Online Casinos vs Offline Casinos. Who's Going to Win?
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Before the internet, gamblers had to visit a land-based casino to have some fun. Online casinos made gambling easier. Players can play their favorite casino games in the comfort of their own space. By simply logging onto the internet, a punter can access a variety of casino services. Even so, brick and mortar casinos have continued to thrive despite the virulent spread of online establishments. There is a subtle battle of supremacy looming in the background which can only be determined by delineating and further distinguishing the salient features of each.


Land-based gambling houses have physical locations. In most countries, there are sections of a state or district that have been set aside for gambling activities. These places are usually breathtaking with lights, shows, theatre, and other forms of entertainment. Many clients in these environs intermingle, exchange contacts and fraternize. In the casinos, you can get a drink from the bar, toss your chips on the table, celebrate your victory with a fellow winner, and enjoy the shows put up by the casino management. The general aura is appealing.

It is not much you can say about online casinos with regard to the ambiance. Online establishments are hosted on the internet. It only gets as good as your home, office, or wherever you choose to gamble from. However, it could be argued that ambiance could emanate from the websites visual appeal. This is more of a virtual aura which doesn’t quite rub the soul as physical beauty would. With regard to ambiance, land-based casinos take it all.


This feature covers many aspects, but this write-up will focus on two; that is, working hours and physical accessibility. Land-based establishments have strict working hours. Countries’ labor laws impose some of these while others come up because of customary factors. It is common that houses open only a few hours in a day. It could be between 4 pm and 4 am or 8 am and 9 pm, the bottom line is that at some point, that land-based establishment will have to close its doors. Moreover, there are codes that the casino abides by such as dressing codes. With the addition of travel time and expenses, conventional casinos are a bit less accessible than online casinos.

Internet gambling sites can be accessed anywhere at any time. They have no restrictions as to dressing and admit both professional and amateur gamblers. A gambler will not incur any extra travel expenses. This section marks a win for online casinos.

Bonuses and Promotions

Online gambling platforms offer the most lucrative bonuses. They also come in various forms. No deposit bonuses are particularly popular among gamblers. Internet casinos keep their clients rewarded through multiple schemes such as daily promotions, reload bonuses and others. You can view daily casino bonuses.

Conventional casinos generally do not offer bonuses. In fact, very few of them do. It is also difficult to administer these bonuses since they receive many walk-in clients every day. Regulars are well compensated and rewarded. Those one time clients never get the chance to enjoy free spins or cashback promotions. Without a doubt, online casinos take this round.

Games Available

A full casino experience requires a player to be exposed to all casino staples. These include table games, slot games, and a few scratch games. Both types of casinos excel on this front. However, online establishments take it a notch higher. In online casinos, it is possible to sample a game in demo mode without wagering real money. This is not possible in a land-based casino unless you have an exceptional relationship with that establishment. It is also possible to play multiple tables at once and monitor all of them without stressing yourself out in online houses. It is next to impossible to play multiple tables in conventional casinos.

Again, online casinos flourish in this category.

Security for Money    

Both online and offline casinos take serious measures to ensure that client’s money is safe. Virtual gambling sites use SSL encryption to prevent third-party interception. They also use industry standard banking techniques to transact with clients. Land-based gambling houses, on the other hand, have strong rooms or safes to store all the money in. The money is transported in armored vehicles and escorted by armed guards. A rational person would assume that conventional casinos have the upper hand.


In earnest, a new player would find it brutal in a conventional casino. This is because everyone is there to make money. No one would take pity on a new player. In online casinos, however, demo games can help the player learn and know the game before engaging in active competition. It is also possible to get strategies on google and such other sites.


Gambling establishments should be licensed. Land-based establishments often have licenses since they are visibly subject to municipal authority. Online casino may sometimes operate without local licenses. Such establishments are dangerous for players since they would not have a recourse mechanism in case things go haywire. Seeing as conventional casinos have been here for a while, it is safe to let this round go to them.

After a fair battle of supremacy, online establishments seem to have taken the early lead. Despite having some attractive features, land-based casinos have been overshadowed by the new and shiny internet gambling sites which capitalize on convenience. As it currently stands, online casino looks more appealing than conventional one, but it is important to remember that land-based casinos have already stood the test of time.


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