Cyprus on the verge of legalizing casinos nationwide

Cyprus is a great tourist destination especially for those who enjoy playing poker in land-based casinos, with the island hosting some major European competitions. The fact that these tournaments are scheduled for late autumn is even better, because the temperatures here don’t drop as fast as they do elsewhere on the continent. On the other hand, only half of the island is open to land-based casinos, with the Greek controlled area lacking the necessary regulations.

casinochipAt the time of writing, those who plan a trip to Cyprus and enjoy the intense action of brick-and-mortar casinos, are advised to head on to the Turkish controlled area. On the bright side, the legislators in the other part of the island are contemplating the possibility of adjusting the laws, so that it would allow gambling as well. The reasons for why this change of heart has occurred are easy to understand, as most tourists prefer to travel a couple of kilometers, just to play in land-based casinos.

The debate is the raging about the advantages and shortcomings of allowing land-based casinos to operate here, but it looks like the liberal party is prevailing. If the laws passed by the end of 2014, as early as January 2015 the first casinos could start being built and denigration to the Turkish controlled area is expected to come to an end. For many years, they’ve been bleeding money and finally the legislators have concluded that this needs to stop, so we should be surprised to see a handful of big companies investing in new casinos and resorts.

William Hill Casino could be one of them as the UK-based operator plans on expanding beyond borders and the Cyprus market is the most accessible one. They have higher expectations and if things go their way, they might open a casino in Las Vegas next year. Meanwhile, the online gambling operators are more concerned about the fact that they might have to pay a 15% point of consumption tax, that the United Kingdom gambling commission has enforced.

Some online casino operators have made a unified front to fight this new tax, but William Hill denied to tag along. There is no information regarding the taxation level in Cyprus, if the projected regulation will finally pass, but the rumors suggest that the amount charged will be significantly lower.

Swedish casinos – The mobile market leaders

The mobile market of casino games has grown rapidly over the past few years and we have much to thank Swedish designers, casinos and developers for that. Not many know that some of the biggest gambling sites and game developers are Swedish, such as Mr Green, Leo Vegas, Betsson, Nordic bet and the most popular game developer Net Entertainment.

NetEnt sets the bar

NetEnt is far from the biggest game developer but they have managed to create some of the most popular games on the casino market. You have probably heard about or tried Mega Fortune, Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest or Arabian Nights that are some of the most popular games. But it’s not just the high quality games that puts NetEnt in the leading position, it’s the mobile platform that they have created for most of their games. This new and groundbreaking platform is called NetEnt Touch and it’s by far the best mobile gambling platform.

Netent touch

The best mobile experience

To create the optimal experience in a mobile unit, the actual gambling site needs to be optimized for all kinds of mobiles, tablets and computer screens. Swedish casinos have alot of experience and technical expertise when it comes to this and thats the reason why they are the market leaders when it comes to mobile gambling.

A userfriendly mobile version of the casino together with the great NetEnt games, is today the best combination that offers an amazing gambling experience. It’s infact so good that some players prefer playing on their mobile phone or a tablet rather then on a computer, and that says it all.