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Piff the Magic Dragon and Zumanity Review from Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for its gambling, its great nightlife, delicious cuisine, and its awesome shows. During my recent trip to Las Vegas, I had the opportunity to attend two awesome shows, and I thought I'd give my thoughts on each here, so that if you're ever in Sin City you can have two great pieces of entertainment that you know will be entertaining. It should be noted that I really just scratched the surface in terms of the different shows present, and there are tons of other shows to check out. Read more

Licensed Properties I Want to See as Online Slots

As an online gambling fan, I end up playing my fair share of slots and table games. The Casino Listings site has been a great benefit for me, as I get to play many of the slots from developer like Playtech, Net Entertainment, or Microgaming, all of which I can't use to gamble with for real money. This has allowed me the chance to play licensed games like Frankenstein, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, and (unfortunately) Scarface.

Getting to play these games often times takes me back a bit, as the franchises are some of my favorites from my childhood or early adult years. Read more

It's Been A Year Since Black Friday, Where Do We Stand?

It has been just over a year since the events of Black Friday changed the world of online gambling forever. For those who are new to the world of internet based gambling, Black Friday was a day last April when the United States Department of Justice shut down the .com domains of several big online poker sites such as Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars and indicted several people involved in the internet poker business with criminal and civil lawsuits. Read more

Things Have Lightened Up, Why Are We Seeing So Many Restrictions?

As an American gambler, I was thrilled to hear about the Department of Justice's change of stance on the Wire Act. What this meant for me, and many of my fellow online gamblers is that we were justified in knowing what we were doing was NOT illegal. Vindication was ours, and I felt that things would loosen up for us Yankee players as more companies re-entered the American market.

I was wrong. Read more

Offshore Casinos Running Away From US Market; Will They Come Back?

The events of Black Friday have been horrible to anyone that considers themselves an online gambler. For American players it has become even worse. For us, many of the casinos we have used as a home base for online gambling have gone dark. The casinos have decided that it is too hard to continue trying to find payment processors that work; or have decided they don't want to chance the wrath of the US Department of Justice, and have decided to pull out of the American market. Read more

Jumping To Conclusions

Being an American gambler, my choices for online gambling are becoming more and more limited with each day that passes. With that being said, I recently began using a website to handle my sports bets and became aware of the online casino portion of that site. I decided the other night to give the blackjack game on the site a spin and had an interesting experience. Read more

Gambling With My Wife

A few weeks ago I was scratching my head looking for an idea to write a blog about. I was kicking around various ideas when I mentioned to my wife that it had been a while since the two of us had been out to the casino together. Right after that, the great Usne made a forum post wondering if any of our significant others went gambling with us (the timing was shocking Usne, it was like we were on the same page). So, after I got the idea to write about my combined gambling adventures with my wife, we decided to make a trip to a local casino. Read more

Convincing Your Friends That Online Gambling Is Cool

I have quite a history of going to casinos and gambling with my friends. We sometimes hit the shiny lights of the casino, and other times we can be found playing euchre for money or even putting a wager on the local football game. Read more

Summer Gambling Slumber

Ahh, it is summer. The weather in Michigan has finally gotten to the point where the temperature reaches 80 degrees regularly and the local baseball team is beginning its annual collapse in the standings. It is funny, when I was a kid I never wanted to be outside in the heat. Don't get me wrong, I love being outdoors, but HATE being overly hot. Now that I am older I see myself wanting to be outside even if I don't have any particular reason to be there (sitting in a chair drinking beer is just dandy with me). Read more

Casino Games I Cannot Wrap My Head Around

There are many great things to bet on in this world. Sports, cards, lotteries...they are all awesome and serve a purpose for us to take a chance at winning some dough. Yet when I look around the web and see some of the games out there to bet on I simply must shake my head. Sure, I have bet on some stupid things before in my life, but these games really take the cake. My blog post today is going to detail some of these games and why I think they are ludicrous. Feel free to let me know what you think is absurd, and your opinions of the games I list below. Read more