Skill Games

  • 11 November 2010

    Not too late to play Paddy Power's 24/24 Madness!

    Last month we posted about the launch of the PaddyPower Games 24/24 Madness, which was a marathon, power tournament involving 24 games, 24 days, and a chance at £/€24,000. As the PaddyPower tournament winds down on November 16th, we thought we’d check in to see how the participants are doing, and to let you know how you can still grab a slice of the action. Opt in to grab your share of the £/€24,000 bounty.

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  • 05 November 2010

    Baby Got Backgammon

    I keep coming back to online Backgammon every time I go to write this blog. There are several reasons for it: There are a lot of great online Backgammon tournaments and online Backgammon sites that feature solid competition, fun interactions, and well-executed software. Backgammon has been called the world’s oldest game for a reason–people can’t stop playing it.

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  • 29 October 2010

    Rock-Paper-Scissors: A Game of Skill?

    Sure, Rock-Paper-Scissors is a fun game, but a game of skill? Really?Game Colony seems to think so. And so do thousands of players. “RPS” may have some of the simplest rules of any game, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t strategy involved. And now that there is money at stake, if you’re going to play the game, you better bring all ten fingers.

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  • 27 October 2010

    Rummy Royal offers $5 Free

    Rummy Royal is currently offering a no-deposit, no-strings, no-hard-feelings promotion to new Rummy players: Get $5 free just for completing your registration and trying them out. New players are instructed to use the light desktop version of the software and enter the coupon code “5Welcome” during registration. One email validation later, and voila! Free cash to use at all the Welcome tables (marked with a purple W in the lobby).

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  • 24 October 2010

    Paddy Power Games Launches the 24/24 Marathon Madness

    On October 22, Paddy Power Games made history by adding 24 new games to its line-up–all within the span of that day. To celebrate such a momentous occasion, they started to go a little crazy and launch a promotion as well: the Paddy Power Games 24/24 Marathon Madness.Featuring a different newly launched game every day,the 24/24 Marathon is a points rally to the finish.

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  • 18 October 2010

    Skill Games: Please Scratch My Backgammon

    Last week, I mentioned that I’m on an online tournament hunt for games of skill. In other words, games that require more than just pushing the “Spin” or “Deal” button, but that require less than me moving away from my desk. As it turns out, there is an entire online community dedicated to playing both popular and unique skill games, complete with real money prize pools and satisfying bragging rights.

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  • 12 October 2010

    Games of Skill: An Introduction

    With “Games of Skill” being buzzwords as of late, I’m going to use the next few blogs to showcase both popular and relatively obscure games of skill that are relatively legal (relative to your jurisdiction, that is) and are just as fun to play as they are competitive. While immensely popular, I won’t rehash online poker here. Since it is so widely favored, we currently devote two blogs already to online poker promotions and online poker news.

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  • 10 October 2010

    Game Account Announces £200 Welcome Package

    Game Account, an online gaming site that focuses on skill games, is currently offering a 100% match on all new deposits up to £100. Up to £100 in additional bonus funds is available when you meet their wagering requirements for your first 48 hours (minimum £500) and 30 days (minimum £5,000).For those of you unfamiliar with Game Account, it is an online platform that allows competitive play from nearly everywhere in the world (except the United States).

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  • 04 October 2010

    Rummy Royal's Leaderboard Promotions

    This just in from Rummy Royal: Join in on the Gladiator Arena tables and battle it out in a head-to-head rummy tournament where the stakes are high and the bragging rights are loud. Every week starts a new round of competition to see who gets to be crowned Rummy Royal Royalty.  At the end of each week, a winner is crowned, and at the beginning of each week there’s a mad rush to take the winner down. It’s nothing personal, mind you. It’s Rummy.

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  • 11 January 2010

    Online Casino Games Proven to Improve Cognitive Ability

    Science comes to the rescue. According to a study published in the British Science Journal Perception, online gambling increases social activity, improves memory capacity and can also improve a player’s cognitive abilities. It showed that it can also have a beneficial effect on the development of an online player’s brain.The study was conducted by Rolf Nelson, a Psychology professor at Wheaton College in Illinois.

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