First Steps in Online Gambling

If you're new to online gambling, you're in the right place. Our guide will help get you started before becoming a fully-fledged online player.

1. Choosing your online gambling destination

Use our directory of top online casinos and gambling sites to find an online gambling destination that takes your fancy.

2. Downloading casino software

Go to your chosen site and click on the 'Download' button on the site's homepage to get the gambling software you'll need to start playing.

Next, click on 'Save'. Choose a location to save the file on your hard drive and click 'Save' again. The file will then start to download. The file should only take a few minutes to download, depending on your internet connection speed. Once the file has finished downloading click on 'Open'.

3. Installing casino software

The casino software should then take around 5 to 10 minutes to install on your computer. Once it is installed you will be given the option to open an online account with the casino site you are visiting.

4. Creating an online casino account

You'll now be asked to choose between opening a 'Play Money' or 'Real Money' account. Make your choice and enter the personal details required such as name, address, contact details, age (to ensure you are over the legal age to gamble).

Bear in mind that real money and play money accounts are separate so if you're gambling with play money and want to upgrade to real money, you will need to open a real money account.

If you're playing for real money, click on the 'Cashier' button to add funds to your account. Choose from a range of secure payment options and make sure you take up any welcome bonuses on offer.

If you're gambling with play money, click on the 'Cashier' button to re-fill your account when you've run out of funds.

5. Start playing

Once you've opened your account and cashed up, choose a game from the casino's game menu which may take a few moments to download. Choose a coin or chip size to match your budget and start playing!

Don't forget to consult our games rules section to brush up on the basics and get some helpful tips to improve your game.

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