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Gambling Tales of Woe for Big Winners

Gambling Tales of Woe for Big Winners  Cynthia Jay

Cynthia Jay was a cocktail waitress in Monte Carlo who won an astronomical $35million on the Megabucks jackpot. It is one of the largest recorded jackpots and it happened with one pull.

She and her soon-to-be husband now had the chance to pursue their dreams which included having enough money to pay for their wedding, buy a house and travel to exotic locations. Life could not get any better. However, 45 days later this all changed.

Cynthia and her sister Lela were driving in a separate car to the rest of their family on a night out in Vegas when their car was hit head-on by a drunk driver whilst they were stopped at a traffic light. Lela was killed instantly whilst Cynthia was paralyzed from the waist down. She has over the years dealt with her hardships courageously and she and Terry remain happily married and she spends the bulk of her time helping others with paralysis and other disabilities.

Archie Karas

Archie Karas is a well-known gambler who arrived in Vegas in Dec 1992 with a mere $50 to his name. Over the next 3 years, he parlayed an astounding run winning a total of $40 million.

He won fortunes at Baccarat, Poker, and Craps mainly at the Horseshoe Casino which according to various sources he virtually bankrupted. It is even said he won over $1 million from a prominent casino executive. However, within 18 months of his rise to fame and fortune, he lost his entire $40 million and tried to scratch his way back to fortune by playing in low-stakes games.

Over the years things got worse for Archie, he has been arrested three times for cheating at Blackjack and is no longer allowed to enter or play at any Las Vegas Casinos.

How quickly it can all turn!

4 criteria that characterize a reputable online casino

4 criteria that characterize a reputable online casino

We all know how hard it has become to find some good products on the internet nowadays. Before the internet there was not much of a choice, one went out to the store and got what was available, one went out on the streets and sat in the restaurants, bars and casinos that were existing at the place. Obviously this offered a way smaller amount of opportunities but the limited choice also helped making one. When the internet came up, it started getting busier but for some years it was still not much to get there and also many people did not really trust the whole thing yet. This has changed dramatically!

The amount of products, services, places, streaming platforms, gaming platforms, social media platforms and newspapers and blogs offering information that exists on the internet is nothing but overwhelming. Of course there is no point in really trying out everything, as this is just impossible, so many people stick to what they know, missing out on other great opportunities and improvements on the market.

One branch that has been growing immensely over the last couple of years is the gaming and gambling industry. Online Casino platforms and sport bet sites like NetBet have been popping up everywhere and also here the supply of different options can be very overwhelming. Many gambling enthusiasts or those who are interested in trying online gambling for the first time may ask themselves what they have to look for when searching for a reputable online casino. We have brought together an amount of criteria to look at when choosing an online gambling platform.

1. Safety and Security

When it comes to playing with money and depositing your own earnings on a website that you do not know that well, safety and security are the most important criterias to look at. There are millions of providers of gaming platforms on the market and not all are as safe as they seem to be at first sight. Like anywhere else there is also criminality and fraud going on in the online world and online gambling sites are probably places where criminals would try their chances.

That is why it is extremely important to look at how safe and secure an online casino site really is before registering and depositing your money. There are two things you can do to make sure that the casino site you choose is safe. One thing is to get informed and gather information from others. There are lots of blogs and videos reviewing casino websites. Reading them will help you separate wheat from chaff.

Additionally you should definitely look out for certain licenses. Most of the countries have certain jurisdictions and monitoring services looking at whether the casinos are playing fair game. A reputable online casino should have a license by the national gambling chamber to prove their seriousness. So look out for those licenses!

2. Customer friendly and transparency

When looking for an online casino to gamble at, all is about making sure that you will have a pleasant and convenient experience there. That is why it is important to be able to understand the website in order to not have any problems, questions or disappointments.

A reputable gambling site should have a clear design that allows you to navigate easily on the website. Some online gambling sites are full of videos and advertisements popping up, distracting you constantly and really diminishing your gaming experience. You do not want something like this. So check out the website, click around for some time and see if this feels understandable and easy to you before registering.

Another good point is customer service. As gambling is about your precious money, it is important to have the opportunity to talk to someone in case of any problem you might face with payments or anything else. Some reputable online gambling sites offer a free 24-hour customer service that you can reach out to if you have any questions. This will make you feel more safe and save a lot of time.

3. A great amount of games

Another big point is obviously the offer of the site itself. Not all casino gambling sites are featuring the same amount of different games. Some may be very limited, while others may be too overwhelming.

A good online casino should certainly feature a great amount of different games to choose from. Besides some new developed games that may have an unusual design, while still being able to convince curious souls, it is important that the casino you choose offers all the traditional games. Poker, slot machines, roulette and black jack must be part of the repertoire of any reputable gambling site! Some websites even offer sports betting as well!

4. Bonuses and promotions

A criteria that is very important when it comes to online gambling are promotions and bonuses. This is something that only exists in the virtual world, as traditional land based casinos do not offer those promotions.

Almost every online casino is trying to attract new customers with certain promotions one gets gifted when registering to their site for the very first time. These bonuses though differ from site to site and some are really exciting and helpful while others are nothing more than an advertising gimmick.

A reputable casino should reward you for registering with either doubling your first deposit, adding the same amount of money on top of your account, so that you have more to start with which obviously increases your chances of winning the pot or giving you a fair amount of free spins to spin the wheel so you can try out the different games without already risking your own savings.

These kinds of promotions are showing the customer that the casino is serious and that the site tries to provide you with the necessary needs to get into the game and have a good time. Comfort and convenience is extremely important when it comes to gambling, even if it is online. So get informed about the promotions and bonuses the online casinos offer, compare and find the best deal!

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