Smart Live Casino Offering All-Expenses Trip to Las Vegas

Smart Live Casino is offering one lucky player and a companion an all-expenses paid trip to Sin City itself, Las Vegas, Nevada. There will be one grand prize winner named for the free holiday at the end of the promotion. To become eligible for the Las Vegas trip you just have to try and collect as many Vegas points as possible during the contest.

The simplest way to do this is to be one of the site’s top 10 players each week when it comes to online wagering. This means the more you play and wager the more points you’ll receive for the contest.

The top-wagering player for the week will receive 20 points and the second will receive 18 points and the third will receive 16 and so on down the list until 10th place with each place receiving two points less. Therefore the 10th-place finisher for the week will earn two Vegas points towards the all-expenses paid trip.

Players will also have the chance to earn more points for the contest as Smart Live Casino will be offering special rewards and competitions throughout the promotion. In addition, the top-10 wagering players each month will also receive a £10 bonus which can be used anywhere on the casino’s website.

All you need to do to become eligible for the free holiday to Las Vegas is have an account with smart Live Casino and wager with real money. The winner will be the player with the most Vegas points. The promotion runs between July 1st and October 1st, 2011.

Players will be able to view the current top-10 wagering boars on the Smart Live Casino website and it’ll be updated on a weekly basis. The trip to Las Vegas needs to be taken between October and December of 2011.

Smart Live Casino is known as one of the most popular live online casinos in Europe. The variety of live games are operated by licensed croupiers. The Smart Gaming Group is registered in Wales and England and licensed and regulated by the U.K. Gambling Commission. The casino’s website is operated and licensed in Malta.

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How To Cash Out From an Online Casino

Making a deposit at an online casino has never been easier. There are currently tens and tens of ways to make a deposit at an online casino and the casino staff is definitely going to help you very fast with any of the many payment options available. But when it comes to cash out the money things are not that pink as they were when you made that deposit.

In this article we will explain you all the information you need about how you can withdraw money from your real online gambling account and what things you should take into consideration before cashing out.

Cash out processing time

The moment you will make a cash out at an online casino, you will have to wait and be very patient. This is because cashing out from an online casino is going to take just a little bit more than you are probably expecting.

One of the reasons why it takes so much time to withdraw your money from your online casino account is because you will have to follow the protocol. This means that you will have to wait a pending period, a processing period and the average bank processing time. And this is not everything. The moment you cash out your winnings for the first time at an online casino, you will have to go through the verification process, where you have to send different copies of your documents to prove your identity.

Withdrawal methods

Here we are going to offer you a couple of example of payments methods which are currently and commonly used by online casinos to cash out the money you have won.

Credit cards – The credit cards can be used in order to cash out your winnings. The online casinos are usually only going to allow you to cash out a sum which is equal or smaller than the initial sum that you have deposited via your credit card, since they are going to charge back your transaction. And another thing about credit cards is the fact that MasterCard is currently no longer allowing funds to be returned, so this means that you will have to use a different type of credit card to cash out.

E-Wallets – These are by far one of the most popular, easy and fastest ways to cash out money out of your online casino account. And at the same time there are many ewallet available right now: click2pay, webmoney, moneybookers, neteller, paypal and others just to name a few.

Additionally to these payment options you can also cash out via: bank draft, checks, wires and other payment options.

Short and Effective online casino cash out tips

Only sign up for those online casino that will offer plenty of ways to cash out your winnings.

Some online casinos offer up to 15 different ways of cashing out your winnings, this way it’s going to be a lot easier for you to select the one which is more convenient for you.

Make sure that you read all the cash out terms and conditions before you sign up.

Prepare yourself with nerves of steel when trying to cash out from certain online casinos; you just don’t have to lose faith.

Online casinos usually allow players to cash out by using the same payment method as when they made a deposit.

A good online casino bankroll management is going to help you cash out your winnings on a regular basis.

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Online Gambling Sites That Take Instant eChecks 2011

Since there aren’t that many online gambling sites that accept Instant eChecks after the big online poker bust on the 15th of April we thought we would make this post to keep you up to date on the few gambling websites that are still able to accept eCheck deposits from US players.

