If you enjoy playing online casinos or think you would, there are many, many options. This is good news because you’ll have a lot to choose from but it can make it a bit hard to decide which ones to try. That’s why we put together this article for you.
Below are the top five things you should always consider when choosing a new casino:
1. Customer reviews
Word of mouth is very important for any product or service, and new casinos are no exception. Always check what people who have used the casino are saying about it. This can include reviews on the casino’s website, the official app page or any forum where people are interested in discussing casinos.
What we’ve found is that there are certain trends that most bettors will point out in their casino reviews. Great casinos are quick and responsive with their payouts, have easy menus that aren’t too flashy and have multiple quality of life features that separate them from the rest.
Common cons you will notice in casino reviews are limited withdrawal or deposit options, buggy apps or sites that have problems with crashes or loading, and customer service that takes too long to respond. They may not necessarily be bad casinos when it comes to the gaming itself, but they have enough flaws and blemishes that they fall short of making the cut.
Though it could sometimes be useful to pay attention to reviews of newer users who have only been using the platform for a couple of weeks, it’s better to prioritize reviews by users who have used the casino for an extended period. They will be able to provide a more in-depth analysis that won’t sugarcoat any of the flaws but will give you details on all the benefits as well.
2. Always choose a licensed casino
One of the biggest mistakes casino newcomers make is not checking to see if their new casino of choice is licensed or not. You can easily check through various casino databases and lists if a casino has a license and who issues it.
Ireland has legalized online gambling for nearly a decade now, so there should be no shortage of casinos that have licenses in the country. Having said that, it’s never a bad idea to double check. Not all casinos without licenses have bad reviews, despite the fact that these unlicensed establishments are more likely to be scams, offer no bonuses and try to cheat you out of your wins.
3. Cashback bonus rewards and promotions
These days it’s very important for a casino to stand out by incorporating as many advancements as possible or through bonus offers. That’s why one of the most important things you can look out for in Irish casinos is their cashback bonuses.
Cashback bonuses are very important for not only attracting new users but showing that the casino really cares about treating its userbase well. Not everyone can constantly win or make a profit from gambling. After all, it’s wise and responsible to see it as a form of entertainment and not money-making. However, it really goes a long way to see a casino try to soften the inevitable blow of a loss by treating users well.
Cashback bonuses are a great way to help you retain a percentage of your wager on a loss so you can continue having fun, but they are also great for your own morale. With a little less being on the line for wagers, you can keep yourself in the game longer. This is especially helpful for beginners to the world of gambling who may not have the best habits or strategies in place yet.
4. The selection of games and betting options
Perhaps the most important thing any casino needs to have is, of course, a variety of games available to play. As a simple rule of thumb, the more games a casino has, the better it will be. To go back to our first tip, this is something that the most positive of customer reviews will corroborate again and again.
If you’re a fan of traditional casino games such as blackjack, slots or roulette, then you’ll obviously want casinos that have all of these games, but the requirements don’t end there. These days, there are endless variations of slot machines, so you’ll want an Irish casino that has as many different kinds of slots as possible. This can include different kinds of payouts or slots with their own twists on the classic rules.
Similarly, as sports betting is growing more popular in many countries, sports fans will want casinos that offer a robust variety of wager types related to soccer, football, basketball, hockey, horse racing and any kind of sport you plan on betting on.
5. A variety of payment options
While it may seem like a formality compared to the other tips on this list, it is actually extremely important for a casino to have as many payment options as possible. Similar to the game selection, the withdrawal and deposit options should be as diverse as possible.
Having multiple payment options is not just good for the users, but also for the casinos themselves. It’s been heavily argued that casinos are more competitive the more payment options they offer. This means if you want to choose and stick with an Irish casino for the long-term, it is more likely to last if it has more payment options to offer its userbase.
PayPal is a very important option for many gamblers, and it is often considered a major con in many customer reviews when a casino lacks it. However, if you don’t use PayPal yourself, you are better off making sure the Irish casino you pick accepts debit or credit cards, cryptocurrencies, wire transfers and other methods that indicate that they take their payments and security seriously.
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