The history of gambling in Las Vegas

Following on from our very popular history of gambling in New Jersey we now turn our attention to the bright lights of Las Vegas.

The dream destination for many gamblers is Las Vegas. Located in Nevada, Vegas has a population of around 600,000 people. Yet despite that, it’s a resort city that is known and loved all over the world. The bright lights, fantastic hotels and spectacular casinos have ensured that it’s the gambling and entertainment capital of the world. Over the years, it has built a legendary reputation and is the ideal venue for anyone who loves to play.

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Evolution of Gambling

Nowadays there are so many ways to have a bet for players across the world. Whether you’re a sports fan who wants to bet on the latest soccer match or a slots fanatic who is hoping that one spin could land the big bonus. And, it’s all at your fingertips and can be placed in a matter of seconds.

However, it hasn’t always been like that and here we will rundown the evolution of gambling, detailing how things have changed over the years.

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Complete Guide to Blackjack

Blackjack is one of the oldest and most appreciated casino games around. The speed of the game, combined with the excitement and thrill that it generates, ensures that it appeals to all players. However, not everyone will know how to play blackjack, and even if you do, do you know every little detail of this popular game?

Don’t worry if you don’t because here we will outline everything you need to know, meaning you can take on the dealer in full confidence next time you play.

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Exploring the most notable wins at American casinos

Easy StreetEven though the casino provides us with great entertainment, it’s really all about winning! Landing a mega jackpot, your lucky number or beating the dealer is what makes playing so good but, as we know, it doesn’t always happen. However, that unpredictability makes for the excitement and thrill of playing. But, even if you haven’t had that bit of luck yet, others have.

Here we will run down some of the biggest and most notable winners at American casinos over the years.

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Five celebrities who love to gamble

Whether you’re heading out to the casino looking glamorous or loading up New Jersey Online Casinos through your phone, gambling is great fun. The thrill of the spin, the unpredictability of the next card and the potential for big wins ensure that people from all walks of life love a game.

Therefore, it’s inevitable that celebrities do too, although there are some who enjoy it a lot more than others. Here we will give a rundown of five of the biggest American gamblers out there. From actors to athletes these guys all enjoy playing the odds.

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Our top five casino movies!

Playing at the casino is great fun. The unknown of the next card, the tension as you wait to see where the ball will land on the roulette wheel and the thrill of trying to beat the table at poker are just some of the ways you can enjoy yourself. With that in mind, it seemed inevitable that the excitement of the casino would be transferred to the big screen.

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Five dream destinations for casino players

Whether you load up a NJOC game through your device, or head out to the local casino, the fun and thrill is always there. From blackjack to roulette and poker to slots, there are many ways to get your gaming fix. However, there are some casino destinations that will make your overall experience even better.

Here we will look at five of the best locations for casino fans around.

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Five reasons why Atlantic City is the best gambling city in the US

Atlantic City may only be a small resort on New Jersey’s Atlantic coast but it became synonymous with gambling, making it a dream destination for players across the world. Despite falling on hard times in recent years, the city is beginning to make a comeback and can still be regarded as one of the premier gambling locations in the USA.

Here we give you five reasons why Atlantic City is number one when it comes to gambling.

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Trending Game Counts – New Feature at NJOC

GameCounts-250Check out our latest feature page, where we track the trend in game counts at each of the NJ online casinos.

Visit NJ Online Casinos – Compared by Game Count to see a real-time list and graph of the casinos along with how many games they offer in each category.

As I write this, the graphic shows a couple of interesting things. While Golden Nugget remains in the lead for total game count, the fastest mover in the late summer months has been Caesars who have added almost 50 games, just since mid-July.

Betfair shows its usual slow but steady increase, while Resorts and Mohegan Sun deserve the total of most improved. In fact that pair of casinos are in second place overall at the moment, and could well challenge Golden Nugget for the crown soon.

Also notice that the table of current game counts links directly to our game listings at NJOC, where you can see exactly which games are offered at each casino. Click around a bit on the new page and you’ll see what I mean.


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Skrill Digital Wallet Now Available for NJ Online Games

Update:

As of March 26th, 2014, Skrill is available as a deposit method at Virgin Casino, Tropicana Casino and PartyPoker. Support at other casino websites should be rolling out soon.


Skrill SignupDepositing funds has been a challenge for online gamblers in New Jersey, but one company is looking at ways to improve the experience. Last week I spoke with Neil Steinhardt, the CEO of Skrill USA, a digital e-wallet company now available to gamblers in New Jersey’s online casino and poker market.

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