Three Rs to Find the Best Online Casino
(by Marie Penshot)
There has been a lot of publicity lately throughout the world regarding online casinos and, to be honest, this information has been confusing a lot of people. You can hear almost daily about the fly-by-night casinos that have been closing down without any notice, or even the more reputable casinos that have been banned in certain areas. Added to all of that, there are new casinos that are sprouting up, offering the moon to new players. Information on new games, new software, new monetary transactions, and daily bonuses can make your head start to spin. It is no wonder when you become so overwhelmed with information that you just can’t decide where to play. It is my experience that sticking to the “3 R’s” will help you find the very best casino that will suit your needs.
The first thing that you need to look for in an online casino is “Reliability”. You want to make sure that the casino has a good reputation for treating their customers fairly and for their prompt payouts. This information can usually be found through gambling discussion boards, such as GPWA or CAP. You can find out all kinds of helpful information on these discussion boards and rest assured that most complaints will be published. Another key point to look at is how long the casino has been established and where the actual location is. This is not to say that new casinos should be avoided, but it has been my experience that the more established online casinos are more reliable overall.
When looking for a good online casino, you should also consider how “Realistic” the environment and the games are. The software for online gambling has been updated and developed in leaps and bounds over the last several years. Now you can experience games with real live dealers who are telecast right from land based casinos located throughout the world or filmed from very realistic studios. There are so many options right now that you can decide which setting you are most comfortable with and which dealers you prefer. This addition of live dealers has added a whole new dimension of “real” in the online casino world.
One more important thing that you should do before making your decision is “Research”. There are a lot of sign-on bonuses and promotions being offered by very reputable casinos, but there are almost always requirements attached to these bonuses. It is good to arm yourself with this information before you make that decision to either accept or reject these bonuses. Should you decide to accept a bonus, you will find that there are play-through requirements that must be met before you can make any withdrawal from your players account. A lot of players make the mistake of not learning more about these requirements and then get upset when they can’t withdraw that big money that they just won until they play more. You might also find that some of the games are either not included, or are reduced, in meeting the wagering requirements. Therefore, make sure that the games that you enjoy playing are listed as eligible before accepting any bonus. Also, look carefully at the deposit and withdrawal information listed on the casino website. Most of the casinos will accept your deposit fairly quickly, however, some take much longer than others to make their payouts. Expect for there to be a bit of lag in getting your withdrawal put back into your account. A wait of several days is normal, since it allows the reputable casinos to make sure that the money is being deposited correctly.
It can be a lot of fun and quite exciting to play in an online casino, especially if that casino offers games with live dealers. Just make sure that the casino you choose is reputable, that it provides an experience that is realistic, and that you research any bonus offers before you accept. Follow these simple R’s, and you will enjoy hours of playing exciting games like live dealer Roulette, Blackjack with Early Payout, and live Baccarat. And always remember to have fun!