New To Online Gambling? Follow These Tips To Ensure You Have A Pleasurable Experience By Amberly Ashton If you have been thinking of placing your first online casino bet but don't know where to start these tips will ensure you have pleasurable experience. First before anything else know the casino! You wouldn't just throw away money. Would you? If you don't read the reviews before picking a casino to play at it is the same as throwing your money away. Take the time to find out what other's are saying about the casino. Do they pay their winners? If so, is it in a timely manner or up to your standards? Next, you have to find out what deposit and withdrawal options they offer. It doesn't do you any good if you can deposit at a casino but can't withdraw your winnings. Again, that is just throwing your money away. Once you have picked a casino to play at always take advantage of any new player promotions they may offer. Most casinos will give new players free money just for registering a new account. You can't lose with their money! Plus it gives you a feel of how the casino is ran and what games are offered. When you are ready to make your first deposit you will have to decide if you want to claim a deposit bonus or not. A deposit bonus is usually a percentage of the amount you put into your casino account. Normally, first deposit bonuses are anywhere from 100% to 300%. Some casinos will give new players so many free spins on a certain game when a deposit is made. The disadvantage of taking a deposit bonus is you will now have a playthrough amount before a cash out is permitted. Say you deposit $20 and you take a bonus of 300% you're starting bankroll will be $80. This gives you more money to play with which results in a longer play time. In order for you to cash out most casinos require you play on average 30 times your deposit amount plus any bonus you may have received. You would have to play a total of $2400 before you could take any money out of the casino. Also, the majority of casinos will remove the bonus they gave you from your withdraw. So keep that in mind. You have the right to not take a deposit bonus. There are advantages to this as well. You don't have to wait before you make a withdraw. If luck is on your side and you hit a jackpot on your very first spin you can stop playing immediately and withdraw your winnings. Either way, you have to make the decision that is best for you. To process your withdraw the casino will require certain documents before they will proceed. Some players prefer to submit these documents when they first sign up at the casino as others play for years and only turn them in once they make a withdrawal. You will have to fill out a credit card authorization form which states you give them permission to charge your card when you make a deposit into your casino account. Of course they will need a copy of the credit card used, a valid picture i.d and a current utility bill with your name on it. This is standard procedure for all online casinos. It does sound like a lot but it is one of the prices you pay for the convenience of gambling online. Now with your new found knowledge you are ready to enjoy the exciting world of online gaming!