When choosing an online casino there are a great deal of variables to consider. What games do you want to play? What operating system are you using? Are you interested in mobile gaming? I will address these questions and more in the following article.
First of all, just like in real life you only want to gamble in trusted places. Where would you feel safer- in the MGM Grand Las Vegas or playing dice in a dark alley in a big city? The answer is obvious: MGM. The same principle applies to online casinos. There are a number of different ways to verify if a site is legitimate. Google their name plus the word scam, cheat etc and any relevant articles will show up. The safest way to make sure that your casino choice is correct is to find an independent community or trusted resource, like a friend or a family member who has played at the casino with no problems. Always google the name of the casino before ever depositing money- you are risking not only being cheated by scammers pretending to be casinos, you put your personal information like your address and credit card at risk.
Also, before signing up for an online casino make sure they have the games you want to play. Many online casinos are simply poker rooms and they will not offer the more traditional games. If you want casino games like blackjack, roulette and slots make sure that the site you sign up for is not poker or sports betting only. After making sure that your game or games of choice are available make sure their software is compatible with your internet browser as well as compatible with your computer's operating system. Some casinos offer mobile access on your phone or ipad, many do not. If you are planning on gambling on the go on your mobile device you want to make sure that the casino you choose offers that feature. If you know anyone that belongs to the site ask them if you can try a few games on their account (compensate them of course).
If you choose your casino wisely you will be able to play knowing that your money and your personal information are secure. The best thing about online casinos is that you can access them from anywhere, so even if you sign up for an online casino that you dislike for whatever reason you can just move on to the next site.
For more information about choosing an online casino, check out some of the following sources of information:
- US Casino Report - This is the perfect place to begin your search for an Internet casino if you're from the United States.
- Casinomeister - This is the best-known casino watchdog site on the Internet.
- Casino City - This casino guide is probably the most comprehensive guide of its kind online.
- Online Casino Reviewer - Detailed reviews of online casinos, with a slight UK focus.
- Slot Machines Forum - Lots of discussions of various slot machine related topics, including online casinos.