To Gamble ONLINE or OFFLINE – That is the Question
Gambling online refers to sitting in your home, wearing pajamas, in front of the computer, and playing a slot machine, or video poker machine. You can pause when you want; fix a latte’ or pour a beer. There are no parking issues, doesn’t matter if it is raining, and you never have to worry about losing your machine to go to the bathroom.
Other than family members (who perhaps can be annoying at times!), there is no one to bother you. You won’t have someone from some-small-town-in-America sit next to you and want to talk about the Grandkids. You won’t have to worry about your purse getting stolen. And if you are a non-smoker, you will be able to breathe free.And forget about tipping! Your daughter or your husband will be glad to bring your the oreos or a bottle of pepsi out of the kindness of their heart — they won’t expect a tip and won’t talk bad about you for not tipping!
The sounds and the animation coming from your screen are good and they are entertaining, but they might not be as good as in the actual casino (offline). On the other hand, you won’t have to witness the little old man winning $1,000 on the machine you just walked away from!
And chances are, you won’t get the same “buzz” you would get if you were actually at the casino. But you might get a different one by staying home. At home, playing slot machines online won’t give you the same socializing experience that you would have at an offline (real casino). Depending on what you like, that might be a good thing.
With online gaming, you won’t be able to cash out immediately like you would in a physical casino. Once you request your cash-out, you will have to wait until that money is deposited back into your account or onto your card. So you need a little more patience. (Some people suggest using your debit card is best because credits appear faster; I can’t find anything to prove that a debit card would get your money faster than a credit card. Generally BOTH debit and credit cards receive the cash-outs faster than checking accounts however).
There is a lot more customer service in a brick-and-mortar casino (Gambling Offline) — from managers to servers to security. With online gaming, many have toll-free customer support along with email or online-support, but you may or may not get an answer right away like you would if you were physically in the casino.
When you play online games, it is best to make a few notes each time you use your debit or credit card, because some online casinos use a different name (such as their corporate name) when they charge your card. This can be confusing at times at the end of the month.
FREE SLOT PLAY! Yes, that is one of the benefits of online gaming! The ability to play the various slots and poker games for free, and usually with no credit card or account required. You get a chance to see how the game works, sounds, and feels before you actually have to choose to open an account. But whether you open an account or not, you can still play most of the slot machines for free!