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Top 5 Online Casino Software Providers

This list is the compilation of the top 5 online casino software providers in the online gaming industry. They could be the geniuses behind the games you are playing on your favorite online casino!

 

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Being the world’s largest online gaming software supplier and traded on the London Stock Exchange Main Market, Playtech develops only the best-of-breed gaming products and content. With an IMS product suite that is integrable into a complete cross-platform offering, players can now gain online, mobile, broadcast, as well as server-based gaming terminals accesses using only a single account. Popular applications include online casino, bingo, sports betting, poker, live gaming, casual and fixed odds games. PC Download feature for its live casino is also available. Games include Roulette (Classic, French, Exclusive and Dual), Blackjack (Classic and Unlimited), Baccarat (Classic, Mini, VIP, and Progressive), Casino Hold’Em and Sic Bo.

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Subtle to bold, simple to sensational, conventional to modern – there is always something to suit everyone in the games developed by Mansion. Norton Secured software and a 128-bit encryption are used for maximum player data security and strict confidentiality while privacy policies are being stringently adhered to. Mansion is regulated by the governing law of Gibraltar. Games can be played online via Instant Play, or the entire casino can be downloaded onto the desktop. This includes slots, video poker, scratch games, arcades, craps, table games, card games, while its live casino offers a variety of games including dual, exclusive and French Roulette, unlimited Blackjack, Casino Hold’em, baccarat and mini baccarat.

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Despite the soaring popularity and a long establishment, Microgaming is still developing and releasing new games on a monthly basis. Popular online casino operators such as the Carmen Media Group, Fortune Lounge Group, 32Red, and the Palace Group are powered by this brand. Certain games are only available on Microgaming, giving it a vital competitive edge over its competitors. In fact, casinos which utilize its services are said to have the fullest list of gaming products. Live casino by Microgaming is much in demand due to one of its theme which features sexy and alluring live dealers donned in Bunny suits that will keep players captivated for hours on end. Games include Baccarat, Roulette, and Blackjack.XPro Gaming

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Comprised of highly experienced gaming programmers and IT experts, XPro Gaming (XPG) has successfully created a set of exceedingly realistic and exciting casino games. The latest “No Download” feature has helped operators and White Label entrepreneurs to achieve an unsurpassed live gaming experience. Using the XPG platform, avid players can now play games in a realistic casino environment all from the comfort of their own homes. Live casino games developed by XPG include Roulette (Classic, Auto, Dragon and European), Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino Hold’Em ,Dragon Tiger, Sic Bo and Carribean Poker.

 eg_2linelogoEvolution Gaming

Being the world’s leading provider of video-streamed live dealer gaming solutions, Evolution Gaming has worked with more top of the range brands than any other similar providers in the market. Evolution revolutionized the Live Casino platform, enabling players to play real-time with live dealers through the streaming of TV-quality video on PCs on desktops, tablets and smartphones, inducing a flawless interactive multi-channel live gaming experience. Games include Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino Hold’em and Three Card Poker. Videos are streamed from Evolution’s own state-of-the-art central studios in Latvia and Malta, or in any other licensed land-based casinos within the operators’ local jurisdiction. Tables and environments seen in live casinos can be customized as a mean of extension of the operators’ brands, and dealers can be replaced with native-speaking ones for maximum localization.

First Cagayan – Asia’s First Online Gaming Jurisdiction

The first ever gaming jurisdiction in Asia was brought into existence in the Philippines. While the entire archipelago was looked afterby PAGCOR, the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport, however, was under the First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation.

With an increasing number of companies trying to explore the online gaming industry in Asia, it is becoming evident that there wasn’t any jurisdiction for this industry here. According to Jose Mari Ponce, the CEO and administrator of the CEZA, this gave them an advantage to step up and be the first and only regulated jurisdiction for interactive in Asia.

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First Cagayan’s responsibility is to provide gaming operators the chance to be a part of one of world’s most lucrative and promising industry, by allowing them to penetrate the gaming market in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Chairman of the First Cagayan, Reynaldo P. Bantug explained that they are not a gaming operator, but a provider of software and infrastructure while making sure that all the gaming regulations are being abided by. The main purposes of the First Cagayan include the establishment, acquisition, leasing, management, operation of any tourism-related activities. They are not just restricted to internet and casino games, but also encompass recreational sports, amusements, as well as golf courses.

Being a master licensor in the online gaming industry, the First Cagayan regulates, controls, and protects both the players and the gaming operators.

Slots Myths and Facts

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Most of the things that gamblers believe about slots are untrue. Below is a list of slots myths and facts that you might be familiar with:

Myth: Slot machines are programmed to go through the same cycle again after payoff. Each cycle may consist of thousands of spins, but once it has come to end, the cycle repeats itself all over again in the same pattern.

Fact: Each spin is random and are independent of the last spins.

 

Myth: Machines pay off once a particular percentage of all bets are reached. A jackpot which has not been hit for a longer time is due and is more likely to hit.

Fact: in every machine game, the odds are constant. When the jackpot was last hit and how much was being paid out the previous time does not affect the next hit in any way.

