Online Gambling Community

Written by Tom Powell
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Online gambling communities accommodate people who want to try their luck at slot machines, test their skills at card games, or bet on sports from the comfort of their homes. Some websites are dedicated to just one game, but others offer everything you would find at a major Las Vegas casino. Anyone who is at least 21-years old and has an internet connection can join.

Guide to Internet Gambling

Before you start gambling at these sites, you have to open an account using either a credit card or bank account. There are some online casinos that allow people to play certain games for free, but most people become bored when there's nothing to win or lose. You can transfer as much money as you want into your casino account and redeem your winnings at any time.

Because internet casinos don't have to pay card dealers, bartenders, security personnel, or cocktail waitresses, they can afford to offer low-limit card tables. Most major casinos in Las Vegas make people bet at least $25 per hand, but you can play blackjack for just $1 on the Internet. Many online casinos claim to pay out as much as 96 percent every month. This means that for every $100 the casino customers wager, they receive $96 in return.

Certain online casino games require software, which can be downloaded at no cost. These software programs are designed to make the games easier to play. When you open these programs, you see cartoon images of other players, dealers, and the tables on which the games are played. Players at home give commands by pointing, clicking, and dragging with their mouses.

Internet Slot Machines

The simplest games at any online casino are the slot machines. Slots are available at several prices, starting at a nickel per play. Slot machines require no strategy. All you have to do is push a button and wait for the wheels to stop turning. The slots actually offer better odds than most casino games.

Online Table Games

If you know how to play certain table games, you have greater odds to win than you would by playing the slots. An expert blackjack player has almost a 50 percent chance of winning any given hand. People who employ poor strategies, however, usually end up losing quite a bit of money at just about all card games. Until you have a strong grasp of a particular game, you should either play at a low-stakes table or stick with the slot machines.

Roulette is a very popular table game, and it doesn't involve much strategy. You can place several chips on the board at once, play a single chip on several numbers, or for the greatest payout, bet on one number per spin. A common misconception about roulette is that you have a 50 percent chance of winning if you bet on red or black. If you play on a roulette wheel that has only one blank slot, you have a 48.6 percent chance of winning by choosing a color. Try to avoid playing on a wheel with two blank slots.

Betting on Sports

Many online casinos also feature sportsbooks. You can bet on just about anything related to sports, including individual games, an entire season, or even the coin toss at the Super Bowl. The games are definitely more entertaining when you have money on the line. As you can see, all the excitement found in a real casino, minus the ambiance, is available on the Internet.


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