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Casino Games for Real Money – Choosing One to Play

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TThis post tells how to pick a casino game for real money, prioritizing slots, roulette, baccarat and blackjack.

 

What to Play? Choosing Casino Games for Real Money

The gambling industry has so much to offer that newcomers may feel uncomfortable and uncertain. It’s better to learn about available games beforehand to make the first casino experience pleasant. There are lots of helpful lists of casinos and their features on the Internet, like the one with the best real money casino games by MoneyCasinosHowTo. We’ve tried to prepare a similar guide to the most popular games which you can play both offline and online.

Gambling for Real Money

Considering all the risks, remember the golden rule: casinos always win in the long run. There’s always a house edge: check the percentage to know what to expect. There’s no way you can beat the casino, but there are numerous options to make some profits. Before wagering your money, set some limits and don’t exceed them. Even if your goal is to hit a big jackpot, remember that just enjoying the process is anyway more important.
Return to Player percentage shows how much gamblers get back: for instance, an RTP of 95% indicates that you will get, on average, $0.95 for a $1 stake. Games differ in their RTPs greatly: obviously, the higher is this number, the more winning chances you have.
As for the casino games, they can be divided into two big categories: chance-based and skill-based ones.

Games of Chance

These games depend on pure luck. Players simply place their bets and wait for the results. You can’t apply skills or knowledge to influence the process. Slots are undoubtedly the most popular category that is qualified as games of chance. Apart from them, you can enjoy roulette, baccarat, as well a number of less known entertainments: craps, sic bo, bingo, keno.

Slots

Leading software providers launch new slots each month or even more often. There are thousands of unique titles, including branded ones designed in a partnership with famous franchises like Game of Thrones or Marvel’s Avengers.
Slots require no specific actions from you – just start spinning. There are various types of them, from traditional 3-reeled slots to ones with multiple reels, paylines, and screens. Players love progressive jackpots like Mega Moolah where the total prize amount increases with each bet.

Roulette

Roulette is a big wheel with numbers divided into two colors. The more specific is a betting condition (for example, guessing a number instead of just a color), the more you can get.
There are three basic types of roulette:
European: the traditional version with 37 sectors
American: features two zero sectors and a low RTP (94.74% compared to 97.3% in the previous type)
French: the variation of European roulette with more loyal rules
You can also find mini-roulettes with fewer numbers, multi-ball or multi-wheel examples.

Baccarat

This card game is similar to blackjack, but neither players nor a dealer can influence the process. In baccarat, participants get two cards and, sometimes, draw a third one when specific conditions are met. Who earns 9 points, wins. Gamblers can wager on three fields: Player, Bank or Tie. Average RTP is 99%.

Other games

Land-based and web casinos sometimes offer less popular games of chance:

  • Craps (a 98-99% RTP): a traditional dice-based game with bets on numbers or sums
  • Sic Bo (a 96-98% RTP): chinese craps with three dices and more betting options
  • Lotto (a 70-90% RTP): players fill cards with numbers to build a winning combination
  • Money wheel (a 75-90% RTP): a kind of roulette without colors

Games of Skill

These games don’t depend on chance: players can use their skills and experience to change the results. But luck has a definitive impact here as well.

Poker

Probably, it’s the most well-known card game. Poker players compete with each other, trying to build the most powerful combination. In the most popular version called Texas Hold’em, they can select from two cards on hand and five cards on the table. Math skills are extremely useful in poker, as you have to count cards and use probability theory.
There are dozens of game variations with different rules. Here some of them:

  • Omaha: players have four cards on hand and five on the table
  • Stud: players have seven cards on hand but four of them are visible for everyone
  • Draw: players can redraw cards if they want
  • Pai Gow: players collect two hands: with a five-card combination and a two-card one

Poker is, to a large extent, about math but also about emotions. Bluffing is an inevitable part of the game. By mastering bluffing skills, players can manipulate the process and make opponents believe in what isn’t actually a true situation.

Blackjack

Here’s another popular card game where the main goal is to beat croupier’s hand and don’t exceed 21 points. Similarly to baccarat, players draw cards and count their value. However, in blackjack, they can ask for extra cards or wait for the dealer’s move. Different versions may feature one or more decks with re-shuffling, as well as several betting options and extra rules like splitting pairs or doubling stakes. This game is suitable namely for those gamblers who are good at cards and math but don’t want to compete with other players. An average RTP is more than 99%.

