Getting Started

Playing in casinos comes with an incredible experience along with the chance to win some cash. Added the fact that you can play casino games without having to travel to any destination and on a comfortable budget, adds to even better experience. To play in an online casino, players need to follow a few steps to make sure they do not face any problems later and to make sure that they follow the correct procedure is the very purpose of this article.

Before getting started, players need to choose an online casino first. As we have explained in our ‘Casinos by Type’ page, there are two online casino interfaces and in this article we will explain how to deal with both of them. Apart from the casino type, there are numerous factors that need consideration while choosing an online casino. If you haven’t figured out how to choose an online casino yet, we suggest you also visit our ‘Choosing Online Casino’ page.

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As you read on, we hope that you’ll be able to understand the correct procedure that a player needs to follow in order to get started. This article covers up everything from the first click of the web browser to the first click of the ‘Deal’ button on the blackjack table.

Download/Instant Play

As explained in detail in our Casino by Type page, online casinos are found in two main interfaces, Download and Non-Download. Most online casinos will require a software download to access all the games they offer. However, the advantages of web-based or non-download casinos are gradually getting clearer therefore players can easily find numerous non-download casinos to play in as well.

The advantage and disadvantage of Download casinos and Non-download casinos are found in their respective pages. Being the player you are, it is up to you to judge which format best fits your requirements.

Downloading a casino software

Step 1: Visit the casino website from your browser and make sure it is a download based casino.

Step 2: The download option is available on the homepage itself. Click “Download Now” or ‘Play Now” and a setup dialog box will open. Click Save and follow the regular downloading procedure. The software will download and save the installation file on to your hard drive on the destination folder you’ve chosen.

Step 3: Upon opening the installation file, the software will open and perform a onetime installation which will take some time.

Step 4: After the installation is complete, the casino is available from your computer’s start menu or the desktop.

All functions thereafter are operated through the software itself.

In the case of non-download casinos, no download and installation takes place and all functions are performed through the web browser itself.

Creating an account – Registration

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The first step you take when dealing with online casinos is creating an account. Registration is available depending on the type of casino you have chosen to create an account with. It is likely the case that as soon as you open the software or the browser, the casino will ask you to register as a player. If not, you will see a button “Sign Up” or “Register”.

Registration is a swift process and online casinos have made sure you spend as little time as possible filling in your details, however, please make sure you fill in all the details correctly. You will have to enter basic information like your Username, Password and Email. The form might also require you to choose a currency to transact with. You will also need to check the box that says ‘Accept the casino’s Terms and Conditions’. While it might be a laborious task to read through pages long of terms and conditions, we highly recommend it.

Once done, you have successfully opened an account with the casino. Generally, you’ll receive an email almost immediately as a confirmation. We suggest you check the email after you have registered.

Banking – Depositing and Withdrawing

Unless a no deposit bonus is available to you soon after a successful registration, you can make your first deposit with the casino. Generally, the casino will ask you to deposit after you have registered. If not, go to the banking section of your account and click deposit.

The casino will list out a range of methods from which you can deposit. Depending on which option facilitates you the most, you can click on it and enter the deposit amount. Some of the popular deposit methods available in online casinos are:EmuCasino-deposit-page

  • Debit/Credit Cards
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Poli
  • Ukash
  • Euteller
  • Paysafecard
  • Entropay

Please remember that each deposit method will have a minimum deposit amount. Depending on the option you choose, it might take a little while for your funds to appear in your account. If it is an e-wallet, the funds are available immediately, while a bank transfer may take a few days.

After making your first deposit, you are entitled to a deposit bonus. Working with these bonuses is briefly explained on the next section of this article.

Withdrawing from your account is as straightforward as depositing. It is very possible that the casino will ask for verifications before you are eligible to withdraw. These verifications are generally a document such as passport, bank document etc. and is intended for your own safety and to make sure that you are the rightful owner of the casino account. Once verified, you do not have to go through the process again, unless you chance your banking options.

To withdraw, go to the banking option and click on withdraw. Choose a withdraw option and enter the amount you wish to withdraw. Please note that there will be a maximum withdrawal amount set by the casino. Depending on the option that you have chosen to withdraw, it might take some time for the funds to appear on your account. While e-wallet withdrawals are transferred immediately, a bank transfer may take up to 7 working days.

Working with bonuses

As soon as you make the first deposit, you are entitled to the casino’s welcome bonus. Depending on the type of bonus the casino offers, this bonus might be available only on the first deposit or more than one deposit.

Most casinos offer the option of welcome/sign-up bonuses. It is not necessary that you claim these bonuses but we definitely recommend that you do. If you do not plan to claim these deposits, the next step is to PLAY!

Go to our ‘Deposit Bonus’ page to learn all about how these bonuses and their terms and conditions work.

Playing online casino games

Here we are, in the final and the most fun part of online casinos; playing casino games. But before actually playing them, you need to choose which casino games to play.

If you chose to accept the above bonus, you need to fulfill a playthrough requirement. As we have explained in our ‘Casino bonus and promotions’ page, all games do not count equally on the playthrough. Below we have listed the general playthrough count for each casino game.

Pokies: 100% ($1 bet will count as $1)
Scratch Cards: 100%
Roulette: 10% ($1 bet will count as $0.01, therefore 10 $1Roulette bets equal to 1 $1 pokie bet)
Blackjack: 7%
Other Games: 10%
(Subject to change according to casino rules)

If you are playing games with your own cash, you really need to think of which game suits you best. Picking the right casino game for your enjoyment depends on numerous variables. In addition to the fact that you should consider what type of entertainment you value the most; you also need to greatly consider money management and your budget as a pivotal factor.

Our website is dedicated to Blackjack, one of the most popular and commonly played table games anywhere. To learn how to play blackjack, go to our ‘Blackjack Guide’. Blackjack is a good game to start with if you are a newbie; it has simple straightforward rules, it does not totally depend on luck and if you play it well, there is a good chance you’ll walk away rich.