Don't play for real money until you understand game's rules.
Don't just relay on your luck but on your skill. The rules of the same game in
different casinos may slightly differ, so read them first before placing any bets
online. Most casinos allow you testing the games and playing just for fun before
playing for real cash.
Don't spend more money then you can afford to loose.
Set your loss limits for a day. If you are familiar with stock market
terminology, make a stop loss order. This way you will never loose more than a
definite amount of money but you could win as much as possible with the games.
Set time limits when you are playing.
Gambling is very entertaining
and you can play 20 hours before discovering it's time to go to work. Note that
land based casinos
will never put a clock before your face hoping your 5 minutes turn out into 5
Don't increase your bets too much when you are winning.
The playing tactics
may differ depending your risk tolerance and the game. However, if you win
several times it is more likely that later you will hit loosing streaks more
often. Be prepared to loose something and don't loose everything in one or two
big stakes by doubling or tripling your bets.
Read withdrawal policy of the casino you play.
Don't think you will
receive all your big winnings on the next day you break a jackpot. Most casinos
set some monthly limits for withdrawals, some casinos won't
let you withdraw until you receive a PIN number from them by mail or require
numerous pieces of identification be faxed to them. If the rules on
withdrawals are not spelled clearly, find another casino. All casinos listed
here provide multiple and convenient withdrawal options.
Have a problem with casino?
Relax. Most problems that are
experienced by online casino clients are resolved quickly and usually in the
clients favor. Online casinos are big competitive businesses and they rely on
prompt customer service and retaining customers. If you do not receive the
answer to your question or the answer to your claims is unacceptable, notify
Online Players Association or contact Ted Loh at
problems with a MicroGaming software casinos). You can also contact me.
Don't abuse bonus offers.
Don't re-register using another name in order to get the
bonus again. The casinos can get pretty hostile over such tricks and some of
them can even freeze your accounts and withhold your winnings. Choose another
casino from the same software provider (see bonuses here)
or casino that offers monthly bonuses and players comps.
Remember that before cash out bonus money (and your probable winnings) all casinos require you to play the
bonus money several times. Some of them want you to play 2 or 3 times the bonus money
(e.g. make a total of 3*bonus or even 3*[bonus+deposit] bets),
others may set 20-times limit and do not count roulette, blackjack, baccarat etc. bets.
Odds of the games.
The odds or avarage payout percentages can seriously differ for different games. In fact, some progressive slots
can pay back just 80% (if you do not bet max) of your bet, while others return 98% of your bet, on average.
The highest odds can be found at blackjack tables and in video poker games. The lowest ones are
typically set for keno, bingo, American roulette (94,6%) and some slots. As for
the slots, we would recommend you playing 5 or more reel video slots with large
number of paylines and winning combinations, and increased payoff percentage,
instead of classic 3 reel slot machines. If you play progressive slot machine
always play maximum number of coins (the coin size does not matter - you may
choose the lowest one) in order to have the highest odds and a chance to win the
You can find a lot of gambling sites and portals offering gambling systems and
promising you huge earning each hour of your game play. The truth is very simple: all systems fail to
give you the edge over the house on the long run. Some experienced blackjack players can take advantage
of a card counting and increase their odds but the edge, if any, is very small and
the application of this method is very limited at online casinos today.
See this featured review article about gambling systems
and strategies to avoid common myths.
Jackpot hunters' strategy and gaming systems.
Start playing large progressives when the jackpot amount is over an average number or, better,
close to the all-time height.
E.g. your ROI and the probability to win Major Millions jackpot is much higher when the pot stands at, say, $1.5 mln...
You can also start with small jackpots when they are near the maximum, see
reviews of almost all online jackpots here.
Enjoy the game.
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Whether you win or loose today, enjoy the time you play. Change the game or
decrease you bet size if you lose. Don't be frustrated too
much with the loss, tomorrow will be the winning day as far as you enjoy the
time you play.