We focus a great deal on World of Warcraft here, but the truth is girls who enjoy online gaming have many options beyond WoW. The Internet gaming community is growing rapidly every day, and one result of this is that there are seemingly unlimited forums in which gamer girls can enjoy a bit of interactive competition. And one of the most enjoyable types of online gaming, these days, can be found in the Internet casino industry.
Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat: casino gaming online isn’t legal everywhere (in fact, in the U.S. it’s illegal almost everywhere). However, some online casinos do offer you “play money” options, so that you can still enjoy simulated gaming, and odds are that casinos are gradually legalized in more and more areas.
Now on to the fun stuff. Getting into online casino gaming can be a blast, but it also requires a strategic approach. So here are five tips for girls who want to try their hands at online gambling!
Set A Limit
This is the #1 tip for any gambler, but is particularly important for those gambling online, where you can spend more money with the click of a button. The Heavy news and entertainment site recommends setting a limit for your gambling (as in, how much you’re willing to spend, or perhaps a number of losses at which you’ll stop playing) and sticking to it no matter what.
Know Your Games
This may sound obvious, but in many gaming environments the best way to learn is just to dive in. For example, it’s hard to properly prepare yourself for a foray into WoW by reading or studying in advance. It’s best for first timers to simply jump in and learn along the way. Gambling games are precisely the opposite. Rules, tips and strategies are of the utmost importance, and it’s important to know your games in advance.
Find Beginner Environments
There are dozens of prominent online poker rooms and casino environments, but some cater more effectively to beginner players than others. The Bet Fair poker site goes as far as to offer beginner player packages and detailed instructions on getting started at the site, all of which can be helpful for a girl who’s new to online gambling. Jumping into a complex or expert environment can be a bit overwhelming when you’re starting off, so keep an eye out for tools and perks like these when you’re finding sites to play at.
Ignore The Movies & Television
For many who are just starting out in online gaming, the prevailing image might be that of Matt Damon bent over a dramatic card game in the film Rounders, or of a high stakes summer poker game on ESPN. Try to erase these memories and expectations. Films and high stakes tournaments are designed for drama, and keeping them in mind can make you play a bit recklessly!
This has emerged as a major issue for online gamblers. Basically, it’s simple: online casino games require your full attention, and while it’s fine to throw on some music in the background, or chat with others in the game, multitasking and diverting attention can be disastrous for your gaming! Translation: don’t be pulling out your smartphone between poker hands every couple of minutes, or you will miss out on important bets and game trends!
Again, you’ll learn more as you play, and a lot depends on which specific games you get into. You may prefer blackjack to poker, or you may simply stick to online slot machines or roulette. But these tips for getting started with online gambling can help in any game, and should set you