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Types of online casinos

Types of online casinos

Some decades ago it was completely out of the question to hear about online casinos since no such phenomena existed. With the passage of time, however, not only the number of these virtual casinos grew rapidly, rolling back the land based casinos, but also the number of gamblers who use their mobile devices and play online bingo, online poker or all the other games have multiplied.

Laptop slot machine conceptOnline casinos, which enable gamblers to play and wager on casino games from their homes through the Internet, are also known as virtual casinos or Internet casinos; while those where remote devices such as smartphones, tablet computers or mobile phones are used for gambling with wireless internet connection are called mobile gambling.

On the basis of their interface, online casinos can be divided into two groups. One of them is the so called web-based online casino, the other one is known as download-only casino and the third type offers live actions. This latter one is actually a web based one, but a bit different from the first type. There are casinos which combine two or more interfaces on their offers.

If you use a web based online casino, you do not have to download any software to your local computer. It is possible to play without downloading a programme and the games are mainly represented in the plugins. These plugins can be Java, Macromedia Flash or Macromedia Shockware. Apart from a computer, you will also need bandwidth if you want to enjoy all the games provided by the online casino. All the graphics, sounds and animations are loaded through the web via the plugin and if the bandwidth is low, the signal is unstable and you won’t enjoy the game you are taking part in.

Types of online casinosIt goes without saying then that in the case of the download-based online casinos you are obliged to download a software client in order to be able to play and wager on the games offered by the casino. By downloading the software, no browser support is needed; it is the software that guarantees the connection between the gambler and the casino service provider. Since no bandwidth is needed here, this type of online casinos generally run faster and smoother than their web-based counterparts and the graphics, animations and sound programmes are located within the software client and have nothing to do with the Internet. At the same time, just to mention some disadvantages, you must know that downloading the required software for the first time might take some time, plus it eats up memory space in your computer and there is a chance that it contains malware.

The live action-based casino is the one that offers the most similar experience to visiting a land-based casino site so there is no wonder that it is rather popular. In live action casinos participants can interact with other players as if they were sitting at the same table. More and more gamblers tend to use this live dealer mode nowadays. The reason behind is that there have been so many articles on the Internet about operators influencing the games that people trust the live dealer more than computer generated games. Although as long as a site is licensed and its games are tested by the appropriate independent agencies and operators follow all the prescribed procedures, there is no reason not to trust them. It is also widely known that live online casinos have started to make an effort to recruit really pretty ladies to run the gambling tables. Elegant casino setting and the same experience as in a land based casino are provided for sure. No wonder then that people tend to use their mobile phones, their android devices and tablets to gamble as much as possible.

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