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Sampdoria eSports Cup

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The Sampdoria eSports Cup Pro Edition was the first eSports tournament organised by a Serie A club and dedicated to European clubs only. It was fitting that Sampdoria decided to hold the tournament here at Marassi, where the professionals do battle every weekend. As well as Mattia “Lonewolf” Guarracino, our Blucerchiati representative, also taking part were Sporting’s Rafael Nunes, Ajax’s Koen Weijland and Levante eSports captain Alberto Requena Sempere, nickname “Rekegol”. With four players from four different countries involved, it was like a mini Euros taking place in Genoa.

The players faced off using the Online Friendly mode in FIFA 17, with all players given an overall rating of 85. The tournament was split into two stages, with the initial group stage designed to decide the knock-out match-ups. Let’s take a look back at the group stage. Koen Weijland kicked things off with a win over Mattia Guarracino, before maintaining his 100% record with victories over Rafael Nunes and Rekegol.

Mattia got off to a bad start, but bounced back with wins over Rekegol and then Rafael Nunes. Rafael Nunes began his first international tournament with a bang, beating Rekegol, but then lost his next two games. Rekegol had a tough time of it, failing to secure a single point, but showed real improvement in the semi-finals.

Let’s now take a look at the highlights of the best matches from the tournament, with commentary from Ivan Greco. In the first semi-final between Sporting and Sampdoria, Lonewolf, the home player, took an early lead after Schick burst through the middle and teed up the arriving Amuzie, who fired a great left-footed effort off the post and in. It meant Samp were 1-0 up after ten minutes. Let’s take another look at that bolt from the blue from an unexpected source. Sporting were looking at an uphill battle from the start.

Barreto won the ball back well, Praet and Djuricic exchanged neat passes and then Schick took advantage of a lucky rebound to fire this low shot home for 2-0. The goal spelled the end of Sporting’s resistance and handed Lonewolf a huge win ahead of the return leg. Those away goals had seen Lonewolf take a massive step towards the final. The other semi-final between Levante and Ajax may have seemed like a foregone conclusion, but Rekegol was in the mood from the off and nearly took the lead through Roger early on, but his low shot was too weak to trouble Onana.

With just three minutes on the clock, Levante had shown Ajax they weren’t going to have it all their own way. Ajax got their noses in front five minutes into the second half, Dolberg playing it to Ziyech who turned fantastically to fire home a right-footer and put Ajax ahead. It was a stunning goal from Ajax star Koen Weijland. Levante seemed to be heading for a defeat, with Casadesus putting this late effort straight at Onana, who was positioned well at the near post and made the easy stop. That was that.

In the semi-final second leg between Sporting and Samp, Sporting saw a great chance go begging in the 40th minute. However, they scored from the resultant corner as Bas Dost used all of his height to head home. Sporting still needed another goal to force a play-off, given the 2-0 result in the first leg, but Lonewolf soon equalised through Luis Muriel, who slotted home this rebound on 44 minutes. It was Muriel’s first goal of the Sampdoria eSports Cup and one that all but saw Samp through to the final.

Sporting’s defence could do nothing to keep it out. There was still a long way to go, with Amuzie giving a throw-in away on 55 minutes. Martins crossed in and the ball dropped to Dost, who produced another great finish to secure a brace and put Sporting back into the lead, giving Rafa Nunes renewed hope. All he needed now was one more goal to complete the comeback, but Lonewolf stayed calm and prevented his opponent from having any more chances. In fact, on 58 minutes Muriel and Schick combined well to create a chance for Praet, who fired past Rui Patricio to make it 2-2 and secure Sampdoria’s place in the final. Sporting were a little unlucky, but it was a gutsy performance from Lonewolf.

Despite falling behind, he never gave up and eventually found the crucial equaliser. Sporting had a great chance in the closing stages through Dost, who called Viviano into a spectacular save. Wonderful reactions from the Samp goalkeeper. The other semi-final second leg saw Ajax and Levante go at it again after the 1-0 win for Ajax in the first match. Rekegol was a man possessed in the second leg, Munoz teeing up Roger to put Levante ahead. It meant Levante had levelled the semi-final in the 39th minute of the second leg, having lost the first leg 1-0.

