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Tis the Season at Online Casino Sites

Hopes may be expressed each holiday season for the Joy to the World and Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards Men (and Women), but when the faithful are not in the pews or gathered around the Christmas tree or the Menorah with family they are gambling online at internet casino sites. There are few experiences which have the power to unite people from around the world in cooperation and competition like online casino gambling; the Olympics are bigger, but longer and require a huge commitment. International basketball tournaments are fun, but whether your national or local team wins or loses on the courts of Europe or elsewhere doesn’t really matter unless you had money on the game.

Explaining the rise of the online casino industry would take more time than is necessary right now, and at this time of the year it isn’t all that important. The reality is now, and now is the time that people are looking for last-minute deals and bonuses at online casinos before the clock strikes midnight on December 26 and Christmas is over. Oh sure, you have New Year’s too, but people’s feelings toward New Year’s while generally happy are of a completely different sort than the feelings harbored toward Christmas. Christmas has Santa Claus for the kids, mistletoe for the adults, stockings hung by the chimney with care and eggnog. New Year’s Eve has drinks, the huge parties in places like Times Square, and the weight of New Year’s resolutions on our thoughts the next morning…will we keep them, or not?

Your task this holiday season, dear reader, is not simply to walk away from reading this article with a renewed sense of purpose to engage in online casino gambling. It’s simply to inform you how important in the scheme of things online gambling has become. There is hardly a modernized country which doesn’t have citizens playing online casino games at the office or at home. At this time of the year, it is worth reflecting on the year that has past, and to ask yourself one or both of these two questions: Did I gamble online enough? Did I gamble online too much?

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.