This article focuses on online casino operations that are standalone compared to their counterparts, which come bundled with other online gambling operations such as sportsbooks and online poker rooms.
This article discusses two main types of online casinos. All online casinos that currently exist on the Internet can be divided into one of these two different groups. The first group consists of online casinos, which are their own independent activities, with a focus entirely on the online casino product. The second group consists of online casinos, which are part of a larger online gambling network. In the case of the latter type of online casino, the chain usually also includes at least an online sports club and an online poker room, although there are also cases where other online gambling establishments are available.
Each specific approach to online casinos has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, although for the sake of brevity, only the main one for each type of online casino will be considered below.
In the case of a standalone online casino, the main advantage is related to customer focus. Since all the activity is focused on the online casino side, you will find that offline online casinos often not only have better service, but also better when it comes to providing specific amenities to their customers.
On the other hand, standalone online casinos do not have the same mass market appeal as their counterparts from online gambling networks. With a few very high profile exceptions, offline online casinos often have a hard time finding players. This is not such a big problem for the player, as online casino gambling does not require the same high traffic as online poker gambling, but it is still a reflection of the long-term viability of the casino.
As for the chain casinos, the greatest advantage they bring to the negotiating table should be convenience. Most people interested in online gambling are not people who are only interested in one aspect. There are many people who play both online casinos and online poker rooms, not to mention betting on online sports books. In all three cases, the online casino network provides the best way to do it all quickly and efficiently.
This advantage, however, has a quality disadvantage, as most of the time online casino networks are of lower quality than their standalone counterparts. This is to be expected as the chain has many different operations to focus on and when you are dealing with a good brand, the difference will be small enough that most players won't notice it anyway. In the end, these are the main advantages and disadvantages that need to be weighed when choosing where to play.