Choosing an Online Casino FAQ

Choosing an Online Casino FAQ

Posted on 20/03/09 - by Theodor Mavrodis

If you are thinking about getting started in online casino gaming, there are probably a lot of questions that are floating around in your mind. The following are some of the most common and frequently asked questions when people are thinking of taking the step and signing up at an online casino.


I am a U.S. Citizen. Can I play at an online casino?

It is true that many online casinos no longer accept U.S. players (UIGEA), but it is still not illegal for an American citizen to play online casino games.

All you have to do is find a casino that accepts U.S. players and you'll be able to play without a problem.

How old do I have to be to play casino games?

First of all, it depends if you are going to play for fun or if you are going to play for real. When you are playing with "play money", casinos don't have any age restrictions.

However, if you are playing for real with "real money", most casinos will require you to be at least 18 years of age, but others  require you to be at least 21 years of age.

I found a casino where I can play and I am of legal age.  How do I get started?

You'll have to start by downloading and installing their software and registering for an account. When registered, you can already start playing with "play money" but you'll have to deposit money on your account if you want to play for real.

How can I deposit the money to play?

Most casinos have a wide variety of payment options. You can usually make a deposit with your credit card (all major credit cards are usually accepted) as well as a variety of online-payment options such as Click2Pay, Moneybookers, NeTeller and more.

What steps do I have to take to download casino client software?

Most casinos have step-by-step guides on how to download and install their client so it is actually very easy to do this. Some casinos even offer their games in a flash version that you can play right from your web browser, meaning that you do not have to download and install anything.

I have a Mac computer. Can I still play?

Yes, you can play directly in your web browser using the no-download, flash software that some casinos are offering these days.

However, if the casino does not offer a flash version of their software, you'll have to see if they have a downloadable version for Mac users.

I don't want to deposit money on my account. Can I still play free games?

Yes, you can always play those "play money" games that we've mentioned before.

Almost every online casino offers these free games, meaning that you just have to download the software and register for an account.