Reasons Why Many Gamblers Hate Land Based Casinos

Gambling is one form of recreation activity that many people can’t resist. Fortune, fame, and money, these are the major reasons why they continue to play games in both land based and online casinos. And despite the risks and dangers that can come into a gambler’s way, number of individuals who engage in this thing is still elevating.

But one question strikes into my mind: “where do people really gamble the most? Land based or internet casino?” upon getting curious I made a survey/research and asked some people who play gambling games regularly. And here’s the result: gamblers tend to play their favorite games in the internet most often. Meaning, if you will look from a bird’s view, you will see that the number of online gamblers are higher than those who play in a brick and mortar casino. And according to a survey done in Atlantic City, online gambling appeals more to women than men. While in Sydney, Australia, 92% of all online gamblers are male.

Getting into the result, another question strikes into my mind: “what are the reasons why people tend to hate land based casinos and switch to online gambling?” Here’s what I’ve got:

Inconvenience – The advancement of technology in this present generation brings a lot of convenience that you can now just sit and relax while playing. While in land based gambling houses, you still have to wave your way to the nearest casino if you want to play (there’s an exemption to those who are just a few blocks away).

Easier said than done, obstacles are surely in your way such as heavy traffic, expenses for gasoline (if you have a car), pollution, other expenses like food, drinks, tips, transportation and many more. And those hindrances will ’cause you intense stress that will probably end up in losing your money.

Gamblers with bad attitude and behavior – Whether you like it or not, you’ll probably encounter people with no good manners and right conduct inside the casino like those who play drunk, shouting foul words, and any other attitude that you’ll not like. If you will just let them do what they want, losing your concentration would be the result. If you confront them, it might turn into a fight. So you have to choice but to just get used to it.

No Personal Privacy – If you are good at playing poker, chances are you can attract huge number of crowd in your back. Good if they stay silent. But sometimes they keep on talking and talking with each other, giving their opinion of what’s the best move, etc. That if I were the player, I would surely be annoyed with them.

Noisy and Polluted Environment – Most casino houses allow gamblers to smoke and drink inside their establishment, which is not in favor with those who don’t smoke and drink. About the noise, combining the sounds of slot machines, roulette, plus yelling gamblers, it will surely create a very annoying sound that will interrupt your concentration.

No Casino Bonuses – One of the sweetest rewards that an online gambler can get from a gambling website is the online casino bonuses which can’t be found in a land based casino. Sad but true, the moment you enter a real gambling house, you will surely see things written above, those are the things that will welcome you. Unlike if you play online, once you get your account, you have automatically gained the so-called “welcome bonus” that you can use to add to your bankroll.

According to one person I asked, “You will not get a bonus money if you enter a real casino. All you can see are those annoying people and impolite crews.” He also said “I was a former gambler in one of the most prestigious casinos in Vegas. But after trying to play in an internet casino, I realized that there’s so much to gain here than playing in a real casino.”

The Gambler’s Psychology for Life, Happiness, Success

You never count your money
when you’re sittin’ at the table,
there’ll be time enough for countin’
when the dealin’s done.
- Kenny Rogers, The Gambler (written by Don Schlitz)

Life offers up plenty of surprises, and the conversation that occurs between a gambler and a fellow traveller highlights the wisdom of an old-timer who learned the wisdom of life, supposedly, from his poker games.

The gambler picks that the traveller is down on his luck. They travel aboard a train bound for nowhere, which is often the train on which gamblers end up. The gambler’s there perchance. His conversation with the traveller is his legacy, for a nip of whisky, a cigarette and a light. The deal done, things get quiet, and the mood changes from frivolity to frankness.

The gambler knows what he knows about people who gamble by simply looking at their eyes. Studies of body language make it possible to predict with some accuracy where others are at. Body language, expression, and gestures are cues. If we’re sufficiently interested in other people, motivated by actual love for them, God can give us the ability to see them.

As for the chorus of the song, here is what I believe the gambler is saying to us:

Know when to hold ‘em: retaining what we should keep, no matter the temptation to sell. This is especially true about the spiritual things we’re to retain. This is a spiritual matter. Spiritual acquisitions of God are precious and priceless.

Know when to fold ‘em: giving away that which we should not keep. Parts of our characters we need to let go of. The rough edges God, by cruel experience, is burnishing off us.

Know when to walk away: when we’re behind before we get too far behind. It takes a mature person to quit ventures trending to nowhere before things get dramatically worse.

Know when to run: when we’re ahead, we run, before we get behind. Not being greedy, we get to run from that which could be a sweet temptation to stay when we shouldn’t.


Only in clear sight of transition is it the right time to review what happened; what we walked away with. We don’t count our chickens before they’ve hatched, because some might just be unfertilised eggs, suitable only for eating. We don’t count our winnings at the table, because they’re not ours yet. Only when we’ve run can we do such a thing. This applies to all performance. Do the performance mindfully, and when the performance is over, then conduct the review.


The secret to survival is knowing what to chase from what to leave alone. Sometimes we’re winners, and sometimes we’re losers. Nobody holds the aces on victory, just as nobody owns defeat.

It’s true that the gambler says, “the best thing you can hope for is to die in your sleep.” To not have to experience death consciously is about the best way to do death, given that we all must experience such a morbid end. And when the gambler, he rolled over, ready for that sleep, the song tells us he “broke even,” which is a gambler’s way of understanding he died. In death we break even, for all we gained and lost in life is then put in a box.