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8 Things You Should Know Before
Joining an Online Casino

A great experience in online gambling starts with choosing the right online casino. Unfortunately, most new gamblers ignore the basic aspects of a good casino. While some online casinos are legitimate and have great games and a great platform, some others should not be trusted. This is why it’s important that you do your due diligence before joining any online casino. Here are a few things you should be looking at when picking an online casino provider.

1. Licensing
Top of the list of your considerations should be the casino’s gambling license. In nation’s such as Germany where regulations are strict many opt for services based abroad. If you’re doing this, you do not want to invest your money and time in an unlicensed business. The top licensing authorities in the UK include Malta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission, and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

Sites like Quasar Gaming, for instance, are licensed by the Malta gaming authority. Gambling in a licensed casino is safer since the owners are likely to follow the basic rules and regulations to avoid losing their gambling license. When joining a new site, check the bottom of the homepage or the list of terms and conditions for the trading license to make sure they are legitimate.

2. Enlisted Software Providers
Checking the software available on a gambling site is important since it determines the type of games you can play. If you like variety, then the number of games is a major selling point. If you intend to use video slots, check which ones are available before registering. Do not assume that a popular site will have all your favourite games. The list of software providers can guide you in this decision. If a site has enlisted most of the top software providers in the country, it is likely to have all types of games. Some sites show their software providers on their homepage.

3. Banking Options
Here is another aspect that most new gamblers ignore. Some online casinos have simple and fast methods of depositing cash but a complicated process of withdrawing your profits. Check the policy on the amount you can deposit and withdraw at any given time. Some of the common payment methods include wire transfer, phone billing, e-wallets, and credit cards. Visit the banking page or check the bottom of the homepage for the banking options. Choose a casino with the most convenient and safe methods for you.

4. The Welcome Bonus
Most online casinos offer welcome bonuses as soon as you register. The bonus policy is clearly indicated on the homepage of most sites. In fact, the bonus may be the most attractive thing on the site.

It could be a deposit match of your first investment or a specific amount of money. A few sites deposit some money in your account even before you make your first deposit. The bonus will boost your chances of making some money as you start your gambling journey. However, you need to confirm that the bonus offered is not a disguise for a poor pay-out. Some sites offer an attractive bonus to distract you from considering other aspects of the site. Check all the other aspects outlined before signing up, even if the bonus is the best in the market.

5. Accessibility
A good gambling platform should be easily accessible on all mobile devices. Such a site gives you the freedom to play at any time and from any location. Some sites are responsive on your personal computer or laptop but unresponsive when you shift to your phone or tablet.

If the site has this type of technical issues, then it’s an indication that you are probably looking at the wrong gambling site. The best casinos invest in the latest technology and inspect their site to ensure that users have a great experience on all devices. Some casinos have an app that makes the experience better. Check your app store for such apps and their ratings as well.

6. Return to Player
People register to online casinos for different reasons. Some are looking for entertainment while some want to make money. If you are reading this, you probably fall into the second category.

Even if you find gambling thrilling or entertaining, you still want the highest returns possible on your investment. Hence, you cannot ignore the Return to Player (RTP) tables on a gambling site. The tables show the amount you will earn in each game. Some casinos display the RTP tables while some have their own rules. This means that you do not get to know how much you will earn as a new player until the game is over. It is advisable to start with a site that has a clear RTP policy.

7. Promotions and Offers
Top online casinos do not stop at the welcome bonus. The casinos find creative ways to keep their customers signed up for their services. You need incentives to continue investing in a site. Always check the promotional materials on the site for such incentives.

For instance, some casinos will promote you to VIP status after a certain number of successful games or a given investment. You may also qualify for an incentive scheme if you play at the same time every day even if you make huge losses in some games.

8. Customer Support
Owners of online casinos understand the impact of downtimes on the player’s earnings. If you are using a reliable platform, you may not experience downtimes at all.

However, even the best gambling site can develop technical issues. You can experience a technical hitch before completing a transaction or in the middle of a game. In such cases, you need immediate support from the customer care staff to avoid losing your money. The support team should be available through live chat, email or on phone. Check the contact information provided on the website and try using the live chat before signing up. You can ask a basic question about the site and check the time taken to respond to your enquiries.

Online casinos make it very easy for new gamblers to sign up and start playing. However, you may regret a quick decision in the long-term if you do not do your research properly before picking a provider. The tips outlined in this article will help you make a wise decision and get the best out of your investment.
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