Choosing Between Web Based or Download Casinos
When you visit online casinos you will find they come in two different forms; web based or download, or some will be a mixture of both. There are various factors that are likely to influence which type of online casino you use. The main advantages and disadvantages of each type of online casino are outlined below.
Web based online casinos
Web based online casinos mean that you play casino games through your computers browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox etc.). Web based online casinos will only work if you have the correct plug ins installed for your browser, for example Java or Macromedia Flash. These are easy to download, but may take some time depending on your Internet speed.
The advantage of web-based casinos is that they can be played on any operating system, including Mac and Linux.
If you have a sluggish or unreliable Internet connection you will find that your casino games are slow and freeze when playing on web-based casinos. This is because everything has to be loaded through the plug-in. In order to combat this, you may find it easier to use a download casino instead.
Download online casinos
Download casinos need you to download software before you can play at the casino.
The software connects to the casino service provider. This means download casinos do not run using your browser and generally run faster than web based casinos as things like graphics and animations are already there.
So you have the advantage of speed and good graphics when it comes to download casino software, however, like all good things, there are a few disadvantages.
Download online casinos need to be downloaded and installed. This can often take a while to happen, especially if you do not have a fast Internet connection. The good news is that once it is up and running, you should not have any more problems.
The other downside to download online casinos is the problem of downloading malware and viruses. However, if you choose a reputable casino and are careful you should easily avoid this problem.