How to Choose a Casino
When you are trying to decide why an online casino would be best for you to play at, there are several factors that you should consider. We have constructed a general guideline to help you to be aware of the reasons these casinos are the choice for you. Information that you should consider in this process includes the Software used, the casino’s Customer Support methods, the variety of games offered, the casino’s payout percentages and finally, you should look at the payment (deposit and withdrawal) options offered by the casino.
Online Gaming Guides will always be a helpful tool that every online gambler will need. Even those who have been gambling online for years have often found themselves needing help or advice. There is always room for gaming advice, especially online, from others who have been there. Many of the people who are new to online gambling often find themselves concerned with whether or not online casinos practice fair gaming. That answer is yes. Legally run casinos have no need to be unfair, because between the house’s slight advantage and the fact that players do make mistakes, they have plenty of profit available to them. To further ease the minds of their players, many online casinos have their games tested for fairness and randomness by a third-party auditing firm such as the OPA or PricewaterhouseCoopers.
When it is time to decide on an online casino, you should always be on the lookout for casinos that have several pages of information such as who owns the casino, where they are licensed and by whom, the rules of all their games, any and all policies that are enforced by the casino, the names of the games offered by the casino, the software they use, and they should have all the ways to contact them listed clearly on the homepage. As with anything you plan to spend money on, you should do research on the casino that you want to download. Check some of the message boards for real player feedback on the casino, visit casino review websites and make sure to read the “About Us” page at the casino website. One of the first things that you should consider when ranking online casinos is the type of software they use. You should find out if it is backed by one of the more recognized companies like Microgaming, Playtech, OddsOn, Cryptologic or Boss Media; or if the casino uses a software that it created for itself. Once you find this information out, you should look into the software, research the quality of the games provided, the number of games provided, the quality of graphics and sound and another good suggestion is to look into message boards regarding that casino – this way you can find out actual players’ opinions of the casino.
Something else that is suggested is that you take full advantage of the “Practice Mode” or “For Fun” option that the casino offers. Most casinos that you will come across online offer this “Practice Mode” to help their customers and potential customers become more comfortable with their software, user interface and the games that they offer. This way, it is not necessary to risk real money on a casino that you may or may not end up liking. Some casinos offer an unlimited amount of free-play, just be sure to read the information provided by each casino to find out their free-play policy.
You should also look into their bonuses and promotions. Each time you visit a casino’s website, be sure to click on their “Promotions” or “Bonuses” link. There should be information outlining all of the current bonuses and promotions and any other special contests or drawings that they may have going on. The better casinos will want to keep their players and will do so with great deals for loyalty and for just signing up with them.
One more thing to check out is the casino’s customer support team. How readily is the staff available? A lot of casinos boast customer service twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, your mission should be to see how true that is. You should find out things such as the methods offered to contact said customer service team. Most casinos offer Live Chat, Toll Free Telephone numbers, E-mail Support, an online form, or a combination of some or all of these. Once you find out how to contact the casino, we suggest that you choose the most convenient method of contact for you and ask their customer support team a question to find out how thorough their answers are, the speed of response, the professionalism, etc.
Next on your list should be the quality/quantity of games offered by the casino. A good casino will offer players at least 40 games to choose from; including Table and Card Games, Video Poker, Slots, and Progressive Jackpot Games. You should check to see how clear/colorful/crisp their games are, the games should run smoothly and should look realistic. There should be very few glitches – there isn’t any casino or any computer based company that can guarantee no glitches, but they SHOULD be few and far between. Yet again, check the message boards for player opinions on the subject for the casino you are checking out. You should also check out the casino’s payout percentage reports. Most online casino now have a third-party auditing company rate the fairness of their games and the games’ payout percentages several times a year (usually monthly). This payout percentage information is available directly from the casino’s homepage or by request, depending on the policies of the casino. And last, but certainly not least, you should be familiar with the casino’s deposit and withdrawal options. Of course, only you know which methods are most convenient for you, but you should make sure that they offer not only the methods you currently have, but several others, in case you decide to add or switch methods. There are many payment method options available today, including options such as Visa Card, MasterCard, 900Pay, Firepay, Click2Pay, Neteller, PrePaid ATM, Switch, Solo, EcoCard, Gaming Card, Citadel and many, many more.