Online Casinos vs. B&M Casinos
The question has been asked time and time again; which type of gambling is the best kind - playing in an online casino or playing in a brick and mortar casino. No answer to this question is set in stone. It really is what you prefer. My personal preference is playing online, though, because it gives you a lot more leverage than playing in a B&M casino. How?
If you choose to play online, you can play anywhere and at any time. You can play on your PC at home; take your laptop with you on the road; or, for those casinos that offer a No-Download version, you can sign in and play at an Internet cafe at the airport while waiting for your flight. If B&M casinos is your preference, you have to get dressed, leave the comfort of your home and use up gas driving there (or you may take a cab but are still stuck with the prospect of spending money on the fare), and still get there in time to play a few hands of Blackjack or whatever your game of choice is. All this has to be done BEFORE the casino closes. I'd much rather know that all I need is my laptop and an internet connection and I can play at my convenience than going through the all the steps necessary to play in a B&M casino.
The odds of winning are higher at online casinos, especially if you manage your money well. There are numerous games that can be played online that are not found in B&M casinos; for example, hundreds of different kinds of Slots games and several Blackjack variants are offered at online casinos, whereas at B&M casinos, you can only play a certain number of these games. At online casinos you can customize the game suite by adding more games or utilize features such as 'Sound' or 'Animation'. This is not possible at all in B&M casinos. Jackpots at online casinos are larger than at B&M casinos. And, most importantly for me, I can play more than one game at a time, with the multi-player feature. Overall, your chances of winning at online casinos is greater.
Technology has developed so much that casino games played online make you feel as if you're in an actual casino; only better. There is no smoke filling the air. The din that comes with playing in a B&M casino is not there when you play online. Can you imagine playing an intense game of Blackjack or even Poker with all those sounds from the slot machines or roars from winners at the Craps table going on around you? Maybe it works for some people but for me I prefer it a bit more quiet. Being able to adjust my game settings if I decide I don't want the sound feature enabled on a particular game beats the glitz and clamour at a B&M casino any day.
I was watching an episode of Cold Case Files the other day about a lady who gambled and won in a large casino; only to be stalked and robbed while on the way to her car, after collecting her handsome winnings from the casino's cashier. I know it may sound paranoid to some of you but these things can and do happen and I know that some people do get scared of leaving a B&M casino when they have won a lump sum. Playing online gives you a measure of peace of mind where security is concerned because your winnings are sent to you electronically or via a cheque if you so desire.
Comps and Bonuses
Unless you're not a High Roller, you don't often get singled out for a comp at a B&M casino. You would have needed to lose enough money for the casino pitboss to notice you and offer you more chips or free coins to play with. This can be especially difficult if you're a first-time Player who has just lost all their money betting. Rest assured, however that, from the moment you sign up at an online casino and make a qualifying deposit, you receive usually a Match Deposit Bonus and are constantly incentivized to continue to play. The online casino delights in giving casino credits, additional bonuses such as deposit bonuses, or free prizes to keep you playing.
Online entertainment is sort of like fine wine and over the years has continued to improve. With all the featues, functionalities, and options that come with an online casino, it's not difficult to see why millions of people continue to patronize online casino establishments and why I will forever make it my premier choice of gambling.
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