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How online casinos are better for the environment

by Staff Writer
12 Aug 2019 at 12:17hrs | Views
Gambling has become a favorite passtime for many people with every passing year. People travel long distances just to play casinos in Las Vegas. Many people do not consider the environmental impacts that it can impose. The rise of online casinos compared to traditional casinos can say a lot about the environment.

Energy use
Many things contribute to the use of energy in a traditional casino. One obvious case is lighting. Many casinos lit brightly in Las Vegas and they are seen from a wide distance. This is a significant issue when the matter involves the use of energy because casinos in Las Vegas consume almost 20 percent of electricity.

Another major issue is related to the game machines. Every game machine has bright and flashing lights and uses 250 watts of electricity. Every casino has many game machines and they take up tons of energy every single day.

Besides this, there is heating, air-conditioning, and the consumed electricity by the retail stores, hotels, and many other places connected to casinos. When you compare this to online gambling websites, they use fewer resources and they use just a laptop or a phone. A phone or a laptop uses a few watts in an hour compared to a slot machine.

Carbon Emission
One major impact on energy usage is carbon emissions. It is a major issue in Las Vegas because people who live in Vegas emit carbon twice compared to the average counterpart. People who visit this place to gamble use planes and cars for traveling that results in huge emissions. These gases are released into the air as greenhouse gases.

These greenhouse gases warm the Earth and cause massive destruction of plant and animal species and can cause adverse effects.

Many people are concerned about the establishment of land-based casinos and the pollution these casinos bring in with them to the surrounding land and rivers. One major issue is sewage. The casinos bring in much tourism and many people stay at hotels. The places cannot deal with the huge amount of wastes these cities cause. Wastes cause many health issues and are highly toxic.

Several old land-based casinos use Asbestos. They are very toxic and they contain carcinogenic when disturbed. Talking about environmental impacts, many casinos have stopped lead paints as lead paint is dangerous when ingested.

Online gambling wins

In an online gambling site, there is no physical existence because you gamble through phone or laptop. They cause less toxic waste, less trash, and lesser sewage problems. You shall always have a little amount of trash along with other pollution forms when you use any other kind of technology but a mobile phone is much greener compared to Las Vegas.

The devices make use less energy and when you gamble using them you do not have to worry about carbon footprint. The gamblers want to have a great time while they gamble. It is important they do it responsibly and they do not destroy the Earth in this process.

Source - Byo24News