Lockdown has taken its toll on all of us and it’s easy to get bored and want to experience new things. If you’ve tried all the traditional suggestions and wish to try something that gives you an adrenaline rush, or whether you’re simply looking to have fun and try your luck on gambling, casino gaming might be for you.
COVID-19 and the impact on gambling
Coronavirus has impacted many businesses and gambling has taken a hit too. With venues having to shut down and financial cuts, casinos are operating less but players are turning to online casino sites, though the experience may not be as dazzling as a live venue, online sites have a lot more perks to live venues.
Lockdown and Online Gambling
During lockdown it might be nice to try a new avenue of entertainment. Online gambling has a very immersive feel and can be done from the privacy of your own home. We would never suggest that online gambling is a good way of making money, it may just be a new experience for an element of fun. Of course, sites have a responsibility to protect their players from any unhealthy gaming habits and many reputable platforms will have measures in place to ensure the fun doesn’t turn into something consequential.
Some real-life casinos will still remain open and follow strict guidelines, but if you’re completely new to the world of gambling, it’s good to check out reviews of games and sites. These reviews will tell you all the important bits about payout rates, consumer rating, cash withdrawal methods, accessibility and so on.
Online gambling has been trending even before lockdown, and betting shops often have a real-life venue as well as an online platform e.g. William Hill (UK), Springbok Casino (South Africa) and SkyCity (New Zealand).
Lifestyle choices and Gambling
As touched on before, online gambling is never a recommended way of making money. It can be a fun way of gaining little monetary wins, most good and reputable sites will have an Return to Player (RTP) which is an amount the slot will pay back to the player over a series of bets – it’s worth pointing out that the player will need to bet a few high stake bets before the RTP will work.