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Free Guide to Playing Online CasinosAbout the Guide toc Thank you for downloading the Winning at the Slots free guide to playing online casinos.
In the guide you’ll find over 50 recommended online casinos, casino software reviews and the best way of setting up your online casino account so you can easily withdraw your winnings.
The Expanded Edition of the Winning at the Slots eBook includes online bonus video slot game reviews, individual game tips and advice, a tip for playing bonus rounds, a tip for playing with a small bankroll as well as the complete Winning at the Slots Guide for land-based casinos.
Always visit the Winning at the Slots Web Site for the most current online casino promotions, new slot game reviews, new online casino additions, free slot games and new slot tips.At the top and bottom of each section is a toc link, click it to return to the table of contents.PLAYING ONLINE CASINOS
About the Guide
Online Casinos at a Glance
Download vs. Flash
Best Time to Play
Pay-lines, Pay Tables and Wagering
RECOMMENDED ONLINE CASINOS
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If you’ve played the free AOL Pogo tm games or Yahoo games then you’ll have a good idea of what playing online bonus video slots and other casino games is like. For one, they run much smoother, have larger screens and better graphics and sound effects than the AOL Pogo tm games or Yahoo games.
With approximately 2,300 online casinos on the Internet and gross revenues now exceeding 6 billion playing online casino games is extremely popular and never been safer. As the author of Winning at the Slots I want you to win and when you do, easily claim your winnings.
If you plan on playing any online casinos, I recommend using the online casino sites listed here or any of those recommended on the Winning at the Slots web site. Most have been listed on the Winning at the Slots web site for well over two years and I personally talked to them, verified their reputation, played their slot games and checked their software for payback accuracy, usability, compatibility and player support and always received my winnings.
Weather you play for entertainment or to make a few extra bucks you’ll find the online games everything the land-based slots are and the online slot games have a higher pay back percentage than most state land-based casinos. tocAdvantages toc
Playing online bonus video slots has advantages and disadvantages. For one, you can take a break anytime to eat, use the restroom, have a smoke or even walk the dog and know your bankroll and machine will still be there untouched, when you get back. Your favorite games will always be available. There can be no mechanical failures like land-based casinos can have.
Like the land-based casinos your accumulated winnings, player comp points and game history are constantly being recorded and updated by the main computer system so if you lose electrical power or your computer fails there is no loss of critical data.
With online casinos you can leave anytime you want. If you drove a great distance there is no long ride home. If you went with someone else that drove then you don’t have to wait until they are ready to leave and there is no traveling in bad weather.
Most times you can just withdraw your winnings without having to produce an id or fill out forms like land-based casinos require when you win a certain amount. Also your bankroll instantly moves with you when you change games.A big advantage of online games is you can “test play” the game before using real money, can’t do that in land-based casinos, unless of course it’s a promo tocDisadvantages toc
One disadvantage with online casinos is it may take a while to get paid, especially by check or bank draft. The “Online Casino Tips” section details the best ways of getting paid so it won’t take longer than a few days. However, many of the casinos are now offering an instant pay feature.For the most part you can’t change machines only games, except for Casino-onNet’s game software, which let’s you switch machines.
Another drawback to playing online is your bankroll, depending on how much you deposited, is usually in one machine or game so it is easy to become complacent and just keep playing the same game.Since the online casinos are just a few mouse clicks away it is easy to get hooked on the online games so a little discipline is required. Online Casinos at a Glance toc
When visiting an online casino’s home page there are a few things you can look for right off the bat to see if it is worth playing. The ways of contacting the casino should be clearly listed. Look for 24/7 toll free phone numbers, email and live chat support.
The methods of depositing funds should be clearly visible and are usually listed with logos or names from several known vendors. The terms and conditions for both banking and promos should be clearly visible.
The casino should indicate they are licensed, (online casinos pay thousands for licensing) and display a logo or link that their games have been tested for fairness and accuracy by a testing lab or independent auditor and also indicate what software powers their games. Some other logos indicate that they belong to certain gaming councils and organizations that monitor online gaming.
I also look at the copyright to see how long they have been online. As a matter I’m always a little concerned with any web site that hasn’t updated their copyright notice in years. It can be a clue that the Webmaster has abandoned the site. All the casinos recommended in this guide meet or exceed these criteria.Download vs. Flash toc
Many of the casinos offer a Flash version that does not require a full download. However, some small files have to be downloaded but this is done quickly. These files are temporary and usually get deleted when you close your browser whereas a full download installs the casino permanently until you physically uninstall it.
