Casinos – places where everything glows with bright colours and whimsical characters. It’s an environment like no other, braggingly vibrant and anxiously solemn at the same time. A melting pot of fat whales, nonchalant Bon Vivants and endearing old ladies that smells like excitement and despair.
Sure, it’s a cradle of gambling.
But is it really the cosiest one?
Smart gambling is about keeping it cool, and casinos are about everything but. Designed to wire you up, they use all of their glitter and glitz to distract you from the only thing that truly matters, and that’s the game. No doubt, they provide the experience. But is that experience about gambling or spending?
This is why we take online over Las Vegas every time.
- Online Gambling Is Far Cheaper
It really is. There are only a handful of places where you can legally gamble and receive the same kind of luxurious treatment that’s been born and bred in Las Vegas. That leaves you with only one viable option, and that is to book a ticket, pack your bags, and fly to A.C., Reno, Monte Carlo, or Singapore.
To do so, you need two round-trip tickets, decent accommodation, probably a rented car, some cash for staying costs, and all that in addition to money, you’re going to spend gambling. And, unless you’re really good at counting cards, it’s a thin chance you’ll be able to earn enough to make it worthwhile.
Even if we assume that you actually live in a major gambling city, brick-and-mortar casinos are still more expensive than their online counterparts. You wouldn’t go there in your sweatshirt, right? You wouldn’t go back home without treating yourself with a nice drink, wouldn’t you? It is all fine print.
For online classic slots like Slotomania, all you need a computer and good internet connection. Throw in a comfy chair and a beer to compliment that. You don’t need to talk to your boss and take a leave of absence. For one night in an online casino, you don’t need anything that you don’t already have. You simply pay to play.
- Online Slots Are More Convenient
And you can do that anywhere you like! We wouldn’t go as far as to describe a trip to a gambling city as an inconvenience, though for a lot of people it is. Regardless of the unparalleled popularity of slot machines and how much people love to play them. Not everyone likes to pack, fly, and wake up in a strange bed. But even if you do, online slots offer another kind of convenience that offline slots don’t.
We’ve already mentioned a conversation with your boss, and we’ve talked about dressing codes. To play an online slot, you don’t need to leave your work and think about what to wear. Even a computer is not a necessity anymore. You can play on your smartphone from your home, your office, or a café.
- The Games You Like Are Always Available
Have you recently visited an online casino? They offer a myriad of slots for everyone’s taste. And boasts hundreds of popular and unique machines with amazing extra features and special treats. That kind of variety is very hard to find in a traditional casino environment.
Feeling nostalgic about Guns N’ Roses? There’s a slot with their name on it. Obsessed with epic fantasy? Try Mythic Maiden. Sucker for classic reels with cherries and bananas? Simba Games has that too. And what’s even better, there’s never a waiting line for any online slot you’re eager to try out.
- Online Casinos Offer Great Perks and Promotions
From player cards and deposit bonuses to surprise payouts and cashbacks, online casinos offer a crazy amount of promotions that make the experience even better. Also, you don’t have to do much to claim your money, as it is wired to your casino account and automatically transferred in seconds.
- Nobody Is There to Mess with Your Mojo
You know how every casino has that one wise guy who claims to be an expert in every game? Behind him are always a drunk guy who’s just lost a bundle and his loud friend who just doesn’t care about money at all. These whimsical characters usually come in packs, determined to mess with your mojo.
Shall we mention that online casinos slots like Simba Games for instance, put a satisfying amount of distance between you, a serious player, and anyone who’s come there to nag about their cheating wife? Whatever your personal playing style might be, online slots are designed to provide you the best possible gambling experience.
That alone is enough for us to choose online slots over brick-and-mortar casinos. When you add to that the fact that they are way cheaper and convenient, that there’s a variety of slots that are always available, and that chances for winning a jackpot are actually higher, we believe the winner is obvious.
TAPPX CELEBRATES 9TH BIRTHDAY AND LAUNCHES TECHSOULOGY
Tappx, a leading global AdTech company, proudly announces the launch of Techsoulogy, a new corporate brand that unifies a broad portfolio of companies powering solutions for digital advertising, video content, mobile apps and video gaming across mobile, desktop, and CTV platforms.
The launch of Techsoulogy coincides with the 9th birthday of Tappx, which has grown rapidly since 2013 to reach 70 staff, and is forecast to surpass EUR 20 million of revenue this year. Tappx will now become part of the Techsoulogy brand while retaining its own name and unique position in the market. This is a major milestone in the company’s story, providing coherence of branding and messaging to a set of companies that have been launched or acquired by Tappx in recent years, with a total headcount approaching 100.
Alongside Tappx, Techsoulogy will be the corporate brand for four other companies focused on multiple complementary media and entertainment verticals including video generation and monetization, contextual advertising, and mobile game development. Each has been brought under the coherent messaging architecture and visual brand identity, with their own subtle twists. The Techsoulogy brand identity was defined with the help of Collaborabrands, and brought to life with words from Fernando Beltrán, visuals from Comuniza, and digital ecosystem development from Branng. Future brands entering the group will also be part of the consistent identity.
