Even though online casinos are some of the most attractions on the web many of us don’t know how they work.
There are several types of casinos operating online but the three most popular varieties of online casino are down-load based casinos, web-based casinos and live casinos. The most common online casino is the download based casino which has players download special software that allows the player to quickly access the casino. Most online casinos use downloads because they’re faster and require less support. The major internet casinos all seem to have gone to downloads.
Web-based casinos are casinos that operate entirely on the web, the player simply logs onto these and begins playing. The problem with these casinos is that they are slower and may not work with all computers.
Live or live based casinos allow people to bet on a live card or gambling game taking place in a real life casino. Live video of the game is taken using a web came and streamed over the net. Players at home and players at the casino can bet on the game. Live games are usually played to get around laws banning purely electronic casino action.
Most online casinos use a special software called randomness control based on the Secure Harsh Algorithm family to ensure that the games are random. This software ensures that nobody knows the outcome of the game until it is actually played. At honest online casinos players are actually allowed to check this software to make sure the game was honest after they play.
All online casinos are based outside the United States because paying an online bet electronically is illegal in the US. Online casinos usually let players play games for free but don’t pay off on such games. If a player does want to play for real money he or she usually has to put up a deposit. The deposit gets the player a line of credit he or she can apply to games.
A popular kind of credit offered at online casinos is a sticky bonus. This bonus gives a player credit usually matching the amount initially deposited so if the player deposits $1000 he can get an extra $1000 in credit. The player can only take $1000 in money out but can bet the extra $1000 online.
Players should be leery of rogue casinos, these are fraudulent online gambling debts that cheat gamblers.