How to Evaluate an Online Casino

Online casinos come in different varieties. In order to avoid using an online casino that is less than reliable, one should look at the following criteria when choosing where to gamble. Find out how long the online casino has been in operation and who it is operated by. Only use online casinos that have been in business for more than three years, and that have no questions about the kinds of people involved in the business. Another inportnat factor when selecting an online casino is the type of software platforms that it uses. Playtech, Microgaming and Cryptologic platforms are the most reliable and secure. These platforms all use Randon Number Generators which are audited by a third party. The online casino using this platform cannot influence the RNG or set the odds for games. The online casino that you choose should use 128 digital bit encrypted security. It should also publish its payout percentages on a monthly basis. Online casinos also need to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of its players, by putting different systems and processes in place. The licensing of online casinos is a very complicated matter. While there are over 70 licensing jurisdictions, not all are effective. The most effective licensing jurisdictions for online casinos include the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Antigua, Canada and the Netherlands. The jurisdictions require audits. An extremely important issue is the payout system. The online casino must make its payment speedily and effectively. Customer service is an essential element in online casinos. Each online casino needs to offer service 24/7. Lastly, one should look at the organizations with which the online casino is associated. Membership in an association like eCOGRA shows that the online casino is attempting to be transparent and credible.

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Live Dealers Make the Online Casino Better

Do you ever feel like the online casino is missing something? It can’t be new flash technology because every good online casino has the top in casino gaming and software. Perhaps it’s the fact that you can’t get comps for a free buffet dinner at the online casino? No, that’s not it either! Just because the online casino doesn’t have buffet doesn’t mean that your comp points won’t give you great prizes such as gift certificates to your favorite restaurant or even a trip for two to a beautiful Las Vegas vacation! Yes, we all know exactly what’s missing at the online casino, a place where you can let out your verbal frustration at the blackjack dealer. There are two major flaws at the online casino. First off, there is no cute waitress to bring or freshen up your drink. Although to resolve this problem may we suggest being nice to your wife/husband and convincing them to be your cute waiter/waitress, they may actually enjoy it, especially if you give them a nice tip! But that is neither here nor there, let’s get on with the second flaw. The next, and biggest problem, with the online casino is the fact that when the virtual dealer pulls an 8 card 21 there is no one to make a face to or yell at. Unlike the land-based casino, the online casino doesn’t let you interact with the players or the dealers face to face. That means that you can’t trash the dealer or be pals with the player sitting next to you. Until now that is! Many online casino sites are bringing in live dealers, and even web-cam players so you can actually see who you are playing against and who is giving you those awful cards!

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Mini Versions of Online Casino Games

Do you love playing at the online casino but can’t stand the fact that you may be caught by your boss, or even worse, your wife? Well, there is a solution for you and it all has to do with a mini version of the online casino games that you love. There is currently a new version of solitaire that was released for the computer. This version is basically identical to the original with one little change; the program is the size of a credit card. When you are playing at your favorite online casino when you should be working or paying bills you always risk the chance of getting caught. With a mini version your risk is lowered, and your fun remains consistent. The mini solitaire game is programmed in a way that allows the mouse to move easily on the mini screen. Plus the graphics are good enough to allow you to expand the game to any size you like with out losing any quality. This same concept will soon be available at your favorite online casino, and it will certainly save you a few headaches. The best part about the programming aspect of the mini solitaire game is that it allows you to close and open the game significantly quicker than normal programs. What does this mean for the online casino games? Well, when you are in a tight spot and your manager is coming to you at full throttle, you don’t have to worry about having your blackjack game open. Just click the ‘X’ and the online casino game will close and you can get back to pretending you are working in mere seconds.

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More Essential Online Casino Tips

No matter what online casino game you are planning on playing you should always know something about how to play the game and depending on which game, you should have some sort of plan or strategy in mind when you sit down to play. Certain online casino games are considered to be more games of chance like slots, keno and roulette but there are other games that depend more on strategy and skill such as blackjack, poker and baccarat. Whatever online casino games you choose to play it is important to stay focused and calm. Small hiccups do happen but it is important not to let them ruin your game. Do your gambling homework. Know that game rules change from online casino to online casino and find out which rules the casino you are playing in is using. Don’t get angry when you lose! Remember to set yourself a limit as was advised in my previous article and look at the lost money as the price you paid for some pleasure and entertainment. All entertainment costs money, including online casino gambling. Don’t be afraid to ask! One of the most important things to look for in an online casino site is a good customer support team that is available 24/7 and that is helpful. Don’t forget that all online casino players were once beginners and the customer support team is there to help you, so use them.

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