New to Mobile Casinos? Get Started With Roxy Palace Bonuses

If you are just making the famed switch from computer based online casinos to mobile casinos, you are more than likely to be confused about how to go about it. It’s not really difficult to find one’s way around mobile gambling but it must be conceded that the starter’s nerves are always there.

roxy-mobile-casinoTo get over these nerves, Roxy Palace Mobile Casino has introduced some splendid bonuses for all new players.

What’s the fuss all about?

If you are already a registered member with Roxy Palace online casino, you will find no difficulty in registering for the mobile casino. If you are not, you will have to sign up for a new account.

Once you have an account in place, all you have to do is make two separate deposits of £10 or more to your Roxy Palace casino account via desktop website or computer client. Once your deposits are through successfully, you will receive a special claim code with which you can sign up for Roxy Palace mobile casino. Signing up with this code will automatically credit 100% of your deposit amounts (up to £25) instantly in your mobile casino wallet.

Furthermore, if you make a new deposit worth £25 or more to your mobile casino wallet, you will be eligible to receive up to £25 in 100% bonuses for the first three deposits.

Here’s what you should keep in mind

To avail this offer, you need to make two separate deposits of £10 or more on desktop website or client. Also, the claim code you will receive upon deposit, will be active only for 48 hours.

These bonuses can only be availed by those who have a verified UK address.

What are Progressive Jackpots and How Do They Work?

Progressive jackpots are becoming more and more common within the world of gambling. Both online and mobile casinos, as well as their land-based counterparts, are employing the inclusion of ‘Progressive Jackpots’ as a main draw in order to encourage your business. But just what is a progressive jackpot? You may feel foolish for not knowing, but you shouldn’t. It was never something that was really explained to anyone, rather just dreamed up by a rather clever marketing director somewhere in Downtown Las Vegas – at least that’s how we’d like to picture it!

An Overview

Slots & Video Poker machinesIn short, a progressive jackpot is a jackpot which gradually increases as time goes on. The more players who try and fail to cash out the jackpot, the more sky high the total amount of cash up for grabs becomes. It’s a pretty simple format, though extremely effective in its ability to reel in players from far and wide. Unsurprisingly, progressive jackpot games account for a great deal of the business any casino does year on year.

Which Games Feature a Progressive Jackpot?

Typically the only games which feature a progressive jackpot are either slots or video poker machines.

Why are they so popular?

There are several pretty solid theories as to why the progressive jackpot format is so popular among modern gamblers. Among them is the obvious novelty factor: the fact that progressive jackpots are beamed across the floor of all casinos real world and virtual via big bright lights certainly helps keep them in the limelight. People always want to be involved with novel things – particularly when partaking in something like gambling.

Furthermore, the constantly upwards-creeping meter which tracks the jackpot amount illuminating the place up helps draw in the revellers. Numbers on a screen reflecting a very real and in the minds of all players very winnable jackpot are hard to ignore.

Republican Senators Introduce Anti-Online Gambling Legislation

If Senator Lindsey Graham wins next year’s presidential election, the Republican from South Carolina promises to ban online gambling in the United States. Just last week, Graham and fellow Republican senator, Marco Rubio, introduced legislation called the Restoration of America’s Wire Act that will call for banning online casinos in the United States.

Lindsey GrahamThe Restoration of America’s Wire Act mentions the fact that President Barack Obama’s administration legalized online gambling for American citizens four years ago. According to a statement made by an Obama spokesperson in 2011, online casinos and digital casinos were considered legal if people were gambling at online casinos that maintained headquarters in the same state they lived in. And, to the delight of sports betting agents in Las Vegas, President Obama also legalized online sports betting.

Graham Explains His Motivation for Banning Online Casinos

Senator Graham released a statement explaining his position on United States-based online casinos. Graham believes that online casinos are a safety hazard for American citizens, mainly because any cell phone or laptop now doubles as a highly addictive video poker machine. Graham cited statistics that linked gambling addiction with access to poker machines in his home state of South Carolina.

The other Republican supporter of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act is Marco Rubio, a Senator from Florida. Rubio argues that online casinos are often frequented by hackers who are only interested in defrauding good citizens. The Florida Republican also says that the government should be responsible for providing more Internet safeguards to protect people from the pitfalls of gambling addiction.

Currently, digital casinos exist in New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada. Other states are intrigued by the potential that online gambling offers from a tax revenue standpoint. Graham and Rubio want to pass legislation before other states endanger their citizens.

Best Games For Gambling Online

Searching for the best online gambling games? Here is a list to get you started!

Baccarat

GamesThe game of Baccarat dates back to the middle-ages. Named after zero (the worst hand), Baccarat is sophisticated game played with 6 decks and 2 players i.e. the Banker and you.

Each of you gets one hand and winning requires you to pick the one which has the maximum total, 9 being highest score and 0 being the lowest. And did you know, Baccarat is the preferred game of James Bond!

