Thursday, 24 November 2011

UK Online Poker Market Gains 4 More!

I know that the online poker industry is gaining a wealth of new players every single day but it seems that I have done my part to help the growth too, convincing four of my mates to come join PokerStars so that we can arrange to set up regular online poker games between us, so that on the nights that we can’t all make it out, we can still catch up. 

So Robert, Andy, John and Phil have all finally joined me at the site after 6 months of me nagging at them to come and play online but they have maintained their historic views for the full length of that time, finally caving in when I told them that they can even get free online poker funds from the site and all they need to do is stay active on the site.

So now I have those four ready to lock horns with me on the site, I thought that I would appeal to any of the other guys and gals that used to go to my college or university to contact me or join the site and look out for my old nickname as we are looking to get maybe a weekly meet sorted out on a regular basis. 

Why am I using PokerStars I know some of you will be asking but with the site being widely regarded as one of the top online poker sites in the industry and the fact that they offer the facility for us to hold private games with just those players that we want to invite able to play, it was a no brainer. 

I know some of you feel that the challenge could be a little too much for me to handle but believe me when I say that I have been working my way around a few of the top poker sites and have learnt much more than I knew back in the days of sitting in the student house kitchen with Maria the weird mute wondering about the house while we were trying to win what was left of each other’s student loans!

I think that we’ll start off the proceedings with a few weeks of lower stakes and see what people want to do from there but there won’t be any chance to play for free on these games as we all need to have funds deposited into the accounts.

If you would rather not use your card, give me a shout if you live close to me or have Paypal and I will send you the cash over into your player account (meaning sign up to the site first!)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

UK Poker Market Booms As American Market Shows Strain

Unless you have been living under a metaphorical stone for the last few years, you will know that the online poker market has continued to show a huge amount of uptake across the globe but recent events in America have left players and poker room operators with a challenge on their hands following the introduction of the UIGEA legislation that was designed to prevent US residents gambling online as the government looked to prevent the country economy falling into the same situation that a number of European countries are suffering from at the moment. 

The news that online gambling is now illegal in a number of American states meant that players and gaming operators were having to seek alternative methods in which they can still compete within the vast online gambling market, something that has not proven to be as easy as many would have thought. 

Although some of the online gaming operators have since seen a huge drop within their US based player base, those that are providing gaming to the UK market have seen an influx of new players that are tuning into the thrill and excitement of online gambling, some sites even claiming that the boost in UK members has helped to cancel out the loss of Americans from their player base. 

The revelation that UK players are now showing such an interest in UK Poker Sites is causing more competition for the accolade of being the number one online poker site for that new stream of players and that means that you as a player are able to unlock some of the best online poker bonuses that you have ever been able to.

Online poker bonuses are designed to be a draw factor for new players that are offered by an online poker room so that they can lock that player into an account with their brand, something that ultimately means that they are able to take money from that player in the form of a house controlled rake. 

Now although all online poker rooms make money through this method, one online poker room realised that there was a gap within the market and looked to offer their games without rake being taken, being promoted as giving you the chance to obtain all of your winnings from a hand, rather than seeing a percentage go to the poker room but PayNoRake failed in their bid to take over the online poker market and have been left out as more and more poker sites appear offering much more attractive deals to new players.

Do you play online poker? If so what made you choose the poker site that you are playing at?

Deciding On An Online Casino For Me

I have recently begun playing online casino games in a bid to prevent my frequent trips to the local casino and I have to say that after finally deciding on which online casino to play at, I’m enjoying every moment of it. 

I’m a big craps and blackjack fan and have always taken the chance to have a flutter when given the chance but sometimes I have gone months without being given the opportunity to free up some time in my hectic lifestyle to actually get myself down to Gala Casino and actually make a night of it. 

If you like to play casino games but have not moved over to an online casino I would strongly recommend that you give them a go, the chance to be able to play for as long as you want, when you want has proven to be something that has led to me playing most nights and with the bad comes to good times, last night was a very good night. 

Although I like to have a bet here and there, I’m by no means a full time gambler nor am I what many would consider to be a ‘high roller’ or ‘whale’ as I like to keep my stakes low so that losses are minimal and my funds go further, something that is important to me as I’m not the usual gambler that is looking to strike rich from playing, I just like the way that playing makes me think and feel. 

So if you want to find an online casino that would suit your needs, you need to think about what you want from the site that you would be potentially joining as listening to others or seeking the casino with the best casino bonus is not the best way to choose where to play as everyone has a different desire when it comes to something like gambling, I mean would you buy a t-shirt that I said I liked without looking at it? 

