How to Play and Gamble Safely at an Online Casino
Playing at an online casino is safer than ever
Online casinos became a reality in 1994, when Antigua and Barbuda passed the Free Trade & Processing Act that allowed licenses to be granted to organizations looking to open online casinos. Microgaming, a software company on the Isle of Man, developed the first fully functional gambling software in tandem with CryptoLogic, an online security software firm, which assured safe transactions for gamblers.
Online gambling grew quickly from fifteen websites in 1996, increasing to 200 in just one year. A published report revealed that online gambling revenues had exceeded $830 million in 1998 alone. Within six years, the estimated number of people participating in online gambling grew to eight million, and continued to grow despite ongoing legal challenges to online gambling.
Today, online casinos are as popular as ever, attracting as many as 1.6 billion gamblers from all over the world to create a $46 billion industry. With those kinds of numbers, safety and security are number one priorities for us at Ignition Casino. We take it seriously otherwise we would have no business being in the game and our members would rightfully gamble elsewhere.
Yes, we have created an online casino with tons of fun, easy-to-play games – from your desktop or your mobile – but our commitment to player security is absolutely solid. That’s a promise.
What’s your game? Are you skilled or just lucky?
When choosing to play in an online casino, gamblers must consider whether winning is the result of skill or luck. Veteran players will say that it’s both. Some casino games require some skill and a bit of luck to result in a win. Many games are all luck, while few games are all skill.
Blackjack and video poker players use strategy during gameplay to increase the chance for a win. But if you understand that there’s some luck involved with those strategies, you can be more successful at your favorite games.
Slots, craps and baccarat are games of luck
Slots are considered games of chance because they require no skill. Place your bet, push the button and good luck. You win. You lose. Random number generation (RNG) means you have no control of the spinning reels, so there’s no way to predict the outcome. That doesn’t diminish the fun slots offer. These are games anyone can enjoy for hours. You have fun and maybe pick up a bit of extra cash. What’s not to like?
Craps relies on a roll of the dice. Pretty hard to strategize the gameplay, but you could smarten up your betting strategy to increases your chances. Some players say the best strategy to win at craps relies on bets that minimize the house edge and give you the best odds. Others say every time you have a winning pass line bet, raise it 30 percent and take double odds. Your mileage may vary. We recommend playing a practice round or ten. Good luck!
In baccarat the skill that outweighs the luck of the draw is your betting strategy. Veteran players say always bet with the banker because the bank hand puts the house edge in your favor. Some even say to avoid tie bets, which favor the house by a lot. Again, practice makes perfect.
Blackjack skills lead to wins, luck leads to big wins
Everyone knows that the objective of blackjack is score higher than the dealer without going over 21. But you need some skill in this game. Knowing which combination of cards to hold, when to split a pair, when to hit, when to surrender… this knowledge turns blackjack into a game of skill.
When playing blackjack, you need self-control– not always easy. To have a better winning percentage than just leaving the game to chance and making uninformed decisions, you need to know when to hit or stand. Remember, in blackjack at Ignition, we force the dealer the stand on 17. You don’t have to do that, which is where your skill and a little luck come in.
Poker is also a game of skill and luck
The luck of the draw requires the skills to know what to do when you’ve been dealt garbage or a pair of twos. Learning a new online game is starting from scratch. Everyone sort of sucks when they’re just starting out, making the wrong moves and getting owned by experienced players. The trick to getting through this awkward stage as quickly as possible is to learn the basic fundamentals of poker strategy, which we have for you right here.
Ignition is all about your security
At Ignition Casino, like most trusted websites, we use an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to encrypt private information you share with us. Only you and our staff can see it. Look for the padlock icon in your browser’s address bar.
We always put privacy and fairness first at Ignition Casino. In addition to our security measures, we advise you follow this simple checklist:
- Don’t open any suspicious emails or follow links sent by unfamiliar sources.
- Every now and then, clear your cache and cookies from your browser.
- Always adjust your security levels for the most favorable browsing conditions.
- Always disable auto-completion for websites that hold bank account or private information.
Choose a secure form of deposit
Deposit methods can vary from one account to another. But you can make your deposit using a debit, credit or gift card, a voucher code, online payment provider (Zelle), or use Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash, which is 100% free of additional fees at Ignition.
Be aware that if you use a credit, debit or gift card, they are not 100% guaranteed because some cards carry restrictions imposed by the issuer or your financial institution.
Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash
At Ignition, we are constantly looking for ways you can fund your account quickly and easily. Cryptocurrencies expand the number of options we have for you and they are super advantageous at Ignition, where your betting is always transparent, safe, and convenient.
Bitcoin casino transactions usually have much faster processing times and lower fees than other online payment methods because banks and investment companies (who constantly have their hands in your pocket) are not involved. Using Bitcoin when gambling protects your identity and allows you to deposit and withdraw funds anonymously.
Plus, at Ignition, we offer generous bonuses for cryptocurrency deposits. And it’s so easy to do, we’ve made step-by-step instructional videos to get you started!
Our commitment to you is rock solid
Online casinos are supposed to be fun and safe. Not all of them are. At Ignition, our commitment to offer you high-quality gameplay in the safest, most secure environment is the backbone of our casino. Without it, we are out of business. So, let’s put it in writing: