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ACC Tourney Betting Preview: Hurricanes And Seminoles Quarterfinals

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

ACC Tourney Betting Preview: Hurricanes And Seminoles Quarterfinals
The ACC is considered by most to be the best college basketball conference in the country. Bettors routinely have a hard time picking winners in a conference that sends an average of five to seven teams a year to the NCAA Tournament. This season, the league will again send that many teams to the Big Dance, but which teams go is the surprising part.The Florida State Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes have been brought to the ACC with the hopes of building the conferences reputation in football. Over the past couple of years, however, the Hurricanes and Seminoles have shown that they can also build competitive basketball teams.Florida State has been to the NCAA Tournament several years in a row, ironically, with former Miami Coach Leonard Hamilton. The Seminoles coach again has his team headed towards the tournament, with a #16 ranking coming into the ACC Tournament this week.Miami is a different story. They have not been to the NCAA Tournament since 2008, but by most accounts, this year’s team is just one win away from ending that drought. The Hurricanes smoked Georgia Tech in their ACC opener, and now face rival FSU with a spot in the tournament semi-finals on the line.The Seminoles are the betting favorites in the game, but that should not deter the Hurricanes. The last time the two teams met, it was Miami that walked off the court winners. The team that survives tonight will most likely be looking at a third match-up with Duke in the semis. The Seminoles and Hurricanes have both beaten Duke this season.North Carolina has already advanced to the conference semi-finals with a win over Maryland this afternoon. Duke will be taking on Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State and Virginia will do battle to determine the other two teams that will join Carolina and the FSU, Miami, winner, in the semis on Saturday. March 9, 2012Posted By Vincent Tapoglia IIIStaff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.comSubmit News!

Online Gambling and Women in the UK

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Online Gambling and Women in the UK
There has recently been a survey undertaken by an online consumer search and behavior organization, Hitwise. The findings of the research were publicized by the Belle Rock online casino group. The research showed the updated statistics regarding women and online gambling in the United Kingdom. Interestingly, the survey found that the number of female online gamblers in the UK has risen to nearly 50 percent. The Hitwise survey took into account all UK- based online casinos, not only those that form part of the Bell Rock group of online casinos. There was a similar survey done in 2007. Between 2007 and 2010, the number of women participating in online gambling in the UK has increased fourfold, bringing the actual numbers to nearly as much as the men who are gambling online. As of 2011, women now constitute 48.38% of the UK players, with 51.62% being male. The survey notes that this increase in numbers is likely because women feel safer being able to gamble online from the comfort of their own homes, rather than at land based casinos. Many online casino sites and online bingo sites have noticed the trend that more women are taking part in online gambling, and have made sure to offer games and chat rooms that are specially designed with women in mind. There are also whole online gaming sites that have been designed with women in mind. The survey shows that men seem to vary the kind of online gambling that they take part in , and that women tend to stick more to one choice. Men are likely to play online poker, sports betting, online roulette, and other games, while women are more drawn towards games such as online casino slots and also online bingo games. Female bingo players already outnumber the male bingo players by a huge margin. Related Posts Manhattan Slots March Promotions Paddy Power Promo InterCasino Hosts Marvel-ous March Promo Mobile Gaming on the Up and Up Fire Opals Online Slot from WagerWorks   Share on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace…

Casino payouts aren't worth the ante

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Casino payouts aren't worth the ante
Casino payouts aren’t worth the anteSource: The Globe and MailThursday 15th March, 2012  To meet their revenue needs, governments often turn to gambling as a desirable alternative to raising taxes.The process is well-scripted.First, announcements are made, often shrouded in business-speak, as if government were investing in a new manufacturing plant for the good of the economy.Then the corporate social responsibility messages kick in… …Read the full story at The Globe and Mail

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012

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How profitable is online poker?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

How profitable is online poker?
WagerX Online Poker Reviews How profitable is online poker? Written for WagerX.com July 2008 With so many new online gamblers drifting over to the poker rooms to try and win some money, several players are asking the question; “how profitable can online poker be?”Poker is far different to the majority of casino games because instead of playing against the house, you are playing against the other players at the table. The house or poker rooms are obviously profiting from your play through the rake they take from each pot, but the odds of each situation will not be in favour of the house, because any money that you win or lose will not directly come from them but from your opponents. This means that poker can actually be a profitable game in the long run, whereas in other games like craps and roulette, there is no possibility that you could be a long-term winner.As with most casino games, there is an element of luck incorporated into the game of poker. However, there is also a vital element of skill that you can manipulate by the way you bet your hands. Therefore some players can make better decisions than others, and so they will be able to win more money from the game. The more you improve your skill in the game of poker, the greater opportunity you will have to win money and make profitable decisions at the table. So with the correct knowledge and ability, there is no reason why any gambler can’t win money from poker on a regular basis.Now this is where the interesting question arises… how much money can potentially be won from poker? The amount you can win from the game is almost limitless, as there are numerous poker pros making hundreds of thousands of dollars everyday from simply playing cards. If you don’t believe me, head over to a top online poker room and check out the high stakes tables. It is not uncommon to see pots in excess of $100,000 exchanging hands at peak times.Obviously this is not ideally going to be attainable for the new players to the game, but there is no reason why this level cannot be reached over time. However, to become a successful winning poker player it takes time and effort. You will need to practice regularly and read up on good strategy. Texas Holdem is currently the most popular game as it is easy to pick up, and you should have no trouble finding good Texas Holdem strategy on the Internet and from books. By reading and learning such strategy you can improve your game and learn how make each individual decision at the table profitable.If you are new to the game and you are in full time employment making an average wage, it is perfectly feasible that after a few months of learning, you could be pulling in a couple of hundred every month to supplement your income. The only restraints from making money are the amount you have to gamble with and your ability to play well. As your ability improves, your winnings will increase. Then as your winnings increase, the amount you can play for will increase and so on. With the right amount of dedication and effort, poker could potentially be an upward spiral of success and winnings over time.

Microgaming Wins Casino Software Award

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Microgaming Wins Casino Software Award
Microgaming has released a Press Release announcing a recent exciting win that the company has achieved in the online gaming world. The company is known to be the largest provider of online gaming software worldwide, and is also known to be trustworthy. It seems that not only do the online gaming operators like and appreciate Microgaming, but those who play in Microgaming powered online gambling sites do too. The award that Microgaming won is the award for ‘best casino software’ from the Gambling Online Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. This means that it is the readers and players who have voted Microgaming to the top spot for the ‘best casino software’ award. This is the eighth time that the Readers’ Choice Awards has taken place, and Microgaming has now won the same award both last year and this year. Because the people, rather than the gaming industry itself, is voting for a winner, it is often felt that this collective voice should be listened to, because when it comes down to it, these are the end users who have chosen the Microgaming online gaming software provider above the other software providers. There are of course other excellent online casino software providers in the industry, however, according to popular opinion, Microgaming has come out on top again this year. The Microgaming Chief Executive Officer, Roger Raatgever, had the following to say: “Microgaming prides itself on being an industry leader, and always striving to stay one step ahead in developing casino software, so we are extremely pleased to have won this award.” Mr. Raatgever further noted: “We work hard to not only maintain but build on our strengths in the e-gaming sector and the fact that we have won this award again is a testament to our commitment to providing unsurpassable software. The fact that we were chosen by readers makes this achievement even more satisfying as our end goal is always to create the best possible gaming experience for the players.” Related Posts Microgaming Releases Nine Games this February Beach Life Slot Hit at Over Five Million Roxy Palace Online Casino Offers No Deposit Bonus Neteller Upgrades Features to Improve Service Casino Grand Prix Promo at All Slots Casino   Share on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace…