As the popularity of the Internet has exploded over the past decade, it’s no surprise that online gambling has also skyrocketed in popularity. Ten years ago or so there were only a few online casinos out there, and they had very limited games and options.
Today, there are literally thousands of different online casinos to choose from, and thousands of different game variations to play. Some casinos run have downloadable software, while others have in-browser versions of the game.
How to start
Most online casinos require you to download software in order to play.
Installing casino software is not hard at all. All you have to do is go through the signup process on the casino of your choice. You can do it in a few steps, and if you have no idea how to get started on this, you can read this page and follow the procedure step by step.
How to start the installation?
Once the software is downloaded, you will be presented with an installation prompt.
Installing casino software is no different than installing any other program. Just follow the instructions presented to you, and you’ll be done in no time.
Online casino software is usually designed to be fairly lightweight, so it shouldn’t take too long to download or to install.
If you have trouble, there will usually be a “troubleshooting” or “help” link somewhere in the installation guide. If not, you can always contact the support team at the casino, and they will be more than happy to help out.
If the support team doesn’t get back to you or your still having problems, try re-downloading the files and starting over. If that still doesn’t work, choose a different casino or write a comment at the end of this article, so you can hopefully receive some help.
Once the casino is installed on your PC, you will be prompted to fill out some forms first. The forms ask for basic information such as name, age, location, etc. and then later, ask for financial information like credit card numbers.
After you have filled out the forms, you will be prompted to choose whether you want to play for free or for real money.
Browser based Casino
If you have a very old or slow computer but decent internet speeds (not dialup), it may be a better idea to use a casino with flash games. Flash is a program used on the Internet to allow videos, games, etc. to be imbedded into websites.
When a casino uses flash, that means you can play the games in the browser, without downloading anything.
In this case, all you’d have to do would be to go to the casinos website, and find the area that says “flash games” or something similar. It may also say “browser games”.
Often times online casinos offer both a downloadable version and a flash version, but sometimes the full game library is only available in the downloadable version.
If this is the case, then it’s probably better to download the software and install it, so you can play all the games you want.
If you don’t have the best internet speeds, I don’t recommend using the flash games. They will be very laggy and slow, and might even crash, especially if you’re still using dialup.