It was a great break to put Levante into the lead. It was a tough moment for Koen Weijland, with Levante – playing with a back five – causing him real trouble. However, the Dutchman showed real calm and managed to pounce on this rebound to equalise through Dolberg on 73 minutes. Making 1-1 with less than 20 minutes to play. Ajax hitting back, just like Sampdoria did in the last game, and booking their ticket to the final. There were three minutes of injury time but not enough for a response.

Ajax won and went through to the final, to play Lonewolf. And now let’s go and see what went down in the third-place playoff, between Levante and Sporting. On 21 minutes Sporting had an effort on goal, with a left-foot strike from Dost. The goalkeeper saved and sent his team on the attack, with Casadesus leading the charge. He produced a beautiful lob which Rui Patricio got a hand to, but he couldn’t stop Levante taking the lead. Levante then had another shot on goal after 27 minutes, but this time Rui Patricio was able to save.

A great stop from the Portuguese keeper. Rekegol kept the pressure on his opponent, producing a great display, wanting to leave the tournament with his head held high. He then made it 2-0, with Casadesus striking yet again. A lovely finish, around the half-hour mark. It appeared a long way back for Rafa Nunes, but things changed with the arrival of Joel Campbell.

A goal did indeed arrive, thanks to William Carvalho, halving the deficit to 2-1 in the 74th minute. At this point, there was still hope for Sporting. A draw would take proceedings to a decisive clash.

On 84 minutes, what can Dost do here? A lovely touch to Campbell. But Abraham is able to clear.

The ball went out for a throw in, but remaining in attacking territory for Sporting. They were pouring forward at this stage. Campbell sent the cross into the box, Castagnos met it and scored! In the 86th minute of the game!

He brought Sporting in level in what was a wonderful game! Then came the last match, which was played with the Golden Goal rule: the first to score, wins! Munoz had a chance to put the game to bed, but it was not over then.

That was a poor clearance from the Sporting keeper. The ball ended up in midfield, then with Schelotto on the right-hand side. He played the ball forward to Pereira, around the 41-minute mark. This was a good chance for Rafa.

Who found the winning goal, through entropay casinos ca! That gave him third sport in the Sampdoria eSports Cup. Levante were beaten, after the Golden Goal. Perhaps Rekegoal’s deserved something more. Levante recently having secured promotion to La Liga. Then at last we got to the final, with Koen Weijland’s Ajax up against the Lonewolf’s Sampdoria team.

Traore shot towards goal after 67 minutes and finished off a devastating counter attack from Ajax. They went ahead when Lonewolf was having perhaps his best period of the game. It had looked like a goal was in the offing for Sampdoria.

Lonewolf made a couple of changes and, with 10 minutes left to play, Schick set up Barreto for the shot. But Onana was equal to it, pulling off a miraculous save. The cross went back in but no Samp player could meet the ball with a header. Was there one last chance perhaps? No.

That was the last of the action. Ajax emerged victorious in the Sampdoria eSports Cup, with Lonewolf defeated 1-0 in the final.

What Remains Of Edith Finch

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These survivors need to work together to survive and dispatch the sixth player. This player takes the role of the villain, of which there are three choices so far: the slasher, the giant, and the strangler. Each survivor and villain character have their special characteristics, with an assault, backup, medic, scout, and engineer class, as well as a brute, fast and assault class for the villains. The production team has revealed three maps for the game so far: the high school on prom night, a mall after closing time, and a neighbourhood. Not much has been revealed about the game, including a release date, but it will be available on Steam sometime in 2017. Developers Elastic Games have released a gameplay trailer outlining a brief background and showing of gameplay mechanics. The game will require strategy from both the killer and the survivors, with the latter needing to work together in order to survive, and the former needing to use stealth and traps in order to space out the survivors and not risk running head on into their death.

