Mobile, Traditional and Online Casino

By Swindon Link - 11 May 2022

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Back in the 17th century, if someone wanted to gamble in style, there weren’t many options.

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The Casinò di Venezia, which opened in 1638, is the first casino in history, and it quickly became a fever among the high society of the time. Casinos were playgrounds for the rich, and it would still take a while for the commons to enjoy them.

In 1905, the first casino in Las Vegas opened its doors, a new age for land-based venues.

Nowadays, the best online casinos are just a few clicks away, and there are thousands of them around. Are they all the same, though? Learn more about them in this article.

A Fascination of Generations

Casinos crossed oceans, social classes, generations, and even physical mediums. While the land-based experience remains irreplaceable, travelling miles for it is no longer the only way. Since the first online platforms came to be around the 90s, people can play classic games straight from their couches. Online casinos are among the most popular forms of gambling today, and they can be played both on a computer and mobile devices.

The online gambling market is massive, valued at about USD 93 billion, and online casinos make a considerable chunk of it. It means there are more online casino sites out there than one could count. The benefit of going online for gambling experience is the ability to find a list of the best casinos with one single click. Still, if you’re completely new to this world, it’s important to understand the main types of casinos available to you.

 

Here are the main three types you’ll find.

Traditional

Traditional casinos, also called land-based or brick-and-mortar venues, don’t require much introduction. Depending on where you live, you’ve seen them in the movies, on the news, and even in your hometown. Traditional casinos are typically about four things:

 

?      Luxury

?      Extravagance

?      Romanticism

?      Theatricality

 

It doesn’t matter whether it’s built inside a Renaissance building or as an insane replica of the Sphinx. Everything there means to impress visitors and encourage them to spend more.

Most countries have different laws for land-based casinos and online ones. For instance, in countries like Norway and Brazil, land-based casinos are forbidden, while online gambling platforms are permitted. Both online and land-based casinos are allowed in the UK, although the licensing process differs. In some parts of India, where land-based venues are forbidden, some operators have their business running on boats.

Online Casino

In 1994, the exhilarating casino gambling experience was translated into binary language for the first time. The now-giant of the gaming industry, Microgaming, launched The Gaming Club. One year later, Cryptologic launched the InterCasino. The internet connection looked nothing like today back then, and neither did the computers. It means that the first online platforms would look rather limited for today’s standard. Yet, it was the dawn of an era.

Online casinos would gain more traction with broadband internet in the following decade. In recent years, the industry has been experiencing a boom. Figures and predictions are sky-rocketing, and the number of users increases by the day. Online casinos can be accessed by computers, laptops, and even modern video games. Still, mobile casinos are taking the world by storm.

Mobile Casino

Smartphones are so ingrained in our daily lives that most of us can barely recall the time when they weren’t around. The first dedicated app for an online casino was launched in 2008. A lot has changed in 14 years, though. Mobile casinos have evolved so much that many of them don’t even use apps anymore: they run on any web browser. Mobile casinos could be played anywhere if the first online platforms allowed gamblers to play from home.

Mobile gambling is becoming a prevalent modality within this industry. Although PCs and laptops still lead the preference for online gambling, mobile gambling is expected to top the list soon. The best platforms are scalable for different screen sizes and run on tablets and smartphones. Most apps are designed for Android or iOS devices. Still, HTML5 platforms (those that run on browsers) are rising fast since they have broader compatibility.

Fishing Chips

If you aren’t fortunate enough to live near a brick-and-mortar venue, online casinos can still provide fun. After all, online casinos, mobile or otherwise, are immune to travel restrictions and can be enjoyed on the go. Anyway, only play in licensed and trustworthy casinos for your own safety. Above all, gamble responsibly and have fun!

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