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How to Make a Safe Shift from Gambling Venues to Online Casinos

Since the lockdown period started, we all have been staying home. Canadians don’t have the whole range of places to visit like before. Along with this, many small and big businesses just close their doors. The same we can say about gambling industry in Canada. It undergoes a lot of changes in 2020.

Speaking of land-based gambling venues, most of them shut their doors already for the second time this year. The grand Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau had to lay off its 775 employees. The two casinos in Woodbine and New Brunswick have taken a temporary break too. Though no one can say when the pandemic ends. Eventually, the land-based casinos might even crash. Nobody knows the consequences by now.

Meanwhile, their Canadian counterparts in the Internet reality reach new heights. The online environment now is the only safe place to ‘walk’. The browser is our shop, restaurant, cinema, university hall, work office and all the entertainment venues. People spend hours online to meet their needs. As for the gamblers, they are coming online too. Even the players who used to play roulette every Friday night at Woodbine miss gambling and have to make a shift to the computer screen.

New way to gamble

It may sound sad but at the same time it can push boundaries in gambling perception. The new online way of playing can be a fascinating finding for most Canadian gamblers. No matter if they are already many years in gambling or just starting to explore the casino world. Apparently, the most beneficial moment in online gambling is that you can stay home, or anywhere in comfort and play all the same favourite games. Online casino lobby has even more games than a brick-and-mortar venue. Online you’ll find many types of slots, table games, and even so familiar to your heart live games.

There are even more reasons to start the journey to the world of online casinos. All the advantages and differences from the regular casinos you will learn on your own experience. But for now you need to know some hints that will simplify your transition from land-based casinos to gambling sites. As you understand the Internet has some traps, but we know how to stay away from them.

Create a special email address for gambling sites

It will be totally wrong and even dangerous to use your private or work email address for the online casino site. There are two reasons for that. Firstly, no one (your colleague or family member) will be able to try your email for log-in. Secondly, hackers. If they know your email address, you can think that they know a lot about you. To avoid these unpleasant situations, just make another, different email address. Your essential data will be more secure.

Don’t you ever use Wi-Fi for online casino games

It’s clear for everybody that public Wi-Fi is a lot better and cheaper to use than our personal data connection. However, it’s not the best option when you’re trying to access the online casino. The real reason for this is safety. The fact is that the Wi-Fi network operator can easily log into your casino account. The third party can get your username and password information which you’ve entered while signing up. So, try to stay as safe as you can.

No to ‘Remember me’ tick mark

Of course this option is very convenient. Using it you can log in to your account automatically. But whether you play on your laptop or mobile device, don’t allow your casino to log in without your confirmation. There is a big disadvantage like someone who lives or works with you can access your casino account. It’s disgraceful but it can happen. Imagine what would be if this someone just loaded a game and played it all through with your money. You wouldn’t like it to happen.

Check out the terms before you deposit

Your eyes have certainly seen the welcome bonus sign on the main page of the casino site. Sadly but true that every perk has a pitfall. These rewards are given under a condition that you meet the requirements of the casino. These wagering requirements are all written under the ‘*’ sign. Everyone knows the golden rule of all affairs: read the fine print. This time you need to use this rule in your favor. If you want to avoid bad gambling experience, look carefully through the T&Cs of the bonus.

Read the game rules before start

Games also have terms and conditions explained in the game rules. It’s usually a question mark button. The reason for reading the rules is that online game rules are different from the brick-and-mortar game rules. No kidding. Some games set limits and rules for players’ actions towards bonuses and prizes during a game. Pay special attention to the table games’ terms and pay table. They can surprise you.

Never fall for promotions too fast

As has been mentioned above, welcome offers, Sunday promotions or even exclusive rewards which you get after sign-up are made for getting your money. They attract players giving them a feeling of a better position. But again, the new player has to meet the requirements which are never beneficial.

Apart from this reason, answer the question: “Will I stay on this site for a long time?”. If you think it’s just a temporary decision, it makes no sense to use the bonuses as they usually require you to deposit 3-5 times before you can actually get the whole bonus and withdraw.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a long-term relationship with an online casino, search for a gambling platform that can offer you a really good rewards system with minimal requirements. It’s also advisable to join a loyalty program at the very beginning. Being a VIP member you will get a lot better offers from the casino. Such programs include private promos, cashbacks, personal manager support, private casino events and etc.

To sum it up

Hopefully you understand how important it is to follow the above given recommendations. Keep them in mind unless you want to go through all the stages of unpleasant gambling experience. The tips will help you to make a smooth and safe switch from regular gambling venues to online casino sites.

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Once a BC resident turns 19, he or she can visit gambling venues in BC province and gamble on online casino sites. If you are a visitor to BC, this regulation spread over your personality too. You can’t gamble in BC unless you are 19 years old.

You can forfeit a non-sticky bonus when you decide to withdraw your winnings made with your own real money. You can also withdraw your deposit back, thus your bonus will be also forfeited. Or you can contact the customer support and ask them to cancel your non-sticky bonus.

In Canada, there are no taxes on winnings from gambling. No matter where you play, at a land-based casino or online casino, you can take all your winnings home without the need to pay tax. So, you can win a jackpot lump sum without any worries concerning taxes. However, if you are a professional gambler (meaning casino games are your only income), you will have to pay taxes as it is your main source of making a living.

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