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Spotting Trustworthy Casino Sites – Tips All Beginners Should Follow


Online casinos are one of the industries that have been thriving in the last couple of years and the forecast is for this trend to continue for several years yet. Software development companies are releasing new games incorporating advances to create an online gaming experience as close to being in a real land-based casino, including live dealer games where players can speak directly with the dealer and with other players around the table. As more beginners look to sign up to online casino sites, it is recommended they take some time to follow these tips to ensure they find a site with fair bets, good payouts and that is safe and secure. 

Check reviews

One of the most obvious checks to confirm that a casino site is trustworthy is to check out reports from industry experts and reviews from those who have already played on the site. The best reviews usually belong to the best casino sites but do not leave this as your only check. Further checks are necessary as some reviews are inaccurate due to players not understanding the rules, or some rogue sites paying individuals to write a 5-star review. 

Verify the company license

All online casinos should have a gaming license from one of the industry regulators.  A license means that the site is guaranteed to offer fair play, to keep information safe and secure and ensure that your money is safe. The license number is shown on the base of their homepage and should be checked against the database held by the regulatory authority to ensure it is still valid.  

Bonuses and promotions

Companies know that when beginners are choosing an online casino site the offer of bonuses and promotions will encourage many to sign up. These are often welcome bonuses that match deposits or free spins. Most bonuses and promotions have high wagering requirements which means that a bonus must be played a set number of times before any winnings can be withdrawn. Some games are excluded from the wagering requirement or have a lower weighting.

Selection of games

Check the site has the games you want to play.  Check the games have come from licensed gaming software development companies since these are games that are regularly audited to ensure fairness. If you want to play on mobile devices, check that the games are not currently only available on desktop PCs. 

Payments and withdrawals

Check the online casino supports a variety of payment systems to include bank transfer, e-wallets and cryptocurrencies. Check the waiting time for money to register on your account and any restrictions on withdrawing money. Deposits are usually processed instantly but withdrawals can take a few hours or more than a week.

Customer service

All trustworthy sites provide a range of information to help new players. They should also instant chat where players can talk with customer service representatives to deal with any issue about the games, payments and withdrawals, bonuses and promotions, technical issues and more. Look for a site where this service is available 24/7 if you are plan on playing at any time of day or night. There should also be ways to contact customer services by phone or email for less urgent matters. 



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