A beginner to online gambling has many questions to ask. He needs guidance into the intricacies of the venture foreign to him. Here are the top four things a first timer should do before opening an account with an online casino.
1. Try the online casino first for free
Most of the online casinos today offer a free play facilities, that is, allowing you to play on their games without having to bet real money. If this is your first time in online gambling, I would suggest you first try these free play facilities. There are many good reasons why you do it. The free play mode allows you to practice the games, so you won’t have to make costly mistakes when you play for real money. You will also be able to test the casino’s software, graphics, sound effects, playability, and above all, you also experience the pleasure of online gambling without having to lose a cent.
2. Know first as much about the game of your choice
Online games come in a variety of forms and style, each catering to individual tastes. Some of these games require skills, like poker, video poker, blackjack, etc., while others are purely base on chance, like craps, baccarat, roulette, etc. Before you make your first bet, we suggest you learn as much of the game. Since different games have a different mathematical edge to the house, it is intelligent gambling if you are well aware about it first. For example, in blackjack – a game of skill – if you play the game using your hunches, you are in a 3 to 6 per cent disadvantage as opposed to using a mathematically proven computer generated basic playing strategy where you limit the casino’s edge at around 1 per cent, depending on the rules. Our goal here is to limit the casinos edge to minimum and stretch our fun to maximum.
3. Provide honest information in the account creation
Providing correct and honest information in the account creation process is very important; otherwise you might encounter difficulties later. A slight discrepancy on the information you submitted may cause a delay in sending your winnings, or worse, you may even be denied of your winnings. Casinos are very stringent when it comes to this matter and have built a security system around it making sure that everyone’s interest is safeguarded (especially their interest). Make sure also that you were not violating any of the terms and conditions of the casino.
4. Do careful with casino bonuses
A gambler must be careful with bonuses and must not choose an online casino on the basis of its bonus offer alone. Bonuses are fun; they are marketing gimmicks to entice more costumers. However there is usually a catch that go along with them. For example some casinos require you to make a required number of bets and some refuse to give winnings from bonuses. We suggest that you read the fine prints of the terms and conditions regarding its use. Bonus hunters are those who try to gain profit by taking advantage of bonus offers, and they are frowned upon by casinos. Remember that the owners did not build a casino just to give bonus to anyone. A beginner to online gambling should also refrain from creating multiple accounts within the same casino platform.