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A few things people forget to look for at online casinos

18 May 2014 | No Comments » | admin

In a day and age were the casino market is absolutely booming, us players have an incredible selection of various casino websites to choose from. A lot of them are really good, some are average and a few of them are actually really bad. When we are exposed to a lot of advertising from various casinos, it’s easy to assume that they are good straight away, and therefore may people sign up to new casinos straight away without thinking about it, before reading guides on the subject – which inevitably is going to make some of those players disappointed. Therefore, I would like to share some tips with you of some things that many people forget to check before they sign up to a casino.

The first thing you want to make sure, is that the casino is in fact a safe place to play at. Are they controlled by any form of governing body, or are they just operating illegally? You really, really don’t want to play at an unregulated casino, as they can to pretty much whatever they want with your money. Therefore, you should be very careful to make sure that the casino has a valid gaming license in the country in which they operate from. A lot of casinos these days are registered in Malta, meaning they should have a license from the Lotteries and Gaming Authorities there. This information should be visible on the website.

The second step is to make sure that the casino plays fair, not only from a legal perspective, but from the players view. You want to play at a casino which doesn’t have any terms and conditions which are unreasonable, for example. Since every casino is unique in its own way, it’s important that you actually take the time to read through the conditions that you agree to when signing up. It might seem like a bit of a pain, but the fact is that you will be glad you did if you ever run into some kind of dispute when the casino. Another thing that’s really worth checking out is to make sure that the payouts are good in your casino. Ideally, you want to play at a casino with a high payout rate, ideally around 97-98%, meaning that for every hundred dollars placed in bets, roughly 97% goes back to the players. Finding the payout percentage for a specific casino can be easy or can be hard depending on the casino. If a casino has a high payout percentage, they are probably more willing to show it however, so if you are having a real hard time finding a casino’s payout info, it might be because they are trying to hide it from their customers.

Another thing that is really important to check when you are registering at a new casino, especially if you are doing it for a specific bonus or promotion, is to check out the terms for that particular bonus. Bonuses work differently at different casinos, and you want to make sure that the wagering requirement is not impossible to meet. Many casinos have this huge bonuses promoted. For example, I saw a casino offering $500 FREE at a website, which of course would be really good. But when you read the terms for the bonus, you find out that you could only cash out winnings of up to $5 for the offer, which immediately took down the actual value of the bonus.