If you want to gamble or place a bet and there’s a downpour outside, it’s cold and freakishly windy, then you probably will want to stay at home unless you are a very passionate punter. In that case, no weather alert will stop you. But if you’re more a casual gambler who likes betting on sports or playing a few rounds for fun, then online casinos are more for you.
They have been here since 1997 or maybe even earlier, yet they have only recently become much more popular. Why is that?
It takes people a lot of time to get used to something new. Purchasing online was a big deal back in the early 2000s. Once that became normal, it was very strange not to purchase some things online, going in person when it was absolutely necessary.
When it comes to gambling online, it was a similar story, people having trust issues and needing to think more before they decided to play poker at an online casino.
Once certain sites became established and the laws for online gambling became clear and easy to find for most countries, people started gambling online, and very much so.
Availability and Practicality
Walking to a casino takes time and time is precious to people. From the comfort of your PC chair, you can place a bet and wait for the results to be shown. Jump a couple of years forward and those same bets can be placed from your mobile phone, anywhere you are.
A line in a local market and you have nothing to do, suddenly, you remember that there’s a football game coming up and that your favorite team is playing. Why not place a bet while you’re waiting and look up recent results?
Because of these practical reasons, online betting is much more popular but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Hold On, Their Jackpot is THAT BIG?
If you have ever seen foreign lotteries and huge jackpots, then looked at your own local lotteries only to be disappointed at the numbers, then you will find your luck online. Lottery sites are very common and many countries allow non-residents to gamble and bet on their lotteries. This allows you to bet on foreign lotteries and have fun on almost every day throughout the week when the different draws take place.
While this might seem like a strange point, given how you provide all gambling sites with some degree of personal information (if you want to withdraw any winnings), you can gamble and play blackjack and roulette and slots and even poker without ever seeing a person’s face. This is perfect for shy people.
Casinos are now at your disposal wherever you go, with mobile apps and the internet. Win money on the go with a click of a button.