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The allure of world wide casino gambling

These days, if you are running a land-based casino it’s no longer good enough to be the best gambling establishment in your area. Because of the Internet, and online casino you are now competing against the world. Players can and do spend their gaming dollars on the Internet.

Because of the Internet, and online casino you are now competing against the world. Players can and do spend their gaming dollars on the Internet

For you, that’s lost revenue. It takes a fair amount of time to get ready to go, travel to your casino and then drive back home when the fun is over. If you look to international clientele from around the world, you’re in trouble deeper. If you’re tens of miles away from a metropolitan area, the lure of Internet gaming is strong.

But if you are living in London and want to gamble at an American casino, why travel to the U.S. when you can go online from anywhere in the world and wager and play games at a U.S. themed online casino? Easy does it. The urge to gamble online is even stronger once you realize the ease of gambling at an online casino as opposed to traveling around the world to more traditional casinos. Still, internet casinos appeal to only a certain type of gambler. The true gambling connoisseur isn’t daunted by the distance to his or her favorite casino wherever it may be in the world.

The online gambling world is wide and varied, but it doesn’t really pose a challenge to casino businesses operating traditional, land-based casinos aside from taking away customers who might not have traveled to their casino in the first place, who might have no desire at all to travel to Atlantic City or Las Vegas or Monaco or a boat on the Mississippi River. Wherever you are in the world, there is an online casino that is more than suited to you. That is the main difference. Online casino sites give you the chance to choose your gambling experience from the comfort of your own home, rather than jumping around from casino to casino on the Strip looking for that right machine for slots or video poker.

OCA News Editor

Jenny McKinnley is OCA’s financial correspondent. After spending years on the trading floor in both NY and London, she offers insight from the inside out on world financial news and events.

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