The Viral Culture In Online Casinos
There is a world in the net that everybody knows, but only few of you might actually have been there. We talk about the ever-growing player community of online casino games.
Those virtual gambling palaces are practically as old as the Internet itself and have become a world-wide favorite past time of literally millions of people – and more.
A whole Internet subculture has spawned from the bosom of the online casino tables. And with it came a very specific kind of viral culture that mostly deals with winning and how to get there.
And we are not talking about those corny little schemes where some dude tries to convince you that you can actually beat the roulette with a three step program (news flash: it does not work that way).
Let’s take a look and see what kind of information is bouncing around the online casinos.
Poker – a Community of Information Overflow
There are no other players that jibber more about their winnings, strategies and celebrities than poker players.
There are a few posts that have gone viral beyond the community, for instance the identity of Isildur9, a famous online poker player who emerged out of nowhere a few years back and took on the best of the best in ultra high stakes poker games – and accumulated millions.
For a few months the whole world tried to find out who the mysterious poker star was. At last, Viktor Blom, a Swedish high stakes online poker player, revealed himself and plays successful ever since.
This is just one example of the viral stories that course through the scene. Poker players obviously like to chat – but they are not the only ones.
Roulette Players – the Entertainers on the Casino Floor
If you have ever been to a real casino, you know that the loudest table is always the roulette table. No wonder – roulette players are not competing against each other, everybody can win together.
So it is no surprise that those players are a very sociable bunch. They share practically every information and story they have and they do so over the Internet.
Take for example the eye witness account of one Barney Vinson who told the story how in 2000 he saw the number Seven pop up six times in a row at the Caesar’s in Las Vegas – the chances of that happening are 1 in 3,010,936,384.
The story quickly circled the community and was dismissed as a fake until the casino backed Vinson and confirmed the amazing story.
There are thousands of strategies, success stories or simple funny table talk that resulted in countless motivational posters, Reddit stories or simply fun facts that you may have read on Facebook.
Just take a look and you will find dozen of sites and stories. There even is a Facebook group solely dedicated to casino memes.
What you can do with this info?
You may need a little update on the lingo – casino players use their very own language that generate a lot of inside jokes – but it is worth it.
If you want and if you are not already are, you may even consider becoming a part of the online casino community.
Not only is it incredibly fun and entertaining, but it can make you quite rich, if you know how.
Look for the best places to make a bet, like the big Playtech casinos – there are many different designs and a huge load of casino games – so you will find your game to start your own viral casino experience.
What About You?
Which online casino games do you play? Do you also believe that poker and adult are the most advanced digital players?
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Igor Beuker is an acclaimed trendwatcher & pro speaker, serial entrepreneur, marketing consultant and board member at several disruptive media, technology and entertainment firms. Book Igor as keynote speaker, follow Igor on Twitter or contact him via LinkedIn.