Online Gamblers VS Gamers: The Ultimate Battle

Online Gamblers VS Gamers: The Ultimate Battle

November 26, 2014 0 By EVA

Do you live in the fantasy world of the online gamer or prefer the adrenaline rush you get from playing a blockbuster slot? What draws you to the mythical stone tomb or the high-rolling blackjack table?

Let’s find out.

Online Gambling

The rise of the online gambling industry has been phenomenal. The first online casino opened its doors in 1995 and just 20 years later there are more than 2,000 sites generating an estimated revenue of $21 billion.

So what’s the big deal?

• Millions of players can’t be wrong – Around $10 billion is spent at online casinos. There are thousands of sites to choose from as well as a myriad of helpful review sites that guide you towards the best of them. Many of these online casinos are powered by Microgaming technology, the biggest and most successful software developed in the world. Pure Microgaming games such as blackjack and slots consistently top the rankings of players’ favorite games.

• Convenience – thanks to online and mobile casinos, you can play anywhere, anytime. They are open 24/7 and you can play in the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the move on your smartphone or tablet.

• Value for money – Some games are offered for free at most online casinos so there’s no risk to your bank balance at all.

• Fast paced – at real casinos the pace of play can be slow as you wait your turn while the game unfolds. Online, you can play fast and furious, making the whole experience more exciting.

• Graphics – online casinos are bright, glossy and clever. The software used to power them is extremely sophisticated and the visual and audio experience matches that of some of the most developed video games.

• Comfortable – you might like gambling but hate the whole social whirl that goes along with a visit to a casino. Maybe you don’t like big crowds or perhaps the unfamiliarity of a casino is too daunting. Gambling at home can be more enjoyable than making a night out of it.

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Online Gaming

We first started playing video games in the 1970s when computer geeks caught the bug. Then arcade games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders brought the concept to a mass market. These days, the multi-player online experience is the ultimate appeal for the modern-day gamer.

So, what’s the story?

• Escapism – everyone enjoys retreating from reality now and then. Even better if you can escape to a fantasy land more spectacular than your own where you can rescue princesses, dominate evil or conquer alien worlds.

• Become a master – we all like to feel successful and it’s natural to want to increase our knowledge or competence. In real life, you might switch careers if your job stops being a challenge or decide to go back to school. In the gaming world you can get that virtual sense of accomplishment by conquering the final level or bringing down the master.

• Sitting in the driving seat – Games that offer lots of free choices are particularly popular and they give us a sense of control. It’s up to us to decide what we want to do and how we want to play and the impact that will have on our gaming destiny. It’s a kind of control many of us wish we could have in real life!

• Enjoyable – games are fun. Interacting with friends through them can be just as sociable as using Facebook or Twitter. Plus, you can get emotionally connected to the characters in the game, particularly if you’re helping them out of trouble.

• Rewarding – when you play hard you get rewarded with extra lives, super powers or progression through the game. It’s a far cry from the real world where you can burn the midnight oil at work and your boss doesn’t even notice.