Choosing the Best Real-Money Game

The choice always depends on personal preferences. First of all, decide whether you want to relax or be involved in an intense social game which requires some skills. There are lots of options for both intentions. After choosing a game you want to wager in, you’ll see that there are lots of variations, including rather unexpected and exotic ones. Explore the world of real-money gambling to the fullest.

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Gaming Innovation Group Media Arm (GiG Media): Official Policy in place for joining QMRA

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Gaming Innovation Group Media Arm (GiG Media): Official Policy in place for joining QMRA

 

GiG Media is one of the most well-known international iGaming Affiliate companies—the listed iGaming giant places high value on regulatory compliance in all active markets. The company acknowledges that QMRA is a valuable tool for ensuring better compliance.

GIG Media has decided to implement a strategy that websites operating in markets serviced by QMRA will be required to adhere to the Quality Mark. Over the next few months, GiG Media will begin the process of ensuring compliance with the QMRA team. GiG Media has already partnered with QMRA on its websites targeting the Swedish and UK markets.

QMRA is very happy about this. Working together with the GiG specialists will improve the Quality Mark as a whole.

Quote by Milorad Matejic, COO, GiG Media: “Gig Media is pleased to cooperate with QMRA in enhancing our compliance initiatives. Adhering to their standards on our websites where QMRA services the market demonstrates to the market our commitment to compliance at Gig Media.”

Quote by Steven Vrolijk, LL.M., QMRA Director: “QMRA is a follow up for our Dutch Quality Mark KVA. KVA has been very successful in the Netherlands, which made our choice for expanding internationally easy. We now service a lot of geo’s, among which Ontario, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and more.

GiG was one of the first KVA members, so we know each other already. GiG knows our work and our serious efforts. I am happy to say that our KVA evidence led them to be the first to make QMRA official company policy.

I am proud of this as well: we just launched in February (2024) and GiG being one of the largest affiliate companies out there, this is a huge step!

As we continue to expand internationally, we’re excited to welcome more partners committed to excellence. Join us in setting the standard for compliance in the iGaming Affiliate Industry”

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Casino Guru wins Affiliate of the Year at AffPapa Awards for third consecutive time

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Casino Guru wins Affiliate of the Year at AffPapa Awards for third consecutive time

 

Casino Guru, the premier platform for online casino reviews and industry insights, is thrilled to announce its victory in the “Affiliate of the Year” category at the prestigious AffPapa iGaming Awards 2024.
This marks the third consecutive year that Casino Guru has received this esteemed recognition, cementing its position as a leader in the affiliate industry.
The AffPapa Awards celebrate excellence in the iGaming sector, highlighting outstanding affiliates, operators, and B2B providers. Casino Guru’s consistent triumph in the “Affiliate of the Year” category is a testament to its commitment to transparency, innovation, and player safety. The platform, known for its comprehensive reviews and user-friendly interface, continues to set industry standards, ensuring fair play and informed choices for online gamblers worldwide
Over the past year, Casino Guru has achieved unprecedented growth and several notable milestones. The platform has maintained its status as the largest online casino database, with reviews of over 6,200 casinos. In a commitment to transparency and player protection, more than 450 online casinos have adjusted their terms and conditions based on Casino Guru’s recommendations. Additionally, the online gambling forum has surpassed 5,000 monthly posts, reflecting its strong community engagement.
“We are honored and delighted to receive this award for the third time,” said Ivona Kulichova, Casino & Affiliate Communication Lead. “This recognition reflects our unwavering dedication to providing high-quality, trustworthy information to our users and partners. We extend our gratitude to the AffPapa Awards committee and our incredible team for their hard work and passion.”
Casino Guru’s dedication to responsible gaming initiatives has been a cornerstone of its success. Partnerships with organizations like Mindway AI further this mission, emphasizing responsible gaming practices. The Casino Guru Awards recognize the industry’s top operators and professionals who align with Casino Guru’s mission to make online gambling safer.
Additionally, the Casino Guru Academy has introduced new courses on key industry topics, such as player verification, ESG in gambling, customer complaint handling, and affiliate management, highlighting its commitment to professional development and high standards. The Global Self-Exclusion Initiative, which includes the Self-Exclusion Standards project developed with international experts and City, University of London, exemplifies Casino Guru’s proactive approach to player safety.
The Complaint Resolution Center has also achieved remarkable success. Over the past year, 12,161 complaints were published and 3,428 resolved, saving players over $11 million. This represents a significant increase in both the number of complaints handled and the amount of money recovered for players, underscoring Casino Guru’s role in protecting consumer interests.
Amidst these achievements, Casino Guru remains steadfast in its mission to provide comprehensive and reliable information to the online gambling community. The company is committed to continuous innovation, responsible gambling practices, and fostering a trustworthy and engaging online environment for its visitors and the broader public.
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Winners Announced at the First Annual Golden Boomerang Awards 2024 in Cyprus

