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 download here 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.