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Tips on How to Select a Game at an Online Casino

A rich assortment of games is one of the distinctive features of gambling websites. Online casinos offer thousands of game options. The variety of software is diverse, so gamblers can get lost in the abundance of options. So, let’s make a brief guide on what criteria to analyze to pick a suitable game at an online casino.

Types of Entertainment at an Online Casino

Game profiles at online casinos differ. However, most categories are similar. You’ll likely find the following types of entertainment when starting to play at an online casino:

  slots (a huge variety of products, starting from classic 3-reel options up to modern video games with 3D animation and progressive jackpots);

  card games (numerous variations of blackjack, poker, roulette, and baccarat);

  table games (craps, scratch cards, Dice, and monopolies);

  lotteries like Keno and Bingo;

  live casino software (the category of games with human dealers).

Such a variety of options can harden the choice, and gamblers can make mistakes trying to pick a suitable option.

5 Criteria to Consider when Choosing Appropriate Games at an Online Casino

If you want to select the best suitable entertainment option, make sure to check the following parameters:

  1. RTP

This indicator is applicable to slots and shows what portion of invested money returns to gamblers. However, note that wins are allocated unevenly. For example, if a slot has an RTP of 97% and you bet $10, it doesn’t mean that you’ll definitely win $9.7 back. Invested funds are accumulated. Thus, one lucky player can hit a jackpot collected from the money lost by dozens of players. However, the higher the RTP is, the more chances to win you have.  For a more detailed overview, get started with this comprehensive guide that highlights all the important information about RTP at online casinos. This level of understanding will help you choose the best games while playing.

  1. House edge

This definition stands for the advantage of an online casino in card games. It shows what percentage of the funds the gambling website is guaranteed to withhold. For example, European Roulette has a house edge of 2,7%. American Roulette has an additional sector with “00” (double zero), which rises its house edge to 5,26%. French Roulette is called the best in terms of house edge since the indicator is 1,3%. So, the lower the indicator is, the better for players.

  1. Volatility

This indicator determines how risky the game is. All software is divided into three main groups, low-, mid-, and high-volatility products. Low-volatility software is less risky, but winnings are small in such games. High-volatility products generate huge jackpots but winning combinations rarely fall out on the reels, which means that gamblers have the risk of losing money.

  1. Bet range

Various games have different bet ranges. There is software for high rollers (with big bankrolls) and low rollers (with small sums of money). Check the range of accepted bets and choose software, depending on your bankroll. Remember that it is recommended to use just 15% of the bankroll according to wise bankroll management.

  1. Jackpots

Games use two different types of jackpots, namely fixed and progressive. If you want to play a progressive jackpot game, you won’t know the maximum winning since the final prize changes constantly and depends on the number of sessions played and bets made.

Progressive jackpots accumulate a certain percentage of each bet to form the final jackpot. The more gamblers play and the bigger bets they make, the bigger the jackpot will be.

A modern online casino offers a great assortment of gambling software. Players can try games for free and study their functionalities. However, it is important to know the meaning of the above-mentioned terms to make the right choice and enjoy a gambling experience.


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