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Insider Tips For Beating The Best Games On The Net

Internet gambling is the hottest thing in gaming, with tens of millions being wagered every day around the world. For many players, success will be elusive, but for those in the know, the odds of winning consistently can be dramatically improved. Here, nationally renowned gambling columnist and casino insider Victor H. Royer offers fully updated, outstanding advice on what to do when you're ready to try your luck online. He explains where to go, what to expect, and how to maximize your chances of success using his 6-part "Keys to Winning" strategy. With Royer as your guide, you'll confidently navigate the world of online casinos and poker rooms, have more fun, and win more often.

You'll learn:

Why all online casinos are definitely NOT alike
How to find a reputable Internet wagering site
Which online games offer the best odds of winning
What are the top online casinos

Plus, you'll pick up insider tips for such Internet casino favorites as:

Cyber Slots
Sic Bo
Money Wheel
Cyber Bingo
And more!

Because there's such a high turnover among casino sites, Royer has streamlined and generalized the principles in this book to ensure that they remain relevant for the long haul and can be applied to play in any online casino at any time. Keep this invaluable reference handy as your go-to guide for tapping into the powerful profits that are only a mouse click away!

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Cybergaming 101

This is the introduction to the world of cyberspace gambling. These first and second chapters provide you with the best and simplest overview of what to do, what to look for, and how to do it. You need a computer, a modem, an ISP (Internet service provider) and a fast connection to the Internet, by DSL or cable, or wireless broadband, or whatever various means and methods may be available by the time you read this book. The technology is changing so rapidly that names and means for Internet connectivity, or for that matter for the Internet itself, can change substantially over even the next few months, and much more so over the next few years. However, the principles of what I am sharing with you here will remain. They contain user information, and that is the point of this book.

Most of what I wish to share is about the player’s experience. Not just how to begin playing in cyberspace casinos, but also what to look for, what to avoid and why, how to assure security, and so on. Since laws about Internet gambling change almost as quickly as the technology, any references I make to the legality of I-gaming are based on what is available as of this writing. The purpose of the book is, of course, to show you how best to exploit the world of cyberspace casinos.

This world of cyberspace gambling can be a confusing, and perhaps even bewildering experience. If you have never played any kind of casino game online, you are probably baffled by how to get started. Cyberspace gambling—what I like to call cybergaming—is still a very young business, and because of that there are many casinos that could be considered less reputable than others. There are also casinos that are trying to be reputable, to the extent that this is possible in an industry that is still largely unregulated. The world of cyberspace gambling has often been compared to the American Wild West—you simply don’t know what you are going to get when you mosey up to one of those cyberspace saloons (or salons). The good casinos are battling with the bad ones for customer acceptance and market share. Which ones will prevail has more to do with the reality of what is yet to come, than with what exists now. Some of the better casinos truly seek to make the cyberspace gambling experience a good one for their customers, and a fair game. Most of these casinos are either self-regulated, due to their owners’ inherently pure ethics, or are members of various cyberspace organizations that monitor and police each other. One such casino is Casino.co.uk, which I will describe in more detail later.

Perhaps the question that is asked most often by players in online casinos is whether or not the games are rigged. By rigged they mean somehow fixed, or altered, to not pay out. Although this is very easy to do, in most cases it is not true. Most, but not all. Remember that old Roman proverb: caveat emptor, which means, literally: buyer beware. Unfortunately there is no way that the average cyberspace gambler can find out if that online casino has rigged games. You would have to be a computer expert, or a hacker, to be able to access the casino’s program source code in order to find out whether or not their games are rigged. I would say that the vast majority of currently available online casinos are fair, and take great care for their games to be fair and uncorrupted, and definitely not rigged. Most cyberspace casinos aren’t rigging their games because of the already high hold they enjoy on those games; they already keep about 70 to 75 percent of all the money that is deposited. This translates into an average house hold percentage of about 25 to 30 percent over all their games combined. Let’s say we take the lower average. This means that for every dollar you deposit, the casino will get to keep a quarter, either by means of a rake (as in online poker rooms), or by the in-built house edge on the games they offer. Remember that cyberspace casinos aren’t regulated, and therefore they don’t have to answer to any regulatory body, such as the gaming commissions that generally regulate brick and mortar (BM) land-based casinos (in the United States). So, while the BM casinos have to meet a certain limit on the house hold percentage, thereby requiring that the casinos’ games pay back the remainder, this is not so in cyberspace. For BM casinos, that percentage is usually a minimum of 75 percent payback. While the average cyberspace casino payback percentage is also around 75 percent, the fact is that almost all land-based BM casinos will have games that actually pay back a whole lot more. The slot machines in almost all BM casinos will pay back at least 90 percent, with some paying back as much as 98 and 99 percent. Video poker machines in BM casinos are often offered with payback percentages over 100 percent.