The game is becoming more anticipated as the year goes, and it will give a person a first-person view of the predator, or the prey. Number 6. What Remains of Edith Finch: A unique entry for the list, What Remains of Edith Finch is a series of short stories about a cursed family from Washington State. Players play as Edith Finch as she travels through her family history, from 1900 to the present day. Each story has a different theme and setting, with Edith experiencing the demise of her family members. The developers have stated it was their goal for players to develop a connection with Edith as she witnesses what led to her ancestors deaths, and what caused her family to be cursed in the first place. Much of the gameplay is puzzle based, and story is the main focus of the game. People have drawn comparisons to games such as Dear Esther, with the dialogue-heavy exploration with suspensful atmosphere.

Unlike many modern horror games, Edith Finch is looking to create a purely psychological horror experience as opposed to jumpscares and heavy combat. With players meant to develop an attachment with Edith throughout the game, it certainly makes for an emotional experience on top of a creepy one. The game is set for release in Spring 2017 on PS4; only then will we learn the truth behind the Finch family and the burden on each family member. Number 5. Visage: PT appears to have made its impact on horror gaming, with many games attempting to capture its play style this year. Visage is one of these games, and it aims to bring players back to the traditional haunted house stories. Players awaken in a house, seemingly all alone; however, something sinister is wandering alongside them, though not always visable. Players must explore the many halls and rooms of the house and collect artifacts in order to escape.

Video Game Stereotypes

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The developers have named the main theme of the game envolves the consequences of humanity’s misguided attempts at creating perfection, with the results very evident in the game’s environment. Along the way, the player is aided by the titular Pamela, the AI of the lost utopia, and the player must uncover what went wrong to lead the city into dissarray. Initially slated for a summer 2016 release, the game was delayed and people can now expect it on steam in early 2017. Number 9. Resident Evil 7, Biohazard: The Resident Evil franchise is considered a landmark in horror games. Since the first release in 1996, there have been 22 games released with the title, including several HD remakes. Despite the mixed reception of Resident Evil 6, Capcom revealed a teaser for the seventh installment of the main storyline, which reveals its return to the classical horror of the early series. The story is set four years following the events of Resident Evil 6 and introduces a brand new character to the games, Ethan Winters. Unlike the previous playable characters, Winters is a civilian with no combat training.

Winters is searching for his missing wife, and his investigation leads him to a deralict plantation in Louisiana. Resident Evil 7 appears to be a whole new direction for the franchise, with new characters and only small connections to the previous games. It also brings together the English and Japanese titles of the games, since the franchise is known as Biohazard in Japan. So far, the game has gained much hype and fans of the series are welcoming the new look and gameplay mechanics the game has to offer. Gamers can expect the game to be released in early 2017. Number 8. Dreadful: A game clearly taking inspiration from Silent Hill P.T, Dreadful puts you in the shoes of David Hill, a journalist working on an article regarding a supposidly cursed house. The home, known as The Carnage House, was the scene of a horrific crime involving a murder-suicide of an entire family. Hill is attempting to put the pieces together and determine why the man committed the murders. As you explore the house, you discover the sinister secrets lingering in the walls, and it is up to you to survive and solve the mystery.

Dreadful will rely heavily on suspence, with long periods of silence and wandering in the dark to create tension within the player. Alpha footage has shown mechanics, such as puzzle sovling, stealth movement and some action elements available to the player for survival. The game was recently greenlit by steam, and the developer has stated the game will be released sometime between mid and late 2017. Number 7. Last Year: While initially off the radar for many gamers, Last Year is beginning to pick up interest. The game is set during the 1990s, and is a multiplayer horror game with up to six players. The survivors are made up of stereotypical characters you would find in a 90s slasher film: the jock, the best friend, the popular girl, the nerd and the unpopular girl.

