When it comes to gambling online, there are a plethora of options open to you, from which device you use, to where you play. However, there are a couple of things you need to be aware of.
Although the internet is one of the most liberating, genius and essential inventions of our generation, there are some that utilize it for their own illicit gains. Although this generally is confined to the ‘dark net’, which as a rule isn’t accessible to the average user, there is unfortunately always going to be a grey area or a spill over, where you could quite accidently stumble upon dodgy sites.
Funnily enough, the dodgy sites that slip between the dark net and ‘light net’ tend to be pornography, carbon copies of kosher gambling sites (but they aren’t the real deal), and illegal downloads like P2P. So get yourself protected, the £30 a year subscription to some decent online protection really is worth it for peace of mind.
Secondly, unlike the movies and TV, if you do unknowingly sign up to one of the more dubious, unregistered online casinos, the Mafia are not going to come chasing after you, however, you could well be ripped off!
Now that your safety brief is over, let’s talk about the virtues of online gambling. Firstly, it’s convenient, you don’t even have to get dressed to enjoy a flutter, simply log in and place your wager on whatever you feel like.
Secondly, you are completely in control. Unlike a land based casino, you have 1000’s of games that you are able to play without having to wait for some old dear to stop playing one line out of 50 for a penny a spin. Simply click the game you want to play, and there it is, ready and waiting.
If you opt to download the suite of games, you will have to install some games manually; this however is a great innovation, as it means that you don’t have to fill your hard drive with the stuff you don’t want to play. If you decide to stream the game using the Java, you’ll not have to download, but be aware a stable and relatively quick connection is needed.
So whether it is slots, cards, roulette or dice you like to play with. Be sure to get yourself to the real deal websites. If you are unsure, take a look at the land based casinos near you. They will all have licences, and as such be well above board, meaning that should you win, you will have won a fair game, and should you wish to cash out, you’ll have your winnings say in your account in a matter of hours.