Online Casino and Poker Games

You can eat nacho chips while counting your betting chips from the comfort of your own. No need to get dressed up and pay an entrance fee to the fancy Casino. Instead, turn on your computer and log in to one of the many websites now offering 24 hour gaming and play casino, poker online!

The immediacy of the internet has opened up a brave new world for the would be gambler. Whenever you fancy a flutter you can get your fix. Most of the popular sites are run by reputable companies who have been in the gaming industry for a long time. The software for these sites have been developed by mainly a few specialist developers and they all aim to give you as enjoyable and realistic an experience as possible for you to play casino poker online.

Obviously the best way to find the best one for you is to try some out. Check for those that offer free sign up and maybe some free credit as an introduction. Look for those that give you the best bonuses and most of all look for ones that are regulated. Look for the seal of approval form eCOGRA. The e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance is a non profit organisation based in London. They were set up in 2003 and work with companies in the gaming industry, including websites and software programmers, to make sure that integrity and fair play is paramount. Currently 145 online sites have met this standard so there is plenty to choose from for secure play with casino and poker online. Check out their website for more details.

Listing sites are another good resource for discovering what is out there. These sites act like a gateway to the casino’s and betting tables. They give information about which site has to offer, and incentives and the size of the bonus, plus the chance to read reviews and get feedback from users of the sites. Some people like a Vegas style showy experience where as others prefer a more refined and dignified approach as to how they gamble.

You can also chose whether you play casino poker online with real people or computer generated opponents. Most enjoy the banter and camaraderie of playing with real people while others prefer to remain in the virtual theme with only the money being real. Finding one with like minded people makes it a real social experience and you meet people from all parts of the globe.

So find out which site offers you the chance to play the games you love and learn the ones you always wanted to try. As always, one of the best rules to remember is to never gamble more money than you can realistically afford to lose. Gambling is great fun and a huge buzz. If you can control that buzz then the more you play casino poker online, the more experience you will get and increase your chances of coming away with a winning return again and again.

Mobile Casino Games Testing Experience

Big online casinos such as 888 Casino as well as casinos with Microgaming and Playtech software, these names are the most famous suppliers of the gaming software, leading producers of software for the internet casinos, poker-rooms and now mobile casinos and mobile poker rooms. Also there is a number of mobile casinos with its proprietary software too.

I surely have not played in all casinos of these casino software suppliers, but in fact, the games from the same supplier do not differ at all, maybe only they have different logos and color of the lobby. If you would like to share your mobile gambling experience, do not hesitate to submit your mobile casino or mobile poker review via contact us page and we will be more than happy to post it no the website.

For the purpose of the mobile casinos games testing, any mobile casino from the same software supplier maybe considered the same as well, though they have some differences: support, bonuses, money depositing and withdrawal options.

I chose two games: mobile black jack game and video poker to test the mobile casinos. Firstly, because I like the games of skill, secondly black jack for example has very low house edge and possibility of large wins. So, if a casino player would wager in accordance to the basic strategy it would be easy to answer for the casino honesty, the honesty and fairness of games at the particular mobile casino.

I play 100 deals and write down the results. I follow the basic strategy in video poker and mobile black jack, mainly by equal stakes, though in black jack I can vary them if I want to. Analyzing black jack results, pay attention to such parameters as casino advantage – in theory it should be 0,5%, number of gains /draws/losses – must be 43%/9%/48% accordingly, number of black jacks – 5. Analyzing mobile video poker results expected value is not so illustrative because of the high dispersion. It’s better to pay attention to the frequency of winning combinations, upon the average on 100 game rounds there should be: 21 times – a pair, 13 times – two pairs, 7 times – a triplet, one time – straight flush and full house. Basically, in the short run if the full house combinations are absent, the payout should be something like – 9% (ratio of the four of a kind 6%, royal – 2%, straight flush – 0,5%). Where it is allowed I double the pairs, these results can be quite demonstrative. Here I would like to tell you that 100 deals are not enough to draw statistically verified conclusions (though, if the losses amounted to 15 rates in 100 black jack deals , than the probability that the game is honest is only 10%, and if the number increases up to 27 rates, then this probability decreases up to 1%). You can catch a winning streak of few hands or on the contrary.

Black jack is a good game for bonus players especially, because the players can calculate the house edge on the game precisely – assuming they play according to the correct basic black jack strategy – and the house edge at the black jack is very small because of the low negative deals fluctuations. Nonetheless, I guess you can trust the results of the casinos with a reputable name.

Also it is necessary to mention that you may play for real money or in practice mode, what ever you prefer. The practice mode as for me has one disadvantage: a built-in generator of random numbers is used, so the results of practice and real money wagering in the mobile casino may be quite different.