Silent Hill Legacy

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Allison Road: Unlike the ill-fated Silent Hills, this game was granted a second life. Allison Road was originally announced in July 2015 as an homage to Silent Hill P.T.The game’s developer, Lilith ltd., launched a successful kickstarter which asked for $250,000, but this was cancelled after game publisher Team 17 agreed to provide the necessary funds for the project. Both Lilith Ltd. and Team 17 were hoping for a release in the third quarter of 2016, but it was announced via the game’s twitter account the production had been cancelled. Two months later, Lilith Ltd. relaunched production without the aid of Team 17, and created another Kickstarter campaign to get the game running. According to the official website, Allison Road has you play as an unamed protagonist who wakes up with amnesia. Players are given five nights to learn the truth about your identiy, discover the mystery behind the house you are in, and defend yourself against various dark entities you encounter on your quest. The storyline is minimal, and players are meant to explore the game’s story and meaning. Explore this website for more games:

There are also plans for a multiplayer campaign, but no information has been released on what it will entail. Lilith, Ltd is hoping to release the game onto PC, as well as Xbox One and PS4, but its release is unknown, estimated to be somewhere in late 2017 or early 2018. Number 11. Routine: Taking the same steps as Alien Isolation, Routine is set in an abandoned space station way out in the depths of space. Players must explore the halls and read files left behind by the crew in order to discover their fate. However, there are also unknown enemies stalking the halls the player must evade in order not to become their next victim. The vacent areas are remanicent of Bioshock’s Rapture, leaving players with the same feelings of hesitation and vulnerability that game had to offer. The game seems to want to emphasize it’s the anticipation of a scare that is more terrifying than the scares themselves.

Players will have limited resources to defent themselves, which is a step towards acclaim in a time of mostly mundane action horrors we’ve become used to. The game is set to be released in March of 2017, and those who wish to play are reminded that in space, no one can hear you scream. Number 10. P.A.M.E.L.A [Pamela]: A game predicted to be the next big story-based horror survival since Bioshock, Pamela is a first person, open world shooter set in a dystopian world. The player awakens from cryo sleep to find a once utopian city now deralict and inhabited by psychotic survivors. Pamela’s game mechanics are similar to survival games such as The Forest and Stranded Deep, with players having to scavenge for supplies in order to fight off starvation, dehydration and enemies they encounter. Initially announced in 2015, the game was greenlit for Steam, reaching the #1 spot within 48 hours.

Bingo Gaming Helps to Maintain Alert of Brain

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Bingo has continually won a place as a show up amongst the most surely silent recreations on the planet. The speed of these movements, social nature plays a vital viewpoint in drawing in the gamers to bingo parlor. With access to the web bingo sites, bingo diversion are encounter higher fan following than before. The disrepute of these exercises has been additionally upgrade with the statement that these exercises are useful for gamers. It has been support for quite a long time that stationary nature of bingo is a reason for genuine issue.

Players who do bingo through the bingo sites like real money casino sa are said to probably put on weight and in addition make a moderately less dynamic lifestyle because of the time contributed behind sitting while at the same time getting a charge out of bingo Game. On the off chance that this time could have been put resources into exercises or accomplishing something exceptional, they would have possessed the capacity to improve happiness as opposed to harm it.
n1A most recent test perform on the bingo gamers has familiar that bingo is really an important work out for mind. It permits to enhance mental abilities and also raggedness. The results are visible not simply among seniors but rather among the youngsters also. In an examination, 50 percent of the members were permitted to perform bingo and the other 50 percent was definitely not. in the direction of the finish of investigation, it was seen that gamers who participated in bingo experienced upgraded memory and also cerebrum movement and capacity. Players who did not participate in bingo did not watch any upgrade throughout the examination.

Another energizing point that came through is more seasoned individuals beat youthful ones in a portion of the investigations. The online bingo recreations additionally played out a section in enhancing basic management capacities. This is on account of in every action, individuals are expected to watch the cards and take decisions ceaselessly. Improved use of mind permits development of delayed hardness.

Roulette Tips & Strategies – Cracking Roulette?

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Hi everyone just a very short video, just letting you know and reminding everyone that roulette is a game and it was designed to be virtually impossible to beat it. So all those systems out there so-called that’s, you know going to make you profitable forever watch out. I’M just reminding you don’t buy, any systems only buy cheap ones, and I only do a few and they’re very, very, very cheap for 99, just just to give you ideas and no no systems.

I believe a concrete system there’s just so many ways and rule that that you can bit-bit and progression systems etc, but just remember the long over the long run. Eventually, you will lose. It doesn’t matter what system you have. Eventually, you will lose. There’S no system out there that will give you profit long-term. Now most people, you could there’s two frames of mind.

