Whether you like to play online slots or play live in a casino usually the goal is to beat the house. While places like Atlantic City and Las Vegas offer a myriad of options when it comes to entertainment, let’s be honest, gambling is the main reason to visit. With the expansion of legal online gaming in states like New Jersey, playing your favorite game online has never been easier.
For example, Poker rooms have seen a decline in revenue as much of players have opted to play online vs. visiting land based casinos:
You don’t need to leave your pajamas
With broadband technology and computers with higher processing speeds, you can gamble right from the comfort of your own home. It can be a costly proposition to get a room, food, gas, and tolls just to visit your casino of choice. Online gaming provides a convenient option to play right from your home without ever leaving your PJs.
It’s a true 24/7 experience
Although most casinos are open for 24 hours, 7 days a week, late night options are slim for games that require skill. Also, some casinos do not even have poker rooms, the new Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City is one example. Online offers the opportunity anytime and there is rarely a shortage of players to compete against so there is always action.
More action for less time
Time is a premium for most people these days as online casinos are far more efficient than land-based casinos. If you’re a blackjack player, you can play up to 200 hands an hour vs. only 50 hands per hour in a live casino. More action over less time gives you more action without having to spend hours online playing your favorite table game.
4. Ideally online Casinos have better payouts
Bright lights are pretty to look at, but they are also very expensive to operate. Since Casino’s have extremely high overhead, they are forced to limit their payouts in order to maximize their profits. Online casinos have much less overhead, therefore can offer better payouts to their gamers coming back for more. My recommendation is to only play on regulated sites that are part of large casino systems or approved by your local government.
5. More games
When I visit Atlantic in New Jersey I actually visit 2-3 casinos per trip as not every place offers every game. However, most reputable online sites offer all games hence a better selection of games to choose from that are literally a click away.
Land-based still have tremendous entertainment value and will always have a place for both the occasional to the serious gambler, but online gaming has become an acceptable way to play slots, poker, blackjack and more. So grab a your favorite drink, fire up your MAC and sit back and enjoy your online gaming experience.