If you’re new to the world of online casinos, you might feel that everything is so confusing that you don’t even know where to begin. In order to get started, you just have to choose your favourite online casino, visit their website and complete the sign up procedure in a few clicks.
What you need to do first
Before you sign up, make sure that you understand the terms and conditions of the welcome bonus. Find the right page of the website that explains the rules, to avoid bad surprises when you want to cash out.
It’s a matter of fact that sometimes, the terms and conditions of a specific bonus make it less attractive that you’d initially think. This is especially true for blackjack players, as few online casinos allow you to play blackjack in order to meet wagering requirements.
If you don’t understand the wagering requirements and playthrough, or if you don’t understand other terms and conditions of the welcome bonus, be sure to call or email customer support for a full explanation.
In some cases, you’re better off turning down the bonus. If you want to take the bonus, you’ll probably see a bonus code on the site’s “promotions” page. You should write this code down, although you can always look it up later.
Download Version or Instant Play Casino Games?
When you’re certain you want to play, and you know whether you want to take the bonus or not, you should start playing for free.
Some online casinos will only allow you to play if you download the software. If this is the case, you should download the casino to a directory where you can find it easily. There will be an installation guide which will install the software quickly with very little effort on your part.
If the online casino doesn’t require a download, you may wish to download anyway, or you may elect to play the Flash version which does not require any downloads.
In either case, you will soon be asked to give some registration details. These details must be given accurately if you intend to play for real money.
Additionally, if you give an invalid email address, most online casinos will not activate your account at all, even for free play. If you give inaccurate details in this stage, they will cause you difficulties in cashing out later on.
Usually, in this phase, you will choose a username and password. For the username, choose something that you’ll remember easily. For the password, be sure to choose something easy for you to remember, but difficult for others to guess.
If you lose or forget your password, you can always have it restored by the online casino, but it may take a day or two.
Making Your First Online Casino Deposit
Once you’ve started to play for free, and you’ve gotten a feel for the online casino, you should make your first deposit. You’ll have to select a deposit method that the casino accepts and that works for you.
Then you’ll need to enter the relevant information in the casino’s cashier. At this point, you’ll need to enter any bonus codes you wish to redeem. You should also be sure to give the email of the friend who referred you, so they’ll get the refer-a-friend bonus.
Once your deposit is accepted, you’re ready to play for real money. Good luck!