There are some tips regarding online casino gambling that players need to be aware of, and since my experience dates back to 2004, I hope I can help. The three main topics are: recognize a free casino safe, know how to use the bonuses and understand the games well. You will find more relevant information on specific online casinos in the reviews section, while this page will serve as a general guide.
Recognizing safe online casinos
First, I would like to point out that I have personally played all the British casinos on this site. Most of the good casinos use games from software developers like IGT, Novomatic, Aristocrat, Microgaming, Playtech and Real Time Gaming (RTG), and all the sites mentioned here use those platforms. Some of them are also featured in my mobile casino reviews. Each of them offers a wide range of games, especially Microgaming, and if you love blackjack, roulette, video poker or slots, you will find a wide choice everywhere.
However, a quick and fairly accurate way to judge the safety of a site in an online casino guide is to look at the jurisdiction that issued the license. US casinos are the exception, which have a more limited choice regarding regulation. For UK players the “Whitelist” compiled in 2008 is valid, and the jurisdictions listed in the list must be looked for on the safe side. This category includes online casinos with licenses from the United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Malta, Isle of Man and Alderney, which in any case constitute the majority of casinos that you will find on our site. These jurisdictions offer a dispute resolution service, as well as strict rules regarding who can and can not manage an online casino.
Knowing how to use bonuses
Every online casino offers a sign-up bonus, and almost all of them also provide loyalty bonuses. This is good, but you need to be aware of the fact that if you choose to accept a bonus (which is not mandatory), there will be terms and conditions that will make it difficult to get money from winnings. The biggest problem with the bonuses, and the reason why I rarely accept them, is that you have to bet a figure that can go up to 100 times the deposit and the bonus (often a lot less though) before you can cash out. I do not like restrictions: when I win, I want to collect.
In addition, most bonuses exclude some games. Very rarely do you encounter signup bonuses that allow you to play roulette, blackjack or the best casino games. This happens because over the years many people have abused bonuses, considering them simply a way to get money from casinos. Now we all have to bear the consequences of their actions. My suggestion is to accept a sign-up bonus only if you are willing to lose your initial deposit, because 9 times out of 10 this is what will happen. The only exception in this online casino guide is that of sites that use Wagerworks software. They in fact grant the bonus after the player has satisfied the wagering requirements of the initial deposit; this means that if you win through the first deposit.