The casino display screen is smaller in the flash version and the selection of games is limited. If you decide to use the flash version I suggest you use Internet Explorer as your browser and set any pop up blocking software or toolbars to allow pop ups or you may have some problems. If your browser does not support flash you’ll get a message stating so.If you already have an id and password you can use it, whether you are a real money player or demo player.
I prefer playing games in the download version as it has the full suite of games and some casino software like that used in All Slots, Spin Palace, Inter-Casino, Captain Cooks and Mummy’s Gold allow switching from full screen mode to partial screen mode via a menu.
The downloaded version ran excellent in both full and partial screen modes on a Pentium II 400mhz, running Windows 98 on a 56k-modem dialup connection via AOL, which I deliberately chose for testing purposes, as did the flash version.
If you have an old (5 years or more) system I recommend playing the download version in partial screen mode or the flash version to speed things up a bit. If you have a newer system, which I imagine almost everyone does, you can play the download version in full screen mode or the flash version.
It’s easy to download a full version of a casino. Just follow these simple instructions. To download the full version of a casino, go to the home page of the casino of choice, (most people get there by clicking on one of the casino links available throughout this guide or those recommended on the Winning at the Slots web site).
The Casino’s home page will have a download link clearly visible or even ask you if you want to download it. Click on the casino download link or select “OK” to start downloading the casino.Usually an installer program file downloads first. This installer file is approximately 80k to 100k in size and downloads in a minute or two even on dial up.
Depending on the browser, a dialog box will pop up and ask to save the file or open the file. I suggest using Internet Explorer as your browser and select open if you can. If you select save the file, remember what directory it was saved in and the name of the file. The file name usually has the casino’s name in it. You’ll have to navigate to that directory and double click on the installer to start the installation.
As a note, on some older systems, like the one I used, after I downloaded and saved the installer then double clicked on it to install it, I got an error message for some casinos and with some other non-casino related installer programs as well. If you get an error message that says WININET.DLL file was not complied for a CPU that is compatible with this version of windows just go back to the casino and click on the download link again, this time select open instead of save and it will download and install.
Strike It Lucky is a flash based casino and you get a $20 sign-up bonus on your first purchase of $40 or as an option to downloading a full casino or a flash version and games at Slotland Casino are html based and load very quickly.The Winning at the Slots web site has 40 free slot games from Spin Palace you can play without downloading. tocGetting Started toc
It’s easy to start playing the online casino games. Here is a general outline of the steps involved. However, I suggest you follow the steps detailed in “Online Casino Tips section.
1: Pick a casino to join
2: Download the casino software
3: Register as a real money player or demo player
4: Deposit real money with a credit or debit card or use the free credits
5: Start playing a game, download additional games
Aside from other factors, where the casino server is located can make a difference on how well the online casino performs. The casino closest to your location will usually perform best. Picking a casino closest to you makes it easier for them to mail your winnings if you chose that option. In the Recommended Online Casinos section I list the casino’s location, pay out percentage and some details on each recommended casino.Best Time to Play toc
When you buy a new car you usually take for a test spin. Wouldn’t it be great if you could visit a land-based casino and ask the floor personal to load the machine with a bunch of free coins or credits so you can test out some games before using real money?
One of the land-based casinos I visit pay really well at the beginning of the month. One day I was playing next to a cashier on her day off and she said to me “they seem to give away money at the beginning of the month”. Thinking about what she said, I realized that many of my big wins occurred at the start of the month so any casino trips to this particular casino are now in the beginning of the month.
When you play can make a big difference. For instance, if you live close to a landbased casino and play often, after a while you start to recognize what days and what hours during the day or night the slots pay out best just like the cashier said.
With the online slots it’s even better. You can narrow it down to specific days and hours of the day or night without using real money. You can even get to the point where you know exactly when a specific online casino pays best.
This is one of the real benefits of playing the online casinos. You can play a game with unlimited free credits for as long as you like. As a matter of fact I recommend you play a game in play mode at different wager amounts to get a feel for it before playing for real money.
Here is a tip I use to help me win. When time permits, I play a particular game in play mode at several different times of the day and on different days as well. I keep track of the results and only play with real money during the times I’ve had the most success.
If a game is consistently hot in play mode I switch to real money mode and when it’s no longer consistently hot in real money mode I either, if I’m up, play a different game or if I still want to play that game switch back to play mode.
