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Set yourself a time limit

How long are you going to be playing for? It’s important to answer this question before you sit down for an online gambling session.

Set a time limit and stick to it, as the longer you gamble, the more likely you are to take risks and make mistakes. Most online casinos and sportsbooks have a “Reality Check” feature these days, whereby you will be flashed warnings at regular intervals to show you how long you have been playing and how much you have won and lost in that time. In some jurisdictions, these are programmed by default and required as part of responsible gambling regulations.

Complain if you have a reason to do so

If you have a bad experience with an online casino or other gambling site, let them know about it, but do so in a polite and respectable way. And if you feel like you have been wronged in any way, and the casino is refusing to find a solution, take the issue further. You can file a complaint with the casino and then get in touch with anindependent betting adjudicator such as IBAS or eCOGRA if that doesn’t work.

But make sure it’s an actual issue and not just a bonus term that you don’t like or a belief that their certified fair RNGs aren’t random enough.

Take regular breaks

The more you gamble, the more likely you are to get tired and frustrated. You could also find yourself trapped in a cycle of gambling, losing more money than you intend as the hours fly by.

So, take regular breaks, such as every hour or half hour. Even if you just take your eyes off the screen and go and make a cup of tea or coffee—it’s enough. This is especially effective when you are losing.

If you have ever felt frustrated because you lost a bad hand in poker or watched a sure-fire bet lose at the last minute, you’ll know that taking a break can make a big difference in stopping you from reacting badly and depositing/betting more.

Look for daily jackpots

Daily jackpots are jackpots—often progressive—that must be won every day. They usually have a time limit, such as 24 hours, and they must be claimed by that time. If the time limit is only a few minutes away, you have a higher chance of winning, as you know for a fact that it will pay.


Of course, you’re not going to be alone in this. Daily jackpots are often provided by gaming developers and not casinos, so they are available on dozens if not hundreds of sites at a time, with tens of thousands of players all doing the same thing that you’re doing. Still, your chances definitely increase.

Verify your account

You will likely need to verify your account before you make a withdrawal, so you might as well get it out of the way and verify as soon as you sign up. In some jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom, this is a requirement on all casinos, but elsewhere they will delay it until you’re ready to make a withdrawal.


The problem with this is that it will inevitably delay the withdrawal process and if there are issues or delays, it could lead to frustration and cause you to give up and make risky wagers that inevitably result in you losing everything. So, avoid the potential issues and disappointment by getting this process out of the way as soon as you sign up.

If it sounds too good to be true…

…it probably is. You know the saying, and it’s one that you should keep in mind when playing at online casinos and other gambling sites. It applies to so-called gambling “secrets” and “strategies”—if they are making big promises about consistently beating the casino, they’re selling you on a lie. It also applies to the casinos themselves. If you’re being promised a welcome bonus that goes above and beyond what other sites are offering, it’s probably because there is a hidden term that renders all of those promises redundant.

Always look beyond the promise and never forget this saying.

Look for inexperienced, clumsy dealers

If you’re playing at a land-based casino, look out for dealers that seemlike they are new or inexperienced. While it is true that you can’t really beat them consistently, they could make life easier for you if they are clumsy. You’re notactually playing against them as dealers are forced to follow strict rules.

However, if they are clumsy then they mightaccidentally reveal one of their hole cards during a game of blackjack, putting you in a fantastic position. It’s a small thing, but if you’re using basic blackjack strategy to reduce the house edge, that small thing could be all that you need to swing the odds in your favor.

Know that “hot” and “cold” rarely means anything online

The idea that a slot could be ready for a payout is omnipresent. Many gaming cabinets are programmed to pay at certain intervals, and if it hasn’t paid out for a long time, it could be due. But this isn’t really true for online slot machines. These aren’t single machines sitting in busy casinos and waiting to pay out. They are games that run on a vast network across hundreds of sites. Thousands of players could be playing them at any given time, and they all have the same chance of winning.

Of course, there is a reason to choose your time carefully if you’re playing progressive jackpot games, but for everything else, you can ignore those “hot” and “cold” sections on many modern casinos.

Look for big RTP slots

While slots can’t compare to games like Blackjack and Baccarat when it comes to house edge/RTP, some are better than others in this department. Many modern slot machines have RTPs of around 95%, but there are still slots that go below 90%, offering a very poor prospect for players seeking a consistent return.

Fortunately, there are slots that exceed 97% and even ones that have an RTP of 98%, including Blood Suckers, which has one of the highest RTPs you will find. Check RTPs in advance to see which games promise the higher returns and spend more time on these than others.


The casino can’t choose who wins and loses

This is something that many players struggle with. They lose money and start thinking that the casino has it in for them. You only need to check the user review page on any online casino page to see this, as it will likely be awash with complaints from angry players who can’t understand why they keep losing and state that the casino is clearly rigged.

You’ll see it on poker sitesas well, eventhough they are player-vs-player and the operator doesn’t stand to gain anything regardless of who wins.

If you’re playing on a legitimate, licensed site, it will be using third-party games that are certified as fair.