Is poker gambling

This is a very common debate among beginners on poker forums. I am not going to attempt to tackle the legal version of this question, as it is highly contentious and may vary by jurisdiction. I will also sidestep all the linguistics nuances of defining gambling. The issue that I am discussing today is this: Is it correct to tell your friends and family “Poker isn’t gambling, it’s not like other casino games. It’s only gambling if you don’t know what you are doing.”

Poker isn’t like other casino games in a lot of ways, but it still involves wagering a sum of money on an uncertain outcome that players cannot fully control. Poker is a game of skill of course, but gambling and skill are not mutually exclusive.

There is a reason that David Sklansky’s book is called Gambling for a Living. There is a reason that virtually everywhere in the world bans children from playing real money poker. Poker is gambling. But you say, “Investing in a business is wagering money on an uncertain outcome. The entire insurance industry is gambling!”

Warren Buffet says it better than I: “Gambling involves, in my view, the creation of a risk where no risk need be created.” Placing a bet at a poker game doesn’t fulfill some societal need. The major desire to play poker is to create a new risk that creates the opportunity to raise money and only results in money changing hands. Nothing is created, as there would be in a business.

There is no insuring of a inherent risks, such as injury, fire, loss. A very small percentage of insurance transactions might constitute gambling, if someone is using the policies to speculate on affairs they are not involved in, but generally speaking the insurance industry helps reduce variance in ventures that are necessary to a functioning society.

Ostensibly the above definition I took for gambling could be considered excessive by many poker pros including my friend Annette Obrestad. After all she managed to create a bankroll in the millions starting with only money earned from poker game free rolls. This requires a lot of skill and this odds of this happening by pure chance are close to zero.

In poker there is some gambling and some skill, and every player has his own balance between the two. It is a personal choice, in order word the question in this post will depend on each player.

Payment methods no longer accepted for US players

Making a payment at an online casino has started to become more and more difficult during the last couple of years. Things have started to get nasty right after the 2006 UIGEA bill was passed and after that the whole online casino industry has started to go wild and a lot of payment methods that used to work perfectly for US players started to be no longer available.

In this article we are planning to put things right and offer you the list with all the payment methods that can still be used for gambling on the internet even if you are located in US, and what are the payment methods that are no longer accepted.

Here is the list plus a short description of some of the most popular payment methods that are no longer available to US players to make deposits at online casinos:

ePassporte – The ePassporte was one of the most popular payment methods for online casinos in the past and many of them used it as a payment method to deposit and cash out their winnings. Unfortunately ePassporte is no longer available to any player since the end of 2010. They have closed all their operation and they are no longer a payment method.

FirePay – is just another ewallet company that has stopped accepting payments from US players.

Neteller – is currently no longer accepting US online casino players to use this as a payment method.

Moneybookers/Skrill – is currently one of the most popular ewallet after paypal.

Paypal – There were some days back in the past when US players were allowed to use paypal as a payment method for online casino, but those days are now gone. Even if the US players are not allowed to use paypal as a payment method, there are still a pretty good number of online casinos that accept paypal as a payment method.

EcoCard – is an online prepaid payment method that is no longer available to US players, but in case you are located in EU you could definitely try it. They have been only for a short period of time available for the US market.

UseMyBank – is an ewallet online system that has stopped taking payments from US players. This online payment company is located in Canada and officially they are not obligated to obey the US laws.

Best Places to Get a Bingo Bonus

Online bingo is a rapidly growing niche that is getting more and more busier in both the UK, the US and the rest of surrounding Europe! Cropping up and growing just as fast as poker was doing in 2002 – 2010, bingo is probably here to stay. If you want to learn more about bingo and grabbing a fantastic bingo bonus than keep reading below.

Why Sign up to a Bingo Site?

Obvious first question if you ask me. There are hundreds of reasons I can think of for joining a bingo site. Each one will be different depending on what kind of player you are and what really makes you tick.

The biggest reason for signing up to bingo sites however if of course, “in order to play bingo and win big cash prizes!” All the most famous bingo sites will provide an astounding range and promontory daily promotions for players, including VIP shopping vouchers, loyalty points and gifts, cash bonuses, jackpot prizes and more.

When you play 75 ball or 90 ball bingo games from as little as 1p per ticket (or even free at some bingo sites like Cheeky Bingo and Bet365 Bingo) you can win jackpots up to the value of £1,000. Most bingo sites will even run their own instant games such as video poker, classics such as Cluedo and Monopoly, or TV themed games such as Spiderman, Deal or No Deal and the X-Factor which have prizes worth more than £250,000.

Bingo Bonuses and Special Deals

The best part of online bingo sites is that 99% of them promote special deals and promos to players. New bingo players that sign up to a room can regularly take part in special bingo deals with free bonuses worth up to £250 (you can see a whole bunch of bingo bonuses and offers at

The good news is that there are all kinds of great deals for players. So even if you’re thinking “well they probably don’t have anything suitable for me or my bankroll”, then you’re completely wrong. Bingo sites offer bonuses for all types of players – whether you’re a first timer just browsing the site or an experienced jackpot winner looking to deposit £200 worth of funds. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

The most popular bingo deal on the Internet is the deposit bonus. This is a match-up style bonus where the bingo room will give you free money based on the amount that you deposit. For example, if the bingo rooms promotes a 100% up to £200 bonus for new players then it means if you deposit £100 of your own money you’ll receive a total bankroll of £200 to buy tickets and play in the games.

The other type of bingo promotion, geared more to newer players, is the free sign up bonus. This is where players can claim free money just for signing up and registering an account. You don’t need to give away any financial information or make a deposit at all. 888 Bingo for example gives all new players £5 free just to try out their site, while Foxy Bingo is current running a special promotion giving away a £10 no deposit bonus to all new players this summer!

Hello gamblers

Welcome to AceGamblersBlog, fellow gambler.

Life is fun so let us not pretend to be serious. Fun and entertainment is what it is all about. Nowadays online is where the action is taking place and never before were there this type of offering for gaming as the one we have from the Internet.

Ok, the above paragraph has two important statements and this first post will simply develop a bit about these two profound truths characterizing modern online gambling.

First, life is about fun. Think about it, when we are born as babies and later kids, we only worry about playing. This is human nature (and animals too) that it is at the core of our nature to play games. And when we grow up this nature does not change, our genes make us mostly interested in playing any type of games.

This is true of everyone. Even the Presidents of the all countries like to party, have fun and mistresses. They cannot (and no one can) spend all their time working. They need to play, and often work is just the means where playing is the goal. We cannot play all the time as we need to feed our families. But once the chores of working are dealt with, play time has come.

Secondly in this modern age, the Internet has introduced an information revolution applicable to all ways of life, including gaming in general, and gambling in particular.

This is how you can play so many games online, safely, with software that deliver the best gambling entertainment the world has ever seen. Either at online casinos or free online poker rooms, you will find the game type that fits you best.

There are games for all players, some with 100% luck, some where skill differentiates between the fish and the eagle. In some games you play alone with the computer (slot machines), at other you can socialize with other players (bingo), or you can even play against other players at online poker.

Why so serious? Join the online gambling revolution today, and have fun online.