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The undeniable appeal for online gaming

As fans of gaming, we can all be guilty of adhering to the toxicity that’s often involved within the various online communities. We only have to look at how we address other gamers who go against the characters we ship to see that this is true, or look at how we disregard players who prefer console games to PC ones. Even though this is part and parcel of the experience, we much prefer when we can freely discuss our passions and the games we love, which brings us to this article.


When we need to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life, we tend to reach for our mobile phones or tablet and load up an online casino. Upon telling fellow gamers this, so many are one, surprised, and two, a little disgusted that such activities are part of our staple gaming scene. And yet, if you look at the growth of the industry, not to mention the various themes of games released every month, you soon see an adaptive and contemporary community.


Back before online gaming and mobile activities became so big, it was almost unheard of for someone to dub themselves a gamer if they only used such services. However, since the boom in iGaming, the inclusion of casual gamers has been immense, so much so that more subgenres of players pop up on what feels like a daily basis. What is more, there’s also the undeniable pull of free gaming which plays a huge part in the appeal of casino games for us.


Even though you can download demos on console and computer, as well as signing up to Games with Gold and offer such membership promotions, it’s rare to get all your games for free. However, when you play with certain casinos online, most of the time they’ll offer freeplay on a wide array of titles, even including those newly released. For us, this is such a relief, as we can get all the entertainment value of the game, we can trigger all the bonus features, and yet our bank account total remains the same.


The biggest issue those of you trying out casino games for the first time will find, is that the depth of online activities doesn’t tend to be as tangible as with other mediums. For example, a slot machine may have a background story, and it may too deliver a skills based level in which you can play, but for the most part it’s about spinning reels. Whereas a console/PC title will likely have different levels, free roaming gameplay, and characters you can customise. Although we understand this lack of scope can be tough to get used to, once you get past it, the spoils of casino games are tenfold.


Having written this piece, we don’t expect you to be chomping at the bit to try out a new casino or its services, but we’d at least hope that we’ve demonstrated how accessible and fun this type of gaming can be.

About Matt Kelly

Born in the same year as Luigi and sporting similarly distinctive facial hair, I'm privileged to have experienced the expansion of my favourite industry ever since. I'm a self-certified advocate of all things nostalgic, but my absolute highest regards are reserved for blue hedgehogs, blue skies and broken sound barriers.