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Land Casino -VS- Online Casino

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Wisenheimer, May 5, 2008.

    May 5, 2008
  1. Wisenheimer

    Wisenheimer Dormant account

    Occupation:
    gambling
    Location:
    USA
    Hi everybody!

    Over the years I've been to a few normal (land) casinos, and just recently had my first go at online gaming sites. I've tried two online casinos so far, but in both the house seems to outweigh the player by large... especially in games like Caribbean & 3card poker. I even get the feeling that it's times higher than in the 'real world' gambling halls. Am I wrong? Does anybody more familiar with the web-casinos know where I can go and win once in a while? :p
    Thanks.
     
  2. May 5, 2008
  3. GaryWatson

    GaryWatson Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Marketing Consultant
    Location:
    Europe
    3 card poker has crap odds on the land based casinos. A bit of a feast or famine game. I think the odds of winning is about 44%. Not really sure exactly but I know it is one of the worst house games at a live casino.

    If playing, I play the bonus+ box only.
     
  4. May 5, 2008
  5. aka23

    aka23 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Technical
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    The house edge of both 3-card Poker and Caribbean Stud Poker varies depending on the paytable used. However, I believe that the typical house edge range at online casinos is lower than the typical house edge range in Vegas, due to a greater chance of using an improved paytable. The best paytable I've seen anywhere for these games (either online or offline) is in the 5dimes bonus casino. Alternatively, you could play with a bonus, which would offset the house edge. For example, Intercasino is a reputable casino that offers a monthly bonus with 25xB wagering on 3-card poker. You are expected to retain about half of the bonus, if you complete the wagering on 3-card poker , using optimal strategy.
     
  6. May 5, 2008
  7. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    As a generalisation, the percentage payouts at online casinos are a fair bit better (eg: many slots are @ 95% online) but (and it's a BIIIG BUT), the variance (FYI "variance" can be loosely termed as "risk") of the games is higher. Swings and roundabouts.
     
  8. May 6, 2008
  9. paul02085

    paul02085 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Fishing :)
    Location:
    USA
    I dont know about table games but re slots i do much better online than in real casinos.
     
  10. May 6, 2008
  11. lauram

    lauram Dormant account

    Occupation:
    self employed
    Location:
    toronto
    Must admit its much easier to get the slot machine you want to play online.
    If land based casinos allowed smoking still i must say i prefer them then online i did much better there then here.
     
  12. May 6, 2008
  13. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Unfortunately Intercasino is not much use for the OP since he says he's in the USA... :(

    @ OP:
    I agree with the other posters above; online odds are usually equal to or better than B&M casinos.
    One thing which could make it seem worse is that you can play way more hands/minute online, so your bankroll goes down that much faster...

    NB; Welcome to the forum! :thumbsup:
     
  14. May 10, 2008
  15. Grey

    Grey Dormant account

    Occupation:
    education
    Location:
    France
    If the house edge at online-casino is not pleasant for you try to play at online-casino with no house edge. One of advantages online-casino is a high speed of game in comparison from a land casino under condition of honesty online-casino.
     
  16. May 11, 2008
  17. RobWin

    RobWin closed account

    Occupation:
    Who knows?
    Location:
    A Vault!
    :what::what::what:
     
  18. May 11, 2008
  19. T.W. Howdy

    T.W. Howdy Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Special Projects Director
    Location:
    Midwestern US
    What casinos is Grey referring to? The only online casino I've heard of with no house edge is the Betfair Zero Lounge, but Betfair is unavailable to Americans.
     
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  20. May 12, 2008
  21. Grey

    Grey Dormant account

    Occupation:
    education
    Location:
    France
    Also there is a Betvoyager online-casino , but it does not accept the players from USA.
     
