Tips for New Players
If you are new to the world of
online gambling, there are quite a few ways you can play like an
intermediate or even experienced gambler. Presented here are
some examples of what a new player can take into consideration
when just starting out. Although this list is by no means
comprehensive it can give you a good starting point:
- Only spend what you
intended: If you have exhausted all of your funds, quit
gambling right away. Do not make another deposit, even if
there is a big bonus. If you do, you will likely just keep
losing, just like you lost the previous money.
- Always read before you
agree to anything: Anytime you check “I Agree” or
anything similar to that, you are entering into a legal,
binding contract. Always read what you are agreeing to and
make sure you understand it. If you don’t contact customer
service. That is what you are there for.
- Always read reviews:
These can help you learn about an online casino before you
join. Are they reputable? How is the customer service? Are
they a member of any watchdog groups? Are their customers
happy? Do they offer the games you most enjoy playing? You
should know the answers to these questions before you join.
- Use an e-cash service
for funding: This means opening an account such as
allow you to put money in your new player account with an
online casino without giving away your banking or credit
card information. But the best part- many casinos offer
additional bonuses on your future deposits for using some of
these services. Not all online casinos do this, so check the
terms and conditions beforehand to find out.
- Take frequent breaks.
If you are going to gamble for several hours, make sure you
take breaks. Get a drink or snack, stretch out or even take
a nap. This will ensure you are not tired, and therefore
mentally alert. If you are not, you may not make sound
gambling decisions. Never gamble unless you are well-rested.
- Do not chase loses:
The term “chasing loses” is a term in the industry for
trying to make up for one or more bad loses. If you are on a
losing streak, you should either switch games or take a
break. Doing so will help clear your mind and alleviate the
frustration that and lead to making more bad bets (and
therefore more loses).
- Only gamble for fun.
This should be considered a form of entertainment, not a way
to make money or a living. There are very few people who
make a successful living year after year from gambling
alone, and they took years of struggle in order to get
there. You should ideally settle on an amount of money you
are willing to lose, and bet that. If you walk away with
some still in your pocket, all the better for you. But you
should never expect to still have money.
- Take advantage of free
games: More and more online casinos are offering free,
practice or demo versions of some of the games they offer.
This is a great way to try out a casino before you commit to
becoming a player and gamble real money. You can see if you
like the layout, the ease of use, the rules and any
variations, even the speed of play. Knowing these things in
advance can make you a more successful player in the future.
- Know your strategy:
While gambling should be fun, it never hurts to have a
little bit of strategy in mind before going in. For
instance, if you are going to play Video Poker, it helps to
know if you are going after a small or large win, because
that will change the way you play completely. So a strategy
in this case would be a good idea. Again, free games can be
a big help in this area.