Some people would say: well, yes, that’s right. Other people say no. No, there is a way I found a way, but please believe me. You may win one day at the casino you may win the next day. You may win the next day and go Gees of hunt the holy grail and what happens the next day you lose and the next day you might win next day you lose.

So if you’re going to bet go the casino you can treat it as a business, but really it is a hobby. Don’T expect to earn income a reliable income just from roulette, because one day you’re going to think you’re indestructible and the runs going to be fantastic and you bet more and more and then bang there. It is all weeks of work. Profits gone just like that. So you need to be strong.

Think of it as small wins, small term short term. I used to stay at the casino for hours and hours and son systems were fine that give you a little profit, but then you’ve got to work out. Well, what is my when you break it down?

What is my hourly rate? Is it actually worth it when the next day you could be back to square one? So again, I just wanted to point out that rule. It is a gamble. There is ways to minimize your losses, so your bankroll carries on for a substantial period of time, but you wouldn’t want to use the same system over and over and over again now, I believe the only Holy Grail to roulette is this using a combination of systems, Because, as you can see in some of the systems I put on the YouTube channel, they work short-term, but if you keep using them over and over, they will eventually fail. So don’t leave the casino and feel neglected and sad like this little puppy.

I want you to have a good experience, see it is fun. Depending on the system I mean some test systems take a little while to work. Yes, but what’s your bankroll bet? Small and any profit is a good profit and sometimes I’ll get comments left. That’S to tell me, I tried this and it failed straight away.

Yes, well, he can. I never said a system wouldn’t fail. Every system will fail. Eventually, you might be lucky for 9 at a time 9 out of 10 times, but the first time you might lose, but then you may we and win so you’ve got to be careful. So it’s up to you to decide what you can afford to lose, but I always say just to have any chance of small term success. You will need to have a reasonable bankroll with you and if it isn’t going your way to say you go with $ 500 and you get down to $ 300, you decide when, when you’re going to stop okay you’re going to stop at 50 % of lots Of your bankroll, are you going to divide your bank rolls into you know five lots of 100 if you’re, starting with 500 you’ve, got to determine that that is the key to minimizing your losses.

So few things there, if you do decide to take on roulette, remember the house, the house edge. Even if there’s one zero overtime, that’s small percentage, just over two percent will eventually get you. So the secret is, I believe, many systems, short-term mix them up and get the hell out of there, because the casinos want you to stay there. They love the players that sit there for hours and try their systems and they also like it. When people just go there put $ 20 on a random number and hopefully luck will go their way and that that’s when you do use luck, so the other key I’ll explain more in a future video is, I mean people do lots of scientific research and there’s There’S flaws in the roulette wheel and some people say: oh, they got magnets under there that could that could be the case in some countries, but usually they’re regulated and that there’s spot checks that happen, but for any chance to know that you’re getting a fair deal.

You know the rule, it isn’t rigged, go to a go to a live, casino and and just just watch the ones that are automatic, video screens that you’re watching I’m always a bit wary of those ones and just remember a percentage profit of what your bankroll. What you started with, if you start with $ 500 and you make $ 50 – that is a great profit, because that is that is 10 %. You will not get 10 % from the bank, so think of it. That way, even though it doesn’t sound a lot of your bankroll 10 % is very good. Don’T expect to double your money it you can do it with some systems, but not on a regular basis, so stick to a percentage, profit ratio, 10 % or less even 5 % – and you will walk away a winner. There’S lots I could go on about, but this was a just, a quick video just explaining to you that there are systems out there B, where you don’t don’t pay any more than fifty to a hundred dollars at all for a so-called system, because the ones stating That they’re thousands of dollars doesn’t mean they’re any better than the ones.

I give you because I’ve got five or six great ones at the moment that I’ll share with you that look at repeating numbers and sleepers, which is really numbers that don’t hit for a certain number of spins. So lots of good stuff to share. And thanks for watching and I’ll see you in more future videos.

Casino Payment Options

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All paysafe casinos offer you a variety of safe and confidential options for depositing money into your Real Player account.

