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In the old days, the only way to play roulette, blackjack, slot machines or bingo was by going to an on-site casino. Slots can also be found in bars. In Spain it is calculated that there are around 40 casinos. The Autonomous Community with the most casinos is Las Islas Canarias. With the appearance of the internet, casinos decided to take the digital step and launch their online casino proposals. There are approximately 40 gaming operators, with a license granted by the General Directorate for the Regulation of Gaming. It is expected that in 2020 some additional casino will join the list, including the international giant GIG that will land in Spain during the first quarter. We are going to list the (Dis)advantages of physical casinos and online casinos
(Dis)advantages of physical casinos and online casinos
Perhaps one of the main advantages of online casinos is location. Thanks to a mobile device, the user can play wherever and whenever he wants. It does not matter what time you connect or where you are, although it is really important to have a good internet connection. However, to face-to-face casinos you have to move and sometimes the mechanics or the hours are not entirely favorable. In addition, depending on the Autonomous Community, the user will have more or less options. For example: in the Canary Islands they have 8 casinos, while in La Rioja, Aragon, Murcia or Extremadura there are only 1 per community.
Currently online casinos offer various and varied promotions to attract new users and retain the usual players. In this case, on-site casinos have nothing to do with online casinos. In the physical casinos of any city there are no irresistible promotions for the players. Without a doubt, the best thing about promotions is the possibility of playing without spending real money, trying different strategies thanks to the trial mode. You can try your luck thanks to no deposit bonuses.
3- Game Atmosphere
If there is something that an online casino will never be able to achieve, it is the unique and special atmosphere that is created in face-to-face casinos. On-site casinos have something that catches from minute zero. It is a mixture of everything: the game on the move, players to whom fortune smiles and those who do not, dealers in their purest form, the different game modalities, the possibility of relating and socializing … In that sense, the casino Online does not have that warmth and is colder and more solitary.
4- Game diversity
In this case, the online casino wins by win even if we compare it to Las Vegas. Regardless of the size of the casino, it cannot host the millions and millions of online games out there today. There are hundreds of software operators and each of them has thousands of hundreds of other games. Microgaming has 850 slots, can you imagine a casino with only 850 slot machines only from this operator? Impossible, isn’t?
Regarding the payment methods, in the physical casinos you must take the chips you are getting with you and to the room you must go through the box office to exchange them for money. It depends on the money you earn is much faster and with less conditions than in online casinos. Is true, that in the latter everything is digitized, however, it is necessary to read the terms and conditions and know the withdrawal methods. It is becoming more agile and simpler
6- Free entrance
In some physical casinos the player must pay a fee to enter. For example, at Marina Bay Sands Casino in Singapore the laws of the country state that natives or those residents with permanent residence must pay SGD $ 100. Instead tourists can enter for free. Another essential requirement is that you have to be over 21 to access the casino. At an online level this is unthinkable, anyone over the age of 18, in the case of Spain, can access and play in an online casino for free.
And you, are you more of an on-site casino or an online casino?