Gaming or Gambling Which Term Is More Accepted

5 October 2013

Many discussions have been held about the American online gambling industry during the last year, especially since Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey decided to take a step forward and finally pass laws to allow the development of online casinos. On the other hand, the federal government and many American states are still not sure whether they should regulate this industry. Some say that the main problem refers to the social risks which are associated with online gaming and betting, especially since the term “gambling” makes one think about a more dangerous activity than “gaming”.

Cambridge Dictionaries actually explain that “gambling” is the activity which relates to betting money on something, like a horse race or a game, while “gaming” means risking money at casinos or in a game of chance. This pretty much concludes that the two are basically the same thing, but many believe that gaming is rather an activity in which individuals deposit money to play, but cannot cash out the points or money they win. When it comes to gambling, the average player is seen by statisticians as a middle-aged person who spends time playing slots or bingo and does not wish to use many skills to be able to win, whereas the younger generation is fond of using skills and plays more elaborate games, like FIFA 14, meaning that they prefer to be in control when they play. Some would say that the difference between these two is the element which differentiates “gaming” from “gambling”, so the online casino industry is most surely headed towards “gaming” rather than “gambling”. CasinoWebScripts can create a variety of custom solutions for operators who want to buy casino games and start a profitable online gaming site.

5 October 2013

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