Gambling can be defined as taking a bet on an uncertain
outcome or a game of chance for stakes. Online
gambling is the general term for gambling over the internet.
There are a variety of online gambling types, which are categorized
according to their interface. Web based online casinos are
website based casinos that do not require the downloading
of any software. The games on these websites require quite
a high bandwidth and use browser plug-ins such as Flash, Shockwave
Download based casinos, as with the majority
African online casinos require the download of some software
which enables to client to play without compromising their
bandwidth. The software connects to the casino service provider
without browser support and these online casinos are generally
faster than web based sites.
and download casinos are now becoming more common where
players are now able to interact with actual real time,
live games that are being played in a world casino environment.
The players are able to see, hear and chat to the dealer
and the other players. This innovation has been made
possible by the introduction of live video streaming
software into the online casino packages.
So is it skill or luck?
Beginners often ask if online casino games require skill
or if they are a game of chance. Some casino games do
require skill and some are purely based on luck but
some types require a combination of both. Examples of
skill based games include Blackjack and Poker and an
example of a luck based game would be slots.
Experienced and professional
gamblers have increased their skill levels by analyzing
their previous wins and by memorizing and using mathematical
prediction methods to determine the probability of winning.
This helps to reduce their losses – beginners
can do the same by using opportunities to develop their
skills, increase their knowledge of the games and reduce
the house edge.
Practice does make perfect in this case! Veteran gamblers
also tend to play those games that have a smaller house
edge, loading the game in their favour and providing
with a house edge of just 1% in some cases. Luck based
games are different from skill based games as there
is little that you can do to influence the outcome.
A win or a loss is purely random!