When it comes down to life-changing inventions, you can’t argue about the fact that the internet is probably the most influential and pivotal inventions in the history of mankind. What’s even more remarkable is the fact that it has only really been a part of everyday life for around two decades. Another invention, again technology-based, that has proven to be a real game-changer (pun intended) is the smart phone/tablet.

Thanks to smart technology, we can now browse the web from pretty much anywhere, at any time. This is one of the main reasons why online casinos and online gambling websites have become so vastly popular over the years. If you’re a fan of online casinos and gambling, here are 5 fun facts about online casinos that you may not have been aware of.

 

Men prefer online gambling to women

Now before anybody gets offended or cries sexism, this isn’t a sweeping generalisation, it is a proven fact, backed up by reliable data and research. According to recent statistics, just under 84% of all online gamblers are male.

 

Card counting is not illegal

If you believe the movies, or what you read in some tabloid presses, you’ll be forgiven for believing that card counting is illegal. The reality however, is that in Blackjack, card counting is perfectly legal. The casinos however, hate it because it means that they are likely to lose money to the paying customer, so they do whatever they can to try and stop it. If you find yourself in a shady, less-reputable back-alley casino however, our advice would be to refrain from counting cards.

Slots are very popular

Online casinos are now as common as websites dedicated to funny memes, but do you know what the most popular online casino game is? It isn’t poker, nor is it Blackjack, it’s actually slots. Online slots are believed to be so popular because of their simplicity to play. There’s very little thinking involved in online slots, but don’t let that fool you into thinking they aren’t fun, because they are, and this is proven by the fact that statistically they’re the most popular game to be played via online casinos.

 

11% of all internet users are online gamblers

To emphasise just how popular online casinos are, you may be interested to hear that out of all internet users scattered all over the globe, 11% are online gamblers. Despite slots being the most popular online casino game, worldwide, it is believed that most online gamblers consider poker to be their game of choice.

 

Online casinos provide lotteries – As if having the ability to play poker in bed, 24/7 wasn’t appealing enough, another reason why online casinos are so popular is because of the fact that they provide lotteries. More than 1 in 2 people located all over the globe play some variant of a lottery, so if the Euromillions hasn’t been kind to you, why not check out the online casinos instead?