Playamo is one of the major Australia-facing online casinos, but Californians are flocking to the site. It seems a bizarre thing to happen, but it is happening according to a Playamo manager.
Online casino players from the Santa Clarita region of the Golden State of California make up the largest number of the casino’s American clientele. Santa Clarita is located 30 miles (48km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles and featured on the TV show Weeds. So why are Californians flocking to Playamo for their online casino needs? Anthony Becker, the US Regional manager for Playamo explains.
“It was quite surprising to find out that the largest majority of US clients come from California, given how close they are to Nevada. We were expecting most customers to come from Eastern and South-Eastern states like Florida or Alabama, but California was definitely not on our minds.
But, numbers are numbers and we’re happy to have covered a market we weren’t expecting to excel at in the first place. We will most definitely conduct further research to find out where exactly these customers are coming from, but for the sake of their anonymity and per our privacy policies at Playamo, their identities will most definitely not be disclosed.
What we can say is that most of the people coming from the Santa Clarita region are Australian nationals that have moved there not too long ago, as we had the same accounts be accessed from various other countries as well.
It’s likely that these customers are new settlers in the region. In the future, we may use this data to conduct some campaigns, but the US law prevents that from happening. It’s still nice to see that we have some Aussie Americans logging onto the platform though.”
Becker, who ran for Major in 2018, was surprised to find Californian customers being in large numbers at Playamo. Santa Clarita is only a 4 hour 21-minute drive from Las Vegas; you could walk it in 88 hours! This is not a huge distance, but with the rising costs of petrol puts off some potential travellers.
You also have to factor in the high costs of accommodation in Las Vegas it the gamblers want to stay the night. Las Vegas is cheap during the week, however, the price of a room massively increases Thursday-Sunday. Food and drink is also expensive in and there is always something to tempt you to part with your money.
Live casino gambling is legal in California, although there is no signs of online casinos being regulated. The Golden State has 69 casinos spread across it, hosting more than 70,000 pokies and 2,000 table games. No other state in the United States has more pokies or game, including Las Vegas.
Which makes you wonder why Playamo has seen an influx of Californian gamblers at its online casino. Aside from the aforementioned travel and accommodation costs, it could be the accessibility drawing them in. There are hundreds of online casinos to choose from and you can play them from the comfort of your home. Mobile technology means you can also play at sites such as Playamo when on you are on the move.
Then there are the online casinos’ welcome bonuses. Not only do online casino game player not have to travel, buy food, and tip, they essentially get paid for staying at home and playing. Throw into the mix reload bonuses and VIP programmes and it is easy to see why online is thriving. That is without mentioning the massive choice of pokies and casino games spread at an online casino.
Why not try Playamo for yourself and see why your fellow Aussies are playing there instead of enjoying the Californian sun? Playamo boasts of more than 400 pokies, dozens of casino table games, and even a live casino feature.
Pokies and games from industry giants Betsoft, iSoftBet, and more are available, as is a welcome bonus. Create your Playamo account via Pokies.com, use the bonus code “FIRSTDEP” when making your first deposit to receive a 100 percent up to $100 plus 100 free spins. Your second deposit is matched 50 percent up to $200 plus 50 free spins.