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Online casinos can be divided into two main groups based on their interface:
Web-based online casinos
- Web-based casinos
- Download-based casinos
Web-based online casinos are websites where users may play casino games without downloading software
to the local computer. Games are mainly represented in the browser plugins Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Shockwave, or Java and require browser support for these plugins. Also, bandwidth (fast internet connection) is needed since all graphics, sounds and animations are loaded through the web via the plugin.
Download-based online casinos
Download-based online casinos require the download of the software client in order to play and wager on the casino games offered.
The online casino software connects to the casino service provider and handles contact without browser support. Download-based online casinos generally run faster than web-based online casinos since the graphics and sound programs are located within the software client, rather than having to be loaded from the Internet. On the other hand, the initial download and installation of a download-based online casino client does take time. As with any download from the Internet, the risk of the program containing malware does exist, but ReviewsArena do the best to protect you from malicius software.
What to choose?
Some online casinos support only second (download-based) option so if you wanna play you have to download and install the software. Other online casinos offers both option so you will need to decide what to choose. If you think that you will gamble more often then I recommend you to download the software and install it. When you will want to play you simply run the program and you are ready. If you just want to try how it looks like then choose "instant playing" (web based) option. I also recommend that you choose web based option if you think that you can't install the software or if you maybe think that software contains malware, spyware or anything else. Playing on a Mac (Machintosh) computer can be achieved by playing the web based version of the casino.
Downloading the software or instant (web based) playing?
All online casino sites looks pretty much the same. Look at the picture bellow to see what I mean:
Click on picture to enlarge it.
As you can see on screenshot I marked three different things and put the numbers from 1 to 3 near them.
1. Popup Window
- usually when you visit online casino sites a pop up window appear. So You can download the software by clicking "Ok" or "Download" or something like that button. If not appear don't worry about that.
2. Flash Version
- no download needed. For web based playing choose this option. Just click on it and you can start. Other words for that is for example: instant play, no download needed, play without download, play now etc. If you can't see anything related that usually mean that they don't offer instant play option so you will need to download and install the software.
3. Classic download button.
If first two options are not available then this one is.
Installing the software
After you choose one of the 3 downloading options You will see something like this:
Click on Run button and downloading will begin. Once your software is downloaded you will get similar window on the screen or installation will begin automatically. If you will get window on the screen click Run again and wait until installation is complete.
Once software is installed succesfully just run it by double click on the icon in the desktop or find the program in your Start menu. Then you have to decide between playing for real or playing for fun option, so you will see something like this (picture bellow):
Choose playing for real if you want to play for real money or playing for fun if you just wanna try. You will also need to register if you playing for the first time. Thats easy and will take you a few seconds. You will need to choose your username and maybe fill the form with any other basic information about yourself.
Thats all you are ready to play now.
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