About Casinos and Sportsbook
What exactly isan online casino? Simply put, online casinos are computer generated simulations that offer real time wagering on classic casino games. Casino sites are nearly identical to their land based brethren, allowing patrons to select a game, buy their chips and wager real money against the house, or in some cases against other players. The only fundamental difference between the two venues is that with online casinos, wagering takes place through a computer. So, just as you would expect to walk into a casino in Las Vegas and find all of your favorite games of chance, so, too, will you find them in their online counterparts.
While some sites have the barest minimum in terms of design and software, literally providing only screen shots of the games as they progress, some of the more established sites have developed software programs that rival today’s most realistic video games.
One of the founding fathers of online gambling, sportsbetting is the second largest segment of the I-gambling industry. It consists of web sites that cater almost exclusively to sports enthusiasts, offering news, daily updates on events, live lines, picks, and of course the ability to bet on a variety of sporting events.
Before the advent of Internet gambling, sportsbetting was usually done over the phone through a “brick-and-mortar” sportsbook or, depending on where you live, in a casino. However, with the development of online sportsbetting, bettors can now visit a site, do their research and place a bet, all in a matter of minutes from their home computer. Additionally, since most I-sportsbooks have an international clientele, their event offerings are usually quite large – allowing betting on literally hundreds of events daily. Some sites have even pushed the term “sport” to the limit, allowing wagering on everything from presidential nominations to the winners of reality television shows!
Because of the nature of these types of sites, don’t expect much in the way of pizzazz. Unlike casinos, where players have to walk around, pick out games to play and tables to sit at, sportsbooks need only have players find what they want to bet on and select it. That’s not to say that the sites are any less enjoyable or well designed, only that the nature of this betting venue requires a more straightforward approach.