Checking the questions that are asked by other players can be quite helpful to anyone who is looking to learn more about how the gambling world works. This is why we have gathered for you some of the most commonly asked questions.
Do I have to play for real money?
No, of course not. Every reputable online casino offers a play-money mode, in which you can try most of its games. And once you feel ready, you can switch to real-money games.
How safe is the encryption?
The latest SSL encryption is used for all data and banking transactions. Now, TSL encryption is used to protect users data. Also, the RSA – one of the first public-key cryptosystems is used for secure data transmissions.
The winnings that I make while gambling online, are they taxable?
Yes, they are. Any winnings that you make from online gambling are taxable. (Check with your local jurisdiction)
Will the casino report the winnings to the IRS?
No, casinos will not report it to the IRS, but you are on the honor system to report these online gambling winnings.
Are these winnings taxable if I am gambling on an offshore casino?
Yes, it does not matter where you are gambling, any income from online gambling, regardless of its location is taxable.
How do you access an online casino that’s blocked in your country?
There are only two ways we know of.
The legit way is to access the casino from another country that’s NOT blocked. But we don’t think that’s what you’re asking.
To access a blocked site from your country, the only way we know of is to use a VPN. This routes your IP through a tunnel IP from locations all over the world.
However, we don’t recommend doing this.
Are all payment methods free of charge?
Usually, all deposits and withdrawals at reliable online casinos should be free of charge. However, sometimes it may occur that small fees apply, as it could be the case for credit cards. Make sure you check the fees as well as the processing period, before choosing a payment method. There are also situations in which fees may apply due to the currency in which you set up your account. If the currency in which you play is different than the currency of your bank account, exchange fees may apply. This is why we recommend you select the same currency as your bank account when you create your new-player profile. Also, if you have a PayPal account and you plan on using it as a banking method, the currency should be the same for both accounts. For more secure and easy to use internet methods, like PayPal, Moneybookers and Neteller, additional transaction costs may apply. While charging your account may be free of charge, cashing out to your PayPal account is subject to fees which depend on the amount of your withdrawal.
If I play at an online casino, will I still be able to get my winnings through Neteller or by a bank check? If not, are my winnings worthless?
Neteller works just fine. Banks will likely accept the check because casinos do not print letterheads on checks. The winnings come in the form of a generic money check.
How do I know that the games at the casinos are not fixed in the favor of the casino?
Big-name online casinos are examined and audited on a regular basis. If you’re trying to choose an online casino, make sure you look into its auditing and testing history to make sure it has been properly regulated by trusted firms like eCOGRA. Also, licensing from a reputable gambling authority also guarantees fairness.
Why do casinos attach betting requirements to their promotions?
Casinos aren’t stupid: if they did not have betting requirements, players would just make a deposit, play a few hands and withdraw their deposit and the bonus, which would bankrupt the casino in no time.