Thousands of players around the world regularly play at online casino sites. and it's very simple to do the same: all you need is a computer or mobile phone with internet and some money to join them. There is no shortage of reliable casino sites, and the minimum deposit required is often low with most operators available.
In this article, we explain what are the main criteria for evaluating a casino site. In addition, we show a step-by-step guide for anyone who wants to create an account and start playing. Finally, we talk about the importance of trying out the games before depositing your money at an online casino.
How to choose a casino to play
Fortunately, there's no shortage of good options. Many international operators are currently registered to operate in the country. In addition, there are local companies that have already consolidated their brands among local players — some of them even with a long history in the country. So, all you have to do to find the ideal operator is to analyze each casino option and choose the one that best suits your personal taste and the main quality criteria. But what criteria are these?
Below, we list some of the most important items to consider in an online casino.
- License: Every online casino needs a license to operate legally. It is important that the casino is licensed by a reputable regulatory body such as the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) or the UK Gambling Commission. In Portugal, casinos are regulated.
- Games available: The casino should have a good selection of games, with titles from different software providers. Also, the casino must have a good live casino service. Brands like Microgaming, Pragmatic Play and Play'n Go produce some of the best slot machines on the market. Among the live casino brands, Evolution and Ezugi stand out.
- Forms of Payment: The casino must offer various forms of payment, such as credit cards, MBway and e-wallets. The greater the variety, the better for the user. After all, the chances of finding the most appropriate payment method increase.
- bonuses and offers: A casino should always offer attractive and generous bonuses as well as regular promotions. Sign-up bonuses, for example, usually match the user's first deposit. Also, the casino must have an attractive loyalty program to reward the most loyal players.
- Customer service: Ideally, a casino's customer service is available 24/7. In addition, the casino must have a customer service channel in Portuguese. Otherwise, it may cause difficulties in communication between the parties.
Ready to create your casino account?
How to create your account at an online casino
The first thing to do, after choosing a casino to play at, is to register an account with the operator. After signing up, you will also need to fund your account to play for real money. With an active account and available balance, you will be able to start playing freely on the selected site.
Here's a simple step-by-step guide to creating your casino account:
- To get started, go to the casino and click on the new account registration option
- Then complete the registration and create a username and password
- If necessary, verify your account.
- Finish the registration and make the first valid deposit on the site
Most casinos require a minimum deposit from the user. So prepare your pocket! However, as we will see below, it is possible to test games and get to know the operator better even before making your first deposit. There's only one problem: in this case, you're not playing for real money.
Try it before playing for real money
Most players should have some sort of knowledge about the game they want to bet on. It's not enough to choose the slot machine that suits you best and simply start playing. If you're not very familiar with or confident about the game, remember to do a little research on it.
Another interesting option is accessing the game in demo mode. In this way, you can better understand how it works and judge whether it is in line with your personal taste. Most casinos offer this option to users. In addition, brands like a and NetEnt, which are among the biggest in the world, often have games in the demo version.
So, just choose your preferred platform and game to take this test.
About the Author – Rui Gonçalves
Rui Gonçalves is a slot machine and online bingo aficionado. and he takes that passion so seriously that he has turned it into a profession. Currently, Rui writes about all types of online casino games, from classic modalities to live versions.