However for the practicing purposes it a great tool any casino player can use on the go. You would not have even to register an account at the mobile casino, and play more hands per hour as the off line mode is speeding up (especially in Play Tech software mobile casinos).

Casino Games – Poker Intellectual Component – Part One

According to the historians’ statements and to the archaeologists’ testimonies, games have existed throughout the whole history of human society. Before we start to learn more about poker we would like to formulate the general classification of games and to identify the place of poker within its frames. Mostly classifications are relative but still we need them in order to have the general idea of any phenomenon.

Athletic games, intellectual games and gambling.

Athletic games: the idea of the game, where the final result (victory or defeat) is achieved largely at the expense of athletic qualities of the competitors.

Intellectual games: the idea of the game, where the final result (victory or defeat) is achieved largely at the expense of intellectual qualities of the competitors.

The relativity of these definitions is obvious. Athletic games (boxing, football or any other type) surely contain intellectual component. In every type of games we have to think. The majority of famous athletes today prefer to keep their personal athletic diaries where they describe in every detail all of their competition and training matters.

Standing apart from others is the third type of games: gambling and casino games.

The definition of gambling and casino games based on the idea of the game, where the final result (victory or defeat) is achieved by chance. In such kinds of games the athletic or intellectual or any others qualities of the competitors are not principal. Believe it or not but according to this classification poker belongs to the second category, intellectual games. Let’s turn to the more detailed review of the latter.

Intellectual games. Games with almost perfect information and games with inexact information.

Games with almost perfect information: the idea of the game where all the game information (the position, the players’ actions) is fully open to all participants of the game.

To tell the truth there is restricted information even in that kind of games. That is: every player has its own idea of the game action and these thoughts as a rule are unknown to others. Chess is the most striking example of intellectual games with almost perfect information.

Games with inexact information: the idea of the game, where the part of information is mutually hidden from all its participants. The information type can be different. For example in backgammon the game position and players’ actions are fully open, however, the result of future dice toss is unknown to all of participants. In turn, in poker the scope of hidden information is bigger: the unknown information is not only the future coming out of cards from a pack but also the cards of each participant because they are hidden from the rest participants of the game.

We have made this preliminary analysis in order to draw the readers’ attention to the comparison of two types of intellectual games. As an example for a game with almost perfect information we will examine chess, as this game is probably well-known to our readers. As an example of games with inexact information we will study poker.

We have found out that in both the games the final result is achieved by intellectual qualities. But the intellectual effort is just a verbal definition. What does it stand for?

Mobile Casino Games – Part One

Nowadays hardly anybody will be surprised at online games. But the technology forges ahead, now you can play not only at home, but almost in any point of the world. I am talking about mobile casino games. Everybody has a mobile phone (smartphone, PDA, Palmtop Computers), the coverage is increasing, so the possibilities for playing are impressive. Let us have a look what mobile casinos and mobile poker rooms offer us.

Mobile casinos entered the market of mobile games earlier, therefore, there is much more variety here now. Mobile casino games are offered by gambling technology specialists Spin3 (a company that is associated with major casino games software provider “Microgaming”), as well as “Play Tech”. So far only a limited number of online casinos with the software of these companies offer mobile casino games, but their number is gradually growing. There are a number of mobile casinos with their proprietary software affiliated to large online gaming companies, as well as independent mobile casinos. It should be stated at once that it is better to play in mobile casinos, which are represented by famous and well known online casinos: it is more reputable, more convenient, more depositing and winning withdrawal options, reliable customer support etc.

Starting to play mobile casino games a player has to open an account in a corresponding online casino. Sometimes it is possible to do it through a mobile phone, but it is more convenient to do it through a computer, the internet and mobile account are the same as a rule. The majority of deposit methods, in particular, all the electronic payment systems, will also work only through a computer client, though, the player can make a deposit from a card directly by means of a mobile phone. Downloading your favourite casino games on a mobile it is also convenient to have a computer at hand – complete a special registration form on the casino web site, enter your phone number, select a country and a game and receive an SMS- message on your phone with the direct link for downloading.

Again, in principle, it is possible to open a WAP version of the casino using the mobile and download games directly from there, but it is less convenient. In contrast to an online casino where you can download the whole package of games, games are downloaded here one by one, and the choice is not so wide, approximately ten games: black jack, baccarat, roulette, video poker, keno and various slots. The games are not very big, about 200-300 Kb. It is not difficult to guess that there are certain requirements for your mobile phone. As a matter of fact the majority of contemporary phones meet the mobile casinos requirements. On the sites of mobile casinos it is possible to check whether they will work on your phone.

The game is downloaded, you have a login and a password, the money is on the account and you can start playing. I will only make a remark that for safety purposes in contrast to online casino in mobile phones it is impossible to record the password, therefore, if you lose a phone, casino money will not be lost.