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What are the advantages of playing online casino games in Canada?

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When you think of gambling in Canada you’d be forgiven for thinking of sports betting. And while ice hockey, CNL, and other sports are hugely popular with punters, casino games are also widely played. 

The legality of gambling in Canada is a lot more black-and-white than in the USA, and there is no shortage of choice of either land-based or online casinos. But, following the industry trends worldwide, online casinos are picking up more business than ever – easily eclipsing their land-based counterparts. One reason for this is that online casinos attract gamblers who may not have ever set foot – or intended to – in a land-based casino. But there are myriad other benefits for Canadians playing casino games online, so let’s look a bit closer. 

A wider demographic

Land-based casinos can be, for the uninitiated, intimidating places. Beginners can feel a little out of their depth with the rules of games, technical terms such as big and small blinds in poker, or split hands in blackjack, and bankroll management. 

Online casinos offer the chance to learn games easily, help with calculating odds in real-time, and the comfort of playing in your home (or on the go). The ubiquity of online casinos – as well as plentiful bonuses, promotion, and jackpots – has widened the appeal of casino games, and Canadian newcomers feel more comfortable. Those who have never visited a land-based casino are flocking to play online. 

Bonuses

One factor that leads punters to play in online casinos is the range of bonuses and promotions available. 

Online casinos in Canada typically offer bonuses for new players, as well as for repeat customers. According to CasinoTopsOnline players are opting more and more to play online to take advantage of these bonuses. Promotions abound in online casinos – special prizes aren’t always in the form of money, Canadian casinos have been known to offer such prizes as cars, electronic gadgets, and sports equipment. There are plenty of resources online which summarise available promotions, bonuses, and jackpots. 

Convenience

No need to get dressed up and venture into town to play casino games. Being able to access games from the comfort of your own home, be it on desktop or mobile devices, is a big factor in the popularity of online casinos. For players who have limited mobility, children – parents know how hard it can be to get a night off – or live in a remote location can now enjoy the atmosphere and potential winnings of casino games. 

Canadian casinos typically have 24/7 support as well, so any comments, complaints, or queries can be handled in a matter of moments. And as most online casinos have their own dedicated apps, it’s easier than ever to play on your smartphone or tablet, meaning you can enjoy your favourite games from the train, the bus, or – always popular – the restroom. 

Choice of games

This is an area where online casinos have a distinct advantage over land-based ones. The development of games has come on leaps and bounds, and whether you enjoy gambling at the card tables, roulette wheels, or good old slot machines, there is no shortage of options available. 

In games such as blackjack, baccarat, or poker rule variations are on offer, and roulette wheels often feature bonuses and special features. As with most regions, iconic slot machines have enduring popularity among Canadian players. But classic Vegas-style slots are just the tip of the iceberg – modern online slots feature cutting edge graphics, often based on themes from TV shows and films, and now incorporate storylines, narrative features, and different levels. 

The COVID 19 factor

2020 has been defined by the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. This has meant that more and more people are finding ways to entertain themselves while maintaining social distance. 

Alongside streaming, online gaming, and remote access lectures, webinars, and events, online casino gambling has seen a surge in popularity. Canada responded quickly to the need for lockdown measures, and many have turned to playing in online casinos for entertainment – with the added incentive of jackpots and promotions. 

Technology and socializing

Virtual reality (VR) is finally starting to live up to its potential, and online casinos are making use of it in ways that players find compelling. Video poker (and other card games) with live dealers, roulette wheels with video capabilities, and full VR casinos with the option to interact with other players and casino workers are gradually becoming prevalent. As well as interacting with strangers, many players encourage their friends to join in, making the casinos sociable places, as well as offering entertainment and atmosphere. And with the technology becoming ever more affordable, we can expect to see this develop further. 

Canadians are spoilt for choice when it comes to online casinos. A huge selection of gaming options, great bonuses and payouts, and cutting edge technology has made the industry boom and looks set to continue. 

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