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Here are a Few Great Reasons for You to Try Your Luck in an Online Casino

Online casino gambling is one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment in the world. Restrictions and laws against the practice are quickly disappearing and millions of new people each month are beginning to partake in the activity. The reasons why the industry continues to attract larger numbers of people are many, but here are the most popular ones:

The Convenience

Previously if you wanted to gamble on casino games, you needed to travel to a state that allowed gambling. The laws were clear that any gambling had to take place within that state’s borders and only during the places and times that were allowed by the state. This could mean that you would have to get on a plane or take a long bus ride to get to a gambling state. Then you would have to go to a casino and put up with the crowds and inconvenience to get the chance to try your luck. You might also need to pay to stay at a hotel to get in enough gambling to be satisfied.

Online gambling put aside these issues by providing a computer based platform for you to utilize. All of your favorite casino games were brought to your home and you could play as long as you wanted any time that you wanted. In a short while millions were gambling every day at a casino online.

As mobile gambling has become the norm, things have gotten even more convenient. Today, you can gamble using your tablet computer or smart phone from anywhere you have an internet connection. This allows anyone of gambling age to set up an account and have fun wherever they are. The options are endless and include everything from traveling on a train to standing in the checkout line at your grocery store. Mobile gambling apps are easy and can be learned in less than ten minutes and you can both add and take out funds within the mobile gambling app.

The Privacy

When you go to a regular casino you play in an area where anyone can come can watch you gamble. This can sometimes be fun, but other times it can be annoying. You have to have a certain level of decorum and in some cases you even have to dress a certain way to gain access to the casino. When you play online you can dress any way you like and you can just be yourself. If you want company online there are often games like poker where you can play against others.

The Prizes

The prizes at online casinos rival those at any major casino. Depending on the game you choose to play, you can win a fortune if your luck holds out. You can select games like slots that have progressive jackpots or different styles of Blackjack where the odds and winnings are clearly laid out before you play.  And as the audiences grow, the jackpots will continue to get bigger.

When you consider all of the benefits of online casino gambling over visiting a real casino including the additional expense, time required, inconvenience and limit on the style of games, it is easy to understand why it is so popular.

Ezekiel Elliott Early Favorite in 2015 Heisman Trophy Betting

Ezekiel Elliot, who plays with the Ohio State Buckeyes, is the early fav in Heisman Trophy Betting ... photo by CC user 16887514@N00 on Flickr

As the dust settles following this year’s NFL Draft, the focus has now turned to the upcoming college football season, and the leading candidates to earn 2015 Heisman Trophy honors.

Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott leads the way as the favorite to win this year’s Heisman, with strong 6/1 odds in college football player props betting at the online sportsbooks.

The 19 year-old native of St. Louis, Missouri had a breakout campaign in 2014, rushing for an impressive 1878 yards and 18 TD’s. But it was his big-game performances that have set Elliott apart.

The six-foot, 225 pound junior racked up 220 rushing yards and a pair of TD’s in the Buckeyes’ 59-0 thrashing of the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten conference championship game.

Elliott followed that up with 230 rushing yards and two TD’s in OSU’s 42-35 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl, but saved the best for last, running for four scores and 246 yards in the Buckeyes’ 42-20 win over the Oregon Ducks in this year’s National Championship game.

Elliott is looking to end a five-year stretch during which the Heisman Trophy has been won by quarterbacks.

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, who was drafted second overall by the Tennessee Titans in this year’s NFL Draft, took home Heisman honors in 2014, while this year’s top pick, Jameis Winston got the nod in 2013 while leading the Florida State Seminoles to a perfect season and national championship.

A pair of quarterbacks closely trail Elliott in Heisman Trophy props betting at the online sportsbooks.

Mississippi State Bulldogs pivot Dak Prescott is pegged at 7/1, followed by TCU Horned Frogs QB Trevone Boykin at 15/2.

It has been a tough off-season for Prescott, who was the victim of a severe beating by a number of assailants at a spring break concert in Florida back in March. But the 230-pound senior looked in fine form in Mississippi State’s spring game, racking up 231 passing yards and three touchdowns before being given a rest by coach Dan Mullen.

Boykin is coming off an impressive junior year at TCU, where he tossed for 3901 yards and 33 TD’s while leading the Horned Frogs to a 12-1 record and a share of the Big 12 championship.

Boykin underwent wrist surgery during the off-season to repair an injury that was no healing on its own, but is expected to fully recover and be cleared for workouts by the end of May.

A pair of running backs chase the favorites in Heisman Trophy online betting. LSU Tigers’ Leonard Fournette and Georgia Bulldogs’ are listed at 8/1, followed by Buckeyes’ pivot Cardale Jones at 9/1.

Jones enters the new season after becoming the first player in college football history to win a ring in each of his first three starts , as reported by Bettingsports.com, while leading the Buckeyes to the Big Ten title and their two College Football Playoff victories in the Sugar Bowl and National Championship Game.

USC Trojans QB Cody Kessler is next at 12/1, followed by Alabama RB Derrick Henry and Clemson Tigers pivot Deshaun Watson who round out the front of the Heisman Trophy betting pack, each with 14/1 odds.