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Online Casino FAQ - Fact and Question about Online Casinos

Below are a list of commonly asked questions about online casinos that are posed regularly. This is by no means a complete list, however if you're new to online casinos and want to get started playing online for real money then the FAQ below should be of some assistance to you.

How Do I play for “Real Money” at an online Casino?

In order to be able to play for real money, you must first download the free software that the online casino of your choice offers. It is usually quite fast and easy to do so. Then you must create an account with all your information (Don’t worry online casinos are very secure) and create a user name and password. Now you can log into the casino and go to the “cashier” or “bank” to purchase the amount of chips you desire. Once your deposit is accepted you are free to go to your favorite game and play.

What is the difference between Download, No Download Play?

Well “no download” play is when you are able to bet on your favorite casino games from any computer without having to download anything. No downloads are usually in the form of Java, so you must be sure that your computer has Java (or you can download Java very quick and easily). Thought the convenience of java play is great, you may not be able to find a huge variety of games available and it is possible that you can lose your play if your computer loses its connection. Some casinos won’t even offer “no download” play.

“Download Play”, the mot recommended way to enjoy yourself at an online casino, requires you to download the particular software onto your home computer. Or onto any computer you may want to play at. Although this may be inconvenient at first, as it can take some time to download and use up space on your computer, we always recommend to play on downloaded software as the selection of games is far greater and the overall quality and feel of the games are also far superior. Once you have downloaded the software once, it should remain in your desktop and it is now as easy as one click of the mouse to enter your favorite online casino.

Where do I find a safe and reputable online casino to join?

There is a lot of information out there on the web on which are the best online casinos to play at. Search for any online gaming portal that offers information and reviews on the top casinos. You can be directed to the casino straight from these websites.

Is it legal to gamble Online?

For the most part yes, it is legal to gamble online. In the United States, the government is currently trying to prohibit the practice of online gambling, but no laws have been passed yet. There are however a few states and regions around the world that have been successful in outlawing online gambling, so just to be sure, it might be worth it for you to look into your local laws to find out the standing of online gambling on your area.

When I win, when and will I be paid?

The answer is yes, you will get paid when you win big at an online casino. All the casinos recommended here and many more are very reputable and honest. They are in business to make money and they realize that if they do not pay you your fair share that there are lots of ways that you can communicate with other players that you were mistreated and they don’t want that reputation. Just be sure that when you are talking advantage of any bonus offers that you have read the conditions that it comes with. Some have wagering requirements that you must follow in order to claim your prize. In terms of when you will receive the payment, this depends on the banking method you have chosen to use at the online casino. Some allow the casino to credit your account immediately, while others have you waiting for a check in the mail, which could take two to three weeks.

But if I don’t get paid what should I do?

As mentioned above, as long as you have followed the terms and are not cheating the casino, you are almost guaranteed to be paid. The online casino is making a lot of money and does not have any reason to not pay out its winners. Just do a little research and find out which casinos have a good reputation and are recommended on gaming related sites. If you do however believe that you are honestly owed some money and the casino won’t pay you, you can find a number of great portal sites on the web who will offer tips and assist you in getting your money.

Is playing my favorite casino games fro real money safe to do online?

Absolutely, there a lots of casinos who have been in business for several years and if they where ripping off their clients, most likely everyone on the gaming world would quickly find out as the internet makes it very easy to spread gossip. If it was unsafe and people were unfairly losing their money the casino would go out of business fast. There are also a number of services and alternatives available these days to make monetary transactions, without having to give the online casino your credit card number, if that makes you uncomfortable. Citadel, NETeller, ACH money transfers FirePay and Click2Pay are just a few of these services available to you.

Can I use the same computer to play at the same casino that my roommate and/or spouse use?

Many casinos do not like it when two or more people play from the same computer because in their eyes, this is a form of cheating. But you can simply write an email asking for the casinos permission and in most cases they will allow it. Just be sure to keep a copy of the email handy in case you have any problems with this issue in the future.

What are my options for depositing money into my account?

You must find out form the casinos website what your options are. In most cases, for your convenience, they will offer many options. Credit Cards, Bank wires, personal and electronic checks, ACH transfers, Citadel, Bank drafts and a number of third party banking services such as NETeller, 900Pay, FirePay and Click2Pay are some of the more common alternatives that you will find.

What are my betting limits at an online casino?

Of course the answer to this question will vary depending on which casino you are playing at, but at an online casino, betting limits are anywhere from $1 -$25. However this is just he average, there are some casinos that offer games with higher limits (for the “high rollers”) and then there are a handful that offer low limit games where your bet can be as little as 5 cents (for the casual and beginner players).

What are the typical payout percentages in regards to online slot machines?

Again, this will depend on the casino, but the average would be somewhere between 96% and 99%. Because of lower overhead costs the online casino can and will offer better odds for their slot machines than any land-based casino would offer.

What would happen if I tried to charge back my losing's?

Since in the past, this was a problem for online casinos, they had to do something. So if you charge back your losing's, you will be black listed in the casino community as being a risky player and will be locked out of the particular casino that you are trying to rip off. And in some cases, the casino may be part of a larger group of casinos and if you try to use the same credit card at another casino you may be denied access. We don’t recommend that you do this. In the long run it is not worth it.

What will happen if I pay by check and don’t have enough in the bank to cover my charges?

In most cases this shouldn't’ become a problem as a lot of casinos will wait for your check to clear before they credit your account. However if this is not the case and you do receive the credit right away, spend the money and then the casino discovers that the check was bad, you will probably be charged and prosecuted for fraud. Again we don’t recommend that you try this.