Basic Guide

One of the biggest issues for new online gamblers is selecting an online casino. There are so many to choose from that this can seem like a difficult decision to make. If you are facing this dilemma, please read our “Choosing a Casino” page to further guide you. This page, on the other hand, already assumes you have selected a casino to play at, or, at least have narrowed down your choices.

The very first thing you will do to become a member of a casino is register for a real money account. Most players do this by first downloading the software. However, if you do not desire to play progressive jackpot games, you can get by without the download. In this case, all you do is click on the “Play for Free” link or “Flash” version. Here you will have the option of playing for real money or unlimited practice play with fake money. If you are going to play with real money, you will be prompted to register, which includes a visit to the online cashier. Most players do not think about this ahead of time – only to find the casino will not accept their preferred method of deposit.

Most online casinos accept credit cards and a large assortment of alternative deposit methods, which you need to research ahead of time. This will make your account sign-up with the casino run much smoother. Most good casinos, however, will help you to find the payment method right for you. You can call customer service up any time for questions and guidance regarding deposit methods. And once you do pick a method, signing up with the online cashier is very simple and self-explanatory.

Now that you are equipped to gamble, it is time to claim your new bonus. This is usually done by emailing customer support with your new id # and a request to receive the bonus. If you are unsure, just read the terms and conditions of the bonus (something which you should have already done anyways) and go from there. Everything else from this point on should be self-explanatory, including how to use the software at various games, and how to make withdrawals of winnings. Remember, never hesitate to call and email customer support if you have any questions whatsoever. A fine customer support team was a prerequisite in picking your online casino, right? So use them. One final tip is to always take screen shots of your winnings, especially large jackpots (some players go so far as taking pictures of the screen with a digital camera). That way, if ever there was a malfunctioning of the internet connection, your winnings will be accounted for. You should know that the software is designed to update all deposits, even during computer or server crashes.