REVIEW ONLINE CASINOS
A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ONLINE CASINOS
Well, you've come this far, so you are either looking for a new Online Casino to continue playing at, or you are new to the whole scene.
If you're new, you are probably baffled by the huge number of Online Casinos, offering a bewildering range of games, bonuses, special offers etc.
I hope you like what you have seen at ReviewOnlineCasinos.co.uk so far, we are here to make it as easy, fun, and profitable, as possible to get playing.
There's no denying that it's a crowded market out there, there are literally thousands of online casinos all looking for your business, but unfortunately many of those are poor quality, unreliable, and a few are simply dis-honest.
Everyone here at ReviewOnlineCasinos.co.uk was once in the same position of having to select the best sites, and we found that the WorldWideWeb made things much easier. You see, anyone now running a poor Online Casino, is going to get found out pretty quickly, there are loads of Forums, Blogs, and Review Sites that will report their experiences with these sites to the world.
So only look for casinos that get good reviews. That's what we did, and we only recommend the sites that are good quality, honest, secure, and fun.
What to look for -
Bonuses.- Online Casinos all offer bonuses of varying sizes and quality. You will see the adverts for these bonuses on their homepages, as these are often the main incentive to get people to sign up.
New players are offered, for example a '100% bonus up to $200.' What does that mean? It means that if your first deposit at the casino was for $200, the casino would give you an extra 100%, so an extra $200 to play with - for free. Sounds too good to be true? Well sometimes it is, you may find that there are lots of qualifications with this bonus that make it not really worthwhile, or you may not want to deposit $200. If you only deposit $10, you will only get an extra $10 to play with.
There are also, always, 'playthrough' requirements. Although the money will be credited to your new account straight away, you will have to wager several times your combined deposit and bonus amounts in order to withdraw any of this money. Typically, you need to play 10x to 20x the combined amounts, which may sound a lot, but can actually be quite easy to reach.
Often, the 'Re-load' bonus is more significant. This is offered to existing players and may be in the form of '50% up to $75 on Tuesdays', or 10% for first deposit of the month'. These vary greatly from Casino to Casino, so check each review for details. They can also change frequently, so, go to the site itself to see the latest offers.
House Edge - Casinos will always put a House Edge of each game, this is how they stay in business. What this means is that the games are not totally 'fair', if you are playing Roulette, for example, the ball has 37 numbers to land on. If it lands on the number you have chosen, you will be paid at 36/1. Over multiple spins, that gives the casino a 2.7% House Edge, and that is their profit margin.
Here at ReviewOnlineCasinos.co.uk, each casinos' overall House Edge is highlighted as a Payout Ratio. If the Payout Ratio is 98.1%, then for every $100 wagered, you can expect, on average to lose $1.10.
Poker sites work differently. As you are playing against other Poker players, there is no House Edge. Instead a 'Rake' is charged. Typically the Poker site will take 2 - 3% of the amount staked each hand, so if you are betting $10 a hand, the House will take 20 - 30 cents.
Download v Instant-Play - Many casinos come in 'Instant Play' mode. This means that you do not have to download any software, and can just play their games in your Browser. The advantage is you can play at any P.C., you don't use up any memory, and in a couple of cases, you can play games without registering, or depositing anything - great if you just want to practice getting used to the games.
The downsides are that the choice of games will be limited, and they may not be of such high - quality. The choice is yours, you can always have some downloaded, and play some in no-download format.
Banking options. - Please see the Online casino banking guide section.
Finally - We hope that we have done all the hard work for you. We only recommend trusted, top quality sites. As we said earlier, if they were not the best sites, word would quickly spread, and they would no longer feature here. Good luck, and have fun!
The site that we recommend for beginners is Bet365. It's got a huge range of games, can be played in no-download format, and is fantastic quality. (U.S. players should try Win Palace - see below .)
The site we recommend for beginners from the U.S. is Win Palace Casino - again a great range of games, and great quality.