Beginner's Guide to Online Casinos
Advantages of playing at online casinos
There are several advantages for choosing to play at an online casino. Some of these include the facts that most online casinos offer players free casino chips, multiple currencies, multilingual casino games and many other advantages that land casinos do not offer.
How to choose a reputable online casino
However, with literally thousands of online casinos on the internet, it can sometimes become very confusing as to which ones are safe and reputable, and which casinos are not. So many of them are beautifully designed, look very professional and offer great signup bonuses, so how does one go about choosing the "reputable" online casinos while avoiding the "dodgy" ones? When choosing an online casino to play at, one should always take into consideration these factors. Is the online casino licensed? Does it offer 24/7 support? Is it professionally recognised/approved by eCOGRA (e-Commerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) or the ICG (Interactive Gaming Council)? Has it been blacklisted for any reason? What type of software does it use?
With so many online casinos coming and going, and with so many cons and scams surfacing on the internet everyday, one needs to be especially careful when registering one's credit card with or transferring money to an online casino. These guidelines may not completely safeguard a player's money, but they are a good set of common sense points to go by when choosing an online casino to play at.
Although not all of the casinos that are listed on Fire Casinos have been professionally recognised/approved by eCOGRA and/or ICG, they nevertheless are amongst the most reputable, safe and honest casinos on the Web.
Online gambling laws
Please check the laws in your jurisdiction to determine your eligibility to gamble online. The online casino support staff might be able to assist you in this matter. Interestingly enough, while some online casinos do not accept players from certain parts of the world, for example, the United States, other online casinos do accept players from the United States.
Read the casino's terms and conditions
Before registering your name at an online casino, you should read the casino's terms and conditions, and make sure that you clearly understand them, and agree with them before you sign up. If there are any terms or conditions that you do not understand, or are unsure about, then please contact the casino's support staff and ask them to explain them.
Download the software, install it and register a player account
Once you have found an online casino to play at, then you need to simply (a) download the software (unless it offers "no download", "instant play" "flash" games), (b) install the software on your computer and (c) register a player account.
Understand the game rules
Learn how to play the casino games offered at the casino. Every casino has a "game rules" section that explains how to play each casino game, step by step. Familiarise yourself with all of the game rules associated with the casino game(s) that you intend to play.
Play for free
Play the casino games for free until you are familiar with the game rules and are confident in your ability to play the games very well, before even considering playing for real money. Once you have mastered the game rules and have had plenty of practice playing the free casino games, carefully read the terms and conditions governing the casino bonuses, deposit methods and cashout rules before deciding as to whether you would like to play for real money.
Deposit and withdrawal methods
Online casinos offer a range of deposit and withdrawal methods. Some casinos offer more banking methods than others, and some banking methods are only available persons who meet certain criteria. Familiarise yourself with the different deposit and withdrawal methods offered by the online casino, before choosing the best and most convenient banking methods that meet your needs.