Online Casinos Explained
With a subject as big as online casinos we could write a thousand pages and still leave room for more. So it’s going to be helpful to break it down into bite size pieces. You’ll be able to use this page of RealMoney101 as a hub for anything on our subject.
Let’s start by defining an online casino.
And it’s fascinating….
We can define casinos (and in particular the online variety) as….
Real money gaming destinations that provide easy access to high octane, thrill enriched gaming entertainment, either free or at a cost, delivering ways of winning money by playing games but also carrying (significant) risks of losing your money.
You ‘pay’ for the entertainment (read gamble). It gives you a chance to win your ‘payment’ back (plus extra) in return for that entertainment.
But there are many factors which determine if the payment you make is a fair price for the entertainment you get.
So at a high level, that’s our definition.
But that’s not enough right? There’s a reason why online pages written about casinos number the tens of thousands, maybe even millions.
If you have even minimal knowledge of casino gaming you’ll know that it’s truly multi-faceted, and to get an in depth understanding you’ll need to know…..
- Who the casinos are that you can trust with your cash, whether they’re recommended, regulated, safe, and secure, who has the best software…and most importantly which ones give the best payout percentages.
- Where and how to find them. How to use online reviews to decide which one(s) to use.
- Whether it’s legal for you to play, dependant on which region of the world you live in.
- If it is legal for you to play, which casinos will work for you.
- How you can get your money in. And out!
- Whether you’re suited to casino gaming. What those risks are, ways to manage them, and if caution or a fearless high roller attitude is best.
- What types of games you can play. How to play them. Which ones give the best (or worst) chances of winning, and the tips & strategies to use (if any) that improve those chances of winning.
- The different ways to play – against the house, or against opponents in tournament-style environments.
- What’s good about playing live dealer
- Why the odds are always against you and in favour of the casino.
- What you can do to reduce those odds and increase playing time. Can you use skill? Or is it always down to luck?
- What bonuses, promotions, and VIP programmes are, where to find them, the different types, and which ones are best to use.
- Whether taking advantage of free games is worth it.
- How to keep it all fresh with new offers, places to play, & new and innovative types of games.
- Which additional resources you can use to supplement everything you already know.
- Which new online casinos are worth a look in.
Take a deep breath!
I mentioned earlier that it’s a fascinating subject. I also said you’ll find hundreds of thousands of online pages on casinos only a few clicks away.
Now you know why. On both counts.
Our aim on RealMoney.games is to make sure you don’t need to search for the answers. They’re all right here.
But rest assured, if we know of information on other sites that’s valuable or can answer queries better than we can then we’ll give you links to it. And if you can’t find anything you need, just drop us a line. We’ll always respond.
Lastly, for this hub page, it will do no harm by ending up with a warning. It’s also covered in the 15 key questions above.
The word to take notice of is ‘risk’.
Gambling – whether in a casino, betting on online sports, playing poker, or a myriad of others – carries risk.
Risk of losing money. Risk of affecting your health, or affecting others around you, or both.
You need to exercise extreme caution, and be fully aware of your limits and your potential for addiction. You’ll see the words ‘gamble responsibly’ or ‘responsible gambling’ often bandied about.
Take note of them.
The RealMoney.Games responsible gambling page is here.
If slots are your thing, you’ll enjoy this video. It gives a perfect illustration of the highs and lows of casino gambling, the thrill, the anticipation, and the elation of winning.
One day I hope you’ll be in the same position. Maybe looking at an even bigger payout than this guy.
When you do, feel free to send us in the video and we’ll stick it here!
New Online Casinos
Been playing with the same handful of casinos for years? Want something new and fresh?
We all love new stuff. Something that grabs our interest and screams ‘try me’. In casino gambling, with the operators constantly on the hunt for new players, there are always plenty of new options.
So it’s definitely worthwhile keeping your eyes and ears open for anything new that comes up. That means the big three of promotions, bonuses, and games, but it also means new online casinos themselves….
In this section we’ll focus on any new casino news or launches we get to hear about.
Of course, by their nature this means that in many cases they may not have been fully tried and tested, meaning you may have to take their trustworthiness on trust.
But there are ways to get a strong feeling for those that you can feel safe with, particularly by paying attention to their background, where they’re registered, and the software their games run on.
So without further delay, let’s begin our review of the newest operators on the block in 2016.
December 2015 saw the launch of the luxury inspired Limoplay online casino, which supplemented the increasing numbers of casinos that offer Bitcoin deposits. You can take advantage of the anonymity that Bitcoin delivers, plus of course play the games using the full range of standard deposit methods.
Limoplay brings all the casino games you know and love – all on either desktop, laptop, notepad, or mobile devices and running on the latest high quality software – but in a setting that shouts first class at every turn.
Limousines, fast jets, champagne, and jewels are the order of the day. Who knows, a big win at Limoplay may set you up for your own champage lifestyle.
New Casinos US
If you’re looking for info on any new launches of online casinos for US residents, it’s likely you’ll be out of luck for some time. The online gambling landscape in the US is highly complicated and bogged down with considerable legal and legislative issues.
All that said – and it’s not new news any more – the main focus on new developments in recent years has been on the three states where online gambling is regulated and fully legal. The casinos that kicked off operations included some huge names – in fact tending to be online iterations of historic land based casinos such as Caesars Entertainment, Tropicana, and Borgata.
Unfortunately access to these is only available to residents of those three states – Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada. As such, any new online casinos in the US will only be launched in one of these. Until such time as other states pull their finger out and get their names on the roster too, of course.
New Casinos UK
The great news about any new casino launches for UK players is of course that they’ll be regulated and fully trustworthy. No problems with depositing and withdrawing for residents of the UK.
For an example of a well-named new launch take a look at Mrriches.
With a focus on catering for mobile users, Mriches Casino gives the air of a fun, exciting place to play.
You’ll find great new games to choose from, and the casino is fully licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Government of Gibraltar.
New On Mobile
Interest in gaming on mobile devices continues to gather pace at breakneck speed. It’s an area which has already seen intense focus from new operator launches, with some new casinos building their offers purely for mobile users. Others with already established offerings have rapidly followed suit and released mobile optimised versions.
Certainly we should expect to see every brand new casino launch with all games fully optimised for mobile use alongside its desktop version. Hence in this section we’ll only be reporting on those that only deliver services for mobile players.
New Slots Casinos
We’ve seen evidence of the popularity of slots games throughout GamblersFever, so it’ll be no surprise that some new operators solely focus on this aspect.
There are a number of existing casinos catering just for slots players, although personally I prefer the option of mixing up slots with table games of card games in any one online session. Some of those slots-only sites include Slotjar.com and Slotboss.co.uk.
Check back regularly for news of any upcoming launches of new slots-based casinos.
Additional New Casino Resources
We’ll finish up on this page with a useful list of other websites that will help keep up to date with new releases.
Whether new or established, if you want to play online casino games there’s plenty more to think about than just new stuff. The subject of casino bonuses is certainly one to carefully consider, while using promotions to enhance the overall experience is worth thinking about too.
The subject of online casinos is a vast one. Plenty of different game types, plenty of places to play the games, and a lot to consider to get the best out of any casino gaming experience you want to try.
It’s an experience you’ll want to be careful with. Those casinos are built to take money.
Your money, and maybe lots of it.
But with careful consideration and advanced study of what you’re getting into, the online casinos can offer high quality entertainment along with the chance of winning some cash.