Considering there are so many different online casinos out there based in various places across the world, most players find themselves spoilt for choice. More often than not, newer players tend to not even consider the location of the online casinos that they’re playing at since it seems like an almost negligible detail – however in some cases it can actually make a difference.
On the whole, there are two main areas in which there can be a difference between local and international online casinos: Legal restrictions and payment methods. The former is (rather unsurprisingly) a pretty dense area and will differ based on the location you’re in and the location the casino is in. In some cases the country or state the online casino is based in may even prohibit players from certain countries from playing at it.
In terms of payment methods the difference between local and international online casinos tends to be much more readily apparent however. Most online casinos tend to provide lists of the payment methods that are available based on location, and in general you will tend to find that there are a lot more payment options available to you if you’re playing at a locally-based online casino.
For example if someone from Sweden is playing at a Swedish online casino they may be able to rely on local payment options to make deposits and withdrawals. If you’d rather not disclose your credit card details, these payment options may prove to be very useful, and at very least will offer alternatives that you can pursue.
As you can see, while there is a difference between playing at local and international online casinos – it largely depends on the factors that are at play. Depending on the country or state that you reside in, you’ll find that there could be a very small or very large difference, so you’ll need to evaluate it based on your specific circumstances.
Now that you’re aware of where the differences between these casinos normally lie, it shouldn’t be too hard to spot them – if indeed they do exist. Once you do, you can decide whether or not you want to find a local online casino to play at – assuming there are benefits in doing so.