The Advantages of Playing Online
In 1995 the first internet casino was launched and since then the internet gambling industry has become a multibillion dollar a year industry. Online gamblers can play poker, casino games, bet on sporting events and play online bingo without leaving the comforts of home. For gamblers in rural areas who cannot access local casinos internet gambling has provided hours of relatively inexpensive entertainment. Poker is the most popular online game followed closely by online bingo. Online gambling sites have attracted players from around the world and many sites offer games in several languages. Despite the fact that many countries, including the US, have passed laws banning internet gambling the industry continues to grow at an astounding rate.
Online gambling is attractive for a variety of reasons. The wide variety of games available is one of the chief attractions. Players can play a wide variety of games without having to leave their comfortable chair. In one evening players can play online bingo, poker, roulette, baccarat, slots and bet on any sporting event anywhere in the world. Most online gaming sites now offer no download games and players can log onto just about any gaming site, establish an account, make a deposit and play instantly. In addition most online gaming sites have gone to great lengths to provide players with a safe environment. Sites operating in the European Union must meet stringent licensing requirements and the EU maintains a ‘White List’ of sites licensed in the EU.
Convenience is often cited as one of the advantages online gambling has over its land based counterparts. Players can sit in their favorite chair and drink their favorite beverage, listen to their favorite music and can take a break anytime they feel like it. Online casinos operate 24/7 so those who work odd hours can go online and play their favorite game at a time that fits their schedule. There are no dress codes at online casinos and smokers can happily puff away and eat, drink, or talk on the phone while playing.
Bonuses are a major attraction at online gambling sites. Online bingo sites provide players with astoundingly generous deposit bonuses and most poker sites offer new players bonuses and incentives. Online gambling sites are beginner friendly and players can learn games at their own pace. For a beginner a visit to a land based casino can be intimidating and embarrassing for new players and online gaming sites do everything they can to make newbies comfortable.
Recent news reports indicate that the US may loosen its rules regarding online gambling and the industry is getting ready for a massive influx of US players. Many online bingo sites are making preparations to welcome these players back to the world of online bingo. For many online gaming sites provide a great alternative to brick and mortar casinos.
By Anthony Wayne
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