Best Online Casinos That Take Instant eChecks

The only online casino right now to accept Instant eCheck deposits from US players that we really trust is the Intertops Casino. This company has been involved in the online gambling industry for over 10 years so there is no way they would ever risk their reputation in order to make a quick buck. The online casino games at the Intertops Casino is powered by the Real Time Gaming software which means you will be able to play all the popular casino games such as slots, craps, blackjack, roulette, War and much more.

Best Online Poker Sites That Take Instant eCheck Deposits

Since PokerStars, FullTiltPoker, AbsolutePoker and UB is no longer an option for American poker players there aren’t a whole lot of others left to choose from. At the moment the Merge Gaming Network is the largest poker network accepting US players (as weird as that may sound) and on that network we would recommend their flagship site Carbon Poker. But we would also like to remind you that the all around gambling site for US players are also offering an online poker room for their customers. The Intertops poker room is loacated at the Cake Poker Network (our personal favorite) and they are currently able to accept eCheck deposits from US poker players.

Best Online Sportsbooks That Take Instant eCheck Deposits

Finding an online sportsbook that accepts eCheck deposits was always a but tricky but it got even harder after the US DoJ started cracking down on online gambling. Fortunately it was only the online poker rooms that were affected this time which means there are still some good online sportsbooks that take Instant eChecks.

Our personal favorite when it comes to eCheck sportsbooks is BetUS as they not only accept eCheck deposits from US players but they also offer betting odds for just about any sporting event out there. Another great thing about BetUS is that they currently offer a great signup bonus to new customers using Instant eChecks as their deposit method.

Another great option is the Intertops Sportsbook, I know we keep mentioning these guys but they are just that good when it comes to processing eCheck deposits from US gamblers.

Best Live Online Casinos That Take Instant eChecks

Since this site really is all about live dealer casinos usually we thought we should include a guide to the top rated live online casinos that accepts eCheck deposits from US customers.

At the moment there are only two places to go if you are looking for a live dealer casino that accepts Instant eCheck deposits from US players and those are the Live Casino and the Live Casino.

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Live Online Casinos That Offer Cashback

If you are used to playing in a regular online casino like the Rushmore Casino then you might be spoiled with a lot of cashback bonuses and constant reload bonuses. At a live dealer casino this is not as common and the reason behind this is that the margins for live dealer casino games is a lot lower than at a random number generated casino. The regular online casinos are able to adjust their payouts exactly as they please and this way they can in a way decide the precise amount of money that should be paid out to the players and how much should be kept for the casino itself. With alive online casino there are a lot of expenses and they also have to deal with the inevitable variance at the blackjack and baccarat tables.

A live dealer casino will have to pay employees, not only the ones working the customer support and the staff running the site but they also have to pay all the real live dealers that they have on the payroll. While a regular online casino they don’t have to pay any dealers as all the games they offer are virtual.

Then we have the thing called variance that I mentioned earlier. Even though all the casino games have a built in house edge that’s not a guarantee that they will always be making money every month. There could be months where a high roller manages to not only wipe out the whole months profit for a live dealer casino but will also be able to put a big dent in the entire years profit. The regular online casinos will not have to deal with these types of swings.

So Why Should You Play at Live Online Casinos Then?

Well there are many reasons for this but the main ones are that you know for a fact that the games are not rigged and you know the actual house edge at all the games you are playing as they are not RNG based. You also get a much more social experience compared to a regular online casino. If you are playing games like blackjack, roulette or baccarat then there is really no reason why you should not be playing at a live online casino.

Where To Get Live Online Casino Cashback

Even though it’s not very often that live online casinos are offering cashback deals it’s still possible to get them from time to time. At live casinos like SmartLive and LuckyLive they will run the occasional promotions where they offer both cashback deals on certain days and also reload bonuses for you take take advantage of. So make sure to have an account with these two live casino sites and sign up for their newsletter so that you don’t miss out on the cash back deals once they become available.

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Study Shows that Vegas Tourists Would Rather Play Out of the Casinos than in Them

It’s been presumed for years now that as the popularity of online casinos and poker rooms rises, the popularity of land-based casino gambling has been on the decline, especially since the economic changes in the US have affected big gambling city revenue like Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Now a new study has proven the fact. According to the study done by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which promotes Las Vegas tourism, people in Las Vegas are actually spending less money and vacation time on gambling. When they do gamble in the casinos, they wager less amounts on common games like slots, blackjack, and craps.

