Online betting has become increasingly common, with steady growth of at least 10 years. Following this trend, physical casinos, giant complexes that have always made money from their visitors in live games, have also decided to take a slice of this market.
These online games are the same games that you can play in a real casino, with big tables, dealers and dozens of people interested in playing. Roulette, poker, slot machines, blackjack and bingo are some examples of games that are possible to play at home, on your computer.
This can be seen as a strategy to make even more money, but when looking at the figures provided by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, one realizes that online platforms are being the difference between a month of growth and one of recess.
Online betting helps Atlantic City casinos
In recent data released by gambling authorities in Atlantic City, a city in the United States well known for its casinos, the profit obtained by the 7 analyzed casinos was US $ 205.3 million, something around R $ 635 million at the current price .
These numbers represent an increase of 0.3% in relation to the year 2016, but a curious fact that can be taken from the report is that the decisive factor between growth and decline in profit was online betting. Without this platform, casinos would have a deficit of almost 2% compared to last year.
Richard Schwartz, president of one of the casinos, says that this market will only grow in 2017, mainly due to the increased facility to deposit money and start playing. The New Jersey online gambling market profited $ 18.7 million in February of that year, up 27% from 2016.
Schwartz also says that online gaming represents a growth vehicle for the gambling industry, as it attracts a younger audience, or at least is not used to gambling in real casinos. Some sites have been growing at 25% per month since launch, an impressive number that could spell a new era for casinos.
Surveys by casinos also indicate that the public accustomed to physical casinos, after trying the online platform, spend up to 15% more in their establishments as they end up returning more to the casino.
Online casinos benefit countries that do not have casinos
Brazil, as well as the other countries that do not have casinos due to local laws, only benefit from more online gambling platforms. Many of these sites allow players from around the world, as long as it is legal in the country, and a greater variety of sites is always good for us, the customers.
The more casinos and companies realize the potential of online blackjack, online poker and online slots for their income, the better promotions will be offered by the sites and the more gaming options.