Beginners Advice at Online Casinos
The best advice for beginners who are looking to play in an online casino for the first time would be to remember that gambling is meant to be fun. As soon as it no longer becomes fun, you should perhaps give it a rest for a while.
Never try to recoup your losses by gambling even more than you can afford. Just sign out of your account and then come back another day when you are in a more positive frame of mind. If you are gambling and you can’t seem to stop, perhaps you are developing some kind of problem and maybe you would need to seek professional help/advice. A great way to control your spending in an online casino is to set spending limits.
Today’s most reputable, fully licensed online casinos are supposed to actively promote responsible gambling, so as soon as you register an account set your spending limits to whatever you think is a sensible amount. These deposit/spending limits vary a great deal depending on where you are playing. For example, you could set these limits to just $/€/£10.00 per day, week or month.
If you exceed this limit, the casinos won’t allow you to spend any more than until that time period has finished. You can quite easily lift those limits, but it may take a day (or even a week) to come into effect, otherwise if you could lift those limits immediately, it would be pointless having them. This gives you time to ‘cool-off’ and come back another time without ever over-spending.
The other thing to remember is that you should only really sign up to an online casino that you feel comfortable with and that you know has a proven track record. You can always contact the customer support to find out where they are licensed and you should always look for the eCOGRA accreditation/logo.
Not all online casinos are eCOGRA approved, but many of the most trusted online casinos are. You can generally find this information somewhere on the homepage of the casino. eCOGRA is an independent online casino testing agency with constantly monitors most areas of the online gambling industry.