All the casinos I contacted have assured me that the payback percentage is the same in play mode as real money mode. Plus I’ve not seen any evidence to the contrary. Like the land-based casinos independent auditors or a testing lab check the software for pay back percentage accuracy and the online casinos list the monthly auditor’s payback percentage reports on their web sites.
Another tip is to install several different online casinos even if they use the same casino software manufacturer like All Slots, Yukon Gold and Zodiac does. Even though they use the same software they offer different promotions and the collection of games available will differ somewhat. Also the amount of Internet traffic can play a role in how well one casino is performing at certain times. tocUnderstanding Credits toc
With the vast amount of slot machine games available both online and in landbased casinos it can be confusing as to exactly how much you are wagering, especially if you are a new player or not familiar with the machine.
Some slot machines use coins or credits while others use a monetary format. For example, insert a $20 dollar bill in a 25-cent Winning Bid machine and it registers 80 coins or credits. If you were to win 400 coins or credits on a Winning Bid you really won 400 quarters (400 x .25) or $100 dollars and your bankroll would add 400 to any existing bankroll credits.
There are also slot machines that allow you to change the wagering denomination. Insert a $20 dollar bill in one of these multi-denomination machines and your available bankroll will register 80 coins or credits when 25-cents is selected as the wagering denomination and 40 coins or credits when half-dollars are selected. Switch to dollars and your available bankroll displays 20 coins or credits. Many times the pay table pay out schedule will change as each denomination changes.
Many of the newer slot machines display coins or credits as monetary format, that is to say insert a $20 dollar bill and it will show $20.00 as your available bankroll. This makes it much easier to read and easier to see how much each spin is costing. Some of the newly release online slot games pop up a little message box that indicate you are switching from monetary format to a credit format.
Many of the online casino software games show your deposit in dollar format with or without the dollar sign. Deposit $20 dollars and it registers 20.00 no matter what coin denomination you choose. Keep this in mind when selecting your coin denomination, number of pay-lines to cover and number of coins to wager on each pay-line.
When in the dollar format, the bet window shows exactly how much in dollars or fractions of dollars you are wagering per spin and the win window displays your win in dollar format as well. The pay table shows how many coins or credits you win for each reel symbol combination no matter what the coin denomination. If you are wagering 10 cents per pay-line and win 100 that means you won 100 dimes or $10.00 or if you are wagering 25 cents a win of a 100 would be $25.00. tocPay Lines, Pay Tables and Wagering toc
Both online and land based slot games makers push the limit on the number of pay lines they can get out of a 5 reel vide bonus slot. As each game gets more sophisticated the number of pay lines increases. New games now have 25 and 30 pay lines. Fortunately, they realized with so many pay lines it might be somewhat confusing. The pay table usually shows the winning combination patterns that are covered. You can also press the pay lines button slowly and each covered pay line will display the winning combination pattern in a unique color.
When you look at a slot game pay table it shows the pays for each symbol. However keep in mind that some pays are multiplied by the number of coins wagered on a pay line and some other symbol pays are multiplied by the total wagering or bet amount. Games that have symbols that pay for the total bet make more money than games that multiply the win by the number of coins wagered on a covered pay line.
Assume you are playing a 5 reel, 9 pay line slot at $2 per pay line for a total bet of $18. You get three matching symbols on a covered pay line and according to the pay table it pays 10. If it pays per number of coins wagered you’d get 20, 10 x $2 or in this example $20. If it pays per total bet you’d get $180 or 10 x $18.
Usually some symbols pay at the number of coins wagered per line and some pay at the total bet. This is especially true for wild symbols, scatter symbols and bonus rounds. tocOnline Casino Pay Back Percentage toc
Payback percentage is an average of total winnings paid out to total wagers placed. Casinos don’t set the payback percentage. It is set by the casino software manufacturer and reviewed by independent auditors.
The independent auditors post their report monthly and you can review it on the casino’s home page. The report usually lists the overall payback percentage for the entire casino and then a breakdown percentage for each type of game.
When available, I list the slot payback percentage and the overall payback for the entire casino. Generally, the payback percentage will vary from month to month by no more than a percent or two.CASINO SOFTWARE REVIEWED tocGeneral Overview
The software powering a casino is important in that it determines the payback percentage and provides strong security encryption when depositing and withdrawing funds. The software should be bug free, easy to install and easy to navigate.
Below are general reviews of several of the leading casino software vendors described as to what you would see if you downloaded and played one of their casino games.
