Before Selecting an Online Casino Select Software

Players select an online casino based on the information available at the visitors' websites of the casinos. It is impractical to download and install the casinos and check out the software of each and every online casino under consideration. The problem that arises is that online casinos do not usually provide complete information on the games available at the visitors' websites. The better online casinos provide a complete list of games, perhaps with screenshots, and generic information on the different games categories. However the detailed rules of the individual games and information about the customization and other similar features are rarely provided on the visitors' websites. There is a useful tip that beginners could follow to circumvent this problem.

This tip is based on the fact that the software used by the different online casinos powered by the same software provider is identical. For example all Microgaming online casinos will provide an identical set of games with exactly the same features. Therefore players need to download and install only one online casino from each software provider. Since there are only a handful of reputed online gaming software providers this is not too much of a hassle. It does mean making some effort towards understanding the different software packages available, but this effort will save time and heartburn later on.

Once the online casinos of different software providers have been installed take time out to check each in detail. Check out the game variety with special focus on the games that you want to play. Locate the Options menu and see what customization features are available. These include features like adjusting game speeds, disabling audio and playing in full screen mode. Understand the Auto Play feature and see to what degree it can be configured. Finally check out if any useful game histories and game statistics are offered. This exercise will enable players to narrow down on one or two online gaming software providers.

Now the novice player is ready to check out the online casino visitors' websites without any problem. He has to first locate the software provider to that online casino. In most cases this information would be available in the bottom of the home page. In some cases the player may have to access the About Us page for this information. Once he finds out who the online gaming software provider is then he has complete idea about the games offered without even checking the Games section. He can then make the other checks as required.

The due diligence checks required to be performed on the online casinos has been spelled out in detail in many articles at CasinoAdvisor. However this information cannot be overemphasized and is summarized in brief here. The player should first ascertain if the online casino has a valid license from a reputed online gambling jurisdiction. Then the player should find out if the online casino gets its operations periodically audited by a reputed independent agency and whether it publishes the reports of that agency in the public domain. Finally the player should check if the name and address of the owner of the online casino has been provided. Once this is done then he can checkout the other aspects.

If the player has not familiarized himself with the different software providers then he will not get the required information about the games from the visitors' websites and will either make uninformed choices out keep on running around in circles.


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Comment by: Amber Tilson On: February 25, 2010
Trying them all out and then making a decision based on what you like most is always a good option.
Comment by: nychopper On: February 09, 2010
Selecting software also really depends on where you're from. Unfortunately for many of us we're unable to play at online casinos that are powered by various software companies. As a result I think that this should be one of the most important things that's done. Players should really look for online casinos that are accepting players from their country. All the other stuff is secondary thereafter because there's nothing more annoying then downloading software and then finding out you can't play there when it comes to playing at online casinos!

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