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COVID-19 & eSports: CS Global Offensive Sets a New All-Time High Record for Average Number of Players 0

Posted on April 17, 2020 by Johannes Turunen

Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has set a new record for the average number of players.

When the game was changed to a free free-to-play model in November 2018, player numbers started to quickly rise. But the reason for the new record also coincided with the new Shattered Web update released last November and was a great success indeed.

CS:GO as a sport

CS:GO, also known as Counter-Strike Global Offensive, is a very popular multiplayer first-person shooter game, where eSports professionals and recreational players alike compete all over the world. It was first released in 2012. CS: GO has proven to be an exceptional game in the world of e-sports alongside games like League of Legends and Dota 2, whose numbers only increase as the game gets older and becomes more retro. In terms of e-sports, the number of tournaments continues to grow and more teams join to compete for big prize money. 

Here’s a quote from a professional CS:GO player about how he turned pro:

“I was already playing video games a lot in middle school. I basically missed my studies and turned into a pro when I got the chance to play full-time. Now I play for ENCE eSports public. I get a monthly salary that is made possible by our sponsors. Tournament winnings are subject to a commission, so it’s a win-win for all.

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New versus Old Gaming Sites: What’s Better? 1

Posted on January 16, 2020 by Bjorn Thorson

Finding a reliable betting site was a real problem for many gamblers not so long ago. But with the recent strings of new gambling sites, a new issue has arisen. Where should people spend their money: new or old gaming sites?

Game Variety

Gone are the days when the only place you could find a good slot was at a casino launched before 2015. These days, many new gambling sites come loaded with slots, blackjack and poker games from the most respected software providers. 

Precisely, you can find hundreds of games from these providers no matter which new casino you visit:

  • Netent
  • Microgaming
  • Play’n GO
  • Pragmatic Play
  • Evolution Gaming
  • Playtech
  • NYX Interactive
  • Betsoft

What’s more, you can find a collection of unique games from upcoming developers. That’s because the new crop of gambling sites is taking more risks and looking for games beyond the prominent brand-name software providers.

The takeaway: you can find the best casino games at both old and new platforms. However, more modern casinos feature games from a more extensive range of developers- which gives you more choices.

Web Interface and Features

Nearly every casino entering the market for the first time features a professionally designed website. Also, they feature animations, vibrant colour schemes and cheeky mascots to give players a casual feel.

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How Easy Is It To Bet On Sports Online? 0

Posted on October 27, 2019 by John Harris

Betting on sports is a craft as old as sports themselves. With advances in technology over the last century it has become increasingly easier to bet on sports, whether through legal or illegal means.

Of course the most recognized of the legal methods is sports books in Las Vegas. Through Gambling Magazine you can learn about the oldest casinos in Las Vegas.

Changes made to federal law in 2018 has given other states the ability to also have legal sports betting. As of 2019, there are now 13 states with some form of legal sports betting.

Another access point for sports betting is through online betting. According to Gamblers Daily Digest, online casinos are the next big thing in gambling. Since online gaming has been available, it has only grown in size, revenue, and popularity and now makes up a significant portion of all revenue earned from gambling.

Over time as more people become comfortable with online gaming and more countries accept it, watch for online gaming to continue to grow in popularity and revenue.

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Many Reasons Why You Should Start Playing In Online Casino Now 1

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Cathy Carter

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Frее Bonus

Fоr starters, uudet nettikasinot оffеr a mоrе еxtеnѕіvе rаngе оf bоnuѕеѕ whеn compared tо thеіr land-based соmреtіtоrѕ. Thіѕ іѕ thе mаіn rеаѕоn whу mоѕt реорlе аrе turnіng tо thеm. Wіth hіgh online competitions, thе various оnlіnе саѕіnоѕ wеrе forced tо uѕе еvеrу means роѕѕіblе tо attract аѕ mаnу customers аѕ роѕѕіblе. Thе bеѕt mеthоd uѕеd tо achieve thіѕ goal wаѕ fоund іn thе frее bonus оffеr. Thіѕ соuld bе a reliable wау tо mаkе mоrе mоnеу wіth lеѕѕ іnvеѕtmеnt.

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Things to do to enjoy your Vegas vacation to the fullest 2

Posted on July 03, 2019 by Zeeshan Khan

If you are visiting Vegas then we can understand how excited you are to discover everything that this place has to offer. There are plenty of things which you can try whenever you are in Las Vegas apart from parting or gambling. If you want to gamble then you can definitely opt for the Online Casino for Cash. Vegas is known to be the party capital of the world and it has a lot of things to offer to different types of travellers.

Irrespective of whether you love to climb or bike, hike or you are a nature lover, you will get many things in here to enjoy. If you are a foodie then you will get amazing mind-boggling gastronomic experience. This place will satisfy both your eyes and stomach. If you want to try out some new things whenever you are visiting Vegas then here is a list of things that you can try.

  • One can visit The Valley Of Fire which is at 1-hour distance from the Sin City. Make sure you are visiting the Valley of Fire State Park and take a drive there because it is the oldest state park. One will be amazed when they will look into the formation of red rocks and it is of different colors and sizes. Whenever the sun will shine brightly on these rocks you will feel that all the rocks are on fire. You must also go to the Nevada Scenic Byway that is at a distance of 10 miles. Here you can see rock shapes that are stunning and you can also encounter petroglyphs. It also has amazing elephants and beehives view. If you are a photographer then you can take a lot of epic Road pictures.
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The World of Sports Betting and Cryptocurrency: Complete Guide 2

Posted on June 08, 2019 by Abhinav Vasudevan

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has changed our perception of how we look at money. With the proliferation of sports betting in recent years and the influx of offshore betting, a universal currency is very much needed. Surprisingly, there are many advantages for both parties in this sports betting-crypto relationship.

With several popular crypto bookmakers like 1xbit, BetcoinSports, CloudBet, SportsBet.io, and Pinnacle leading this new generation of cryptocurrency revolution in the sports department, the future of online gambling looks promising.

What else looks promising? Great casinos with amazing bonus offers! If you are hunting for good online bonuses, then your journey stops here. Live Casino Bonus Offers has a great collection of online casinos where you can play your heart out with amazing bonus and promotional offers! Head over to the website today and start your incredible casino adventure today!

Type of Cryptocurrencies used in Sports Betting

In the world of crypto sports betting, Bitcoin is used most frequently. It still remains the number one option for most players and has been used for several years. It serves as the ‘reserve currency’ among all other crypto coins present out there in the market. Moreover, it is the most recognised cryptocurrency in the market right now and has been around for the longest period of time, hence most sportsbooks accept the currency without any hassles.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Rocky Colavito: Super Slugger
      March 30, 2020 | 7:24 pm
      Rocky Colavito

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to have 11 straight seasons with 20 or more home runs, yet could not sustain that greatness long enough to earn a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      In some sense, the legend of Rocco “Rocky” Colavito Jr. began long before he ever started pounding home runs at the major league level.

      Born and raised as a New York Yankees fan in The Bronx, Colavito was playing semipro baseball before he was a teenager and dropped out of high school at 16 after his sophomore year to pursue a professional career. The major league rule at the time said a player could not sign with a pro team until his high school class graduated, but after sitting out for one year, Colavito was allowed to sign at age 17.

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