You really don’t have to put your thinking cap on for this one. What’s one word that fits the bill for an activity, risking a sum of money substantial or not, on a result, in the express hope that you make a quid or two? Ok I hear you all loud and clear shout out the word “Gamble”. Most of us apart from the saintly few have a gamble on something that takes our fancy. The top three countries where people gamble the most are Australia, Singapore and Ireland. Surprised? Me too, as I thought the USA with Vegas would feature in there somehow.
Very topical recently was betting on a sporting event which captured a worldwide audience. Sports betting had a field day – we all become ultra patriotic and put a small or not so small wager for our lads to do the business and bring home the cup. Oh how we wish and dream with our hearts full of anticipation at the thought of the glory and honour of bagging the big prize. Wishes and dreams are at the root of gambling, that’s why we play the lottery, visit bingo halls, travel to Vegas, find a local bookie to place a bet or go to a casino or play online casino games at home. Because the ultimate aim of the game is to hit the jackpot and amaze our family and friends with our good fortune. One thing that is irrefutable is, if you don’t play you don’t win.
So firstly let’s have a look at physical land based casinos and then onto online casinos, which date back to the late 90s and are far more accessible. The wise and trusted dictionary informs us that it’s a public building or room in which gambling takes place. Ok that description is somewhat intensely clinical and not in the least awe inspiring. The origin of the word is from the Italian diminutive of “casa house”. Now let’s liven things up a notch and play a little word association game. You, yes you close your eyes and think of the word casino and what is the first word that comes into your mind. ***Little pause to think*** It could be anything from Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Poker, Craps (such an unfortunate word) or Royale…get it, the film!!! Take your pick and No I’m not a mind reader and I’m not betting on your choice. Now on to visual imagery…Close your eyes again, don’t nod off this time!!! and what do you see when you think of the word Casino? It could be that you see this. James Bond aka Daniel Craig (swoon swoon) with a Bond Girl, dressed to the nines in her couture ensemble and Bond playing Sic Bo in Macau for serious money with stakes you could only dream of. Others may envisage Sean Connery in the 1967 spy comedy film Casino Royale, playing Baccarat, which is replaced by No-Limits Texas Hold’em Poker. Ok, so Casinos feature often in Bond films because of the air of sophistication they exude and the keep you on the edge of your seat anticipation and drama of the game. Oh Yes, Bond always keeps his nerves in check in true Bond Style, well he is 007…
As Casinos are plush places, most of them, not all I may add, have a dress code so don’t roll up in your t-shirt and jeans and expect to get a warm welcome and rapturous applause, especially if you intend to visit the top notch ones which include…… The Hippodrome Casino London, Foxwoods Resort Casino Connecticut, WinStar World Casino Oklahoma, Casino Baden Baden Germany, The Empire Casino London, Sun City South Africa, Casino de Monte Carlo Monaco, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, The Venetian Macau, The Bellagio Las Vegas. These are opulent establishments with state-of-the-art facilities, they scream out exclusivity, comfort and style and they aim to give their clientele a gaming experience they will never forget. So if you aspire to these places you better know your Casino Etiquette, scrub up nice, have a serious cash flow or just enjoy yourself people watching. And to all you people watchers, you have etiquette to follow to. Just as you wouldn’t sit down at a restaurant table and not order food, don’t sit down at a roulette table and not play. Definitely don’t crowd out active players by breathing down their neck and never share your pearls of wisdom with them. Totally frowned upon by the player and the house. Most of this is common sense and basic good manners, which can go out of the window if you are caught up in the excitement of the moment. So keep yourself well back if you are watching so as not to interfere with the game and be on the receiving end of bone chilling stares.
So after all the “Don’ts” on the other hand you could try your luck on an Online Casino site in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you. Online games you can play on your computer, mobile or tablet and you can choose the pace of the game. It’s virtual so no one knows or gives a monkey’s how you are dressed or if you have your slap on or not. Large land based casino establishments are somewhat feeling the pinch and are finding it a challenge to compete with the numerous online sites who have such good and tempting offers for players. Online you are spoilt for choice with a vast variety of games to try out and many can be experienced for free to see your suitability to the game. Very tempting welcome bonuses are offered to new players. There are loads of sites and like all businesses, they are vying for your custom and want you to stay with them so that they make it as attractive as possible.
You should choose wisely recommendations from friends who have tried out a site and are as happy as Larry will sway you probably in that direction. The site must be licensed by a gaming licensing authority and be furnished with a 24/7 Live Customer Support System in case you have any query you need attending to day or night. Offer a large variety of games to experience and a fast payout system when you win. When you are playing real money stakes you need to have a safe and convenient way to transfer your money. We are more than willing to help you with your choice as we only deal with tried and tested sites. We care that you enjoyed the best of the best experience in the knowledge that everything is in its place and you can play with complete peace of mind and confidence.