Online casinos have been around for more than two decades but they received a lot of attention in the last few years for reasons we all know. The Covid lockdown closed pretty much every land-based alternative people had at hand, so they flocked to the nearest online casino for their daily dose of slot machines and other games. As a result many people experienced online gambling for the first time and found out why online casinos are so popular.
They’re always open, always available
While online casinos don’t offer the same experience as their real-life counterparts, they also come without their shortcomings – especially when it comes to their availability.
In most of the world, casinos only exist in certain areas, usually with a large flow of tourists or local patrons – which makes them less accessible for those living at a considerable distance from them.
If you want to play at an online casino, you don’t have to hop on a plane and fly out luxury casinos in places such as Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, Macau or Monaco, nor the nearest gambling hub closest to you – all you need to do is reach into your pocket for your smartphone or sit down in front of your computer, and dig right in.
Another great thing about online casinos is that your favourite gaming table or slot machine is always available. No matter how big and well-equipped a land-based casino can be, it can only cram as many slot machines and gaming tables into its floors without making it overcrowded and depressive. In an online casino, this problem doesn’t exist. If you want to play with one specific slot machine, you don’t have to wait for the player currently occupying it to finish their stack of coins – you can dig in instantly whenever you feel like it.
Amazing game variety
Remember what we said about the limits of land-based casinos? Well, it doesn’t only apply to the number of individual gaming machines and tables but also to their variety. At an online casino, size is not an issue – so it can feature as many games as it chooses to. Major game aggregators have libraries spanning more than 10,000 casino games from dozens of game developers in all corners of the globe. This means that, at an online casino, you can try a new game every single day for almost 30 years and still not run out of new titles to explore. Not to mention the fact that dozens of new games are released pretty much every month, so you’ll never run out of titles to explore.
They can be free
If you walk into a land-based casino and tell the folks there that you’d like to play some roulette for free, all you’ll get is a laugh. At online casinos, in turn, you can try every single game you find attractive without spending a cent. Admittedly, your winnings will also be virtual – but most of us don’t play casino games for the money anyway, so that’s not much of a problem.