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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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Rightlander partners with Awin to accelerate growth into new markets

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Affiliate and advertising compliance experts, Rightlander.com have announced an overall product enhancement to support their growth into new markets including affiliate Networks and Platforms, Digital Agencies, Forex, Telecommunications and Utilities.

The move follows Rightlander’s experience and success in the iGaming vertical, where a number of parallels can be drawn between customer challenges, marketing regulations and partner guidelines.  These include the need for honest marketing as well as customer acquisition channels that marketing partners derive traffic from, such as websites, social media, search engines and email.

The new portal has been developed with input from leading brands in their sector such as Awin to help clients effectively review and rectify marketing infractions detected by Rightlander.

Alex Parmar-Yee, UK Strategy Lead at Awin, said “ We chose to work with Rightlander to enhance our ability to carry out publisher audits based on the requirements of individual advertisers. It was important to have a partner who was able to accommodate the wide variety of needs from our clients relating to areas such as content accuracy, offer intelligence and exposure monitoring. The tools provided have allowed our client teams to carry out important housekeeping more efficiently, so that even more focus can be dedicated to strategy and account management.”

New solutions have also been introduced to help save clients time, reduce risk and grow their partnership programs with confidence. These include Screen, which allows clients to evaluate the online content of new affiliate applicants as part of their suitability checks, and Verify that helps clients to ensure that their promotions are live on authorised sites and linking to the correct landing pages.

This is in addition to Rightlander’s core solutions that help clients to Discover undisclosed content and continuously Monitor partners for accurate and compliant marketing worldwide.

Rightlander’s new modular portal allows clients to segment and prioritise results by business objective and marketing channel (websites, social media, PPC ads, video streaming, Telegram and email) and offers a comprehensive list of API integrations to deliver data to a client’s systems.

The solution offers targeted scanning by frequency (daily, weekly, monthly) and compliance issue (e.g. required T&Cs or prohibited text) per URL along with cutting edge technology to reduce false positives, minimise time spent checking infractions and streamline the remediation process.

Ian Sims, founder of Rightlander.com, said “Having the opportunity to fine-tune our product with such a high profile partner has been fantastic. The evolving nature of affiliate marketing and the emergence of influencers, coupled with an ever-increasing array of regulations and advertising marketing guidelines in different consumer verticals has heaped a huge compliance workload on marketing teams.

“Awin put Rightlander through a 6 month trial period before selecting us as their marketing compliance partner and we’re delighted that our monitoring software has saved them so much time and helped them to resolve so many more compliance issues.”

 

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SCOTT THOMAS TEAMS UP WITH CASINO GURU TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PROBLEM GAMBLING

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SCOTT THOMAS TEAMS UP WITH CASINO GURU TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PROBLEM GAMBLING

 

Scott Thomas TV personality, podcaster, the managing director of The Social PR, and co-founder of Food4Thoughts, has recently joined forces with Casino Guru to promote responsible gambling and raise awareness around safer gambling initiatives.

The successful British entrepreneur, social media influencer, and TV personality, Thomas opened up on his podcast, Mancs on the Mic, with brothers Adam and Ryan Thomas, about his personal struggles with gambling addiction at the age of 21, a period which he described as a really dark time. “I was gambling away student loans. I was borrowing money off friends, I would even wait outside the casino in the morning for it to reopen … I was constantly trying to chase whatever I lost,” confessed Thomas during a series of videos created for the campaign.

Overwhelmed with the amount of feedback he’s received after discussing the issue for the first time, Thomas and Casino Guru, the world’s largest online casino database and an established gambling authority, have collaborated on a problem gambling awareness campaign.

Casino Guru has been working towards better and safer gambling for years. Pushing online operators to become fairer and more responsible, solving thousands of complaints of players who feel deceived by an online casino, and providing honest reviews of over 4,400 online casinos are just some of the examples of that.

This mission is also reflected in many responsible gambling projects and initiatives they launched to date, including the Global Self-Exclusion Initiative and the Casino Guru Academy. However, Casino Guru has recognized that it’s getting increasingly harder to spread awareness of problem and responsible gambling and reach the desired target group: despite providing a plethora of high-quality content related to responsible gambling, the younger population simply doesn’t read it.

According to Statista, 39% of Britons aged 25 to 34 gambled in 2020. What’s more, around 25% of Britons in the same age category have reported to engage in some form of online gambling within the four weeks prior to being surveyed. In other words, one in four Britons in this age bracket are playing in online casinos. And since this is the generation that can most effectively be targeted through social media, Casino Guru‘s collaboration with Scott Thomas was a natural next step.

The campaign ran on Instagram, which gave it a big potential to reach large audiences, since Thomas’s Instagram account currently has close to 1 million followers. Both parties ultimately hope to help not only current and future people at risk of problem gambling, but also friends and family members of someone exhibiting problem gambling behaviour.

“I was in a mess at the time, and it massively affected me and my family,” Thomas confessed in one of the videos. “I’ve teamed up with Casino Guru to try and raise some awareness around this subject because clearly there’s a lot of people out there who are still struggling,” he added. “Even if it helped just one person, this Casino Guru awareness campaign has done its job. Because I wish I had a video like this when I was going through my struggles.”

Apart from Thomas’s personal story of gambling addiction, the series of videos tackles topics such as how to know if someone has a gambling problem, how to gamble responsibly, or how to approach someone who has a gambling problem.

As Daniela Kianicová, Public & External Relations Lead at Casino Guru, explains, “This awareness campaign is the first of its kind – it marks the first time that a company operating in the gambling industry uses the power of a mainstream influencer to communicate the risks of problem gambling to young adults – and we’re very proud to have the honours.”

With gambling becoming more and more accessible and widespread, it is vital that the risks of problem gambling as well as responsible gambling principles are communicated to as many players as possible. And because different generations consume content in different ways, finding new and creative alternatives to reach audiences of all ages is paramount to success of such campaigns.

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The 5th AskGamblers Awards Winners Are Here!

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After several months of anticipation, on a magical night on 16 June we finally revealed the names of winners in the 5th AskGamblers Awards.

Drum Roll, Please!

After more than three months of anticipation and wholehearted support from our players, we finally know the names of the winners of the 5th AskGamblers Awards! The race was tight throughout the process, but the names you helped us choose genuinely deserve to be the next laureates of one of iGaming’s most prestigious accolades.

Without further ado, here are the winners in the fifth edition of AskGamblers Awards:

  • Best Casino – SlotWolf Casino
  • Best New Casino – iWild Casino
  • Best New Slot – Bigger Bass Bonanza Slot
  • Best Software Provider – Relax Gaming
  • Players’ Choice Casino – Tsars Casino
  • Best Affiliate Partner – 888 Affiliates
  • Best Affiliate Manager – Elena Shokarovska – OMG Affiliates

We congratulate all our awarded partners and thank everyone who participated in this year’s AskGamblers Awards, including our players and partners.

The full list of winners in their respective categories can be found on the dedicated winners’ page.

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