Online Gambling As a Social Network

Every day we can read in the marketing forums
that the Internet is a great social network
where we can interact with other people and also have the opportunity to learn
sell
buy products and services
and even falling in love.

Now the question is: Is the online gambling a part of these social networks? The answer is yes and no.

Through the Internet we can bet on those games that are played individually
and those in which we have to interact with other people
such as poker and backgammon.

Clearly
a game like the roulette
is not a game suitable to build relationships
as the chances of contacting other people are virtually nil.

But what happens for example with a game like poker?

The advent of the Internet
has turned this game of skill more popular than ever. Every day men and women can enjoy the game from the comfort of their homes
participating in a lot of tournaments
betting very little money and without having a lot of experience. If we think that lonely people can spend some fun betting on poker and earning a few dollars
we are obviously in the presence of a social game. In addition the gamblers becomes integrated with the online poker room
because every day they publish the names of winners
future tournaments
strategies and invite the members to the discussion forums
where they can discuss strategies
styles and much more.

What happens with Bingo? While in bingo the players do not confront directly
it is very interesting to note the virtual communities that are formed through this game. The bingo forums are very popular
and is very common to see the players engaged in friendly relationships and sharing interests very different of those of the game
such as health
holidays
family etc.

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