ONLINE GAMBLING GUIDE AND GENERAL FAQ FOR NEWBIES
Where You Can Play
There are a number of great online casinos available for Canadians, many of which we've reviewed here.
How to Deposit and Withdraw Money
Each site has a number of options. You can use debir or credit cards, or any number of online payment providers.
Is It Legal to Play at Licensed Online Casinos?
Do I Have to Report My Winnings?
Can I Play on a Mobile Device?
Yes. Every online casino reviewed here allows play over mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets, on both iOS and Android operating systems.
Where Can I Learn Game Rules?
Most sites feature rules to their games directly on the site, as well as information relating to how you wager on them.
Do Different Games Have Better Odds?
The short answer is yes. While online casinos have an overall payout rate that hovers around 97% like brick-and-mortar casinos, different games have different payout rates, which means your odds will be slightly better or worse depending on the game played. Different games may also be more likely to payout less, but when they do the reward is much larger. Therefore you may need to play certain machines more than others to maximize your chances of winning on it.
How Can I Get Better at Casino Games?
Some games, particularly slots, are largely or entirely games of chance. There is really nothing you can do in such games to increase (or likewise decrease) your odds of winning. The very enjoyment for many people playing such games is that very fact; that it takes no special skill or years of experience. Everyone has the same odds of winning. Other games, like blackjack, can be played better or worse by players to a small extent, though chance still plays a pivotal role in determining the outcome.
How Do Rewards Systems Work?
Most online casino rewards systems function similarly, and work on the basis of rewarding players points or credits based on how much money they are wagering. The rate at which credits are accrued depends on the game being played, and in the case of multi-tiered rewards systems, the tier of the player.
Do Play Money Games Have the Same Odds as the Real Money Versions?
It would be easy to suspect that companies might tamper with the odds of their play money machines slightly to give players better odds at winning on them, thus enticing them to play the real money version. This is not the case with most licensed casinos however, so how you perform in a play money game should be a good indicator of how you would perform in the real version.