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January 31st, 2017

05:47 pm: 5 Tips to Play Slots for Money Smart
Play Slot Machines Smart

Online slots per se are a thrill for anyone to play. The game offers instant pleasure and for those with short attention spans, this type of game fits the bill.

Traditionally, most players would walk into a gaming hall or casino to enjoy these slots but with the advent of technology, these thrills can now be satisfied online. Numerous online casinos and gambling sites can now meet the urges of a gambler at home.

Despite the growing number of addictive gamblers and the negative effects associated with the slots, it should not be a deterrent for those who gamble occasionally. Here are 5 tips on how to play real money slots smart:

Play the slots you personally understand

Many people just walk up to a slot machine and start plunking down their coins and hope for the jackpot. There are many different types of slot games such as classic, 5-reels, progressive, and many more. Each game is designed with different rules and winning combinations. If one is not familiar with that particular game rules then one might end up disappointed.

Check your finances

Although the thrill of playing can be addictive, make sure that you allot a budget for the slots. There are some machines that promise a high payout but the coins or amount required to play may be higher. Some machines charge up to a dollar of more to play, whereas some only charge a quarter.

Play slot machines that have large payouts or jackpots

Online casinos generally have larger payouts than land-based casinos because of less overhead costs to consider. Online casinos usually have a small number of employees to control rather than a live one which may house dozens. For those players that are looking for an edge, this may be it.

Stick to one machine at a time Many people believe that playing two machines at the same time is a sure way to win. Some people even think that they may be able to win the jackpot twice. In live casinos, this way of playing is avoided because what a player may win in one slot machine, may lose in the other.

Increase your bets when winning

A good rule which slot gurus follow is to increase the amount or number of bets once the winning streak sets in. More often than not, it increases the stakes and allows the player to maximize on the winnings. However, in a losing streak, minimize the bets to keep losses to the minimum.

Never bet big on a losing streak

These tips are designed to help those who would like to venture into the playing field of Slot machines but not to follow verbatim. Play the games and find the ones that suit your mood and temperament.

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December 21st, 2016

07:22 pm: Must-Know Casino Terms
casino terms every gambler must know

If you are new in the gambling world, there are definitely some terms that you don’t understand clearly yet. On this page, we’ve gathered all the words you may come across while playing gambling games together with their meanings. Basically, it’s our own small gambling vocabulary for newbies to learn something new and for experienced gamblers to check the facts.

  • APMS. This abbreviation stands for “Alternative purchase methods” that include all the methods you can use to deposit or withdraw money instead of the credit card. Popular APMS are PayPal, prepaid cards and all kinds of e-wallets.

  • Bankroll is the amount of money you have while playing the gambling game.

  • Bet is the amount of money you wager in the game. The bet is taken from your casino deposit.

  • Betting limits. These are the limits defined by the casino that restrict the minimum and the maximum possible wager amount for each game.

  • Bonuses are special offers from the casino to its clients. These can be welcome bonuses, no-deposit bonuses and so on.

  • Dealer or banker is a machine (in an online casino) or a person (in a land-based or a live casinos) that deals the cards and guides the game.

  • Deposit match bonus is one of the most popular casino bonuses. When you make your first deposit, it is doubled by the casino.

  • Deposit is the sum of money you place on your casino account to spend on gambling games.

  • Deuce. It’s a term from the dice games meaning two points on a dice.

  • Double or nothing is a kind of bet that either pays nothing or the amount that was placed as a bet.

  • Download casino software is a type of gambling software that, unlike the online casinos, require additional downloads and installation on your computer.

  • Edge stands for the advantage you have over the other player or the casino you are playing in.

  • Face cards are the cards that have pictures on them. These include the Ace, the King, the Queen and the Jack.

  • Free Spins. It is the casino bonus or the bonus round in the slots game that allows you make a certain number of spins for free.

  • Hand is a term used in the card games that stands for the cards the player has during a round.

  • Hit is a blackjack term that is used to get one more card.

  • High-roller is a person that plays gambling games with the large bets.

  • House basically means “casino” or the place where the gambling games are played. This can be both a land-based casino or a casino website.

  • ICG. This abbreviation stands for International Casino Games where the player can win a lot of money or the large prizes.

  • Inside bet is the roulette term meaning the bet is made on the numbers located inside of the wheel.

  • Instant play casino is an online casino where all the games can be played online without any downloads.

  • ISL. This abbreviation stands for International Slots League. It is the slots tournament that is held every day all around the gambling world.

  • Multiplier is the term used in slots to define the bonus allowing you multiply your winnings.

