What’s fun in the casino can be even more fun online! Games of Blackjack, tense rounds of poker and even casino slots are all good choices for a bit of online fun that could land you some cash. But while most people wouldn’t think twice about doing this at a casino, doing it online feels like a dangerous risk because they’re never sure if the site is legal or not. Fortunately, we’ve put together this helpful guide that can make choosing a safe site a lot easier.

Before you start looking into the site itself, you need to have one in mind. With so many to choose from, trying to find the one that’s right for you is a daunting task but if you aren’t very knowledgeable about the various sites on offer, it’s probably best to stick with what you know. With a well-known site like Betfair, you can be sure that the site is both legitimate and comprehensive. It’s always worth considering using a well-known company; after all they’re well known for a reason. If you’re not sure about a particular site, a quick check of the reviews will give you a better idea how the site matches up to the others on offer. It’s an easy way to get an impression what sort of site you’re dealing with and how well they match up to other big names.

Naturally, you might still have some doubts, but these can be quickly sorted by finding the license for the site. It’s usually attached to the about us page, but the license will let you know that the site is indeed a legal one and that the software on offer is also fair. There might well be a separate page listing the software’s licenses but if a site doesn’t have a license or software licenses, they could well be both illegal and planning to trick you out of your money. After you’ve confirmed the site has a license, it’s worth checking through the terms and conditions too to make sure that you agree with all of them. After all, these are the rules that are going to affect all the games you can play on this site, you’ll want to make sure the site is playing fair. The last thing you want to do is to win big and not be able to withdraw the money for a month.

As long as you keep these things in mind, picking an online casino should be a relatively risk-free choice, provided you don’t do anything like open multiple accounts and invalidate the terms and conditions (it might be tempting with those sign up bonuses but we would strongly advise against it). As long as they’re licensed and the terms and conditions are in order, there shouldn’t be any problems but remember- it’s up to you to gamble responsibly and have fun!

And to help you remember these tips, we’ve prepared this short animation: