Links: Casinos and Gambling
- Casino and gambling information sites
- Land based casinos
- Online casinos and portals
- Live casinos and portals
- Casino hire
- Casino Software and Turnkey Casino providers
Casino and gambling information sites
The gambling guide Il Dado offers rules, strategies and advice on all kinds of gambling games.
The Urbino site carries information about casinos and gambling from the point of view of the casino operator.
eCOGRA ("eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance") has set itself up as an independent standards authority for the online gaming industry, specifically overseeing fair gaming, player protection and responsible operator conduct.
Casino Life is a magazine distributed free to owners, operators and managers of European casinos and gaming equipment manufacturers, providing news and reviews of casinos and gaming equipment, and covering a range of service, security, legal and marketing issues.
Atte Aaltonen's Gaming the Odds is a guide to intelligent gambling - advice on how to win or at least to lose less, including a section on card counting in Blackjack and information on US online poker.
Randy Ray's Casino Game Strategies site carries monthly articles with advice and discussion on gambling in online and land based casinos.
Alea Consulting Group is a team of experienced consultants that provide advice to casinos on all aspects of their operations.
Land based casinos
The World Casino Directory provides a worldwide directory of land based directory of casinos, organised geographically, plus regional gambling news, forums and other resources.
Worldwide directories of land based casinos are also available at
Casino Chat provides a directory of land based casinos in the USA.
The Atlantic City Hotels site provides information on casinos in Atlantic City, USA with hotel information and booking facilities.
The Guide to UK Casinos provides useful listings of land based casinos in the UK.
LasVegas.me provides a directory of casinos, hotels and shows in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Online Casinos and Portals
There are numerous online magazines, newsletters and portals with gambling and casino information. Readers should be aware that most of these are financed by commissions from the online casinos that they list. Despite this, some of these portals provide useful information and casino reviews.
- Casino Advisor is a large site providing online casino reviews, rules and advice for popular casino games and many other resources.
- Casinomeister provides information and news on online gambling, online casinos, player issues, and industry events.
- Casino.org was the first ever online casino, founded in 1995 by Warren Eugene. In 2006, following the American "Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act" (UIGEA), casino.org stopped accepting real money players and was transformed into a casino portal providing online casino reviews and information. It now features useful pages on cheating and gambling addiction.
- AskGamblers.com features an online casino complaints service, which helps to resolve issues reported by players who have encountered problems with online casinos.
- OnlineCasinos.com - online casinos reviewed and categorised according to country, games offered, deposit methods, etc.
- InstantWithdrawals.org rates online casinos according to how quickly and easily winnings can be withdrawn, and also gives useful advice on the real value of introductory bonuses.
- Go-Game is a casino portal whose skill games section lists a few dozen card games and recommends places where they can be played.
- Real Money Action gives advice on casino gambling, including online casino reviews and information on various games.
- Gambling Sites provides online casino reviews, gambling news and advice on various casino games.
- The Online Australia Casino Guide has reviews of casinos that accept Australian dollars, plus introductions to popular casino games.
- Casino Online is a guide to online gambling for Indian readers, including information about Indian games and sites that accept Rupees.
- Türkçe Casino (nakit oyun: cash games) is a Turkish language site whose articles include introductions to many casino games and places to play them.
- OG Paper provides online gambling news, plus some information on casinos and casino games.
- Online Casino Reports - online casino rating, reviews, news and information.
- Online Casinos - Jan Balslev's casino reviews and information on gambling and casino games
- On-LineCasino.org has online casino reviews, bonus information and short introductions to some popular casino games.
- CasinoBonusCodes247 and NoDepositCasinos247 provide information on introductory bonuses and casinos where no deposit is required. Both also provide information and strategy advice on popular casino games including card games.
The Canadian Sports Interaction Casino includes tutorials for a range of popular casino card games.
Live casinos and portals
These are casinos with live dealers and croupiers which use streamed video to allow the players to see and take part in the action. Unlike the usual software based online casinos with computer dealers using random number generators, "live" casinos offer the online player an experience closer to that of a land casino, playing with real cards and real dealers, albeit at a distance over a video link.
GlobalLiveCasino.com offers Blackjack, Baccarat and other live casino games broadcast direct from the Fitzwilliam Card Club in Dublin. Online players play amongst and at the same tables as real visitors to the Fitzwilliam.
Livedealer.org provides reviews and information about live online casinos.
The Live Casino Guide provides reviews of live dealer casinos and a guide for new players.
In the UK there are now several companies that provide casino tables and equipment and professional dealers and croupiers for hire for corporate events and private parties where guests play for fun.
- Andy Smith Presents is based in Shropshire.
- Fun Casino uses local teams to provide casino hire throughout the UK and Ireland
- Deal A Party is based in Cardiff.
- Ace Of Diamonds Fun Casino - based in Essex but serving the whole UK
- Finesse Casinos - based in Milton Keynes and serving most of southeast England.
- National Casinos - serving London and the Home Counties.
- Casino Night Hire - based in Essex and serving the whole of the UK
Here are some companies offering a similar service in North America:
- Abbey Road Entertainment has poker and other gaming tables for hire in the Toronto area.
- Casino Party Planners organises casino theme parties in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Florida.
Casino Software and Turnkey Casino providers
Casino Software India are specialist developers and providers of software for a full range of online casino games. They are located in Bombay (Mumbai), India.
Connective Games provides software for online casino and poker games; also affiliate and payment systems.
CasinoWebScripts is a provider of turnkey casino software - a casino management platform and a range of games.
EvenBet Gaming provides turnkey and custom software for running online poker rooms and casinos.
Softswiss provides turnkey and white label casino gaming platforms.
Slotegrator is a consultancy that will advise on setting up an online casino. They provide white label and turnkey casinos by integrating selected software and platforms from various suppliers.