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Online Gambling and Online Gaming

Without online casinos, it is doubtful that the online gaming world would be nearly as busy as it is now. Of course, there will always be people who want to play interactive games across the web with friends, but we’re talking about gambling. Gambling online is, after all, a form of gaming, right? Well, it is. And online gaming and online gambling have given a boost to each other that is really quite admirable. Software providers for the many online casino companies out there don’t really boost online gaming, but online gaming software producers have undoubtedly inspired online casino software producers.

Regardless of their relationship, those who play online games and those who play online gambling games at an online casino are not exactly the same breed of web surfer. Those who play games are usually doing so only because they love the thrill of competition, the love of a particular game, or are simply the kind of people who like to waste time in between classes killing virtual Nazis or aliens. However, those who gamble online do so because they want to win money; online casino games are not filled with the skills necessary to play many interactive games, but they do generally provide more bang for the buck, if you know what we mean.

You don’t? It’s quite simple. When you’re playing World War II games or CounterStrike, there aren’t really opportunities to win money. But when you play online blackjack, keno, craps, poker, slots or roulette, there are many, many, many opportunities to win thanks to these games being at the many online casino sites in existence today. Still, those who play online games are often working with the kind of hand-eye coordination techniques which will help them should they become rich doctors, and online gamblers who play online casino games are taking the risks that other online gamers don’t know about or aren’t willing to take.

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.