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Bingo.com Launches Pay-for-Play Skill Bingo for Judi Slot Online

Business Wire – Bingo.com Inc., the pre-eminent online bingo portal, announces that it has launched its much anticipated pay-for-play, patent-pending, Skill-Bingo game.

The new pay for play Skill-Bingo site will operate in conjunction with the existing advertising-supported bingo portal.

“We’re really excited about the launch of our new Skill-Bingo game,” said Tarrnie Williams, CEO of Bingo.com.

“We want to make Bingo.com the home of Internet bingo for all types of bingo games and players. The development of Skill-Bingo is a giant step for us in the pursuit of additional revenue sources and profitability.”

Skill-Bingo plays just like regular bingo, with one main difference: all players receive an identical set of cards in Skill-Bingo. Games are won by the players who daub the numbers correctly, identify a winning bingo pattern, and call bingo the most quickly.

By structuring the game in this way, Bingo.com removes all elements of chance in the playing of the Judi Slot Online game. As a result, Bingo.com differentiates itself from the online casino industry.

In Skill-Bingo, 100% of the prize pool is paid out to participants. Bingo.com charges each player a Network Maintenance Fee (NMF) as low as $0.25 to join a game.

Bingo.com intends to license Skill-Bingo to charitable organizations, web portals and other groups looking to raise money through online bingo, as well as providing it to its own community of over 750,000 members.

Hey Max, Which online casinos accept American Express? – Mike

Short Answer: None.

Details: American Express doesn’t like their cards being used for gambling transactions, and I don’t know of one reputable online casino that accepts American Express.

Credit card rejections have been creating headaches for players and casino operators alike lately. Here’s an article on the topic.

Hey Max, Can I bet on the Olympics? – Cindy

Short Answer: If you wish.

Details: Most offshore sportsbooks are accepting bets on the Winter Olympics. For example, The Big Book lists Germany as the favorite to win the most medals. Canada is a 3/2 favorite to win men’s hockey gold. You can find links to offshore sportsbooks in our sports section.

Hey Max, Should I take “even money” when I have Blackjack and the dealer shows an ace? – T.K.

Short Answer: No.

Details: In taking even money you are simply accepting the insurance side bet. This means you bet half your original wager and get paid 2 to 1 if the dealer has Blackjack. Whether the dealer has Blackjack or not, the net effect of placing the bet is that you get paid even money.

However, you will win more than even money over the long haul if you don’t take the insurance side bet.

In a 52 card deck, there are 16 ten-count cards (10, J, Q, K) and 36 non-10 cards. The dealer will hit blackjack whenever a ten-count card is drawn.

Let’s assume you are playing a $2 table. The insurance bet is half of $2, or $1. 36 times out of 52 you will lose your insurance bet for a total loss of $36. 16 times you will win the bet, and since it pays 2 to 1, you will have a total win of $32.

$32 minus $36 gives a net loss of $4, or a house edge of about 8%. That makes even money a bad bet.

Hey Max, What’s the best piece of advice you have for a first-time Internet gambler? – A.P.

Short Answer: Set your loss-limit in advance.

Details: I’ve gambled at dozens of online casinos. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. And it’s the losing part that hurts! Decide how much you can afford to lose before you wager one dime. If you win, great. If you lose, c’est la vie.

Hey Max, Where can I play blackjack for fun (i.e. not for money)? – Tim O.

Short Answer: Lots of places.

Details: Almost every Internet casino will let you play their games for free in the hope that you will one day make a deposit. Here’s a list of more than a thousand Internet casinos.

Some free games sites offer casino games and give away cash and prizes, too. I sometimes play Gamesville or Virtual Vegas when I don’t feel like risking real money.

If you enjoy the occassional trip to Las Vegas, check out WagerWorks – while you play you earn points redeemable for hotel accommodations and other perks.