Here is a list of things you absolutely must NOT do when gambling online.
1. Don’t ever sign up on an online casino gambling site unless you do a background check first. There are many fly-by-night online casino gambling websites floating around on the internet. There are also many websites that give very good advice as to which online casino websites are legit and which are rogues. With all the chat rooms and gambling forums out there to ask for advice or tips as to which of those out there are the scams sites. There is no excuse for you not to safe guard yourself and check these websites out. You will have no one but yourself to blame if you find yourself in deep trouble later on in the game.
2. Do not install malicious software onto your computer that will trick the online casino site to believe you have hit the jackpot, as this can result in serious consequences. You can bet the online casinos will find out one way or the other. This is also true of some online casino websites, they have software that you have to download before you can play online and some of these programs have hidden malware programs that trick you into thinking that you are losing. Everybody who is into gambling are aware of these two sides of the coin, so to speak. This is a no win situation on either side’s part, not the online player or the online casino.
3. Never start gambling at the higher stakes games, as you will stand a larger chance of losing your money much faster, and your play time will be cut short. Furthermore if you do not set a limit as to how much cash you can afford to gamble on any given day, you can soon find yourself out of cash, and then you will probably try to get some more cash to gamble, you might start dipping into the money for the groceries, or the car insurance, and this situation can escalate to a horrible crisis.
4. If you are winning and the time you have set to stop playing arrives, do not continue to play take your winnings and call it a day. You can always log back in tomorrow. You know the story about the dog with two bones and what happened to him right? Don’t let greed make you lose everything.
Gambling Online provokes many conflicting strong view points when ever the subject is raised.
Online gambling (in my opinion) is a better financial proposition for most gamblers than land based casino gambling.
My reasons for making this claim for online gambling are –
online casinos have substantially higher payout percentages than land based casinos (usually about 8% or slightly more) with the margin for slot machine players providing the greatest difference
when gambling online, skilled poker and blackjack players can play at multiple tables simultaneously thus allowing them to play many more hands per hour than what they can play in a land based casino thus increasing their average winning rate per hour
for skilled blackjack players using a basic strategy, it is a way to avoid or at least limit the unwanted attention one usually receives when identified as a highly skilled player in land based casinos. One prominent investigation company provides services to casinos to assist them to identify known card counters
the ability to play when you choose and for as long or as short a time as you choose in the comfort of your own home
the skilled player is not restricted to only playing at busy times to reduce the risk of gaining unwanted attention as often happens in land based casinos
no expenses are incurred in getting to or from the casino
when gambling online, no time is wasted traveling to or from a casino
no time is spent getting dressed to go out
you do not run the risk of being mugged for your winnings on your way home
the online player has the ability to play regularly at many different and geographically dispersed online casinos – doing the same at land based casinos would incur major travel expenses and for most of us, time and budget constraints would make this an impossible dream. This also allows the skilled player to keep a lower profile by having accounts at multiple casinos and playing only a limited number of times per month at each casino
almost all online casinos give players the option to register and play for free so that they can familiarize themselves with the software and hone their gaming skills before they start playing for real. When they feel comfortable with the software, they can, if they choose, make a deposit and play for real
some online casinos will give you ten dollars and a few will give you up to twenty dollars so you can play for real without making an initial deposit. There are published accounts of people who have won very substantial amounts of money with their free ten dollars
a few online casinos offer bets as low as one cent. This allows novices to play for real and learn to play the games properly without risking any serious amount of money. At times when play money is short, one can while away a few hours for the outlay of a small amount of money, even when Lady Luck is frowning upon you! It also allows the experienced player to test new gaming strategies without risking serious money – no land based casino can afford to offer such low bets because of their higher overheads
Large new player cash bonuses (for registering as a new player at an online casino) on first deposits, gives the player a substantial advantage over the casino when playing with their combined initial deposit and cash bonus.
both multi player poker and online bingo players have access to live chat which provides a social atmosphere which at times also prevails in land based casinos
Of course you cannot order a meal or a drink at an online casino but adding up all the pluses makes a pretty compelling argument in favor of the online casino for most occasions.
On those occasions when you wish to dress up and go out with friends for a nice meal and a few drinks in a pleasant social atmosphere, the land based casino wins hands down. On those occasions if you plan to have more than just a couple of drinks with your meal, don’t gamble or it may turn out to be a very expensive meal.