 

Myth: Machine pays more without the use of a player card.

Fact: The odds are constant in every machine, hence the presence of a player card do not affect the mechanism of the machines.

 

Myth: A button can be remotely pressed to change the machine mechanism. Players so tip staffs well and be courteous or they will be on a losing streak with this machine.

Fact: Do not be stressed, but there are some truth in this myth. It is said that the odds of the machines are capable of being changed remotely, although such “server-based” slots are still in their experimental stages and are in the minority. However, keep in mind that there are regulations which provide protection for players against such abuses.

 

Myth: Slots are looser during slow hours and tighter during peak hours when the casinos are crowded.

Fact: Casinos will always find a good balance between their slot machines being too tight or too loose. They will strive to provide players with machines that are loose enough so players can yield a reasonable winning so that they will return again some other time. If the machines are too tight, players are able to sense it and are more unlikely to return.

Sic Bo Strategy: Low-risk Steady Sic Bo

Any Sic Bo strategy might prove to be tricky. Is luck the only element involved or are skills needed in this game too? Read more to find out.

Low-risk and steady gamblers should always use bets with the smallest edge. Best edges in Sic Bo (2.78%) found in Small, Big and Combination bets. This strategy is perfect for beginners or for anyone who wishes to minimize their losses while getting the hang of the game.

 

Small and Big

The small and big bets are the most proximate to the Evens chances, making them ideal for the gambling system. The 1-3-2-4 system should be used, and the Paroli and 1-3-2-6 systems can also be considered. Using this strategy, players should place bets on either small or big for a fixed number of rolls. Judge if the results are alternate or consecutive, and then bet accordingly.

Combination

The combination bet is the betting of any two specific numbers which has a very low house edge (2.77%) but it is often overlooked. The odds against winning is 6 to 1 (meaning players can expect to win once in every 7 bets) and the payout is also 6 to 1. To play, set aside 15 betting units and place the combination bets and try to win two to three times. If this is done before the 15th bet is up, stop playing and leave with your winnings.

Online Live Casino and Slot Games Now on Android

Online live casino and slot games has been made available on your mobile gadgets!

Gambling is now made easy! S188.com players can now choose to play their favorite live casino and slot games either on PC or on their smartphones or tablets. In addition to the Emperor Suite, the VIP Suite is also now being made available to all Android users, making gambling a breeze!

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Enjoy slot games, Sic Bo, 7 Up Baccarat, Multi Table Games, Roulette, Baccarat, and Dragon Tiger and many other games on the go without having to worry about missing another bet. Make the best out of your free time instead of sitting around doing nothing.

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16 Legendary Stories Of Gambling In Sports

by COREY NACHMAN AND DASHIELL BENNETT

It’s no coincidence that the most successful athletes are the most competitive. That’s what makes  them so rich.

Unfortunately, the only thing that comes close to duplicating that rush of their athletic exploits is putting that money on the line.

A lot of money.

That’s why it’s not surprising so many athletes love to gambling… and develop gambling problems Risking it all on one play is what these ultra-competitors live for.

Of course, it usually doesn’t end the way they imagine it will. We gathered some of the most legendary tales involving prominent athletes and their wagers, ranging from the insane, to the silly, to the tragic.

Roulette Strategy and Tips: The Fibonacci Strategy

Roulette Strategy and Tips

Roulette is the easiest game to play at the casino, besides also being one of the easiest games to understand. Roulette is different from other table games in terms of the chips used. The roulette chips are without value denomination. The roulette table comes with six to eight sets of chips, all of different colors, and each set contains 300 chips. When chips are being purchased, the player gets his own color and the value of the chips depends on the buy-in divided by the number of chips. The dealer will then place a token on top of the stack to indicate the value.

A typical American roulette wheel comes with 38 numbered slots: 1 to 36, one zero slot, and double zero slots. The following table shows the available bets and the probability of winning according to the US rules of a double zero roulette:

 

Bet Pays Probability Win House Edge
Red 1 47.37% 5.26%
Black 1 47.37% 5.26%
Odd 1 47.37% 5.26%
Even 1 47.37% 5.26%
1 to 18 1 47.37% 5.26%
19 to 36 1 47.37% 5.26%
1 to 12 2 31.58% 5.26%
13 to 24 2 31.58% 5.26%
25 to 36 2 31.58% 5.26%
Six line (6 numbers) 5 15.79% 5.26%
First five (5 numbers) 6 13.16% 7.89%
Corner (4 numbers) 8 10.53% 5.26%
Street (3 numbers) 11 7.89% 5.26%
Split (2 numbers) 17 5.26% 5.26%
Any one number 35 2.63% 5.26%

 

Fibonacci Strategy

The Fibonacci strategy was founded by Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, nicknamed Fibonacci. He was a famous Italian mathematician who once discovered a very interesting sequence of numbers which have since been named after him. According to this sequence, numbers are generated by summing up the last two digits together: 1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 – 21 – 34 – 55 – 89 – 144 – 233 – 377 – 610.

This strategy involves betting through the addition of the last two bets. The advantage of it is that players are able to earn a profit if they lose more games than if they’ve won. The disadvantage, however, is that the further the player goes in through the sequence, the more money he will lose.

