How Online Casinos Work & How to Play Correctly

How to Play Online Casinos

Online casinos purchase access to online casino games software from software providers. The more providers give access to their games for a casino site, the more reliable the casino may be considered.

Then, online casinos offer access to games on their platform to casino customers. Only depositing customers can make real money bets on games and win real cash. Sometimes, casinos offer bonuses and free bets to their customers, so real cash can be won for free, but additional rules apply. This way, casino sites make money from bets lost by the customers, while customers get their winnings from pools accumulated by the casino site. 

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This is the list of main criteria we consider when choosing the best online casinos:

  1. Is the casino safe and legit for users from this country?
  2. Is the casino site licensed and what license does it have?
  3. Are there casino bonuses for players in your country?
  4. Does the site accept local currency or popular foreign currency?
  5. Are there local payment options?
  6. How many games does the casino are there?
  7. Does the casino support the local language for platform and Customer Support?

Choosing the Proper Casinos

Since online casinos do not operate in a vacuum, and there are many other businesses in the niche and other aspects are engaged, it is crucial for the players to be able to tell a good casino from a bad one, and opt for the best casino site possible.

Here, we will talk briefly about the most crucial aspects.


All online casinos must be licensed by the relevant authorities. These can be local authorities like Swedish Gambling Commission, Danish Gambling Authority, etc., or an international egaming licensing body like Malta Gambling Authority. Any license is better than no license, or absence of comprehensive information about the license on a casino site.


Make sure you explore the casino site that actually allows players from your jurisdiction as real money customers. For this, check the Terms and Conditions document and find out what countries are restricted. Using VPN to access a restricted casino site makes little sense; as soon as the casino staff finds out that you use a VPN, your account will be blocked. Bottom line – look for sites that accept players from your area legally.


Many gamblers, especially beginners, get lured by the generous bonuses offered by most casino sites. However, to cut the long story short, not all bonuses are created equal, and far from every bonus is worth attention. If you are not sure about the exact rules applied to the bonus, or you feel that the bonus is not that profitable, feel free to proceed without it. 


Payment options are something every potential casino customer must explore early and preferably before they even register an account with the site. It is important to make sure there are enough fast, convenient, and secure banking options for deposit and withdrawal, that the player has access to at least two of the offered payment methods, and that other banking rules are adequate and follow common sense.

Games & Providers

Games are something all players are for at any online casino, so it makes sense checking out the games, too. Beginner gamblers may want to play some casino games for free without registration at first, using the Demo mode available on many reliable betting platforms. After the players are aware how the casino games work, how to choose the best ones, and what providers make the most attractive games, the players can go and check casino lobbies. The best online casinos usually have 20+ providers and 2000+ games in their lobbies, including Live Dealer Games, Progressive jackpots, and other game types.


After you have explored the casino site of your choice, maybe read a couple of reviews on it, and decided it is good enough to register an account with it, click the Sign Up/Register button and follow the instructions.

You will be asked to provide your email, to confirm the process of registration. After that, you will be required to provide your personal information, including such sensitive data like address and banking information. Online casinos have the right to request those things, so no worries about the legitimacy of such requests. 

After all the data is provided, you should connect the banking method of your preference to the casino account. We recommend having at least two casino-friendly banking methods at hand – like a plastic card for deposits and an e-wallet for withdrawals. The combination and types of methods depend on your location, on what options the casino allows, and on your preferences.

Grabbing the Bonus

After you connect your banking method to the casino site, you are free to make a deposit, and perhaps claim a Welcome Bonus. If you have already assessed casino’s bonuses and decided you want one, make sure you know how and when to claim it – before depositing, right after depositing, will it be added automatically or you have to provide a promo code, and so on.

Making a Deposit

Let’s suggest you’re done with the bonus, and want to make a deposit. For that, go to your Payments page in the casino account, click Deposit, and choose the method you prefer. Indicate the sum you want to deposit, and confirm the transaction via email, code, SMS, or phone call. After that, the deposit will soon arrive on your casino balance, and you will be good to go betting and winning.

These are the basic things every beginner gambler needs to know to start online casino gambling successfully. For more casino insights, please feel free to check our countries casino guides!

Staci E.
About the author:
Staci E.

As an expert in online casino gambling laws for different locations with over 7 years of experience as a lawyer, Staci ensures that every online casino review touches upon this aspect and explains the real situation to gamblers. Knowing well how online casinos function within the global industry and what general rules regulate their operations, Staci explores the Terms & Conditions of every casino site to double-check whether the rules are fair and adequate. Besides general Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies, Staci checks Bonus Terms for every online casino to guarantee that the bonuses described and recommended are transparent and beneficial for the player.