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Play Smart: The Do’s & Don’ts of Online Gambling

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In any form of gambling, there is a degree of chance, even for those that have mastered the art of reading a stern poker face and deciphering their player’s next move. Lucky hands and winning streaks are a thrilling way to spend free time, as long as you play careful and know when to fold. Playing responsibly will ensure you never end up in a sticky situation so the odds are always in your favour – even if you don’t win. Take the risk while staying safe with the do’s and don’ts of online gambling.

Do:

1.   Know what you are signing up for

Make sure you know what you are signing up for before you start playing games online. Some online casino games, like bingo, offer welcome sign-up bonuses which can be great to learn how to play certain games you haven’t played before.

Ensure the website has a suitable deposit scheme and you’re able to withdraw at any time. If you are unsure, contact the website directly to find out.

2.   Check the licensing of a site before parting with your hard-earned-cash

Before you jump right in with both feet, ensure the gambling website is licensed and reputable. The last thing you want to do is give over your personal information and money to a site that is not trustworthy. Read up on their terms and conditions and only play on sites that you really trust. You can even look for reviews to see what other people using their site thinks before you make your final decision.

3.   Set yourself a budget

…and stick to it. Plan how much money you are willing to risk losing before you begin gambling online.

Gambling is renowned for taking more than just people’s money because some don’t play responsibly. Every time you play, make sure you know how much you can afford to lose incase the odds do not go in your favour.

Don’t:

4.   Gamble while under the influence

Reckless, alcohol induced, decisions could take this much-loved pastime to a dark place. Poor judgement could make the difference between winning and losing, and you might not be aware of how much money you are spending. And this goes for stress too. You will not be able to play your best game if you are feeling stressed or anxious which could lead to bad decision-making and could cost you big buck.

5.   Try your luck with ‘betting systems’ & quick wins

You may have seen advertisements online, offering to teach you the secret ways to beat the game. These are usually con artists that ask for money in exchange of a useless guide to winning your game of choice.

Instead, focus on furthering your knowledge in your favorite game by reading informative guides and tips to help you better your game. Take a look at our previous post How to win at roulette for example.

6.   Stifle your chances of winning

Don’t let the casino have the upper hand. Take a look at your casino’s payout percentage to ensure you are in for a chance to win. If you notice that their payout percentage is low, chances are, they don’t offer games that give users the chance to win very often. If possible, find the payout percentage for the specific game you want to play to stack the odds even further in your favour.

 

These days, there’s no need to jet off to Vegas to enjoy the thrill of gambling. While it is possible to gamble online, you need to ensure you are taking the necessary steps to remain safe online. Follow these simple steps to give yourself even more of a chance to win. The secret to successful online gambling is doing your research and knowing when luck isn’t on your side. How will you play your next game?

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