Credit Cards

Almost all casinos accept Visa and MasterCard, but some banks prohibit their cardholders from making transactions with online casinos. Moreover, some credit card companies themselves place restrictions on the amount of money you can deposit into and withdraw from the Casino. For this reason, we recommend that you open an alternative payment methods for your transactions, and most paysafe casinos will reward you for doing so.

Alternative Payment Methods

NETeller is an online payment transfer service where you can deposit money into your account and then use it to make online purchases. One can fund their NETeller account by Credit Card, Wire Transfer, EFT/ACH or InstaCash.

Paysafe Casinos is a new payment method that lets you deposit from $75-$150 into your casino account and have the money charged to your phone bill. Credit cards and bank accounts are not required to use paysafe casinos, and there are no hidden fees or long-distance charges. Withdrawals are issued in the form of bank drafts.

Citadel is an electronic check service that offers one of the safest online transaction methods available. To open an account with Citadel, you must have a checking account at a financial institution in the U.S. and the check must be payable in U.S. dollars. Their Web site is:

FirePay is a payment method similar to a debit or credit card in that you deposit funds into your account in order to transfer funds online. FirePay offers e-mail confirmation of purchases and online account activity statements. You can fund your account either directly from your bank account or via ACH or “E-Checks,” both of which require a U.S. bank account.

Moneybookers is a tool that allows players to safely send and receive money via email – instantly. Players can fund their account via CC or Wire and then deposit into the casino. Saves time and hassle – payments are sent/ received in real time which eliminates long time delays plus all one needs to make or receive a payment is your email address, no more bank forms or checks.

EcoCard is an alternative purchasing method which is used widely throughout Europe. EcoCard, in conjunction with its affiliated European banks, allows you to purchase casino credits in U.S. dollars, Euros, and Pounds Sterling.

Wire Transfers – you do not have to open an account with a third-party intermediary. Wire transfers are accepted in the most online casinos in U.S. dollars only. When executing a transfer, you will need to provide your account details and your player code, which may be found in the Wire Transfer instructions of the Cashier section of each online casino

Bank Drafts and personal checks can be mailed directly to an online casino for deposit. The most casinos will cover all shipping costs for bank draft that is sent to the Casino via Fedex, TNT, UPS or DHL. After the check is received the casino will add the shipping cost back into your casino account.

INSTADEBIT is a system that allows you to securely make payments to online merchants directly from your U.S. bank account. INSTADEBIT works the same as writing a check or using your debit card. INSTADEBIT is free, you are not required to fund a separate account or provide your credit card information. The easy two-step sign up process only takes a minute and then you are ready to make your purchases. You simply complete the consumer registration form, enter your banking information and you are ready to pay for your purchases from your bank account. Your purchases will appear as checks on your bank statement. INSTADEBIT never shares your personal information with merchants, and you will ever be asked for your credit card number.

Online Casinos & US Law

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Laws in the US regarding online gambling are very unclear. Some people would argue that technically online casinos are illegal but others would also point that no federal law exists which prohibits US citizens from participating in the activity. Professor I. Nelson Rose, the oft-quoted ‘expert’ on the legal issues surrounding internet gambling goes so far as to say that “no United States federal statute or regulation explicitly prohibits Internet gambling, either domestically or abroad.” Illustrating further the ambiguity of the situation, it is estimated that 70% of all online wagers originate in the US and Americans account for over 80% of online poker players and over 55% of all internet gamblers. Are all of these people ‘breaking the law’?

Despite the popularity of online casinos in America, there are different State laws on the subject which can affect citizens attempting to play in those regions and attempts have been made at the federal level to prohibit the activity altogether. As with so many legal issues in the US, it all depends on the laws of the State in which you live. Nevada, Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois have passed laws outlawing Internet gambling, and similar bills are pending in many other state legislatures. California, Massachusetts, South Dakota, and Utah also have enacted laws which outlaw some forms of online gambling while permitting others. However, most of these laws contain significant loopholes, allowing legal local operators to take bets online. Things are even more problematic since citizens are generally participating in online casinos which are legal in their base countries or where they originate. How can state governments, or even the federal government, prosecute such activity or the operators themselves?

