Published on 16/04/2020
We at Spincastle have more than 12 years of experience with sports betting and online casino, but we have never come across a situation like this. From my experience back in the days when I was an employee by a small UK gambling operator were the sportsbook punters and online casino players 2 separate - completely different groups.
There was only a small minority of players who did both types of gambling, however it was rather the casino players who placed a sports bet every now and then.
As I personally spoke to a VIP sportsbook punter back then and asked him about why he is not playing in an online casino, he stared at me like if I was from a different universe. My memory is a little hazy, but I remember his argument being like "Why would I do that? I play against a machine and the machine is going to screw me".
I did not want to argue that since the random number generator having the long term payout percentage is being ruthlessly followed. What I did was I showed him his results and pointed out that even though the payout rate of sportsbooks was around 93%, he was such a bad punter that he ended up somewhere by 83%.
This was something that made me think and I must confess there is something about it. My betting skills used to be crap, now with the football predictions I improved my results.
I understand that with slot machines there is no strategy that can help you to win. All is just a pure chance and there is nothing that can help you. Actually, one exception. Some slot machines have implemented features that have higher stake, but also a higher payout rate. The only strategy when playing slots is to read the instructions.
But what about the Live casino? Since the Corona tragedy started I see increased traffic on my site. There is a strong hint that people are trying to substitute sports betting with other forms of online gambling. I have no tools to analyze the mind of people visiting Spincastle, but my first thought was not the Live casino nor the eSports. This is where I need your input, guys. I don't believe Live casino or eSports a is what real sportsbook punters recently do for gambling. Please let me know what is on your mind guys and till then stay with your families and stay safe.