If you are a newcomer in the gambling world, choosing the first casino should take you a moment. But watch out! It is not wasted time. It’s exactly the opposite. Proper research of your first casino is very important and there are a few criteria you should consider before you register.
What are your favourite games?
Different casinos offer different games. You can find providers who focus purely on slot machines or bingo, for example. If you want to play only one type of game, look for specialized casinos. But if you want to enjoy fun with more types of games, check out some great, well-known and well-established casino. You will surely find hundreds of games in different versions. Some casinos also have special games that you won’t find anywhere else.
But pretty much everywhere casinos offer slot machines, the most famous and popular board games (roulette, blackjack, baccarat, video poker …), scratch cards and keno.
Keep in mind which part of the world you are in
This is mainly in because of connection quality and download speed. Each casino has its own software and sometimes it could be quite demanding. They use different game platforms, which affects the quality of online games and download speeds. If you have a fast and stable connection, it does not matter. However, if you are in a place with a weaker Internet signal or if you use mobile internet from an operator, a problem may arise.
So we recommend trying free games first. Check the connection speed, look at the smoothness of the game, and take a few rounds to see what happens. If everything is fine, you can try playing for real money.
If you are going to play on your smartphone, it is best to find the casino which is investing in mobile technology. It could be maybe hard to identify from your desk computer, but you can try a simple trick. Check the casino’s page “About us” or some kind of page about awards. If you will find there some award in mobile gaming, you are in the right place.
Online casinos need to have a particular licence in order to offer services in a particular world’s jurisdiction. The best way to find out if the casino lets you play for a real money is to ask customer support. You can always check terms and conditions where most of the casinos publish the list of restricted countries. Especially US casino players often have the problem to find online casino since their infamous prohibition acts.
Choose with regards to bonuses
Before you start to play, find out which type of casino bonuses best suits you for and which benefits you the most. Each casino offers bonuses in a slightly different form. Do you plan to play at the casino regularly? You can choose a casino that offers several deposit bonuses or has a generous VIP schedule. Or, for example, if you prefer to play slots only, try to find the casino which offers you tons of free spin.
Want to try the casino first? In that case, look at the operators who offer no-deposit bonuses. This is the bonus you get just for registration. Most casinos also offer their players a loyalty program where you collect points that you can then exchange for cash or various gifts or benefits. A VIP program is also available for regular players.
Check others player’s reviews
You can find a lot of sites on the Internet that deal with gambling and reviewing online casinos. You can use it to your advantage and read several different reviews from different sources and making a general impression of the casino. But don’t take all player’s reviews too seriously. You have to realize that everyone has different requirements and what they like to someone else may not like you.
Check your customer support
Before signing up in online casinos, we recommend trying their customer support. Test their speed before registering. If the online casino has live chat, there is not much to wait for. The answer should come back almost instantly in most cases. If you communicate with email, the answer will take some more time. Nevertheless, test their speed and professional approach. There are also several casinos that offer a free customer line from around the world. In this case, you can also try this opportunity to communicate with the casino.
Deposit and selection options
Check your deposit and withdrawal options. Nowadays, casinos offer you many deposit methods (credit cards, e-wallets, prepaid cards, bank transfer). But be careful, that does not mean you choose the same method you put the money into the casino. If the selection is limited, you will usually only be able to send money to your credit/debit card. A very special are deposits via bitcoin. Many online casinos allow players to use cryptocurrencies. Moreover, there are solely cryptocurrency casinos where you cannot play with official money.
When comes to deposit methods. Always read through term and conditions. Many online casinos don’t offer welcome bonuses to players who deposit money with e-wallets like Skrill or Neteller.