Benefits of Online Casinos Vs Live Casinos

Clarissa Kane | Published on March 2, 2011

Benefits of Online Casinos Vs Live Casinos
There are some players who swear by online casinos, and others who thrive in a live, casino experience. However, each method has their benefits and drawbacks, and here we'll take a look at the some of the ways in which they differ. There is no right or wrong answer, and it is ultimately up to the player to decide which venue – online or live – that they prefer.

Online Casinos

Benefits - Online casinos have the advantage of being available to everyone. That is, you don't have to leave your home in order to play and win money. Persons who live in rural and remote areas don't have to travel several hours to get there. In addition, elderly persons or those which are physically handicapped are no longer confined to card games with their neighbor down the hall. They can play and enjoy the same games online as everyone else does.

Drawbacks – For those players addicted to a live, in-person experience, online games just aren't going to seem the same. The excitement of getting out and going to a casino is a large part of the fun of gambling. They want to talk to other players and dealers, have drinks, and generally be sociable. Some simply don't trust online casinos gambling systems, either.

Live Casinos

Benefits – In the U.S. especially, it has become increasingly difficult to gamble online. Many credit cards won't let you use their services for gambling purposes. With a casino, you know you can withdraw money and do with it what you choose. You also do not leave a large electronic “foot print”, so to speak. That is, if you spend money gambling at a casino, it's harder to track than when spent in cyberspace. For example, a court can subpoena an online casino for its records, but can't tell if that $500 you withdrew in Reno was really for gambling or not.

Drawbacks – Despite people's fears, most online casinos are regulated and must use a random number generator. This means that games factors must truly be random, and not influenced by extraneous factors, such as wear and tear on equipment, or a dealer's particular way of handling cards. Advocates of online gaming claim that this makes for the purest, fairest, gambling experience.



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