  • Multi-player is a type of game where the players are playing against each other, not against the casino.

  • Odds means the player’s chances to win. The percentage of the player’s odds is defined by the casino.

  • Outside bet is, obviously, the opposite of the inside bet. It is the type of the roulette bet that is made on the number outside the wheel.

  • Payouts are the money you get from the casino.

  • Progressive jackpot stands for the specific type of game where the amount of jackpot increases when the game is played by the more players.

  • Punto Banco is a kind of baccarat game.

  • Real money account is the casino account where you play games for real money. There is also the practice play account where you can play the games for fun without paying anything.

  • RNG. This abbreviation stands for Random Number Generator — the software that rules everything in the gambling games by generating random numbers.

  • Royal flush is a poker term meaning a set of ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace all of the same suit.

  • Tournaments are the gambling competitions where players can play casino games against each other.

  • Three of a kind is another poker term standing for the set of 3 cards of the same rank.

  • Wagering requirements. This is a tricky thing invented by the casinos to restrict the amount you can win using the bonus games. It is usually the number of games you have to play to withdraw the money you won with the Free Spins or Deposit Match bonus.

  • Web-wallet or the e-wallet is the personal account in one of the payment systems used to make online transactions including casino deposits.

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December 19th, 2016

05:03 pm: Gambling Podcast: Episode III - The Most Common Roulette Misbeliefs
The Most Common Roulette Misbeliefs

Basically, roulette is a game of chance which is widely played in all land- and web-based casinos. As any other casino table game, roulette has become subject to manipulation. A lot of gamblers are taking seriously so-called ways to improve odds or top-notch strategies how to win etc. The majority of the myths circling around roulette game do not have proper proved reasons and explanations. So, one more time I urge you not to believe all those rumors and finally start thinking. Because roulette is rather about maths and physics and not about dealer mood. Listen full episode here:

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December 16th, 2016

05:07 pm: Gambling Podcast: Episode II - Sin Cities Around the World
Gambling Podcast: Ep II - Sin Cities Around the World

It's cold and desperate outside. You know what it means? It's high time to go on a VACATION! And not just on a family-beach-all-inclusive-holiday somewhere in Bali. On a true gambling vacation! Ceasars Casino or Fallsview Resort - nah, it's just too easy. How about real journey somewhere to Macau or Singapore? Sounds ok! The listen to 2nd episode of my Gambling Podcast here.

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September 21st, 2016

12:12 pm: Best Live Casinos to Play
In 2003, Playtech brought the first live casino software ever. It was the suite of live casino games played with live dealers by means of video chat. As you know, then the Internet connection was very slow and players originally excited about live gambling failed to play the games properly. So, a lot of gamblers made their choice in favor of regular online casino games. The idea of live gaming was abandoned for a while. With the high-speed internet connection progress, the idea of live gaming was brought back to players' daily gambling agenda.

Live casino lets you experience the excitement of a real casino from the comfort of your own home. Don't know what to begin with? From the live casino lobby, you can see the range of games on offer and the details of the available tables. Each game goes with the complete game information. The games on live casino work in the same way as their counterparts on the regular online casino. Though there are a few additional options. Clicking the camera button allows you to change your view of the table. And clicking on the video itself makes it full screen. You can type into a chat box to chat with the dealer and other players at the table. See the list of top-notch live casinos of all time!

#1 William Hill Live Casino

At William Casino, you can choose among live roulette, live blackjack, live baccarat or Texas Hold'Em to play against cute live dealers. William Hill offers 100% match deposit bonus up to £150 for all new players regardless the game you choose to play.

#2 Unibet Casino

At Unibet Casino, you also can choose from the wide range of online casino table games. Also, you can play either with male or female dealer.

#3 Betfair Casino

First of all, at Betfair you can choose the live dealer you wish to play with. Also, you can play live edition of such popular online casino games as roulette, blackjack, Sic-Bo, baccarat, Texas Hold'em, Hi-Lo tables etc.

#4 Betsson Casino

At Betsson live casino you can choose among live roulette, blackjack, casino hold'em or baccarat. Dealers are really good looking.

#5 bet 365

bet365 feel the thrill, meet magnificent ladies live dealers. The suite of live casino games is pretty much the same as in the previous platforms. It's bet365 though, one of the oldest casino giants on the market.

