Thomas Judkins


The online casino market is growing with impeccable speed and it is making games developers come out with novel ways to keep the customers entertained. In 2020, a report by Statista capped the market size at $64 billion in the world. It will add some more billions to cross the $72 billion benchmark. Now, technology is making virtual casinos more realistic with the adoption of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, cryptocurrencies, blockchain and many more. Countries are also becoming more accepting of this new trend and easing out restrictions for these games to flourish.

A wagering requirement is a set of rules set out by online casinos laying the rules for players on how they can play their rewards like free spins and bonuses. These rules are set by online casino operators to prevent the misuse of these rewards by players. It is a popular trick of online casinos to attract users to play online gambling games. These perks can be offered seasonally and weekly: –
• Welcome bonuses
• Free spins
• Deposit bonuses
• Bonus credit
Most of the players believe that these free bonuses can be played with and cashed out eventually in cash. But, one cannot draw money out of an online casino unless it has been placed in the first place.

As suggested by the name, a free credit casino offers you free money or chips in your gaming account to try your luck at the table. They are offered in many forms such as free spins, bonuses, and free cash. You get them automatically after registering your account with the online casino. The most common of them all is free spins that you get in slots. Free cash is not easily found. The casino gaming applications that offer free cash for real money are sports betting casinos and free cash is offered by online bookmakers. But they are hard to find. The only way you can find a genuine one is by perusing each one of them one by one.

You might have once played or see someone play bingo. This game based purely on chance is the only game that is favoured and played by all people in a social gathering. Generally, players have distributed tickets on which numbers are written in a 5X5 grid. The numbers in those grids are random. In the United Kingdom, bingo’s ticket has a grid of 5X3 numbers, i.e., 15 numbers are three lines. This variant of bingo is mostly played in the UK, New Zealand, Australia. But the classic game is becoming a huge success online.

When is Bingo Played?

It is best for having some fun and spending some quality time in a gathering whether social or personal. The players are given a 5X5 grid card. Random numbers are mentioned in the blocks of the matrix. In the American version of bingo, the person calling out the numbers may call randomly chosen numbers to 75. In English and Australian versions of bingo, you may choose to call any number from 1 to 90.

Bingo Played

The caller announces the number randomly and players cross the number if it matches the number announced. The game proceeds like this and the player who first crosses all the numbers in the grid both horizontal and vertically competes for the bingo line. He declares his win by saying “Bingo” out loud.

Bingo in Las Vegas

It may seem a simple game, but some people are crazy about it. You may play bingo at many places in Las Vegas. All prominent resorts, hotels, casinos, and amusement parks have a bingo room, for people to have some unadulterated fun. The information regarding the game of bingo is stored in the hard drives of the organisers in the form of a directory.

Bingo in Las Vegas

Where did the game first start?

Historians say that bingo was first played in Italy in the 1530s. ‘Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia’ is the name of the lottery that is used to organise bingo parties for anyone to take part after paying a small fee. It holds a traditional value for the Italians. Therefore, the game is played every Saturday there.

The game travelled and mesmerised the people of France in 1770. Here it assumed the name of ‘Le Lotto’. Although, the game was only famous among the wealthy and elite class of the French society. Australian version of bingo goes by the name ‘Housie’.

game first start

In America, the game became famous by the name of ‘beano’. A New York salesman tried to make some money out by selling some bingo kits and christened it as ‘Bingo’. Later, a game maker, Edwin hired Carl Leffler, a mathematician to invent some new bingo card combinations. Leffler is believed to have generated six thousand combinations of bingo cards.

In America, the game is so famous that it is played in catholic churches for raising funds for noble causes. Bingo is quite easy to play and t can be played by minors and adults as the player just have to keep the track of numbers so announced and cross it off from their grid and scream bingo at the top of their lungs after finishing.

Watching the red and black colours of a roulette wheel seems mesmerizing. The game is itself is mysterious where placing fewer bets can let you make more money. The rush that we feel when it is spun and till the ball lands at one number, is exhilarating. But did you know that different variations of roulette are played worldwide? If you didn’t know that, we have a list here for you.

European Roulette

It is the most popular form of roulette because the probability of House Edge is as low as 2.7%. The European wheel only has a single zero. If the ball lands on zero, the casino has its cut.

American Roulette

The Vegas variation of the game is true to the famous adage; the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. The roulette wheel in this variation has zero and double zero increasing House Edge to 5.26%. the numbers are also sequenced differently and because of this tweak, whoever wins in this variation was big.

