Casinos for Beginners


Are you an online casino newbie? Getting started as a new player in the online casino gambling world is easy - just follow the simple steps below.

Understanding the Terminology

First you will need to understand some new terms that you may be unfamiliar with.

Purse: another name for your playing account at the casino
Purchase: a deposit of funds into your Purse
Cashin: a withdrawal of funds from your Purse
Jurisdiction: a country or territory that issues online gambling licenses
Wager: a wager is simply a bet. Therefore betting = wagering

What you will need

You will need a personal computer. Most casino software runs on IBM compatible PCs. Macs and other types of computers are often not supported.

You will need a credit card. This is the easiest way to get started, but other payment methods are also available.

Finally, you will need an Internet connection. Dial-up connections are fine for playing at online casinos, and for downloading the gaming software. Broadband connections are not necessary, although game software downloads will be faster.

Choosing a Casino

Choose a casino that is licensed in a regulated jurisdiction, uses reliable and trusted gaming software, offers good support, and that had a reputation for honesty and integrity.

More information on what to look for when choosing an online casino click here.

The Process

Once you have done your research and chosen your casino you are ready to go! Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Go to your preferred casino
  2. Download the casino software
  3. Install the software
  4. Register with the casino. If you wish you can simply play for fun as a guest of the casino.
  5. If you register as a real cash player, deposit funds into your purse.
  6. Claim any sign up bonuses on offer
  7. Start playing!