Choosing an Online Casino

With the rise in popularity of online gambling, it seems as if new online casinos are popping up every day.

So how do you know which one to choose? Which one offers the best selection of games, the best visual effects, promotions, and most importantly, how do you know which is for real and which are scams?

Here are some things to help you identify the best and safest online casinos:

Reviews – Before forking over any cash to an online casino, search for reviews about it. Of course, there are some names in the online casino industry that are known to be reliable; William Hill, Rich Casino, Platinum Play and more. But do your homework before inputting your credit card information anywhere. A great resource is OnlineCasinoReports.com, which has reliable and up-to-date information on a multitude of online casinos.

License – You should ONLY play on licensed online casinos. How can you find out if it is licensed? An online casino will usually have this information in the About section of their website. If it’s not there, check around the site. If the casino does not have its license number as well of the country of licensing, do not put real money into that casino!

Privacy & Security Policy – Any reputable online casino will have a privacy policy, ensuring that they will not use your personal or banking information for any other purposes or sell it to outside companies. Make sure that the online casino you choose has this policy! Additionally, the casino should state how your privacy is protected – is it through 128-bit encryption software, the most sophisticated form? If so, go for it. If it’s not the most sophisticated form but it is still reliable, that is fine too. You should Google any other form of security software to make sure that it is acceptable to your standards.

Banking procedures – Your online casino should have details about how you can deposit and withdraw money, and in what currencies.

Games – Choose the online casino that has the games you want! Most online casinos offer hundreds of games – Blackjack, Video Poker, Baccarat, Roulette, Slots and more - so you are bound to find something that suits your tastes on a casino with top reviews and security.

Software – Microgaming and Playtech are examples of elite gambling software that most reputable casinos use. Some casinos also choose a combination of software; the key is to choose a casino with quality software to ensure that the sound and visual effects are up to par.

Mobile option – If you find yourself on the go most of the time, make sure to choose an online casino that offers an option to play from your smartphone. In this case you want to be extra sure about the gaming software your casino uses, as it will impact the quality of your mobile gaming experience.

Support - A casino with great security and a large choice of games won’t get you very far if it doesn’t have accessible customer support. While the big online casinos offer support 24/7, in various languages, a casino that offers 24/6 customer support with guarantees of satisfaction is also good!

Promotions &House Advantage – Check out the different promotions offered by various online casinos. Many offer nice sign-up bonuses; make sure that they are dedicated to keeping even veteran players happy as well. Also make sure to check out what the House advantage is in different games in each casino. You might find that it’s more worth your while to play Blackjack at one, but Roulette at another. On the other hand, many casinos offer bonuses if you play a lot in one place; it is up to you to do the calculations and figure out which path is best for you to come out winning!

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