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Great tips for gaming newbies 30.04.15

Playing games such as slots and bingo online is a hugely popular pursuit these days and thousands of people visit our website every week in search of fun, excitement, friendship - and perhaps even big winnings.

If you're a gaming newbie who has stumbled upon Lotto.co.uk, then don't be a stranger! Join our community and be part of it all. It's easier than you think and you could be up and running with some of our best titles in no time.

Here are our top tips for getting started on what's sure to be a fun and rewarding experience.

Create an account

It's a good idea to start by creating an online account with us, then you can start playing games as soon as one catches your eye. 

Just like with most internet-based sign-ups, we'll just need a few details such as your full name, address and email and then you can tell us what username and password you'd prefer to go by.

You'll also need to add a credit or debit card - we accept most major forms of payment, including Mastercard and Visa. When you deposit your first £10, you'll get a welcome bonus of £25 too as a thank you for joining the site.

Once it's all done, you can visit your My Account page at any time to manage your details and subscribe to our email updates. In fact, this is a good idea because we'll sometimes send promotions in which you could win holidays, cash, or cashback for games.

Choose your game type

There are lots of online games to keep you entertained, whatever your tastes, so it's probably best to have a good look around before you start to get familiar with all of those we offer.

You can try any of them for free with our handy Demo Mode too, so don't worry about committing to one you're not sure you will like.

There are Daily Free Games for a short burst of fun, or some sites offer online board games for nostalgia buffs. You can find classic arcade games for those who want to relive those childhood days of standing with their mates and doing battle with Pac Man et al, while big name games like Deal or No Deal provide an instant air of familiarity.

For anyone who likes visiting the casino, we can replicate the fun, bonuses and prizes of games like poker, roulette and blackjack - and of course, there's bingo, which needs no introduction. 

We make it easy to find your favourite in our simply lobby, so just click on your favourite category to browse and get started.

Get chatting

Online gaming shouldn't be about sitting in a room and playing on the computer - we want you to enjoy a real sense of community spirit when you come to visit.

That's why we have a dedicated community area, plus in-game chatting facilities so that you can get to know your fellow players as you go.

They'll talk to you about your day, provide a sounding board if you're on for a full house on the bingo - and even celebrate with you if you win one of our great prizes. Don't miss out on this chance to join in by being shy - bite the bullet and say hello to someone on your first visit.

Be responsible

We strongly advocate responsible gaming and so it's important to provide a few pointers on this topic to all our newbies.

Firstly, always decide before you settle down how much you want to play with - and don't go over it. Be aware of how long you've been playing and log off when you're done.

Remember that online gaming is for entertainment and should never been seen as a way to supplement your income - and don't try to recoup your losses if you don't win.

Never gamble when you're bored or unhappy, or when you're under the influence of alcohol. If you're worried about gaming becoming a problem,

If you are worried about gambling, contact GamCare at any time.

We also offer lots of functions to help you play responsibly, including daily or weekly limits on deposits and time off your account if you request it, during which time you can't log in.

Our professionally trained staff are here to help you with any queries about gaming, your account and anything else you might encounter as a newbie, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - just get in touch if you need help.

Welcome, and have fun!

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