As an avid player and follower of gambling, many people ask me about the future of this sector. There is a growing perception among gamblers that online casinos are soon going to be more popular than traditional casinos. Even in a seemingly conservative country like the United Kingdom, gamblers have suddenly found great liking for gambling online. So much so that it is predicted that 2014 will see a 79% growth in the online casino industry compared to 2009. A smaller yet steady growth rate is also expected in more remote markets like online casino in Arab countries and in the Far East.
To find answer to this question, I decided to find out the internet habits of my friends and found out that many of them now search Google and the other top search engines for online casinos than brick-and-mortar casinos. The reason? They say that there are some benefits of online casinos that brick-and-mortar casinos cannot provide. And I couldn’t agree more.
So, I entrusted myself with the responsibilities of digging deep in this and find out more about why more people prefer online gambling today. And during the course of my research, I have also formed quite a likelihood towards online gambling.
Mobility is the biggest reason why online casinos have gained in popularity. In the last quarter of 2013, 87% of the total adult population in the United Kingdom had used mobile internet. Most of the top online casinos now have their mobile presence and this is driving their business. As far as I’m concerned, I did find that using my phone and/or tablets for gambling is rather convenient. I can now gamble on the go.
4G has already entered the UK and the superfast internet connectivity now means that I can access online sites faster and play games live without losing connectivity. This is another fact that has made online casinos so popular these days.
There was a recent incident with a friend who visited a brick-and-mortar casino and all he could find was gaming options and no card tables. Can you imagine how frustrating this can be? You travel a couple of hundred miles to visit a casino and find out that your favourite game is not available there. I would any day prefer to sit at home and gamble away till kingdom come.
Real life action
I love live roulette that some of the online casinos offer. I also found that my friends also love these live games that can be played online, on the TV or through phone. My experience has been similar to playing a live roulette game.
I’m not a technological geek and find the layouts of online casinos extremely simple to understand. The graphics that some of the online casinos have are just superb.
I also like the other benefits of online casinos including bonuses, game variety and 24×7 support. I must say that some of the online casinos treat me as royalty.
Yes, online casinos cannot beat the scenes and smells of brick-and-mortar casinos. So what? As long as I’m able to enjoy my games conveniently, I would always go for it.