Online Casinos Win Popularity Contest

Written By Janice Doughtrey

It’s no surprise that online casino players enjoy the convenience of playing from home at any time of the day or night.  Although some have admitted that online gambling is a good alternative to visiting a land-based casino, the truth is that it is much better than that.

The past five years or so have seen a dramatic increase in the number of both online casinos and online casino players.  Especially in the UK and other parts of Europe, where online gambling is both legal and extremely popular, players have grown accustomed to the luxuries that come with being able to gamble online.

Several recent studies have shown that gamblers in the UK prefer online casinos to land-based casinos because there is virtually no travel time which therefore allows for more playing time.  Serious online gamblers put a lot of stock in being able to begin gambling whenever they feel like it instead of having to get into a car and drive somewhere.  So while it may not seem like a big deal to some, there are other players who feel less travel/planning time is essential.

Online casinos also offer instructional videos that new players feel are necessary.  Any player who wants to try out a new game will be able to read or watch a video on how to play whereas at a casino, they would have to watch and learn.  For many, learning in private is important.

Don’t expect the online gambling industry to go anywhere.  In fact, it will likely only grow in numbers and popularity in the future.

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