Casino Online - Steady Source of Income?
Is it possible make a steady income by gambling online at web casinos online? Possible, yes. Probable, no. And the definition of "steady income" has to be clarified. Many people steadily make extra pocket money gambling online, and most of these are people who have developed a good poker game and play in online casino tournaments. Making a comfortable living through online gambling is exceedingly rare.
In web casinos online, you can play games like blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and others. You're playing against the house, which always has an edge. If there weren't a house edge, casinos (land-based or online) couldn't stay in business. Typically, if you want to gamble online, you upload funds to the online casino, play the games you're interested in, make bets, and cash out any winnings. You fund your gambling accounts with a credit or debit card, and cash winnings generally go right back on the card.
But if you live in the US, you have this problem: most US banks prohibit the use of their cards for internet gambling. If you're an American and try to use credit cards at web casinos, you'll usually be rejected. Fund transfer sites like Moneybookers and Neteller no longer will serve US residents with online electronic money accounts. Prepaid casino cards, Western Union, MoneyGram, and wire transfers will work with some, but not all casinos online.
There are a few free online sites that offer jackpot games. This type of web casino online actually gives you tiny amounts of money you can gamble with, but you have to watch ads in order to do so. Once you've amassed enough winnings, you can spend some of them to avoid watching ads, but basically, you have to put up with the online ads in order to play there. The winnings start tiny (0.01 Euro), but theoretically multiply rapidly. But you have to remember: the only way to consistently make money at a casino online is to own one.
Making a steady income from a web casino is possible, if you define "steady income" as "small, steady income." Making a real living from gambling is one of the toughest jobs ever, and anyone attempting to try it should have a huge "bankroll" in the form of about a year's living expenses saved up in order to give it a try. It is also not the kind of living where you can think short term, as in, "I need to win at blackjack tonight so we can go to the beach this weekend." Gambling can be brutal in the short term, even for those who come out ahead in the long term, and those people are rare.
Finding web casinos that are not scams and that actually pay is a matter of spending time doing online research before signing up with any web casino online. Fortunately, there are numerous forums where you can find out exactly what people's experiences have been with various casinos online. Don't neglect this step. If you sign up with a crooked casino online, you could have your money taken before you play that first game.