How to Make Online Gambling Fun!

OK, so online gambling is already a lot of fun, especially if you have the habit well under control and on spending beyond your means (see the Help and Support section on the side of each of our pages if you need help here). But you can take your online gambling fun to the next level with a few helpful ideas.

One of the biggest problems with online gambling from a fun perspective is that it doesn’t quite add up to the experience of a real-life casino. The atmosphere in one of the large City casinos in the UK is something that everybody should experience at least once.

Unfortunately, land-based casinos are losing ground. An ever-increasing number of casinos are closing all the time. In the not too distant future, it may well be that there are no casinos left for us to visit…ok, perhaps a little bit of an exaggeration, but many of us will have to travel a fair distance to reach our closest casino.

That means some of the fun has taken out of gambling. But you can make online gambling fun by recreating some of the atmosphere of the bricks and mortar casinos.

Here are some of our ideas…

…Get the accessories right

First things first, you need to get the accessories right. What sort of things do they have at the casinos? Well, some ambient music is a good start. Choose classical music or dance music because this can help you focus better and make better decisions.

Next, you need to get your snacks and drinks in. Peanuts, beer, crisps – whatever it is that you like to snack on when getting in the mood for gambling.

If you’ve got a friendly girlfriend or boyfriend, you could get them to come around and ask you how your evening is going and if there’s anything they can get you.

Alternatively, if you don’t have anyone that accommodating, and let’s face it, I don’t think many people do, the next best thing is to buy a robot vacuum cleaner (e.g., a Roomba) and attach a giant Barbie or Ken doll to it. It will then look like a pretty person walking around your room.

You get the idea: you need to do those little things that will make the place feel more fun.

Invite your friends over for an online gambling session

One of the things that make gambling less fun is when you do it alone. In fact, it is probably one of those things where if you find that you’re doing a lot of it alone, then you may have a problem. Getting other people involved is a great way to make online gambling fun.

You can play together and the best bonus here is that you can gamble larger amounts of money together and split the winnings between you. Be careful here that you play with people you trust because it can cause arguments. But if you set the rules early on, you should be fine.

Some games are better to play together because it adds to the fun. My personal favourite is bingo. It seems a bit silly if you’ve never played it before – everyone thinks about blue-rinse grannies, but it’s fast-paced and entertaining. I’m sure I win more at bingo too.

But there are still lots of other online casino games that are fun to play with friends, poker is another great one.

Switch on chat (and maybe start a Discord)

If you don’t have any friends or the ones you do have don’t want to play, then you can always choose a casino that has chat facilities and talk to strangers. Just as people do with online gaming, people can make friends at online casinos. It’s easier to do this at casinos that offer live games.

And the great thing about live casino games is that there are open 24-hours so if you work nights or you have an unusual sleep pattern you’ll find that there’s always someone about to have fun with.

So if you’re looking to make your online gambling fun, think about incorporating the above advice.

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Making Gambling Fun!

Harvey Dickenson

Safe Gambling Specialist

Harvey Dickenson is our safe gambling specialist. Harvey is a recreational poker player and an expert in online casino safety, cons, and scams.

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