Disadvantages of Playing at Online Casinos
The only real disadvantage of playing at an online casino is that players with addictive personalities can end up losing lots of money. However, you could say the same about betting shops, land based casino, arcades, or other similar land based gaming venues. If you do have a gambling problem then perhaps you should avoid visiting online casinos altogether. However, it is possible to set deposit limits, spending limits and session time limits at most of today’s online casinos and I recommend that you set these limits as soon as you sign up to an online casino.
One of the other disadvantages of playing at an online casino is that when you win, you cannot physically touch the chips or your money. This cash remains as ‘virtual funds’, at least until you have transferred your winnings and then withdrawn the cash from your preferred banking institution. The entire withdrawal process can take up to 48 hours, or even longer if you are using a much slower payment method to withdraw your winnings. If you are in a real life casino, the money is yours straight away, there’s no waiting around whatsoever. You can actually touch and smell your winnings, something which you cannot do when playing online.
One of the other obvious downsides to playing online is that you are often playing alone. This means that the experience of winning big in an online casino can often be a lonely experience. You can’t just hug the nearest random stranger stood next to you when playing online and you can’t enjoy any sights, sounds and smells that you can normally enjoy when playing in a real life gaming venue. The closest you can get to this when playing online is to play in a Live Dealer Casino, but even then, the experience can still be a lonely one.
The other downside to playing online is that there seems to be a growing number rogue casinos out there which are powered by faulty software and are controlled by ruthless operators. Just be careful and try to avoid these sites at all costs. Don’t just sign up to any old casino. An unlicensed online casino will offer you absolutely no legal support should some kind of issue arise.
The rogue casino operator might be reluctant to play you’re your winnings and if this happens you will have absolutely no way of getting your hands on what’s rightfully yours. To avoid disappointment, only ever play in a fully licensed online casino which is controlled by a trustworthy operator with a proven track record.