Mistakes players make at online casinos

What not to do when playing online casino

By Sophie Couard

The world of online gambling is quite vast and is attracting an increasing number of players. With the revolution of virtual casinos, most internet users are now turning to roulette, slots and other games to satisfy their thirst for winnings. However, when venturing into this exciting world, many players make certain mistakes that destroy the possibility of winning. So what are the mistakes that 80% of players make that reduce their chances? Here's what you need to know before you wonder why an online casino doesn't pay you.

Poor capital management

Among the mistakes that players generally make, this one is the most common. Indeed, ignorance leads some of them to bet large amounts in the hope of making more money. Similarly, they increase the value of their bet when they see a Twitch streamer depositing a large amount on an online casino. This way of doing things carries a high risk of losing capital.

To avoid this type of disappointment, it is recommended that all online casino enthusiasts start with small amounts. They can increase the stake progressively according to the profits made.

As an example, you can make small bets of around €/£/$ 0.10 or €/£/$ 0.20 per spin for a €/£/$ 100 deposit on your balance. When you start your adventure in an online casino, your main goal is to increase the length of your session. Any wager beyond this amount can therefore affect your bankroll in a short time.

In addition, you can frequently withdraw small amounts from your balance as soon as you start making winnings. This prevents you from getting greedy and limits the loss of capital.

Only bet what you can afford to lose!

Providing incorrect information about your identity

Some players intentionally or unintentionally provide incorrect information about their identity. By doing so, you may jeopardize the withdrawal requests you will have to make at an online casino.

The withdrawal request process

The online casino first verifies that your bank account details and documents are reliable before approving your withdrawal requests. This information must match the information in your online casino account. It is therefore advisable to provide a casino with your exact personal information. This includes your :

  • Last name
  • First name
  • email address
  • date of birth
  • gender
  • phone number, etc.

The majority of online casinos are trustworthy and ensure the security of your personal data.

The decision of online casinos

When your account information does not match your documents, the online casino may conclude that you have more than one account. This is normally not allowed in these online gaming centres. They may also believe that you have intentionally lied. In either case, the result is a loss of your winnings, assuming that you have tried to divert the attention of the online casino.

Selecting a casino without doing your homework

There are a lot of online casinos and it is not so easy to choose which one to play at. Most of the time, the welcome bonus makes the majority of the players abandon one casino over another.

However, there are some key points to consider when selecting your online casino. These include the gaming license, the effectiveness of the live chat, weekly and monthly withdrawal limits. Other things to consider are the variety of games, withdrawal and deposit methods.

Failing to read the casino's terms and conditions

Before starting their journey at an online casino, most players make the mistake of not reading the terms and conditions. They are then surprised when the casino makes a decision against them.

It is important to remember that the terms and conditions page is specifically designed for online casino players. Therefore, you should read the information on this page carefully when you register with an online casino platform.

Online casino bonuses: learn how it works

There are many other common online casino mistakes, but there is one we would never forgive ourselves for not mentioning.

There are free bonuses, welcome offers and casino free spins that are well worth it, certainly. However, like all advertising it is imperative that you know exactly what you are getting, and how.

To be clear, in order to understand how casino bonuses work, always check:

  • the bonus percentage (double deposit or match bonus = 100%),
  • wagering requirements (playthrough, wagering),
  • wagering limits, deposit/withdrawal limits and slot machine restrictions

Although all the detailed information is found in the Terms and Conditions section of the casino, you should have free and easy access to the same information in the Bonus Usage section as well as on the Promotions page of the site.

By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. After my high school diploma in economic and social sciences , I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behavior. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBack Casino.