New to online gambling? Don’t feel intimated – it’s a fantastic medium to use, has some amazing offers, great odds (online odds generally being higher than their land-based counterparts) and all in the comfort of your own home.
Rest assured that as long as you use reputable sites then you will enjoy a safe and secure betting experience.
Let’s look at what you need to get to grips with when entering into the fun, fast-packed world of the online casino.
1. Choose a Site
Look at our Five Things You Need to Check article before you decide to use a site. This contains the bare basics you need to check to make sure sites are legal, safe and of a high standard.
2. The All Important Payout Percentage
A payout percentage indicates the proportion of collective punter deposits that are paid out as winnings. For example, if the payout percentage is 95% then the online casino retains 5% but siphons the remainder back to customers in the form of winnings.
The payout percentage is published on the casino site and reputable sites also have verification certificates by bodies such as the Online Players Associate (OPA), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and eCOGRA (e-Commerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance). These bodies ensure a strict code of conduct is maintained by sites they recognize, including adhering to their payout percentages.
An decent payout percentage is at least 95%. Casinos with percentage payouts of around 96.5% can also be found.
3. To Download or Not to Download?
These days many sites offer you a choice as to whether you wish to download the casino or play via their main site.
It may be more convenient to download if you are a regular visitor to the casino. On the other hand, if you tend to use different computers then the no download casino may be more accessible for you.
OK, you’ve decided to take the plunge and gamble online; you’ve found a site offering your games of choice and all the safeguards recommended by Class A Casino.
Your next and final step is to register on the site. This is a quick and easy process where by you leave a few personal details and open an online account, selecting your payment method of choice.
Finding a first class site and registering on it are your first two steps. All that remains now is to take advantage of any welcome offers and place your first bet.