In cyberspace, the casinos have no such restrictions. What you see is not always what you get. There are no regulations, for example, that say that if the casino says its slots pay back, say, 98 percent, that this is actually so. Truth in advertising may be an enforceable concept in the United States, but currently all the cyberspace casinos are based in countries other than the United States. Who’s to say that there is any such concept there as well? Or if it is enforceable? Well, there isn’t, and it isn’t. In cyberspace, anything goes. Fortunately, most of the major casinos won’t take advantage of their customers—not so much due to their purity of heart or an inherent ethic among cyberspace casino owners and operators, but mostly, for the simplest of all reasons—money. If cyberspace gambling became tainted with customers who got cheated, no one would ever want to play again. It would kill the business. Although some die-hard gamblers would always gamble even knowing that they were being cheated, the billions and billions of dollars in annual profits that are already being realized by these cyberspace casino enterprises would simply evaporate. None of the reputable operations want this. They are not in it for the quick buck. Cyberspace casinos already make so much money from their high house-edge games that they would be killing their own golden goose if they allowed a few unscrupulous operators to screw things up for everybody else. Most of the bigger casinos you are likely to encounter in your cyberspace experience will be fair. They will offer fair games, but most will have a high house edge, and that’s simply a plain fact.

The best way to check to see if the site you are considering is a good one is to look at its quality. Are the graphics good? Do the links work? These are the two simplest and easiest checks you can perform at the very beginning. Good, clean, and fast graphics are usually a sign of a bigger investment by the owner and operator. Good and fast links that actually work are a sign of good servers that are maintained on a regular basis. These two simple tests will tell you if the people who run this site are professional. Generally, if the site looks professional, and looks like there was some investment in its appearance and maintenance, it will be a professional and honest operation. Quality is important, and in this case judging the site by its cover can lead to a better appreciation of the investment that has gone into its operation. If the site has passed this test, you should do a little more snooping before investing your money. First, click on all the pages and visit everything on the site. See if the initial impression of quality and professionalism still exists after you have tried to look into all the various pages on that website, and tried all the links. Visit everything that is there (other than the ads or pop-ups) to get a better idea of how the entire site holds up under close scrutiny. Visit the game pages, and try all the games for free. All reputable sites allow you to try their games for free. You may have to sign up, but as long as there is nothing in the signing-up process that requires you to post any kind of money, such as credit cards, debit cards, and checking accounts, then it’s okay to continue your exploration. Read everything you can find about each website, and each page on it. Investigate. Look at the help menus and screens. Read the gaming instructions and compare them to the many books that are available on the various casino games. Check to see if the games on that site correspond to the games that are generally available in BM casinos, and if the rules by which they play these games in cyberspace also correspond to the BM casino games. If they do, this is another good point in favor of the cyberspace casino. If they don’t, or are somehow altered, this is a distinct minus and an immediate red flag. Also investigate the site’s operator, and the program under which it plays. This can be found by clicking on the About Us icon, and also on the various other icons and links that each such site should provide. If this site has such buttons, so much the better. If these buttons actually send you to pages where there is such information, better still. If the information that is to be found there also includes a physical address, telephone numbers, and fax numbers, even better. Call them, and see what you get. E-mail their customer service and ask about the games, or about their site. See how long it takes for them to respond, and what kind of a response you get. If the response is immediate, or within 24 hours, this is good. If not, this is also a red flag. Such a site may only have an off-line customer service support center, perhaps simply jobbed out to someone else to answer general questions. Also see what kind of a response you get. Was it canned? By that I mean did it look prepared? Did it actually answer your question? Did it look like it was written by someone who knows the site, or just someone hired to answer e-mails? Was it generated by an automated-response system, or was it answered by a real