Why Blackjack insurance isn’t always a good bet

Nowadays it’s possible to insure pretty much anything, from your car or your house to your legs and even your live. There’s also the possibility to buy insurances at the casino, namely for a good old game of Blackjack. Sounds a bit weird right? Insuring your investments or material stuff is quite normal, however, insuring(…)

Holland Casino goes online? Will online gambling be a thing in The Netherlands?

Holland Casino goes online? Will online gambling be a thing in The Netherlands?

An interesting law in the Netherlands states that the country’s biggest Casino chain is prohibited from offering online gambling to its customers in any form. However, the company – whose biggest shareholder is the Dutch Government itself! – may start offering online poker, bingo and Blackjack sometime in 2014. According to a spokesman of Holland(…)

Where are the good card games?

Where are the good card games?

If you’ve kept up with the news on this website a bit, you will probably be aware that it’s a great age to be a gamer. Online gaming services such as Steam often have sales and offer huge discounts (thanks Gabe!) and buying great games was never as cheap as it is right now. The(…)

Online gambling – the rise and growth [Infographic]

Online gambling – the rise and growth [Infographic]

Back in 2011 the global revenue from online gambling websites was an astonishing 30 billion US dollars from a little over 1000 of the most popular gambling website, according to PokerSite’s infographic. It turns out that in some cases the online gambling community even managed to outrun the rise of social media such as Facebook and Twitter(…)

Steam Summer Sale is up and running!

Steam Summer Sale is up and running!

It’s that time of the year again! Most of us celebrate the start of summer at the beach or by going out and having a good drink, but there are those who’d prefer to stay home and keep hitting F5 (refresh) on their keyboards. Why you wonder? Well the answer is simple, it’s because of(…)

Habbo Hotel is Still a Top Contender for Online Communities

Habbo Hotel is Still a Top Contender for Online Communities

One of the largest online communities to-date that has been around for more than a decade is Habbo, formerly known as Habbo Hotel. Habbo has previously been given the award for the best online community in the past, and it is still thriving with new member signups and registrations each day. What is Habbo? Habbo(…)

Gaming with granny [Infographic]

Gaming with granny [Infographic]

Unfortunately there are many people who think that video games don’t have any benefit in our live’s. The inspiring infographic below however will show you that video games DO have a positive effect for many people out there. Did you know for instance that almost 25% of the people who play online social games like(…)

The Rapid Expansion of Online Communities

The Rapid Expansion of Online Communities

Online communities are no longer limited to traditional message boards and forums today. Instead, online communities have expanded into the virtual world of gaming and multiplayer battles. Getting involved with online communities today is a way to meet other like-minded individuals from around the world while playing games, communicating and getting to know one another.(…)

From text to Pixels to Polygons – the evolution of computer game graphics

From text to Pixels to Polygons – the evolution of computer game graphics

Looking at some of today’s video games you may wonder how we ever managed to move from text based video games in the late 1970′s to hyper-realistic graphic and complex storytelling in 2014. Let’s take a short look at the history of video game graphics. Text is good! In the beginning – in 1977 actually(…)

Game Companies Exploit Social Gaming

Game Companies Exploit Social Gaming

The introduction of social gaming is an offshoot of the multi-player format of most video game apps. Progression of digital gaming from independent website, to casinos and dedicated apps has increased accessibility to interactive game formats. Facebook integration of social gaming app interfaces promotes the expansion of user engagement with popular digital games. Once a(…)