Things to avoid when playing online Slots

Online slots in the UK are getting ever more popular, and between 2017 and 2018, the revenue from these games at was an impressive £2 billion. Yet although they are fun and people love to play them, there are some things that you are going to need to avoid when playing to ensure you have a good game and a good experience. Read on to find out more.

Unlicensed Slots

Although the government has been doing a lot to stop illegal casinos from operating both online and offline, there are always going to be some that slip through the net. So it’s always worth your while to check that the casino you’re playing slots in is a legal, licensed one. Casinos receive their licenses from the UK Gambling Commission, and you can check with them as to which casinos are good to play at.

Having No Budget

Unless money really is no object, you really need a set a budget when you’re playing online slots. It’s easy to spend a lot of money quickly, especially since you can visit an online casino at any time you want to. Ideally, before you log on, you should set aside an amount of money you can afford to lose. Once you’ve used all that money up, it’s time to stop playing. Any profits you’ve made can be set aside for next time (or used to completely change your life if it’s a big win) and if there are no profits, then at least you won’t have used your rent money or next food shop to play with.

Having No Time Limits

When you are playing slots online, time can run away with you. After all, they do say time flies when you’re having fun, and this seems to be the case when it comes to playing these fun games. You might find that if you don’t set a time limit, you start to miss important appointments and other commitments, and this can lead you into a lot of trouble. Set an alarm before you start playing, and when it goes off, you’ll know it’s time to stop.

Not Knowing The Slot

Although slots are generally the same the world over in terms of the way they are played, each individual slot will often have its own quirks, especially when it comes to the bonus games. It is a good idea to practice the game before you start spending serious money on it so you know exactly what it is you are meant to be doing. You can sometimes do this in demo mode, meaning you can play as you would normally but you wouldn’t have to spend any money. Alternatively, you can play as normal, but spend the smallest amount possible. In some games this is as little as a penny. The more confident you become, the more you can spend.

Not Using The Bonuses

Pretty much every casino you go to is going to be offering some kind of welcome bonus, whether it’s a matched deposit, free spins, or something else to help you play for longer. Take advantage of these offers when you can as they will give you more money to play with, and the more you play, the more chance you have of winning. If you’re worried about the withdrawal regulations for each bonus, make sure you check them out beforehand – sometimes you need to have spent a certain amount of money before you can take out the winnings you got from playing with the bonuses, for example.