It’s fun to play in an online casino. It gives you a sense of excitement, but of course you want to do it as well as possible, because you don’t want to lose too much money. On the contrary, you prefer to win money in an online casino! Therefore, play smart and wisely so you don’t lose to yourself. We list the most important casino tips for you.
The casino tips below give you information to better understand how to play at an online casino and how to gamble most wisely online. Our casino tips are mainly tips focused on sensible online gambling.
Online gambling is not a method to get rich, it is a (for many) fun and exciting activity. Because in the end there is only one who makes money from casino games and that is the online casino.
TIP 1: PLAY AT A LICENSED ONLINE CASINO
Online gambling has been legal in the Netherlands since October 2021. Licensed casinos have been and are monitored by the Dutch Gaming Authority. They check whether the online casino games are fair and whether the casino pays out. Because you don’t want to be cheated with an unfair game or not get your money paid out.
TIP 2: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CASINO BONUS
We love it: a great casino bonus. You deposit money at an online casino and the casino doubles your deposit. You can then immediately play for a long time with a large balance.
For example, if you deposit €100 you get €100 free and can play with €200. Always read the terms and conditions. You have to play the bonus a number of times.
Online casinos give casino bonuses to entice new players to come and gamble. Often it is a deposit bonus that doubles the amount you deposit. But there are also casinos that give away bonuses without you having to deposit, the so-called no deposit bonus.
TIP 3: GAMBLE FOR FUN, NOT TO WIN
Online casinos make billions in profit worldwide. In the Netherlands, online casino turnover is already estimated at 1 billion euros by 2025. And do you know how they manage to rake in all that money? Those billions are all made because online gambling costs money and you don’t end up winning. The only one who wins is the online casino.
Gamble online with this message in mind! Online gambling is exciting, entertaining and can make you feel good for a while. That should also be your angle. Gamble online for fun. Our advice is therefore: gamble for fun and play responsibly.
TIP 4: KEEP AN EYE ON THE RTP
RTP is very important in gambling. RTP stands for Return to Player percentage and it indicates how much of each euro played the casino game returns on average. You obviously want to win back as much as possible (and preferably more) of every penny played!
In fact, the RTP is the percentage that goes back to the gambler, because an online casino never pays out 100%. This is because a casino wants to make a profit and also wants to recoup its costs.
Each online slot machine or online slot has its own RTP. Some slots have an RTP of 92%, others have a higher RTP of 97%. The latter is obviously a much better RTP for you, because your chances of winning are much higher than with the slot of 92% RTP. You can find the RTP in the game explanation of the online slot or on the site of the game provider/game developer.
Besides RTP, the variation in a game is also important. Some online slots give you a prize very often, but the prize is then very low. There are also slots that do not give many prizes, but when they give a prize it is high.
TIP 5: SET YOUR CASINO LIMITS
It is important to control your gambling behavior. Therefore, determine in advance an amount with which you will gamble online. Do not exceed your limit and stop when the amount runs out.
In the Netherlands you can and must declare your casino limits, if you play at a legal casino, before you can play at all. Among other things, there are time limits and deposit limits you can set. If you exceed the limit, you will be denied access to the gambling site for a certain period of time. This is government policy aimed at protecting consumers and preventing gambling addiction.
TIP 6: DON’T TRY TO WIN BACK YOUR LOSSES
Many gamblers, when they lose, think they have to keep playing to win the money back. “I’ve now thrown so much into the slot machine, now it must give”. Our advice is: if you have lost money, don’t keep playing and depositing endlessly. Take your losses and avoid spending way too much money, money you could actually spend better.
COLD OR HOT CUPBOARDS DO NOT EXIST
The thought is often “I’ve played so much on the online slot machine now, it must really start giving some”. Too bad for you, because that’s not how it works. A slot machine works ad random and in addition there are lots of other people playing the same slot machine all over the world at the same time.