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July 19th, 2016

02:39 pm: Baccarat For Dummies: Infographic
A weekend developed into awesome infographic. I haven't been such a fan of mine since prom. My pleasure to introduce you How to Play Baccarat brand-new infographic. If you still have no idea what baccarat online is, cannot sort out how to play it then you've come up to the right place.
How To Play Baccarat Infographic


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July 15th, 2016

02:33 pm: How to Play Live Baccarat?
How to Play Live Baccarat

Do you remember one of the most famous film spies sitting in the elegant suit near the baccarat table? Yes, he was James Bond and it was as easy as pie to play baccarat for him and win in this card game. Do you want to repeat successful baccarat sessions like in the film? Get ready for them right now, because you will not have to leave your comfortable chair or sofa to join the luxurious world of baccarat. We offer you to try a live baccarat in the company of a friendly dealer right from your house.

Live baccarat, as well as all free online baccarat games, is the card game, where there are a few card decks in the so-called shoe. There are the banker and the player in the game and each of them receives cards. The objective of the live baccarat does not differ from other free baccarat games available online and their real money versions. Thus, your main task is to get a hand whose value will come as close to number 9 as possible. Your only duty as a player is to choose among three betting options and stake your money on the Player hand, the Banker hand or on the Tie. Further, you will see how the dealer gives two cards for each hand, then reveals them and defines a winner. When you play baccarat online free, all these processes happen automatically, without the dealer. There are also special cases when each of hands needs the third card.

The calculation of points. If you want to reach success in baccarat online free games and live baccarat, it is necessary to know the rules, according to which you can define the value of baccarat hands. All face cards and 10s count as zero in the game, Aces count as 1 and all remaining cards have their face values. The important thing to remember is the fact that any baccarat hand’s value ranges only from 0 to 9. How is it possible? If you have the hand whose value surpasses 10, the leftmost digit of this figure is dropped. For instance, the actual value of the hand with 16 points is 6 (we drop the left digit), with 13 points is 3 and so on. The best hand values in baccarat are 9 and 8, which are called ‘natural’.

Rules for drawing the third card

When you play free baccarat or live baccarat in a live casino for real cash, you should know some peculiar rules, according to which both baccarat hands can get the third card.

  • Thus, if the Player or the Banker hands’ value is 5 or less, they both will get the third card.

  • The Banker hand always gets the third card when its value is from 0 to 2.

  • The Banker hand’s value of 3 means that the Banker hand gets another card, but the exception is when the Player hand’s third card is 8.

  • If the Banker hand’s value is 4, this hand gets the third card when the Player hand third card is from 2 to 7.

  • The Banker hand gets the third card when its value is 5 and the Player’s third card is 4, 5 6, or 7.

The value of 6 in the Banker hand means that this hand will get an extra card in case the Players hand’s third card is 6 or 7. The Banker stands with the value of 7. The Player stands with the value of 6 or 7. When the Player and the Banker hands have 8 or 9, they both will stand.

Any free baccarat game offers three betting options mentioned above, but some live baccarat versions have so-called side bets, which make the gameplay more entertaining. These side bets are Player Pair and Banker Pair (the bet when the first two cards in the Player and the Banker hands form a pair); Perfect Pair; Either Pair; Big and Small bets. You can master them while playing live baccarat as soon as possible.

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May 6th, 2016

04:43 pm: Pinocchio 3D Slot by Betsoft
Pinocchio 3D Free Slot by Betsoft

Yes, another fairytale-themed slot machine. Betsoft gingered up the well-known story about Pinocchio, liar, liar, pants on fire! The game was announced and released one year ago. And we must admit its popularity grows exponentially! Betsoft portfolio of free casino games is very impressive.

Collect Pinocchio Symbols and Win Up to 500x

Pinocchio 3D slot machine is equipped with 5 reels, 15 pay lines, and nice bonus features. Just look at bonuses titles: Fairy Re-Spins, Pinocchio Wandering Wilds, Real Boy Mode!

Unlock Betsoft Genuine Bonus Rounds

Let's take a look at Pinocchio Bonus Games. Unlock Boy Real Mode, whaaat? When you collect five Real Boy symbols Pinocchio liar will turn into the real honest boy! Geppetto is the Scatter symbols appearing on 1st, 3d, and 5th reels and he turns onto Wild symbol and launches re-spin. Good-looking Fairy brings extra re-spins and 5x your total bet. How long since you last watched Disney Pinocchio (1940) movie?

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April 27th, 2016

11:54 am: Aloha Island Video Slot by Bally
Aloha Island Video Slot by Bally

Say Aloha to Paradise! Aloha Island video slot by Bally Technologies is right in time! Summer comes closer, and the need for splendid emotions rises faster. Aloha Island slot machine fully meets such need.

