What is it that makes online gambling websites good or bad? The view point will change from person to person but here are some key aspects you should look for in any online gambling websites.
We all want to deal with trustworthy companies and online it is hard to make that decision so easily. Some people think if a site looks professional then the site is reputable, I can go on to elance and get a professional looking site for $100... Mostly online gambling websites have to be reputable to survive, but let's face it sometimes you don't know a company is untrustworthy until you have a problem. The easiest way to check credibility of online gambling websites is to type their name into Google and go through a few pages of results and see what people say. Do not trust ANYONE who has a link to the site in their review as they are probably affiliates who make money off the site, but pay attention to the rest.
This joins into trust really, you need to go for large sites as the smaller online gambling websites just do not have the credibility - what if something goes wrong? What if they close up shop and take all your money? The best way to find big online gambling websites is to type 'online casino' or 'online poker' etc into Google. The results at the top are big players, it takes a lot of money and skill to get to those positions, that little backstreet casino website will not be able to compete with the big boys!
3. Offers freeplay option
Some people go to online gambling websites for fun and some go to make money (yes, you can if you play poker). Now if you go for fun you definitely want a site that allows you to use 'play' money so you can just have fun. However I only ever use sites that have a freeplay option even if I want to make money - this is because they will get far more people signing up, and because I can brush up on my skills at those tables for free, try new techniques etc.
4. Offers the games you want
Now this sounds almost ludicrous, but you would be surprised at the diversity of the games out there, and if you have a particular game in mind then it is best to find out exactly what your chosen online gambling websites offer before you sign up. One quick tip, if you want to play Texas Hold'em poker then you are much better off signing up to a dedicated poker site than using a casino type of site, as I found out the hard way!
So in conclusion then you if you follow these tips and only use large, trusted online gambling websites that offer exactly what you want, then you should have a much more fun and much less stressful time gambling online. Take heed of bad reviews online though, some casinos are so large now that they are not looking after their customers...