Online casinos, also called virtual casinos or Internet casinos, are online version of real online casinos. Real online casinos are controlled by a government or by an authority such as state, county or city. In contrast, online casinos are operated and managed by a private company that is based either in a different country or in a location unrelated to the one where the online casino is operated. Also, it is a very prolific form of online gaming. However, like any other form of gambling, online casinos pay a certain rate for each game and a gamer may not win every game that he plays.
The most popular game online casinos offer are video poker, live poker, blackjack, bingo, keno, slot machines and other video casino game titles. Many online casinos offer additional slots and bonus games such as craps, scratch offs and instant games. This practice is common in all online casinos. There are many advantages and disadvantages to playing online casino games including the use of credit cards and payments, availability of the game at any time of the day and night, convenience of use for gamers who are always on the go, ability to select from a large variety of slot machines and bonus games, the ability to play at any time of the day or night, and ability to use Internet as a method of payment.
One major disadvantage of playing in an online casino is that there is no physical need to travel to the casino. Players need to have a computer with Internet connection, software that is installed on the computer and a bank account or a credit card with a balance in order to make a first deposit. It takes around two minutes to make the first deposit in any real money online casino. It takes another two minutes to make a withdrawal or withdraw money from a credit card or debit account. Hence, it is advisable to make a real money online casino deposit when a player wins something, so that the player can avoid the hassles of physically going to the casino and the cost of travel.