The Federal Wire Act of 1961 (18 U.S.C. § 1084) is the most often cited federal statute which could possibly be said to deal with online gambling. This act, however, which prohibits betting from one state to another over phone lines connected to the Internet, only specifically mentions and prohibits ‘sports betting’. On top of that, the legislation is targeted more at the organizers of gambling activities and was designed initially with the intent of combating organized crime. While efforts have been made to extend the act’s provisions, the only actual effect(s) thus far which concerns online casino participation has been an increased difficulty, or inability, for US citizens to make gambling transactions outside of their state using their American credit cards. However, even here, with the emergence of online payment processing companies, one sees the difficulty in enforcing any such prohibition of online gambling.

As we’ve said, most US laws aimed at gambling were designed with organized crime and the operators of gambling schemes and activities in mind. In other words, a regular player, even playing in an illegal game, would find it very difficult, if not impossible, to get in trouble with the government unless he/she were to do something that directly helped the illegal business. Other evidence illustrating the difficulty of satisfactorily answering the question of online casino legality in the States comes from the recent WTO ruling (April 2005) which upheld the conclusions from a previous case in which it ruled that US legislation prohibiting online betting violated international laws. Some states as well, such as North Dakota, have even tried to pass legislation which would explicitly legalize online poker in the region and encourage operators to relocate to the state. While such legislation didn’t pass, neither has other federal legislation which has been aimed at prohibiting online gambling. Experts predict as well that even the most recent legislation being drafted at the moment (the 7th attempt at prohibiting online gambling!) has about as much of a chance as passing or being effective as “drawing 4 Aces in a game of 5-card stud.” So, for the moment, as has been the case in the US, there is no specific federal law prohibiting most online casino activities and even many state laws are very unclear, and/or open to interpretation. highly recommends that in any case, you check with the local laws in your state or region to be sure of that jurisdiction’s policies before you place a wager at any online casino.

Disclaimer: is not a legal authority. In no way should the information presented here be regarded as formal legal advice. All of the information given on these pages has been taken from several assorted news releases and articles and its accuracy is not guaranteed. For more accurate and formal information considering the legality of online poker, consult the specific laws of the area in which you reside or jurisdiction in which you are playing.

Online Casinos & EU Law

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Welcome to the online casino: legality section of our site. The following information represents in no way a definitive or comprehensive analysis of the subject, but provides instead a useful and introductory overview of the main topics, issues, and concerns regarding the legality of online casinos. The material presented here has been divided into 2 segments – one for the EU, the other for the US – designating the differences that may exist in each region. EU and US laws are not only different but can at times, especially in the case of the US, be relatively unclear. As a citizen of either region and/or a potential or current participant in online casinos, it’s important to understand and be aware of what laws may or may not exist that could affect you the player! Generally speaking, there hasn’t been any specific legislation made in the EU which regards online gambling as illegal. For the US, there have indeed been attempts to pass legislation outlawing the practice; different states have different laws; and different casino games are treated differently. However, despite the ambiguity of the subject at the moment, most experts agree that no such comprehensive legislation will ultimately be passed and/or stand the test of time and so for the time being, most online casino activity in the US remains a legal grey area or simply impossible to prosecute.

Below you will find important information dealing with the laws and regulations that have been passed, proposed, or interpreted which concern online casino activity in different jurisdictions. As we’ve already said, the following information should neither be regarded as definitive nor as representing any form of formal legal advice. Enjoy it for what it’s worth and we hope you find what follows to be helpful!

Disclaimer: is not a legal authority. In no way should the information presented here be regarded as formal legal advice. All of the information given on these pages has been taken from several assorted news releases and articles and its accuracy is not guaranteed. For more accurate and formal information considering the legality of online poker, consult the specific laws of the area in which you reside or jurisdiction in which you are playing.

Online Casinos & EU Law

Countries which have become members of the European Union agreed, and indeed are required, to accept the goods and services of other member-states. However, the European Court of Justice has ruled that EU states do not have to allow the entry of legal gambling from other members. Online gambling is thus one of the few areas where local (or, national) attitudes or procedures override this aspect of EU law and thus, differences can exist from country to country. Accordingly, within the EU, individual states have the power to decide whether to permit online gambling activities within their territory or not.