American Roulette

French Roulette

It is similar to the European counterpart having a single zero on the wheel. The system of placing bets is the same. However, there are insurance bets of En Prison and La Partage. If you place a bet on these, you lose only half the amount placed as a bet if the ball lands on zero.

Mini Roulette

Online Roulette sites widely use this version. It is for players who do not play roulette because of a large plethora of numbers. They feel placing bets on large numbers is daunting. Mini roulette comes to their rescue. It only has 13 slots and offers insurance of wager through the French version ‘La Partage’. The probability of winning here become fairly high.

Mini Roulette

Multi-Ball Roulette

The variation is most exciting as ten balls are thrown into the spinning roulette wheel. Instead of placing simple bets with just numbers. Gamblers place bets on a combination of colours, numbers or combinations of both colours and numbers. They are played in European style and the only thing to understand is choosing the combination that wins.

Multi Wheel Roulette

Multi Wheel Roulette

Like multi-ball roulette, this variation has multi wheels. This machine may come with up to eight wheels spinning at the same time or one after the other with either a single or multiple balls waiting to land on the winning number. The bets are placed according to the European variation.

Live Roulette

Live roulette operates just like another online roulette. The only difference is that you place bets online and a live croupier spins the wheel someplace else. You may compare it with playing roulette remotely. Unlike an online roulette machine that generates a number through RNG, here the number will be obtained from a real roulette wheel.

I recently joined the discussion on mobile phones. About what has been the history of my cell phones and specific models. I decided to throw it on the blog as well. So, in historical order with a few comments:

1. Ericsson GA628 (without any Sony: P)

Yes, kids, there were times when phones had a single line display. No vibrating alert and no clock function in the phone. This was my first phone.

Bought about nine years ago, I walked with it for about a year and a half probably. After being able to buy a chameleon-type panel (yep, the sieve between the buttons could be removed with a finger nail), the 20kg battery was also replaced with a slim battery. In short, a-la-mercedes at the time.

2. Sagem RC 715

This phone has been exchanged for the above . I don’t know if switching was the right move, but this phone had a clock and a 3 (?) Line display. About vibro call really already do not remember, but it seems that the ficus I gained only with the next phone

3. Alcatel one touch 303

OK, I have to admit that this choice was pretty weird. Although technological progress is noticeable – a vibrating bell, a smaller size, this one, but still somehow feminine. The phone turned out to be quite shabby and fragile – it exploded after about half a year.

If for the previous two models the screen LEDs were green, then for this model it was like orange, which on the one hand was cool, but on the other – tired quite quickly. At that time I wanted blue lighting, but we will return to it

4. Nokia 3210

I really liked this phone. The first phone without an antenna for myself and it seems to be on the market in general. Good display, melodies and a new option – put your logo on the screen Good construction and design. The next phone I wanted to buy was the Nokia 3310, but it was good that I didn’t do it, because it was actually something ugly. Anyway ..

5. Nokia 8210

Negative memories are associated with this phone. It was as if the phone was already cool-thin and short, with all the necessary functions, but I bought this used and rubbed it . The thing is that it regularly lost its “zone” and the fault was somewhere in the basic scheme of the phone. Also DUAL with repairs thoroughly chuckled me, so .. Ehh .. What a lot there. I have been using this phone for a couple of months. No special feelings.

6. Nokia 6110

Yep, the Nokia era continues with the business-class 6110. Here , the phone is bigger, has an antenna (as opposed to the 3210), has a seemingly smaller display, and is less popular with young people, but I didn’t care. I somehow appreciate the aura of the phone that it had.

7. Nokia 6310i

The best phone I’ve ever had. I still think so. I walked a total of 3.5 years with this phone and for me it still stands in a box with all the user’s manuals , hands-free and the rest. In a way, it was the perfect phone – design, construction, speed, convenience. I’ve written about it before .

And blue diodes, baby !!

8. Sony Ericsson k800i

No matter how much I liked the 6310i, it was time to ” go ahead “. Why? Then another memory card and Java applications such as GPS to run. I’m a GPS fan, ya ‘know ..

Why Nokia? It’s much faster than all its Nokia-Symbian crippled devices, but it’s not a perfect phone either. For example, a joystick (that little disgusting dowel right in the middle) is just a jerk and a feeling that any day it can just end. It was definitely the last time I bought a phone with this lever in the middle. In fact, I should have understood it after using Alcatel, but… You already know how it sometimes happens in life

In short, probably everything. There have been other phones for a short time, such as the Nokia 5110, but it was such a short time, so it is not listed here. When it comes to unfulfilled dreams , there are a couple more phones I’d like to have in my collection sometime, and they are the Nokia Banana ( Nokia 8110 ) and the Motorola MOTORAZR V3 . In a way, they are like time stamps for me.

