The Internet also known as the virtual highway is littered with thousands of online casinos, some of them good, some okay while others are just plain diabolical.
It’s not always easy to choose a site to play at especially if it’s your first time. In this article we’re going to tell you the traits of the best online casinos and which countries they’re licensed in.
How To Win Consistently and Which Games To Play
There are 2 types of casino games that are popular with players, we’ve divided them into two categories: 1. Unskilled (slots) and skilled based games (video poker and table games). Players simply looking for raw entertainment without any strings attached play slots; they’re easy to play, laced with bonus rounds, contain cracking visual animations and offer high RTP’s (return to player percentages).
Games that require an element of skill are blackjack, baccarat, craps, poker and video poker. To be be good at the latter games you must understand their rules, betting strategy and odds. For example, if you play blackjack you must know whether you must hit or stand on a soft 17. The gist of the matter is good blackjack players know how to reduces the game’s house edge.
If you decide to become a slots player study the Paytable and always play within the ambit of your budget. The ‘Help Screen’ (paytable) tells you how many bonus rounds (free spins, pick me games, wilds) the slot has, which symbols pay the top cash prize and how the free spins feature is triggered. If you’re a low roller don’t play medium or high variance slot games because your cash will disappear like a paper in a bonfire.
Winners Know When To Quit
Winning and losing can be bad for 2 reasons. When players win a substantial amounts of cash they don’t know when to quit because that old devil ‘greed’ gets the better of them, remember, always quit when you’re ahead. If you won a substantial amount cash, withdraw 70% of your winnings and play with the rest. By doing this you’ll walk away a winner from the casino.
It so happens that when players lost a lot of money in a session they try and recoup their losses. More often then not they end up losing more cash until their gambling habits spirals out of control. If you had a bad session stop playing immediately. The best online casinos have responsible gaming tools such as session/deposit limits and self-exclusion options-use them.
Online Casinos Offer Special Bonuses and Promotions
The best online casinos rope in new clientèle by offering them sign on bonus packages coupled with free spins, comps every time they play, cash back on losses and rewards programs. Before you latch onto the bonus like a tick to a dog ensure that you understand its terms and conditions.
Although the casinos advertises it as ‘free money’ it’s not, each and every welcome bonus has a wagering requirement (WR) attached to it that must be cleared first before any wins associated with it can be cashed out. The play-through requirement of the industry standard is 40xbonus, anything above this is considered steep.
Handy Tips When Playing Casino Games
We’re avid slot players, before we play the game for real cash we always play it in the free mode first. It gives us an idea how the game pays at different bet levels and how many spins it will take to trigger the free spins feature. Once we’ve played the game for free we know more or less the size of the bankroll that’s required and whether it will be advantageous to play it with a deposit bonus or not.
How To Pick The Best Online Casino
There’s a few factors you must take into account before you deposit at any online casino. Check in which jurisdiction it is licensed. The best online casinos are licensed by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC), in Malta, Curacao, Gibraltar, Isle of Man and Alderney.
Casinos licensed by the British Commission and Malta accept players from the UK and from across Europe while Curacao based casinos normally accept players from the United States and Canada.
Reputable sites state that the RNG (random number generator) of their games are tested by eCOGRA (Microgaming) or Technical Systems Testing (TST). Their games are fair, safe to play and offer random payouts on every single spin.
The casino must state that your private information is protected from hackers by SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption software. This information is found under the ‘About Us‘ or in the ‘Private Policy’ section.
Once the bonus storm has passed the operator must list a range of promotions that encompasses reload bonuses, free spins on the newest slots releases where comps can be earned, freeroll slots tournaments and VIP programs. If you click on the ‘Promotions’ tab you’ll see the casino’s current promotional offers. The crux of the matter is the various promotions must give the player a bit of bang for his or her hard-earned buck.
The site’s VIP program is equally important because it takes care of the high rollers. They consist of tiered levels each with its own perks starting with faster withdrawals, increased withdrawal limits, a dedicated VIP manager, comp points allocation, birthday gifts, special bonuses with reduced wagering requirements, rebate on losses and free spins bonuses. As the player’s VIP level increases so will their perks.