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31 January 2012 - 2:38am

Hypothetical U.S. Bonus Question

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I have been reading in online forums about the "old" days of online casinos and how they used to offer much better bonuses.

When the U.S. gets gambling regulated here, and assuming its an open market and casinos can get a license semi-easily, do you think that American players would ever get good bonuses like you would see in the old days?

By good bonus I mean lower wagering requirements and better choices for games to be played in said bonus. I also am assuming the market is going to be flooded with operators and it will be a buyer's (gambler's) market.

What do you think?

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1 February 2012 - 4:00am
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Well, since there will be a lot more competition, I could certainly see them making bonus offers more tempting, but offering lower wagering requirements. That would definitely be nice! I wonder how many MORE casinos there will be, in addition to just the existing casinos being able to open up to U.S. players (the many who do not bother to do so at this time).

My question is, 'Slim and others, because I haven't read anything on the topic lately, is do you see this happening any time soon, or is the regulation of U.S. gambling here still a distant dream? If you see this happening, sooner rather than later, then how soon?

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1 February 2012 - 5:28am
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If this gonna happen in the near future, I'll be delighted! We don't need to gamble offshore and be ripped off with our winnings. It's safer here doing the kind of business we all deserve.... regulated, fast pay and convenient. Personally, I don't mind paying Federal Tax, 'cause I can also claim losses on gambling . I'll be glad to help out the US economy.

I'm sure the competitions will be good and so does the whooping bonuses you can imagine. Also, we can play for our charities and write-off the taxes with that... wohoo, bring it on!!

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1 February 2012 - 5:54am
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I am pretty sure you won't see juicy exploitable bonuses like in the old days of online gambling. I can see more of the same really, with the big name casinos relying on their name recognition and fame to attract players. Casinos seem to be in a bit of a "bonus rut" where they all offer very similar things.

I'd still like to see a casino aim for the "no bonus" niche, where they point out the drawbacks and advertise themselves as "no wagering lock-in", "withdraw when you win" etc. Maybe I should open my own joint LOL.

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1 February 2012 - 5:59am
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I am pretty sure you won't see juicy exploitable bonuses like in the old days of online gambling. I can see more of the same really, with the big name casinos relying on their name recognition and fame to attract players. Casinos seem to be in a bit of a "bonus rut" where they all offer very similar things.

I'd still like to see a casino aim for the "no bonus" niche, where they point out the drawbacks and advertise themselves as "no wagering lock-in", "withdraw when you win" etc. Maybe I should open my own joint LOL.

Now there is a thought! Smile

You could hold a contest for us all to "name that joint!" Wink

I will only use a bonus like a "free chip" to try out a casino from now on, after my last experience with my nail-biting through playthrough, lol. I do realize how easily that could have gone either way.

What about my question, CL-Ed? You do a lot of reading, and I am "out of the loop" on the topic, right now. Do you see U.S. regulations changing in the future, and if so, sooner rather than later, or is it difficult to predict?

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1 February 2012 - 7:37am
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The wheels are definitely turning. Just today there was news that Caesars have signed a partnership deal with 888.com and some of their comments were very bullish. It is now clear that online gambling is not illegal at a Federal level. The remaining hurdle seems to be whether the individual states choose to go it alone and license and regulate individually or whether they team up under one blanket Federal regulation. The latter seems unlikely though given the history of land based gambling in the country. So at the moment it seems there needs to be a bit of time to clear that one up.

I am also very interested to see what the banks, Visa, Mastercard etc do now that they know that online gambling is not explicitly illegal. i.e. why do they continue to block gambling transactions? In my humble "not a lawyer" opinion I figure the DOJ clarification makes the UIGEA act almost completely unenforceable except in relation to sports betting. But so far we have heard nothing on that front.

So I guess that was a roundabout way of saying it is difficult to predict! lol

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1 February 2012 - 7:39am
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Maybe I should open my own joint LOL.

I hope you do! I will play there! Smile

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4 February 2012 - 7:01am
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CL-Ed wrote:

The wheels are definitely turning. Just today there was news that Caesars have signed a partnership deal with 888.com and some of their comments were very bullish. It is now clear that online gambling is not illegal at a Federal level. The remaining hurdle seems to be whether the individual states choose to go it alone and license and regulate individually or whether they team up under one blanket Federal regulation. The latter seems unlikely though given the history of land based gambling in the country. So at the moment it seems there needs to be a bit of time to clear that one up.

I am also very interested to see what the banks, Visa, Mastercard etc do now that they know that online gambling is not explicitly illegal. i.e. why do they continue to block gambling transactions? In my humble "not a lawyer" opinion I figure the DOJ clarification makes the UIGEA act almost completely unenforceable except in relation to sports betting. But so far we have heard nothing on that front.

So I guess that was a roundabout way of saying it is difficult to predict! lol

I missed this response, somehow. Thank you. I agree that individual states will probably regulate individually.

I play on a free poker site, and I wonder about that site, because there are free games, then there are games that are only open to members who pay like 20 some bucks a month, maybe? Not sure of the amount, but anyway, this site's membership option is not open for MY state, but it is for other states. I wonder, and I have often wondered, what the difference is there.

I also wonder what the CCCs will have to stand behind for refusing payments now, too, if this is all technically legal on the federal level.

I just wish they would get on with it and let us act like grown adults who can decide what we want to do with our own money! Sad

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4 February 2012 - 7:01am
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P.S. I hope online never copies land-based and tightens all their slots if they allow more players in, though, lol!

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4 February 2012 - 1:34pm
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P.S. I hope online never copies land-based and tightens all their slots if they allow more players in, though, lol!

Hope, I would have to say that is a gamble. Joking

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4 February 2012 - 5:06pm
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yeah this is really what Im also in for.. Casinos that is just plain and simple bonus free.. Many casinos have things like first mandatory bonus before its possible to opt out. This is like saying to someone that. Yes you are welcome to buy a pair of shoestrings but you also have to buy a pair of shoes the first time you shop here, if you want to be a customer at this shop. Easy to say, I allways opt out from shopping at all at a place like that!

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5 February 2012 - 10:05pm
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Hope, I would have to say that is a gamble. Joking

Lol! Wink

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7 February 2012 - 3:49am
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CL-Ed wrote:

I am pretty sure you won't see juicy exploitable bonuses like in the old days of online gambling. I can see more of the same really, with the big name casinos relying on their name recognition and fame to attract players. Casinos seem to be in a bit of a "bonus rut" where they all offer very similar things.

I'd still like to see a casino aim for the "no bonus" niche, where they point out the drawbacks and advertise themselves as "no wagering lock-in", "withdraw when you win" etc. Maybe I should open my own joint LOL.

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In a heart beat, I'm going to be one of your regular depositors on your joint CL-Ed.... lol

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