Casino bonus

A casino bonus is money that is given to a player after they sign up with an online casino, an online casino bonus is equivalent to a brick & mortar casino comps. Online casino bonuses are used as an incentive to attract new players to sign up with the casino, there are also some very interesting bonuses that online casino offer to existing players to keep them as part of the casino. Despite online casino bonuses being used as an incentive for new players they are also being used as a marketing tool and it is also a useful tool against the competition which is on the increase amongst online casinos particularly considering that there are over 1200 online casinos on the market today all offering the same games with the same features, and using the same software, so online bonuses are the only way to differentiate them, that’s why its not surprising to find a casino offering a 100%, or a 150% bonus.

A casino bonus can be in the ranges of $25 to $200 however this depends on the amount of money that you deposit, for example if the casino is offering a bonus of 100% and you were to pay $100 then that means that you will get a extra $100 free. When joining an online casino it is important to read the rules and regulations concerning your bonus because each particular casino has its own casino rules and regulations concerning the bonuses and the withdrawal system.

Cashable casino bonuses are those bonuses that allow a player to cash out their cash after playing a certain number wagers, this type of bonus is the most popular with players, because the represent a real opportunity to make money, this bonus is subject to rules for example you can only get you money after have made the minimum number of wagers, and theses wagers have to be made on certain types of games, wagers on other games besides these will not count.

A no deposit bonus is offered to any player whether they made a deposit or not, just the fact that you are playing at the casino entitles you to a bonus. This is a good bonus because it allows you the chance to try out a casino without having to pay a deposit. A sticky bonus is a bonus that is normally given on a casino using Microgaming software they are just like no deposit bonuses but they are of a larger amount than the other.

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Online casino licensing

Since their inception in the 90s online casinos have taken the gambling world by storm as they are a great entertainment means, and thanks to the internet and online casinos people can now enjoy the pleasures of casino in the comfort of their homes. The gaming industry has grown tremendously over the past few years, now there are many online casinos operating on the internet right now, and players have a huge pool of casinos to select from. If you are a novice to the gambling world then you have to pay close attention to the issue of online casino licensing because online casinos which operate with a license provide you smooth operation there are however some online casinos that operate illegally with out a license and should be avoided at all costs.

Online casino licensing is of particular importance, and is an essential point to look out for when selecting an online casino to join because an online casino license is an indication of the standards of the casino. Online casino licensing is also an indication of how serious the online casino is about their business. Most importantly online casino licensing is important because you have to be sure before you give anyone your money that the casino is reliable, safe and secure.

Online casino licensing and rules and regulations with each jurisdiction and each country has its own rules and regulations regarding online gambling, an online gambling license can normally be obtained from different governments all around the world however most online casinos get their licenses from an offshore jurisdiction because online gambling is prohibited in most countries for example in America.

The first countries to issue casino  licenses to online casinos were Antigua, and Barbados and currently host the bulk of online casinos , today however many counties are easing their regulations regarding online casinos, now you can get an offshore license in Canada , the Mohawks of Khanawake from the gaming commission of Khanawake Indian Reserve, Costa Rica and Australia.

A fully licensed casino will normally publicize information concerning it licensing details on their internet site this information can be found among the details of the online casino on its homepage, online casino licensing has even become a sort of marketing tool for example if the online casino has a license from Gibraltar which is known for giving out the strictest licensing, then people will be attracted to the site. Online casino licensing is important to every player who wants to gamble on secure, reliable, and legal online casino.

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Broaden your Poker Horizon

For the avid poker player, sometimes finding the game that is right for you can be difficult task. You’ll probably sit through games that were organized by the husbands of your wives friends and take all of their money on a weekly basis but haven’t found a game that is at your level yet. Here’s where a valuable poker lesson comes into play.
After months of not being able to find yourself the perfect game you’ve been waiting for, you finally found the game that has players at your level and meets at a time that is right for you. It is very important to never get too comfortable in that one game and decide not to go to any more games.
There are a few reasons for this. First, in order to develop into a well-rounded poker player, it is imperative that you keep playing different people and experiencing different styles of play. By doing this you are preparing yourself with all the types of players that may sit across from you both in the future or in tournament play. The other reason why you should always rotate games and never get too comfortable in one spot is because the players around you will begin to learn the tendencies of your game.
If you only play with that group once a month, you’ll keep your competitive advantage because that group won’t be able to learn your tendencies and strategies. This is especially important because as soon as you become comfortable with a group, and your individual player tendencies are exposed, then you could potentially lose a lot of money.
The bottom line is, never get too comfortable in one game and broaden your poker horizons. It will keep the game interesting both for you and for those around you, and save you from losing lots of money!

