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I have quite a history of going to casinos and gambling with my friends. We sometimes hit the shiny lights of the casino, and other times we can be found playing euchre for money or even putting a wager on the local football game.
Recently however, I have found myself gambling online and it simply is not a social experience meant for you and your friends. It simply isn't feasible for me to have my friends hovering over me and my laptop while I partake in a blackjack tournament, and I sure as hell do not want to hold a beer watching another man play slots. Add to the fact that my friends do not understand the allure of online gambling, and you can see why it is hard to get them thinking that online gambling is cool. So I decided with my blog today to list the reasons why I feel online gambling is cool, and will present my findings to my friends. Hopefully I can bring them to the light and get a new wave of casinolistings.com members to take the leap!
1) It is way more convenient- Look, going to the casino is fun. Lights go nuts, noises crowd you, and you can just SENSE the fun in the air. It is also pretty dammed inconvenient to go. You have to make plans for the day to drive out, organize meals, keep track of friends, and deal with smoke. Gambling online means that you don't have to deal with any of that junk, and you can gamble in your underwear...or on the toilet (if you please).
2) You have your choice of games- With online gambling you don't have to worry about tables being crowded, people giving you advice when you don't want it, and people accusing you of "stealing their slot". You have complete choice of games to play, be it a variety of slot machines, variation of table game, or odd stupid games like soccer kick and scratch lotto tickets. If you don't like the game you are playing, you are only limited by the speed of you internet connection; allowing you to change games at a moment's notice. And if a casino is being a source of bad luck, you can change casinos pretty quickly as well. In contrast: how long will it take you to drive to another Indian casino or travel to a gambling town? How much will that cost you in gas? Point made.
3) Sports betting can be done on the go, at your local bar- Sports betting in the States is not legal in most places, and excluding Vegas, you will not even find it at a local casino. So if you want to place a sports wager, online is the way to go, and with new mobile betting systems on your phone, you can take your sports bet to the local bar with your buddies and keep up to date with the latest lines. I dare you to find where you can do this that isn't online or Vegas. Try it; you won't find it.
Those are just a few of the cool reasons that I can think of off the top of my head. What reasons can you give me to gamble online? I want to know what I can use to sway my friends and get them playing. Respond below!
You missed the number 1 reason: better odds.
When you're gambling at the casino or Vegas bookie, you're paying for that luxury hotel with shopping mall, restaurants, mini pyramids and Eiffel Towers and assorted fun stuff. The costs of running an online operation are much lower which means the casinos can and do offer you better odds on the games, especially the slot machines. In terms of sports betting, you will rarely find better odds than the ones found at an online betting exchange like Betfair or Betdaq.
There is a downside to that though - the cost of entry to the market is so low that you see many online casinos run by people who have no business running a casino. They are either underfunded, inexperienced, or just plain dodgy. As always, it pays to do your research and shop around for the best deal!
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That is true, Ed! I didn't even consider saving money to be cool though...sounds like something my mom would say!
Saving money is ALWAYS cool!
Bet limits of all sizes is another benefit. You can play $1 blackjack if you want while the land casino might only have $10 and up tables.
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