15 Jan What is POC Tax in the UK?

Online casinos pay hefty taxes and local governments get a lot of money to state coffers from gambling-related activities. The legislation differs across the globe and casinos pay different amounts based on where they have the headquarters and the country where they operate. In the United Kingdom, casinos are strictly regulated and those who apply … »

14 Jan How are new casino games tested for fairness?

One of the biggest misconceptions in the online casino space is that games are somehow ‘unfair’ or ‘rigged’ in favour of the operator. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, it is virtually, if not entirely impossible for a new casino game be anything but true and fair. The reason for this is … »

14 Jan How are new casino sites regulated?

When we look at heavyweight bookmakers such as William Hill, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Coral, and BetFred – it is clear to see just how regulated these operators are. One only needs to look in the news to see that the Gambling Commission performs regular assessments on major betting companies with respect to player protections, honouring … »

16 Dec 3 tips for selecting your new betting website

With more and more new betting sites appearing all the time, players now have more options than ever before when it comes to selecting the ideal website for their needs. Whether you are looking for the very best odds or a great welcome bonus, there is a site for everybody nowadays. Yet, when it comes … »

26 Nov How Much Does a Slot Machine Cost?

For most people, the question of how much a slot machine costs never crosses their minds, as they simply want the chance to play the best titles at their chosen casino. There are some who like the idea of having a real slot machine in their home though, so they can play whenever they want … »

3 Nov Can Casinos Control Slot Machines?

For many uninitiated in the finer points of online casinos, there’s a common misconception that casinos directly control how slot machines play, ensuring that they always come out on top. Those who have done even a little bit of research will know that this is not true though, and that the slots at all licenced … »

31 Oct Do Cell Phones Affect Slot Machines?

One thing that many slots players often wonder is if there’s any way of cheating the system – of fooling or subtly modifying a slot machine to ensure that it pays out way more that it should. One device that many thinks holds the key is their cell phone, and it’s true that this device … »

28 Oct What Can You Bet on Slot Machines?

One of the most important things to think about when playing online slot machines is the size of the bet you make. Bet too little and you won’t be giving yourself the chance to win as much money as possible, but bet too much and you could find your casino account depleted in just a … »

21 Oct How are slots programmed?

In a previous world, slot machines were mechanical, operating using a series of levers based on pressure points, weights and measures. However, very few of these still exist today and if they do, it is often in keeping with their environment and usually for novelty purposes at venues looking to inspire nostalgia. Every slot now … »

21 Oct Are dollar slots better than penny slots?

A question that perhaps depends on the player and what their preferences are; choosing between a dollar slot and a penny slot may just be governed by your personal circumstances at the time. Most casinos usually offer a combination of the two, with highly popular gambling destinations like Las Vegas particularly offering both types in … »

Charles Baxendale (BSc, MSc Mathematics and Computer Science)

A keen researcher in the development of methods and theories for computer sciences. A lover of algorithms and mathematical computation. Consultant to online slots software companies and a player in my spare time.