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Top Web Searches Casino Related

Well, 2005 saw that poker was the most requested item on many search engines, and 2006 is starting off with poker leading the pack once again on eminent search engines such as Lycos. Does this really mean anything, or is it just a sign that poker and online casino gambling is as popular as ever? Perhaps taking a different tack, does the fact that poker fluctuates on top 50 searches lists show that poker, and online poker in particular, is merely a fad associated with the online gambling industry? Or is that reading too much into such searches? Should we just accept poker’s success as inevitable and unlikely to change?

One thing is for certain: online casino sites are successful and online gambling is pretty popular, whatever the number of searches related to online casino sites or companies may be. As for online poker, a look at the Elite Searches on Lycos points to evidence that poker may not be all that it is cracked up to be. Unfortunately though for online casino gambling, it still has yet to reach elite status to any certain degree of respectability, meaning that to judge now whether online gambling and online poker and poker in general have the staying power of other subjects of search on the internet remains to be seen.

The lesson is that to jump to conclusions about the status of the online casino industry simply based on the results of a few compiled records of a search engine is a bit premature and should be avoided as much as possible, for the health of the wider online gambling and gambling industries put together. If you are an online casino enthusiast, take comfort in playing the games, not in the results of web searches about online gambling. Jackpot winnings in your bank account or wallet are more tangible proofs of success of online casinos than a search engine report.

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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