Online Roulette Surges Due To Coronavirus Lockdown
Many major sports league around the world suspended their season in March. This greatly affected the gambling industry, most especially sports betting. With virtually no sports betting activities, gamblers turned towards online roulette.
The surge of online roulette
In general, the online gambling industry have experienced quite a surge in user activity. However, there is one particular avenue of this industry that have enjoyed exponential growth since the lockdown began, and that is online roulette.
Following the major sports lockdown in March, major search engines have reported a significant spike in user search related to gambling. Although online gambling is a relatively new niche for many traditional gamblers, this platform provide some of the easiest games to learn.
Another factor that helped the surge of online roulette is the ease of how these platforms can be accessed. All a user need is a device, like a smartphone or a computer that can access the internet. They don’t need to be physically inside a betting shop or a casino to be able to play the games.
This relative ease is what makes online gambling platforms attractive. Most of these platforms also give their players various bonuses and perks for them to play more bets. These platforms also give out substantial amounts of prizes to winners.
Lasting effect to the gambling industry
Prior to the surge of the coronavirus pandemic, people are still flocking betting shops and casinos for their gambling activities. Now that these people have been introduced into online gambling, some industry experts are worried that they might not come back to their traditional habits.
Online casinos and gambling platforms offer a very easy means to gamble. People do not need to be physically inside a gambling house to do so. For some people, this is an excellent advantage although some might argue that it removes the social aspect of gambling.
For most gamblers, gambling is a social activity that can be enjoyed by multiple people at the same time. However, because of lockdown protocols like physical distancing, this very notion that gambling is a social activity has been rendered moot.
With some countries now recovering and starting to ease down lockdown protocols, several major sports leagues around the world are also resuming their season. A recent statistics revealed that people have been spending a lot of time gambling since they are forced to stay at home because of the lockdown.
As with the lasting effect of the lockdown to the gambling industry, experts say that it is hard to predict. There are some that have embraced the new online gambling platform, while there are also a significant portion of gamblers that still prefer the traditional and physical way.
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