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Poker Bot

There are a number of  important parts of a poker bot. Most people would think that the hardest part is making it play well but that is very far from the truth.

The first obstacle is actually reading the information on the poker table. To our luck we had a lot of experience doing this as we’ve been building bots for a lot of games earlier. To be honest, this is the biggest problem for most people but it if you’re used to reading data fron first person shooters poker is honestly nothing. The need for speed is close to nothing and the different kinds of information that you can get is very limited. Compared to make a bot that aims for your enemies in a constantly changing world, reading cards is simple.

The second obstacle is bypassing anti-bot programs. Most poker rooms actually apply some sort of security in this matter but the truth is they don’t really put their heart in to it. They do make a lot of money from bots, raking all day, they just want to make it seem they are putting a lot of effort into it.

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Poker Tools

As a bot builder the different kinds of Poker Tools has always fascinated me. There are perhaps 10 different poker tools on the market today and 5 of them actual poker statistics software. Poker statistics is one of the most complex parts of poker but you can make a lot out of your and others hand histories if you apply a scientific method to it. Lets take a look at one of the most basic, but very useful, areas to apply some statistics skills. When you play with someone a lot you will instinctivly know if he is a loose or a tight player. You will know that this guy will call you a lot and you will know if he folds if you bet hard on the flop and he didn’t hit. Playing online though this can get tricky because you play so many different players.

By keeping track of your hands and building a database you will actually get a library of your played hands and if you can only filter and sort it in the right way and fast then you have a massive advantage on your opponent. For example, by just calculating how big percent of the hands your opponent calls preflop will tell you wether he is a loose or tight player, it’s not harder than that as statisticly he should call a certain amount of hands over time. Him being loose does not of course that he is a bad player, there are lots of very good players that do play loose. It is still a piece of information you have that he doesn’t (as long as he isn’t using the tool himself). It doesn’t stop there either, if you measure how big percent of his hands he folds after the flop you can see if he is weak or tough post flop. If you know your opponent is weak post flop, placing a bigger bet to get him to fold might be a good idea or if you hit a quad maybe you need to slowplay him.

There are of course a lot of more useful info on your opponents that you can get from a high quality poker tool but it doesn’t even stop there. By looking at your own game in retrospect you can learn things about yourself, maybe you are a tight and passive player and to be honest even though being careful is good that is a combination that will never win you any real money.

There is even more to it than that, what if a tool could tell you which table you should play. You want to find a table with lots of fish and no sharks. Well, todays tools keep track of this too.

If you aren’t using a tool today, you definately should, that is my advice for today.

Inspiration: Poker Tools

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Buzzluck Casino

I have recently seen a new casino online (it’s not a random encounter as I know some of the people working there) and it goes under the name of Buzzluck, promoting itself as a “super casino”. The Buzzluck team have introduced some new features to online casino with the most important: Their Live Lounge. The Live Lounge is a live broadcast that you can watch while you are playing (in theory at least). The Live Lounge of Buzzluck is not always active but Friday to Sunday there is activity during the nights. Mostly it is a show about funny clips from the net (sort of here is your Funny YouTube Clip of the day show). It is pretty entertaining and the three presenters seem very professional, I would guess they have worked in TV in one way or another earlier.

One of the things that bother me some with Buzzluck is that it is all Flash, and a flash that I had to download as well. Once I had it installed in my browser it still kept giving me problems. I’m not a big fan of explorer so I use either Chrome or FF and the site had problems with both. There are some really annoying bugs that have been torturing me but me guess is that they will take care of them pretty soon, the site is brand new after all.

As a casino I wouldn’t say that there is anything really special, it looks good, it’s a 3D flash-casino and they have the usual games (You know; Black Jack, Slots, Roulette, Craps etc). The biggest advantage here is that the site looks very good but to be honest I never really care for that. They have a whole big lobby section that I never quite figured out. It’s like a big 3D room where you, sort of, can walk around and approach avatars. Me using Chrome might be the reason that this was a pretty crappy experience and I just couldn’t understand what to do there. The good thing is that you can skip the lobby and head directly to the casino or the Live Lounge  if that is what you came for.

All in all Buzzluck is a nice Casino and chatting with the hosts of the Live Lounge gives a bit of a warm feeling, it is nice with real people in a casinoworld that is almost completely automated elsewhere.

Mike on Pokeriot has written about Buzzluck too and that is the only other review that I could find.

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