If you’ve read some of the Featured Slot Game Reviews on the Winning at the Slots web site then you may have seen the large game screen snapshots. Some of the casinos provide their own software while other license it from a vendor.CryptoLogic Gaming Software toc
InterCasino and VIP Casino both use the CryptoLogic gaming software. Both Casinos are easy to install and run incredibly smooth. Once the casino is installed simply double click on the desktop icon to launch the casino. The game room appears and offers you the option to play for real or in practice mode. Make your choice and enter your password to login.
There are several menu buttons on the left side of the casino. The first is labeled more game and a single click on it pops up a sub-menu with an array of available games. Navigate to the game you might want to play first and click on the download link. Once it starts to download navigate to another and so on. Once the game is fully downloaded the download status bar turns green, the casino also notifies you when a download is complete with a brief pop up message.The next button is play for real if you’re in practice mode. Click this to switch over to become a real money player. In practice mode the chat button is disabled, which is used for real players to contact live customer support.
A settings button is use to make game changes. You can play full screen or toggle the audio controls. You can even select an avatar. (A small graphic that appears near your user name.)A log viewer is also available for real players and allows viewing of real time stats as you play.
The last 2 buttons include help and exit. The help button provides a wealth of information such as game rules, promotions and also provides an answer to most frequently asked questions. The last button exits the casino and closes the game software.
The layout of the video slot games is simple and straightforward. On the far right is the maximum bet and spin buttons. Next are the bet per line and number of lines. Each can be changed by clicking either the up or down arrows. The game paylines are also numbered and click the highest will automatically cover all lines. Alternately, you can change the number of pay lines covered by clicking on the desired number.
The pay table button shows the various reel symbols and pay awards. While in the pay table screen another button can be clicked to display the game rules. To leave the pay table click the button labeled game.
Your total bet, line bet, bank balance and win amount is displayed in monetary format. This makes it very easy to figure out what you’ve won. Each win is also displayed briefly next to the line that had the winning combination.
The game also has an auto feature like many of the casinos that allow hands free play. You can set the auto feature from 1 to 99 and stop it at any time. When you click the stop button the auto feature is reset back to one. tocMicrogaming Viper Software toc
The All Slots, Zodiac and Yukon Gold casinos recommend in this guide use the Microgaming Viper casino software. The user control interface is excellent from when you first launch a casino to when you are actually playing one of its’ games.
After you double click on the casino’s icon on your computer desktop you’ll be presented with two status bars that indicate the casino and game menu is loading. After that a short intro movie starts and you can click anywhere on it to continue to the casinos home page. The home page displays a variety of information including featured games, new games, your favorite games, recommended games, messages where promos are usually displayed and the various ways of contacting customer support.
At the bottom is a button to connect to the casino’s game server and another to enter the games lobby. Click on connect and a log in box pops up and asks for your user id and password, there is also a check box you can mark to have your log in id and password remembered for next time. If you signed up for play mode there is a button to switch to real money player mode.
Before or after you log in you can visit the games by clicking on the games lobby button and review the full suite of games offered by the casino. Click on any of the tabs and you can sort the games by type, name, pay-line and jackpots. Highlight a game and you can see a graphic of what it looks like along with specific details regarding the number of pay lines, wagering, jackpots and bonus round features.
Once you select a slot game or any game to play it either starts to download or if it has already downloaded, launches. If this is your first time playing the casino select your preferred slot games first so they can download.
Once a game launches the usual select lines, select coins, max bet and spin button are easily accessible on the bottom of the game.
Just above those buttons are oval windows that tell you the number of pay-lines covered, the number of coins and bet amount wagered and what you just won on the latest spin, to the far left is your bankroll amount. Your win amount is also displayed in a window at the top of the screen, which some casinos use to display a scrolling message of casino promos, the current progressive jack pot amount or the name and amount of recent progressive jack pot winners. Just above the oval windows is the all important pay table button.
The lower set of control buttons when in expert mode include three. Two of the buttons allow you either 5 or 10 “hand free” spins while an Auto Play feature button allows you to set the number of spins from 5 to 500. With the auto play feature you can set the game to stop after the auto play spins are complete or if an individual win exceeds a certain amount that you can set or select from a preset value. Both the hands free spin options and the auto play stop when a bonus round is triggered and you can stop either feature at anytime by clicking a stop button. The auto play feature is only available in expert mode.
To adjust your coin wager you simply click a plus sign button to increase your coin denomination or a minus sign button to lower your coin denomination. There are 6 more buttons, games, options, bank, stats, help and regular. The regular is button is used to toggle between expert and no-expert mode.
