As long as you are always in control of how much you are spending and never go over your allocated budget in one session, online gambling is an entertaining, fun, and often exciting way to wind down after a hard day at work.

However, just as in any other area of life, many far less reputable online casinos are mixed in with established and recognized sites. Whether you have enjoyed responsible online gambling for many years or are new to the experience, make sure you continue reading.

Here is what you should be looking for when choosing an online casino.

Gambling Controls

First and foremost, if you are someone who has had an issue with gambling in the past or you do not have any spare cash whatsoever to lose likely, then stay away.

Alternatively, if you are sure you can administer self-restraint and are confident that, should you win, you are fully able and willing to withdraw the total and move on with your day. You should still check a potential online casino for gambling controls for your safety and security.

Such controls consist of the option to self-exclude, either temporarily for a couple of months or so, for a longer period of years, or even indefinitely, and limits on how much money you can gamble within twenty-four hours.

A Wide Range of Games

Not only does a large and varied selection of different styles of games, from bingo tables to poker rooms and, of course, classic slots, make for an enjoyable experience overall, but when you register with, you will be less likely to get ‘stuck’ on a particular game.


Online casinos combine the feel of variety and sensory experience that a physical casino has, allowing you to relax and unwind in the comfort of your home.

An Official License

As previously touched upon, the internet is home to many established and recognized online casinos, yet unfortunately, less reputable and ultimately illegal (at least in some countries) alternatives.

The easiest way to assess the overall trustworthiness of any online gaming website you are looking to use, especially if you intend to gamble real money rather than play the games for free, is to check their license.

Generally, reliable, renowned, and respected online casinos will be licensed and certified by the gambling commission, either within the US or be part of the global ‘Gambling Awareness’ campaign.

Reasonable Withdrawal Limits & Time Frames

The vast majority of casinos operating online will offer some bonus when you register an account with them, and it is important to read the small print when it comes to how this affects your overall withdrawal limit and, indeed, whether or not you are eligible to win ‘real money’ with the funds.

Furthermore, before you actually deposit your first amount of money online, make sure you visit the casino’s help section and determine for yourself the minimal amount you can deposit (usually significantly higher with less prestigious casinos) and the minimal withdrawal amount, too.


Recognized Payment Methods

The fifth and final most crucial thing to look for in an online casino is whether or not the deposit options you are presented with to play the games are recognizable, standard, and safe.

For example, you should be concerned if the only option to deposit money into your online gambling account is through direct bank transfer or the use of Bitcoin.