The Specifics of Casinos Online
Casinos online are the type of casinos where the people can play through the Internet. Casinos online can also be called "Internet casinos" and "virtual casinos". Such casinos propose the similar payback percentages as the land-based casinos. But sometimes slot payout is much better in casinos online then in real casinos. The casinos online use random number generator (RNG) and most of table games have a determined house edge. And the payout percentages are determined by the game rules.
Many players are very interested in the reliability of this or that casino online. Most of the casinos online purchase the software in well-known enterprises. Among such enterprises we can name International Game Technology (IGT), Playtech, Microgaming, Realtime gaming, CryptoLogic Inc. These companies tend to use RNG which guarantees the randomness of the appeared results.
Types of Casinos Online
There are two types of casinos online - web-based and download-based. It is interesting that in casinos online more than one player can sit on one particular casino seat.
Web-based casinos online are the casinos where the gamblers can play without downloading special software. The games are displayed in browser plugins (Java, Macromedia Shockwave, Macromedia Flash etc). All sound and animation effects are loaded via the plugin.
Unlike the web-based casinos, download-based casinos require the software to be downloaded. The download-based casinos usually work faster as the sound and graphics are found within the client of software and the players need to load them through the Internet. The download and installation require time. The downloading from the net is usually a risky thing as there can be different sorts of computer viruses. The quality of graphics and sound is better in download-based casinos online.
A thing that is loved by the gamblers of casinos online is the presence of different bonuses. Most of the casinos online encourage their new player by sign-up bonuses. The gamblers usually use the sign-up bonuses for depositing them for few times. Such bonuses are the marketing ploys. Also in casinos online it is possible to meet so called "phantom" bonuses which can't cashed. Such bonuses make a part of the player's balance and disappear when the player have no money left.