The agency reported that in 2010, 80% of tourists spent an average $466 per person on casino gambling, slightly lower than the 2009 average, which was $482 per person. The study also showed that not only was the amount of money spent on gambling less, but so was the time actually spent in the casinos. In 2009, the average casino patron gambled about 3.2 hours per day, whereas, is 2010, the time was calculated at less than three hours per day.

The reduced time and money spent in casino gambling in 2010 seems to be made up for in other Vegas attraction activities. Money spent on food and drink, hotels rooms, shows, transportation, shopping, and sightseeing has actually increased, making up for the shortage in casino gambling. Tourists are now taking more advantage of other interests Vegas has to offer.

Online casinos is one of the major factors in these variables in Vegas revenue. Tourists would rather spend their gambling time and money at home, online, in the comfort of their homes whenever they please without the hassle of travel. Online casinos offer more incentives than land-based casinos, as well, like bonuses and other promotions. Frankly, if tourists are going to leave their homes for vacation and travel, they want to make the most of it and not spend their holiday sitting in a dark, smoky casino. They’d rather experience Vegas for everything else the city has to offer.

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New Playtech Powered Live Online Casino at

The people behind have recently decided to launch a live online casino under the brand. The live casino is running on the Playtech platform which means you will have access to all the popular live casino games such as live blackjack, live baccarat, live roulette and live dealer sic-bo.

Even though the Playtech blackjack tables aren’t the fastest ones they are still a really good option for those of you looking for a genuine live casino experience. At the blackjack tables here you will be able to make your own decisions, these are not the boring strategy tables or early payout blackjack versions that are featured at other live dealer casinos.

We have managed to team up with to offer a pretty good welcome bonus for new players. When you sign up at through us at you will be getting a 100% first deposit bonus up to $ / £ / €150 that can be used at the live dealer casino games. This is one of the biggest bonuses offered by any live online casino so make sure to take advantage of this before it expires.

In the coming days we will add some videos of the live dealer games at to our Youtube channel so make sure to check that out.

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Give Us Live Dealer Craps Games

I don’t know about you but since the introduction of live dealer gaming I have been waiting for one of the live online casinos to launch a live dealer craps table. I am actually really surprised that none of the current live casinos have gotten around to adding this fantastic table game but I am guessing there just isn’t enough interest for the game amongst European casino players and the US friendly live dealer casinos probably don’t have the technology in place to provide live online craps yet.

Even though we have recently seen the launch of a couple of US facing live dealer casinos such as Live Casino and Live Casino they can’t really compare to the European counter versions. Don’t get me wrong, if you have never played on one of the EU live casino sites you will probably think the live dealer games at these casinos are awesome. But in reality they still have a long way to go before they can compare to live casino sites like LuckyLive Casino and Ladbrokes Live Casino. So if I was a gambling man (which I am) I would bet we won’t see any live dealer craps tables until online gambling is completely legal and regulated in the US. And once that happens it will probably be a software provider like PlayTech or Evolution Gaming who will come up with the technology for these tables.

Craps is a Perfect Fit For Live Online Casinos

Some casino games are just not well suited to become live casino versions. Take slots for example, since this is a random number generated game from the start I don’t see how this would ever become a featured game at a live dealer casino, and the same goes for video poker. But craps on the other hand, this would be a perfect fit for a live dealer casino but there are a couple of obstacles that they need to get by first. The main one being that the shooter can’t actually be in the studio and throw the dice for obvious reasons. But maybe this could be solved by having some automated machine from which the dice are thrown from when the shooter clicks a button on his or her screen. We have already seen this done with the automated roulette tables at SmartLiveCasino so I don’t see why a similar sulotion wouldn’t work for a live dealer craps game.

As I said, we probably won’t be seing any live dealer craps tables added at any live online casinos any time soon. But I sure hope I am wrong.

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How To Gamble Responsibly

You often hear about responsible gambling and that you should always gamble responibly and so on but what does it really mean? In this post I will try to explain to the best of my ability what responsible gambling really is.

Since responsible gambling doesn’t mean the same thing to any two people it gets a bit harder to explain what it really means, but I’ll give it a shot. Some people could be gambling for $100.000 a day and still be responsible gamblers and others could be gambling for $1 a week and be considered irresponsible gamblers. It all depends on how much you are able to lose without it affecting your way of life. Let’s say you are Donald Trump and you have more money than God himself, then gambling for $100.000 on one hand of live dealer blackjack is not irresponsible as the outcome of the hand will not change his life one bit. But if your net worth is $100.000 and you bet all of that on a spin at the live online roulette tables it is considered to be highly irresponsible.The bottom line is, never gamble for more than you can afford to lose. Now that’s responsible gambling.