About what could be the next phone then… Let’s say, if at one point I had great doubts, then now it looks like it will still be an Apple iPhone , because no one on the market offers a phone that would sympathize with me more. I am especially pleased with the fact that Apple will release an SDK for the iPhone, which basically means new applications and new features. I am also pleased that we will see real GPS support very soon and that’s basically all I need In case of SDK you won’t even need a jailbroken phone to get such GPS, but it’s too technical. Then we will see.

During the regular geocaching , a rather interesting object was discovered in the Great Cemetery of Riga (noticed by mink Jana ), about which I did not know anything before. An object (monument?) Is like a space that is partially underground. Inside there is a computer, chair, heater, a couple of books and a closet.

The description tells that the object is dedicated to people whose contribution to the history of Riga and Latvia is significant and whose burial places in the Great Cemetery of Riga have disappeared. There is also something about how people once relied on mythological forces and how they no longer do so, and blah blah blah. Honestly, I finally didn’t understand this “monument” and its context, although it must be said that the idea as such is not bad, somewhere to install such in a public place. But about how it fits where he is at the moment and about the performance .. hard to judge.

Of course, do not do without the walls and footprints described by urls, which tell about urls’ attempts to break organic glass with stone.

I hadn’t created any new mobile applications in a long time. Mostly due to lack of time, but there were other reasons that were not of interest to the general public. So I thought that in connection with the introduction of photo radars, I would also benefit from a simple but easy-to-use mobile application that would provide information about the new traffic organizers in an unobtrusive way . That’s why I’ve created an iPhone application, which I’ll cover a little more about in this article.

Description and features The application
is based on a map with photographic radar locations postponed. You can get more detailed information about each point of the photo radar – a short description and coordinates.

To make it easier to navigate to an unfamiliar place, it is possible to view a list of ten nearby photo radars.

However, the most useful feature is automatic notifications of nearby radars, which work even when the application is in background mode. The notification warns of the possible location of the photo radar on the route, while not distracting the driver from the road.

In order not to lose the relevance of information about photo radar locations, the application has a built-in information update mechanism, which synchronized with the information about photo radar locations provided by the State Police. Currently, it is only available by manually calling the data recovery function from the application toolbar, but in the next version it will be possible to make the data can be restored automatically.

There are quite a lot of applications designed to provide information about various traffic objects – congestion, road repairs, pits, police crews, and, of course, photo radars. The most popular are probably Waze and Trapster. But they all have a fundamental drawback – the content of applications is created by users, and the content is mostly inaccurate and incomplete.

Data quality is the most important aspect, but there are other reasons why I don’t use Waze, for example. It has a relatively complicated interface, data and battery are spent absolutely carelessly, and I can’t get important and high-quality filtered information in the form of simple notifications. It is certain that Waze also has its own use and benefit, but at the moment it does not work for me.

The application I created is the opposite – the application is a “window” to the traffic police database, so in essence the data should be accurate. The user has the opportunity to receive information in the simplest and most unobtrusive way, with the lowest battery consumption and without the use of data traffic.

This approach also has one overwhelming disadvantage, namely the amount of data. The traffic police do not publish when and where the police crews will be located. Traffic departments also do not publish processable data on various road events. Accordingly, users will not be particularly interested in turning on the Photo Radar application every day while driving the same route. The most realistic application is to turn on the application when driving on rare / unknown routes to find out about nearby photo radars.

The more CP, CSDD, RDSD, etc. will share automatically processed information, the more useful the application will become for drivers.

Technical solution
I suppose there are a couple of things that could be interesting for some people on a slightly more technical level. There will be:

– The notification background feature only works on iPhone 3GS and later phones. IOS 5.0 is currently required, but with the next software upgrade, the application will also run on iOS 4.0

– Notifications are turned on in the settings section and have a maximum usage time limit of 60 minutes. This restriction is built in so that the user himself forgets to turn off this function, which would lead to a low battery. The application notifies you that the statute of limitations has expired, so there should be no special problems – you need to turn on the application and install the re-start of the notification.

– Photographic radar location data is stored on a centralized data server, which works extremely fast and resource-efficient, thanks to the technologies used and the data exchange protocol.