Since this strategy employs an even chance betting system, players can start off with a small bet on either black or red, even or odd, 1-18 or 19-36. If you lose, keep going down the sequence. For example, if you’ve bet $1, bet another $1. If you lose again, bet $2 ($1 + $1). If you win, however, move back two bets in the sequence and bet that amount. The sequence below is an example of how a player would bet in accordance to the Fibonacci strategy:

Bet black, $3 — lose

Bet black, $3 — lose

Bet black, $6 — lose

Bet black, $9 — lose

Bet black, $15 — win

Bet black, $6 — lose

Bet black, $9 — win

Bet black, $3 — win

Bet black, $3 — win

Hence, according to the sequence, although the player have lost five bets and won four, he still has a $3 gain.

Cheating Expert – Steve Forte

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Steve Forte is a living legend. He is considered the best card manipulator in the world and is the leading authority in the gaming industry. His card mastery has reached a level unequalled and has set a new standard with cards.

Steve’s whole life has been spent around gambling. He has been a professional poker and blackjack player, casino dealer, casino consultant and gambling protection author.

His favourite domain of expertise encompasses all facets of cheating: scam detection, techniques and devices used by professional cheats, private game protection, casino surveillance and prevention.

He is also a gambling historian. His private collection is undoubtedly the largest worldwide, with more than 3,000 books and magazines, not to mention antique devices, loaded dice, gaffed dealer shoes and more.

Steve was the technical consultant in the movie Rounders, with Matt Damon and Edward Norton.

” I have witnessed lots of professional cheats in action and attended gambling demonstrations by top notch experts and they were impressive. But Steve Forte is the best. The best by far…”
Mr Mery
Books
Casino Game Protection (2004)
– Poker Protection (2006)

DVD
– Steve Forte’s Gambling Protection Series

Top 10 Worst Starting Hands in Texas Hold’em

Sure, you know that a pair of aces are the best hand in Texas Hold’em, but do you know the worst starting hands? Knowing that these hands are almost-always-fold’em hands in hold’em is just as important to improving your poker game and not playing like a donkey.

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Some of these “worst hands” are bad in the same way and will lose at about the same rate, so I’ve called them ties, even when one is a slightly better hand.

1. 2-7

7-2 off suit is considered the worst hand in Texas Hold’em. They are the lowest two cards you can have that cannot make a straight (there’s 4 cards between 2 and 7). Even if they are suited, they will make you a very low flush, and if either pairs, it’s an awfully low hand.

Because it is the worst, some players will play it for fun and in online games, it is known as “the hammer.”

2. 2-8

This is the same basic problem as above, only you’ve got an 8 instead of a 7. Still pretty bad for a high card. Suited or not, this is a fold’em hold’em hand.

3. Tie: 3-8 & 3-7

The 3 makes this hand able to beat the two above it, but with the 3-8 you still can’t make a straight and the 3-7 still, well, just sucks.

4. 2-6

While if the board gives you a miracle flop of 3-4-5, you will have a straight, someone with a 6-7 will have a higher straight. If you get a flush, someone will probably have a higher flush. Against even 4 players, this hand will lose about 90% of the time. Not good odds.

5. Tie: 2-9, 3-9, & 4-9

The only thing these three hands have going for them over the hands above is the 9. If the 9 pairs, you’ll have a middle pair that could still be beat by anyone holding pocket 10s, jacks, queens, kings, or aces, yet you might be fooled by a board filled with low cards into thinking you have the best hand and losing a lot of money. No straights can fill the gap between these cards, either. Beware.

6. 2-10

This hand has a legendary quality because Doyle Brunson captured two World Series of Poker Bracelets with it. But it’s not a good hand — Doyle Brunson is one of the all-time best in the game and unless you’re a Texas road gambler who’s logged thousands of hours at the table, you shouldn’t try and win with the Doyle Brunson.

7. 5-9

Another hand people play because it’s fun is the old 9 to 5, the “Dolly Parton.” If you’re playing to win, it’s not a good idea to play hands because they have a funny name. That may be how you pick the winning horse in a race, but poker’s a marathon, not a sprint, and over the long term there’s no doubt this hand is a statistical loser.

8. Tie: 4-7, 4-8, 5-8, 3-6…

All these hands will rarely win, especially unsuited. Toss ’em. Just toss’em. Yes, even in the little blind. If you see two low cards in the hole, unless you’re in the big blind and you can see the flop for free, fold.

9. Face card + low card, unsuited

One of the most common mistakes I see beginners make is that when they see any paintin their hand, they play it. J-2, Q-3, K-4 whatever — and most of these hands are losers. They’re junk that may win a few pots, but more often will lose you huge cash when you find the other player has a higher kicker and the winning hand.

10. Ace + low card, unsuited

This is another common beginner mistake, playing any ace. Again, it may win occasionally, and heads-up it’s a fine hand, but at a table of 4 or more, this hand shouldn’t be played if there’s a raise in front of you. You’re going to be outkicked a lot with Ace-little, and it’s going to feel like a kick in the junk when the other player shows their higher ace.