Click games button and you leave your game only to be presented with a small box that lists similar style games you might be interested in playing. You can click the close button on it to return to the casino or games lobby where the full suite of all games is listed. You can disable the box from appearing as well. While in the casino or games lobby you can choose other slot games, sort them by game type or switch to any other casino games offered by the casino such as table games.With the options button you can control spin speed, various sound settings and it lets you access the auto play feature screen.
The bank button takes you to the cashier where you can make real money deposits and withdrawals or play money deposits. In real money mode you will have a variety of deposit and withdrawal choices. Both modes have live chat, toll free telephone numbers and email support.
The stats button provides statistical data on your current play session. You can monitor your spins played, game session time, number of spins per hour and your highest 3 wins. You can also reset the stats. The help button describes the particular features of the game you’re playing in complete details.
In the top left corner is a pull down menu button. Some of the choices in the pull down menu allow easy access to the various casino game types available, help screens, game specifics, casino email, log in access for checking VIP or comp points and a game exit.
Next to the pull down menu button is a cluster of proprietary Microgaming Viper Casino software buttons. The Playcheck button, denoted by a red check mark, allows players to view their game play history for a period of up to seven days prior to the date of their request. You can see exactly what cards were dealt in Blackjack, where the ball stopped in Roulette and how the reels lined up on the bonus video slots.The Cashcheck button, denoted by a green dollar sign, allows players to view their banking transaction history.
The next button allows you to view the monthly pay out percentage reports from Powerhouse Coopers, the Casino’s auditors for all the game types. The last remaining button in the cluster usually has the casino’s name or logo on it and will take you to the casino’s loyalty or VIP section or site where you can check and redeem your comp points for real money.
A few more features worth mentioning are the clock and speaker icon in the top right corner. Click on the speaker icon too easily turn off or on the sound. All these button features are easily accessible from the home page and games lobby as well.Lastly, when you click on the “select lines” button each pay-line selected will highlight in a different color and show its win path.
On each side of the game screen is a box with either the number of the corresponding pay-line in it or on some games the amount of coins wagered. So if you wanted to quickly increase or decrease the number of covered pay-lines just click the box on either end of that pay-line and the number of pay-lines selected will quickly change to the number of pay-lines that box represents. This is a good feature to use when you want to quickly cover all lines on 9 to 25 line slots. If you hold your mouse pointer over the pay-line end boxes for a second it will tell you how many pay-lines clicking it will cover. tocRandom Logic Software toc
Casino-on-Net use casino software provided by Random Logic, an Israeli based company founded in 1996. Random Logic has licensed its casino gaming suite exclusively to Cassava Enterprises, the company operating Casino-on-Net.
The download and install is quick. After you install the casino and click on the icon to launch it, you’ll be offered the option of money play or practice play. Money play takes you to a registration screen and demo mode connects you to the game server.
After connecting you enter the games lobby where a suite of games to choose from are available, including 7 Video Poker games, Caribbean Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Keno, Baccarat, Craps, Blackjack, Roulette and 16 slot machines. Below the game icons are buttons for players club, settings, contacting the casino, help and account history.
The players club displays the names of jackpot winners, promos and events, VIP player sign up and includes a gambling school that can teach you how to play each game. The setting button allows you to turn the sound effects on or off and the dealer voices.
The account history button displays your deposit and withdrawal history. Your current bankroll balance is displayed on the left in a cashier’s window both in the games lobby and when playing a game. A button to switch from practice play to real money play is displayed when in practice play mode.
Click on a table game icon and you can choose a public, private or reserved table. Click the slot icon to display the full suite of available 1, 3 and 5 pay-line traditional slot machines, including progressives.
The slot machine resembles a real slot as viewed on a casino floor. Click on the bill validator and a bill slides in and your coins are displayed. Just, like a traditional slot, a cash out, bet one, max bet and spin button are spanned across the front of the machine. Click the cash out button and your coins drop into a coin hopper just like the Vegas slots.
Up and down arrow buttons allow you to increase or decrease your wager amount and another button allows you to switch machines. A question mark icon is used as the help button and there are buttons to return you to the slot area or the game lobby. Your comp points, credits in the machine, current win and coins played are displayed in windows on the front of the machine. The pay table is displayed on a panel at the top of the machine. tocParty Partners Software toc
Star Luck Casino uses propriety software from Party Partners formerly iGlobalMedia. The download and install is quick. Once the casino is installed double click on the desktop icon to launch the casino. Unlike the some of the other gaming software that assigns you a login id but let’s you pick your own password, Star Luck Casino’s software let’s you pick both in demo and real money play mode.
