Why so many people love casinos? What is the reason behind people’s choice to spent time and money there instead of anything else? The thing is that it is so much fun. And above all, it is an easy way to earn money, if you know what something about it and are a bit lucky. For a long time there was only one option – land based casinos with all their charm and specific atmosphere, slot machines and all the variety of games offered. However, with the advent of Internet a lot of things have changed and a new alternative to classic land based casinos was introduced. Online casinos have recently become very popular and more and more people get attracted with the idea of playing from the comfort of their home without the necessity to go anywhere. Taking into consideration both the speed and the character of people’s modern lifestyle, online casinos can be considered extremely convenient.
The convenience of online casinos is even more appealing to those people who appreciate privacy and the power of concentration. Such things are hardly imaginable in a land based casino that is always full of people, and noise, and talks, and music. Conversely, online casinos ensure privacy, whatever game you choose to play, and you have got all the conditions to concentrate properly and without any tension. Online (virtual or Internet) casinos represent the same idea as a common classic casino with only a difference that all the games are played and wagers are made online.
Generally, online casinos can be compared to land based ones in terms of odds and payback percentage and they are even more beneficial when it comes to slot machine games’ payback percentages. It is common for online table games to have an established house edge and, therefore, generally, the payout percentage for these games is defined according to the game rules. There are two main groups of online casinos. They differ according to their interface: web-based and download-based. It is also frequent practice that two interfaces are offered to a user.
There is also one more variation, or addition, which is ‘Live gaming’. It can be either an exclusive offer or a part of the whole game set that an online casino offers. ‘Live gaming’, such as roulette and blackjack, for instance, are run by real dealers. Such live casinos attempt to create and preserve the atmosphere similar to a physical casino. Live casino games include the function of a video feed observation that can be switched off in case of lacking bandwidth. What concerns web-based online casinos, users here are not required to download any software to their computer. Generally these are browser plugins Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Shockwave, or Java that are required to be supported by the browser and that is all. One more requirement is bandwidth as long as graphics, sounds and animations are loaded through the web via the plugin. However, there are some online casinos where you can play simply through a plain HTML interface.
Conversely, download-based casinos require certain software to be installed onto the computer in order to enable the game. Such casinos work by connecting software to the casino service provider and do not need any browser support. These casinos have got the advantage of running faster in terms of graphics and sounds as long as the latter are not downloaded from the Internet. Among disadvantages time to download the program can be mentioned. Moreover, there is certain risk of getting malware. However, with all pros and cons estimated, the latter variation, download-based casino games, present themselves as a faster and more efficient option in terms of operation, if compared to web-based online casinos.