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Online Casino Gambling has has become a popular past time for many South Africans and we look at its advantages and disadvantages.

ADVANTAGES OF ONLINE GAMBLING | WHY ONLINE CASINO GAMBLING?

There's no denying that playing at an online casino is a bit different than visiting a traditional brick-and-mortar casino somewhere in the city, or out on a resort like Gold Reef City or Sun City. There are a few key differences to playing at an online casino that, in our opinion, actually give it a significant edge over land-based casinos, both in playing features and in general operation.

THE ONLINE CASINO IS WHERE YOU ARE

One of the major beauties of playing at an online casino is that you don't have to travel to get there. There's no missioning to find parking, there's no having to crash at a hotel if you live too far way. You simply flip open your laptop, log on, and you're there.


This instant access feature actually changes the way you interact with casinos. Where previously you might only have indulged on a weekend or on a special occasion, you can now play whenever and wherever you want. Suppose you want to play a couple of hands of Blackjack during your lunch break? Well, now you can. Feel like spinning the Roulette wheel while waiting for a friend in the coffee shop? It's just a few clicks away.

ONLINE CASINO GAMBLING IS SECURE

Actually this is true in a number of senses, both the obvious and the less obvious. Firstly, we'll look at online security. All online casinos tend to use industrial grade encryption on their connections, so there's no need to worry about your personal information or credit card details falling into the wrong hands.


They take this stuff extremely seriously because an online casino gambling destination's reputation is paramount. The internet being what it is, if an online casino was a bit flaky on security, you'd hear about it on the review and forum websites pretty quickly and the casino will shut down within no time at all.

The less obvious – and extremely relevant in the South African context – security benefits to playing online is that all of the financial transactions are handled between the online casino and your bank. No cash involved.

How safe would you feel walking out of a land-based casino with the fifty grand that you'd just won in cash in your inside pocket? Sure you'd make it to your car? Sure someone wouldn't follow you home?

When you win at an online casino, the money is transferred into your bank account seamlessly. No one but you will know you're suddenly in the money.

ONLINE CASINO GAMBLING OFFERS MORE VARIETY

When a land based casino wants to offer new things, they have to get new machines in, get new tables in, or generally re-design their space. They tend to be loath to do this because of the sheer cost involved.


But at an online casino, adding new games is extremely simple, and in fact tends to happen more or less monthly at most sites. So, if you're the sort of person who always wants to be playing the latest and greatest games, then you're far more likely to be happy at an online casino than at a traditional land-based one.


YOU WON'T HAVE TO DO THESE WHEN PLAYING AT ONLINE CASINOS :

  • You don't have to dress up to gamble.You can play in your PJ's or your birthday suit.
  • You don't have to inhale in other people's smoke while you gamble
  • You don't have to spend money to buy drinks or food
  • You don't have to feel intimidated when playing games for the first time. Online casinos offer you the chance to play in practice mode without spending a cent.
  • You don't have to push and fight your way to place a bet on the Roulette table and certainly don't have to worry about having enough time to place your bet before the dealer spins. You decide when to spin.
  • You don't have to wait for your favourite slot machine to be free or space on the Roulette or Blackjack tables.
  • You don't have to waste time and money driving to the casino, sitting in traffic and let alone stopped by the traffic cops for drinking & driving.
  • You don't have to wait in a queue to draw cash or cashout. At online casinos, everything is done electronically.