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History tell us that in times of recession gambling actual increases and not decreases as many would think. Also as many face harder times financially, the average punter is far more likely to gamble online than in the real world. If you think about the average bingo player who normally plays once per week at their local bingo hall they can simply reduce their costs for expenses such as travel and perhaps food and beverages by playing online.

Those who run online bingo sites are no mugs and they know that in these trouble financial times they have a greater than ever potential client base. The free money offers and other enticements have never been better. The simple truth is that there are hundreds of free pounds waiting for you at online bingo sites that you can claim quickly and without any risk to your own pocket.

There are many times of bonuses so let’s quickly cover these so you know exactly what you are looking for. A no deposit bonus requires as is says no deposit from the player. If for example a bingo site offers you a £20 no deposit bonus, then you simply sign up to the site and £20 is credited to your account. Some sites do request that you enter either credit or debit card details for age verification although no deduction is made from your card. Most sites though do not ask for card details. Some sites offer match bonuses also known as deposit bonuses. These though require you to deposit a specified amount which is matched by the actual site. For example deposit £10 and get £10 free. So from the above you should now understand that for free bingo money we should be looking for no deposit bonuses.

To make our quest to find free bingo money even easier there are hundreds if not thousands of bingo affiliate sites on the internet. These range from poor sites that mostly contain dozens of banners with very little detail about the actual offers, to better sites that just list a dozen or so UK accredited and regulated site. The better affiliate sites will even have a page to each bingo site with full details of the sites new sign up offers. The quality affiliate sites will never list every bingo site as they cherry pick the best of the best to keep their readers happy.

I will write another article about the best strategy for using free bingo money but I will give you a little advice now. Firstly all online bingo sites also have a slots (fruit machines) section and many of these have big payouts. Split your free money 50/50 so that 50% you use for bingo and 50% you use for slots. Remember also that the bigger online bingo games take place during Friday to Sunday nights and these offer much better payouts than games than run at other times. It would be very foolish to waste your free bingo money by playing during week days when the top prize is only around £50 compared to hundreds or even thousands during the prime times.

The Difference In Class II And Class III Slots

If you play slots in two or more different states, you may have played on two different kinds of slot machines. These are called Class II and Class III slots. Though you won’t be able to tell the difference in these machines with a cursory glance, there are important distinctions between the two.

Actually, when I say “important distinctions”, I mean important legal distinctions. Players won’t be able to tell much of a different in these slot machines. Certain jurisdictions do not allow the traditional slots game, so the game designers found an ingenious way around the legalities.

Class III slot machines are the ones we all know and love. These slots you will find in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and most of the other casinos of America.

Class II machines are for specific jurisdictions, often introducing a bingo element into the slot machine experience. Since bingo games are less regulated in many states, this becomes a way to run a slot machine industry in a state where slots aren’t allowed. Here’s how it works.

Class III Characteristics

*Class III slots use an internal random number generator to determine wins and losses.

*Every Class III spin is separate from the other. A player winning on a similar machine adjacent to you does not affect your game. Any outcome is possible.

*The player is playing against the house and not against opponents.

*Wins are instant.

Class II Characteristics

*Class II slots are tied to a random number generator in a central computer. The slot machine itself does not determine whether you win or not. Instead, it is part of a networked game.

*Players compete against one another for a central prize. This means you do not play against the house and a prize eventually will be won by someone, but not necessarily by yourself.

*Games are interactive. When you win, you must actively claim your prize.

*When a new game begins, there are only a certain number of combinations in the game. Once a set of numbers (or card) has been used, it is not active in the game. This makes a class II game like a scratch off lottery card.

*If on a machine with Class III characteristics, any of the Class II stipulations are met, then the machine legally is considered a Class II slot machine.

How Do You Tell The Difference?

For all intents and purposes, Class III slots play like a traditional machine. Both use a random number generator to determine results. But if you look closely enough, you will notice a few differences with a Class III machine.