Aloha Free Games

It is a 5-reel, 50-payline online casino slot equipped with Wild, Scatter symbols, Bonus Game, and Free Spins modes. 3> Free Games icons appearing anywhere on the slot reels grant you 5 free games. During the Free Spins, round all wins are multiplied by x3 your total bet. For each +1 Free Games icon, you get +1 free spin. The high-paying symbol is Aloha Wild. It gets stacked on one of the five reels in random order after every spin you bet on.

Bally Technologies Company Overview

Bally Technologies, Inc. is a producer of land-based slot machines and other gambling products with headquarter in Enterprise, Nevada. It is a part of Scientific Games Corporation since 2014. The company was founded in 1968 as Advanced Patent Technology. Then it changed the name to Alliance Gaming which subsequently acquired Bally Gaming International in 1996. Ten years ago, in 2006, the company took Bally Technologies name.

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April 26th, 2016

12:52 pm: Sparks Video Slot from NetEnt
Sparks Video Slot from NetEnt

Sparks online slot was released by Net Entertainment last summer. Thematically and visually it's similar to other NetEnt slots hits like Lights, Evolution, and Starburst. We will review them in the forthcoming posts. Now back to Sparks video slot which will grab your attention at first several spins!

What Sparks Hide?

At the very beginning, you are invited to choose Win One Way or Win Both Ways mode. Your decision will significantly affect your winnings. For example, once you choose Win Both Ways mode your winning chances increase while total payout amount decreases.

Weird Cloning Wilds and 80K Jackpot

Sparks features two kinds of Wild symbols. The regular one (blue) literally substitutes for all except the other Wild kind. The second Wild symbol appears only on second and fourth reels, covering the entire reel and cloning the adjacent symbols. It's called Expanding Cloning Wild. In other words, it's the source of winnings until it gets bored. The theoretical Return to Player for Sparks in Win One Way mode is 95.56%, in Win Both Ways - 96.54%

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April 21st, 2016

02:40 pm: Wild Water Slot Machine by NetEnt
Wild Water Slot by NetEnt

Wild Water online slot from NetEnt developers reminds us of summer, beach and seashore. Pretty male and female surfers will be with you the entire gameplay. Activate up to 60 Free Spins rounds and win 40 000 coins jackpot at one spin!

Tame the Wild, Wild Waves!

Wild Water slot machine has 5 reels and 20 active pay lines. The game plot goes back in 60-70s, vintage graphics and cool sounds create an unforgettable gaming atmosphere. Shark Wild symbol substitute for all other symbols to hit highest winning combo. It appears on any reel during the regular game and in Free Spins mode - it automatically expands to cover the entire reel. 3, 4, and 5 Scatters award players 15, 30, and 60 Free Spins rounds correspondingly. The highest-paying symbol, female surfer, appears anywhere on the reels, 5 symbols of a kind equal up to 2000x your total stake.

Surfers Team Bonus

Ok, Bonus Games, here we go. Any 5 surfers covering the entire reel (standing up straight) pay a bet multiplier 20x. Once you match 5 different surfers on the reels (again, standing up straight, their postures must appear) - you'll get the 200x multiplier of your total stake. Playing Wild Water slot is like watching one of those surfers movies!

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April 19th, 2016

12:40 pm: Fruit Warp Video Slot by Thunderkick
Fruit Warp Video Slot by Thunderkick

You haven't tried anything like this before! Fruit Warp weird slot yet pretty was brought to players from all of the world by Thunderkick. Make fruits twist and match winning combos. The weirdest thing is there are no traditional reels and pay lines at all!

Taste Crazy Tropical Fruits

Fruit Warp slot game has all possible tropical fruits on the game layout. Kiwano (horned melons), carambola, and dragon fruit are the highest-paying symbols - up to 45x, 42x, and 216x your total stake correspondingly. Winning combos appear when three or more fruit symbols scattered randomly on the slot layout.

Change Fruit Modes and Win!

To trigger Fruit Mode, absolutely new type of the game, you need to get 5 or more symbols of a kind. You will have to collect the same and other symbol winning combinations to fill the Warp Meter and unlock new dynamic multipliers. A new re-spin is won each time at least one symbol matches the Fruit Mode unless the Warp Meter is already full. Developers and designers from Thunderkick are unstoppable!

By the way, take a quick look at main fruit machines symbols. Some people confuse fruit machines with regular video slot. Guys, one more time, they're entirely different types of slot machines.