However, most, if not all, EU member-states allow their citizens to participate in online gambling and instead of drafting legislation to prohibit such behaviour, states more commonly seek to regulate it. In fact, online casinos are becoming increasingly popular across Europe with new poker clubs being frequently established in Scandinavian countries as well as Germany, Austria, France and Ireland. In Eastern European countries, increased internet access has led to increased levels of participation in online casinos as well. Where legality issues most commonly arrive at the national level, however, is with regards to online casino licensing. Most member-states, in an effort to regulate and monitor online operators, have enacted legislation that requires casinos to obtain certain licenses and follow certain rules before citizens can legally place wagers at their sites. In the Netherlands for example, online casinos are legal and citizens are allowed to take part in offshore games. However, providing an illustration of the different laws made in different EU countries and licensing regulations, the Dutch Gaming Act does not allow citizens to participate in games led by an operator without a Dutch gaming license. The UK on the other hand has essentially legalized the activity altogether and encourages operators to come and establish their base of operations on British soil. This then allows countries such as the UK to regulate the industry and offset many of the problems, such as fraud and money laundering, typically associated with the activity.

Similar to the situation in the US where different states have different laws, countries in the EU also employ different rules and regulations affecting their respective citizens. Nevertheless, aside from examples such as this, most European countries in general permit citizens to take part in online casinos so long as the games originate or are led by companies operating in areas or countries where such sites and practices are legal. The lack of specific legislation in the EU and its member-states regarding online gambling and the relatively little attention given to the issue by policy-makers make it difficult to establish a common rule or observation regarding the legality of online poker in this region. As said before, generally speaking, participating in online poker games in the EU is legal for citizens but no guarantees about its legality can be made and GamblingPlanet.orgstrongly suggests you examine the laws and regulations of the country and province in which you reside before engaging in any of the activities offered by online casinos.

Disclaimer: is not a legal authority. In no way should the information presented here be regarded as formal legal advice. All of the information given on these pages has been taken from several assorted news releases and articles and its accuracy is not guaranteed. For more accurate and formal information considering the legality of online poker, consult the specific laws of the area in which you reside or jurisdiction in which you are playing.

Online Casino Etiquette: Similar yet more specific codes of conduct

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1. Once again, BE CONSIDERATE AND COURTEOUS to other players. All guidelines for etiquette procedures build from this obvious rule.

2. Know the rules of the game before you play: With online casinos, this is fairly easy because most sites offer the opportunity to initially play for free with fake money and, therefore, become familiar with the appropriate rules and procedures.

3. Maintain the speed of the game: Online casino games are often much faster, and thus more appealing to many players, than live games. Do your best to keep up with the speed of the game. Breaks and moments to think are normal, but you should avoid consistently slowing down the game as a courtesy to other players.

4. Don’t abuse the chat feature: Refrain from using profanity, criticising other players, or making poor jokes. Many people appreciate online casinos for their anonymous nature and if someone prefers to strictly play the game without any conversation, respect their choice. This also means refraining from using the chat feature to advertise business ventures, criticising the host-site, and/or discussing a hand in progress. Also, don’t use ALL CAPS – this implies that you’re yelling and can be easily misunderstood as impolite and inappropriate.

5. Inform the online operator if you and a friend or family member play from the same computer on different accounts or if you usually play from a particular location and then decide to change. If you and a friend or family member play from different computers but at the same location, avoid playing together at the same game.

6. Should you feel that a virtual gambler is not practicing good virtual casino etiquette, it is in the best interest of the game and everyone else to report the player as soon as possible.

7. Unless playing at a specifically designated foreign-language table, use only English when communicating. This not only helps to quell fears of collusion among players but also helps keep everyone on the same page as to what’s going on during the game.

8. Remember that even though online casino action lacks much of the protocol and etiquette of its physical counterpart (one of the reasons, in fact, that the online variety is so popular) this certainly doesn’t mean that anything goes. There remain certain rules which must be followed and respecting other players in terms of maintaining game speed and communicating appropriately ensures an enjoyable for everyone.

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