As a beginner to playing at online casinos, there are a few things you should
look out for, regardless of the credentials that the online casino puts forward.
Follow these simple guidelines and you are much more likely to have a good
experience. So, before you make a deposit at an online casino, keep this
checklist handy. We believe that all of the criteria below should apply
to your decision. Don't risk playing at the online casino unless you are pretty comfortable
that all of the conditions below are met.
Check the Software Provider
If the online casino is not powered by one of the software providers, move on
Microgaming, Playtech, Cryptologic and, in limited instances, Real Time
Gaming. The latter has had a bad track record with some dishonest operators, but
there are a few that can be trusted, most notably Sci Fi Casino and Breakaway
Check where the Casino is Licensed
Licensing is extremely important, If the online casino is not licensed by
onee of the following jurisdictions, move on again:
- UK and Isle of Man
- Kanawhake, Canada
- Netherlands Antilles
- Costa Rica (only in the case of Breakaway and Sci Fi Casino - avoid the
rest licensed there)
- Norfolk Island
Worse yet, if you can't find licensing information on the website, it's not
even worth wasting your time.
Read their Terms and Conditions
If you like the look of the online casino, always read the terms and
conditions and make sure you fully understand them. If they are not clear and
simple to understand, don't even read a second time. They were probably written
like that on purpose.
Terms and Conditions should be on the website, if not, don't waste more time.
Check your Eligibility
Some online casinos will not accept players from certain countries. Always check
their terms in this regard.
Understand the Bonus Rules
You will find that nowadays that most online casinos offer sign up bonuses to
lure players and ongoing bonuses to try and keep them depositing. However, it is
important to be aware that bonuses always have terms and conditions that
determine what you can and can't do with the money. You are almost always
required to wager the bonus money (and sometimes even the deposit) a certain
number of times. For example, a casino might advertise a 100% up to $100 bonus.
This means you will have $200 in your account. However they will require you to
wager through the deposit plus bonus, say, 12 times. This means you have to
wager 12 x 200 = $2400 before you can cash any money out. Before you claim a
bonus, always check the terms and conditions at the casino. it should be clear
what these are. If it isn't, and you find yourself fishing around to try and
find their terms, you will have reason to be suspicious.
You are also Responsible for Security
You will notice that some online casinos include a clause in their terms and
conditions about the security of your own computer. In simple terms, if anyone
has access to your computer and ends up playing under your account, the online
casino will not be held liable for your losses. Keep your computer secure.
Try before you Buy
This is the best thing about online casinos! You can try just about every
game on offer as a free money player (except for progressive jackpots). So use
this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of the online
casino. Check out the games, the cashier feature and the help feature. Once you
have chosen a game, read the game rules thoroughly. Different online casino
platforms sometimes have different rules for the same game.
Register a Real Player Account
This is a major hurdle for some new players. Even though you may feel that
you have done your homework, you may still feel nervous about providing
sensitive information about yourself to the online casinos. If you would like
a second opinion, you are always welcome to contact
us. Remember, we
guarantee deposits up to $1000 at any online casino advertised on this site,
if you have followed the links off this site to the casinos.
Online casinos offer a range of options for depositing money into your
account. Recently, gamers have found it difficult to pay by credit card,
although you will still find that credit cards sometimes work. We
suggest you make use of FirePay or NETeller.
There are many other online
casino deposit options.
If you have been lucky enough to win, congratulations. To withdraw your
winnings, most online casinos will require you to certify your account. You will
need to provide a copy of your passport and a utility bill. Scan these or make a
copy and provide them to the casino.
It is our opinion that there is never any reason a cash in request should
take longer than 48 hours to process. If you have signed up at the casinos via a
link on our site, please contact
us about this immediately. If not, you can contact us regardless and we will
try and help.
A common rule: Unless you are comfortable with the online casino, don't send them any
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