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Online Casinos vs. Brick&Mortar

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by ergopro, Sep 5, 2006.

    Sep 5, 2006
  1. ergopro

    ergopro Senior Member

    Gamblers Anonymous
    Thought I'd start this thread to see if I'm the only one...
    So far this year...
    Microgaming... 94 deposits, total of 4330$ cashouts 2310$
    RTG... 45 deposits, total of 2330$ cashouts 200$
    Playtech...33 deposits, total of 1255$, cashouts 0$
    Crypto...5 deposits, total of 540$, cashouts 0$
    Others...12 deposits, total of 360$, cashouts 0$
    Poker rooms...6 deposits, total of 900$, cashouts 3600$

    Brick&Mortar...3 visits, +3200$
    Last year...12 visits, +800$

    Why play at online casinos? Because it's fun and easy...profitable, in my case...NOT :D
    How about you? :)
  2. Sep 5, 2006
  3. venetian

    venetian Dormant account

    Corp Director for a College
    Interesting topic. I love how you have documented everything. I did that for about two years and then stopped. (note to self...start documenting again) I have done better at online casinos for the last few years. I used to go to Vegas every few weeks and at that time I would have said that B&M were better. We only have Indian casinos where I live and they are not regulated the same (or at all) like Vegas/Atlantic City. So for this year I would say online has been better than my local B&M.
  4. Sep 5, 2006
  5. soflat

    soflat Senior Member

    I never win at brick & mortar casinos, but they are a lot of fun. I've been to Biloxi and Las Vegas so far this year and lost about $800 total.

    Online I've done very well.
  6. Sep 5, 2006
  7. trips to win

    trips to win Dormant account

    own a hospitality business
    upstate NY
    my 2 cents

    B&M casinos kill me but they are all Indian casinos around me and their payout percentages suck big time. On-lines have been a bit better but not much. I got really lucky when I first started playing on-line. Hit JP on Couch Potato and Cool Buck within the same week playing with big welcome deposit bonuses thru Platinum Play and Lucky Nugget. Cashed out some decent amounts back then. However, the last year and a half or so has been crap win wise. Dribs and drabs here and there. I am even getting sick of my favorite RTG casino - iNetBet. Slots are sooooo stinking tight it's ridiculous.
    Fruit Frenzy over 25,000 -- Dollar Derby over 15,000 ?? Goes to show you how tight they really are. Then when a rarer than hens teeth bonus round finally shows up, the payout is ludicrous. Am I griping, whining, and complaining? Yeppers. But my life is boring, my husband makes me want to commit murder, and menopause has done me no favors. Perhaps, as per my usual, I am overreacting but I still think on-line casinos have taken most of us for a ride the last year or so.
  8. Sep 5, 2006
  9. two_card

    two_card Dormant account

    I can smoke my cigars at B&M.
    Divorce city if I did that at home.

    Results from wagering at B&M vs online are about the same.
    However the B&M comps add several $000 a year,
  10. Sep 5, 2006
  11. silcnlayc

    silcnlayc Just one more spin pleez! CAG MM PABnonaccred PABaccred

    IT Director of Operations
    Left Hungary
    Way ahead at B&M casinos here...free $300 rooms weekly/monthly, food, casino money WITHOUT T&C's :D . Lots of comps without T&c's :lolup: :thumbsup: A tad behind at the online casinos. :mad:

    Love how you broke down the issues...reminder to self....Start keeping track too! :rolleyes:
  12. Sep 5, 2006
  13. silkprint

    silkprint Dormant account

    Yup ...I work
    I do better online and that's not saying much LOL .
    I think online I am about even whereas if I broke even at a land that would be a good night .
  14. Sep 6, 2006
  15. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Too tired to break it all down, but this year to date:
    B&M: Don't think I've been this year (?)
    Online +$2,444
    Would have been much higher if I stayed away from Playtech & RTG... :mad:
  16. Sep 6, 2006
  17. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse

    Pencil Pusher
    B&M: Money-wise, down a bit, but all the comps (suites, booze, food, money -- NO WR!!) put me up overall. One of my trips last year, just before leaving, I collected $150 in cash back from points earned. They didn't even lock the doors and make me stay to wager it. I felt as if I were sneaking off with the silverware...

    What I like about B&M: The sounds, the smells, the food, the gambling, the pillowtop mattresses ...

    Online: I'm waaaaay down for this year, losing my profits from the last 2 years. (It's not nearly as much fun anymore.)

    What I like about online gambling: I can gamble in my pajamas. And I don't have to drive 6+ hours and miss 4 days work. And I used to be able to cash out on a pretty regular basis. I never worried about my NETeller going dry. That was then...
  18. Sep 6, 2006
  19. 1819

    1819 Dormant account

    retired athlete
    great thread...i play for entertainment only. win or lose i really dont care and thats the truth. online is great for "feedin the need" but i am treated like a king in vegas and atlantic city so i make it a point to get to a brick and morter at least twice a month. smoking a fat cigar, drinking top shelf on the house, and nothing beats a hot shave with a strait razor when someone does it for you. b&m all the way baby!
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  20. Sep 6, 2006
  21. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred


    Unless you are playing at multiplayer tables(excluding poker), it seems that you handle games/venues where there is interaction with other people much better than relying on pure luck. Frankly, I wouldnt hope to meet you in a poker game, ergopro.
  22. Sep 6, 2006
  23. Reef

