Online casino offers 5 free spins on Leap Day 2016

BetChain is a popular Bitcoin casino featuring online slots, roulette, table poker, video poker, casual games, card games, craps, and more.

Not all Bitcoin Casinos have Provably Fair gaming. BetChain is proud to feature this technology so that players can rest assured that all plays are trustworthy and fair. A top priority is honesty and the satisfaction of its clientele.

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Today, BetChain has the following offer for Leap Day 2016: your 1st deposit of a minimum of 0.1 BTC, $20 or €20 will get you 5 Free Spins on the Mad Scientist online slot machine.

Check out this list of BetSoft 3D online slots that are available at BetChain.

Players from all US states, as well as most other areas of the world, are invited to play at BetChain.

Good Luck!

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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:

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Top 4 Online Poker Rooms for US Players

It’s been more and more difficult in the past years to find a good, reputable online poker room that accepts players from the United States.

I’ve just completed a month-long audit of a dozen online poker sites that accept players from the United States. Here are the best online poker sites based on ease of depositing, games offered, the software itself, customer support, ease of payout, and payout fees.

  1. Intertops Poker
    • Low $20 buy-in, 200% deposit bonus
    • Revolution Gaming Network, running Cake Software
    • Daily freerolls
    • Features credit card cashouts for just a $9 fee!
  2. Bovada Poker
    • Low $20 buy-in, 100% deposit bonus
    • Independent poker network, running proprietary network
    • Mobile-enabled — play on your tablet or phone
    • Complete review available
  3. BetOnline Poker
    • $50 buy-in, 200% deposit bonus
    • Chico Poker Network, running Playsafe Software
    • Over $250K in Guaranteed Tournaments each month
    • Complete review available
  4. Americas Cardroom
    • $50 buy-in, 100% deposit bonus
    • Winning Poker Network, running Yatahay Software
    • Features the unique Cage tournament, a timed multi-table tournament

You can always find the most up-to-date listing of USA online poker sites on the USA online poker page of The Online Casino Gambling Directory.

As always, please check all relevant laws and regulations in your area before playing online poker for real money.

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Play New Online Slot with $15 Free

Here’s a great offer for both new and existing Treasure Mile Casino players.

The Offers
1x Free Spins Offer (no deposit required)
1x Match Bonus Offer

15 Free Spins
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Plus

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* 40X wagering on all bonuses
* Maximum withdrawal of $100 on the Free Spins offer only
* Unlimited withdrawal on the Deposit Match Offer
* A minimum $20 deposit is required to process a withdrawal
* All Offers are valid for 1 claim only at Treasure Mile Casino
* This promotion will start on 27 November 2015 and end on 31 January 2016

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FanDuel Sued by Redskins WR Garcon

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is suing FanDuel for misuse of his name and likeness. He is seeking class action status on behalf of NFL players similarly situated.

From the complaint:

  • Professional athletes’ names and likenesses are valuable intangible property. 
  • Indeed, Plaintiff’s and Class members’ continued popularity and successful performance on the field are critical to their own commercial success and the commercial success of the NFL.
  • Plaintiff, and upon information the other NFL players, have not consented,in writing or otherwise, to Defendant FanDuel’s use of their names or likenesses to promote or to operate its daily fantasy sports product.

OK. I get it. Yes, NFL players should be compensated for the use of their names and likenesses. And FanDuel should pony up.

Like DraftKings does.

That’s right — the NFL Players Association has a contract with DraftKings and receives compensation for the use of player’s names and likenesses. I don’t have the details of what that compensation schedule looks like, but that’s not my point here.

My point here is that this contract indicates to me that the NFL Players Association endorses fantasy sports in general. If the NFL Players Association objected to fantasy sports, they’d not have entered into this contract. And Garcon’s lawsuit would look very different and have very different claims — if it were to have been filed at all.

If you’d like to check out fantasy sport for yourself, you can go to FanDuel, DraftKings, and DraftDay. All have various promotions for new players.

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Texas Hold’em Bounty Tournament This Sunday : $3+$0.30 / $500 GTD

Set your clocks for this weekend’s Texas Hold’em Bounty Tournament at Juicy Stakes online poker room. The poker tournament has a $500 guaranteed prize pool, and a very small $3.30 buy-in. The texas hold’em poker tournament starts Sunday, November 1, 2015 @ 22:00 GMT (04:00 EST).

