Gambling is one of the largest industries in the world, and with launch of online casino sites at the turn of the millennium, more and more people are being introduced every day. Users can even enjoy games found in casinos in the joys of their own home these days.
Etiquettes for gambling in casinos remain largely the same on online casino sites, though there are a couple of differences.
One of the most important things you should do whilst playing casino games online is to respect the other players in your game. Unless you play casino games at the ‘highest level’, everyone else at your online table (including you) is usually playing for fun and hoping to gain a few extra quid. If you are able to chat with other players, a quick welcome is a good way to communicate with everyone at your table to give the game a nice relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
It is also important to remember that the casino and its games aren’t out to get you. The majority of casino games, such as poker and blackjack, are based on skill. If you manage to win a game, it’s because of your skill and knowledge of the game, not luck. It’s just the same for other players if they manage to beat you. The online game is just the same that you would expect to find in a brick and mortar casino.
This brings us onto the next point – don’t be jealous of other players. With your own money on the line, tensions are always going to be high, and as a result, emotions can quickly take over. As mentioned earlier, respect is an important part of online casino etiquette. Showing signs of jealously can certainly come across as disrespectful and needs to be avoided at all costs. Obviously no-one likes losing, but showing jealousy and sending aggressive comments to the winning player is disrespectful and in some cases could even get you banned.
For players that are in a game with live dealers, it is vital you show them the same respect as you would if you were in the same room as them and tip them accordingly. In most cases, you’ll find that the dealer wants you to win and sometimes offer genuine advice to novices to improve their game. Although they are paid by the casino, dealers tend to make large amounts of money through the tips they receive. In theory, dealers should want you to win as it means they are more likely to receive a tip. Online casino players should also remember that although the dealer is employed by the house, he doesn’t control the rules or rig the game, so shouldn’t be on the end of any insults and aggressive comment. In short, treat the dealer with the respect that you would want.
In conclusion, casino etiquette all comes down to respect. Virtually everyone that is playing (or dealing) in online casino games are there to enjoying the gambling experience. It is obviously going to be frustrating losing and seeing others winning, but if you show respect, it will make everyone’s experience more enjoyable.