18 Fun Facts About Online Casino
Online casinos are treated with excitement, fascination and awe by people in India and around the world. There are many myths and some all-time tales about online casino gaming. Unfortunately, most of the myths and tales are untrue and baseless.
Below, we have together with Casino Express India collected some fun facts about online casino gaming. We hope by the end of the article you will have learnt some new facts before you start to play Online Casino in India.
1. Slots are sometimes called Fruit machines
The early slot machines would offer wins in form of fruit flavoured chewing gums. The symbols on the reels also had the images of fruits such as cherries, melon, apple and oranges among others.
2. Online roulette is sometimes referred as ‘The Devils game’
The numbers on the roulette wheel total 666 and hence it is often associated with the devil’s supposed number. However, this has no effect whatsoever on roulette gaming and you can win honest rewards on a roulette game.
3. The first online casino hit the internet in 1994
Despite some of the games such as slots being developed as early as 1895, the first online casino was only developed 100 years later. The first online casino was developed by Microgaming in 1994.
4. Online Slots machines used to be called one armed bandits
You can play online slots by spinning the reels using the spin button or Auto play button. But did you know that the original name for slots back in 1895 was one- armed bandits? They were referred by this name as they required one to spin the reels using a handle or arm. The name had nothing to do with crime, although some gamblers may still have played them and lost in some rounds!
5. You do not have to be embarrassed about having the lowest number of chips at the table
Online casino gaming offers you some anonymity and no one can tell whether you have the smallest or the largest size of chips at the table, which boosts your ego. You only have to find a table that has suitable betting limits that are convenient to your budget.
6. Gambling is popular across all genders
There has always been a myth that casino gaming is majorly enjoyed by men. However, the online gaming market has made it possible for players to gamble anonymously and the online casino industry is presently filled with men and women in equal numbers.
7. The average age of online casino gamblers is 30 to 40 years
Online casino gambling is mostly enjoyed by the above age group mostly because underage or players below 18 years are not allowed to gamble. Most players who are tech savvy are between the ages of 30 to 40 and lastly because younger players are also into video consoles than in online casino
8. Men prefer games of Skill while women prefer games of chance
According to research, players from both genders have been known to win in both skill-based and games of chance. There is no specific game that is preserved or played by one gender only.
9. A Scrap metal dealer won Rs 17Crore in the online Sikkim Super Lottery
The winner of Sikkim online lottery in May 2006, Jai Prakash Jaiswal won the jackpot in 75 minutes after buying his lottery ticket worth only Rs 10.
10. The biggest win in online progressive slots jackpot was won on Mega Moolah
A $21.7 million jackpot in Mega Moolah was won by a lucky player on placing a bet of 75 cents at the Grand Mondial online casino in September 28, 2018.
11. You do not have to place the biggest bet to win more money
Players have been known to win large sums of money and jackpots in online casinos after making a small bet. The winnings depend on chance rather than the size of the bet
12. You cannot count cards in online blackjack
Card shuffling is a great strategy in blackjack. However, online virtual and live blackjack cards are shuffled automatically after each hand hence there is no use of trying to count cards in order to win.
13. Only 33% of online casino players can be termed as professional gamblers
Majority of online casino players play the games for entertainment and fun.
14. The ‘Dead man’s hand’ in online poker is not a bad hand
The dead man’s hand, which refers to two pairs of aces and eights is considered unlucky though it is not always so and one can still win with it. The hand simply refers to the supposed cards that a gambler, Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was shot dead.
15. 90% of slots players opt for online casino gaming than at land-based casinos
Only 10% of punters choose to play slots at a land based casino while 90% of the players choose online casinos. This means that it is more interesting to play games online.
16. The longest poker game took 8 years back in 1881 at the Birdcage Theatre
On average an online poker gaming session takes 1 to 8 hours depending on the number of players involved. However, the longest poker gaming session is recorded as having taken 8 years and 5 months and 3 days!
17. You can tip the dealer in online live casino games
Just like in land based casinos, some operators like Evolution gaming provide the player to tip the live dealer in appreciation for good service in case they wish to do so. Next time you spot such an option on your live casino India table, you can politely leave a tip, it might earn you good gaming tips from the dealer.
18. Want some Vegas thrill? GOA is the Vegas of India
Here you won’t just enjoy some tourist gist in the air, sand on your feet, and the glorious coastal air, but you’ll also get to sample a good number of Indian land based casinos for that wild and free feeling.