When you start playing casino games online, you often have to go on something of a steep learning curve, much more so regarding the games you will then have available to you.
As many casinos are located and based in different countries, that does of course mean you could be sat at home anywhere in Wales and playing at a site licensed and based many thousands of miles away.
Take for example when you are an avid slot machine player, you could play at a casino whose servers are in New Zealand, and when you do so you will have to get used to the weird and wonderful names that they give some of their casino games.
Slots or pokies as they are known in New Zealand are no different from the slots you can play in Wales in your local Amusement Arcade, Bingo Club, or any nearby land based casino.
That does mean you will find at such sites, fruit machines offering a plethora of bonus games, lots of video slots on which you can have thousands of pay lines in play and even progressive slots offering life changing jackpots.
With fully configurable stake levels, if you do fancy making the switch to playing online, you are always going to be in full control of the stakes you can play for, and even when playing at casinos based offshore and many miles away, you will have the option of setting your account to operate in Pounds Sterling.
As for just what you should be looking for when playing pokies online, well there are several things that you need to ensure you are being offered from any casino you play at, and that includes when playing via a mobile casino app.
With that in mind what I will be doing in the section below is giving you a few pointers as to what to demand from any casino site or app you play at to have a fully rounded experience and one that you will enjoy.
How to Have Enjoyable Sessions Playing Slots and Pokies Online
Much like when you play slot machines in a local land based venue, as long as you play at a site online that holds a gambling license issued by one of the many different Gambling Commissions and Licensing Authorities, you will have several protections afforded to you.
The games on offer at those sites will of course, and this is important, be guaranteed as being fair and random which is something every player should be demanding no matter where they choose to play.
Also, those casinos will keep players funds held in a segregated bank account too, so you are always going to have access to your casino account balance no matter what, something that is never guaranteed to you when playing at unlicensed casinos, so keep that in mind.
There are some ways that you can, at the very least, get more play time over the long term playing pokies and slots online, and one way is by you only ever playing those that have been designed with the highest payout percentages.
Another benefit of playing at licensed sites is that they will be obliged to list the long term expected payout percentages offered by each of their games, thus allowing you to select quickly and easily with the ones with the best possible paybacks.
One other thing to be aware of is that no two casinos offer the same set of rules and terms and conditions associated with their bonus offers, so at all times do make sure you read through them to allow you to pick out the bonuses and promotional offers that offer you the best value.
Each slot you come across will have its own level of risk too, low risk slots are called low variance slots, medium variance pokies have a medium risk associated with them, and the most volatile and high risk slots you can play online are high variance ones.