How to bet online and win (tips for dummies)

You often hear people say “don’t play casino games, they’re all rigged.” The number one advice I can give you is to not believe a statement unless you put it through your own filters. Some games are of course rigged, undoubtedly. Others are not. Now, don’t get me wrong. The algorithm of a casino game will always favour the house through its very core but there’s a difference between rigged and the way a game is.

Rigged means you are getting scammed. For example, a special deck of cards at a poker game is rigged. Now, games that through their construction make it hard for the player to win are not rigged. That’s just the way they are. If you don’t like it, don’t play. Saying that such a game is rigged is like saying the lottery is rigged because you have very low chances of winning. It’s not the same thing, so learn the difference.

Choose wisely

Next, be careful about how you choose an online casino. the safest thing to do is to stick to big names in the industry. Everybody knows them and there are a lot of reviews online to vouch for the integrity of the website. This way, you avoid serious scams like getting your credit card data stolen and paying for accounts that don’t exist. Still, be wary of reviews because they are often disguised sales pitches. Check out the website yourself to see if it looks legit.


Considering that you came up with a list of good casinos, how do you choose the one you’ll sign up at? You could try them all, but that’s not very clever. Look instead at their promotions, not just the current ones but also the frequency and quality of promotions they tend to offer in general.

Welcome bonuses are the most common forms of attracting new players. Look for the most advantageous ones but don’t forget to evaluate the discounts for the games you are interested in and what offers are available for loyal players. Some casinos have loyalty programs to maintain the users’ interest over time.

Bet responsibly

There are a few things you should know about responsible betting behaviour. You might think that betting while drinking is a lot of fun and you may be right, especially when you’re in the right company. The problem is that all the money you lost won’t seem so funny in the morning when you wake up to realise what you’ve done. Besides, alcohol and gambling are usually associated with addiction to both these vices. Remember that you are doing this to make your life better not to ruin it for good. Also, it goes without saying that drugs aren’t a good idea either.


I have one last piece of advice for new gamblers: eliminate all distractions when you play. Why do you think beautiful girls keep walking around tables in a land based casino? Being distracted prevents you from taking the best decisions and you consequently lose money. Turn off the TV, put your phone away (unless you use it to play the game) and focus only on the task at hand.