Getting Started With Slots & UK Casinos

Visiting an online casino for the first time can be a little daunting. Here are a few tips and suggestions to get you started and hopefully make your casino trips enjoyable and profitable.

1. Choose a Reputable Casino

Loquax features big brand casinos like Coral and William Hill plus quality sites like Jackpotjoy. We're confident these sites are safe, secure and that their customer care is of a high standard.

2. Use No Download Casinos

If you're worried about downloading casino software onto your computer, then choose the no-download casino options. Most top casinos have a choice of download (software) and no download (flash) casinos so the choice is yours. Many sites are now also mobile friendly so you play on phone or tablet usually without having to download an app.

3. Try It Free First

You can test out the games at many casinos for free either with a no deposit bonus or free slot spins! You can also play at some sites (for example, Sky Vegas) as a guest purely for fun and it won't cost you a penny. A trial run will give you a feel for the game and will help you decide if you want to spend your money on it.

4. Use Bonus Money

Most casinos and gaming sites will offer you an incentive to join. This usually is in the form of a matched deposit bonus (e.g. 100% matched deposit means if you pay in 10, you'll get 10 as a bonus). Unfortunately the casinos don't allow you to withdraw the matched deposit - you do have to spend it in the casino! Also you need to watch out for wagering terms.

5. Be Sensible

Only gamble what you can afford to lose! Keep track of time and how much you're spending. Set yourself limits (financial, time, or both) and stick to them. Casino games should be fun. All sites should also allow you to set a limit and they'll remind you if you hit it!

6. Be Alert

Keep an eye on your stakes! Multi line slots for example charge a stake for each line. If you're playing a 5 line slot like Cleopatra at 50p a line one spin could cost you 20x50p. Gamble sensibly!

7. Look Around

There's a temptation to just jump in, make a deposit and get playing once you've sign up with a new casino or poker room. But take a few moments to look around and read the terms. Familiarise yourself with the lobby, where the games are and also any bonus or withdrawal issues. A few moments at the start can save a lot of hassle later on.

You may also like our guides for roulette, blackjack and craps.

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