Blackjack

Blackjack, also known as 21, is perhaps the most popular casino game played online today. It involves a lot of action and fun. Some really good odds are provided to the players on a score of twenty one. Blackjack is aimed at getting the player as near to 21 as possible, without exceeding it, and still maintaining a total that is more than the game dealer.

Joker Poker

In this draw poker game, the player gets 5 cards and selects the cards to “hold” (or keep). The player then presses deal to let go off the left over cards and to get fresh ones.

The last hand in the game is the winning hand when the player gets Kings or something better. The game also involves a unique payout when the player has five of a type, or Joker with Wild Royal. Jokers can also be used for creating more winning hands.

European Roulette

European Roulette originated in the 17th century in France and is mix of both luck and strategy. The online casino game comprises a ball, a wheel as well as a table which is marked with distinct boxes. They have numbers in no particular order.

The player simply has to place a bet/s on a number/s and then by clicking the ‘Spin’ button they can see what their winning comes out to be.

Playboy Mobile Slot Review

Make absolutely no mistake, brothers and sisters – video slot games are taking over the world. Slowly but surely developing since their inception as glitch-y, unreliable space hogs into sophisticated, fluid and hugely entertaining platforms in which any Tom, Dick or Harry can wager their hard-earned cash, video slots are here and here to stay.

Playboy Mobile Slot

The very first thing to be pointed out about the Playboy Mobile Slot available for Android via industry giants Microgaming is that it is suitable for both sexes. Sure, it is themed on the raciest global brand there is, but the truth is that this is merely a marketing plot (at least I assume), and there is not much in the way of crudeness. While there are indeed tamer Microgaming affairs (see: The Dark Knight), this slot is far more cheeky than it is outright offensive.

Anyhow, on to the stuff that really matters!

The Playboy Mobile slot boasts some of the smoothest game play I’ve encountered in a long time. With a highly attractive theme and well-placed soundtrack, it is one of those games that you can easily lose a whole evening to if you’re not too careful!

Your high card symbols are represented by an array of good looking women (obviously) and a similar wild which shows up surprisingly frequently and stacks your winnings up very adequately indeed!

The real genius of the game lies within its free spins feature. Much like other recent Microgaming releases, this is where the really big money lies and you’d do well to learn its functions and flaws alike. As you play you will progressively unlock and learn about these features, meaning that the more time you commit to the slot, the bigger the chances of walking with some serious winnings!

Jackpot rounds and further bonuses are scattered throughout, making for a very worthwhile and on second thoughts not all that tame journey!

Anti-Online Poker Hearing Soon

Jason ChaffetzA hearing on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, also known as RAWA, bill has been scheduled for March 26, according to a pro-poker lobbying group called Poker Players’ Alliance. The bill, if passed, would immediately make all regulated online gambling illegal, including poker. The bill was to be heard earlier this month but severe winter weather necessitated rescheduling of the hearing. Now, however, winter weather will not be able to ride to the rescue, and spring, it seems, doesn’t like online poker.

The Hearing

Republican Jason Chaffetz’s bill will be discussed by the sub-committee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, with online poker adversaries expected to be called on as witnesses for the hearing, unlike previous hearings, which were mostly neutral. But, the official list of witnesses has not yet been revealed. The latest hearing on this issue happened in late 2013.

RAWA Changes

As of now, the official position on the Wire Act, which was passed in 1961, with regard to online gambling is that it is restricted only to online betting on sport activities. Passing the RAWA, however, would include online gambling of all forms, like lottery; RAWA, though, doesn’t seek to restrict betting online when it comes to horse racing.

While the bill was initially introduced by Chaffetz, along with Lindsey Graham, in March 2014, it seems now that the bill, which was reintroduced by Chaffetz to the 2015 session, also has the support of billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who is not only a major donor to the Republican Party, but also is the CEO of a corporation that operates a casino in Las Vegas.

However, with elections coming up next year, it is very unlikely that the bill will be passed, or even come to the floor. There are many groups that are opposed to the bill and the chances of it getting past the House are next to nothing.

Full Flush Poker Kicks Off 2015 WSOP Promo

Full Flush Poker is presently involved in many heavy promotions that are associated with the 2015 World Series of Poker. Several winning players of the Stairway to Vegas Challenge and the World Series of Poker Leaderboard Challenge Full Flush Poker will get an opportunity to participate in the WSOP Millionaire Maker. They will also get a chance to play in the 2015 WSOP Main Event.

Full Flush PokerThe Full Flush Poker 2015 WSOP Leaderboard Challenge started on February 1st, 2015. It will end on May 31st, 2015. Player’s monthly POP accumulation and Rack up Golden Bracelets will count toward their bracelet tally.

Collecting the most gold bracelets in the prestigious Leaderboard Challenge is the ultimate dream of many die-hard poker players. They understand that winning these special bracelets will put them in a position to take a seat in the World Series of Poker Main Event. The winner of the Leaderboard will be awarded a prize package worth approximately $15,000. The winner will also get a $10,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event seat and $5,000 in cash to cover travel expenses.