In addition to the standard prize pool paid out to the top finishers, you can easily make back the entry fee in bounties. Each player has a $1 bounty on their head — knock them out, collect the bounty!

Bounty tournaments always generate a LOT of action, especially when each bounty is over 25% of the buy-in. Look to set even more all-in traps than usual, since players are likely to be aggressively trying to collect your bounty. Of course, be on the lookout for traps from others as well. 🙂

Juicy Stakes online poker room accepts players from nearly every location in the world, including players from the United States. For a limited time, Juicy Stakes online poker room is part of the Revolution Poker Network and is currently offering a 200% bonus up to $1K to new players.

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State scrutiny of daily fantasy sports grows

It was only a matter of time before some states challenged the UIGEA exemption for daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings, DraftDay, and FanDuel.

Starting with Nevada — which has told daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators to cease operating within their state without a gambling license — other states are now taking a much closer look at DFS.

One of the key issues is that DFS operators use gambling and betting related vocabulary when speaking about their site to anyone other than law enforcement. Another issue is the sniff test — it sure smells like gambling to anyone that cares to take a whiff.

But let’s take another look at this. It takes skill and analysis to determine the most probable profitable players to draft each week. You think that Manning will earn the most points this week? Who cares! The real question is which players — as a group — will earn the most points PER SALARY DOLLAR SPENT on drafting that player that week.

Gambling or not — DFS does make for a much more interesting sports  watching experience.

 

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Are You Ready for Some FOOTBALL!

With NCAA football just around the corner, and the NFL preseason already underway, it’s time to think about getting set up with your online sportsbook account.

Whether you are new to betting sports, or are looking to bet smarter by adding additional books so that you can shop lines, I can recommend three online sportsbooks for the upcoming football season.

  • BetOnline Sportsbook
    • Use promo code FIRST on your first-ever deposit to score a 25% bonus, worth up to $1,000.00 in sports free plays. Get a 25% bonus on your subsequent deposits using promo code LIFEBONUS. Both promotions have only a 6x rollover.
    • Full site review here.
  • Top Bet Sportsbook
    • 50% match on your first deposit. Win up to $10 with no risk on every Monday Night Football Game. Free contests run all week. And get $5 free at the casino.
    • Full site review here.
  • Bovada Sportsbook
    • 50% match on your first deposit. Online sports betting has never been easier than with Bovada. Bet anywhere, anytime with our Mobile Betting, Live Sports Betting, and In-Play Betting odds and action.
    • Full site review here.

I can recommend these sites because:

  • I have personally used these sites without any problems
  • These site have been in business for years
  • They are rated 4 or 5 (out of 5) stars at my site — The Online Casino Gambling Directory
  • They accept players from must jurisdictions, including the United States
  • Deposits are a breeze using most major credit cards
  • New players get a 25% or more deposit bonus
  • Cashouts are free / low-cost

As always, if you have any questions, send me an email and I will be happy to help!

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Top 5 Reputable Online Casinos from Genesys Group

I’ve been dealing with the Genesys Group for several years. I’ve written about them several times on this blog and have referred many players to their online casinos.

These guys are legit. I’ve not had one complaint from any of the players that I have referred to them. When I myself have conducted testing of their online casinos, I was able to easily deposit with my credit card, claim bonuses, and cashout without issue. The games are above average, and their chat agents are knowledgeable, helpful, and do not give you any kind of runaround when asking about cashout methods, timelines, and fees.

One of the top benefits to playing at a Genesys Group online casino is that they process your cashout back to the credit card that you used to deposit. This is very rare for an online casino to be able to do this. And it’s wildly convenient.

Two other benefits at all of the Genesys Group online casinos:

  • Low initial deposit ($20)
  • Nice deposit bonus (100%)

As of this writing, Genesys Group operates five online casinos: I’ve listed them below. My personal favorite is Treasure Mile because it supports both mobile and desktop platforms.

You can find full-page reviews for each of these sites linked from this page on The Online Casino Gambling Directory.

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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.
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