online casinos

Posted by umerblackeagle on September 27th, 2010

Online casinos, also known as virtual casinos or Internet casinos are online versions of traditional land based casinos. Online casinos enable gamblers to play and wager on casino games through the internet.

These online casinos are big source of money and entertainment for people where they can enjoy both.  It is good to know several things to get the most out of the casino gaming online: you can also play for free money in all popular casinos- and quite often it is a good idea to play for free games so that you get some experience before playing for real money. And when you decide to deposit money make sure to never play with more than you can lose and still smile. You should simply look online gaming as a way to have fun as it is very unlikely that you will end up winning money over the long term.

Online casinos generally offer odds and payback percentages that are comparable to land-based casinos. For slot machine games some online casinos claim higher payback percentages, and some casinos publish payout percentage audits on their websites. Assuming that the online casino is using an appropriately programmed random number generator, table games like blackjack have an established house edge. The payout percentages for these games are established by the rules of the game.

Reliability and trust issues are commonplace and often questioned. Many online casinos lease or purchase their software from well-known companies like Microgaming, Realtime Gaming and Playtech  in an attempt to "piggyback" their reputation on the software manufacturer's credibility. These software companies either use or claim to use a software which generates random numbers to ensure that the numbers, cards or dice appear randomly.

Based on their interface online casinos can be divided into two groups: web-based and download-only casinos. Some casinos offer both web and download interfaces.

'Live gaming' is also offered by some casinos offer, either exclusively, or as part of a wider online casino offering. In live online casinos, popular casino games such as  blackjack and roulette are dealt by real dealers in casino studios, in an attempt to convey more of the atmosphere of a physical casino. Player actions such as 'hit' in the game of blackjack may be transmitted to the dealer; more than one player may 'sit' at a particular 'seat' on the table in some online casinos, and in this case there is no interactivity between player and dealer, the question of which player requested the extra card that the dealer dealt and which chose to 'stand' will be handled by the software. Players should be able to observe a video feed of the action usually, and equally common for players to opt to turn it off, if they lack the bandwidth - as the cards are read by OCR and other technology, the video feed is only ever a visual cue.

Web-based online casinos

On web-based online casinos users may play casino games without downloading software to the local computer by just logging on to their web site. Games are mainly represented in the browser plug-ins like Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Shockwave, or Java and there for it is required by the browser to support these plug-in. Since all the graphics, sounds and animations are loaded through the web via the plug-in therefore it requires bandwidth. Some online casinos also allow gameplay through a plain hyper text markup language known as HTML interface.

Download-based online casinos

Software is required to be downloaded in download-based online casinos for the client in order to play and wager on the casino games offered. The online casino software connects to the casino service provider and therefore it handles contact without browser support. Download-based online casinos generally run faster than web-based online casinos and the reason for that is the graphics and sound programs are located within the software client, rather than having to be loaded from the Internet. The initial download and installation of a download-based online casino client does take time for the first time. As with any download from the Internet, the risk of the program containing threats or viruses does exist. But still the graphics and sounds at download-based online casinos are most of the time much better than those at web-based online casinos. Moreover, in some online casinos game effects in download-based games run more smoothly and much faster than in web-based online casinos because sometimes traffic on web or internet becomes heavy and it?s not easy to play then.



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