Improving Your Skills
As you are about to graduate from High School and the entire study program for the beginning gambler, we offer this final lesson - a review of the knowledge you gained thus far.
Before we go any further, give yourself a pat on the back for making it this far! You are closer to being both more successful and responsible as a player. Here's a re-cap of what we've learned.
When you just began learning with us, you were of course somewhat worried and confused about the way it all works, not to mention why exactly online gambling is so celebrated. But jut as you have read this guide in the comfort of your own home, in your own time, at your own pace, and without having to finance actually going to a real school, you probably realized by now the best-selling feature of online gambling. Why go to the casino when the casino can come to you?
As a beginner, you probably also felt a lot more comfortable practicing your skills privately and for fun, without the pressure of more experienced gamblers and potential monetary losses. Gambling on the Internet offers you a quiet, personal environment, in which you control the pace, standard, and level of enjoyment that you desire - something that is completely out of your hands in land-based casinos. Fun mode is also the perfect way to accustom yourself to, and practice gambling, which is something only the Internet can offer you.
However, playing for fun also required you to learn about the games, and acquaint yourself with the gaming software, download procedures, game variants, and other online gambling aspects. It's crucial that you know exactly what to expect and how to deal with it when it arrives, whether it be registration or download options.
Learning about the gaming categories and their origins in history was important for understanding the development of certain games into their different variants, so that you could differentiate between them more easily, and get a feel for what attracts you most. That too will help you feel more comfortable.
Some variants are regional based, others have only very minute differences, such as Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, and Omaha Hold ‘Em Poker. Some games are also a mix of 2 or more game categories or variants, such as video poker - which combines slots machines with your desired Poker variant.
Focusing on rules and game objective allowed you to take your practicing to a more serious level, one in which you could make knowledgeable gambling decisions, and sharpen your skills well enough for real money wagering.
The idea of real money wagering is no doubt a lot more daunting than playing for fun. So, it was at this point in time that we introduced to you techniques to help you keep the fun whilst betting on real cash. As you learnt, this is achieved by maintaining control over your personal finances and playing accordingly. Setting up a safe account and maximum daily deposit limit are only precautions you can take to ensure that you do not lose more money than you can afford.
Also, there are many other ways you can maximize your winnings apart from special deals, such as choosing a casino with a low payout percentage. These are all tricks of the trade that are better off acquired before getting started on your own, so use them!
What you might not have noticed is that your chosen form of online banking should be based on a mix of:
- Its availability at your favorite online casino
- Whether or not it is offered with an additional bonus
- What you are most comfortable using
You might have to compromise a little, but incorporating these elements in your decision will lead you to a payment method that is both easy for you to use, and beneficial to you financially. The e-wallet concept is most popular, because you can deposit money via a range of different options, and it is usually instant.
An additional thing to look out for when picking a casino is payout percentage reports. In case you have forgotten, the payout percentage is calculated as the percentage of winnings to wagered amounts, as was described in odds. It is usually game specific and calculated every month.
When updated regularly, the odds provided can assist you in choosing certain gaming strategies for various casino games. Besides, a truly dependable casino will have their payout percentage reports verified by a higher body, such as the Online Player's Association (OPA).
The other aspect you learnt about for choosing the right online casino was sign up bonuses and chips. As mentioned before, a bonus' wagering requirements should be looked at as well.
Get to know the various bonus options out there apart from sign up ones, including refer a friend, bonus games, and happy hour. With happy hour bonuses, for example, it's always best to check rules and times with the casino first, as this is something you will not want to miss out on. This might oblige you to join a VIP club for instance, and this is highly recommended, as the rewards are endless. Let's face it - why win less when you can win more?
The final issue we tapped into was that of legality. All you need to know has already been explained. Yet if you still feel uneasy about potentially committing illegal activity, then maybe this will cheer you up: in the entire histoy of online gambling, there has only ever been one player who faced criminal action - Jeffrey Trauman of North Dakota - and one $500 fine settled his case completely.
This pretty much sums up everything you need to know in order to gamble online safely and responsibly. If you're unsure of something, feel free to return to an old lesson and double check it. We're positive that we have bestowed to you enough skills to play well, win, and enjoy yourself. So as an online gambling school graduate, take the bull by the horns and start having fun!