for many web and mobile product businesses
for many web and mobile product businesses The term brick-and-mortar businesses is also a retronym in that most stores had a physical presence before the advent of the Internet. However, the term is also applicable when contrasting businesses with physical presence and those that operated strictly in an order-by-mail capacity pre-Internet. Some stores such as Best Buy, Walmart, and Target are primarily known as brick-and-mortar businesses but also have online shopping sites.
Online venues, by contrast
Online venues, by contrast are dramatically cheaper because they have much smaller overhead costs. For example, adding another table does not take up valuable space like it would for a brick and mortar casino. Online online hold'em poker rooms also allow the players to play for low stakes (as low as 1¢/2¢) and often offer online hold'em poker freeroll tournaments (where there is no entry fee), attracting beginners and/or less wealthy clientele.