The best way to choose the right casino site for you is to simply try them out, have a look at some of the reviews that are about on the internet but also take the time to try out the sites before depositing your money into them, putting your hard earned money into a site that you are unlikely to play is only going to be a waste of time and money while you switch the money back into your account. 

Some online casinos are currently offering a number of free spins within their online slots games, something that is designed to attract you to their site but if you aren’t a slots lover then it is likely to be little more than a tactic that is used to draw you in, shop about and be happy with what the site has to offer you overall before you make the steps to add funding.

Oh, and gamble responsibly!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Passing Time With Online Blackjack Games

Well I have a taste for online poker at the moment and so far I’m going well at the tables but once again it seems that my attention span only stays with me for the duration for a full MTT so at times I have to think about a change of game in order to keep myself in the mood for gambling.

With online poker the focus levels need to be on point at all times as one moment of lapse can prove costly when it comes to no limit poker, so by the time I have finished in the tournament I need a break, something to relax me a little.

So with the thrill of betting still running through my veins I decided to turn to online blackjack games as they are a little more relaxing than the tense atmosphere I generate when I sit starring at the computer screen in a bid to try to pick out betting patterns and other telling signs.

Surprisingly my efforts at the online blackjack tables seem to be going rewarded to, but that could be down to my low stakes and relaxed stance, playing to tried and tested method of taking a card when I have a hand below 16 and sticking firm when I have anything above that.

Okay so that isn’t the best strategy but at least there is a reduced chance of going bust, meaning that I am always in with a shot of winning the game.

I have been playing blackjack for a couple of days now and I have to admit that I am enjoying the buzz that comes with it, just not enough to draw me away from the strategy and skill needed to be a profitable poker player.

I’m not going to win huge amounts of money when it comes to blackjack as I have been only playing low stakes but it’s a welcome break from the poker tables while keeping me entertained.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Celebrities Face Wrath of TV Bosses Over Secret Messages

I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! is in full flow at the moment and the public are tuning in to see the latest trial that will see celebrities be put through their worst fears but it seems that amid he anger of the public at the level of so called ‘celebrity’ that has enrolled in the programme are below par, it seems that ITV bosses have bigger fish to fry. 

According to reports today the bosses of the show have vented their anger at allegations that two of the stars that are currently in the show are suspected of sending “secret messages” home through code, revealing information as to who is has been lined up to do the trials before the announcement is made to viewers.

The cover was blown as The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright was revealed as one of the camp members that are sending home messages, the breaking point of the news coming through the TOWIE star’s sister Jessica Wright, who revealed that Mark had been selected to do a ‘Bushtucker Trial’ before it had been announced to the general public. 

Miss Wright turned to social network site Twitter to tweet “Ahh Marks got to do the trial! So Proud of him. He has a private sign to his family and he did it twice.” 

Mark is not the only celebrity in the jungle that is reported to be sending messages home, Dougie Poynter has also revealed to The Sun that he and his girlfriend had devised a secret sign in which he would perform but he would not say any more than that.

ITV bosses are thought to “livid” about the situation and are thought to be monitoring the body movement of the stars in the jungle to see if there are any recurring movements that could be seen as signals to the general public, friends and family. 

The story is set to upset bookmakers that are offering I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here 2011 betting as they will be worried that signals that are being sent by the stars could be used to inform others of happenings within the jungle, allowing those that are looking for the signs to be able to cash in without risk.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

All This MW3 Talk - If I Join Is My Life Over?

Well I haven’t tried out the latest game from Call of Duty but the amount of buzz surrounding it seems to be pushing me towards buying a new games console and then getting into the war zone with the reported 9.3 million other users that have bought into the game on just the first day! 

Now I’m not one that likes to follow the crowd, infact I would ensure that i’m the guy walking up an escalator when everyone else is coming down, but the marketing power behind the latest release seems to be pulling me towards the closest games retailer and buy into the epic encounter that so many have cared to share online. 

While looking about for further information on the game that could potentially leave me housebound and without a life, I found this:

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Wink Bingo - We Ask Who Are They?

Wink Bingo is one of the most played online sites in the UK. They have significant advantages to playing bingo on this site, one of which is being able to play at any time of the day or night. Unlike playing in a building with numerous other players and noise, this is all in the comfort of your home.

There is a lot of socialization even though it is an online site. Welcomes are warm and inviting. At Wink there are a steady amount of extras and promotions, to help you get the most value for your money with any Bingo budget. They were launched in February 2008, and have become a major internet bingo market. There are no download sites, just sign up and start playing within a few moments.

Free Bingo is as they say “here to stay.” You will be granted full access to Bingo bonus schemes and online means you can get bonus after bonus. This is not just when you make that first deposit, but available throughout the entire year. The first bonus at Wink Bingo is currently at 200%.

