Online Casinos – Making the Transition


I have enjoyed playing at land based casinos for several years, and still visit my local casino from time to time, but there are a few things that bother me. Being a smoker limits my playing options, as there are designated areas or rooms for smoking in Canadian casinos. I also hate how crowded it can get. People are constantly bumping your chair when trying to walk by, and it can take ages to get a drink. My wife and I go together, but can rarely sit side by side and play the slots. Then you see some couples sitting at two machines but only playing one.

I had thought about trying an online casino for years, but never did because I was always worried about getting ripped off. Finally one night when I had the itch to play slots, but didn’t want to bother with the annoyances at the casino, I decided to try playing online.

I had played at Maple Casino for fun as a ‘guest’ for quite a while and always enjoyed the games, so I signed up for a real money account and claimed their one hour free play bonus offer. Many casinos offer this type of bonus. You are given a certain amount of money to play with for one hour and they advertise that you can keep the winnings with no deposit necessary. Reading the fine print tells you, for the bonus at Maple Casino, you can only claim up to $100 and you must deposit $40 in order to claim it. On top of that, once you claim the bonus, you must wager it 30 times before you can cash out. It doesn’t really seem fair to advertise it the way they do, but you will find it is still a very good bonus after seeing others.

Every online casino offers a welcome bonus, and it is very important to read the terms and conditions of each bonus before you decide to claim it.

It is also very important to do some research on the casino before signing up. There are some online casinos that don’t like to pay their winners. A quick Google search of the casino name and adding the term “rogue” should give you a good idea.

Once you decide to make a deposit at an online casino, check out the available payment options they offer. Some methods allow you to play instantly, while others make you wait until funds are cleared. I prefer “Web Wallets” or “E-Wallets” like Instadebit or MoneyBookers, though there are usually many different options to choose from and it’s best to figure out which one suits you most. Finding a method that is available for both deposits and withdrawals is the best way to go, as it is much quicker when they process withdrawals to the method used for depositing.

At most online casinos, before you can withdraw any funds you must provide identification, as the casino has to abide by money laundering rules and regulations. I recommend sending in the required documents, via email or fax, before attempting to make a withdrawal. Some people even recommend sending in these documents before making your first deposit. Once your account is verified, withdrawals are usually processed quickly within the time stated in the casino terms and conditions.

There are many online casinos that are trustworthy and safe to play at. These casinos obviously realize the value of running a good business and being fair to their customers. Having happy customers, especially with an online business, is very important because if things go wrong it is posted on related forums very quickly. 먹튀검증

Booking Top Festival Slots

Negotiating performance slots at festivals can be challenging. Prime festival performance spots are in high demand. You know the ones’ I’m talking about-8-10pm for festivals with night stages and 3-5 pm for daytime festivals.

With headliners almost certain to take the bulk of those prime slots, there is very little room left for new performers or non-headliners to edge their way into primetime. judi bola

So how can you quietly negotiate your way into a prime performance slot?

If you are just beginning your association with the festival and this is your first time negotiating a gig there, I’ve found the following strategy is a great place to start:

First, it helps to have been using the strategies I’ve been talking about during the last few articles about Booking Around Festivals and build your value and fan base in the surrounding festival market.

Then, since this will be your first time playing the festival, make sure you let the festival programmer know how many fans you’ve built up in their market.

Next, work with them to let them know what you are willing to do to help make your first appearance, a valuable one to them.

So what more can you offer other than just a main stage performance? Here’s where your research will be helpful. Know what the festival offers: workshops, small multiple stages, children’s area, daytime and night time stages and perhaps change of stage mini-performances.

Once you know all the possibilities, you have a chance to offer your act for multiple, non-prime time performances. This really lets the festival director know that you are familiar with the programming. It also builds a team relationship. But mostly, you want to create the sense that you want to be there, be useful to the programming and not be demanding about the time slots you get. Remember, you’re getting your foot in the door and you want to make that impression really, really work for you this year in order to negotiate a better situation next year. You want to establish the fact that you are such a team player and care so much about how you can help make the festival better by just being there.

Let’s face it, by performing as much as possible at the festival, in as many performance situations as possible, you build more fans. So, you are already a winner in this case. Now when it comes to your fee, you’ll be happy to do all you discussed at whatever newcomer rate they are offering with an understanding that you will be booked next year at a higher fee with a time slot closer to or in the prime performance times.

This process works like a charm, especially when you have built up some audience demand in the market. You may have to do this for a few years in order to get the really prime time performance slots, but meanwhile you are playing your desired festival, getting new fans, selling merchandise and becoming a regular in the area. Not bad!