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Online mobile gaming has made casinos available in the palm of your hands

Old school casino culture takes a backseat.

In Goa, casino culture is a big part of what makes the tourist state thrive. Not only do outsiders come and try their hand at games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, and many more, but the locals are invested in it as well. With the current ongoing global trends, things are changing everywhere and in that light, players are shifting towards online casinos With the help of online casino, more and more people are getting a chance to try their luck in a virtual setting and earn real money.

Online gaming, mobile gaming and such services are quickly gaining traction. With esports becoming more popular by the day, people are realizing the scope of mobile gaming (in this case, online casino). This comes under the category of online mobile gaming, which is convenient and pushes players to take a turn towards real money games.


Growth in online gaming brings new users to online casinos

The trend of real money gaming is pickup up speed. Unlike gambling, real money games are skill-based and reward players' knowledge of the game. While there are various types of real-money games, players are typically asked to pay a nominal entry fee and the money is pooled. The winner receives the money almost instantly through account transfer or digital wallets.

These days, there are several online gaming portals which you can log into to play games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Poker and more in a virtual environment and earn real money. Platforms such as Voodoo Dreams, LeoVegas, my casino and more are helping people try out a variety of casino games from the comfort of their homes. This is a direct result of the trend in mobile gaming picking up speed quickly. The COVID-19 induced lockdown last year played a major helping hand in this.

Old school casino culture takes a backseat

The concept of online casino and gambling isn't something new, it's been around for a few years now. But what is interesting is that now, online portals are catering to what the Indians want. There is a spike in India focused content on online casinos and casino apps.

In the state of Goa, both land-based and water-based casinos are legal. The first casino in Goa opened in 1999 and there are now 15 of them, with five offshore in ships anchored on the Mandovi River. With an estimated 15,000 guests daily, the Goan government earns around ₹1.35 billion ($22M) in taxes from the business.

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