Online Casino Slots vs Brick and Mortar Casino Slots

Slots have always been the go-to entertainment of casino goers when it comes to killing time or not risking a lot of money. But with the advent of online casinos, it seems to have become evident that the online variety has more to offer and is more convenient. Some more loyal to the conventional brick and mortar casino slots do have a few points when it comes to certain advantages physically going to casinos and playing real slot machines have.

There are always pros and cons to each choice, so we decided to write this article to help people choose between online casino slots vs. brick and mortar casino slots.


Depending on where you live, it might be hard to find a casino, and sometimes the closest casino with a slot machine could be miles away in another city or even state. Unless if you live in Las Vegas, Monaco, or at least Atlantic city getting to a casino isn’t much of a convenient option. Online casinos allow you to play wherever and whenever you are. With smartphones and apps, a slot machine is a simple few taps away.

Winner: Online Casino

Trying It Out

You can’t really walk in a casino just to ask if you can try out a slot machine for free. Some might have an old slot machine they put near the entrance that they let anyone try out for fun, but those are special cases.

You have to have money to play slots in brick and mortar casinos, but in online casinos, things are a bit different. No deposit bonuses and downright free trials are a thing online. You get to experience playing slots even if you don’t have money.

Winner: Online Casino

The Feel

Online casinos have mastered the creation of special slot machines that captures the feeling of playing the real thing. But nothing beats the feeling of pulling a lever and hearing the machines alarm with flashing lights, and the pay-out falling down (some machines still do this, though tickets are the standard nowadays). While online casinos make great variants with convenient options, personally, I still love the slot machines of brick and mortar casinos.

Winner: Brick and Mortar Casino


You might not have to buy a slot machine when playing at a brick and mortar casino, but you will need to spend money to get to the casino, and if you are on a casino trip, pay for your hotel stay. There is clearly a cost aside from the money you will need for the slot machine.

Online Casinos, on the other hand, allow you to do all of these at the comfort of your own home, through your phone or computer that I am pretty sure you already own. If you don’t have a PC, you don’t even need an expensive, powerful one to play.

Winner: Online Casino

If you really wanted to play slots or any casino game, I recommend going online. But if you have the extra money for a trip, playing at a brick and mortar casino is always a great experience.