How to Sign Up and Play Online Slots

September 7th, 2006 3:49 pm EST

If you are new to the world of online gambling, you may be a little confused as to how to go about starting. Nobody is born with this knowledge, everyone had some growing pains when they first starting gambling on the net. But luckily, the King has already experienced a wealth of online casino action and can help. By carefully reading and following this guide, you will have a pain-free and well-informed entrance into this exciting world of online casinos. Every step for choosing the best casino for you and then signing up for it is discussed here so that anyone can join in the fun.

1. Decide on an online casino: This is actually the hardest part to starting online Slots play. There are literally hundreds of online casinos on the internet, all with different themes, layouts and focus games. In fact, some of these online casinos focus exclusively on Slots, which we will get into a bit more. The biggest thing here is to decide if you ONLY want to play Slots, or if you have other interests. If you are positive you only want to play Slots, then you might want to look into a Slots-only or Slots-intensive site like Super Slots. If you want to play other games like Blackjack or Video Poker, and then find a site that you like that has lots of Slots but also these other selections. For a more comprehensive look at how to decide on a casino, see the article “Choosing the Slots Casino that is Perfect for You” right here on this website.

2. Visit the Casino: You do not have to sign up as soon as you visit- take a good look around first. You will want to be familiar with the layout, graphics and other things. They may have a ‘preview’ section where you can take a look at screenshots from select games. Another great piece of advice is to take advantage of any free or demo games that they may offer. Many online casinos now have play-for-free versions of their software. While all games may not be available for this type of preview, it is still the best way to see if you will truly enjoy the experience of this particular casino without signing up and making a deposit.

3. Sign Up: Once you have previewed and chosen an online casino, you can then begin to play. But first, you must sign up. You need to decide if you want to download the full casino (usually a fairly small download) or if you want the Flash version that does not require a download. A Flash casino usually does not have all of the games, but if you choose Flash initially, you can always switch later to the full download version, and vice versa. Once you choose which version (usually called a ‘platform’), you can then begin to fill in all information that they ask for. This is the usual stuff when opening any type of online account- name, address, phone number, e-mail address, etc. Be sure to give complete and accurate information- they need it to send any cash and prizes you may win!

4. Make a deposit: This is where the money comes in. Though a few online casinos may give you free bonus money without making a deposit, this is very rare. In most cases you are going to have to make a deposit, and then get some free bonus money on top of that from the casino after your deposit is credited. There are many different ways to deposit money. You can use a third-party system like NeTeller, a credit card directly onto the site, send in a deposit by wire or bank transfer, or in some cases even a personal check is accepted once cleared. Each casino is different and you should make sure you pick one that has a deposit method that you approve of. For a more comprehensive look at types of deposits, read the article “Deposit Choices for Playing Online Slots”.

5. Claim Your Bonus: The King has never heard of an online casino that did not offer some sort of online bonus. While some are fairly small, others can be quite large. The amount of bonus you get is usually dependent upon how much you deposited. Once you make your deposit, there are several ways you might have to go about claiming your bonus. Sometimes it comes in the form of an instant credit, which means nothing further is required of you and you can simply continue to play. But most online casinos will ask that you fill out some type of form or e-mail someone in order to claim your bonus. You usually need your account name and number in order to do so, so make sure you have them handy.

6. Place Your Bets: That’s right- it’s time to start playing the Slots! If you follow the five steps noted above, you should now be ready to begin playing. If you have any other questions about playing Slots or the types of online Slots that you may encounter, you can always refer to the articles on this site for the most comprehensive online Slots information on the web.