As of 2022, we can get virtually every service and every form of entertainment delivered to us without ever needing to leave home, from food to movies and everything in between.

This also extends to online casinos and betting sites, which have grown to be equal to bookies and physical casinos as one of the dominant power in gambling of all kinds. Here in the UK, it’s an industry worth billions, thanks to the vast amount of online casino options available.

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The Basics of Online Gambling

The nice thing when you’re starting out playing cash games online is that most of the big names you’re familiar with have made the jump to digital, like Paddy Power and many others. The full catalogue you’d get in one of their physical locations is on the site, so you can play free bingo, try out a range of slot games or a host of other games in one place. This is just one of the tools available to bring in new players, as many gamers look to try before they buy.

The best part though, is that you likely already have all the equipment you need already. Going by the latest statistics available from 2020, the percentage of adults in the UK who own a smartphone was just under 90%, and smartphones are by far the most common way to play. The vast majority of modern slot games, table games and bingo titles are mobile-friendly, so you don’t need anything too fancy to get going.

The Types of Games Available

As we’ve mentioned before, games can come in a lot of different shapes, and it is a case of choosing what you want to go with. Take slots for instance. Do you want to play games themed around Al Capone, space adventures or cats? All of those are covered with at least a few titles each. Want to play games in Ancient Egypt? The huge catalogue means that players of all tastes will find something that will appeal to them.

Even bingo has dozens of options available, with lots of varieties you may not even expect. Then you have the more unusual titles, such as the live game shows, complete with a live host, chat features and more than emulate being on the casino floor in Vegas. If you’re one of over 40 million British people who now own a VR headset, you can even enjoy these games in other ways.

There is a whole range of casino game shows, and a lot more coming, that use both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, or more practically the integration of digital graphics alongside the live video. There are games where the host will spin a real, physical wheel and kick off a bonus game which is 100% virtual.

Where to Get Started

Research is your friend when it comes to online casinos, and the best place to start is looking at things like the game libraries, welcome bonuses on offer and what the customer support is like. While there are a lot of other factors to consider, these should give you a good starting point when you’re making your comparisons. Remember, the most important factor is to just enjoy where you’re playing.