You’ve probably seen that most online casinos advertisements usually offer some sort of bonus or FREE money to get you to start playing there. Like most things in the world, nothing really comes free, so before you start claiming this free money and then getting upset that you’ve been scammed, I suggest you keep reading and see how this all works.
First of all, you may ask; why do online casinos even offer this “free” money?
It’s part of their marketing and differentiation strategy. In a nutshell, online casinos are generally “skins” of a specific software provider, so actually behind the different owner สล็อต, graphics, licensing etc under the bonnet there’s not much difference between let’s say all Playtech powered casinos, or all Microgaming powered ones.
So, if they are mostly the same below the hood, there needs to be some sort of difference which will convince you to play at “X” online casino and not “Y”. Besides the graphics, licensing, support and reputation, another way to pitch to potential players is by giving them something, in this case, a bonus.
Having put that out of the way, the next question you might ask yourself is: OK, so Casino X is offering $5,000 free, maybe I’ll sign up, take my $5,000, play them out and go on to Casino Y.
The answer here is pretty simple as well. In order to claim bonuses at at an online casino, you will usually need to make a deposit, unless it’s specifically stated that you don’t, but we’ll get to that later.
Before we sink into the beef of the different types of bonuses offered at online casinos, here are a few extra terms and points you should be aware of, so you can clarify them with a support representative before claiming a bonus, just so you know where you stand and what you’re claiming.
If you have experienced a scenario where in you logged on to your real money account in an online casino to find out that all your money or bankroll was emptied, then you probably have landed on the seemingly right but actually a wrong place to play online casino games. Incident like this one is so unfortunate of course. But, aside from it is unfortunate, it also reveals a serious problem that most of the online casino players fall onto.
So before you go signing up for a real money account on any online casino that you think appears reputable, you might want to check first if it really is reputable enough to deal with. You may want to create some checklist first to finding and landing on a good online casino. This list should have security as the topmost item to check.
Expanding your checklist, one of the things to note is the registration process. Online casino that do come with security showcases a good identity check while insuring all of the information given will never be shared or is kept secret. Looking at the different registration procedures, some online casino sites will be asking for the name and account information which are only basic and gives you a username and a password to be used for accessing their services. While others only asks the player’s preferred username and email address and provides an admin generated password.
Though you might think that admin generated passwords are hard to guess due to its obscure combination of letters and numbers generation, not to mention the uppercase and lowercase, but it is more easier to hack compared to user generated ones. This is because it is derived from a set program which hackers can manipulate using advance know-how and some tools. So keep your accounts from hackers by generating passwords yourself. For better security, it would also be better to seek for online casino sites that provide user generated access codes.
Money security is another thing you will have to consider and always need to remember. This type of security is not really hard to get with legitimate online casinos as this is one of their guarantee to new and loyal players. They’re basically employing a tested money transfer methods to back up this guarantee. These tested money transfer methods include major credit cards and bank checks which allows an easier and much reliable way to transfer funds.
Reading and understanding the contract is also another way to ensuring that you are getting a good deal. By doing so, you will be exposed to a highly detailed contract indicating all the terms and conditions of use which only legitimate online casinos provide. It is also recommended to remember, if not all, a few of these terms and conditions as these can help you along the way. As to the checklist, casinos which don’t provide their terms and conditions or presenting it in an unprofessional/bogus manner should be escaped.