At this point one thing should be fairly obvious to most people – the internet represents a huge potential as far as business is concerned. In the same way that online retailers have been overtaking and challenging physical stores, chains and private owners (who refuse to incorporate technology into their approach), many casinos have also decided to start moving “beyond the bricks and into the virtual world”.
Regardless of how you personally feel about the internet, you simply cannot argue that it is perhaps the greatest tool for communication ever devised (at least up to this point that is). In fact, Physicists like Michio Kaku have actually placed the internet on the “kardashev scale” which measures the growth and level of advancing societies like ours. In effect, we are a 0 on the kardashev scale while tools like the internet might be seen as a sort of “type 1 civilization communication system”, according to Kaku. What does this have to do with casinos and online gambling, you might be wondering? Well, think about it for a minute here, if the internet actually represents the emergence of a new level or type of civilization then it makes sense to explore it if you have something to sell. In other words, as new markets are etched out from these humble beginnings of the world wide web those businesses who take the time to really put themselves out there will stand a greater chance of retaining business over the long term (as our entire civilization advances).
Sure, it might sound like a bunch of babble from an overzealous scientist but casinos all over the world certain aren’t interpreting it that way. In fact, more and more casinos are developing comparable online gaming websites which help to promote their various brands and locales. But some are actually pushing the bulk of their operations entirely online, which might surprise some people. Yes, given the incredible success which online gambling has enjoyed in recent years, more than a few smaller casinos are gradually opting to make up for slacking attendance with their very own online element(s).
Most recently it was reported that 3 casinos in Dover, Delaware (U.S.) have began to offer free online games as part of a larger project that the state is rolling out which seeks to bring bona-fide online gambling to residents. While it’s strictly no-cash right now, that’s soon to change by the end of October. How are they promoting these operations? With Facebook and social media of course; but don’t expect to be able to play online outside of state borders, rules are being established which would also geographically limit online gambling of this type to specific areas (perhaps in an effort to ensure that the rights of neighboring states aren’t impacted).
Naturally, this news comes after the February Nevada ruling which legalized online Poker. Similarly, New Jersey is soon to pass online gambling legislation as well.