Gambling, whether live or online is still one of the past time amongst many that involves chance and luck. It is a way of relaxing after a hard day’s work, some gamble to socialize and have fun, others play for money. Despite of the legalization of casinos and gambling in most places, it cannot stop illegal gambling from multiplying and attracting players.
The main reason why there is illegal gambling is poverty. People living within the poverty line will opt to gamble for a chance to make extra cash. They will not go to casinos, because they do not have enough money to spend in going there. Also, they will not play online; a person who is poor does not have computers nor internet access at home, plus, playing online would require one to have credit card for betting.
This is why there are more land based illegal gambling areas than illegal online gambling sites. This is also why many consider online casinos to be more secure and trustworthy than their land based cousins.
Another reason why it is easy to attract players is because one may bet in any amount, and there are no clear restrictions from keeping others to do side bets. Unlike playing in legitimate gambling establishments, there is a minimum amount for bets and most traditional casinos restrict people from side betting.
A primary reason why there is still illegal gambling is that business is good. People who have the capacity to finance this kind of activity take advantage of the demand. Earning money is easy, less operating costs plus the fact that they do not pay taxes.
Online gamblers enjoy basically the same kind of games that is played in legitimate casinos but lesser out of pocket expenses to pay. It is never boring because almost all games here are fast paced. They also operate 24 hours a day.
The government and the authorities are very much aware that there is illegal gambling everywhere. Though there are campaigns against it, the most they can do is to stop its operation temporarily, then after sometime it will operate again.
In some isolated cases, operators of such establishments give bribes to authorities to keep them out of the way. What is really negative about this is that they allow minors to have access to these places, without being reprimanded.
These activities have become a stigma in the society which will never fade. As long as people keep coming back to these establishments, there will be people who will take advantage and promote illegal gambling. This can sometimes make it harder for some gamblers to refuse, eventually turning it into their way of life.