Daniel Reina, CEO at Techsoulogy and the founder of Tappx, commented:
“We believe this new brand architecture is an ideal model for our diverse companies, providing a common thread between them and creating a framework for us to keep growing and moving into new product categories. Tappx has been the engine behind this expansion, consistently growing in revenue and headcount even through challenging economic conditions, but it’s time for it to be part of something bigger.
“This includes not being afraid to talk about our vision for how technology and humanity will interact. How can we contribute human intelligence to artificial intelligence, and what qualifies us to have our say? As Tappx, we pioneered various initiatives to create a safer, more accessible, and more transparent digital environment at the expense of short-term profit: to help publishers adopt IAB standards; select only trustworthy, direct owned and operated traffic; and enable contextual advertising that improves user experience while protecting privacy. As Techsoulogy, we will do far more.”
Fernando Saiz Camarero, CMO at Techsoulogy, added:
“This has been an extensive project that began in mid-2021 when we asked our customers and partners what they value about us. We discovered that alongside our advanced technology, we’re best known for the quality of our people, ways of working, and culture. The team is our most powerful asset, and so we came up with the name Techsoulogy to encapsulate themes of technology, humanity and knowledge. As Techsoulogy, we will constantly explore, learn and improve to achieve more together than we ever could apart.”
Tappx recorded 97% revenue growth between 2020 and 2021 and is set to grow markedly again this year, with forecasts indicating revenue of at least EUR 20 million in 2022.
Golden Palace Group Buys Noirétable Casino
Belgian casino group Golden Palace has bought the casino in the French town of Noirétable in Loire, adding to its previous acquisition of the Boulogne casino in Pas-de-Calais back in 2019.
Established in 2005 in a village of 1800 inhabitants, where it houses a Black Jack table, a Boule table, 72 slot machines offering minimum bets ranging from 1 cent to 1 euro, eight electronic English roulette stations, as well as a multitude of festive events, the casino is a real institution. Proof of the dynamism of the establishment and the loyalty of its customers, the casino, which until then belonged to the Raineau group, crossed the symbolic bar of one million visitors in 2019.
The casino also has a restaurant area with La Brasserie and a bar available to players. Outside, L’Annex, quieter and accessible to all, also offers a relaxing break. In addition to the games area, the Noirétable casino has three reception rooms, including one with a capacity of 400 people, which can accommodate private and corporate events.
Under the impetus of the Golden Palace group, the Noirétable casino will benefit from an investment of €800,000 devoted to the renewal of slot machines, gaming tables and the renovation of the building.
The teams previously in place within the establishment, around thirty people, will continue their mission of animation and entertainment under the Golden Palace banner.
“We are very pleased with this acquisition. This is a real opportunity for our group, and we are delighted to be able to take over the operation of the Noirétable casino, a major employer in the region, with the team in place, in a spirit of entrepreneurial dynamism,” Massimo Menegalli, CEO of Golden Palace group, said.
New EGBA Report: Personalised Safer Gambling Communication Sees Massive Growth in 2021
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has published its annual Sustainability Report 2021/2022.
The report focuses on the progress made by EGBA and its members in promoting and creating a safer and more sustainable gambling environment. According to the report, there is an increase of 700% in the number of personalised and targeted safer gambling communications that the EGBA members have sent to their customers in 2021.
In this year’s edition, the CEOs of EGBA member companies express their commitment to promote sustainable gambling and outline their joint efforts to invest in a strong culture of safer gambling.
The report aims to take stock of and track yearly progress, support transparency and reinforce a strong culture of safer gambling and social responsibility. Included in the report are EGBA’s key sustainability highlights from the past year and data points from its members related to customer service topics, the use of safer gambling tools, the promotion of safer gambling, social contributions, support for European sport, as well as a section dedicated to social responsibility initiatives.
Key data highlights from EGBA members:
- There was a significant increase in the number of safer gambling communications sent to customers, with 38 million communications sent – a 123% yearly increase.
- Personalised and targeted communications accounted for 66% of all the safer gambling communications sent to customers, with 22.5 million personalised communications sent – a 700% yearly increase.
- There were 15.5 million generic communications sent to customers to promote safer gambling – a 9% yearly increase.
- The number of customers using at least one safer gambling tool, either mandatorily or voluntarily, increased to 14.9 million, or 50% of customers.
- Voluntary contributions to various European sports, through sponsorships and sports streaming rights payments, totalled €499 million – a 22% yearly increase.
Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA, said: “We’re pleased to see that our members are communicating more than ever to their customers about safer gambling and, importantly, in a significantly more personalised and targeted way. This is all part of their efforts to promote sustainability and a strong culture of safer gambling. Meaningful progress has been made, and it is pleasing to see our members reinforcing their efforts by funding more research, introducing innovative new strategies, and investing in the latest tools and technologies to promote safer gambling. The personal commitment of the CEOs to achieve this progress is vital and shows that our members take our collective sustainability drive seriously.”
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