Gambling has been the favorite pastime for the wealthy. Although gambling is illegal in many countries, there are some places where casinos are considered legal. Las Vegas and Macau are famous around the world for their glitzy casinos. In India, although most states consider gambling as illegal, there are three regions where it is legally allowed, viz. Sikkim, Goa, and Daman. These places have been crowded by gambling enthusiasts in search of the rush of adrenaline.
With the interest in gambling gradually increasing, more and more people are exploring ways to gamble. However, it is not possible for everyone to visit physical casinos as they may be illegal where they live. But now, with the rising number of online casinos, players can now enjoy their favorite games from the comfort of their home, at any time. Online casinos offer a variety of games, starting from online blackjack, poker, roulette, and baccarat, to traditional Indian games like Teen Patti.
Police crackdowns on illegal gambling dens and bookies in the Delhi NCR region have left players wary of visiting and transacting with such setups. In order to bypass the gambling regulations, the gambling operators are increasingly taking the virtual route to lure in customers.
As Diwali approaches, which is considered to be the peak season for gambling in North India, operators are gearing up to accommodate the swelling number of people looking to gamble. Previously, groups used to book farm houses or rent rooms in hotels and resorts in order to come together and play. But with the risk of police raids increasing, and the fear of law, operators are now creating private groups, and members are strictly taken in by reference only. All these groups are hosted on websites located outside India, making it difficult for the authorities to crack down on them.
Players also have the option of visiting online gambling sites. Taking advantage of the grey area in law for online gambling, many international casino sites are offering services targeting Indian gamblers. The sites and apps are straightforward and easy to use so that even novices can easily navigate through the site.
One of the drawing factors for people towards online casinos is the variety of gaming options that they offer. Not only do they have the traditional games, but most reputed online operators have started offering India specific games like Teen Patti, andar bahar, jhandi munda, etc to lure those attracted to traditional Indian games.
Casino sites work with leading software developers in order to regularly update their websites, apps, and interfaces on a weekly or monthly basis, making them more and more user friendly. As most reputed sites are regulated by gaming authorities, the safety of personal and financial details is guaranteed, and players can gamble without worrying if the money shall disappear. This has made online casinos very popular amongst the high society in and around Delhi.
The online casinos are quite flexible when it comes to betting limits so that players can place wagers for as little or as much as they want. Most casinos accept deposits in Indian Rupees, so there is no need of converting money into foreign currencies and then converting the winnings back to Indian Rupees
Those looking for a more real experience of gambling can opt for live gambling, joining active tables with players from around the world, and professional dealers conducting the games. The graphics are smooth and lifelike, giving a feel of the `Vegas´ experience, sitting in the comfort of your homes.
Players can cash out their winnings anytime they want, and by any method they choose. The winnings can be deposited directly into their bank accounts, which may take a couple of days, or the players can choose to transfer the winnings to e-wallets like Skrill or Neteller, which is almost instantaneous.
Online casinos also offer sign-up bonuses, loyalty bonuses, and VIP rewards on deposits to keep their customers happy, and it is a win-win for both.
With the rising popularity of online gambling among the youth, the trend is likely to continue in the future too.