Most such machines have a virtual bingo card someone along the top of the machine. As the reels spin, you will also notice the bingo numbers in a “spin” mode. This is actually the method used to determine a winner.

If you win, the reels align in the commensurate winning position. If you do not win, the reels line up in any random non-winning alignment.

The Class II and Class III distinctions highlight the hypocrisy of certain gaming jurisdictions. A slot machine is considered immoral and made illegal, unless it is played with a bingo mechanism, which therefore makes it legally and morally valid.

Who can figure? Let’s just be happy our slots playing brethren in these jurisdictions can enjoy themselves with a good game of slots.

Slot Machine Gambling – Facts You May Want to Know

The slot machine was invented in 1887 by Charles Frey of San Fransisco. The name “slot machine” is used for American gaming machines. In Great Britain, these machines are called “fruit machines”. In Australia, the machines are known as “poker machines” or “pokies”.

The slots were used for many years as an activity to keep the wives of gamblers in Las Vegas busy. At the time, the machines only took coins, and usually not for very large denominations. Women stayed busy, usually not spending too much money, while their husbands played black jack, roulette, and the crap table.

At the time, most of this gambling was done in Las Vegas, Monaco, or small islands that allowed casino gambling. Slots gambling was not a big part of public life in most parts of the country except for Las Vegas. Most of the people with gambling problems were confined to the Las Vegas and surrounding areas and not many people really heard about gambling addiction and its’ true dangers.

In 1979, gambling was passed in New Jersey, and Atlantic City became the Las Vegas of the east coast. In the mid to late eighties, video style poker games were developed and addiction to slots were becoming a bit more pervasive.

o As of this article, there are casinos in all states except two. Most of these states have allowed just slot machine gambling and no access to table games.

o Statistics have shown that slots gambling is the most popular form of gambling and is responsible for approximately 70 percent of all casino revenue.

o Statistics from studies done in Canada have shown that 58-62 percent of slots revenues come from gambling addicts.

o 98 percent of all gambling addicts who live in South Dakota are addicted to slots.

o The military puts slots on their bases, and according to the New York Times, the government has taken in more than 120 million dollars in slot machine revenue.

o One study shows that there are 1.2 million slot machine addicts in the state of California.

o Great Britain allows fruit machine gambling for children. These children and adolescents are involved in crime, truancy, and drugs and alcohol.

o In Asia, casinos in Macau are responsible for a huge surge in slot machine gambling addiction. Vietnam and Singapore are planning to open casinos in 2009.

o Asians have a strong propensity toward gambling due to their history of not seeing gambling as being a bad thing, but a way to make money.

These are certainly very scary statistics, and it can only get worse as slot machine gambling addiction continues to permeate our society both in the U.S and the rest of the world.

The public is very ignorant about the inner workings of a slot machine. People are unaware of the true odds in an electronic gaming machine and they do not realize that the odds are truly stacked against them.

Many addicted slot machine gamblers also believe in certain myths regarding slot machines. Some of these debunked myths are as follows:

o Contrary to beliefs, slot machines do not stop on winning or losing stops with equal probability.

o Slot machines are not “due to pay” because the machine was cold for a while, and it should be ready soon to pay a jackpot.

o Every slot machine spin is random, and goes through a random number generator. There are much less random numbers for jackpots than more common hands. Therefore, winning a jackpot is highly, highly difficult.

o Contrary to myth, it does not matter if someone uses a players card or not. It does not effect the outcome of the game.

o Although some machines may have a 90 percent payout, it may be weeks before it actually pays a jackpot.

o Just because the person before you pumped a lot of money into the slot machine, it does not mean that “you” will hit the jackpot.

These are just some of the debunked myths about slot machine gambling, and there are many more. Slot machine gambling is not just a harmless past-time anymore. Addiction is a serious social problem, and the consequences of this type of addiction is still yet to be seen.