As technology improves every day, we’re consistently being bombarded with ideas of how to make money online – more often than not, through spam emails. While my blog provides you with a number of ways to legitimately make money online, I decided to pursue a slightly less conventional way of making money – online gambling.
Indeed, there are many ways of making money online that involve something of a gamble, such as Forex trading, but this one I decided to try out just for fun. It was quite an eye-opening experience, and there were a few lessons I learned along the way too.
Do your research
After scouring the internet for a while trying to find a site which would give me a good return on my investment, I eventually settled with Springbok Casino. Their three-reel slots game was particularly alluring, but I made sure I had a look round the whole site before committing any money. After doing some reading on online gambling forums, I learned that you really have to do your homework if you want to get the best deals. A good online gambling site should provide ample customer support and have clear-cut payment terms which are visible on the homepage.
Know your limits
It goes without saying that you should never bet more than you can afford to lose, but after putting this into practice, I also learned that you should limit more than just your cash – you should also put a time limit on your game play. This makes sense for a number of reasons; for one, you obviously cannot lose money if you are playing for a set amount of time; moreover, you are not alienating yourself from everyday activities such as spending time with family.
Use parental controls
If you have children in the house, and choose to gamble using a home computer as opposed to a mobile device, you should always ensure that strict parental controls are in force on your computer. Make sure that nobody in your household has access to your credit card details and do not save any information – thankfully, this is a lesson I learned not from first-hand experience, but from the unfortunate tale of one parent whose son spent £1,150 on his XBox Live account unwittingly – it can happen to the best of us, so keep your eyes peeled!
Strictly speaking, online gambling should not be seen as a way to make money, but rather as an occasional leisurely pursuit which can offer the added bonus of a big win every now and then. Yes, indulge yourself, but make sure you follow the lessons I learned in order to play responsibly.