How to get started at online casinos

Easy ways to get started at online casinos

Are you looking to join the fastest growing entertainment movement in the world? Are you wanting to enjoy your favourite casino games without having to drive anywhere and spend unnecessary money? Well then, there may be an online casino that is waiting just for you.

Online casinos give passionate players and gamblers a safe, secure and thrilling experience from the comfort of their own homes or from anywhere they happen to be via mobile tech like smartphones and tablets.

But before you hit the internet and throw your money at the first online casino you find, there are some tips that the CasinoPlay crew recommend you follow to make your online casino experience easy and safe.

Make sure your online casino is legit

The internet is jammed with people looking to rip you off and steal your money and online gambling is one of the easiest ways to separate a gullible novice player from their heard-earned cash.

The first thing any potential online casino visitor must do – in fact the single most important thing – is to make sure that the online casino is an actual, legitimate, trusted operator. There are a number of ways to do this:

  1. Check that the online casino is licensed

Every legitimate online casino must be licensed by a recognised territory. There are a number of territories around the world where online gambling is legal, and these territories award licenses to online casino operators. These licenses are difficult to get and the online casino must continually follow their rules to keep the license.

Malta, Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Sweden, Curacao are just some of the territories that license online casinos.

Check you online casinos license. This can usually be found on the bottom of the home page but you can also do a Google search if you’re in doubt.

  1. Research

Check online reviews from trusted sites like CasinoPlay. Our experienced crew visit online casino to check how they operate and to rate the service they give to players. These reviews will include if and where the online casino is licensed, will rate the online casino in terms of service, quality, reliability, selection of games and various other categories.

  1. Listen to other players

Look online for what other players are saying about the online casino. If there is anything off about the online casino, trust us, the online community will let you know about it.

Look for bonuses

Online casinos offer awesome bonuses for new players and keep their players interested by giving them regular bonuses and promotions.

Bonuses are ‘free’ money and free spins that the online casino gives out to keep players playing and to reward them for signing up or playing regularly.

The term ‘free’ money needs to be clarified: nothing in the world is free and neither is the bonus cash you get from an online casino. These bonuses all come with strict terms and conditions and wagering requirements which need to be read and understood so you don’t have a truly terrible online gambling experience. Read more about bonuses and wagering requirements here.

The premium online casinos offer great bonuses which give you the chance to try out the casino, play the games and have a good time without risking too much of your own money.

Check the banking methods

A licensed and reputable online casino will give you banking methods that are safe and secure. If the only banking option is an obscure building society from Central Europe, you may want to avoid trusting them with your money.

Credit cards, EFTs, pre=paid cards, wire transfers and even Bitcoin are all valid banking methods, especially for South Africans.

Play in ZAR

The ability to play in South African Rands may seem like a small consideration but it can end up saving you a lot of money in forex fees.

Online casinos that truly value South African players will give you the option to pay in ZAR.

Try before you buy

Before jumping into real money playing, take some time to play games on demo mode. This will give you a good indication of how the game plays as well as the quality of the online casinos offering. Most online casinos have a selection of games from the big games developers so you can expect excellent game quality and smooth functioning, but the online casinos interface and ease of navigation also needs to be spot on for a quality experience.

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