Gambling Online: Should You Play?

Should You Play Online?

Here are three questions you should ask yourself first:

  • Can you afford the money you'll be gambling with? If not, Don't Play.
  • Will you keep good records of deposits and withdrawals? If not, Don't Play.
  • Do you think you may have a gambling problem or addiction? If so, Don't Play.

My own experiences playing online have been almost entirely favorable. The few transactions where I experienced problems were frustrating and somewhat time consuming. But they were fortunately rare. I keep records of all my transactions so that I can easily follow-up on any errors. I've made a decent profit by taking advantage of the generous bonus offers. And, surprisingly to me, I found playing online to be a lot of fun. This year, I played more hours online than I did in land-based casinos, although my average bet size is a lot lower online. I expect to be a regular at some of my favorite sites for many years to come. Maybe I'll see you there.

Disclaimer: This site is supported by advertising from online casinos, so...

Why have I just spent this time telling you the good and bad side of online gambling? I think this industry is going to continue to grow, and I think its reputation will improve as the better casinos gain market share by treating their players well. If and when you do decide to play, I'd like you to consider this site to be a source of accurate and relevant information about gambling online. And, hopefully you'll choose one of my ads to take you to a casino. Even then, if you follow my blackjack strategy advice, my advertisers are unlikely to make much money from you as a player. That's fine with me. I'd rather provide accurate helpful advice and recommend reputable casinos here than make money by duping players into foolish strategies at questionable sites.

Best of luck at the tables, -Ken-

Since passage of new legislation in late 2006, my current recommendation is that you do not gamble online if you are located in the United States. Eventually I hope that we will see legalization, regulation, and taxation of online casinos in the US.