The thought of online gambling in your pyjamas was probably unheard of before online casinos came into existence.
While perhaps the thought of it is not always very appealing, it does show that the possibilities and freedom in online casinos are endless. There are many advantages to playing at an online casino over land-based casinos.
Larger progressive slots
In land-based casinos, space/space is limited, so only a certain number of physical slot machines can be placed. So you can only use, for example, a dozen slot machines, which give smaller winnings and progressive wins grow much slower compared to the slot machines in online casinos.
In online casinos, you play on an interconnected software network that combines the most popular progressive slot games. This produces a huge progressive jackpot as thousands of players play the same slot games, so the jackpot grows much faster.
No queues for your favourite slot machines and table games
You can probably remember the last time you were in a casino and saw a game you really liked and wanted to play, but there were no more slots available, or the blackjack table was full. At online casinos you won’t have to wait ever again. You can choose from hundreds of slot games and table games available. You can even switch between your favourite games with the click of a button. It’s that simple.
The payout ratios at online casinos are much higher.
The payout ratio, expressed as a percentage, is the average amount you can expect to win at a casino. In land-based casinos, the average payout ratio ranges from 80-85%, while in online casinos it is 95% plus. To further illustrate, let’s look at the example of 1000USD. In a land-based casino you would expect to win between 800 and 850 dollars, while in an online casino you would win 950 dollars plus. The payout percentage varies from game to game, but in the long run you will have a better winning percentage in an online casino compared to a land-based casino.
The prizes and bonuses are much more significant.
Starting with a land-based casino, the initial sign-up offer is close to zero. You can get 20 dollars if the timing is right. In addition, land-based casinos offer additional benefits such as free meals, drinks and sometimes discounts on hotel prices, these benefits will rarely apply to the average player. True VIPs can count on even greater benefits, including food, limousine service or free hotel nights. But what most people don’t understand is that all of these rewards basically come from the player’s spending. The amount you have to spend to get these “rewards” is usually very high, you can spend hundreds and thousands of dollars.
At online casinos, you get a generous welcome bonus offer of up to 150% of your deposit when you first sign up. For example, if you deposit 100 dollars, you will get a 150 dollars bonus. Most online casinos also offer recurring bonuses on each additional deposit, plus you automatically qualify for their VIP programme and start collecting points towards more free cash.