1. Choosing a casino with low wagering requirements will take less time and lower the risk. It is essential that you check out the ‘terms and conditions’ of any bonus offer by clicking through to the casinos promotion page and then the ‘terms and conditions’ page. The important parts to note here are the WAGERING REQUIREMENTS and the EXCLUDED GAMES (normally roulette). Though the bonus list is generally kept up-to-date, it is still very important that you check yourself. Generally the terms will say something along the lines of ”the deposit and bonus must be wagered X times before withdrawal”. If is says 5 times for instance and the offer is ‘deposit 50 get 50 free’, then this means that 500 must be wagered before you withdraw.
2. Choose between the download and the no-download OK Casino (sometimes called flash or java) versions. Over a 56k standard modem a download will take around 25 minutes and about 2 minutes on a broadband connection. ‘No-download’ games should load up pretty quickly although the game-play is often slower. If you choose to download then remember where you’ve saved the file and when it has finished double click on it and choose to save it to the directory it suggests. If you are using an Apple Mac it’s quite likely that you will only be able to play the no-download (flash/java) versions.
3. Register a ‘play for real’ or ‘real money account’. Remember to fill out all the correct details and the address where your credit/debit card is registered to. If you are offered a choice of £ or $ play, and if the bonus offer is the same for both (which is usually the case), it is advisable to pick £ (GBP) if you have a sterling bank account- there are unlikely to be any transaction fees and the bonus will be worth over 50% more. Make sure you make note of your account name/number. The software will run slightly quicker if you have a broadband or network internet connection and ALWAYS remember to turn the sound off from the options menu as this significantly speeds up play. If you have downloaded the software, it is also advisable to change the video options (generally in the options menu) to either ‘run in window’ or ‘standard resolution’ to improve the speed and the graphics.