Getting Started in Online Gambling

So you fancy a flutter online, but you have a few concerns right? That’s perfectly understandable, particularly with the huge choice of online casinos and gambling sites out there. You may also have a few concerns about the safety of your personal information and credit card details. Again that’s perfectly understandable, particularly with some of the scare stories in the press about internet fraudsters. Hopefully then, this article will help to allay some of your concerns and help you get started in this fun and profitable pastime.

Is it Safe?

This is probably the most common concern expressed by potential online gamblers. The answer is most definitely yes, provided you choose a reputable and established online gambling site. Look for software provided by one of the major casino software providers such as Microgaming, RTG Sarangdomino (RealTimeGaming), Playtech, Boss Media, Cryptologic/Wagerlogic, Parlay Entertainment, iGlobal Media, Grand Virtual and Odds On. These software providers rigorously test their software to ensure that it is safe and hack proof, and ensure that your personal information is rigorously encrypted and safe. Any banking information is inputted over a secure connection, meaning a hacker will never be able to access your data. Because of the rigorous security measures in place, entering your banking information is just as safe as banking online with your normal bank. There are also several other excellent casinos who are not powered by the above software, but who are equally trustworthy. Look for a secure connection when entering personal information, this may be denoted by a little padlock icon in the corner of your screen, if you are in a normal browser window a secure connection url will show up as https: the s denotes that the connection is secure.

Imagine that you have won a jackpot of US $20 million with a ticket of $5 lottery. Wow! That is some lovely daydream. It might not be the order-of-the-day happening, but it can happen to you, or anyone you know. People are winning huge prizes every day. One day, it could be you. That day could be tomorrow, or it could be today. Who knows? But before you think of winning, you should have a ticket or you should be playing in an inline casino.

This reminds me of a nice joke a friend told me once – A man wanted very badly to win a lottery. This was an all-consuming desire for him and he prayed to God everyday for it. Outside this obsession, he was an excellent Christian and lived every day of his life according to the dictates of the Holy Book. As he was once celebrating his 60th birthday, he prayed ardently to God, “Lord, I have lived all my life according to your command. Everyday of my life I have been asking you only one thing – please make me win a lottery jackpot”. All of a sudden, a very loud voice filled the room – God was speaking to him directly, “Go and buy a ticket first, you idiot!”

Yes, it is hilarious – but what it says is valid. You have to have a lottery ticket in order to win the jackpot. And for this, you need not go anywhere but to your computer. There are plenty of excellent online lottery websites, some run by the government of that respective country, which sell lottery tickets. There are many reputed such online lotteries – however, you will need to research a little before you settle for any of them. Run a search typing ‘scam’ and the name of the lottery you want to buy from. Check out the results. If there is something negative you should know, you would find it this way.

Then there is the more popular and easier way to make quick money online – gambling. This is fun and the returns can be great. There are a good number of online casinos, which offer sign-up bonus ranging from US $50 to $1000 to get your started. Sometimes you can make less sometime you can make more; things would improve once you become more familiar with the games available and the style of playing. There are plenty of gambling tournaments, which carry excellent prizes for the winner. You could take part if you think you stand a chance against the best players there are in the world.

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