A major advantage is their ability to pay everyone who wins. You can quickly get started as they accept all types of major debit and credit cards, as well as various others. With many Bingo rooms offering different ticket pricing you can choose from low to mid ranged prices for cards.

European and Canadians are allowed and of course UK based players, at this time they do not accept players from the United States. They have Bingo slot machines, which come in all sizes and shapes that may be played for free or with real money if you choose. With stakes that would not break your bank.

One of the most significant benefits is simply being online and your time to play is your own. Check often for the sign up bonuses, as they change regularly. When making the first deposit there is a free to new member’s amount. This is known to vary from time to time at the site. Each time you make a deposit you will get a 50% bonus.

There are two variations of this game, both the 75 and 90 ball versions, in many internet rooms. Cards starting at a mere 5p making Wink Bingo accessible to everyone no matter your budget for bingo. Chat rooms are available and all with a user friendly interface. Jackpots are certain as a daily thing, and monthly jackpots in addition to the many progressive ones.

If you are looking for a friendly atmosphere to play in, and not afraid of the color pink, then Wink Bingo just maybe the place for you. No downloads are necessary, just signup, make your first deposit and start playing and winning. Should you encounter any type of problems there is a customer care team ready and willing to help when and if it is needed. Enjoy your time with Wink bingo one of UKs best online Bingo sites.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Online Casino Directory - Useful Info

Gambling has always been seen as a way to entertain people both in the past centuries and the present one. With the advent of internet, the modern era has seen another way to put gambling within the easy reach of people in search of this recreational activity: the online casinos. If you want to access one of these websites, you must make use of the online casino directory, a useful guide that is created through links that lead to the specific websites.

When needing to find such a website, you must have the guarantee that it is a good one, while taking note of the customer support service that this site provides. Statistics have outlined the fact that more than 70% of these websites do not have a proper customer service, and as a result they lose a lot of their customers. Trusting the online casino website is very important considering that there is your hard earned money at stake that you plan to gamble. So, if this website doesn’t offer a prompt customer support, then why even bother to become their loyal customer?

Another thing that can make you feel attracted to a website, is the way this site gives tips and suggestions on the game you have chosen to play. More than this, for the online casino website to be appealing, it should present also various incentives, such as free bonuses, security measures, various options for payment and withdrawals, and various games to play.

Accessing the online casino directory you will be given with many links that direct you to these sites and to make sure that you choose one that is both reputable and trustworthy, you should try several of them. If you are a beginner it is better to start with those websites offering you the possibility of playing on levels, starting of course with the beginner level and advancing further as you gain more experience and more practice.

You will find that some games are easier to play but harder to win, while others are hard to play and easier to win. Anyway, as a newcomer this world will appear to you as very fascinating, along with the new technologies used in this field delivering better sound and graphics. These will make you have the feel of the real excitement and pulse that is captured inside land based casino-houses.

Making use of the online casino directory you can also benefit from a wide range of blackjack and poker sites, the most popular online and offline games ever. However you must always keep in mind that not all the websites provided by this directory are good to access. Make sure that you test some of them before deciding upon a single one. In this way you can compare one with another, see how they compete, how one proves to be more reliable and updated than the previous and so on.

If you would prefer to find an online casino that has reviews from players that have played at the sites, the best thing you could do is visit UK casino reviews and see what the writer has to say about the site and their experience.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Free Bets on Football

While doing some research into the world of online betting in sports, i found a site that made an interesting claim, that free betting sites were offering the chance to bet for free based on loyalty but it seems that they failed to address the sites that are offering a free bet the moment that you sign up to the site?
Below is the article that they wrote:

"As the biggest global sport, with dozens of professional leagues throughout the world, football is an ideal game with which to begin experiencing the world of betting.  There are so many competitions that it may seem daunting initially when trying to decide what to bet on.

Every team in every country has a core group of supporters who will have a good idea of how likely it is that their team will win, lose or draw, and can thus bet accordingly.  Doing research on a team’s form over a previous season or even just the most recent few games is a sensible way to get a feel for how to bet on the outcome, either during a single match or over the course of a month or a whole season.

To help build up the betting bankroll it is worth checking with the various online and offline bookmakers to see what level of free bets they offer.  A free bet is a bonus generally given to a new customer, and is generally proportionate to the level of the bettor's initial deposit.  Free bets are usually for new customers, but some sites also offer free bets as a loyalty bonus.  Getting a free bet with one betting provider does not stop a customer opening accounts with other companies as well, so there are plenty of opportunities to go for a range of options."