The Stairway to Vegas Step Challenge will take begin on February 1st, 2015 and end on May 17th, 2015. This challenge will give more Full Flush Poker players an opportunity to gain experience and secure significant winnings.

Full Flush Poker is making it extremely easy for poker players to enter this year’s World Series of Poker Millionaire Maker Event. Three lucky members of Full Flush Poker will be sent to the $1,500 Buy-in World Series of Poker No Limit Hold’em Tournament. The event will be held on June 5th and 6th at the beautiful Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The winner of this special preliminary event will get one million dollars.

Macau Casinos Initiate Background Checks on High Rollers

The clientele of casinos come with a lot of stereotypes as to what type of people they are. Many times, people associate criminal intent and illegal activities with those who frequent gambling tables and particularly with those who place large bets. However, thanks to a new government ruling, casinos and gambling venues in Macau have begun a true effort to reduce the risk of any illegal activity taking place at their tables.

Casino VIP Room

Junket agents now must do a criminal history background check on new prospective VIP players before sending them to the high rolling rooms of the casino. The Gaming Control Board has issued a warning that no player with a criminal history of any type will be allowed to play at the tables of any of their VIP rooms. By forbidding players with criminal pasts, they are working to make sure they hand-pick more trustworthy clients for their high rolling games.

Since junket agents typically work on a commission, this practice is one that will help to narrow down the habit of agents to send questionable players. If a player is sent by a junket agent only to be found out to have a criminal record, that’s a pay-check the agent isn’t going to be getting. The legislation, therefore, tends to put more of the work at weeding out the players with shady pasts from those who simply put their talents into the game and the game alone on the agents rather than solely on the casinos themselves.

The ultimate goal of all of this is to give the government more control over the money flow in the gambling market. The casinos in Macau are a large part of the tourism industry for the region, and with the government’s ability to control the money flow and know where it’s going and coming from, they will, allegedly, be able to help the tourism and casino industry grow and thrive.

Everything that Happened at WSOP 2014

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014 has concluded and it was as exciting as previous years, if not more. Every year something new happens at the many events at WSOP that make the event stand out from the previous years. This year it was the Main Event winner who added unique elements to the WSOP 2014.

WSOP Main Event

Poker TableAll events at WSOP lead to the Main Event Final Table. It is the coveted table where all poker fans want to be at least once in their lifetimes. Some to play and others to witness the poker greats play their best or worst. However, it always culminates in a great finale.

Martin Jacobson was the winner this year at the WSOP Main Event. He won his first WSOP bracelet (yes, first) and $10 million in prize money. No one believed that this quiet poker player from Sweden who was yet to win a big poker tournament could be the winner at the Main Event at WSOP. However, Martin Jacobson proved everyone wrong and played his best game till date.

Interestingly the last three remaining players at the finals table were all Europeans. Jorryt van Hoof from the Netherlands and Felix Stephensen from Norway were the last players remaining along with Jacobson. However, the final two were Jacobson and Stephensen.

Felix Stephensen seemed to be playing a good game but somehow Jacobson kept on winning the hands that mattered for him. At last Stephensen couldn’t survive and Martin Jacobson became the winner of the biggest poker event in the world today.

WSOP 2014

The WSOP 2014 was a huge success as it has been since its inception many decades ago. The 2014 event was in the news before it began for the prize pool. The amount, which was billed at $200 million, was the biggest so far in any WSOP event. There were 65 events where gold bracelets could be won. It was held again in Las Vegas at the Rio Hotel and Casino and drew huge crowds. The event happens every year and each year the glamour factor at WSOP seems to attract more people.

Roundup of Full Tilt and PokerStars Action

There was a long wait for online poker fans who wanted to see some serious action between heavy earners at Full Tilt and the PokerStars website. This week marked a return to action for these poker players, and the resulting match ups did not disappoint.

Full_Tilt_PokerstarsPhil Ivey was an unexpected guest for the online action. He is a world renowned poker player who generally prefers to play live table games instead of online poker. He was active for more than 20 sessions and 4,500 hands, winning a total of more than 450,000. Despite his impressive performances, Ivey could only manage second place to Cort Kibler,who won more than $500,000 in 1,000 hands of onlin$e poker.

Those guys were the highlight of the action at Full Tilt Poker, but there was also some great competition at PokerStars. The online player St1ckman won around $200,000, while BigBadBoss took home $150,000. Another player who had a great weekend was Alex Kostritsyn, with the Greek player winning around $145,000.

Struggles –

Not everyone had a great weekend. Alex Luneau had a terrible initial run. He lost more than $600,000 in 13 sessions of action. Carloo13 at Full Tilt Poker also had a miserable time during these events. He posted losses of close to $400,000 in only two sessions.

Turn of Events –

There was a change in fortune for Luneau at the start of last week. He competed in a major money event, where the small and big blinds were $2,000 and $4,000 respectively. The online game lasted for more than six hours, with Luneau winning $500,000 in the end.

Phil Ivey’s solid run of form continued, with the veteran posting a profit of $40,000 during mixed games with small blinds of $1,000 and big blinds of $2,000.