Benefits of playing with a UK online casino
December 29, 2016 10:53 AM
by David Cash
The United Kingdom legalized online gambling in 2005 and the UK Gambling Commission licensed the first UK casino online back in 2007. In the past nine years, dozens of companies have become licensed to offer online gambling.
With a wealth of online casinos to choose from and constant advertising thrown in our faces everywhere, it's no wonder the number of people gambling online in the UK has been on the rise in the last several years.
Here are some benefits you'll get when playing with an online casino rather than a brick and mortar casino. While we still love taking a trip to Las Vegas or Macau to visit the world-class casinos, online casinos offer several benefits.
The Rewards are Better
Most land-based casinos will have a rewards program where you can earn various rewards, such as free rooms, tickets to local events, food, etc. However, unless you're a high-roller you often won't earn more than a free buffet.
While I never complain about free food, there are definitely better rewards waiting online. First off, online casinos offer massive sign-up bonuses just for making a deposit. Your money will be locked in until you clear the bonus.
Bonuses are cleared by wagering on games in the casino. The amount you need to wager varies by casino and based on the amount you deposit plus the size of the bonus. Most casinos will offer bonuses on every deposit you make.
You may wonder how online casinos are able to offer substantially better rewards. Well, it's because casinos online are able to operate very inexpensively. Some of the savings are passed on to customers in the form of promotions.
Access is Easier
The Casino UK industry is growing fast, but most players are more interested in playing on their mobile device than they are in a land-based establishment. Part of the reason is because access is much easier.
There simply aren't many world-class casinos in the UK and the atmosphere at many gaming establishments is bland and dreary. Not only that, but for many of us, visiting a casino involves traveling out of our city.
Online casinos are open 24/7 and you can even play with real live dealers just like you would in a brick and mortar casino. In fact, there are several UK online casinos that broadcast directly from various casino floors in real-time.
Better Game Selection
Land-based casinos can offer a great selection of games, but many lack variety. Local preferences also come into play in many regions and you won't be able to play games unless they are popular in that region.
Online casinos in recent years have started licensing multiple software platforms to offer the widest selection of games possible. The best UK online casinos today are able to offer more than 500+ real money casino games.
You can often play 10+ variants of popular games, such as blackjack. There are hundreds of slots and more released every month. Online slots are now full of features and some newer slots are story-driven.
Better Payout Percentages
Depending upon where you live, you may be getting worse payout odds than you should be. For example, many casinos around the world don't offer European roulette, which offers better odds than American roulette.
When you play in an online casino you'll be able to choose the variant you want to play. Another reason online casinos are better is the low betting limits. Many brick and mortar casinos have high minimums, especially on weekends.
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