Weighing the Stakes: Online Gambling versus Offline Gambling

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In today’s world, where everything is available online, it is tough to convince people to go out into the real world and interact with others. You no longer have to worry about the pressures of dating when you can simply swipe left.

You have no need to set up appointments with people when you can just send an email. And there is no point in going out to the movies with friends when you can just stream it from home.

The question becomes: what form of entertainment is still better in person than online?

Online gambling has been on the rise since the early 2000’s and with Facebook introducing their slots platform, that number is constantly rising. People are finding themselves spending less money because of all the free games they can play on the computer instead of in a real place.

However, what is the true difference between online gambling and in-person gambling? Is one better then the other?

Let’s find out!

Cost
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Cost

Perhaps the biggest difference is the cost that each system charges. When you go to a casino you are paying to play on the slots or at the tables, but the costs are all made known.

There’s no catch or hidden fee. You know that if you put $1.00 into a dollar machine and hit spin, it is costing you $1.00.

However, online casinos often have built in premiums and extra charges so that $1.00 spin is actually costing you $1.25. You then have the added costs associated with filling your account, and then the membership fees as well.

It may seem more convenient to stay in, but it will cost you more in the end.

Social Experience
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Social Experience

Going to a casino isn’t┬ájust a night of gambling, it’s also often a social night out with your friends. You are able to get dressed up, head out with your friends, grab a few drinks at the bar, and make a night of it.

Sure, you can dress up fancy to sit on your couch at home, but the experience will not be the same. Casinos always have events going on as well, so you have the chance to be doing something different by going out, instead of staying in.

Ability to Walk Away
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Ability to Walk Away

Believe it or not it is easier to walk away from a machine, aglow with a thousand lights, than it is to walk away from your computer. You will find yourself spending extra time on the computer because it is just much more convenient.

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