There’s no doubt about it, online casino gaming has grown in leaps and bounds in Canada over the past five or six years. Perhaps most surprisingly, is that the demographic has shifted substantially from what was previously an older group with more disposable income, to a younger group looking for big wins on the smallest possible budget.
But is this a sound tactic and, if it is, how does one achieve it?
One thing that counts in it favour, is the fact that there are now more online casinos operating within the Canadian jurisdictions than ever before. This means that Canadians, of any demographic, can happily shop around to find the perfect online casino portal that meets their needs in full.
Finding the right online casino is a key component to successful wins on a regular basis, and therefore cannot be emphasised enough. The best place to start looking for the perfect online casino for your needs, is to read through as many non-biased and expertly written reviews as you can. Next, create a shortlist of the casino sites that sound most appealing, based on their overall look and feel, style, amount of games offered, number of available jackpots, level of customer service, level of safety and security, licensing and regulation, and bonus and/or value-added promotions.
Once you’ve shortlisted your collection of ideal online casinos, it’s time to start looking at the different types of games that are available and how they work. Contrary to popular belief, online casinos are quite complex and offer a wide range of casino games, not just virtual slot machines.
If you are new to how online casinos work and what you can expect to get out of them, a good place to start is by looking at each game type individually. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to winning at online casinos in Canada, and each player will have their own personal favourite games, strategies and so forth.
However, it is also important to realise that not all casino games are created equal, and some are harder or trickier to learn to play than others. Knowing which types of casino games require the smallest learning curve can be a good way to get your feet wet playing them, especially if you intend on playing them for real money.
Let’s take a look at the main casino gaming categories and see how each works:
These games are by far the most popular of all casino games in Canada, with millions of Canucks logging into their online casino accounts to play a myriad of different slots titles. There are a couple of reasons why slots remain evergreen casino gaming options. For one, they are super-easy to learn to play (virtually zero learning curve) and secondly, they are loads of fun. The variety that you get with slots is unbeatable, and there is something to suit all tastes. While wins may not be that substantial (with the exception of progressive jackpots), they remain a comparatively safe and predictable gaming option.
This is the umbrella term used to describe most non-slots games (with the exception of video poker) and usually includes roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and poker. Most casino newbies will start off with slots and then, as their confidence and curiosity grow, begin to explore casino games. Here’s another myth worth busting – casino games are not really that hard to learn to play. There are plenty of online sites teaching you how to play card and table games, plus most online casinos will let you play free versions so you can practice.
As with most things in life, the smarter you are, the better your results will most likely be. This is also true for casino gaming. Never rush into any casino game without knowing all of the rules, how payouts work, what the table or game limits are, and how to play the game with the best possible strategy for winning.
Always start off small, grow your bankroll and set aside a playing budget for the day’s session. Here’s a big golden rule regarding your bankroll – never, ever, under any circumstances, exceed your allotted playing budget, for therein lies the road to ruin.
Ultimately, playing casino games online is about having as much fun as possible. The wins are the cherry on the top of the sundae and, if you play it cool, learn the game like a pro, you’re sure to win big at some point.