With the temporary closure of all casinos and slot rooms during the lockdown, players have moved to digital
Italians have always been passionate about gambling and betting. This year, with the temporary closure of all casinos and slot rooms during the lockdown, players have moved to digital: just type in a web address or open an application, from the comfort of your home. This change has led to a decrease in interest in local casinos, in 19 out of 20 Regions. The only countertrend is Sicily, where revenues continue to grow. Let’s see which new online casinos people prefer to bet on.
Sicilians and gambling
According to estimates, at least 1 out of 3 Italians has played a ticket, played a few games on a slot machine or bet on a Serie A game. But not all regions have the same percentage of players: Sicily is currently the third region in Italy for the number of active players in online gaming platforms (only Lombardy and Campania precede it, which host 30% of players from all over Italy). The main reason for the spread of gambling in Sicily is the low cost of living, especially in island cities such as Agrigento, Trapani and Caltanissetta.
The best new online casinos
The games that are the most popular online are slot machines, thanks to their simplicity and countless promotions such as free spins and welcome bonuses. Card games, sports betting, lotteries and the lotto follow. To a lesser extent we also find bingo and online betting, but let’s see which are some online casinos that offer these games.
- Gunsbet Casino: In this online casino, with the first deposit you get up to 100% welcome bonus (up to 100 euros) and 100 free spins. In addition to the classic games, including over 2000 slot machines, Gunsbet Casino also includes a Live Casino section with all variants of roulette, all variants of poker (Caribbean, Texas Hold’Em, Silver, VIP, etc.), Blackjack, Baccarat, various versions of the wheel of fortune, Lightning Dice.
- Fezbet: the Fezbet platform offers an interesting selection of sports betting, with even lesser known sports such as biathlon and squash. Being a relatively new portal, the eye-catching graphics and higher-than-average odds immediately attracted a lot of traffic. Here too there is a welcome bonus of 100% on the first deposit (up to 100 euros), but there are many other bonuses and promotions on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
- NetBet: one of the largest casino sites in Italy is NetBet, which offers games such as slots, jackpot slots, video slots and lots of table games. In addition, with LIVE mode you can access a section of live games with professional dealers. The welcome bonus is 100% on the first deposit (up to 200 euros) and 150 free spins. The site also has its own application, compatible with both Android and iOS.
How to choose a casino
While all online casinos offer the most popular games and some promotion with the first deposit, each site has its own specific characteristics. So how can you choose the platform that best suits your needs? Just take into account the following parameters.
- Game selection: any self-respecting online casino must have a good and wide choice of games, especially when it comes to slots.
- Software: Games must be of high quality and from a recognized provider.
- Welcome bonus: A good first deposit promotion includes both bonus money and free spins.
- Customer care: in case of problems or need for clarification, it is essential to be able to contact a professional customer center.
- License: with an Italian casino license, fair play, respect for privacy and transparent taxation are ensured.