Starting out is never easy, no matter what it is, and being a newbie in the world of online gambling is definitely no different. When you first enter an online casino, chances are you’re gonna make a rookie mistake here or there. Well, to prevent that, here are six useful tips on how to become an expert gambler as fast as possible.
Don’t Rely on Beginner’s Luck Forever
Most gamblers will tell you that beginner’s luck is a thing. You start out, you hit a substantial win – especially in newbie’s terms – and then you get cocky. “Wow, I had no idea online gambling is so easy to master! I’d better wager the rest of my money right now while I’m ahead.” One word: don’t.
“Beginner’s luck doesn’t last forever; stop while you’re ahead and enjoy the moment.”
What you should do is step back and relish that first win. Take a breather, cash out your money and stop while you’re ahead. There’s no reason to get carried away right off the bat, is there? There’ll be plenty more gaming sessions in your gambling history, don’t worry. For now… enjoy.
Read the Casino Terms and Conditions Carefully
This one’s as old as time (or as old the internet, at least) and no matter how many times we reiterate it, there will always be players who dismiss the advice as unimportant. It isn’t. Truly, so many potential problems and issues that may arise during your stay at a casino can be prevented by simply reading that casino’s Terms and Conditions.
How so? Well, each casino is different and will have its own set of Terms and Conditions. By reading them, you’ll know what exactly that casino offers, what it expects you to do, all the dos and don’ts of playing online slots, claiming bonuses and offers and lots more. Don’t just tick off the ‘I agree’ box; read the Terms carefully and rookie mistakes will be reduced to a minimum.
Study the Specifications of a Bonus
Just like we said in the previous section: in order to be safe, you need to know all there is to know before you do anything at a casino, including claiming casino bonuses. As a newbie, you may get overly enthusiastic that a casino is willing to give you free cash to play with and we get it. What a casino veteran may tell you, however, is that bonuses come with their own set of rules. What does this mean?
“Casino bonuses come with their own set of rules, so read the bonus Terms carefully.”
Namely, before you go to an online casino and get your free money for playing, make sure you read all there is about the bonus. That means, pay attention to the bonus’ wagering requirements – or how many times you need to play it through before you can withdraw your winnings – expiration date (they don’t last forever!), minimum deposit amounts, maximum cashout amounts, game restrictions (you can’t use it on every online slot you like!)… the whole lot. Only when you’ve thoroughly studied the bonus in question should you proceed to claiming and using it.
Learn from Your Fellow Players
Who knows better than your fellow, more experienced players? When starting out it is easy to make the mistake of signing up at a rogue casino, as quite frankly, you can’t know for sure when you don’t have the necessary experience. However, if you read the reviews of players who’ve already played there, you can start out a lot more confidently.
That said, here’s a word of caution: take it all with a grain of salt. There will always be players who will shout ‘Scam!’ or ‘The casino software is rigged!’ if they’ve suffered losses in the past. Some people are sore losers, which is why the best way to be safe is to read as many player reviews as possible. They can’t all be liars, can they?
Read Unbiased Reviews and Play Slots for Free
Additionally, make sure you read unbiased casino and game reviews, published on acclaimed websites whose sole aim is to provide you with a safe gaming experience. Like us. Simply type in the name of the casino or slot you’d like to check and read the casino/slot review with all the necessary details you can’t get, if you don’t know where to look.
“To be safe, read unbiased reviews and try slots for free before playing for real money.”
Another way to gain confidence is to try out online slots in free mode. We could separate these two pieces of advice, but more often than not, you can and should combine them. If you don’t want to feel like you’re throwing your money away on a slot you aren’t quite sure how to play, then simply a) read the review and b) play the slot for free. That way you’ll gain knowledge and experience before you even set foot in a casino and spend your hard-earned money on a deposit.
Have Fun Playing Online Slots
Lastly, just have fun, will ya? We know starting out is scary, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t relax and enjoy the ride. As long as you learn from the more experienced casino players and use it to your advantage, you should be fine.
We told you to enjoy that first win at the beginning… and, quite frankly, you should always come back to that. Relax. Step back. Enjoy. Don’t force it. Online gambling should be fun, above all, so make sure it is. That’s the whole point, isn’t it?
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