Once you login-in you enter the casino lobby where you can easily choose from a variety of functions. Across the top are several pull down menus labeled My Account, Banking, News and Events, Tell a Friend, About Us, Help and Tournaments. Under My Account you can recover a lost password, access the player’s club (in real money mode only), change your email id and set your session time limit.
Banking accesses the cashier, deposits, payment options and allows you to set your own deposit limit. News and Events let’s you view the current newsletter, any events and promotions and displays a list of recent big winners. Tell a Friend provides a form and the terms and conditions on earning a free money incentive for each friend you recommend that registers. Both you and the friend receive an incentive. (Always read the terms and conditions to insure you follow them correctly so you receive your referral bonuses).
You can also read game FAQ’s, game rules, tips on responsible gaming and report any errors. Under the tournaments menu you’ll be able to visit the tournament lobby, review any current tournament promotions and read the tournament rules. Tournaments are only available for real money players.
In the games lobby you can easily click on any of the icons to access the cashier, game logs which tracks your wagering history, live help and current tournaments. The lower corner displays your current bankroll in dollar format. Just below the bankroll window are and exit casino button, options button to toggle the sound on and off and a game rules button.
To play slot games, you click on a star shaped icon to move to the slot machine lobby where the full suite of available slots is displayed. To enter the blackjack, poker, video poker, roulette or keno, simply click on their star shaped icons.
Once in the slot machine games lobby you can immediately play 2 machines while the others download in the background. The download is quick and you don’t even realize it is happening. When a game is available to play it’s icon changed from a grayed out icon to a colored icon. If you hold your mouse over a game icon for a second, it will indicate if it is downloading.
At the top of each slot game, your credits available, wager and current win are displayed in a large font in monetary format complete with the leading dollar sign ($). Below that it shows you how many pay-lines you are covering and the wager amount on each. You can review the game rules anytime by pressing the F1 key on your keyboard.
In the far right top corner are buttons to exit the game, switch to real money mode and view game versions. To the left of those buttons is an alarm clock icon for reviewing game history. When you review the game history it displays the spin date and time, a graphic of the reel results, bet, pay out and bankroll amount for the last 100 results.
On the bottom are buttons to view the pay table, change the wager amount and pay-lines covered, switch to auto spin mode and spin the reels manually. The auto spin feature is not functional in demo mode. There is no maximum bet button.
Keep in mind that when you exit a game and return to play it another time that your wager amount and covered play lines values are not preserved so you will have to readjust them. Also note that if your remaining credits are not enough to cover your selected wager amount the games automatically self adjusts your wager to cover the active pay-lines. tocOdds on Gaming toc
Super Slots and the full suite of partner casinos use software provided by Odds on Gaming. After you download and install the software you can register as a demo player or real money player. Super Slots assigns a player account number so you should write it down. You pick your own password. When you click on the desktop icon to launch the casino it establishes a secure server connection. A login box appears and you can optionally check mark a save password box to retain your login information for future logins.
Demo players are asked to play for free or play for real. Demo accounts are initially funded with $3,000 and when depleted, prompted to switch to real money mode or continue as a demo player with another $3,000. Once logged in you enter the games lobby. Across the top is a marquee that displays current progressive and jackpot winner details.
The top right corner has buttons for help and live support. Individual tabs list and sort the various games by style and type. You can click on a tab to view only progressive slots, 5 and 7 reels slots, 3 reel slots, table games, specialty games and a favorite games tab. When you click on a tab the suite of games available are displayed in a window.
Left and right arrows allow you to scroll in either direction to display more games. When you mouse over a game, details about the game and a graphic image of what the game looks like are displayed. If the game is not already downloaded it will indicate it with a “click to download “ message and games without the message are already downloaded and available for play.
At the bottom is an info button that displays player login information and lets you change your password. A promo button displays the latest casino promotions. A cashier button displays your current bankroll in demo mode and in real money mode takes you to the banking area. In demo mode a button is displayed to switch to real money. An option button toggles game sound and let’s you adjust the volume as well. A rewards button displays your points and provides information on current promotions. The exit button ends your playing session and closes the casino software.
Once in a slot game the help and live support buttons remain in the right top corner and the marquee displays the same messages as it did in the games lobby. The bottom of the games contains a variety of buttons. Round coin buttons allow you quickly select your coin denomination or plus and minus signs allow you change the coin denomination in the coin value window. When you use the round coin buttons a left and right arrow easily allow you to slide more coin values into view. Your available bankroll, wager amount and pay out from the last spin are displayed in oval windows. Aside from the standard spin, bet max and bet one buttons the spin button also allows you stop the reels anytime after the spin starts.
