / Week
Check FREE $25 $2500
Wire FREE $100 $2500
Treasure Mile
New player offer: $25 Free chips and 100% 1st deposit bonus
Payout table
Method Fee Min Max / Week
Check $15 / $30 $100 $1500 or more based
on your tier
Wire $20 $100 $1500 or more based
on your tier
Slots Capital
New player offer: 277% 1st deposit bonus
Payout table
Method Fee Min Max / Week
Check $30 $150 $2000
Wire $60 $100 $2500
Bovada Casino
New player offer: 100% 1st deposit bonus
Payout table
Method Fee Min Max / Week
Check FREE (1 / month),
$50 thereafter
$50 $3000
Bitcoin FREE $20 $9500


Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

Best of luck!


What is your Lucky Zodiac Sign?

Treasure Mile Online Casino

Can you take control, change your future, by moving your faith across houses of the astrological zodiac? Is fortune in your stars today? The wheel in the sky keeps on turning. Now you can do the same!

Zodiac is a new video slot available at  Treasure Mile Casino. Pick any of the signs of the zodiac to win 6 times the normal payout for winning combinations of that sign. You can change your selected sign at any time.

There is also a Sun symbol, which is wild and doubles your win. Finally, the Moon symbol is a scatter and awards up to 8 free spins — free spin wins are doubled, and the free spins can be re-triggered.

To get you into the Zodiac spirit, try this video slot for free using code LUCKYSTARZ. Treasure Mile Casino will give you 15 free spins, and you can win actual cash! Both NEW and EXISTING players can claim this offer.

If you decide that you’d like to make a deposit, TM has put up two match bonus offers, both of which are also available to NEW and EXISTING players.

  • 1st Match Bonus offer – 77% up to $770 (valid for 2 claims, code FORTUNESTARZ)
  • 2nd Match Bonus offer – 200% up to $600 (Claim after 1st Match, code MAGICSIGNZ)

Online casino players from nearly every country are invited to play at  Treasure Mile Casino . But hurry — you need to go there by October 5, 2016 to try the Zodiac video slot and claim these offers!

Terms and conditions apply to these offers, so be sure to read the fine print — or contact me — before making a deposit.


$20 Free Chip

Players who join Ignition Casino and redeem the bonus code “REVFREE20” will receive a $20 free chip in their account. This coupon is only intended for players who have not made a real money wager and is valid from April 14, 2016 through to August 31, 2016.

There is a 100x rollover associated with this bonus. (Rollover refers to the total number of wagers you need to make in order to cash out your bonus and any winnings gained from bets placed with your bonus funds.)

A little about Ignition:

We’re the hottest casino in town and where you go to rev up the action. At Ignition, you’ll get your adrenaline pumping as you dive right into the thrill of competition — it’s high-intensity at its finest. With the most stellar promotions and bonuses around, our fully-loaded casino has everything you need to make your mark and some money while you’re at it.

Ignition is regulated and fully certified by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission located in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, Canada.

Payouts are 100% secure and safe… and incredibly fast. Based on your choice of payment method, you can receive your payouts anywhere between 5-10 business days—that’s right, that fast. You can also pick Bitcoin, which is free, and get your money within 72 hours.

Their Customer Service team is there for you round the clock, 24/7, to ensure that you get the most out of your Ignition experience.

Play on your choice of device: Windows, iOS, Android on desktop, tablets, and phones.


Great Online Gambling February Offers

There are some great online gambling offers that are coming online in February. You’re sure to find something to your liking since these online gambling offers cover the full spread of online gambling games:

  • online casino games like slots, blackjack, video poker, and roulette
  • online bingo and keno
  • sports betting (get some action Super Bowl 50, perhaps?)
  • online poker freerolls, cash games, tournaments
  • skill-based cash tournaments, including card, strategy, arcade, and word games

Here’s the list of offers by category:


Marking 10 Years in Online Gambling

This month marks my 10th year in the online gambling industry:

Oh, how things have changed since 2005.

Thinking back over the past 10 years, here’s my take on just some of big shifts that have happened in the industry. In no particular order…

  • Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 : A rider on a “must-pass” port security bill, the UIGEA resulted in the banning  of US players by 100s of online gambling sites. There are still several dozen online gambling sites that accept US players, but only a fraction of the number that were available prior to this act.
  • In 2008, Kentucky attempts to seize gambling site domains in an effort to stop illegal online gaming. Sites are down for at most a day or two; most just redirected to a .net or .eu domain. However, many online gambling sites now specifically ban players from this state.
  • Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet Online Poker Cheating Exposed on 60 Minutes in 2008 : Savvy players analyzed online poker hand histories and discovered statistical anomalies that alerted them to the cheating. Former owner Russ Hamilton has since admitted his guilt in this scandal, having stolen around $17M.
  • Online Poker’s “Black Friday” of 2011 : Online poker in the United States is decimated as PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker were indicted on charges of bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling. It still has not recovered. Settlement talks are ongoing, some agreements have been reached, and some of the brands are attempting to make a comeback as US states begin to legalize and regulate intrastate online poker.
  • 2012 to present, states are moving to legalize and regulate intrastate online gambling. Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey all have some form of legal, regulated online gambling, with California, Washington, and other states not far behind. States are essentially claiming that online gambling, like lotteries and land-based casinos, are the purview of the states and not the feds — and it seems like no one is going to challenge that.

Some recent trends include:

  • The rate at which new online gambling sites come online has rapidly decelerated. Years ago, there were several new sites a month; now, I rarely hear about a new site coming online.
  • Many of the disreputable sites have gone out of business. Of the online gambling sites that remain, the vast majority are reputable, have been around for years, and have all the hallmarks of being in business for years to come.
  • Online gambling sites have adapted their sites to tablets and mobile phones; more and more players are playing on their iPads, iPhones,  and Android devices.
  • Just recently in the United States, some online gambling sites are paying out winnings to a player’s credit card. An all-electronic deposit and withdrawal system is necessary for widespread adoption of online gambling. Pre-UIGEA, NetTeller filled this role, but they were busted, paid fines, relocated from Canada to another jurisdiction, and currently steers clear of all United States markets.