Whether or not you are a gambler you likely have heard of The Las Vegas Strip. This is a small area of land in Nevada where gaming first became a huge draw. Though there are other places that offer gambling — all states, in fact– it is The Strip that is most commonly known as the number one center in the US for wagering.
The reason for this is because of the long history it has with Nevada and offering premiere gaming. It all began back in the 1930s when one casino was built and then another a few years later. Those two casinos proved to be a huge draw for their owners and after that, gambling took off. if you like to wager, then you should visit Nevada, but should you be playing on The Strip or not? There are a lot of ways to look at that question.
The Strip has a lot to offer- everyone knows that. The areas surrounding it though also offer a lot of good gaming. So how do you decide?
Traditionally The Strip does fine on its own and doesn't have to bend over backwards for customers. The Strip has had enough loyal patronage that it has been able to keep going without horrible amounts of bonuses.
Off-Strip locations have to be proactive. They are the smaller casinos that have to create somewhat of a draw on their own in terms of garnering customers. Players come to visit The Strip normally but aren't necessarily aware of the big deals they can get at off Strip locations too. This is where you can find some huge deals and specials.
You can find things that benefit you more in the off Strip locations. For example, you are going to find games that offer odds of 100% or more in winning! The Strip doesn't have to offer bonuses like this because they already have a steady inflow. The off Strip locations do however.
The Strip still has a great reputation for gambling, but if you want to see real discounts, don't ignore off Strip casinos. They just could be the very thing you need to have a great gambling time that varies things up for you!
To get a piece of Las Vegas USA casino without visiting Nevada you can browse instead to the online casinos.
One thing that businesses use to grow is marketing. Gambling Market Research is identifying their customers wagers and profiling them. It can be a daunting task for some entities, but it is well worth the while.
For example, let’s say a retail outlet does market research and finds out that most of its customers are teenage girls. This tells them a lot about where to go for more customers. They would never advertise in a local church paper or a high-end restaurant. Instead, they may advertise in a mall or at a movie theater. They might put print ads around those locations or special coupons in a teen magazine.
This is marketing at its best. Because they know who their customers predominantly are, they can then build their marketing plans to reach them more efficiently. This is exactly how marketing works and gambling companies are now becoming wise to that. They are using it to determine their own markets and coming up with ways to reach them accordingly. This is the main way that businesses are able to grow themselves.
Most casino companies are pushing to grow themselves due to how competitive the market is right now. Without some strategic marketing companies likely are going to lose business to other competitors.
Recently the market was scrutinized to find out exactly who is wagering. It was found out that 44% of gamblers wager on the internet alone. This is startling news because it means that over two-fifths of the market would prefer to avoid land- based locations for the first time in gambling history.
The research also showed that most of those gamblers are in the 18 to 34 year old age group. They are the ones who are most readily supporting gaming. Also, they are using mobile gaming more readily too. This is all important information for companies.
For example, let’s say a company offers online gambling but doesn’t have a mobile app. This means they are losing out on a huge portion of their gambling. This is all important and gives gaming executives and managers a better shot at reaching the exact audience they need to grow their businesses.
If you enjoy wagering the without a doubt you should try virtual gambling. In the world of internet gaming there are two basic games: the virtual casinos and the live-dealer games.
Virtual casinos are the casinos that offer games as replicas of land-based casinos. When you go to a virtual casino you are going to find slots, video poker, scratch card games and bingo. The purpose of these games is to allow anyone to log in and play at their leisure.
You can find plenty that fit into your bankroll limits and easily change them as you change your limits. The games here are all reliant on the RNG, or random number generator. This is a mechanism that makes sure the spins are random. These games come into play for gamblers who are either new to gaming, or like the idea of relying on luck for their outcomes.
There is no strategy or skill involved and that means that a player who has been playing for years has the same odds of a win as a player who has played two games.
These games are highly popular in the marketplace due to how little concentration they require and how the odds are unknown. In addition, a lot of gamblers enjoy the idea of truly “gambling” their money without any control over how they do at the end of the night.
The second type of game is the live-dealer game. This is a game where you are going to see virtual dealers handing out cards on a table. It is amazing how much realistic play you are going to find when you are wagering. This is the single most notable thing that has developed over the past few years.
The aesthetic quality of games is now at an all-time high. Live-dealer games normally involve knowing some strategy and being proficient at it. The outcomes are base partially on luck, but also on the way players are able to maneuver their hands.
Understanding the skills can take years to learn but some players love the challenge! Regardless of which type of game you choose to start with, be sure to test the others too. You never know when you are going to happen upon the games that suits you the best.
The legalization of online gambling inches ever closer this week as a new proposal to legalize card clubs is being driven by the Poker Voters of America.
Last week a letter from the California Tribal Business Alliance (CTBA), which represents 109 different Native American tribes in California, was sent out in an effort to block the Morongo Band of Mission Indians from hosting card rooms off of Native American Land. The letter cites that such a thing would violate the native American rights compacts which offer casino gaming exclusively in California.
