Beginners Guide to Online Casino

If you’re just starting out as an online casino player, negotiating your way around the website needn’t be a confusing process. At Unibet, it’s all laid out in a logical manner and there are guides to each section to help you on your way.

In this article, we will give you a general overview of our casino while showing you where to find specific information that goes into greater depth on certain subjects. We’ll turn you into a casino expert in no time but for now, we need to start at the very beginning.


Getting Started

The Unibet website has links to all of our platforms so, if you’d like to check out our sportsbook, bingo rooms, poker or lottery then feel free to do so. We are here to talk about casino, however, so the obvious starting point is to click on the relevant link. From here, you can access all of our slot and table games from one easy page.

Rather than overload our customers with information, this area of the site is split into logical sections. At the top are our own picks which include titles that are popular with our existing customers and underneath are some specific recommendations. These will develop based on your own gameplay and will continue to suggest games that we think you’ll love.

Casino developers are introducing new games on a regular basis and we don’t want our players to miss out. The next section lists new titles that have arrived on our schedule in recent times. A set of slots and table games will follow and then we hit some very special sections.

When you’ve gained some experience at the slots, you may well want to aim for the biggest paying games including Mega Moolah, Dancing in Rio and Journey to Mars. These are listed under ‘Jackpots’ but we suggest you play more basic slots before tackling these. With that in mind, why not play some slots that are exclusive to Unibet. The next section includes titles that you won’t find anywhere else including Wildchemy, Tiny Terrors and Relic Hunters.

This part of the site continues with Video Poker options and finally, there is a link to all of the available games at our casino. It’s simple to follow and the perfect way for beginners to get acquainted with the website. It's also a popular optin amongst our players to start out with some kind of bonus like the one you can find on our casino promotions page.

Other Sections

Having digested the main casino page, take some time to look around the rest of the site. There are useful guides that will help you gain a full understanding of our main table games - roulette and blackjack. A guide to playing the slots is also available for those who like to spin the reels.

When you’ve gained some experience, there is a host of slot tournaments that you can enjoy across the week that allow you to go head to head with other Unibet customers. That’s for the future but for now, we’ll continue to keep things simple.

Get to Know the Lingo

As you’re making your way around the site, you may notice some terminology that isn’t all that familiar. Casino play can have a language all of its own and one of our missions here at Unibet is to bust that jargon and to keep things simple.

We have published a separate glossary of casino terms that will guide you through some of the more common words that are specific to the tables and the slots. Take a moment to read through and get acquainted and, you can also navigate to the Casino Guides that are accessible from the Unibet homepage.

If you don’t know your wilds from your scatters or your flops from your rivers, it’s important to get accustomed to those, and many other terms before you start playing for real.

Take us for a Test Run

All of the table, card and slot games at Unibet are available as free demo versions so you can test them out before committing to real money stakes. Whether you’re interested in roulette, poker, blackjack or any of the hundreds of slot titles on our list, all can be paid for free by clicking on the demo play button.

With no stakes on the table, you won’t be in with a chance of landing cash wins but, this is a perfect way to get used to a game that you like the look of but are unsure over the mechanics. Play as many demo games as you like before switching up to the paid stakes version whenever you feel comfortable.

Don’t Dig Deep

Now that you’ve read through the first half of this guide, you should be ready to play for real but even at this relatively advanced stage, there is no need to break the bank. Our slot and table games come with a range of staking levels to suit all budgets and all levels of experience.

From just a few pence, you can be playing the slots and still aim for some big slot wins while taking on the dealers at the blackjack table or the croupiers at the roulette wheel. Ultimately, the decision is yours but as a beginner, we recommend playing games that offer a starting stake point up to around 50p. That’s modest enough to stay within your limits but it remains at a level where some high payouts can still be achieved.

At this point, it is worth mentioning that some slot machines will need you to lift your stake to the maximum levels to be in with a chance of winning progressive jackpots. However, as we mentioned earlier, those games should be reserved until you’ve built up some game time experience.

Why Unibet?

We’ve taken you this far and, having gained a good opening education in regards to casino play, you are now free to take that knowledge and use it anywhere on the ‘net. Of course, we hope that you stick around at Unibet but why should you choose us?

Firstly, we can guarantee your absolute safety while playing online. It may be natural for new customers to be concerned about their financial and general personal details but our secure guarantees are in place. Full details of our security and encryption systems can be found by clicking here but in short, we use the latest SSL certificate which is issued and verified by Trustwave. Your payment details are encrypted and only sent to us once. If you want to know more, please read the safety section in full but please be safe in the knowledge that we guarantee that security.

We also take great pride in our customer service and there are a number of ways to get in touch should you have any questions. In the first instance, search our bank of frequently asked questions which is comprehensive and laid out in a logical order. If you need any extra assistance, contact us or click through to ask our friendly Unibet community.

How do Slot Machines Work?

Another question asked by beginners surrounds the fairness of casino games and of slot machines in particular. This query is answered in great depth in another of our guides relating to online casino myths but we’ll address it again here.

Firstly, all slot machines must have an identifiable and verifiable Return to Player percentage. Frequently abbreviated to RTP, this is the average amount that will be returned on the slot in question. For example, a game with an RTP of 96% will return 96p for every £1.00 staked. For random games, that average is determined over a minimum of 100,000 spins so that’s a big capture.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that you are certain to get 96p back for every £1.00 wagered. This is just an average and you are likely to finish either above or below this mark.

That average is made up from payouts that are produced entirely at random. Once again, full details of how returns are made can be accessed but to be brief, all wins are produced from a random number generator (RNG). This literally delivers results at random so no-one can accurately predict or even second guess when a win is going to come in. This generator is tested and approved by Technical Systems Testing who are an independent body located in Canada and they are approved by the industry regulators.

In summary, we take the questions of security and fairness very seriously at Unibet. We want you to have responsible fun online but rest assured that we’re here to take care of your for as long as you remain an account holder.

Over to You

If you’d like to obtain more advanced information on playing at the tables and slots, be sure to check out our guide on becoming a casino guru. In the meantime, you now have enough knowledge and wisdom to start your journey.

Keep checking back to update yourself on this information and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any further help.

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