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April 15th, 2016

01:58 pm: Wonky Wabbits Free Slot by NetEnt
Wonky Wabbits Free Slot by NetEnt

Wonky Wabbits free casino slot powered by Net Entertainment will grant you an unforgettable gambling experience (as the develope promises). It comes with a great variety of features and total jackpot worth 390 000 coins at a stake. It was released in February 2014. And it's amazing, NetEnt designers and developers do a fantastic job indeed!

390K Crazy Wabbits Jackpot!

Wonky Wabbits has 5 reels, 15 active pay lines and 10-level bet. The min. bet value is 0.30, max. bet reaches 150. It's all about vegetables, and you wonder which are the highest paying ones to seek for. The highest-paying are Carrot, Tomato, Corn, Broccoli, and Eggplant, while A, K, Q, J, and 10s - as it usually goes are the low-paying symbols.

Go Wild!

If Wild symbol appears on any of the reels it gets duplicated to the position which creates the highest possible win. Only the 2nd and 4th reel allow Wilds to get stacked. It means that a max. 14(!) Wilds may appear on the layout after Wild Duplication happens. To get the 100x times your total bet you have to make the entire reel WILD. Our final verdict: the Wonky Wabbits slot perfectly suits Who Framed Roger Rabbit comedy fans!

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01:55 pm: Esqueleto Explosivo Slot by Thunderkick
Esqueleto Explosivo Free Slot by Thunderkick

Esqueleto Explosivo free video slot running on Thunderkick soft, Stockholm-based gaming company. It features 5 reels, 3 skeleton rows and 17 active pay lines. It was released 2 years ago, in June 2014. Today you can find Esqueleto Explosivo in the best world-wide online casinos such as, Casumo and others.

Go Mad With Esqueleto Explosivo!

First of all, the slot layout. Skull symbols simply don't spin, they drop down from above making funny falling bones noises. Once you trigger a winning combo, skulls explode and new ones fill the empty reel spaces. And last but not least, the Day of the Dead theme! It is one of the most festive and splendid holidays across the whole world.

Explosivo Wild and Mucho 32x Multipliers!

Thunderkick develops not only creative slot games, but also embeds creative game play features. If the Explosivo Wild replaces for all other skull symbols and blows up the closest neighboring symbols to create new winning lines. It also makes the multiplier rise up by one level. The Mucho Multiplier level varies from x1, x2, x4, x8, x16 up to x32. I'll say it one more time, the Mucho multiplier gets activated each time you win on a drop or when at least one Explosivo Wild falls.

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April 11th, 2016

01:41 pm: Sunny Scoops Tasty Slot by Thunderkick
Sunny Scoops free video slot by Thunderkick

Sunny Scoops free classic slot machine by Thunderkick, another Scandinavian gambling company, was released on August 2014. It's a second slot game launched with more realistic design than its predecessor Birds on a Wire slot.

Climb up the ice cream hill!

Honestly, Sunny Scoops by Thunderkick is the most unusual classic slot you've ever played. It has ice cream 3 reels and 14 pay lines. Sunny Scoops comes with such features as 7 Yummy Bonus Games, Infinite Multiplier Strip. Once you stack the same ice cream scoops on one reel or vertical pay line you'll make the Bonus Wheel spin with x2, x3, x5 and x7 multipliers. The higher you climb the multiplier ladder, the more chances you get to hit free re-spins.

Another Masterpiece from Thunderkick

Thunderkick is a young company that powers slot machine games and related gaming products. The company is located in Stockholm and holds a MGA license. The company was founded by a team of peers with years of experience in iGaming and casino games development. All game and platform development is done in-house. Thunderkick is aimed to contribute to a change in the gambling industry by improving the overall UX in gambling.

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April 4th, 2016

07:36 pm: OMG! Kittens or Cuteness Overdose

Cute'n'Fluffy Hard Not Playing

Powered by WMS Gaming the OMG! Kittens online slot machine has 5 reels and 40 active play lines. Tiger, Bubbles and Mr. Whiskers are stacked symbols, or count as one and featuring up to 100x multiplier each one separately. The Bonus Guarantee feature of 10x your total bet is one of the prominent features in the OMG! Kittens slot game. What it means? Any bonus game ending with less than 10x total bet will be automatically increased to 10x total bet at the end of the bonus. Wow :)

About WMS Gaming Company

WMS Gaming, a subsidiary of WMS Industries, is a casino manufacturer of slot machines, video lottery boxes and software established in 1994. WMS Industries history goes back to 1943, when Williams Manufacturing Company was founded. WMS Gaming delivers online and mobile games. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois. WMS Industries was acquired by Scientific Games Corporation in 2013.

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