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The first and most important choice you’ll face when you decide to start betting at online casinos is which platform to use. There is no shortage of options, and the sheer quantity of casinos makes it almost impossible to decide. There are currently around 175 online casinos in the U.K. alone according to Casinopick, and that number is always growing. Knowing how to make a decision is really key to your journey.
To help you make that important decision, we’ve compiled what we think are the most important features of an online casino.
Read on to find out more.
Just like with pretty much any online activity, the first thing you need to look at on a potential site is their security features. This is even more true with casinos, since there are potentially large sums of money involved. Your banking details and extensive personal information will be stored by the online casino.
In recent years, as many as 88% of companies in the U.K. have suffered breaches.
Ensure that your casino of choice has strict protocols on data security. All of the verified and certified sites will be required to meet certain standards of security, but make sure you look carefully at their terms of service to review the security in detail.
It can be natural to assume that any site you can access must be regulated in some way, or have a license to offer casino services. But the fact is that there are often new and emerging sites that will operate without licenses.
These sites are unreliable, and their services likely to be lacking in a lot of other ways. Again, your data will almost certainly be at risk with these sites.
Furthermore, sites operating without licenses may be there purely to swipe money from eager punters by offering odds or deals that appear too good to be true. The overall reputation of a licensed site, too, is just as important.
Always check to ensure the casino you are using is regulated by the Gambling Commission, and that they have all the proper licenses.
- Variety of games
If ‘casino’ means one thing to anyone, it should be variety and choice. You should be able to find whatever classic casino game you’re looking for in the any of the best sites. You shouldn’t need to run multiple online casino sites to find all the games you’re looking for, unless the games are quite niche.
Firstly, though, variety means that your experience, overall, will be much more enjoyable. Having the choice to pick any classic game that you’ve enjoyed before or to even find a new one to enjoy is important purely on the level of your entertainment.
Beyond that, though, once again, variety indicates trustworthiness from the casino. You will, of course, need to look for other factors too. But if a casino has a good variety of games, then it’s probably being legitimately and competently run.
Most casinos offer three broad categories of games: table games, slots and random number games. So, this is the most basic amount of variety you should look for.
While security and reliability features like security and licenses might not be as interesting or enticing as, say, specific games offered, the fact is that these are always the most important features of an online casino. While you want to have fun with the games, at the end of the day, the most important thing is that you can seamlessly withdraw your funds and store your data without fear of a breach.