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.

Scoring

  • 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.
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Lucky Creek Online Casino Relaunch – Special Offer

The Lucky Creek online casino is relaunching, and has a special offer for both new and existing players:

Lucky Creek online casino runs on the Saucify online casino software platform, one of the smoothest platforms around with a great variety of table games, video poker and classic and modern slot machines. They are a USA friendly online casino, accepting real-money players from all US states.

Here is a bit more about Lucky Creek:

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For more information, here is a link to a review of Lucky Creek online casino.

So what are you waiting for pardner? Mosey on over to Lucky Creek and claim your share of the free gold. But don’t wait too long — this offer expires at any time!

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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:

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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.

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Tip off the NBA playoffs with a 50% bonus & $250 parlay contest

OddsMaker is a US-friendly casino, poker room, and sportsbook. From a single wallet, you can conveniently transfer your stake between the casino, poker room, and sportsbook as you would like.

Through March 31, 2017, OddsMaker is offering a 50% bonus on deposits with a 20x sportsbook rollover.

The Promotion Code “50hoops” entitles the member to a Real Money Match Bonus of 50%.

Example: If you deposit $500, you will receive a $250 real money match bonus. All bonus money given to you will be located in your Casino and Sportsbook Account as real money. The offer cannot be combined with other existing promotions. The promotion can only be claimed once. In order to cash out you must rollover the deposit plus the bonus 20 times.

Remember to redeem the promo code BEFORE making your deposit. Offer expires May 31st, 2017

In addition, if you have at least $100 in your account, you can participate in their free $250 parlay contest.

Simply pick the games listed with the points, and go 5/5 and cash in $250. Although your Funds will not be debited, you need to have a minimum balance of $100 in your real money account to place the free parlay.

If you like sports other than the NBA, OddsMaker offers a full range of betting options on all the popular (and not-so-popular) sports. Along with $10 free bets offered on various sports on various days, keep a look out for 20% reload bonuses on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

One drawback for US players — they only offer bank wire and checks as withdraw methods, with fees from $45-$55. However, once you achieve Gold VIP status, checks over $500 are sent at no charge.

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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.


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

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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
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New player offer: $50 Free chips and 200% 1st deposit bonus
Payout table
Method Fee Min Max / Week
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New player offer: $28 Free chips and 200% 1st deposit bonus
Payout table
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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
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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!

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Payout Methods and Fees at Top US-Friendly Online Sportsbooks

So, you picked the Chicago Cubs to the MLB World Series?

Or maybe you’re rolling with an Alabama Crimson Tide winning streak in NCAA football and want to take some of your winnings off the table?

Whatever the case, when you’ve finally made some profit at your online sportsbook, payout fees can cut into your winnings. You want to minimize the payout fees, and get your money as quickly as possible. For players in the United States, the two best options are Bitcoin and Checks.

Listed below are the top US-friendly online sportsbooks, along with the fees for using Bitcoin and Checks as a payout method.

Bovada : 50% Bonus on signup
Method Min Max / week Fee
Bitcoin 100 9500 FREE
Check 50 3000 FREE (1/month),
50 thereafter
Intertops : 20% Bonus on signup
Method Min MAX / WEEK Fee
Bitcoin 100 2500 FREE
Check 150 3000 50
BetOnline : 25% bonus on signup
Method Min MAX / WEEK Fee
Bitcoin 20 5000 2%
Check 500 2500 25/35/50,
normal/courier/express
Top Bet : 50% bonus on signup
Method Min MAX / WEEK Fee
Bitcoin
Check 200 2500 40

Be aware that there are many Bitcoin wallets available, and there may be a charge of between 1% – 4% to transfer funds from Bitcoin to your linked checking account, Paypal account, or other linked account.

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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.

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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)
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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.

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Monday Micro-Buy-In Multi-Table Online Poker Tournaments

If you enjoy playing MTTs but like to keep the buy-in cost in check, Mondays are the day to play online poker at America’s Cardroom. But a low buy-in doesn’t mean you can’t score big! You can literally parlay a few dollars into hundreds through these low stakes tourneys.

With start times beginning at 2 PM Eastern, there are five MTTs with very low buy-ins each Monday at America’s Cardroom. The last of the five MTTs starts at 10:05 PM Eastern.

America’s Cardroom is an online poker room, rated 5 out of 5 stars by The Online Casino Gambling Directory. A US-friendly online poker room, it offers multiple benefits for new players, including:

  • 100% Bonus on your first deposit, up to $1,000
  • New Depositor Freeroll
  • 20 Days of FREE Jackpot Poker
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Summer 2016 Online Betting News

Mandarin Palace Casino will be hosting a road trip campaign for the summer months to give players an exceptional summer experience. The campaign will be running 15 June 2016 and end on 15 September 2016 and will offer a mix of free spins and generous match offers including: $15 worth of Free Spins (12 Free Spins), 99% match up to $999, 100% match up to $1,000, 16 Free Spins and 50 Free Spins with deposits of $66 or more (Unlimited claims).

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Mandarin Palace Casino is the far Eastern delight of the Genesys Club Group, offering an exotic and oriental charm to your online gaming experience. Mandarin Palace Casino is published in English, French, German and Italian and available in several currencies, USD, GBP, EUR, CAD and AUD.

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