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  22. May 12, 2008
  23. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    In the Beautiful South !!
    i still prefer land based casinos over online, i like the feeling of cash in my hand when i win and no waiting, drivers lic. sign my 1099, pay my taxes on it and im happy and ready to move on:D online makes it easier for those that cant make it to the b/m casinos or just like the thought that gambling is just a click away, which sometimes can be too easy and cause problems, but this could also be turned around the other way, alot of peeps have lost homes, marriages and worse from gambling at both places......................laurie
     
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  24. May 12, 2008
  25. lauram

    lauram Dormant account

    Occupation:
    self employed
    Location:
    toronto
    I also look at it this way for myself and few friends that play slots with me its 4 hour drive. So if im going to play online i can deposit 25 here or there and if not hitting move to another online casino or stop for the day but damn if im going to drive 4 hours and play with only 25 dollars and say nothing is hitting, ill drive home now and try tomorrow. I most times stay there for over 20 hours, if nothing hits down 800 900 where is online you can control what you spend easier then land based if its a drive. Land based also have comp hotels and meals and concert tickets and so on another good way to spend few hours if slots arent paying. At home you clean walk your pets lol
     
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  26. May 12, 2008
  27. classymom

    classymom Well-Known Member

    Occupation:
    Customer Service
    Location:
    Port St lucie Florida
    I lived in Las Vegas for about 10 years and I loved going to the casinos- But when I started popping out all my girls ( I have 4 :D) I couldn't go to the casino's but still wanted to play. I got hooked online, I think land casino's are great for the fact if you hit big the money is there immediately. I think I prefer online for comfort of playing in my own home.
     
  28. May 12, 2008
  29. lauram

    lauram Dormant account

    Occupation:
    self employed
    Location:
    toronto
    Thats true they pay out right away but i also wanted to point out and with reading a few threads on here i have had to show my id in land based casinos on wins over 1000. And yes was more then just my drivers lisc. health card social insurance number and yes they did ask me to let them photo copy a bill to have on file in office. With gas prices right now thats a extra deposit into online casinos right there hmmm maybe thats what ill do make my 3rd deposit this week.
     
  30. May 13, 2008
  31. Wisenheimer

    Wisenheimer Dormant account

    Occupation:
    gambling
    Location:
    USA
    Thanks a bunch! I was just looking for a casino with the good players' odds, and it sure hasn't passed my mind to look for one where the player and the house share their equal odds! :)
     
  32. May 14, 2008
  33. venetian

    venetian Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Corp Director for a College
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    When we could play in the US I would vote for online play. I felt the odds are better, your favorite machine is always available and I usually could recoup a bad session quicker. No taxes online either and you can play in your jammies!Land based are a hassel, you have to plan the trip, drive and I agree I am not going with $25! I usually stay about 10-14 hours so I have to have a good wad of cash. But since I don't have a choice I have gotten into a routine of going every Friday night for some VP & slots and I have done OK. Only had to pay taxes once so far. But don't ya just HATE the drive home?? It seems so much longer than the drive there! :D
     
  34. May 24, 2009
  35. Wisenheimer

    Wisenheimer Dormant account

    Occupation:
    gambling
    Location:
    USA
    The dull lights, the neverending tinkle of coins, the senior citizens bashing the roll button like its a life support feeding machine. I'll take the comfort of my house anyday despite free drinks.
     
  36. May 24, 2009
  37. vegetagirl2008

    vegetagirl2008 Mafia Wars Level 472

    Occupation:
    No Job Here..
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
    I rather go out then go online lose to much money IMO. I know which slots to play and don't have to worry about not getting online, software crashing, sending documents over to complete strangers. Sheesh I don't know why I started in the first place. I rather go out at least I would do more than gamble.
     
  38. May 24, 2009
  39. Balky

    Balky Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Translator
    Location:
    Croatia
    For several reasons I gamble only online
    - there are so many recommended and good casinos available
    - nothing beats the comfort of playing in your own home. If you want to play
    slots for half an hour you dont have to prepare, dress up and drive
    - you can always find good bonus offers or cashback deals
    - slots payout ratio is much higher from my experience.

    Cheers Balky
     
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