Choosing a casino

Here are a few points that can be good to keep in mind when you chose between the many casinos available online and offline.

Game selection

mega fortuneThis is a very important point, online as well as offline. Don’t just look for casinos that have games that you enjoy playing, look for casinos that have a nice payout percentage for games that you enjoy playing. For instance, if you want to play roulette, stay away from the casinos that only offers American Roulette. French Roulette and European Roulette have no double zero. Because of this, they are much more beneficial for the player.

The same thinking should be applied for all games when you are in the process of choosing a casino. Are you in Las Vegas? Do you want to play slots? By leaving The Strip and heading for Downtown Las Vegas instead, you can find slot machines with a higher RTP than the ones available at The Strip. RTP stands for Return To Player. If a slot machine has a 90% RTP it means that over time, for every $100 that is fed into the slot, $90 will be paid out to the gamblers in the form of winnings and $10 is profit for the slot machine owner and operator.

Opening hours

Virtually all online casinos are open 24/7 every day of the year. If you want to play in an offline casino on the other hand, you should check out the opening hours and see if they fit your schedule. In large gambling metropolis such as Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Macau, it is easy to find casinos that are open 24/7 every day of the year. In other locations, you might have to make due with a casino that closes during certain hours, certain days of the week or certain days of the year.

Dress code

live casinoMost offline casinos have some sort of dress code. Ideally pick a casino with a dress code that is suitable for you and your preferences. Maybe you don’t like to dress up just to go to a casino. Or maybe you hate spending time in an establishment that allows flip flops, saggy pants and torn jeans.

If you play in an online casino, there is no dress code. You can wear a bunny-style onesie complete with a hood and long ears if you like, when you gamble from the conform of your own home. If you live in an EU country, always try to find an EU casino to make sure that your winnings are tax free.

Customer service

Customer service is one of those things that tend to be overlook when we chose a casino. We do not realize the importance of good customer service until we really need help from the casino staff.

If you intend to play casino games online, make sure you pick an online casino where the customer service can be reached in your favorite fashion. If you want phone support, don’t deposit any money with a casino that only offers email support. If you want real-time support but don’t want to pay for a phone cal, pick a casino with a free phone #, a call-back service or live chat support.

Language is also an important factor here. Which language or languages are you okay with in a customer support situation? Does this casino offer customer support in any of those languages? During which hours? Sometimes the opening hours for non-English support are very limited.