Online casinos have taken the gambling world by storm in recent years, with the collective value of the online gambling industry expected to be just shy of a hundred billion dollars by 2023. Still, for some people, nothing beats the sights, sounds, and even the smells of heading into a real land based brick-and-mortar casino. But is one better than the other? In this post, we hope to answer that very question. Specifically, are online slots better than their real-world counterparts?
It should be noted that the aim of this article is not to tell you that you are wrong. We are going to present some of the more significant benefits for each style of slots, and we’ll give you a conclusion at the end, but, ultimately, the best type of slots games for you are the types you enjoy the most. That being said, if you approach slots from a more business-like direction, and your goal is to make the most money rather than have fun, there will be some useful information for you here.
Now, let’s get into the pros and cons of online slots when compared to traditional casino slot machines.
The Advantages Of Real-World Slots
If we’re being entirely honest, the number of pros for traditional casino slot machines is a little thin, so we thought we’d start with that. Here’s what real slot machines in brick-and-mortar casinos have going for them.
You probably shouldn’t be gambling if you are in a position in life where you can’t wait a day or two to get your hands on your winnings, but if payout time is important, you can’t beat instant.
Online casinos typically take at least twenty-four hours to pay out, if not a few days, whereas you walk out of a brick-and-mortar casino with your winnings in hand. For people who are distrustful of payment processors, the fact that you win physical cash might also be a bonus.
The Social Experience
Humans are social creatures; we like to be around other humans. While online casinos can bring a little of this into their world with chat, it really is no substitute for being in the same physical space as other people. Of course, we realize that this one may be a disadvantage for some of you, and that’s reflected in our advantages of online casinos section.
This goes hand-in-hand with the social experience, but the atmosphere of a real casino is a big part of its charm. The background sound of games and slots being played, of people talking, the chance encounters with strangers, the interactions with the dealers and other staff. It’s not for everyone, but if you like the atmosphere of a casino, you really can’t replicate it with online slots.
The Advantages Of Online Casinos
It’s probably obvious from the tone of this post so far, but we feel that online casino sites have the clear advantage, all things considered. Still, don’t take our word for it; here are the advantages that online casinos have over the real world.
If you are playing slots to win big, rather than just for a bit of fun, there really is no contest. Comprehensive lists are available online, detailing exactly what the RTP (return to player) percentage is for online slot machines, which slots have the highest payouts, and more.
On top of that, many casinos announce their latest big winners as a way to encourage new players to come get some winnings of their own, which has the handy side effect of telling you which slots have just paid out. You can learn this information in the real world, of course, but you would have to have been in the room when the slot machine paid out.
All of this additional information contributes to a better chance of winning if you use it.
Multiple Payment Options
There is a much broader range of payment options for paying in your deposit when using an online casino. Where your real-world casinos are typically limited to cash and card payments, online casinos can also take online payment processors, and there are typically quite a few options when it comes to the payment processors.
We mentioned above that the benefits of being in a real casino around real people who you can socially interact with isn’t necessarily a good thing for everyone. Some people just don’t like that kind of thing. The good news for those people is that online casinos have got your back.
With an online casino, you don’t have to worry about the less appealing side of going out to a crowded venue (something that might be even more stressful in a post-coronavirus world), you don’t even have to put pants on! Which is not to say that you shouldn’t put pants on, but you get the idea.
With online casinos, you don’t have to make long trips to get there, or worry about your favorite casino being closed for renovations, or spend time doing your hair or paying for expensive hotel rooms. You can play from the comfort of your desk, couch, bed, even the toilet.
With an online casino, there is no limit to the amount of different games they can offer, unlike real-world casinos that are limited by pesky things like the physical space of their building. This means an online casino is likely to have far more choice when it comes to finding slots or other games to play. And, thanks to our last point, if an online casino doesn’t have what you are looking for, going to another one is only a matter of clicks.
It is our opinion that online casinos are a far more attractive option, whether you are playing slots, roulette, blackjack, or any other casino game. The only thing that online casinos cannot replicate or improve upon is the atmosphere and social nature of going to a real casino, but even that is not appealing to everyone. When it comes to choice and convenience, however, it’s online all the way.