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Gambling On-Line vs. Gambling On-Land

Already familiar with gambling at a land-based casino or sportsbook? There are a few key differences every bettor should be aware of between placing a bet at an online gambling site versus at a land-based establishment.

 

 

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Gambling On-Line versus Gambling On-Land

It’s currently true that many more people around the world have gambled at a land-based casino than at an online casino (or sportsbook or poker site), although that statistic may one day shift.  Whether you are new to online gambling or have been playing for years, there are some key differences and similarities that are worth a minute to explore.

Possibly the biggest difference between the two types of gambling is convenience.  Land casinos are usually large and often regional entities that may require a bit of travel time to enjoy.  For most people, this isn’t a concern because there is definitely an allure in going to a land casino... experiencing the lights, the sounds, and the overall ambiance of a stimulating environment.  Minus the actual tangibility, online casinos effectively simulate the games found at land casinos with excellent results, and in terms of slots, some even offer the exact same games.  Playing blackjack, poker, or video poker online can be every bit as thrilling.  But if you had to pick one factor that really made the two types distinct, it would be the portability or ease of access that online gambling offers.  With online gambling, there is no need to travel an hour or two, or even to get out of one's pyjamas (if that’s how a person prefers to play).  A player can gamble from his or her recreational vehicle at a campsite, or from a yacht docked at a marina.  It may not be as glamourous as stepping into the casino at Monte Carlo, and it’s probably safe to say that traditional land-based gambling will never be replaced, but online gambling is a markedly different offering that serves a distinct – and convenient - purpose.

More recently, the advent of mobile casinos and mobile sportsbooks has further increased the number of entertainment options for bettors as bets may now be made via mobile phone.  Stuck on a long train ride, or waiting for an appointment?  Have a go on your mobile.  Mobile gambling has become increasingly popular for sports bettors, giving them the option of placing bets on football matches that are in-play while watching the event live at the stadium. Mobile casino games also include some of the internet's largest progressive jackpot games with the very same odds and features.

 

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