When someone mentions casino, one automatically conjures up an image of bright lights, lots of activity and scantily clad floor staff. Online casinos obviously cannot replicate the experience perfectly, but they do a very fine job trying.
There are so many options, for people wishing to gamble online, to choose from. Most of them are so similar that making a choice is not easy and you do have to be careful. The South African Online Gambling Guide is very helpful. They give you a very handy synopsis of online casinos that are available to South African punters. They also advise on what criteria to look at when choosing your online casino ie. making sure that they are registered with TNT ( they are a fair online gaming watchdog ) and making sure that they are approved by one of the major online payment security companies, like paypal or verisign.
Our local online casino market is dominated by foreign based casinos, with most of them coming from Gibralter, Curacao and the UK. It is quite boggling to think that the punter could be sitting in his lounge in Pretoria, placing bets in his own currency with a British casino and enjoying everything from slots to roulette, 24 hours a day.
The online casino market is very competitive and they are all trying to get your custom, which is so different from some of the classier establishments, where you practically have to bribe your way in. they do not care what you look like, what you are wearing and definitely not what you sound like. All they want is to entertain you in their cyber-world long enough for you not to notice you have just lost a bundle. They will offer you amazing signing up bonuses, free credit and all manner of “free” giveaways to get you on board.
Online casinos have become an industry in their own right, yet we see Bugsy Siegel everywhere. All of them persist with Las Vegas inspired names or motifs. Who could have thought that the “crazy vision” of an eccentric gangster could leave such a lasting impression of what gambling is all about.