Successful athletes talk about the thrill of success. Football players reminisce about picking the turf from their facemasks and joining their teammates at midfield to celebrate the game-winning touchdown. Jockeys wave their riding crops with joy as they pass the wire in first.
Winning is an incredible feeling, even when all you win is the game itself. But eventually, we need something more. You can’t measure happiness, you can’t use it for something else, and it always fades over time.
So what can you get from a game that can be measured, can be used for something else, and never fades away? The obvious answer is money.
While there’s no proof that the origins of gambling are in sports, it’s clear that the two are a perfect match. And since there are only so many ball games to bet on, casino gambling came along.
Roulette, blackjack, craps, and all their friends came along as an opportunity to pass the time with some fun, and somewhere along the way, money became involved. Betting on the games made them a lot more interesting when the appeal of the first few hours of poker had faded.
Of course, laws in the U.S. limit the number of locations where casino gambling can happen. However, the internet has stepped in to fill the void, and now you can hit the casino right here without traveling to a real casino or riverboat.
The fun is undeniable. No matter where you are–on the couch at home, taking a break at work, or stuck at the mall–you can log in and play a few rounds or hands, and you can come away with money. Real money!
We’ve known for years how much fun it is to play arcade and virtual reality games at home. But it’s been only the last few years that we have been able to get the full casino experience on a wireless device.
It took several big innovations to make it happen. First, we had to get devices fast enough to operate the games. We also had to have strong wireless data networks and in-home wifi to communicate with the systems. There also had to be a secure means to upload your initial wagers and to retrieve your subsequent winnings. And finally, of course, somebody had to create the games.
Now that they have, the options are unlimited. The long-standing world of video games and the upstart option of online casino games represent the two major areas of online gaming: Intense, multi-player games that can last for hours or days, and quick, spin-of-the-wheel casino options that amplify the fun by providing cash winnings. There is definitely something for everybody now.
Online casino gambling can give you all the thrills of playing sports yourself, and the best part is that you won’t be wearing a face mask or swinging a jockey’s whip. You definitely won’t get wet. All you’ll end up with is a little extra money and the thrill of winning it.