Posted on 20 Jun 2010 at 21:29 PM by pjmar
We all know that any major sporting event results in an
increased number of bets at sports betting sites, and the World Cup is no exception.
Bar the Grand National and some other big horse races, the World Cup is right
up there as one of the most gambled on sporting events. But what does a big
tournament like the World Cup mean for the many casino players out there?
In many cases it results in a range of World Cup specials
and every marketing type in the company thinking of ways of inducing people to
the sports markets. I think they've missed the point. Many casino players like casino
games because they're not into sport. They don't want every 10th
spin of a slot machine to result in a free 10p bet on England to win the
tournament. They probably want the attention their genre of gambling deserves
and awards that, yes, may include World Cup specials but also bonuses that are
available without having to be a devotee of the beautiful game.
Have any casinos ever considered anti World Cup specials,
along the lines of: "Don't like football? Deposit during the England game and
get a 100% bonus!" It's a pretty unconventional view, but when considered in
tandem with chip giveaways or free money depending on certain football results,
then surely it would mean everyone is happy, right? Maybe a casino can't be
both pro and anti football, but I'd argue that the most important thing for
players are bonuses that are generous, easy to claim and plenty of 'em!
Well, no system is perfect, but with the World Cup producing
monumentally unpredictable results - Switzerland beating Spain, Robert Green
turning out to be worse than Calamity James, in fact Germany are losing to
Serbia as I type - then maybe there are some real bargains to be had out there
in the gaming world during this summer of football. Look out for casino
promotions that include free bets, a percentage of your deposit going
to a particular bet for free, correct score line predictions that equal match
bonuses and many more.
Those that have chosen to utterly ignore the World's biggest
sporting event include Jackpot
Games, where they've stuck to a mantra of being a dedicated online
casino and are cheesy World Cup promo free. It's actually really very good away
from the hype over Gareth Barry (!), the vuvuzelas and Gary Lineker...
Either choice of casino
means a first-class entertainment.