13 Mar

Preliminary Advice for New Online Casino Players

Five things you NEED to know BEFORE you play real money casino games for the first time.

Real Money Casino GamesI’ve seen – and written – a plethora of online gambling tips and strategy articles over the years. Most of them deal with specific aspects of a casino or game. Today, I’m switching things up a bit. This text is geared specifically towards new players.

If you’re an experienced veteran, you can skip this one. Look to the left and browse a more appropriate topic. If you’re new to online casino gaming, please continue reading! The following advice is meant for you.

Before You Play Real Money Casino Games…

Before you go looking up game strategies or registering an account with the first casino you find that offers an appealing bonus, there are five very important things you need to know. First things first:

1. Gamble Responsibly for Entertainment Only

Short and sweet – casinos aren’t in the business of losing. The odds are never in your favor. Gambling should only be done for entertainment purposes. If you can’t gamble responsibly and enjoy it for what it is – win or lose – don’t do it.

2. Don’t Rush the Casino Selection Process

Choosing the right casino is imperative. Any internet-based, financially-driven activity needs to be highly secure and reputable. Take your time here. Do your research. Find a casino that is well-established and has a supremely high customer satisfaction rating. Look closely at the banking methods to make sure you’ll be able to deposit and withdrawal with ease.

3. The Biggest Bonuses Aren’t Always the Best

Promotions are a huge part of the attraction to online casinos, there’s no denying that. But too many new players look at the dollar signs, rather than the % match. Getting a free $100 is great, but not if you have to deposit more than $100 to get it. A 100% match is great, while a 200% match that costs just $50 is even better.

Just as importantly, read and understand the full terms of the bonus. What are the wagering requirements? How long do you have to complete them? Will you be able to withdrawal the winnings, should you get lucky?

4. Play EVERY Game With Proper Strategy

No matter what games you intend to play, do it with strategy. Whether it’s blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, slot machines – there’s a strategy for everything. Not just any strategy either, but a proper one that gives you the highest return on investment (ROI) [aka return to player (RTP)]. As I said above, no game is designed to pay out more than it takes in, but with the right strategy, you can definitely keep losses to a minimum, and increase your odds of short-term luck.

5. Employ Responsible Bankroll Management

Here’s a few quick (mostly obvious) statements to live by. Only play with extra money you can afford to lose. Never borrow money to gamble. Don’t chase losses. Play the highest RTP games. Make use of bonus promotions to extend your bankroll.

And finally, the time you take to play is crucial to the longevity of your bankroll. At online casinos, no other players are waiting for you to act. There’s no reason to rush when you play real money casino games online.


  • Adalene Lucas

    is our jack of all trades here at DBC. She is a skilled coder, gambler, writer and webmaster. She lives in Manitoba where she enjoys the lush landscapes and camping near Tulabi Falls. Nature gives her inspiration to write. When she's not immersed in nature, her favorite words are "game theory". She lives with her husband and their two Labradors, Kophy and Whisper.

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