So are there no hot and cold slots? No, there aren’t. Of course, after hours of playing and winning nothing, you can say you played on a cold (not giving anything) slot machine. But that’s hindsight!
As a gambler, you want to play on a hot slot machine. This is an online slot on which you just keep winning. But unfortunately, you cannot predict in advance whether an online slot is hot or cold.
TIP 7: STOP WHEN YOU WIN!
This is the best casino tip we can give you. Stop gambling when you have won. It sounds so simple, but as a gambler you actually always want more. Because let’s face it, do you always keep playing after you’ve won a nice amount of money?
It’s hard to stop at the right time. But go for the compromise. If you have won a nice amount, say 1000 euros, agree with yourself that you will stop at 900 euros. That way you will have continued playing for a while and still have a nice profit.
TIP 8: HAVE YOUR WINNINGS PAID OUT
Another easy and good tip. Did you win a nice amount of money? Don’t leave it in the online casino gaming account, but cash it out. Why? Because then you will be very easily tempted to continue playing with it. Be wise and withdraw the entire amount or for example 90% of the amount.
TIP 9: COMPARE ONLINE CASINOS
By comparing online casinos and reading casino reviews, you will be aware of which gambling site suits you best. Each gaming provider makes online slots in its own style and design. For example, I personally find it important to gamble at an online casino site where I can play the online slots from game provider Play’n Go.
Whenever I am looking for a new online casino,I always check if there are casino games from this game developer to play. If not, I won’t play there. If online roulette is important to you, choose an online casino where you can play online roulette and roulette variants like gold bar roulette or super stake roulette.
If casino bonuses are important to you, choose an online casino that offers regular online casino bonuses such as Betcity.
TIP 10: DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL, DON’T DO DRUGS
Don’t drink too much or preferably no alcohol at all and don’t use drugs at all. Why not? Because this will impair your decision-making ability.
Gamblers who drink a lot take extra risks. As a result, the chances are that you will lose a lot more money. For example, while drunk, you may keep depositing and losing money. Then you wake up the next day without really knowing how much you actually lost. Until you check your bank balance.
TIP 11: CASINO STRATEGIES DON’T WORK
Don’t believe in fairy tales. Many gamblers use a system or strategy in casino games such as roulette, blackjack and baccarat. Of course, you can play a casino strategy. But don’t believe they work in the long run. Because if a casino strategy worked, it would be on the news tonight.
HOW TO WIN ONLINE CASINO?
In the short term, you can win with luck in an online casino. In the long run, you will lose. There is no system or strategy with a 100% chance of winning.
TIP 12: DON’T GET RICH: FACTOR IN LOSSES
I have been guilty of this myself. Once I won 2000 euros and told a friend that I had won 2000 euros. He asked me what I had deposited to win the 2000 euros. I had deposited 200 euros twice that day. So in fact I had won 1600 euros. But that doesn’t add up either, because throughout my life I have in fact deposited much more money than I have withdrawn in total.
The bottom line is that our earlier tip comes around the corner again here. Gambling should be done for fun and not to win. Because especially in the long run, you never win and there is only one who wins: the online casino. So don’t fool yourself!
TIP 13: CHOOSE CASINO WITH THE BEST ONLINE PAYMENT METHOD
Play at an online casino where you can deposit and withdraw money safely and reliably. This is the case at all legal casinos in the Netherlands. An online casino iDeal payment is the most popular way of depositing money at a gambling site. Choose a casino that offers the payment option you want! In the Netherlands, you can pay via iDeal at all legal gambling sites anyway.
TIP 14: WATCH OUT FOR GAMBLING ADDICTION
This tip has been covered in a few previous tips, but we can’t stress it enough. Gambling is fun, but you should not become addicted. Do you play at an online casino almost every day? Are you no longer in control of yourself? Then it is wise to read more about responsible gambling and perhaps seek professional help, for example through ggz intervention.