If you have never played online then this guide is for you. We give you all of the information you need to get started playing online. If you are looking for individual game guides then check out our Casino Games section.
Quick Start Guide
Below are the nine steps that you will take to begin gambling at online casinos. We discuss teach point further down the page.
- Choose a Casino
- Visit the Casinos Web Site
- Download the Software
- Install the Software
- Register an Account
- Make a Deposit
- Claim your Bonus
- Make a Withdrawal
1. Choose a Casino
The first step to playing is of course choosing where to play. If you are unsure of where to start we suggest taking a look at our Top 10 Casinos list.
2. Visit The Casinos Web Site
Once you have selected a casino you can simply click the link to the casino to visit that casinos web site. Once at the web site we suggest taking a look around and reading up on the promotions and bonus offers.
3. Download the Software
All of the casinos we list offer two ways to play. Free download or no download flash software. We suggest going for the free download as you will find more games and features. Downloads are not Mac compatible so if you are using a Mac you will have to go for the no download flash software.
4. Install the Software
Once you have downloaded the software you will have to install it. This is the same as installing any program on your computer. Simply double click the install icon and follow the prompts to install the casino.
5. Register an Account
Before you can start playing you will need to open an account. Be sure to enter your correct details as
it is these details that will be used to send you your winnings. In general you can register either a guest account to play for free or a real account to play for real money.
6. Make a Deposit
If you choose to play for real money you will need to make a deposit. To do this you need to enter the casinos cashier or banking section. Here you will have a range of ways to deposit funds such as credit card, NETeller etc.
7. Claim Your Bonus
All good online casinos will give you a welcome bonus when you join. Once you have made a deposit be sure to claim your bonus. Some casinos add the bonus automatically while others require that you claim the bonus manually.
Once you have money in your account you are ready to play. Browse the casinos games via the menus in the software. Your balance will be transferred to the game you choose. You can then play the games.
9. Make a Withdrawal
If you get lucky and decide that you would like to take your winnings you have to make a withdrawal. Again you need to visit the cashier or banking section but this time look for the Withdrawal tab. Here you can enter your details and how you would like the withdrawal to be paid.