Whenever you take a risk, you have the chance to win – and the chance to learn. Except when it comes to games of chance. Those either give you the chance to win big, or the chance to lose. I don’t say “lose big”, because when it comes to games of chance you will only lose as much as you choose to. I know legitimate investment opportunities that are far more risky than a game of blackjack.
While many thing online games of chance played for real money are a bottomless pit absorbing people’s hard earned dollars, they are actually quite wrong. First and foremost, real money online gaming operations are a business, one that has to make profits. The profits they make come from the money people lose, but also from their wins – they take a small percentage of the amount won by any player. It’s a price players pay for playing the games – much like advertising is the price you pay for playing Farmville.
But we’re speaking of games of chance. This means that people have the chance to actually win playing them, unlike in the case of social games, which can only cost you money. Just take a look at the Royal Vegas winner’s wall to see what I mean. The Royal Vegas casino – which is one of the highest rated such establishments out there – offers visitors insight into the wins of its players. Its winners wall shows the biggest winner of the week (this week it’s a player called R. V.), the amount won (this week it’s over $50,000) and the game on which the win has occurred (this week it’s a popular Royal Vegas slot machine called Loaded). The Top Progressive Winners section – obviously – the latest wins on progressive jackpots. And the Mobile Winners section shows the users playing and winning on the Royal Vegas casino mobile platform.
Big wins at real money online gaming operations are not as rare as you might imagine. While the specialty press doesn’t usually cover five-figure wins, it does inform readers about any six-figure win or above. The latest major win at such an operation was scored by a 26 year old British soldier, who saw his life changed forever after hitting a $17 million jackpot. This doesn’t happen every day, though – the previous win on the same jackpot happened this April, when a Royal Vegas Mobile player took home a win worth more than $5 million.
They took a risk, and they won. But there are thousands, millions of others who win at such facilities day after day, no matter if it’s cash or just the entertainment value they get from the games.