The autoplay button let’s you set various aspects of the reel spin, including the number of spins and delay between spins. You can also set certain conditions to stop the spins when the conditions are met such as hitting the jackpot or when credits are increased or decreased by a certain amount.The remaining buttons are used to access the cashier, games lobby, promos, status (for real money players) and disconnect from the game servers tocRecommend Online Casinos tocGeneral Overview
Listed are over 50 individual online casinos that offer a variety of 1, 3, 5, 9, 15, 20, 25 and 30 pay-line bonus video slots, progressive jackpot slots and traditional slots as well as a full suite of casino games. These casinos have high a payback percentage, a generous signup bonus and a comp point accumulation program that you can redeem for casino chips or real money.
To download a particular casino or to find out current promotions and additional information, visit the casino’s home page by clicking on the casino’s name at the beginning of each review. The casinos logos on the cover are also active links.
Many times the individual online casino is only one in a suite of casinos offered through a single parent company. For example, the Zodiac and Yukon Gold casinos are only two available in the full suite of casinos offered by Casino Rewards.
Aside of taking advantage of an individual casino bonuses and promotions, a player might consider playing different casinos from the same parent company to accumulate the comp points under one program as well as play the same casino software.I list the parent company and details of the casinos they offer including which casino game software they use.
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I made my first deposit of $100 and received a $40 bonus. However, it didn’t stop there, since I made my first deposit using NETeller I received an additional $40 from a promotion they were having. As a matter of fact, every once and a while I get an email with a free $20 in casino points I can redeem at any of the casinos in the loyalty program.
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2: Some Casinos require software to be downloaded and some do not. The download is pretty quick even on dialup and installation is seamless. Some give you an id that is rather long so write it and your password down. After you download the software and login, you may have a game or two already downloaded that you can start playing. If not, click on the games that you prefer to play first because they have to download. The download is fast and while these games are downloading in the background you can play any games that have already downloaded. Most of the Casinos download additional games automatically while you are playing.
3: Pick the Casino(s) you want to play. You can click here to read reviews of recommended online casinos. I suggest you try more than one casino to take advantage of the many free sign up bonuses. Why not win on their money.
4: When you visit a Casino’s home page read the terms of service for making deposits and for receiving the signup bonus. Since these go hand in hand, you may inadvertently do something wrong and not qualify. For instance, you may make a deposit using a method that is not eligible for a particular signup bonus or you may miss a chance to get additional bonuses.
Casinos offer tons of various signup bonuses and promos and we're not going to cover them here. In a nutshell you have to deposit a certain amount of real cash and may have to wager a certain amount before you get the free signup bonus money unless the promo says no deposit required.
Next read the terms of service for withdrawing or cashing out your winnings, as it is usually dependent on how you originally made your real money deposits and I cover this in more detail in the Playing for Real Money section that follows.
5: Once you decide on a casino to play, sign up as a guest and play the game in play mode first before signing up as a real money player (RMP) and depositing real money. The casino lets you switch to a real money player anytime and asks you when you launch the casino. Also write down your play mode user id and password. That way you can log in with it and play a game for a while to see if you like it and then switch to or re-login with your real money player id and password.
In play mode most casinos give you unlimited free credits to play with and you can deposit more credits anytime by clicking on the bank icon or the casino will automatically replenish your bankroll. I suggest you deposit some free credits through the bank system so you can familiarize yourself with it before depositing real money. tocPlaying for Real Money toc
There are several ways to deposit real money into your Online Casino account. If you made deposits in play mode then you may have seen the various methods of making deposits and withdrawals.
Again, keep in mind that the method you choose to make deposits may affect the way you make any withdrawals. Below are several methods from the easiest to best and I explain why withdrawals are directly related to deposits.
1: The fastest ways to fund your casino account is with a debit card or credit card by either calling the casino’s toll free number or by entering the card information into the secure online bank. Using a debit card is exactly the same as using your debit card at the super market or a gas station. The funds are taken from your bank account electronically.
As I mentioned before withdrawals are directly related to deposits. Suppose you can use a credit card and your first deposit is $100. You play and win $400. You want to withdraw your $400. Since you only have a credit card authorization of $100, that is all the casino is allowed to refund or reverse back to your credit card. You will have to get the balance or the remaining $300 another way, perhaps in a check or wire transfer, which many casinos charge a processing fee. It can also take a while to receive a check.
