FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

I answer some of the most common questions I encounter on this page.

Which casino sites should I use?

This really depends on your personal preference, but I tend to use non-Gamstop sites as I’m based in the UK and prefer to take advantage of the larger bonuses and prizes. This isn’t for everyone, but it’s my top tip! If I had to choose one site, Fortune Clock Casino wins by a small margin.

How did you become a “gambling expert”?

By mistake! I studied linguistics at Lancaster university and worked as a journalist for the best part of ten years. I’ve always loved risk taking and therefore stumbled into the world of gambling. I spent time on sites like this one to pick up some tips.

What’s your favourite casino game?

Slots! It HAS to be slots! I can’t even really place my finger on why, there’s just something about them. If you’re just starting out, I recommend playing some slots first. They’re designed to be simple to pick up for beginners and can be super rewarding if you’re lucky. Book of Ra is one of my favourites for sure.

Is it illegal to count cards at a casino?

I get this one a lot. It will depend largely on what part of the world you’re in. It’s often perfectly legal to count cards, but it’s very likely to be against a casino’s policy. Basically, don’t get caught! Casinos have every right to throw you out of their private establishment if they have reason to believe you’re “cheating”. After all, their main concern is how much money they can make from you.

I’m new to online gambling; what should I do?

If you’ve never done this before, I’d recommend taking advantage of the demo versions of some of the classic games on a recognised site. Also read this article. This will give you the opportunity to get to grips with how the games work without risking any real money. It’s also worth setting some limits for yourself in terms of how much you’re willing to spend. This can be a phenomenal hobby, but you want to make sure you’re playing within your means.