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The 11 most significant participants in the Golden Boomerang Awards traffic tournament were awarded heavyweight golden statuettes for contributing to the iGaming industry. The tournament is set to become an annual, and looking forward to the 2025 season

The winners across 11 nominations were named and honored at the 2024 Golden Boomerang Awards Ceremony, organized by Boomerang Partners in Cyprus. More than 150 major affiliate marketing representatives from around the globe visited an exclusive, new, first-in-industry event designed to recognize affiliates.

The Golden Boomerang Awards incorporated a full-scale award event with a red-carpet experience. Boomerang Partners is the first company in the industry to create such an award, offering affiliates a one-of-a-kind awarding ceremony participation from the partner program. The ceremony was opened by Ivan Krainov, co-founder of Boomerang: “The Golden Boomerang Awards is a fantastic initiative for our affiliate program. It’s an exciting opportunity for me to have my debut in the public eye, as I wouldn’t want to miss the chance to engage with our partners at this event. The Golden Boomerang Awards is our expression of gratitude to the partners who contribute immensely to the growth of Boomerang Partners.”

The awarding ceremony featured real rewards – actual golden statuettes, emphasizing the value of winning and partnership. The ceremony included the best options of modern live events: a beach party in the morning, and an awards ceremony in the evening — all with high-level networking opportunities, entertainment, live performances, and a DJ set, creating a festival atmosphere befitting an honored celebration.

“We’ve worked a lot with Boomerang Partners over the past year. It took us a couple of years to reach this level, and it’s just the culmination of our efforts over these years. This award has exceeded our expectations, and a big deal for us. We’re looking forward to next year and possibly winning the next Golden Boomerang Award, — said Julian Pfennig, co-founder of Apex Media Ltd, the grand winner of the Golden Boomerang Awards. — Boomerang has been one of our top partners. They have a lot of brands and frequently launch new ones, so it never gets stale or boring. And we’re having a wonderful time at the Golden Boomerang Awards Ceremony: one winner after another, with spectacular shows between the nominations. The nominations themselves are exciting. So, yeah, this is a big show, and we’re enjoying it a lot.”

 

2024 Golden Boomerang Awards Winners:

  • Winner: Apex Media Ltd
  • Rising Star: iGaming Awards (iGamingTeam)
  • Most Innovative Campaign: IT Universe (Unbesiegbar)
  • Best SEO Traffic: Media24 (AffMedia)
  • Best PPC Traffic: Britex (Amirah&Co)
  • Best Casino Traffic: MashaMedia (Unicorns)
  • Best Sportsbook Traffic: Creatus Media (FTDeez)
  • Best Quality Traffic: Inovatiq (HighRoller Gaming)
  • Best Ambassador: G.Partners
  • Best Affiliate: Aviate Leads (Avia Traf)
  • People’s Choice: CasinoGuru (StarGlide)

“We plan to make the Golden Boomerang Awards an annual event. And right from the start they set a high level – for the final event and results. Today guests from all continents flew to the ceremony. These are the winners, partners and top-leaders of the tournament. We have brought together a great professional community. We invited our partners to enhance their networking experience with enjoyable and productive interactions,”said Vitalii Prokofev, CEO at Boomerang Partners.

As the Golden Boomerang Awards 2024 concludes, plans are already underway for next year’s event. Continuing its annual tradition, the Golden Boomerang Awards will return in 2025, once again offering unique opportunities to Boomerang Partners.

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