“It’s a way to head off competition,” said Morongo Spokesman Patrick Dorinson said of legalizing online gambling, “This would be a game for Californians run by Californians. In a state strapped for cash, this will definitely bring in revenue.”
Last year, Congressman Lloyd Levine’s proposed online gambling bill was shot to hell when the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations’ stalling of the bill. However, executive director of Poker Voters of America Melanie Brenner is expressing confidence that the controversy won’t have any effect on the push to legalize online gambling in California. “The tribes are too politically astute to know they can’t say ‘we want the exclusive on this,’ as they would be fighting the card club lobbyists (many of whom also advocate the legislation on intrastate online poker). One of the big steps for PVA was to get the tribes on board with the idea of online poker. To see they have gone from being resistant to saying, ‘this is such a good idea, but we have our idea of how to do it,’ shows that one of our major obstacles has been removed.”
The Morongo’s proposal does not look as though it will be successful as it is only 5 pages long and is up against strong opposition from powerful adversaries.
Industry-leading online gambling software giant Cryptologic has signed a three year deal with Ladbrokes PLC, making them the latest major licensee for the company’s suite of cutting edge online gambling games.
Under the agreement, Cryptologic will be licensing at least three of their most popular online gambling games, Bejeweled, Cubis and Jenga to Ladbrokes online casino. Bejewled, an extremely popular puzzle game, has been downloaded over 350 million times and is already live on Ladbrokes’ site. Cubis won’t be launched until later this year. Cubis features a three-dimensional cube and smaller colored cubes, where players create winning combinations and boasts a maximum payout of 50,000. Last but not least, Jenga, which is based on the tower-building, cleanup intensive home game will be the last to join the online gambling site and will give players the chance to win up to 50,000 times their bet.
“At Ladbrokes we are always striving to deliver the best possible service for our customers. By signing this agreement with CrytoLogic, who are renowned for creating innovative betting games, Ladbrokes’ Games offering will remain at the cutting edge of the industry and our customers will have access to the best quality gaming content.” said Paul Austin, Commercial Manager at Ladbrokes.
This deal brings Cryptologic’s tally of online gambling licensees to a whopping 25. Brian Hadfield, President and CEO of CryptoLogic said: “Ladbrokes is a highly respected brand in the betting industry and this licensing agreement not only consolidates CryptoLogic’s position as the world’s top developer of innovative content but is an important step towards our goal to return to profitability and long term growth.
It appears that online gambling has taken a different turn in the world of inexperienced, foolhardy, bored adolescents. And one can only guess that the SouthPark parents are the ones raising their pitchforks and torches towards the castle of online gambling.
The Central Coast Problem Gambling Service research project recently found that many teens over the age of 14 have taken part in gambling at one time or another. The study indicates that of 200 teens, 62% under the age of 14 and 77% of those up to 17 had gambled for things ranging from money to cell phones and iPods. Further, 25% of those gambling had lost “more than they intended.” So not only do teens have a gambling problem, but they aren’t very good at it! Six percent of those studied had played a poker machine.
The manager at the Problem Gambling Service, Chris Davidson, also mentioned that one girl had actually lost her virginity on a bet while another had stolen his parents’ credit card and lost $3,000 to online gambling. However, nobody at the service seems to notice that this child’s problem is less online gambling addiction and more being somebody that steals.
John Hazelwood, a counselour for youngsters with gambling problems says that the rise of online gambling has made it easier for teens to hide their addiction and that he has in fact seen teens with poker machine addictions. With so few a percentage of teens actually being addicted to gambling, it begs the question, “Is this something we need to worry about as a society?” I say no. 6% of 200 means 12 kids have “played” a poker machine. Having played a poker machine does not constitute a problem and furthermore, stealing seems to be these kids problems…not gambling.
In a note to their investors last week, American investment firm Goldman Sachs recently predicted that the United States Government will legalize online casinos in order to reap the benefits of what they say will be a $12 billion marketplace.
“We believe it is logical to assume that the US market will eventually regulate – given the potential implications for US tax take, if nothing else.”
“Were the market to be legalized, we believe that the size of the revenue opportunity could increase materially,” they said, “Based on an assumption of 30% penetration of offline poker players and $300 gross gaming revenue per player, we estimate that a legal poker market could be with $3 billion.”
Further, Goldman Sachs had this to say, “Were GG R to increase to 45% per player rise to $400, the size of the poker market alone could be worth $6 billion.”
As economic woes continue to plague the state and federal government, such a substantial market of untapped resources is difficult to ignore.
But don’t go putting on your party hats just yet. Though the bank sees the change coming down the road, how far remains in question. Recently hearings on legislation aimed at overturning the UIGEA have been delayed until September. In addition, it was pointed out that federal regulation of online casinos could/will take quite some time and that efforts to regulate would move along faster at a state level.
Still, Goldman Sachs has been advising governments, corporations and wealthy families on financial matters since 1869 and such a prediction should be taken as nothing but good news for online gamers.