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An introduction to online casino games

If you've never played online casino games, it's might seem a little confusing to find out how to get started. A few years ago, you always had to download casino software in order to play at online casinos. Then instant play games were introduced, but compared with the download versions, they were a poor substitute in terms of the graphics and the gaming experience. Nowadays, though, it's a different story as instant play games are just as good as the download versions, especially for a recreational player like the majority of people are.

Almost every casino site offers the option to either download the software or play directly through the browser. At both options are on the homepage, so it's really easy to choose between the two. If you're new to casino online, it's probably best to start with some instant play games in practice play. 32 Red offers most of its games in practice play, where the games are just like the real thing, but you place bets with play money. This is ideal as you can try out new games and the site itself without risking any real cash. There's a great choice of casino classics like roulette, poker and baccarat as well as hundreds of slots games to play.

You can play as long as you like in practice play, but eventually, you'll probably want to switch to playing for real cash. When you do, all the main casino sites offer a great welcome bonus to get you to sign up with them rather than the competition. At 32 Red, you can even get a real cash bonus without putting down a deposit - otherwise known as a no-deposit bonus. All you need to do to qualify is sign up to the site and register a payment card.

Some of the bonuses offered by casinos will have certain strings attached, such as only allowing you to play certain games with the bonus money, and only being able to withdraw the bonus cash after you have played it through a number of times - this is known as a wagering requirement. However, at the end of the day, a casino bonus is free money to play games with, so whatever way you look at it, it's a good deal!

As for the types of games to play, the world is your oyster, as there are so many games on each of the casino sites. Slots games are really easy to play and the wins can be amazing, so it's unsurprising that they are one of the most played categories of games. New players are often also drawn to roulette, as it's such an iconic casino game.

Whatever you start off playing at an online casino, there are always lots of other games to try when you feel like something different, though many players develop a loyalty to particular games. The key to enjoying casino games online is to manage your spending, so that you never bet more than you can afford to lose, and you make sure you bank some profits now and then.

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