Among the abundance of online casinos nowadays, you should definitely choose wisely. If you are a newbie, firstly, you should be introduced to the online casino world properly and, in case you are not, you probably already have particular preferences, but a little advice cannot hurt.
First things first, make sure that the casino that captured your attention is available in your country. You definitely want to avoid that kind of disappointment when you like everything you’ve researched about casino only to find out that it’s restricted in your country. If the casino passed the first step, move on to the next one. Take a look at the home page and look for the “about us” section, that is a perfect place for you to see what casino guarantees to you and it is usually very concisely summarised. Check out the website, examine it quickly, know where each section is, where is a button for registration or button for contacting the casino’s support service, is anywhere written that casino is licensed…
After you find all the necessary info that you need for a start, dig deeper into specifics. Whether you are a newbie, a pro, or something in between, there are a few more parameters that you should pay attention to, before pressing a register button. One of the essentials at any casino are payouts. Find a section about banking and see for a start which methods are offered. After you decide which one suits you the most, pay attention to processing time, the minimum and the maximum limits for deposit and withdrawal, fees in case there are any and available currencies. You should also look up for a section where the website tells you more about your safety while being a member of a wanted casino. Try to find information about the accessibility, knowing all devices that you could use for fun at a wanted casino couldn’t hurt and for some users might even be a dealbreaker.
If the wanted casino passed previous steps, it’d be an ideal moment to finally pay attention to games for a bit. Newbies might feel lost or confused here, but even the experienced ones are exploring these sections frequently regardless of favourites that they already have. Slots are the most popular, and very often they outnumber other categories of casino games which you could also give a chance while enjoying the casino. Be ready for an abundance of differently themed slots with various features, prizes, characters or symbols… While being at the casino’s game lobby, glance at game providers which supplied the game selection of the casino. Later on, you might develop a special affection for certain providers which could be useful for the process of elimination anytime when you are deciding which pokies you’ll spin.
One more thing we cannot forget, you might need help for something, which is why you should see what the casino says about its customer support. See work hours, sometimes there’s a live chat option which is the fastest one and, in ideal scenarios, those are available for you 24/7. Other options for contacting the support team are usually via phone and e-mail address. Casinos with very well done interface and neat organisation of the site, the ones who are entirely focused on the users’ comfort, have a FAQ section. These are great because you can quickly read the most common problems with solutions written just below, all very concise.
Pros and Cons
The final step you should take before you start your registration process that usually never takes more than 5 minutes, you should split the casino’s characteristics in two sides, the good and the bad one. Make sure you clearly see right away some significant pros or cons that could help your judgment. Besides all these previous essentials, see what else you would like or dislike. For example, this is not an actual pointer of quality, but the thing that can be a big plus or minus, and sometimes even dealbreaker, is the casino’s interface and design.
Everything that you read about the casino and stuff it promises and guarantees to you, you can easily check if it’s true. Examine users’ feedback on the internet, nothing can be a better proof of the casino’s quality and players’ satisfaction than plenty of completely objective comments. That doesn’t mean that every statement is 100% true, but the majority will say how it actually is, whether it’s something good or bad. A bunch of bad experiences can be a warning to avoid scammy casinos and if they are either solid or good, go for it!
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Michael has reviewed and verified all information on this page. Having worked in the iGaming industry for over 8 years, he is the most capable person to help you navigate online casinos, pokies, and the Australian gambling landscape.