At the technical level, the application server is based on Node.js and uses the MongoDB non-relational database. Requests are processed using simply passed data hash algorithms, which are stored in both persistent and random access memory, and only when necessary does the application server make data selection requests. The benefits are faster synchronization and less data sent. This service also acts as a processor / controller of data provided by the State Police for photo radars.

It is common that the prices of spare parts in car services and beautiful shops are disproportionately high. Especially for new and little used cars. offers both original manufacturer parts and their available analogues at much better prices.

Car parts catalogs are available for full viewing, the user can accurately find the required part by several parameters – its original number, category, or with the help of various visualizations. Managers can consult by phone in cases when the customer fails to find the exact part number or is not sure about the correctness of the found product.

It is possible to follow the status of orders through the website and receive notifications about status changes by e-mail. It was also gratifying that the sellers mainly speak Latvian, in contrast to other online stores. But the most important thing is that the details come in the expected quality, which I also convinced myself in practice.

This is not an ad, no one pays for it, I don’t know any of this company. I’m just happy with the convenience, the prices and the process, so I’ll tell others.

Once upon a time, I used email clients. Well those that install on computers. Looking back, I can now remember things like Outlook Express (it seems like this was my first one), followed by a series of experiments with clients like Netscape Mail, Eudora, Evolution, Pegasus Mail and The Bat !. Once I even installed PocoMail and IncrediMail, I don’t know what was in my head back then, don’t ask. The last client I used on my computer was Mozilla Thunderbird, seven years ago.

I stopped experimenting with all those installations, migrations, and chucks as Google changed its perception of the world as a free (and paid) email system.

I remember like today, when “all” free email accounts had a 5-20MB capacity limit, and then Google called everyone one gigabyte in one day. It had an enormous impact at the time. Personally, I believe that the business decision to create Gmail is why Google has become a world-class business giant. But this is not about business. Let’s get back to the topic.

When I started using Gmail, about half a year later, I realized that I didn’t really need an email application on my computer. First of all, none of the customers of that time really integrated with Gmail. Shuri , I was able to pump all the emails through the POP protocol , but that doesn’t count as integration. Secondly, I did not lack any of the features provided by the email applications, because the webmails were functional enough from the beginning.

In short, my email was always available from any computer, and Google was able to achieve even better accessibility rates than paid solutions, not to mention free solutions.

Obviously, everything in this world goes in a spiral (I like spirals better than rings). I’ve resumed using an email client on my computer. The reason for this is a fresh email client that gives me almost all the benefits of Gmail, adding a few new tools and combining it all in a sleek and fast interface.

I noticed a new Sparrow email client the same day the first public beta came out. I wrote about it on Twitter and started using it quietly. It’s been more than 5 months and I’m completely used to it. At first I used the free beta version, but when the 1.0 final version came out, I bought it for a fee.

I have already mentioned that one of the reasons why I like Sparrow so much is its simplicity and elegant interface. This email client was originally designed as a Gmail client, so it implements almost all of the features of Gmail that were vital for me to start looking at a separate application at all. But it seems that the most important reason I am excited about this client is that Sparrow has started to make my daily work even more productive.

Before you start arguing that Thunderbird with the right configurations and plugins is almost compatible with Gmail, I have to say right away that I don’t agree. While Thunderbird is likely to be more feature-rich, it’s simply wrong. Starting with the visual look – icons, colors, font size, layout, etc. All the configurations, adjustments and milliseconds I have to spend to analyze the “wrong” layout distract me and I think that’s one of the reasons I can to achieve (or not to achieve) one quality or another.

I understand that for others it may all sound like full butter, or it may be absolutely insignificant, but as I said, I have thought a lot about those things and for me it really is. To make it all clearer, I would need at least one whole article. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll write about it separately.

In short, everything. Of course, nothing is ever meant and valid for everyone, but if Sparrow has not been tried yet, then I can only recommend it. Of course, unless you have a Mac, because this program is not available on the Windows operating system.

Version 1.1
Sparrow was designed as a specific Gmail client. Version 1.1 was released today , which includes IMAP support. This means that Sparrow can also be used with most other mailboxes, as long as your service provider provides IMAP access. This does not apply to the domestic Inbox, as the company does not consider it necessary to provide customers with the IMAP function, but for others this could be useful news. There are other, smaller improvements that all together make Sparrow even better. You can find out more from the official blog .

The Sparrow email client has been developed by three programmers from France. They have understood the things that huge corporations have been doing for 20 years. I am sure that the application will sell well in the relatively new Mac App Store and the guys will become popular and prosperous with this project.

Sparrow costs $ 9.99. To my delight, this purchase was worth every penny.