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French group FT1 enters online gaming market

Posted by kulubes | March 3, 2010 | Posted in: online gambling | Comments Off

When it took control of the sports betting online business of eurosportbet.com paris which owns a license for the United Kingdom online gaming market, the TF1 group is positioning itself for the upcoming opening up of the French online gambling market.

Among French online poker players, it seems that the media group TF1 is going full throttle. Recently, the media group which has always remained limited to pure media activities has shown its ambitions on the French market for games on the Internet. When this market get officially legalized, and the legislative train expected to arrive on time this June has gathered great speed with support from the highest political echelons.

The other recent announcement from the group FT1 was the exclusive partnership with the French company Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) for a period of three years. This will lead to a gaming space FDJ – lotteries, sports paris, poker – hosted on the site TF1.fr. This is one of the top French website with 16, 9 million unique visitors in December 2009.

It got a licensing agreement to develop online games from scratch in the distribution of the JDF. This promises that once the new law is enacted in the Summer the French online gambling market will explode.

The media chain announcement of the takeover of the site paris eurosportbet.com sports is the latest step in the conquest of French online gambling. The deal includes the subsidiary Eurosport controlled at 50% by buying the other half of the capital held by the investment fund Serendipity, endorsed by the Bouygues group and Artemis, the holding company Pinault family, headed by its former CEO Patrick Le Lay. The amount of the transaction was not made public.

The French market is simply red hot at the moment. So if you are French or if you have a French girlfriend, keep posted for the latest developments as this is one gambling market we are particularly interested in following.

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Best online game for you

Posted by kulubes | February 26, 2010 | Posted in: online gambling | Comments Off

If you are new to online gambling or even if you have some experience, you need to know which online gambling game is best for you.

And the answer will be different for everybody, because first of all it depends on what you are trying to achieve when gambling on the Internet.

If your primary goal is to make money, then you should focus on games of skill. This is because in games of skill such as poker, it is truly possible for anyone with the right skills to make tons of money. In online poker, you play against other players. Even though the house is always profitable as it takes a fee called the rake, you can be profitable as well if you play better than most of your opponents.

Another favorite game of skill is blackjack. Card counting was the original technique to beat the game of blackjack at live casino, but with automatic reshuffling of the deck at online casinos, it is not possible to count cards anymore. Nevertheless by studying strategy which depends on the specific rules used by each casino, it is possible to reduce the house edge to almost nothing.

Baccarat exit in three versions, and the European version called Chemin the Fer involves a degree of skill unlike American Baccarat which is purely based on luck.

Skills can also be used in video poker. If you play optimally you will minimize the house’s edge, and you can target the machines with the largest jackpots or progressive jackpots. This way you have to be patient but with a positive edge in your favor, luck will strike in time and reward you for your patience.

On the other hand if you are mostly gambling on the Web for the fun of it, then find the game where you have the most fun, while avoiding large losses. You should always be aware of how much you spend in online gambling and stay within your predefined limit. Never gamble when drunk or upset, it is strongly advised to only bet real money online when your mind is clear.

Good luck at the online casinos.

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