For players that are new to online casinos it is important to know that most online casinos offer their software in 2 forms:
Download – where a player first downloads the full casino software on to their computer and then signs up to open an account. When a player downloads the online casino software they have full access to all games features and betting options.
No Download – also known as Flash version or instant-play, this is a version of the software that works on Flash technology and doesn’t require downloading the full online casino software on to your personal computer.
The No Download version is usually limited and will not offer all games available on the Download version of the same casino. Some of the betting options will also be limited and the No Download version is usually recommended to new players wanting to try out the casino before downloading the full software. When you download the full casino software it will always update automatically when you open it so any new features added or changed by the software provider will be automatically updated to your installed software.
You will also always have the option of removing the installed online casino software from your pc. All you will need to do is go to your program manager and choose to uninstall the software. This procedure varies depending on your operating system (Windows, Linux, etc.) but is usually hassle-free and takes a couple of minutes. So don’t be afraid to download the online casino as you always remove it with great ease.
Another advantage the Download online casino has is better graphics and sound quality and this is usually due to technological limitation that Flash technology has and will also depend on the type of internet connection you have. The No Download version also has its advantages; it is easily accessible from any pc and if you travel a lot and do so without a personal laptop; then you will have the option of accessing your account on the Flash version and playing from any pc. Overall once you have familiarized yourself with your online casino it is recommended to downloaded it and open an “real money” account. Once you have done so you will have access to your account from any other pc on the Flash version.