The allure of online casino apps is easy to understand, especially when your local isn’t exactly the Monte Carlo Casino, rather, a dingy little underground spot that smells faintly of urine and broken dreams. But without the immediate human to human contact that real world gambling has to offer, it’s easy to become disenchanted with the cold touch of your iPhone and the tin can cheers that it offers whenever you score a few bob. So I’ve put together a little list of rules to follow, to maximise your fun and keep you out of that light tight basement down the road.
Vitamin D deficiencies aside, there are a lot of other reasons why playing online is a boon. The convenience of it is the first thing that springs to mind, followed closely by being able to create your own atmosphere with a sexy glass of red, a comfy couch and your pick of the tunes. But the most exciting thing for me is, like anything with technology and the ability to connect to the internet, is the almost unfathomable amount of choice that it offers you. This can seem somewhat daunting at first, but once you’ve done your research it’s easy to figure out which casino app for your iPhone is best suited to you. With a lot of them offering up free trials, you really can give them all a ‘spin’ until you find your sweet spot.
With the possibility of winning big, it’s very easy to get carried away, especially when you can’t get the fantasy of eloping with your boss’s daughter and running into the sunset, hundred dollar bills flying out of your bags, out of your head. Perhaps that’s just me, regardless, my point is, is that if you’re not careful it can sometimes be a little too easy to just keep hitting that ‘play’ button. That’s why it’s not only important to set a limit as to how much you’re willing to lose and quit once you’ve reached it, but also to limit the amount of time spent playing, as the hours can start to slip away if you’re not careful. I suggest no more than 1hr per day and to avoid using it to keep boredom at bay whilst on your commute to work or killing time in a waiting room.
Finally, to come full circle and properly address the first problem that I brought up about the lack of human to human contact. Take advantage to the online chat rooms available, get to know the people at your poker table and flirt with the lucky ingénue that just joined blackjack. Because playing with friends is always more enjoyable than competing with strangers.