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Online Casino and gambling for beginners

A guest post from reader Vincent M.

 

About two years ago I started playing online games for fun. This includes visiting some online casino sites once or twice a week. My coworker, Tim, gave me the tip, as he has been playing online for over six years and has a lot of experience. At first I was rather sceptical about it, but out of curiosity I gave it a try.

I know that there is often a lot of prejudice surrounding this sector of gaming, but really, as with any other field of life, online gambling is all about responsibility. Drinking yourself into a coma is not the best thing to do, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a beer or two with your mates. So I think that is pretty much the attitude you should take in casino gambling.

My favourites are the slot machines 🎰. I don’t know why, maybe because they are simple and for me very easy to understand. I have my favourite slot machines, where I really like the design, the background music and the different sound effects. I like the classic designed slots the most, maybe because they remind me of the old school one-armed bandits you find in land-based casinos. I mostly visit Verde Casino, but there are plenty of other better and better online casinos.

Some useful tips and tricks

Sometimes you can get carried away and make hasty decisions that you regret later. It’s important that if you want to play online, you set yourself a specific budget before you start playing. Once you have that, consider that the money is gone, spent on fun.

With this attitude, if you win when at the end of the game, it will be an extra, but not the main goal. The goal should be the fun and the relaxation. Spending my money at Verde Casino is like using it to buy a movie or concert ticket, go to an amusement park, go-karting, play golf or bowling, or pay for a spa session. Long story short, I spent it on fun and relaxation 💸.

If I win, it’s always a happy plus, but if I lose my bet, that’s fine too, because I had fun in the meantime and relaxed while playing.

Demo, zero risk

It can be a great idea to try the demo version of a slot game first, as these are usually free and guarantee you the same experience as the real thing. The difference, of course, is that you can’t win real money prizes in the demo versions of the games.

However, you can try out each game risk-free and decide which you like best and which ones you will try for real money.

Control, but only smartly

You can set your exact bet, as every slot machine has a minimum and maximum bet. You can also set automatic spins on the vast majority of slots, so you can control how long you play. You can also set the exact amount of money you want to spend, so you can enjoy all the fun of the game under complete control and safety.

All serious online casino sites take great care of their players, so they have made it possible for you to self-exclude. If someone feels that they can’t stop, they can communicate this to their casino and they will be locked out, and they will be made unavailable to them to continue playing in that casino. These rules are also taken very seriously by Verde Casino. Of course, this is only justified in case of an emergency.

Another good tip is to keep your gaming money in a separate account 💵. This makes it much easier for you to keep track of how much you’ve spent on games and how much you have won. You can compare the amount of money you spent at the beginning of the month with the amount that remained at the end of the month. Don’t be discouraged if you end up with zero, because you’ve spent that money on having fun in the first place. But if you’ve increased the amount in your account, you have got another reason to be happy.

Don’t lose your head, self-control is important. It is not worth putting all the money as a single bet without thinking, but rather to consider and budget. That way you can enjoy the magic of online gaming more fully and for longer. The money you win can be reinvested and, if you’re lucky enough, you can use it to generate even bigger winnings.

The secret to success

As much as you might like to, you can’t be 100% sure when it comes to online gambling. A lot depends on luck and, as I’ve said many times before, responsibility moderation. There are a few tricks and technicalities to keep an eye on before you start playing, but your biggest ally and worst enemy at the same time is luck 🍀. So in light of this, play or don’t play.


Be responsible when gambling.

Don't gamble what you can't afford to lose. Know that it should be just for fun and the house always wins.

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