Meeting Lady Luck Online
May 14, 2013 :: Posted by - Wildlily1 :: Category - Miscellaneous
Gamblers enjoy the fun, excitement and challenge of any encounter with Lady Luck. When you win a few bucks in the bargain: all the more entertainment value. Plus, when you win, you really played for free.
The United States is a country that loves to gamble. Market studies report that over 60 percent of Americans gamble in some form or another. The National Council On Problem Gambling reports that in 2013, 2 to 3 percent of the population or almost 9 million people in the U.S. gamble compulsively. No matter if it is bingo at the church hall for charity, buying a lottery ticket, wagering on a sporting event or playing slots online or at a land-based casino: gambling is one of the nation’s fastest growing and most lucrative commerce arenas. Within the United States, gambling is a $40 billion dollar industry, generating more revenue than theme parks, spectator sports, cruise ships, movies and music combined. At the latest count, there are over 1500 brick and mortar casinos in the United States. Las Vegas has the most land-based casinos with 112.
Richard Allen Johnson with Safe Gaming System reports, “According to a recent study by the American Gaming Association, which counted direct and indirect spending, U.S. casinos and the industries that depend on them made a $125 billion economic splash in 2010 — equal to 1 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. The report shows 566 casinos in 22 states supported about $125 billion in spending and 820,000 U.S. jobs in 2010. Direct consumer casino spending accounts for about 350,000 jobs and $50 billion. About one-third of the money came from non-gambling sources. Indirect spending generated about 470,000 jobs and $76 billion. Taxes paid directly by the industry in 2010 totaled nearly $16 billion; $25 billion when indirect activity is counted. Today, 42 states operate lotteries, 37 have commercial, Indian or racetrack casinos and only 2 – Utah and Hawaii – don’t allow any form of gambling.”
The first online casino launched in 1995. Today, with the amazing advances in computer technology and Internet access worldwide, there are literally thousands of online casinos where the adventurous can play all their favorite games from the comfort of their couch or anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
Online casinos elevate the entire gaming experience to a whole new level; it’s almost magic. At the touch of your keyboard or mobile device, you can have your pick of a diverse array of reputable 5-star online casinos.
Whether your favorite game is poker, keno, slots, roulette, baccarat, backgammon or bingo, a quick Internet search will return a seemingly endless assortment of online gaming options. Perhaps you prefer to play the ponies or bet on other sports events. If you are in the mood to place a wager: it is easy to find an online casino to place your bet. When searching online to find a reputable online casino, savvy gamblers read the reviews from other players. The best online casinos share similar characteristics.
- · 24/7 “live” customer service by phone, chat or e-mail.
- · Clean, pleasing graphics
- · An easy to navigate site that functions smoothly
- · Never sanctioned, banned or blacklisted
- · Consistent positive reviews from other players
- · Legally licensed and registered
- · Offers generous sign-up bonuses
- · Accepts all major credit cards
- · Provides multiple methods of transferring funds
- · Pays out promptly via credit card deposit, wire transfer or check
- · The site is offer in your native language
Roll the dice, pick a team, select your numbers, calculate your cards, cross your fingers and say a prayer: if the “Lady” smiles, you’re the next big winner. Online gambling isn’t easy. It requires risk and faith: that’s why it’s called gambling. When you gamble you assume a calculated risk while believing you have a good chance of winning. The pleasure is in that moment you feel “lucky”: when you experience the edge that whispers you can beat the house.
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