How often does an ordinary American manage to go to Las Vegas? Even if you were to consider Atlantic City or the states where commercial gambling is legalized, not everyone would have a convenient option. Very few people have the luxury of resources and time to get to a land based casino, which is the traditional or real casino.
Even if someone does manage to get to a casino, not every casino hosts every game. There may be more players than desired or less than necessary. Besides, one cannot perennially be at a casino to play games.
The most important reason why online casinos have emerged as a popular pastime and a gaming option are because there is the luxury to play without betting money. You can indulge in competitive gambling at online casinos without staking any money.
Online games have their share of advantages. Sure, one may miss the thrill of being at real casinos while gambling online but when one can win money from the comfort of their living room, there is really no compelling reason to drive a few hundred miles or to fly a thousand miles.
Online casinos have become a real alternative to land-based casinos. As online games become more popular, as more platforms allow multiplayer gaming in real time, as online casinos become safer and more mainstream as the evolution of graphics and technology make the virtual casinos more thrilling, there will be more people gambling online than in real land-based casinos.
The convenience of being able to play at dozens of online casinos from anywhere in the country and with friends or with strangers is surely a good enough reason. Online casinos have brought forward almost all the popular games that real land based casinos offer. You can play poker. Online casinos are innovating how poker is played in a virtual interface.
The day is not far when most online casinos will put up video conferencing that will emulate the exact gaming experience when it is played at a real table.
You can play craps, blackjack and there’s the ever popular slots. There are myriad types of slots you can play at online casinos. In all fairness, the slots available at online casinos are more interesting, diverse and engaging than most slots in real casinos.
When one can play online games and win money, bet as little as one wants and win almost as much as land-based casinos offer, there is really no reason why we should doubt the viability of online casinos.