Online gambling has been on a crazy run ever since the launch of the first real-money online casino in 1996: evaluated at approximately $75 billion, the global online gambling market is projected to double by the middle of the decade and triple by 2030. Around 1.6 billion people gamble at least once a year, whereas 2 billion people gambled at least once in their lives.
From 3D games and live casino games to blockchain and virtual reality, the bandwagon of online gambling is so tempting that it’s almost impossible not to jump on it at some point. But wait…what if you have a very limited budget, say, $10? Would that be enough to play or at least to make a few spins or dice throws?
Luckily, even $10 would do as long as you know how to get the most out of what online casinos offer. Details? Here you go: we’ve asked Aleksandra Maj, a gambling expert from KasynoHEX, about the low-budget days at the beginning of her career, and she responded with overarching advice on how you can squeeze the most out of every dollar allocated for gambling.
#1 Find Casinos that Accept Small Deposits with No Fees
Before utilizing your money, you have to deliver it to your casino account. At this stage, you are interested in two things:
- Does the online casino accept small deposits? If it doesn’t, proceed with your search – there’s plenty more fish in the sea.
- Are there deposit fees? Most casinos do not charge deposit fees, so chances are your casino won’t charge fees either.
Now that you can deliver your ten bucks without fees, you can check for bonuses.
#2 Look for Small-Budget Bonuses
Renowned gambling sites like Slottica, Vulkan Vegas, Energy Casino, and Spinamba Casino usually offer pretty lucrative bonuses for newly registered users and regulars alike. Look for:
- No-Deposit bonus. Getting your hand at a no-deposit bonus would be just brilliant: first of all, the bonus is given to all newly registered users; secondly, you don’t even need to deposit your $10. You can grab the bonus just like that and even save your money for some other casino. On the flip side, no-deposit bonuses are always small – no more than $20 – and usually must be played through. Also, a deposit might be required before you can withdraw the bonus and the winnings from it (if any).
- Welcome bonus. More often than not, a welcome bonus is a percentage (50%, 100%, 200%, etc.) of your first deposit. The only thing to check is the minimum deposit for the welcome bonus: some casinos do not grant welcome bonuses for deposits smaller than $20.
- Free spins or free chips. Free spins or free chips may be offered as a full-fledged welcome bonus or a part of it. In both cases, make sure whether ten bucks is enough to get the reward.
Small-budget bonuses will not add hundreds to your deposit, but they can double or even triple it so that you could have more money to try and win something.
#3 Select the High-RTP Games and Play with the Smallest Bet
If you’re a fan of a certain title, it might be reasonable to play it without considering the mathematical side of it– after all, we all gamble for pleasure, aren’t we? But if you don’t have a favorite game, then it would only be wise to choose the one with the highest RTP (return to player) or the lowest House Edge, and here’s why:
- An RPT of a slot indicates the amount of money you are expected to win in the long run. In slots like Ugga Bugga, Jackpot 6000, and Mega Joker – all with an RPT of 98.8% or higher – you only lose one cent out of each dollar wagered, which means you’ll likely be floating around the breakeven point for pretty long.
- A house edge is the advantage of the casino in games other than slots. Among all games, blackjack has the lowest house edge, around 0.5%, so you might as well start off with it, especially if you are determined enough to learn at least some basic strategies.
Betting-wise, you can prolong your game if you stick to the lowest bet value and do not activate too many paylines in slots. There are bazillions of slots and games with the minimum bet of one cent only, a good starting point for a novice.
Last but not least, do not forget that
gambling is addictive regardless of how much you spend on it. If you’ve revealed symptoms of gambling addiction in yourself or your loved ones, immediately ask for help at international – Gamblers Anonymous, BeGambleAware, GamCare, etc. – or local problem gambling organizations.