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Six Great Tips for Online Gamers

There are many differences between playing at an online casino and playing at a land based casino.  Some are obvious such as that you never have to wait for a seat at the table or a video slot at Intertops Casino.  In this article we’ll give you a few less obvious tips that will help make your online casino gaming at Intertops even more fun.

Betting Systems Don’t Work

There's a big difference between a betting system and strategy.  Strategy involves the best way to proceed in a game.  As we have stated elsewhere, best strategy is based on the probablilities. You'll win more if you follow the best strategy.  A betting system is an attempt to win, based on a method of betting that defies statistics.  There are many betting systems.  The most famous system is called the Martingale but none of the systems work. The reason betting systems don't work has to do with the way games are developed for online casinos and how they are presented.

Everything is virtual at online casinos so they need a way to play card games without real cards, roulette without a real roulette wheel, and craps without real dice.  Actually, this is all part of the magic of online gaming that countless millions of people like.

Online casinos use a Random Number Generator (RNG) to determine every result in every game.  Incidentally, the games we all play on terminals—slots and video poker—use an RNG at land based casinos too.  At an online casino the RNG determines the outcome in every game.

The RNG is simply very sophisticated software.  We have our RNG examined often by an outside company.  This is standard procedure at reputable online casinos.  The RNG treats every hand and every spin as a separate entity.  Essentially, it is impossible to say that a number is "due to come up" in roulette, as an example, since every spin is independent of every other spin.

The bottom line on the RNG is that it is the straw that stirs the drink at Intertops and that it makes it impossible to devise a betting system that works.

Some Games are More Volatile than Others

The term volatility is often misunderstood.  In simplest terms it is a combination of the frequency of wins and the possibility of getting a really big win.  For example, progressive jackpot games are more volatile than regular slots because of the money needed to build the jackpot.  That means that, while you can win really big in a progressive game, you might find it more fun to play a different slot where you win more often but have no chance for a six or seven-figure win.

Good money management applies here as well.  In order to win the progressive jackpot, you have to bet the maximum on the winning payline.  In a game with many paylines, that might be out of the financial reach of some players.  The same applies to multi-hand video poker.  Since you need to bet the maximum in order to win the big extra bonus for a Royal Flush, it might be financially out of reach for some players to play multi-hand video poker.  However, regular video poker still has the best return to player rate of all online casino games which is why video poker is becoming perhaps the most popular online casino game.

Intertops Online Casino is Always Available

It is a very curious fact that many people begin gaming at Intertops after they have played casino games on land for possibly many years.  There is a very different psychology to gaming online or on land and many new online gamers bring their psychological attitude toward gaming with them when they move from land based gaming to online gaming.

In short, the psychology of land based gaming is that we have only one or two days at the casino so we have to get as much gaming in as possible.  In that way, on land gaming quickly devolves into gambling.  When you play at an online casino, the casino is there for you whenever you want it to be so you can always keep the proper perspective that gaming is gaming.

This idea is one of the primary drivers of the mobile gaming boom.  In desktop gaming, the casino is available whenever you are near your desktop computer.  With mobile gaming, the casino travels with you rather than having you travel to it.  Mobile gaming has made gaming even less like gambling simply because of the comfort and convenience it provides.

The tip here is that online gaming is far more suited than land based gaming to keep the game in the activity.  If you treat online gaming as fun above all else, you’ll find it much easier to manage your bankroll and your time to your benefit.

Manage Promotions and Bonuses

One of the big perks that online casinos can offer is slots tournaments.  These are low cost “competitions” where it costs next to nothing to enter and the prize pool is commensurately small.  In other words, slots tournaments are basically a way to play slots just for fun!

No land based casino could allow its slots terminals to be taken over by hundreds of slots players playing essentially for free.

Bonuses

Another giant advantage online casinos have over land based casinos is bonuses.  We can offer large deposit bonuses because you can use the bonus money at your leisure.  Every bonus comes with a wagering requirement that is a factor of the bonus.  If our wagering requirement is 35x, you have to bet 35 times the bonus before you can take out winnings.

It might take you several weeks to complete the wagering requirement for a large bonus.  Online you have the time to do so but at land based casinos you don’t.

Play Leisurely

This is actually one of the more counter-intuitive aspects of gaming in general.  We tend to think that if we go to a land based casino for a long weekend we’ll be on vacation.  We can sleep late, eat at sumptuous buffets, take in a show, walk around and play at our leisure.

The reality is that at land based casinos people play more than they do at home.  We talked a bit about this phenomenon above.  At a land based casino, players want to get in as much gambling as they can in a day or two.  Of course, players sleep but they tend to sleep less than they are used to sleeping and sleep at strange hours.  That’s because land based casinos don’t have windows or clocks.

Players on land also eat, of course.  They eat quickly and they eat at odd hours.  They may gamble all night and eat supper when they should be eating breakfast.  Land based gamers often don’t feel so well from improper eating and sleeping.

Land based gamers often drink alcohol to the point at which it causes them to make poor gambling decisions. 

When you play online, you play for less time but more often.  You sleep when you should sleep, eat when you should eat, have a drink after gaming, and go to work when you should go to work.

Online gaming is gaming in a much purer form.