Where to Turn if You Have a Gambling Problem

If gambling becomes a problem there is a way out. By visiting sites like Gamblers Anonymous or Gamble Aware you have taken a big first step towards dealing with your problems. These people won’t help you financially but they will be of big support emotionally and they are committed to get you help. There is no shame in seeking help for your gambling problems and the people helping you are often recovered problem gamblers themselves.

Set Limits When Gambling Online

Live casino sites like Ladbrokes and William Hill are commited to helping people gambling responsibly. In order to help poeple do this they have implemented a function where you can limit the amount of money that you can deposit and wager on their sites during a day. If you feel that you are in the danger zone of becoming a problem gambler a function like this to limit your play could be a real life saver.

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888 offers live webcam online poker for casual players

It seems there’s no end to new technological breakthroughs when it comes to online poker rooms and casinos. 888 Poker, which is one of the world’s leading online poker sites, has announced a new feature that is sure to please many poker players. This new venture will enable online players to chat via webcams when they’re at poker tables. It basically means they can play against each other in a face-to-face setting by utilizing streaming audio and video technology.

It’s no surprise that 888 is one of the first major online poker sites to launch this feature as the company is one of the leaders of the online gaming industry. The company did well financially at the end of last year as its fourth-quarter poker earnings were up by 28 per cent, reaching $11 million. But overall, the site saw a decline for the full year as revenues dipped by 26 per cent to a total of $38 million.

The webcam launch is one of the site’s new features as it goes through a major revamping, which is designed at making the site more attractive and appealing to those who are interesting in playing online poker for recreation. The 888 site is also promoting the new venture by advertising it in the UK.

The chief executive of 888 Casino, Gigi Levy, said he was happy that the poker business picked up towards the end of the year, considering the struggles it went through during 2009 and the first three quarters of 2010. However, the he believes the company’s new business ventures and initiatives will see the online poker side of the site increase in popularity during the coming months. He added that webcam poker was a good start.

The site feels that online poker was too focused on making money in the past and that this gives people a chance to meet others, to socialize, and to play the games together, much like online bingo does. 888 believes the new webcam games will attract those who are just looking for a casual online poker game where they can relax and have fun.

888Casino was launched in 1997 and has become one of the most popular online gaming sites in the world. The company makes it headquarters in Gibraltar and is licensed by that nation’s government. The group’s holding company, which is known as 888 Holdings PLC, is also listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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Everybody could use some extra money at Christmas time, especially when all of the bills start coming in. If you’re looking for some extra pocket money you may want to head over to DublinBet Casino to check out the site’s new promotion called Santa’s Giveaway.

The premise is pretty simple. The online gaming site has thousands of extra Euros kicking around and needs to get rid of them during the holiday season. Qualifying for prizes is easy. All you need to do is make a single deposit of €100 minimum anytime from Dec. 20th, 2010 until Jan. 3rd, 2011.

Next you just have to make a minimum wager of €200 on one of the site’s live online casino games, such as Live Blackjack with Early Payout, Live Baccarat, Live Roulette, or Live Texas Hold’Em Bonus games during the same time period.

Every player who qualifies will then automatically have their name entered into the prize draw on Dublinbet. There are 60 cash prizes up for grabs which are worth between €50 and €250. All winners will have the money deposited into their membership accounts.

All of the winners will be contacted by the site by email and all of the cash prizes in the Santa’s Giveaway promotion will be entered into their accounts within 48 hours after they’ve acknowledged receipt of their winnings. Once the prizes have been claimed the cash prize can be used immediately for playing online casino games or for withdrawal.

Dublinbet is owned and operated by VueTec Ltd and is located in the Isle of Man. The online casino offers live feeds which allow players to their online gaming experience from real casino tables in real time. The feeds come from the casino floors from Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club, which is one of the most popular and respected in all of Europe.

The online gaming site is ideal for those who’d like to play for fun as well as serious players. also offers a welcome bonus for first time players. The site will match your first deposit 100% on any deposit up to a maximum of €100. If the deposit is made by the Moneybookers service, then Dublinbet will match it 100% up to a total of €200.

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