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Online Gambling Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is online gambling legal?
2. How old do you have to be to play?
3. Do I have to download anything?
4. How secure is online gambling
5. How to I deposit money?
6. How do I collect my winnings?
7. How do "cash bonuses" work?
8. Do I need a top of the line computer to play?
9. How do you choose a casino?
10. What are multi-player games?
11. Can you play for free?

Is online gambling legal?
Online gambling is legal in many countries. Licenses have been issued from various counties including the UK, Canada, the Philippines and Antigua. In the U.S. the issue is less clear. Some states have passed anti-gaming legislation and others have proposed similar legislation. There have been some Federal efforts at anti-gaming legislation, but to date, none have been passed. There are some casinos that don't accept wagers from U.S. residents and there are none, if any, servers located in the U.S. top

How old do you have to be to play?
If you are depositing and wagering real money, you have to be 18 or older. There are many places to play online casino games for free. These games are open to people of any age. Don't forget to check out our free online casino games. top

Do I have to download anything?
Some casinos offer games that do not require downloading. Casinos with no download games sometimes suffer at the firewall level and could limit your options. You may want to stick with casinos that offer a download option as these often have better graphics, more configuration options and higher security. Take advantage of the no download free games to practice, though! top

How secure is online gambling?
Online gambling is usually quite secure. Just to be safe there are many ways to protect yourself. When choosing a casino, you should ask some questions. Do they offer customer support? Do they have a favorable reputation? Do they offer secure transactions? Are they a member of the IGC (Interactive Gaming Council)? Are online casino games fair? Most reputable online casinos follow the same rules and standards as Las Vegas casinos. top

How to I deposit money?
When playing online, you are usually given a number of different options to deposit money into your account using an internet banking service like NETeller or wire transfer. top

How do I collect my winnings?
Using the casino software you are given the option to cash out. Then the casino will credit your account at which ever service you are using like NETeller. If you are using wire transfer you'll be asked for your details. Be sure to read the help at the casino you are playing. top

How do "cash bonuses" work?
Many online casinos offer a cash bonus to new players. Basically, the casino will double whatever you deposit and you can use those bonus funds to play, but not cash them out. top

Do I need a top of the line computer to play?
Most casino software is designed to run on as many different types of computers as possible. If you computer is more than 9 or 10 years old, you may run into some trouble. It may be time for a newer one! top

How do you choose a casino?
There are many things to take into account when choosing a casino. After considering security factors, see above. You should read as many reviews of the various casinos as you can. We have our own collection of casino reviews, which you are welcome and encouraged to read. top

What are multi-player games?
New to the world of Internet gambling are multi-player games. This is just as it sounds. A number of players are able to participate in the same game in real time. Everyone sees the same action as it occurs. top

Can you play for free?
Most Internet gambling establishments offer some sort of free gambling option. This is great for anyone new to gambling. You can practice as much as you like without loosing (or winning) a red cent. top