There are a couple ways to gamble. There’s the traditional way: get in your car, drive to the casino, and try and find an open seat at a crowded table to throw down some and hopefully win some cash. The other way is a lot more convenient: wake up in the morning, don’t worry about showering or getting dressed, login to your online casino account, and have your choice of hundreds of casino games to bet on.

The latter is becoming the new way for gamblers to get their casino fix and is proving to be a much more convenient option. Do you prefer the housecoat to a raincoat? Sure you do.

In this blog post we’ll take a look at the top three reasons why online casino gaming is exploding in popularity with no sign of slowing down.

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Reason #1:  The Bonuses and Promotions

Online casinos, more so than land-based casinos, offer a variety of bonuses and promotions to try and draw in and keep new customers. After all, in your local town there are only so many casinos. Online, there are countless casinos all vying for your attention, so as a player you get showered in free money.

Most of these bonuses are given to the player upon sign up, and can continue with monthly promotions, referrals, and progressive jackpots. The “free money” is a staple of online casinos and can be a stark contrast from land-based casinos. If you ask for free money at a land-based casino you will be given a fresh cup of coffee in a styrofoam cup and a pat on the back and told to sit down and shut the hell up.

Reason #2:  The Land-based Casino Feel

Online casinos offer the same games and jackpots that land-based casinos offer. Poker, bingo, blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and sportsbook are just a few of the cornerstone casino games that are available online as well.

The above illustrates that you are basically getting all of the benefits of a land-based casino, with none of the drawbacks like the chain smoker that has taken to telling you extended version stories about her grandchildren.

Reason #3:  Games, Games, and More Games

Online casinos often offer more games, in terms of variety and style, than land-based casinos. Remember, space and location are not an impediment for online casinos, so they can promote hundreds of games on their site. Imagine walking into a casino that is the size of six Costcos, and instantly teleports you anywhere you want to go. Playing online is kind of like that, but with your own kitchen following you around.

Examples of Online Casinos

Silver Oak Casino,  Slots of Vegas, and Palace of Chance, are all examples of prominent online casinos that offer all the services, if not more, than a land-based casino. A few of these sites even offer up helpful tools and FAQ for their players, which land-based casinos may not be able to provide as effectively. Certain sites host several million players, which is a strong indication of how the gambling landscape is changing and where players are going to hone their craft.