All About Online Casinos
An online casino is a place where players can experience all of the thrills (and more) of a land based casino, but in a secure online environment, in a kind of virtual world. Online casinos are powered by one of approximately 30 different licensed software providers, unless they use their very own (licensed) proprietary software. The game count varies a great deal, but you should be able to find a minimum of 150 games up to in some cases as many as 600+ games.
Games are generally accessible via two major platforms. You may be able to launch a game in your web browser without having to install any software onto your computer. These casinos are known as instant casinos or flash casinos. The other type of platform will require that you download a program form the internet before you can play on any of their games.
You should actually find today that most reliable online casinos have both platforms available which you can choose between, plus other platforms such as a Mobile Casino may also be available. Many of the leading online casinos today are part of a cross-platform network, offering multiple different gambling services with an integrated account system where only one password/username is needed to access any area. In addition to the casino, they may also offer sportsbetting, poker, bingo, live dealers, virtual games and more.
You will need to register an account with any online casino before you can start playing their games in the real cash mode. However, the free play mode usually doesn't require you to sign up. Once you have registered (your details must first be verified by the operator), you will then need to make a deposit so that you can start playing in the real cash mode. Remember that you will have to send in a recent scanned copy of your ID such as passport/driver's license and possibly a copy of a recent bill with your current address on.
Banking is easy today at online casinos. Instead of just credit cards, you can deposit using a prepaid card, direct bank transfer/checks, or more conveniently, by using an e-wallet (which allows for both deposits and withdrawals). e-Wallets are in fact preferred by many of today's online gamblers. Make sure that you are over 18 to play at an online casino and try to gamble responsible by maybe setting a daily/weekly/monthly spending limit.
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