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6 June 2012 - 9:10pm

5 star casinos - stress test!

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How do I choose which of the 5 star casinos to run with? Am not Onassis so can't use them all but its not clear in which order they rank within the section... or is it and I am just blind?!? 8)

Any guidance? I don't know

Also can you ask the Intercasino rep why Intercasino don't do anything live? They have a great reputation. so why no action from them yet in this area? I get no whiff of Pirate about them so their lack of movement into this genre is of interest to me?

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7 June 2012 - 11:07pm
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I generally have one casino that I like to play at for each set of software or games available. They aren't ranked against each other really because they are all good. If I had to pick from our 5 star list I'd go for these ones:

Microgaming: 32 Red or Ladbrokes
Playtech: Bet365 or BetFred (I can't play at Bet365 any more since they blocked Australians)
Cryptologic: Intercasino
Net Entertainment: Mr Green
IGT and others: Virgin has a whole heap of games from different manufacturers

Good point about Intercasino. It really is a first class casino but Cryptologic (the parent company that owns it) is one of the worst run companies I've ever heard of. I nearly bought shares in them a few years ago when they were worth $30 or so. Today I think they are worth around $2. So who knows when they will get their act together and join the 21st century.

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7 June 2012 - 11:36pm
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CL-Ed wrote:

I generally have one casino that I like to play at for each set of software or games available. They aren't ranked against each other really because they are all good. If I had to pick from our 5 star list I'd go for these ones:

Microgaming: 32 Red or Ladbrokes
Playtech: Bet365 or BetFred (I can't play at Bet365 any more since they blocked Australians)
Cryptologic: Intercasino
Net Entertainment: Mr Green
IGT and others: Virgin has a whole heap of games from different manufacturers

Good point about Intercasino. It really is a first class casino but Cryptologic (the parent company that owns it) is one of the worst run companies I've ever heard of. I nearly bought shares in them a few years ago when they were worth $30 or so. Today I think they are worth around $2. So who knows when they will get their act together and join the 21st century.

I know the U.S. is blocked from numerous casinos, and all the five-star casinos, but what makes a casino decide to block Australia or just one country? Just curious. Tongue

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We have a poorly thought out and effectively pointless law here that says it is illegal for an online casino or poker room to accept bets from Australian residents. However it is not illegal for a player to place a bet if the casino will accept it. As there are no Australian online casinos the vast majority of them just ignore it because they don't operate here and presumably cannot be prosecuted unless they were told to come to court here and they actually bothered to show up. No company or person has ever been charged under this law.

Anyway Bet365 recently applied for an Australian sports betting license (yes online sports betting is exempt from the law, figure that one out). When they applied for the license they closed the casino accounts of all their Australian customers to comply.

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CL-Ed wrote:

We have a poorly thought out and effectively pointless law here that says it is illegal for an online casino or poker room to accept bets from Australian residents. However it is not illegal for a player to place a bet if the casino will accept it. As there are no Australian online casinos the vast majority of them just ignore it because they don't operate here and presumably cannot be prosecuted unless they were told to come to court here and they actually bothered to show up. No company or person has ever been charged under this law.

Anyway Bet365 recently applied for an Australian sports betting license (yes online sports betting is exempt from the law, figure that one out). When they applied for the license they closed the casino accounts of all their Australian customers to comply.

Thank you for explaining that for me, CL-Ed. Yes, sometimes I wonder about all these crazy laws, including the U.S., of course, and there just seems no rhyme or reason to most of it. I wondered why they would target only Australia and never heard of such a law. Thanks for helping me learn something new today! Smile

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