November 22nd, 2011
By Jerry Whittaker
There are so many different online casino games that it is difficult to choose what to talk about first, so, I thought I would talk more generally for a change, about the various gambling modes we find on this particular channel (internet). There are also many other ways to gamble too; on television, by mobile, live, by telephone, between your friends, and if you are so inclined – even illegally, although we wouldn’t advise this.
When looking at the online gambling industry, we find bingo, sports betting, lottos, betting exchanges, financial and financial spread-betting, skill games, virtual games, live online games, mobile, poker, arcade, Vegas, day trader, scratchies and other stuff too. These games are generally sectioned off from the combination type sites to provide one particular sector of games.
The principle behind ‘Specialty’ type gambling activity is to interest the player, who only has an interest in this one gambling game. These punters might be fastidious or picky what they play and don’t want to be distracted. It means special offers and promotions are designed for what they enjoy playing best, and they get to take advantage of less combination offers, where there might not be too much that interests them. Although most combinations sites offering online casinos games, will offer specialty promotions for at least slots, blackjack and roulette. Some may diversify wider, depending upon the demands of their regular customers.
Expert players often prefer a specialty site, they can concentrate on their game, skill and strategy as well as qualify for competitions with more attractive, and usually, highly lucrative rewards. The best example of specialty sites, and of which there are many – is online poker, others are online bingo and sports betting. There is also quite a valid reason for specialty site, and this is the software platform, but again technology is one step ahead, and software such as Microgaming Quickfire allows all games to be played on all platforms.
In a brand new turn out for the online casinos games books, P2P play is also becoming popular; although not many sites offer this form of gambling, and it may be easier to find P2P at a combination site. The concept of P2P online gambling is rather like the betting exchange. What happens is players gamble against each other, rather than against a fixed structure like the house. It is a novel concept and hasn’t quite caught on yet – but you know how things catch fire online. It may take off, it may not, but often gamblers are driven by the size of the prize and not necessarily by the skill of the competition. We shall have to watch, wait and see what happens.Post at 12:16 pm UTC by Jerry Whittaker