Gambling is considered to be a very fun activity, especially when you are winning some nice money while doing it. There are many different forms of gambling, and most of them exist for hundreds of years ago.
There are also numerous archeological reviews that point us to signs of gambling in some of the earliest ages, which means that these games of luck existed way before we even knew about them. Of course, they weren’t as “sophisticated’ and complicated as the ones we have today, but you get the point.
What’s the current status of online casinos?
Online casinos are becoming very popular lately, and there’s a very good reason for this. When it comes to gambling, if we exclude online casinos, the only other way to go and try your luck is by visiting a real casino, which is a process that takes some time and has a few other downsides as well.
Let’s put it this way, if you want to play a few games, let’s say a few poker hands for example, you’ll have to get in your car and drive to an actual casino, and if you end up winning nothing, even worse, losing some money, you’ll be pretty frustrated for going all the way there. Online casinos completely eliminate the traveling part from the entire process, plus they have a few extra sweet bonuses as well.
How popular are they in Canada?
In Canada, online casinos are pretty popular. Ever since the first virtual casino showed up on the internet, which was back in 1994, Canadian people showed interest in it, and that still hasn’t changed up to this day.
When you have an option to play and to do it from your home whenever you want, without any other complications such as traveling to a physical location, why would you not choose it? Besides, most online casinos are offering many welcoming bonuses which are basically “free money” for your first couple of games. Canadian casino lovers already realized this, so their preferred way of playing is definitely online.
There are a few statistics which show us that Canadians are pretty big fans of gambling, and one of those statistics shows us that about seventy percent of all people who live there have tried gambling at least once in their life. The conclusion is, online casinos in Canada are very popular.
There’s no denying that the internet changed how a lot of things function in our modern world, and the same thing goes for gambling as well. We would say that real casinos are suffering from this change, but that’s not really true, because most of those casinos are running online versions as well. If you are a fan of your local casino, you might be able to find them on the internet as well. We’re definitely going to see a lot of new online gambling websites in the future, because everything is slowly transitioning towards the virtual world, and we’re definitely excited to see what’s going to happen with Canadians, who seem to be real gambling enthusiasts.
What’s special about them?
What’s so special is the fact that you get to play all sorts of games without having to wait in line or deal with the fact that it’s late and there are no people at the poker table for you to play a proper game with. In online casinos, everything is just one click away from becoming a reality, so if you do get bored or you think that your luck is completely out at a certain game, you can switch between five more in just a couple of seconds.
Poker, blackjack, slots or roulette, it’s all up to you. If you want to try them all, you can. This is not possible at every real casino. At a real casino, you probably have one or two poker tables, while at online ones you can choose between hundreds of tables with different stakes and money requirements.
The safety factor
When it comes to safety, online casinos went a really long way when you take a look back to memory lane. A couple of years ago, there weren’t any serious protections for these websites, so getting your account compromised wasn’t really uncommon. Nowadays, these sites use the latest and most sophisticated protection that ensures you are never going to lose control of your account.
These things come in many different forms, such as 2FA (Two-Factor Authentications) in the form of e-mail codes, SMS or other types of authentication methods. Canada is known to be the safest country in the world, so they sure like to keep the virtual crime rate low at their casinos, right?
Before playing, most of the bigger and more official casinos will ask you to submit a few documents in order to confirm your identity. Some will require a simple Real Name plus Surname, while others might ask for a photo of your license ID or driving license. This ensures that you are a real person and that nobody else but you can do anything with your account.
Playing from wherever you want
From home, from work or during lunch, you can play a few games on your mobile phone from any place that has a decent internet connection. That’s what happens to be so attractive about online casinos. Some people like to play for just a few minutes during the day, and going to a real casino just for pressing a couple of buttons on the slots machine is really a waste of time. Why do that when you can play from the comfort of your own bed?
An advantage for some games
Maybe you’re good at bluffing or really terrible at keeping your poker-face on at all times. Well, you don’t really have to worry about this if you are playing virtually. Now, this comes with a downside as well, and you can’t really see the facial expressions of others, but I guess that this can be called a fair-play.