Let’s’ move it along a little. Suppose you win $400 on your second deposit of a $100. The casino can refund or reverse back to your credit card $200 and pay you the balance of $200 another way. Also keep in mind that a credit refunded to your credit card can’t exceed your credit cards available credit balance. This might occur if you paid your credit card bill then had a win.
Debit cards are treated similar. As you may know from using your debit card at various stores, the money is taken directly from your bank account, as an EFT (electronic funds transfer). Some debit cards have an upper limit on the amount that an EFT can incur for both purchases and ATM withdrawals in a single 24-hour period. This may or may not affect withdrawals.
Another way of depositing funds is through an ACH process. You give the casino your bank account and routing number and the amount to withdraw. It takes a few days for the funds to reach your online account but also allows easy withdrawal of any winnings. However, even though casinos are businesses and trustworthy this is not the most secure way and I don’t recommend using this method for any online payments unless you have been dealing with the casino or business for a long time. As an FYI, when you write someone a personal check both the account number and routing number are printed on it any ways.
You could also mail the casino a personal check to fund your account and wait for it to clear.
2: By far, the best way to fund your online casino account is by opening a free account through a third party vendor. There are several vendors available and in the descriptions of the recommended online casinos list some of the preferred funding methods. The casino’s home page displays all the deposit and withdrawal methods in detail. Some casino software let’s you make deposits in demo mode so the accepted banking methods will be listed there as well.
There are three third party vendors that I recommend, NETeller, FirePay, and Click2Pay and I describe opening a certified account with NETeller in detail, however, the process of opening an account with either of the other two is similar.
One reason I selected NETeller is because they are located in Canada, which borders the USA and incase they need to mail you a check I recommend using a vendor that is located in a country or province that’s closest to your location. Lastly, for security purposes, it is safer to keep your financial information with one vendor instead of spreading it across several casinos. With any one of the vendors you can deposit and withdraw funds at hundreds of different casinos.
All casinos accept NETeller, FirePay and Click2Pay and avoid any that don’t. Some casinos will give you a signup bonus if you open a NETeller, Click2Pay or FirePay account through their web site. Some will give you a signup bonus if you make a deposit using one of their preferred vendors. Zodiac Casino gave me $10 for just signing up and another $40.00 when I made my first deposit via NETeller.
With a NETeller account can easily make deposits and withdraw your winnings worldwide. You can open a NETeller account in minutes, fund it with your debit or credit card and start playing right away. Since I don’t recommend gambling with credit cards I opted to open a certified NETeller account for both review purposes and easy movement of deposits and withdrawals of any large winnings. First off, I found their level of security and service very impressive and NETeller is a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange.
Opening a certified account means they actually make a small EFT deposit to your checking/saving account and you report the EFT deposit amount back to them via their web site or with their toll free number. It takes a few days to establish a certified account so I suggest you play the casino games in play mode to get familiar with them while you wait.
Once you establish a certified account you can instantly transfer up to $750 in funds to your online casino account using NETeller’s “instacash” feature without having to wait for a debit card EFT or ACH deposit to process. They basically loan you up to $750 and they’ll withdraw whatever you borrowed from your bank account unless you withdraw any winnings back into your NETeller account. After you are certified you can apply for a free ATM card to withdraw your winning at any automated teller machines (ATM) and retail points-of-sale (POS) in the Pulse/Star and Cirrus/Maestro networks. Just look for the Pulse/Star and the Cirrus/Maestro logos on the bank’s ATM machine or look on the back of your credit or debit card for their logos and use it at your usual ATM machine. Click here to visit the NETeller home page and open an account.
FirePay offers a similar service as NETeller except for the ATM card and their service is for USA players only. On the FirePay site there is a sign up tour that takes you through the necessary steps. Click here to visit the FirePay home page and open an account.
Click2Pay is recommended for International players. Their web site has a map of all countries that they offer service to, including USA. It can take from 1 hour to 3 days to have funds deposited into your Click2Pay account. Withdrawals are by check and cost US $2. It takes 3 to 5 days to receive a check. Click here to visit the Click2Pay home page and open an account.
Lastly, Banks in the USA are required by law to report any bank account deposits of $5,000 or more to the Internal Revenue Service. Keep this in mind when you cash out any big wins. tocOther Banking Methods toc Here are some links to several other widely accepted banking methods.
Remember to always read the terms of service and if you have any additional questions contact the vendor through their for toll free customer service number or by email.Games that Pay toc
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