Check it out before gambling to make sure you’ll be able to get through if necessary. Verify payout percentages – check out whether the casino has their payout percentages verified monthly by an independent auditor. Look at previous months to make sure the payout percentages are consistent; these should be available online. Read promotional terms and conditions. Learn how to collect bonuses and how to play them right.


It is hard enough to win, without having to chase your winnings or discover that you have been playing on a ‘dodgy’ site which had no intention of allowing you, or anyone else, to win. Make sure the casino is licensed – search the licensing information on the site. If you can’t find any, ask their customer support. Don’t gamble with them if you can’t confirm their status. Make sure the casino has 24/7 customer support with a freephone number.


Take a copy of the terms and conditions for reference. Play for free. Most online casinos have a play for fun option. This helps you decide whether you like the games software. Don’t start by gambling big amounts until you trust the site. First gamble small amounts, cash out if you win and see how fast you are paid.