May 30th, 2008
With an entire plethora of new online casinos announcing their online presence in the year 2008, it seems to be the starting of a new kind of gambling; are gamblers now to bet on the choice of the casinos in future? Even if it is so, it’s going to be a tough job; raising the bonuses offers to attract new customers in the New Year and they are defying all the boundaries the gambling community has witnessed so far. A brief account follows.
There’s no need to think life will now become bland since the festivities of the New Year are over. January 2008 brings forth a whole lot of extra activities as online casinos fight to beat each other in terms of bonus offers. Absolute head-spinners, no doubt; however, to have a glimpse of to what extent they shall turn, it’s essential to get the figures right.
• BodogLife – 10% of the total deposit and one cannot blame the authority on the amounts; unlike the rest, BoDogLife shall pay the bonus on every deposit that’s made. Is that all? Not quite; the mention of the thirteen Apple iPods has not been made yet. Available for a limited period, they shall be given to one winning hand at a time. The selection shall be made from the winning hands (from four jacks to ten straight flushes); the first person dealing this hand shall be announced the iPod Touch winner while the casino shall continue to the next hand on the list.
• Golden Casino – Sign up and a $555 match bonus can be yours! All players are allowed at this casino. The bonus is equal to 100% of the initial deposit and free from all taxes while within the $555 range. $25 is the least amount that needs to be deposited. If you feel sceptical, there is an entire range of other bonus offers to choose from.
• Vegas Casino – Though a new face to the veteran online gamblers, Vegas Casino Online is offering a $500 bonus to every new client; on the other hand, you may also choose a 125% free! No geographical restrictions apply for signing up with Vegas Casino Online, though players residing in China and Turkey need special requirements to qualify.
But then again, all these offers pouring out from the online casinos couldn’t do much to the US people because of Congress’ Majority Leader Bill Frist, who proposed a ban on Internet gambling as a part of a port-security bill. This has turned a number of major gaming sites against the US demographic, who also suffered legal adversities from the U.S. Department of Justice despite the validity of their businesses in the US. Speculations are that a large number of Americans who gamble recreationally and responsibly are going to get affected on a psychological level, though it shall do more good to problem gamblers and young adults by putting a stop to their source for wasting money. But that’s again, potentially the start of a new kind of gambling; will the last category of gamblers find an alternative to the situation?Post at 1:58 pm UTC by Jerry Whittaker