    Reef Dormant account

    I'd say live and online are about the same .. BJ takes my $$$ in both venues.
  24. Sep 6, 2006
  25. nafanny29

    nafanny29 Dormant account

    financail adviser
    London, England
    Neither would I. From the last CM tourney "Hes SO aggressive" LOL. I can tell hes a very good player just from that 1 tourney :thumbsup:

    Anyway I play online (Mostly poker) with a single aim to win money. At B&Ms I play (Mostly BJ and craps) to get drunk and enjoy myself and maybe win big if im lucky that night!! I find live poker really slow and boring at times especially fixed limit which is my game.
    1 person likes this.
  26. Sep 6, 2006
  27. ergopro

    ergopro Senior Member

    Gamblers Anonymous
    It seems most of the people enjoy B&M...which is no wonder if you consider the social aspect of it and the atmosphere...What I've noticed is, that if I had a long dry period before, I kinda lost the interest with online casinos for a week or two...These days after opening a casino software I mostly start to think that what's the point of watching those damn reels spin or those card being dealt. I'd say that I would've hit a jackpot if I put aside all those 45cent and 2.25$ bets to a glass bottle every time I decided to open up my puter and give it a few spins...Yes, there's some sort of thrill and excitement of possibly hitting something big...but even if I didn't win anything from a B&M casino, I'd still be enjoying myself with a few drinks, listening to a bad piano player and possibly eating some good food- I bet I'm not the only one who can say that after playing a few years, the online gaming isn't as much fun as it used to be (it still is, kinda)...it's just like that new fancy thing that later became a bad habit :D Still, I want my 5scatters :lolup:
    1 person likes this.
  28. Sep 7, 2006
  29. RobWin

    RobWin closed account

    Who knows?
    A Vault!
    Absolutely Land Based Here :

    Free Roundtrip Airline Tickets, sometimes charter private

    Suites and sometimes Suites w/Butler service

    Free Cash coupons/comps each month

    Shopping Sprees for my wife

    Markers and Credit lines, no questions asked

    VIP Hosts at our beckon call

    Free Meals, Drinks and Shows

    Free Limo Service

    Backstage Passes/Private Introductions

    When in Vegas or Tahoe...Gratuities that I can not mention here/:cool:

    Free Recreation Trips, Sport Fishing, Golf, Grand Canyon..you name it Etc..Etc

    Spa Pampering for the wife, rose petals sprinkled on master bed/bath floor, champagne our choice, chocolate covered strawberries, turn down service Etc...Etc.

    Need I say more......P.S. Just so you guys know I am not considered a whale either...just a long term loyal customer of Harrah's Casinos....and best of all NO F**KING TERMS & CONDITIONS

    :D :D :D
  30. Sep 7, 2006
  31. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster Ueber Meister CAG

    Mathematician by day, online gambler by night.
    How much do you need lose to get this sort of treatment?

    I have found online casinos extremely generous. I use my online profits to pay for my trips to Las Vegas. Btw, for those who claim that there are no T&C for land based casino comps, I know of at least one case where a gambler wanted to use his already earned comps for a non-gambling trip to Vegas with his wife and he was told he would have to gamble at his usual rate, otherwise he would have to pay the full rate for the room.
  32. Sep 7, 2006
  33. nafanny29

    nafanny29 Dormant account

    financail adviser
    London, England
    Hope your wife doesnt see this post :lolup:
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2006
  34. Sep 7, 2006
  35. Lord_Have_Mercy

    Lord_Have_Mercy Quit Gambling

    Parts, Unknown
    Brick&Mortar all the way baby. I live in Atlanta and the nearest Brick&Mortar besides North Carolina which is Video (Online Gaming) is Mississippi. I promised my wife to save all my money from deposits would have been made via online. And we drive 6 hours to Mississippi twice a month. I've been online gaming since '98 and its has gotten bad. I for once loved Brick&Mortar the atmosphere is A-1.
  36. Sep 7, 2006
  37. pacers31

    pacers31 Banned Used - Repetitive violations of <a href="ht

    Marketing Rep

    Online casinos: Plus - convience
    Online casinos: Minus - convience!!

    B&M casinos: Plus - More fun, no WRs, instant payouts
    B&M casinos: Minus - commute to and from, smoking, obnoxious players

    Overall, both are losers in the end. I have no luck at all online for two years or so now. I only play bodog anymore, but it is futile as well. Good site, just never ever win anything. I'm thinking about chucking them too of late. I really get a kick out of all you virtuous people out there who say they only play for fun!! You must like the agony of defeat if your idea of fun is losing! Noone plays strictly for fun, some people have the money to just throw away I guess, but not most of us!!
    1 person likes this.
  38. Sep 8, 2006
  39. RobWin

    RobWin closed account

    Who knows?
    A Vault!

    There has always been misconceptions about how players really get considered for VIP treatment, believe me on this one, it absolutely does not matter how much you lose or win......what a casino really looks at is your playthru (rollover) amounts and also your total time spent on the rollover per session (grind time).....you can verify this with any seasoned VIP Host or a Casino Manager.

    Example of this would be say I go into a casino with $8K-$10K of my own money and have really bad luck and lose $8K - $10K in a five hour period and you go into the same casino and have some good luck with your $1K - $2k that you take in and you have some decent wins on some slot machines and you are able to play for lets say 10 - 12 hours that day.Then the casino would see in their system that you had actually rolled over $22K or so thru the machines, then you would get the VIP treatment instead of me, even though I had brought a lot more of my own money than you had into the casino. :cool:

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