01/10/14

Echo and Crown Seek to Build

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Echo Entertainment Group Ltd., based in Australia and counting Southeast Asia’s biggest gaming group among its list of shareholds—Genting Group—recently came under a heavy amount of pressure thanks to its failure to host a campaign last year in order to retain an exclusive casino licence within Sydney.

Lawmakers recently agreed to give Crown its own gaming license, which would be the second of its kind. Crown is currently planning to open a new facility for high rollers as it aims to draw in wealthy Chinese gamblers residing by the Sydney Harbour in 2019.

This fight has now gone up north to Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland and also a major gateway for tourists heading to different destinations like the Great Barrier Reef and the Gold Coast. Crown also announced that it intends to build a new A$1.5 billion retail, casino and hotel complex in Brisbane after the government of Queensland expressed interest for more development within the city; this is just one of the three new licences that the government has said it would offer for the state.

Echo’s response to this is that it would also invest A$1.5 billion to transform the central Brisbane Treasury casino and hotel along with its nearby Gold Coast Jupiters casino into two unique resorts. The company had previously sold its Townsville complex in northern Queensland to the Colonial Leisure Group for A$70 million so that it could focus on Brisbane.

Genting of Malaysia views Echo as a means to continue increasing its footprint within the Australian market as it currently looks for approval so that it can have a stake higher than 10 percent. Even so, analysts continue to see whether Genting will end up making a solo venture in Brisbane, which would certainly be a major blow to Echo.

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12/22/13

A brief primer on online casinos

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If you’re new to online casinos, you don’t want to rush in and start gambling. You’ll need to be careful and study the different sites and how they work. They offer the same games as casinos, but the experience can be much different. Read on for more.

Probably the first thing you’ll notice about gaming online is its solitary nature. If you’ve played in casinos or in card games with friends, you’re used to chatter between players. When you play online, it’s just you and the computer screen. Some people like this, others don’t. You’ll probably notice that the game moves faster when you don’t have anyone to converse with. Be aware that if the games move faster, you can lose your money faster as well.

Plenty of sites offer a version of their games known as instant play. This version allows you to try out the games, but you neither bet nor win any actual money. You need to be careful with the instant play, or play for fun edition of these games. The odds may well be rigged in your favor. The ploy here is to get you winning fairly regularly and boosting your confidence. Once you see how large your “bank account” has become and how “easy” it is to win at the game, you decide to register with the gaming site and start betting real money. That’s when reality sets in and you start betting against the real house odds. Suddenly you see yourself losing more, and you may start to question your play. Maybe, if you just hang in there, you can recoup your losses…Sound familiar?

Just as in regular casinos, many online casinos offer betting on all kinds of sports, the outcomes of many political contests, and even the results of reality shows on television. You may find the odds here more favorable than Las Vegas odds, since an online casino’s overhead is much less.

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11/13/13

Live Dealer Casinos

poker chips 2One of the very best things about Live Dealer Casinos is that they are capable of providing their users with an experience that can only be matched, never mind surpassed, by the real thing. Yes sir; gone indeed are the days of subpar interfaces and terrible software.

While some outlets are still struggling to shake the perceptions of limitation and unrealistic game play held by many as a result of this turbulent past, many are noting a vast growth in user numbers. This is undeniably very much to do with increase in quality noted by the industry as a whole.

Not only have online based Live Dealer Casinos grown to extend the experiences they can offer, but they have drastically increased the amount of games available to users.

In the past, slots were probably the most popular online based games, though now the technology possessed by websites who offer the full online casino experience has allowed an increase in the popularity of more intricate games. Poker, for example, is a game which could until recently, have never been matched online when compared to the physical world. However the introduction of Live Dealer features has brought it pretty damn close.

Most, if not all staple games such as Blackjack, Poker and Roulette are also all of course widely available through most Live Dealer Casino sites, with lesser known and more specialist games like Baccarat and Keno also easily found by those with more specialist tastes.

Operating in a very similar way to their physical counterparts, many would claim that the only difference between a real casino and an online Live Dealer Casino is the freedom and convenience. An angle that I particularly enjoy on account of the remarkable progress it indicates.

The strides taken by the worlds Live Dealer Casinos over the last few years have been simply exceptional, not to mention entirely game changing.  And, with even more ground being covered constantly- the future looks to be even brighter than the present, which is of course the way that all things should in fact be.

Hang on to your hats as we climb aboard the first train to complete gambling bliss. Whether a journey which will take a year or a decade, its guaranteed to be one hell of a ride and worth every single penny won.