Online Casino Games take shape alongside sports betting
With the betting industry enjoying a rising trajectory over the past couple of years, gamers are identifying new ways to increase their chances of winning.
Technology has played a major role in growing the gaming industry with the latest trend being online casino games.
Online casinos, are online versions of traditional casinos which enable punters to play and wager on casino games through the internet.
They generally offer odds and payback percentages that are a bit higher than land-based casinos.
Some online casinos claim higher payback percentages for slot machine games, and some publish pay-out percentage audits on their websites with the pay-out percentage for the games being established by the rules of the game.
With various industries disrupted by effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, gaming has come out as one way some Kenyans are looking into to raise their fortunes.
Recently, Joseph Kariuki a punter, received Sh 500,000 after emerging as the Lucky Winner in the month of April on the BangBet Casino monthly draw. The father of one, said that the prize has come to him at a moment when he needed it the most.
“I closed my business in Kitale town after Covid-19 struck the nation. I couldn’t manage to run my small hotel business. Bills and rent debts were shooting to the roof,” said Kariuki.
“My wife and I have a small baby. I usually do casual jobs to sustain my young family and this windfall has come at the right time.”
He added: “My plan is to buy a car and get into the taxi business that is booming in Kitale and start fighting my way up towards achieving financial freedom.”
Speaking during the award ceremony for the winner, BangBets Regional Marketing Director Kelvin Maundu noted that the online Casino offered a wide variety of virtual games that are easy to play and very enjoyable, it is part of the growing gaming industry and as more Kenyans understand how it works, it will soon rival sports gaming as it is equally captivating.
“We will continue to play our role in the gaming industry, online casinos can easily transform one’s economic status and we will progressively sensitize the public on responsible gaming as we encourage punters to play responsibly,” said Maundu.
He added: “We still have the weekly and monthly draws on. It’s our hope that we will have created a positive impact in the society by the time we manage to contain the virus as a nation and go back to the normal life.”
Another lucky player equally cashed in on his passion for the casino games when he won on the same Casino platform.
This comes after BangCasino had awarded other three winners, prize money of Sh 100,000 apiece in the past three weeks during their weekly draws.
Nigerian international Emmaniel Inegbenijie who currently stays in Kenya as a student became April's fourth victor of the Sh 100,000 weekly prizes given out by the firm.
“I received the text message from BangBet congratulating me for winning a hundred thousand Kenyan shillings.
I have been playing with the hope of winning the monthly draw, and here I am,” said a jovial Emmanuel.