Cybergambling returns — and this time it’s legal

“Blackjack, slots. Not just poker.”

Prohibition failed – again

Last month, the president and CEO of the American Gaming Association testified before Congress and urged legislators to repeal their 7-year-old ban on Internet gambling.

“Prohibition simply does not work,” Geoff Freeman told a House panel on Dec. In online casino gambling, it’s about the game more than the bet.”

Legalizing gambling across the U.S. They play against the house at Virgin Casino, and they can finance their wagers with debit cards, credit cards, or in person.

And New Jersey isn’t alone; eight other states have bills in the works that will allow Internet gambling as well.

“In sports gambling, it’s about the bet,” DeGaris said. 10. “The technology is rolling out this week.”

But analysts are mostly rolling with Christie and the casinos. But new laws across the nation are rolling the rules back — and lawmakers think they’re holding a royal flush.

What happens online, stays online

Six other firms, including popular companies like and Ultimate Poker and other casinos like Caesars and the Golden Nugget, participated in the “soft play” launch of online gambling in New Jersey in November, the state’s Department of Gaming Enforcement Director Dave Rebuck said during a recent conference call.

Freeman said the Department of Justice has relaxed its views toward online gambling since 2011, and this could open up even more opportunities in the U.S. Virgin could be holding a full house, but it could also fail before the flop.

“It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out,” said Laurence DeGaris, associate professor of marketing at the University of Indianapolis and an expert in Internet culture.

“There will be many games to play online in New Jersey,” Fenton told Chris Christie validated the vice in the waning weeks of 2013, saying he hoped to rake in $1 billion in casino revenues this year, of which the state will collect a 17 percent tax.

Many Americans simply ignored the ban, he noted, as the country did during Prohibition in the ’20s.

Players must be at least 21 years old, and either reside in New Jersey or be in the state when they place their bets. H2 said the industry was worth $33 billion in 2013, with $4.5 billion coming from mobile gambling on iPads, iPhones and smartphones.

- Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association

“Last year, before a single state authorized legal online gaming, Americans spent nearly $3 billion on illegal, unregulated offshore gaming sites. If your phone is off, or if you’re too near state borders, you may not be allowed to play.

Mega-entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is the latest entry in online gambling, teaming with the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City and online game maker Gamesys to bring online poker, blackjack and slots to New Jersey this week. will catch up to the rest of the world and allow it at some point.”

“Slots and roulette are very visceral games, lots of bells and whistles. Gov. “Blackjack and poker have a very human element that’s lost online. That doesn’t translate online,” DeGaris told “That’s where I see the huge potential in online gambling, and I reckon the U.S. Nevada and Delaware also began offering some online gambling last year, but New Jersey is the first state to “fully” legalize it, said Lee Fenton, the chief operating officer of Gamesys.

“Those from other states can play, but they cannot wager,” Fenton said. “The federal government has tried the prohibition approach – specifically the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 and the Wire Act – and through multiple Justice Department crackdowns on offshore operators as well.”

Globally, the business is even more lucrative. market could be worth as much as $9 billion in the coming years as other states, including California, legalize online wagering.

. Others predict the overall U.S. market research firm H2 Gambling Capital, which focuses on the gaming industry, predicted about $300 million for New Jersey’s online casinos — or about $45 million in tax revenue, according to the New York Times. will generate – in addition to tax revenue from the proceeds at casinos – approximately 22,000 new online gambling-related jobs, Freeman testified.

Not everyone agrees with the odds. “If we are unable to determine that you are in New Jersey, you will be unable to play on Virgin Casino,” the site notes. — notably sports betting.

To prevent unauthorized access, Virgin Casino physically locates gamers’ cellphones periodically. U.K. To put that into further context, Americans accounted for nearly 10 percent of the entire $33 billion worldwide online gaming market,” Freeman said.

‘Last year, before a single state authorized legal online gaming, Americans spent nearly $3 billion.’

Congress banned online gambling in 2006

How to Play Dice Games

As a kid, I used to enjoy playing dice games a lot. Adults as well as kids can equally enjoy these games.

Sevens Out

This is an interesting game, and if played with kids, it can definitely improve their maths.

A player gets to roll the dice thrice. What it means is that, dice games are also the oldest form of games to have been recorded as played. For instance, all the players will play till a player reaches 400 or 800, or even 1,500 points.

For this game, you require two dice and a score pad.

One player will be selected to start the game.

Throw both the dice, and at the same time keep a tally of your score.

Until one player gets a 7, his turn will continue.

Once you get a 7, pass on the dice to the other player, and write your score.

Add the numbers which came on the dice after every roll. The highest number on the first roll is put aside.

Even if 2 or more dice have the highest number, only one is kept to the side.

The other 2 dice are rolled once again, and again the highest-numbered dice is put aside.

The final dice is then rolled, and finally, the total of the 3 is the player’s total, and is counted as his score.

A round is won by the person having the highest score.

After a set number of rounds, the person winning the maximum number of rounds is the winner.

Well, these were some other dice games, apart from poker dice and craps, for example.

Before you start playing, fix a final score. On the other hand, if a player uses all the six dice as scoring dice, he can roll all of them again to add more points.

The next player will play if the previous player banks the points or scores zilch.

Even after a player reaches 10,000 points, the others are permitted to attempt and get as close to that player as they can.

At the end of the round, the player who has the most points is the winner.


This is also called ‘straight shooter’, and is played with 6 dice.

Each player rolls the dice in turn, and scores for a sequence of consecutive numbers, starting from 1.

If 2 or more of the same number are rolled, only one will count.

If a roll has three 1s, the score of that player is canceled, and the game starts all over.

The first player to get to 100 points wins.

The scoring system goes like, for 1 on the dice you get 5 points, 1 and 2, you get 10, and so on.

Sometimes, the rules can vary slightly.

Going to Boston

Also known as the Yankee Grab and New Market, this is a fast game, best enjoyed when there are more than 4 players. You will have a score of 10.

Now after you get a 7, add the tally and note it down.

If you get doubles in a roll, you would gain a double score.

For example, if you roll a 5 and 5, that is 10, the points you get for that throw doubles to 20.


Okay, this is a similar game, though the score is much higher, and it is played with 6 dice.

Roll all the six dice at once.

Now the catch is that, minimum 1 scoring die has to be taken aside with each roll, so that the player can continue his or her turn.

When a player has 300 points in his kitty, he can choose to bank the points or carry on.

If a player no more rolls a scoring dice, he or she is ‘zilch’, with a zero score. To explain it better, let’s say you roll a 4 and 6. They are total fun and a great way to pass time. You need only 3 dice for the game. . To think that even the pharaohs of Egypt have been playing them makes them all the more special. While some games require 5 to 6 dice, others can be played with a single or a coupe of dice as well

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This article was posted on March 02, 2005


 by: S Baker

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